I appreciated the warm welcomeI appreciated the warm welcome from Esti and loved the delicious salad of seasonal vegetables (plus perfectly seasoned and grilled chicken breast) .
The patio is a gem with beautiful view.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCommanding harbor viewSam's can be tricky to find, but it rewards persistence. It sits on top of Louis Boston, giving it the feel of a ships bridge overlooking the harbor. A quirky (in a good way, if you are adventurous) wine list complements modern takes on classics. Though I'm not a fan of the burger (the two thin patties mean medium to well are about the only options) the take on a tuna melt was outstanding. House cured salmon is a standout starter.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHealthy foodThe quinoa salad was crunchy and wholesome and very flavorful. Parking is limited but free. Sam's is consistently good.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCouple of glitchesAtmosphere and view are amazing. Food was great. Service was questionable. We were sat at a table (we had a reservation) then told to get up because someone else was waiting for that table. We were seated again immediately but at a smaller table. There initially was no bread ready to be served and we were served the wrong wine.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular viewThe view of Boston Harbor is on a par with the excellent and innovative food. The spring parsnip purée soup was sublime. Everything we ordered was great but the soup was a shining star!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant ExperienceCreative dining offerings - excellent
A little noisey inside but the outside deck was very pleasant with great views of Boston Harbor.
Reasonably priced offerings
Great Bloody Marys
Wait staff on the ball.
Yes, will be a "go to" place6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at Sam's.We had a great time at Sam's. The food was very good, the service was great and the views were wonderful.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this placeI go to Sam's a lot and every time it has been top notch. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgable and the food is interesting and perfectly prepared.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, inside or out.We went on a beautiful sunny day. When you make a reservation, keep in mind that they do not always have the tables to honor inside vs. outside - I'd probably call if you want an outside table reserved. That being said, the windows in the place are so huge that sitting next to the open windows is just as good as being on the deck! The food was delicious and fairly priced. Our server seemed a bit overworked by having too many tables but still got our orders just right and was decently attentive to what we needed.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have fun at Sam'sWe always have fun at Sam's and it has become our family's favorite hangout!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique FindWent here after attending Bruins game with girlfriend and my two teenage sons. The boys did not care for the atmosphere or the menu but were both pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. Both myself & my girlfriend enjoyed the view and the view ! Will deffinatel go back with another couple and leave the boys at home :)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall Great But Not for ChattingThis place has awesome Boston Harbor views, good food, service, and moderate prices; however, if you want to talk and catch up with friends the noise level is deafening. Can't hear yourself think... We went on a rainy night so there was no one outside and it was crowded and loud, would definitely try again when the sun is out.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is consistently good...
StaffFood is consistently good...
Staff friendly... and great!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMInnovative menu with a great viewA group of us dropped by Sam's for a farewell lunch for one of our colleagues. The service was prompt and helpful without being intrusive, and everyone really enjoyed their meals. Sam's has a nice range of innovative entrees, salads, and sandwiches. The view of Boston Harbor is unbeatable.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful all aroundA friend recommended the spot when I was looking around for a restaurant my husband and I could go for our wedding anniversary.
We were greeted very cordially, and seated at a table with a view. I had made a special arrangement to give the host wine glasses that I'd had engraved for him, and the waitress brought them out with the wine we ordered. The staff's service was friendly, not stuffy, and very attentive.
It was a misty evening, which to me makes the sea all the more romantic. There was a fresh peony on our table. Great bread, whipped butter, lovely salads, and though we ordered burgers, they were excellent, particularly the mushroom-tofu burger. We had a great Malbec to accompany the fantastic meal.
We cannot wait to go back.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just LOVE Sam's! The foodWe just LOVE Sam's! The food is delicious and unique, not pretentious but truly special. The view is unparalleled, and the deck is the best place for lunch or summer cocktails in all of Boston. Service is always (we've been there lots of times) both friendly and accommodating, and the parking is free. Seriously, it's just the BEST!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, gorgeous viewsI knew the view would be great, but the food was so much better than I expected. Everything brought to our table was fresh, and well executed. The flat bread was amazing. Everyone has a flatbread, this is different, I swear. Additionally the space feels casual and fun, and the servers are very, very friendly. Overall, it's a great choice for very good food in a lovely setting.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's First TimerI finally made it to Sam's and wonder what took me so long. Great menu in a stylish but not stuffy environment. All with Sam's now-famous waterfront view on Boston's inner harbor. I'll be coming back!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront GemWe had a great Birthday dinner for our daughter's 30th. The view, of course, is spectacular. The food is very good and comfortable. The scene is also comfortably upscale and definitely not stuffy. A really fun evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gem on the WaterfrontNorthern Ave has changed since all the new buildings have arrived. The street winds behind the larger buildings so it's tricky to find Sams. Once your there , the view is spectacular! Great lunch spot..easy parking and great staff. You must be willing to be a little daring and try a BLT with fried egg or some other unusual combination. We loved it!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's is a quiet gem of aSam's is a quiet gem of a restaurant. So looking forward to the open deck steps away from the harbor.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDate nightI hadn't been to SAMs in over a year. And was just as excited to return.
Food was great and love they offer blankets when the outside
Temp goes down. Sad I didn't order a burger as they have some of the best in the city.
Bar seemed to be under stocked with core brands. Host seemed to be a little frazzled for a normal
Thursday night. Still over all
A great experience and will return soon.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeFirst time here and had a great brunch with family.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as alwaysEverything we had was delicious, and as always, service was on point. Favorite restaurant in the city, hands down. We were seated right away, our server was knowledgeable about the menu, and everything came out perfectly.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat view, good food and servicefantastic views, interesting menu, excellent service. difficult to locate the restaurant as it is blocked by construction. worth the effort5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMhot smoked salmon with risotto,hot smoked salmon with risotto, quinoa salad, lemon custard dessert, very fresh sourdough bread were all fantastic! Service was outstanding - friendly and smart.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMReally good healthy fabulous viewA great place for a view along with a very attentive staff. Interesting menu and excellent food.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a first date.Perfect for a first date. Sunday brunch is highly recommended. Jim Bloody Mary a must order4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA do not miss!!!!Love this restaurant! Dedication to impeccably prepared fresh food with amazing service to match! The warm greeting when you arrive starts off an amazing experience. This is one restaurant that does not sit back on their food because they have a great view! Thank you! We love you SAMs!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent, and the view was outstanding. I thought it was a little noisy (I like my restaurants quiet).4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront succulentOne of the best dinners I've ever had. Superb cuisine and outstanding service.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food....and service...butLoved the food....and service...but it was almost impossible to find - hidden behind construction. The waiter was terrific and the food delicious but the neighborhood leaves something to be desired.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's has it all!Sam's has it all: Great food, personal service, spectacular view, friendly atmosphere, an easy-access location (and we are from the South Shore). These are experienced and caring restauranteurs who know what it takes to make a fabulous evening for their guests. We choose Sam's for entertaining out-of-town guests and our customers, for family celebrations, romantic evenings and casual summer lunches with a sea breeze and a waterfront view of Boston.
Cary Wolinsky, Trillium Studios4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most challenging featureThe most challenging feature of Sam's is finding it! Sam's is located on a side street tucked behind buildings and fences in South Bosston. Signage is very poor. We walked all the way around the building, finally deciding to ask a clerk in the store on ground level where the restaurant was. When we opened the door to speak to the clerk, we finally saw our first Sam's sign! Once you've found it, the location is spectacular with extraordinary views of Boston Harbor. The space is very noisy however. Come to Sam's not for the adventure of finding it nor for the view; come for the food! A very creative menu and every dish was perfectly prepared. I had the wonderful salmon while my husband had "the best duck" he's ever eaten.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch on the deck in the summer.We like Sam's for lunch. This time we had a dinner reservation. The place was full, lively and laud. Our table was ready. I had venison. It was cooked as I ordered it but extremely salty and somewhat over spiced. The wine is expensive but that is not unusual. For lunch I had the burger a few times. Great. Overall, I can recommend Sam's for the location (overlooking the harbor), the service but probably not as a culinary experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Sam'sAwesome spot on the Harbor. Summer is fantastic, great views and outdoor seating. Love this place because all the pieces fit: the staff is cordial, professional and smart. The food is very original, simple and delicious. For instance they have a baked chicken with quinoa that is so tasty, but very simple. The salads are interesting, big and filling. Nice tea selection as well. One of my all time favorite spots - especially for lunch. They also have a nice way of getting you in and out, quickly, but not feeling rushed.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great table withWe had a great table with a terrific view, which I had requested as my dinner date was celebrating a birthday. The wait-staff was attentive but not rushing us. They even surprised my companion with a birthday treat that we both really enjoyed. I can't wait to go back and sit outside!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always great, butFood is always great, but the noise level is very high.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time!We had a wonderful time! The special tuna appetizer was amazing and the salmon entree a home run! So glad we went! We'll be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOften the food in a "restaurantOften the food in a "restaurant with a view" doesn't live up to its surroundings, but Sam's, for the most part, manages to avoid this problem. We had an excellent meal: the raw oysters were outstanding and the duck and smoked salmon entrees were almost as good. The only misstep was the lobster fritter appetizer which-while pleasant tasting-did not contain much/ taste much like lobster. Portions were generous, service was pleasant and efficient on a busy night. Special kudos for the management's willingness to share the source of the wonderful bread they serve and for the waiter's willingness to honor my request for a "half pour" (at half price) on a second glass of wine. We will happily return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile your food is great andWhile your food is great and the atmosphere super cool, what catches my attention the most at Sam's is the outstanding service. It is so refreshing to walk in to a restaurant and be greeted by a smile and quick conversation welcoming your guests! We were seated immediately and immediately taken care of by our server.
I love the atmosphere and can't wait for the patio this summer! Thank you for recognizing that not only is food important in your success but also your service! We will be back!!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool space, food is reallyVery cool space, food is really good too. Great views of the harbor & the patio is a nice treat in the summertime.11/24/2012 12:00:00 AM