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Chez Sami - Downtown, Lubbock, TX

Chez Sami - Downtown

4.6
4.6
47 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (806) 516-5721
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jon Walter
  • Catering
    <br />With a focus on creating a memorable dining experience, Chez Sami's catering menu features a variety of exquisite dishes crafted with the finest ingredients. From hors d'oeuvres to multi-course meals, their culinary offerings can be customized to suit your event's theme and dietary preferences.<br /><br /><br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Chez Sami, located in downtown Lubbock, offers an exceptional catering experience for private events. Whether you're hosting a corporate gathering, wedding reception, or a special celebration, Chez Sami's catering services are designed to impress and delight your guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Lubbock
  • Cross street
    Crickets
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Next to the bus station
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Texas Panhandle

    Good for business meals

  • Texas Panhandle

    Innovative

  • Texas Panhandle

    Romantic

  • Texas Panhandle

    Good for special occasions

  • Lubbock

    Best Overall

  • Lubbock

    Best Food

  • Lubbock

    Best Service

  • Lubbock

    Best Ambiance

  • Lubbock

    Best Value

  • Lubbock

    Good for business meals

  • Lubbock

    Good for groups

  • Lubbock

    Good for special occasions

  • Lubbock

    Most Booked

47 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Jon is the absolute best. The atmosphere was incredible as well as the food. A gem in Lubbock Texas for fine dining.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner celebrating Mom - special appetizer was not small so we skipped a salad and went directly to entree

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  3. JoanieC

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was GREAT ! We took a friend out to dinner for his Tech graduation, and he really enjoyed it. Nice place to celebrate any special occasion. The service was outstanding.

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  4. desLakeLBJ

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well prepared, presented and had the perfect balance tastes. Nice variety of items to choose from and well received by each guest. Atmosphere is comfortable and able enjoy very good table conversation. Liked the French culture of mixed patterns of dishes, silverware, chairs, etc to make a home comfortable dining experience. Definitely a must try and retry when in Lubbock. A gem of a restaurant for any foodie or someone who wants to extend their dining experience. Thank you Chez-Sami, keep the wonderful food coming.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to have date night. Excellent elevated food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always an awesome experience, if you’ve never experienced Chez Sami, stop reading reviews and book your reservation!

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  7. BizGroup

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was so kind and courteous. The meal was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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  8. KeriB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is an always amazing and just a wonderful date night experience. Chef Jon is a wonderful chef and he walked around to all of the tables to check on everyone. My waitress Lynn was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu. I had the Lobster Gnocchi and it just melted in your mouth. We will definitely be back!

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  9. JeffK

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prix fixe dinner was wonderful! So glad we had the cod! Everything was delicious. Thank you!

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  10. JillB

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Loved the variety and quality. Such a neat atmosphere and truly unique Lubbock experience. Chef Jon is a creative sharing his talents everyday. Beef Wellington, Cod and Lamb were outstanding. All 3 desserts were excellent. Appetizers started the meal perfectly. It was a pleasure to take out of town friends and enjoy a relaxing dining experience. Highly recommend

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  11. RobertMagain

    Houston

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten there twice. My wife and I had lunch at the downtown Lubbock Chez Sami on April 3rd. I had the tomato basil soup, served room temperature, and croque Monseur which was mediocre. . With it I had an unexceptional but unobjectionable profiteroles. My wife had what she described as tasteless crepes. In February, We had eaten there for Valentines Day dinner. A prix fixe menu. It was a much better experience. My Beef Wellington was fine, with good asparagus. We had caviar with toast points. The dessert selection was either crème brûlée or chocolate cake. Neither exceptional. The place is byob so we had tea and water. My wife cannot recall what she had for dinner but I think it was fish. She says that everything she had was good. I agree. Service on both occasions was fine. Overall, I much preferred the dinner experience. I was pleased that Lubbock now has a French restaurant that is making an effort to bring French food to Lubbock. Next time we will try the Wolfforth location.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful! The food was fabulous! We loved it.

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  13. AustinT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. You need to bring your own wine and they charge you a corkage fee but they serve it to you. The food and atmosphere are great. A little pricier than other places but it was a great experience. The best crème brûlée

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  14. ThomasO

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    French cuisine at very affordable prices. Currently BYOB which allows you to bring your favorite fine wine instead of being limited by the restaurant's wine list. Great service and excellent food. Truly unique in Lubbock.

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  15. Puggirl

    New Mexico

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem in Lubbock! We had a wonderful meal last night. The food and ambiance was terrific. The lamb melted in your mouth and the beef Wellington was devine. Will definitely be back . So happy we have Chex SAMi!

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  16. CallieW

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Charged $10 corking fee for each bottle of wine even though the waitress never once touched the bottle, never poured the wine, didn't offer to bring an ice bucket, and actually seemed surprised we had wine when we handed her empty bottles. The food is very good but the price and relatively oblivious wait staff will make me less likely to return.

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  17. PaulF

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most enjoyable server and the food was outstanding. My only regret is that I did not try this Lubbock gem out earlier. I look forward to exploring the menu farther. What a treat!

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  18. Joanna

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizer scallop grantinee was very good. Vegetables on the duck confit were extremely salty, but the duck itself was good. The Crêpe tasted very bad, not recommended

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decided to have our Valentine’s dinner a few days late to avoid the crowds. Didn’t disappoint.

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  20. JohnA

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never got food for 2 hours. Got up and walked out.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and amazing atmosphere! We had an overall amazing experience - but were in a bit of a rush to make a concert and the service was slow. Will definitely eat there again when we are not as pressed for time.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! We have the Valentine's menu, which includes their beef Wellington. This was the second time I've had this dish, and both times it was cooked to perfection. Also make sure you get the creme brulee, so good!

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  23. TTUGrad

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent food - once it arrived. One should not have to wait an hour and forty five minutes for an entree to arrive, especially in a Prix Fixe menu for Valentine's Day. While the server was especially helpful wrt gluten-free recommendations, the 1/3 cup of "complimentary" wine and then waiting almost 2 hours without a tad more was incredulously poor customer service imho. Cello music was awesome! But the general ambiance of the place was very poor - they could do with better decor - even on the cheap - for a French restaurant. Btw, lose the mannequin- she creeped us out as well as cheapened the atmosphere. Not sure we'll return.

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  24. CLOEW

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible! It was our first time at the new location and excited to see the new place! Service was great! Loved their prefixed menu for vday! Will be back for the regular menu soon!

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  25. RobertMagain

    Houston

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster thermidor and sauce fabulous. Beef Wellington good but needed a sauce. Earl gray crème brûlée also really good. Tart au chocolate mediocre as was the bread course. Onion soup really good and tasty. Suggest that hard and small rolls with cold hard butter needs improvement. Maybe olive oil instead of cold hard butter. Hope you get beer and wine license soon. We will try again when you have a regular menu in place of prix fixe.

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  26. JackB

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend and I had a “galentines” day lunch at chez Sami and we enjoyed it very much. Great French onion soup with fresh croutons and melted cheese. She had a croque Madame sandwich and I had chicken crepes. The food was excellent and the ambience was nice. I will take my husband for a date at chez Sami soon!

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  27. Nannygoat

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely evening. So spacious other tables couldn’t hear your conversation.

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  28. Kory

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was amazing. Service was incredible. Appetizer was delicious and a great value. However, we ordered the short rib. Presentation was beautiful, but it was dry and a bit bland. For $39 it was just not worth it. We may be back to try a different entree or just go for appetizers. Also, $5 to share a plate and $4 for water was surprising. Overall, a good experience, just really disappointed in the meat for that price.

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  29. MaxW

    Amarillo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The cost is on the high side with not that much food. The wait time for food is long after you order.

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  30. wemiller

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten there twice for dinner and once for lunch. All were great. Nice lunch offering at a reasonable price. GREAT place to have a discussion and not get overwhelmed with ambient noise. Dinner menus is excellent. We have had salmon, beef and duck as well as a great chef's choice appetizer.

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  31. Pete

    Amarillo

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was magnificent, lots of flavor, my husband had the Duck and I had the Plat de cotes Braisees au vin rouge de Bourgogne, service was great, we will come back for Valentine’s Day!!

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  32. Trace

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service on all fronts. Nice atmosphere and phenomenal food. Will certainly return.

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  33. AvidTraveler

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambience and spacious setting unlike some other fine dining places with crammed seats. Meat dishes were very good quality while side vegetables were a bit simple and dry.

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  34. Billd

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have loved Chez Sami in Wolforth but we have found the downtown Lubbock location to have all the pluses of Wolforth with exceptional decor, ambiance, and overall feeling of a true 5-star restaurant.

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  35. KasMD

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Food was delicious although the menu was somewhat limited. Appreciated Kitchen for making a salad plate that was not on the menu. Really needs salad and soup.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    In a very large space, with numerous tables available, we were seated next to drafty windows. Lobster thermidor was inedible due to excess salt. Beef Wellington was cooked properly, as far as the temperature, but mediocre as far as flavor. Crème brûlée was delicious.

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  37. Crayzee

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were excited to try the new location They did such a great job — neat vibe, cool atmosphere! The food was amazing! We had several apps and 3 different entrees at the table All were yummy and well seasoned Even the short rib was a hit with the picky hubby Give them a try for a special and delicious experience!

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  38. RebeccaK

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful building, unique and amazing food, great service!

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  39. AmandaJ

    Amarillo

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a perfect experience. Our food was so delicious and our server was knowledgeable and kind and winsome. We will be back again and again!

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  40. KarenH

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly and served in a timely manner. The food, from appetizers to dessert, was tasty and beautifully presented. It’s out of my ordinary budget, but perfect for a special occasion.

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FAQs

Chez Sami - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Chez Sami - Downtown

1219 Crickets Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-4230

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Crickets
  • Neighborhood
    Lubbock
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Next to the bus station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Walter
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (806) 516-5721
  • Catering
    <br />With a focus on creating a memorable dining experience, Chez Sami's catering menu features a variety of exquisite dishes crafted with the finest ingredients. From hors d'oeuvres to multi-course meals, their culinary offerings can be customized to suit your event's theme and dietary preferences.<br /><br /><br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Chez Sami, located in downtown Lubbock, offers an exceptional catering experience for private events. Whether you're hosting a corporate gathering, wedding reception, or a special celebration, Chez Sami's catering services are designed to impress and delight your guests.
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