Sam's Social Club

4.6
772 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A restaurant that draws generations of families together
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Lounge
Daily 2:30 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(707) 942-4969
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Sergio Morales
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Catering
Catering and Banquets offered at The Alley as well as multiple locations at Indian Springs Resort grounds.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brannan Street
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Parking details
Complimentary onsite parking available
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Public transit
The Vine Bus and Calistoga Shuttle
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at Sam's, it was well prepared and we experienced some different flavors. Our server Brent couldn't have been more attentive and thoughtful throughout our meal, even providing some extra special treatment.

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R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always an enjoyable experience. Good food, nice sorroundings, friendly staff.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I booked for lunch at this restaurant because trip advisor said vegan and vegetarian options available, which is a total lie. Except for salad and an unhealthy pizza there was basically no vegan or vegetarian choices. Price for the food we finally settled for was extremely high. Only good thing about this place was good and friendly service and great ambiance. People who are not health conscious and who eat all kinds of meats would love this place.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, we had exceptionally poor service and food timing. Kevin, who was clearly not in our section, was the most courteous and helpful.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Relaxed, cozy feel with a fireplace in the main room and a nice bar area--good for both business and casual lunches and dinners. Also kid-friendly, and a great patio for outdoor dining when the weather permits.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must try if you’re in Calistoga. The dates stuffed with blue cheese and duck confit was amazing

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R
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious the waitress was kind. The place was cleaning, including the bathroom.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and ambiance was perfect!! The food was delicious. We actually ate there for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast I highly recommend the egg in a hole! It was decadent. For dinner we had an assortment of dishes and everything was delicious. Next time we are back in Calistoga we’ll dine here again!!

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot with great atmosphere. Affordable with great outdoor seating.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time! The food was AMAZING. I highly recommend the linguine.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, and amazing outdoor seating. I've had better service in the past at Sam's but it wasn't horrible.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was great
Service slow, server forgot several requests. Never asked for drink refills and forgot apps, drinks

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T
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Sam's Social and I loved it. The atmosphere is very hip and elegant. Servers were happy and energetic. The food was delicious! You have a great Chef... I highly recommend this restaurant and will be coming back for more...Thank You!

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SL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love going to Sam's Social Club for lunch. The only drawback seems to be the sketchy service.
Some days it's great and sometimes you have to flag a server down. The food is consistently good and the prices are in line with other establishments.

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CH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An extensive menu of items to choose from allows all in your party to be satisfied. The service is top shelf, and the food presentation and taste are both excellent.

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LB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger was awesome!! The apple blueberry crisp was fantastic as well!!

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M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sam's was a lovely place to enjoy relaxing celebrations and vacation time with friends and family. Our table of six was next to the fireplace which added to the ambiance. Very good wine menu. Brussel sprouts were an excellent standard, good but not unique. The grilled octopus was plentiful but I had to send it back because it was served room temperature. The replacement was better but should have had more grill marks. My Piri Pira chicken was superb, very juice and the right amount of spice level. My friend had to send back his burger because is was not cooked right. They compensated for both issues on the bill. The autumn risotto was delightful and appropriate for our timing. The service was OK but not brilliant. All in all, I would certainly come back again.

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o
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Lunch was mediocre and service was distracted. Children were whizzing around the outside seating, which was distracting and dangerous. Dinners much better, but, still, infants/toddlers/strollers seemed inappropriate in a "resort and spa" setting. If coming from out of state, Miraval (AZ) is a much better bet for a restful visit.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at SolBar the evening prior to dining here. We preferred Sam's Social Club! Food was absolutely on par, slightly more casual/comfortable, and it made the prices at SolBar feel inflated. Our server was very courteous. We generally stay away from hotel restaurants (because of our past careers), but we were very happy with Sam's!.

When we return to the Calistoga area we will plan to dine here again!

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LE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The place is lovely! We sat on the patio - beautiful evening. But on and off throughout dinner smells of sewage wafted around our table. I mentioned this to the host, who acknowledged the problem, but said their was nothing to be done about it. I think they should fix that....

My pasta was superb. My friend's chicken dish was well cooked, but much spicier that the server had suggested. Would I go back? Hum, maybe not, if I was the person selecting the venue.

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e
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was (mostly) outstanding and the ambiance great. We went for brunch, I ordered the eggs benedict and it was overpowered by another flavor (perhaps burnt garlic?) so I was quite disappointed. My wife has ciliac disease so when asked what type of toast she checked if they had gluten free, the waiter said yes would you like that. He did not mention a $3 up charge for gluten free. Had he mentioned it, we would not have paid the up-charge as my wife typically does not eat much; in the end she didn't even touch the toast. Wish I had have ordered something else as we were really looking forward to the meal.

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was terrific. The evening was warm we ate outside and the setting was perfect. We were with 2 other local couples and we dine together weekly. We would love to add Sam's to the rotation but the menu is limited. We would like to see pasta, more fish and breast of chicken.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is amazing! the outdoor venue was especially lovely. Food was very good, healthy portions and interesting options.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place, it's food, it's service, and it's environment! However, if there's one thing I'd like to see improved upon, it's more vegetarian/vegan options. As a vegetarian, while I found enough to eat, I'd love to see more options for us "veggies".

Thanks, Sergi-

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great, ordered the steak and frites. Ordered medium rare however a little to burnt around the edges.

Ricotta and pepper jam with crostini was delish!
Wedge salad shared for two was light, refreshing and good.
Fries were amazing!

Only minor feedback, our reservation was at 8pm and several other tables were still full at 9pm (restaurant closing time) and staff were picking up seat cushions and stacking them, clearing tables completely which changed he atmosphere and we felt rushed as if they were saying we are closed and hurry up eating cause we are cleaning up. I know staff work hard and would like to go home however that was noted and felt. Our server never mad us feel that way however and still offered dessert and after dinner drinks. Just hold off cleaning up until diners are gone. Slow down.

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G
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and right there at hotel. Sams has a great atmosphere inside and outside! Ceviche for appetizer and Churros for dessert were amazing !

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T
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite the fact that the electricity had been off since the night before, the staff was welcoming, warm, friendly and glad to talk about the post-night experience. Food? GREAT as always! Antonia Allegra

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OT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to this restaurant and I have to say it exceeded our expectations! We were in Calistoga for s couple of days and met dear friends who lost their home s year ago in the Santa Rosa fire. We were definitely looking to have a very special dinner. The wedge salad and the endive salad was excellent!! Our table had the risotto, the halibut and the lamb special, all were so very tasty!! Excellent service as well!!

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MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The food was all delicious. We had brunch here twice since we were staying at the hotel on site. Dinner was also delicious. The prices make meals here a great value for the quality. The service is also exceptional. On Sunday we were pressed for time. We mentioned it to our server upon arrival and he had us out in under 40 minutes.

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BF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and really liked the casual, relaxing atmosphere

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dee was outstanding and really catered to us on our special night out!

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SF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was excellent. Good suggestions for our orders and the nice birthday touch of ice cream with candle was perfect and a nice touch! It was the end of our perfect day in Calistoga with our 90 y/o cousin! Thank you!

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m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Bartenders and wait staff were excellent, food and drinks were delicious. However, the manager did nothing to curb the swearing, crass conversation and noise level of a loud, drunk group of three near our table. The group was out of hand, and when the woman of the group came back from the restroom, she started shrieking loudly, because one of the men at the table had drunk from a glass she said she had peed in. That’s not a typo. I went inside to ask the manager if we could be moved and explained what was going on. He would not allow us to change tables. He went over to the table and said something to them, but there was no change in their noise level, and the conversation became more disturbing, discussing how much money it would take for one of them to eat another’s sh*t. My wife and I can handle a boisterous group and we enjoy when others around us have a good time, but this was unbelievable. The manager never came over to our table to check on us, never approached the offensive group again, and would not look me or my wife in the eye when he walked past our table, at least twice. So many concerns with this incident, not the least of which is the sanitary aspect of cleaning the glass in question. Additionally, there were other tables of quiet diners like us, trying to enjoy our meals. Why was the drunk group given deference over the rest of us? And why would a manager put his wait staff in the awkward position of serving this group while the rest of the patrons grew angry and annoyed with the situation. This could have been a great review, had the manager done something to make us and the rest of the guests comfortable. But the evening, as well as the memories of our stay at the resort, are permanently tainted by his lack of action and total disregard for others.

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom was disappointed with her tuna sandwich, but my husband and I truly enjoyed our vegan chickpea tartine sandwich. We always enjoy our time at Sam's.

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D
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great breakfast at this restaurant. The dining room is very attractive and professional done. The service was very good, food exceptional and I would return!

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I visited Sam's Social Club after a trip to the Indian Springs Spa. It was fabulous! I had a vegetarian sandwich that I tried to pick apart in my mind so that I could try and duplicate it at home.

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SC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The steaks were amazing - but the sides left a lot to be desired. The jalopeno mac n cheese was especially boring - it was like there was no cheese at all! Definitely get dessert - we had the cheesecake and it was delicious!

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NS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great Wine Country experience.
Waitstaff were incredible.
Food top notch!

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AM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Poor value. Food was overpriced for quality/serving size (over $20 for a tuna sandwich??) and service was inattentive (forgotten condiments, no check in after food delivered etc). Our waiter was simply unfriendly to us for no reason, we weren’t sure if he was badly trained, having a bad day or what. Also the actual entrance to the restaurant is not well marked and hard to find to first timers. We asked our waiter about a dish that had been highly recommended by multiple people - their deviled eggs- and our waiter simply noted that the chef had determined they were no longer profitable and too difficult to make. That was it: We found that an incredibly odd response and it sort of set the tone for our meal. The only time our waiter was remotely polite was when he handed us the check. We would not return.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the steak and look forward to it whenever we go to Indian Springs. This week is the second time in a row that I had to send back a raw steak. And I mean raw. This time I felt it to see how it sprang back and it felt right. But it was again too raw. I always order medium rare and I can handle it on the rare side but this was raw. It was sent back and was perfect. I've never had this problem before.
Thought I'd mention it.

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