Nick & Sam's Steakhouse

4.7
4172 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Situated minutes from Downtown, Nick & Sam’s is a contemporary steakhouse featuring selections of prime meats as well as American and Australian Kobe and a variety of seafood. We offer a mostly American wine list of over 400 labels plus an international selection, with 20 wines by the glass.
USA Today says “well-done”, ZAGAT “very good to excellent” and a 2008 recipient of the Five Diamond Star Award.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 871-7444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Samir Dhurandhar
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Catering
Our goal is to ensure that you feel like a guest at your own event. We accomplish this by holding every aspect of each event, including menu selection, service, rentals, décor, beverages, and entertainment up to the same high standards that we apply to our cuisine.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carlisle
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Live piano player 7 nights/week in Dining Room
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4172 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Stephen was not very attentive. My husband requested his salad dressing on the side, and a different dressing than the one that the salad came with. Neither request was fulfilled. My husband ordered the filet and was not asked how he wanted it cooked. He specifically called Stephen back to request it to be cooked more on the medium side rather than the medium rare that Stephen told him all steaks were cooked to. It was medium rare at best. We ordered drinks at the bar while we waited for our table. Bartender was fantastic and very friendly. We moved to our table and my husband requested another drink. It came out after a long wait. I was never asked if I wanted another and when I was able to get Stephen’s attention to order another, I was brought the wrong drink. I ordered ketel one orange with soda. I got ketel one citroen with soda. It was my husband’s first visit to Nick & Sam’s and to say that I’m highly disappointed in his experience would be an understatement!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The steak was a bit overcooked. I should have asked for a new one. I asked for Pittsburgh rare and they missed the mark. The service was unimpressive and drinks went dry for far too long. Not a great first visit. I ate Pappa's Bros. the night before and had an outstanding experience and perfectly cooked steak.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good beef, very noisy ( hard to have a conversation at normal conversation volumes).

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Nick & Sam's is always perfection! Consistently a stand out in the Dallas restaurant scene!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We went for my birthday dinner with my 4 year old. I was nervous with bringing a toddler but it wasn't an issue at all. Our waiter Javier was awesome. The staff were all great and went above and beyond. Food was as equally amazing.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I dined in at Nick and Sam for restaurant week. We had high hopes as it is supposed to be one of the best place to eat in DFW. We are foodies and are blessed to have dined in terrific restaurants in many different countries so we were excited about it !

We were quite disappointed in the food. Let's start with the good:
- Great service - Very attentive and friendly
- Great room- We were tucked in a smaller section with some art deco style , very nice.

The not so good, the food was a let down :-/
- The appetizers were good (Choice of spicy tuna roll and baby arugula salad with goat cheese, pear, almonds etc . ). Those were well executed and tasty.
- The entrees were definitely a let down. We both got the filet. Both were cooked as ordered. But the steak was ok taste wise, I felt like Ruth Chris or JR have better steak. I am not sure if it is because during restaurant week the cut is different from their regular menu or what.
The sauce was pretty bland (Garlic Demi-Glaze). It was too watery and did not really elevate the steak.
The mashed potatoes side were ok - Nothing to write home about but the brussel sprouts were a nice surprise - I tend not too like them and those were good.
- The desserts were the biggest let down. We got the Red Velvet and the Bread Pudding.
The plating was very average, no decoration on the plate or anything, just threw the cake on it. The Red Velvet was a bit dry and the frosting way too sweet. I was expecting at least some sort of coulis to balance that sweetness . The bread pudding was a little hard on the side and pretty bland tasting.

In the end we were quite disappointed by the quality of the food. I do not know if it is because of the restaurant week menu or not. Because of that it is unlikely that we would try their regular menu if it the same quality :/

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and wine selection. Not too much privacy in the restaurant for intimacy but excellent overall.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anytime we have a special occasion Nick and Sams is our go to spot. Always on point and absolutely amazing. A hidden item menu is the Cotton candy tuna tower. To die for if you like tuna/avocado.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing and service was even better. Jackson was our server- best service!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always amazing. Incredible staff. A chef that is extremely creative. Awesome.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Sean was a great server. Of the four star restaurants in Dallas I’d say the food was “average” for my family. Nice experience but we weren’t impressed.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The prices, especially if you allow yourself to have a full meal (and I think you should) would be price-prohibitive for most people. But I also think most people know that going in. The quality of the food was truly outstanding. I have rarely had cuts of meat that were the equal of my dinner here. The sides and drinks were also top notch. It had a decent atmosphere and our waiter was very present and helpful when necessary.

The biggest downside to the ambiance is the lighting. It is stupidly dark, even for a nice restaurant. It is so dark that every staff member (or at least server) is required to carry a flashlight on them as part of their uniform. It's annoying and distracting. I often times had a flashlight in my face or brightening up my table which was more of an annoyance than not being able to see well. It was also very annoying not to see well. And then to see flashlights being popped on and off all over the dining room is also distracting and annoying and all this could be solved by turning up the lights ever so slightly so that people can at least read the menu.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and Stephen was very attentive to us. The veal was AMAZING! Filet and bone in ribeye cooked to perfection and piping hot! Sides were yummy especially the fried broccoli.
Will be eating here again!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. Friends from Los Angeles loved it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Girls night was awesome! Robert and Ryan were great servers!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful! The service was outstanding and the food was over the top!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is gorgeous and all of the staff is very friendly and professional. The steaks were cooked perfectly (we had ribeyes and filets). The quality of the beef was noticeably top notch. I felt the tuna could have had a little more seasoning although I only tried a tiny bite from a friend’s plate. It was a perfect medium rare, however. The wedge salad was a little too overdressed with blue cheese. The Caesar was very good. For sides we shared lobster Mac-n-cheese, the mushrooms and roasted Brussel sprouts. All very tasty except the sprouts were a little tough and I like the ones I cook at home better, sorry. The service was exceptional and we were seated immediately. However, we did feel a little rushed....Probably because we had early (6:30) reservations on a busy Saturday night and they expected to seat others at our table. They were booked up and this was the only time option available that would work for our group. The bill was high but what we expected. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend but tell them to book for a later time slot if possible.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The service and food were amazing!!!! When we first walked in there were a slew of ladies waiting to help us to our table. When seated our waiter Joel came over introduced him self spoke clearly and made us feel comfortable. We enjoyed when the Joel came out with the platter of meat to show us each cut and explained how they are prepared. The food was amazing!!! We will definitely go back when we are in Dallas again. Thank Joel for all the recommendations you made and help make our visits a pleasant one.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Always an incredible experience. The food last night was exceptional. One of our favorite places for sure!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Pros:
Food - was fantastic!! My Girlfriend does not like meat too much and loved the steak she ordered. My "Tomahawk steak" was the BEST! Price of the food and everything we had at the table was worth every dime!
Service - was very good and the waiters (women and men) were very attentive!
Bar - Beautiful set-up!
Staff - very friendly and professional.

Cons:
One customer talking VERY LOUDLY on his cell phone at the bar.
The price for my bar bill seemed to be a bit more expensive than expected. I paid the bill and did not complain. Realizing for ME that the best value was to order one of the great wines they have on the menu and order the great food!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Excellent food and service!! Truly outstanding!! The steaks are phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Last minute decision. Wanted a great steak. Was not disappointed. Very well prepared and the presentation was nice. Will definitely visit again. Really enjoyed my foie gras.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Food and service outstanding

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

It was wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great food. Outstanding service. Great drinks. Enjoyed the caviar bar.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great bar area - manager seems to think she's the only thing out of this world at the restaurant but the waitstaff, food and atmosphere all greatly exceed her snobbish attitude

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great service, good, music, and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The steaks and other menu items are outstanding at this restaurant! I had the dry aged Cowboy long bone steak and the deviled eggs for appetizer. The cotton candy martini is so good as well!

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1.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We came here for our anniversary and had 9 pm reservations and were not seated until 9:30. We think the server forgot it was our anniversary as they didn’t seem to do anything special, such as a candle on our dessert. The manager promised to make it right next time so hopefully next time it will be better as we have heard wonderful things about this restaurant!

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

been to nick and sams many times,, our waiter had a large table and us. I saw him once.. had to get others for food and check. He apologized to us and said I know the service was poor.. offered free desert which I didn't want. we weren't even asked if we needed more cocktails.. really poor
Will only eat at the bar again, where I know service is good. One last thing, salads were small and not up to usual size and quality.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Best place to celebrate a special occasion. SO FUN and lively. Best birthday dessert!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Everything about this night was perfect. Best steakhouse I’ve ever been to.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Service was excellent, ambiance was great.
Sadly the food was disappointing.
Presentation of food was far better than the flavor.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fantastic!!!!

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1.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Horrible service! Excellent food, slow wait staff, rude hostesses!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The service is outstanding- lots of waiters - lots of attention

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The best ribeye i have ever had. The garlic mash potatoes were perfect, and the grilled vegetables were done to perfection. The service was unbelievable.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Appreciate the Champaign and the attention on our 25th anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Exceptional experience!!!! Service and food were superb!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food and waiter was outstanding. Valet was smug and didn’t open the door for my wife.

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