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About Sammy's Downtown Bistro

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.

124 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 337-3200

Website:
http://www.sammysbronxville.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Sammy's Downtown Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Good for a Date (11)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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 !

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food & service was excellent. Highly recommend the place!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

waiter was very attentive and they made accommodations for my vegan diet with a super delicious options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I had the Rack of Lamb and it was perfecty prepared. Staff may be among the most attentive I have ever seen. Looking forward to returning after this first visit for me

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Happened to be in the town for the first time. Our friend Mark at Continental 109 Hair Salon suggested Sammy's. He was right on. Veal stew superb. Chicken Salad bowl wonderful. Bread memorable. Service spot on. Give it a try.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 15, 2017

nice environment..great food. recommend for lovely lunch

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Delicious dinner. They put their own spin on the tuna tartar - I'd go back just for that. But everything was simply delicious. My halibut special livornaise was moist and tasty. My wife's chicken francaise was one of the best she's ever had - we just had all four of us talking about how wonderful the food was. Attentive service, an atmosphere that actually allows you to talk to each other, this place is a keeper.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful attentive service! It's pricey but totally worth it!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Excellent small restaurant. Very quiet even though it was full. First time there with family. Good food and service. Would love to go there again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Just consistently good food and service. A regular for me when in the neighborhood. Had the tilapia which was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I always enjoy coming back whenever I'm in town. Everything about it is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Sammy's is my favorite restaurant. I'm never disappointed. The food and service are always great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great dining experience. Ample portions. Visually appealing and even better tasting. Lobster ravioli appetizer was delicious as was salmon entree. Creamy chocolate gelato was the perfect ending to an evening with friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Very nice dining experience. Very good food & pleasant, efficient service. On a Thursday night, noise level was moderate--which is not the case on weekends. Still, this is a favorite local restaurant that does not disappoint. Food is consistently good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Don't need the attitude from the owner/manager.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Probably about my 10th dinner here. Food is always excellent, service is very good. The outdoor seating is fabulous during the summer. Prices are not cheap but the portions are good and the food is worth it. Looking forward to our next meal there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This is a favorite of ours and we go there frequently. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and my only criticism is that the portions are too large. But that's a common problem.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Consistent food and service. Broad menu. The lobster ravioli was salty though. Great onion soup

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Reliable local continental cuisine with a good wine list, and friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Sammy's is always reliable for lunch...good food at good prices and great service. Their salads are particularly delicious for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Our go to Place in Bronxville. Always impeccable service and consistently good food. The only problem with the ambiance are the naked paintings really seem strange in a restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Was just ok... loud, and not very gracious... there wasn't any "good evening" or "how are you guys tonight?" Felt rushed to get out of there... The experience was akin to going to a cafeteria....impersonal, like a factory. If the food and ambience were blockbuster I may not have cared so much but it was all just mediocre unfortunately ... maybe they were just having a bad night?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We always enjoy dining get here the food is great and the service is dependable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Quality food in a nice atmosphere with fair prices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Always enjoy our meals at Sammy's. Great ambiance, food and service. It is our favorite Bronxville option.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Outstanding as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

On the upside, this is one of the few restaurants in the neighborhood where the noise levels remain low throughout the evening. Also, for what it aspires to, the prices are reasonable.
On the downside, the plentiful staff were rushed and perfunctory when the place was only half full. All the dishes we had were (barely) acceptable but noting to write home about. The arugula pear salad was plain boring and the tuna tartare too acidy (served on a risotto cake that was on the edge of being burnt). The penne carciofi was way too greasy and the lobster ravioli were overcooked (the crabmeat on the side was good). Sad to say that the very basic lemon bundt cake was the best part of the meal - not fancy but very satisfying.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

We go here quite a bit and it never dissapoints. The fish is consistenly great and the service is always top notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We go to Sammy's often, and it never disapppoints. We have a great meal every time we go there, and the service is usually great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic
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