Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg

4.4
759 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Sam & Harry's is about savoring the high life. Enjoy innovative cuisine, prime steaks, and fine seafood in an upscale, inviting atmosphere. Our inspired contemporary American menu celebrates thoughtful preparations of the freshest ingredients from local farms, and our Award-Winning wine program includes 250 wines by the bottle and over 50 by the glass. Whether you’re joining us for cocktails, a celebratory meal, a business lunch or leisurely dinner, our team looks forward to welcoming you.

In addition to the intimate setting of the main dining room, Sam & Harry's also offers two exquisite and unique dining entertainment experiences; The Private Dining Room, enclosed in glass, and The Terrace, our seasonal outdoor patio. Join us Wednesdays-Fridays in the summer for live music from Chicago artists
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am,
Saturday 7:00 am -11:30-am
Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: Tuesday -Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(847) 303-4050
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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
Sherman Scott
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Meacham Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Enjoy our Summer Music Series on our Terrace. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7-9.
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Special events & promotions
Chef's table available for up to 8, private dining room available for up to 28 people and semi-private dining available for up to 75 people.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Serving palate pleasing twists on traditional favorites made with farm fresh ingredients and local delicacies, Sam & Harry’s is a favorite among restaurants in Schaumburg. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sam & Harry’s is noted as a, “Best Steakhouse in Schaumburg”.

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Sun 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 7:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

What 759 People Are Saying
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent. The service was incredible. We felt very special on our anniversary. Complimentary appetizer was provided since we had let them know it was our anniversary in advance. Definitely will return there in the future. Very pleased with our choice of eatery to celebrate our day.

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BM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding everything. Food service and seating. Pricey. But not for the above! Will go back.

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g
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Entered a room as the first patron of the evening. Large room felt overwhelming

Service excellent. Food. Delicious

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Late Saturday evening reservation. Promptly greeted and seated. Hostess was attentive and service was good. We ordered their meat and cheese board and was a bit disappointed in the serving size. Steak was good, not fantastic, but average. All and all a good experience but I thought it was pricey for the selection and serving size.

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ME
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE! We met for a business meeting. This will be our official meeting restaurant for breakfast and lunch!

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Food was excellent. Wiine list extensive

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AT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I actually hate writing negative reviews. This was once a favorite of my husband and I, but the last time we were there, we knew we'd never be back. We did have an early reservation, but we were the only people in the restaurant for at least 30 minutes. When we left, there were 3 other tables, so if you are looking for somewhere to go where you'll have plenty of privacy, this is the place. The bread on the table was delicious and our server was extremely attentive and nice. I love the decor. My argument is with the price of food. The food was just extremely overpriced and they did not have a great selection. A glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc was easily 40 - 50% higher than what restaurants usually charge. Our dinner was fine, and at a substantially lower cost, it would have been a good value. We were there on a Saturday night, so I'm guessing this restaurant stays open thanks to business people on expense accounts. If you're paying with your own money, look elsewhere.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Steaks were delicious, not bad deserts.

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RC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

"new" menu not as varied as before. missing variety. food not as good.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Andrés customized our dinner to perfection.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More Gluten and Dairy Free menu items would be nice. A little pricey but food was delicious. Overcooked steak arrived at table but server took care of it immediately and correctly cooked steak was out in a short time.

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CS
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I must be spoiled by Gibson's. This place was picked because it was located in the hotel where our convention was held. I ordered a Caesar Salad, which was pathetic -- no taste, stale croutons and a huge anchovy on top (they should have asked if I wanted that). We both ordered the same steak and my friend's looked like it was twice the size of mine. How rude. The service was okay, but not real efficient at the end. The atmosphere was lovely. I just expected a lot more from the food. The only reason I would go back would be to avoid having to drive anywhere else as the location was great for our purpose. It wasn't horrible; it just wasn't great.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Sam and Harry’s for the first time and it was a fantastic dining experience. We were greeted with a smile and were seated right away. Our server was attentive, informative, and generous to our needs and was constantly checking on us. One item we ordered was the 16oz, dry-aged, locally raised ribeye—it was succulent and flavorful. No complaints and will be looking forward to dining here again.

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v
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!

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RD
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding!!! Service was very good.

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M
Naples
73 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was great....very quiet for a Saturday night. Very limited dessert menu.

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n
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time here! The atmosphere was wonderful! Love the central wine cellar and the ambience is romantic! We were here for a special birthday celebration and even without our asking, they treated us to a personalized birthday cake to conclude the evening! This was our second special birthday that we had chosen to celebrate here and it will not be the last! Not only are the wait staff knowledgeable and the food delicious, but they always go the extra mile and add that extra special touch that makes the evening memorable! We love it here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were there on the Monday before a Wed 4th of July.
There were 3 other occupied tables in the whole place. We were wonderfully taken care of by the bartender Ryan.
Steaks were tasty and done to our liking. The Artisan cheese board was fantastic. Plenty of good wine to choose from at standard steak place mark up.
I definitely would go back again.

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t
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are regulars here. It is our gem that not many know of. We always have done dinner but did breakfast this time. We went for my wife's birthday and the staff went out of thier way to make the meal special. Very accommodating, warm and friendly. Not to mention the buffet is outstanding and filled with variety. Go here!

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KO
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We were nearly the only people in this restaurant on a Saturday night. Our waitress was not at all happy that we were there. We both ordered the filet mignon at $36. And that is exactly what we got. No more no less. The only thing that accompanied the filet was half of a garlic clove. For that price, we should have at least received a salad or a side. The experience was okay, at best. The atmosphere was lovely, however that doesn't even come close to making up for everything else this restaurant lacked.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious and the service was great!

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s
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used the new Open Table dining rewards (like MCard credit card email)...and the restaurant had to call to figure out how to use it. Thank goodness it worked...it was a great dinner and this made it more affordable....we've only been there for restaurant week previously.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although I had alerted the restaurant (or merely Open Table?) about the 50 years my wife and I were celebrating, I don't believe they had any idea why we were there. The steak was very good but the asparagus was old and overdone. They did remove that from the bill and because the group next to us was both very loud and drunk, they offered dessert for free.

In general, I should have made reservations in downtown Chicago; at least there I would have felt that the restaurant was worth the trip. This time, however, not really.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love Sam and Harry’s. Beautiful environment and great food. Had breakfast with 2 friends. Good price, coffee pot at the table, and varied selection. Didn’t want the buffet, but it also looked good. Real expensive for dinner, but nice for drinks on large patio. Surprised service was so slow as the place wasn’t that busy.

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great breakfast buffet. Lot of variety and good quality

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JH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam and Harry's has outstanding food. They had a grouper special that my Wife and I both had. It was outstanding. It came with cream corn with bacon bits which was outstanding. I had lobster bisque which was very good. My wife had onion soup which she liked very much. It was my Wife's birthday and they gave us a complementary desert. Sam and Harry's is as good or better than all of the major restauarnts in the Schaumburg/Rosemont area.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We celebrated our Anniversary that evening and had a wonderful time. The food was great and service was excellent! The Fried oysters remains a favorite for me!

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R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food but way too pricey

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JG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers and sides. Onion soup is top notch. Tough to be a steakhouse without offering a baked potato though. Steaks were all a bit tough and not that well seasoned. Great coffee! Mac and cheese and garlic fries are excellent.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast buffet was excellent . Omelette station and fresh fruits was my favorite

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is lovely, the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is delicious! Make sure you try this hidden gem.

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LJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I wasn't impressed. The small variety of food wasn't worth the price. Drink pricing outrageous, not even places like Morton' or Chicago Prime or Wildfire drinks are that expensive!! Our waiter was robotic, dead no personality. My mothers day brunch wasn't great. The only thing that made it great was being with my family. Never again go here for Sunday brunch.
I will try dinner sometime in the future.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible
Buffet not replenished enough
Not worth it

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GS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We went for the Mother’s Day brunch and it was a continental breakfast buffet, set up near their bar, that is offered to the guests of the hotel. It was extremely disappointing and misleading. We left and went somewhere else.

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j
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lunch was just ok, service was very attentive.

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DK
Tahoe
58 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

More than adequate fare and generally very good, especially for a "captive" restaurant in a hotel venue. Have eaten here for several years on business trips and with few exceptions, the food is good. Intimate bar at the end of the dining room is nice also.

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LT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal. We had calamari for an appetizer, which was cooked to perfection. Two people ordered the lamb which was also delicious, tender and meaty. The others at the table ordered the halibut which was outstanding. The service was excellent and prompt. We could easily carry on a conversation. We will not hesitate to dine there again.

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TH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very poor service. Items ordered not served and no follow up once main entree served. Food was fine - basic preparation, but ok for a hotel restaurant.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had great foodand great service! We are gluten free and they accommodated us easily and no one got sick! They're staff was fun and friendly- we would definitely go back!

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DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasions or just to enjoy a great dinner

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