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Sammy's Downtown Bistro

4.5
293 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Sammy's Downtown is a neighborhood restaurant offering American continental cuisine. We believe in friendly, attentive service and a comfortable, attractive environment where good food and wine are guaranteed.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 337-3200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 293 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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3.0Dined 16 hours ago

Good food. Slow service.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I eat here often and the food never disappoints. The restaurant is quiet and pleasant,and the service is good, though the waitress seemed a bit stressed and wasn't the most pleasant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love everything about the restaurant. Neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Lovely staff excellent food

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The waitress overheard it was a birthday celebration and brought the dessert out with a candle. This was both attentive and thoughtful. Great service

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our waitress, Angie was very personable and on top of when to come to the table and when to leave us to our conversation. Dinner was delicious, as usual. I always enjoy my time at Sammy's.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Overall good time...just thought that having their coat check in the kitchen area was weird...and manned by their serve staff... found that very strange...

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Met a friend for lunch..both of us had been to Sammy's before but it had been years....we often dine at the affiliated restaurant, Rosie's Bistro, on the other side of Bronxville. We were very pleased that the food at Sammy's remains excellent and the wait staff very attentive. We had a very pleasant experience. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My go to restaurant for consistent great food and service... I’ve never had a bad meal.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We selected Sammy's this particular night because it was Restaurant Week and their special menu offered nice selections. They did not disappoint. Our only issue was that the earliest reservation we could get was 8:45 and when we got there, to our surprise, the restaurant was half empty.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My friend Dawn enjoyed her healthy salad and her veal chop with arugula salad. I loved the soup and the veal chop with arugula salad! It was so delicious. The restaurant is located in the heart of Bronxville, NY. The restaurant has a lovely warm ambiance. We both found the waitress-Laura a bit curt when taking our order and serving us. Dawn and I were the only guests in the restaurant at the time. Overall, we love Sammy’s Downtown Bistro menu and convenient spot.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Sammy's never fails. It's our go-to for birthdays, Christmas Eve, anniversaries and lunches with friends. The food is great every single time and our kids love it as much as we do. The service is swell too. I can't say enough good things about the place. May it live forever!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Have been to this restaurant (as well as Rosie's) many times and always enjoy it. Food is very good, ambiance is nice and staff are generally congenial and efficient. This past visit was way off...the minute we sat down, the waiter descended upon us for our menu choices. We hadn't even picked up our menus. He must have come over 5 more times within 7 minutes til we finally felt obligated to make our choices. After ordering, the food appeared in approximately 10 minutes, as if it was already prepared and ready to go....It was good, the serving ample, but we barely had time to enjoy our cocktails. Wait staff continued to buzz around the table to clear everything off, even before we were done. Although, the staff was pleasant, they appeared to be under some type of orders to move us along quickly. The check was placed on our table as we were halfway through dessert. Very rude!...at 9:30 we were advised that the kitchen was now closed and so was restaurant.... in order words....please leave! Not the treatment I expect from this type of establishment. I'm sure the wait staff was reacting to management orders to evacuate quickly so they can close early. Closing time is listed as 10PM!!
Lots of other choices in the area, so I think I steer clear of this one for awhile....

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The menu choices were excellent, the atmosphere was conducive to a romantic evening out and it was quiet enough for conversation without feeling like background noise was interfering. This is sometimes a problem in restaurants that are well attended. Service was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was very slow on a Wednesday evening. Waited forever to order.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

First time eating here, met up with my brother and brought my 9 year old son. We shared the shrimp risotto appetizer, it was a special. Great flavor and texture. We then had the pork chop(cooked perfectly) , fish special(delicate) , and bouillabaise(wonderful flavor) , everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection. Staff was attentive and was not over priced in my opinion. My son is already asking to go back. 2 thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Westchester... from the warm greeting to the great food and service it’s my go to when I want comfort food. Menu is excellent and there are daily specials. The bread is outstanding but don’t eat too much as the portions are healthy and the flavors delectable. I’ve never had a bad meal in all the years of going there. Make a reservation as it has many loyal patrons.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

As always our dining experience was wonderful.
Our server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Greatttttttttttttttttttt meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent restaurant in every way. The only concern we had was the feeling of being
rushed through meal by constant checking by bus boys.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food - good service - best bread - calamari was crispy, light - salmon was delicious -lobster ravioli was tasty - enjoyable experience by all

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Good and reliable eating establishment with excellent service...

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves but have two rather serious concerns. They list Acacia Chardonnay for $42 on the menu, but then serve "A"by Acacia, Acacia's off price brand. I brought it to the waitress' attention but she insisted that this was the Acacia they serve. Sorry!!! I buy the "A" by Acacia for $8.50 and although we like it, it is fraudulent to serve this wine as the Top brand Acacia wine which we really enjoy and is superior to the off priced version. I mean these guys must be idiots if they think they can get away with this. ( or maybe not ; maybe they think no one will notice)

Secondly, they serve a chicken dish that is advertised as having shallots and a Caprese topping. There were no shallots in the dish and the Caprese was served as about inelegantly as possible in huge chunks of cheese and tomatoes. Sorry again. I have never seen Caprese served with less thoughtfulness.

This is a very nice restaurant in one of the wealthiest Towns in Westchester. Time to get your act together.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

As a manager, I chose to take me team of employees to Sammy's due to a recommendation that I received through a client. Once I arrived, my team and I immediately noticed the cozy establishment, dim-lighted, and tastefully decorated. Aside from the amazing energy we felt because of its' great location, the food was OUTSTANDING! With every appetizer we order, one tasted better than the last. From the pate to the octopus - every bite was savory and artistically done. The drinks were made to perfection and I can still taste my mouth-water entrée - Veal Samantha! In addition, our waiter was very attentive and polite - he had a great charisma about him.

I look forward to coming back with my wife.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Best food, wine selection and service in the area.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Sammy never disappoints. Staff is friendly and the food always is consistent. The salmon is my favorite.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Was aware of the restaurant in the shopping area of Bronxville, but never went. Had a very enjoyable lunch experience and will return again. Food and service was outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

We celebrated our friend's 50th wedding anniversary and the food was spectacular!

Everyone loved it and we're planning to return ASAP!

Maddy M

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

amazing restaurant. Food never disappoints. Probably the best restaurant in Westchester!!!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

My favorite restaurant in town. The food and service are always very good. Definitely a place to try.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening at Sammy's, a nice menu with plenty of options. We started with two fabulous salads; grilled octopus and what they called a caprese salad with avocado, portobello mushrooms and grilled pear. Both were terrific. For entres, two at my table had pasta, one traditional with spaghetti and meatballs, and the other with different mushrooms and some chicken and I had the Veal Samantha, a play on Veal Milanese with a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella which was really tasty. The service however was not great. Our waiter took half of our order then said he needed to step away. He then went to another table, took their order, and then another table and didn't come back to us. After an extended period of time, I said that he still hadn't finished taking our order. He looked surprised but still said he had to come back. Finally after quite some time he took the rest of the tables order and left. I would say the entire process was in excess of 15 minutes. After he took our order he came back again to clarify one of the dishes saying he couldn't read his own hand writting! Much to my surprise everything came right. The busboy was terrific but I would not give the waiter a gold star. But even with the weak service, the evening was most enjoyable and I would surely go back to Sammy's Downtown Bistro again !

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

One of my favorites for a varied menu, delicious and beautifully prepared dishes served in a very comfortable atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

As always the service and food were exceptional! The staff is always pleasant and informative.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Myself and family members meet for lunch at Sammy's every so often; a few members from Scarsdale, a few from Greenwich and a few from NYC. This location is central and works for everyone. We are always consistently very, very pleased with the food. We all selected something different and every person was extremely pleased.
The service is fantastic....a lovely young female server could not have been nicer. Staff at bar equally as friendly and eager to please.
So, we continue to come for the terrific food as well as the warm, professional service we receive from the staff.
Sammy's will continue to be our "meeting place".
Thank you all @ Sammy's for a very lovely afternoon.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

As always, a perfect meal all around, I would definately recommend this restaurant for any reason

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, Sammy's Downtown was excellent. Good food in a lovely atmosphere! I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We went to Sammy's Downtown to celebrate my sister's birthday! We had a lovely time & the food was REALLY delicious !!! The waitress was adorable , very sweet & accommodating. The lemon cake dessert with ice cream that we shared was scrumptious . The restaurant was very comfortable . We did not have to shout to hear each other talk!! I am looking forward to going again very soon!! Thank you for a memorable day!!!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Party of 4 - Excellent service - Everyone enjoyed the petit salad selection & veal francese- an outstanding lunch. A favorite place for special celebrations - We highly recommend Sammy's.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent choice for a quiet lunch. The lunch choices were great and the wait staff was knowledgeable.

Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Food & service was excellent. Highly recommend the place!

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