Sam's Social Club
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We dined outside on the patio on a very hot day; it was very pleasant. Waiter was very nice.
Fabulous lunch! Great location! Soft shell crab sandwich was terrific!
Great place to have a celebration! We went here for our 5 year anniversary and they were great! Even gave us a glass of champagne- sweet touch! Do yourself a favor and have a “Girls night out” drink from the bar- YUM! Rib eye with the mashed potatoes were stellar. I’d go back here in a heartbeat!
Breakfast- service was good, chicken sausage was good, but eggs and oatmeal were below the quality of what we’ve made at home many times. Eggs in particular were clearly left sitting too long in one part of the pan (dried out with that lightly burnt egg taste).
The food & service was wonderful. The noise level inside was very high but the ambience was nice. We enjoyed our experience.
Amazing in every way !! Beautiful setting , spectacular food and great service. Loved it
Always a great spot for a little bit higher end lunch l
Great place to celebrate a birthday in Calistoga! We were very pleased with our food but as impressed with the laid back but very attentive service. It was fun to stroll around the resort grounds after.
Booked Sam’s for a nice dinner in Calistoga. Ordered the Ribeye, and couldn’t have been more disappointed. Steak came out lukewarm, and not seasoned at all. Big pat of cold butter that wouldn’t even melt. Would have said something, but our waiter rarely stopped by. I have to say ambiance was nice, and perhaps it was an off night.
Everything was wonderful. You cannot beat the outdoor patio and how friendly they are with kids.
Bland, boring food. Poor un-attentive service. Had very high expectations. At least the view and place is beautiful.
Outside is delightful. Inside is nicely done but loud. Food was excellent and the service was friendly.
We really love this restaurant. Went on a Thursday and had the best meal with the best service. Unfortunately, we returned the next night and, though the food was still stellar, the service from the maitre d to the dessert was not good. This was very surprising and unusual. I'd still go back and recommend to others, however. Don't miss the crab cakes, ricotta, mac and cheese, and scallops!
Fabulous! My husband and I celebrated a wonderful anniversary/birthday dinner here tonight and we couldn’t be more impressed. The steak my husband ordered was perfect and the fries were sublime. I ordered the scallops, perfectly cooked, and loved the whipped potatoes and veggies with lemon beurre blanc. The blue wedge salad to start and an added side of broccolini must be noted as delicious as well. Our lovely server Dee was very attentive and was supplemented by other wonderful staff. And to finish off the dinner we ordered the house specialty of the candy cap churros. Highly recommended!
Outstanding venue & excellent food, but a reminder of the importance of the service component in a dining experience. Not a very busy Thursday evening, no shortage of staff on the floor, nevertheless, a subpar performance. Our waiter was friendly enough, yet disappeared for too long at times. When ordering a $100+ bottle of wine, particularly in Napa Valley, we expect upgraded or appropriate glassware.
Water service was attentive, but server plating our food was not into it at all. Compliments to the chef, as appetizers & entrees were on point. The unmistakable vibe we felt was “we do just fine with our hotel guests & don’t really need to try too hard.”
4 guests - 2 steaks were ordered both Med. Rare - one was very good but the second one [which came 4/5 mins after the remaining entrees were delivered] was sent out Rare. It took a long time for the kitchen to give it some more fire. When it arrived was not hot...the compound butter was not even melting...and there was a lot of gristle. On top of this the rest of the table had finished their meals. The french fries delivered with the first steak were hot and crispy. The ones with the second step were limp and barely colored. As locals, we had taken two guests to Sam's.....not up to scratch.
Service and food were good. Room and outdoor ambiance good. Host and restaurant manager a bit disconnected from what it takes to make guests welcome - obviously not trained on how to do their jobs as professionals. So, if you appreciate the service from your host/hostess at 5-star dining establishments, understand you won't get it here.
One of my very favorite places in Calistoga. The food...all of it...phenominal...from breakfast to dinner or just a nibble. Love the mushroom omelet...the wedge salad....best burger in Calistoga....and yum on the warm churros. This visit I went 3 times in 5 days. When I brought my friends on their first visit to Calistoga, they asked to go back even though there are many other options. My sister lives locally and introduced me...best service combined with cozy atmosphere and consistently good food. I'll be back!
Wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptional cuisine.
The food was amazing however the service was terrible! The waiter was clearly more interested chatting with other staff members and was inattentive from beginning to end. Such a disappointment as the food was excellent.
Wonderful place with outstanding service and food!
We had dinner there it was fantastic the service was great a little noisy but overall experience was very good
Delicious luncheon with creative cocktails. Solid service on a busy Sunday at lunch. Excellent choice
One of the beat dinners we had while visiting the wine country. It is hard to say which was best: food, service, or atmosphere. If you want an exceptional dining experience in Calistoga, this is the place for you.
Felt a bit rushed by the staff. Also, the acoustics we're poor, very sharp sound level. Couldn't converse well with my date
Food was delicious and servers were great. Had a nice vibe!
I almost never order chicken in a restaurant. However For some reason the Chicken Piri Piri called to me, and it was outstanding. Incredibly flavorful and moist. My husband had the burger and highly recommends it - juicy, lots of flavor, perfectly cooked and a great bun. With a couple of sides - especially the mac and cheese - we had a great doggy bag for a quick meal the next day. Ambience is laid back, classic Napa. Wish the weather was better, because the outside seating area looks really nice.
We had a wonderful time for dinner at Sam's Social Club. We have already enthusiastically recommended it to our friends.
1st time to Sam's Solcial Club on Mother's Day and we would definitely go there again. Our waiter was fun and the service was great. Even on a really busy day we did not have to wait long for anything. Food was excellent.
Meal was great...being seated was quite an ordeal. Party of 2 in an empty restaurant should be immediate, it wasn’t....
The food was good and the service excellent! Great for meeting friends in the bar area or eating in the dining side
Reservations easy to make. Great location. Easy parking access. Nice indoor and outdoor seating areas.
It was a great meal and the weather was beautiful—😊
Celebrated my birthday with friends on the patio, we had a wonderful time with delicious food and cocktails.
We also enjoyed an adorable jack rabbit lounging in the grass on the hill. Wonderful casual atmosphere. Service was outstanding.
Server was very friendly and helpful. Food was fine. It was enjoyable but not the special evening we were expecting given what we had heard.
Jorge was a fantastic server and the food was excellent! We had a great time eating brunch here before our group went to the spa down the road. It was the perfect place for our girls weekend!
Beautiful patio dining. Fantastic food and wonderful people. Will be back.
My second time there and this time outdoors as the weather was beautiful. Out doors is terrific!! I found the indoor restaurant noisy and tables close together when I was first there. Food is very good. I had the Easter special of Prime Rib with 2 wines (I do like that they have a premium selection - albeit pricey) Sevice was excellent and one of the managers came around to see that all was as expected. A lovely Easter!!
Our food was delicious on Easter Sunday. We were a party of six. Our waiter was just not very present. Very friendly and smiley, but not with it. It wasn't super busy: maybe a half full dining room and patio. Managers walked by without really looking at our table or sometimes astonished faces. Finally, at dessert, a manager saw that I was trying to engage him and he came over to ask how we enjoyed our meal. Our waiter never poured our wines. Brought a peppermill to the table (when asked) and left it for us to use. It was empty of peppercorns. Got a busser to get us another mill because we couldn't find our waiter. Second courses were brought to our table and we had to ask a busser to bring us flatware, that they had removed with the prior course. They forgot my father's beer: we had to ask for it again. It took a long time to get our food. BUT, the food was delicious and well presented. This was our second time here. The first was great all around.
It was very nice , we can recommend this place. Very good food and the service was perfect