Sam's Social Club

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$31 to $50
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American
A restaurant that draws generations of families together
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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food & service was wonderful. The noise level inside was very high but the ambience was nice. We enjoyed our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every way !! Beautiful setting , spectacular food and great service. Loved it

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KN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot for a little bit higher end lunch l

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. You cannot beat the outdoor patio and how friendly they are with kids.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Bland, boring food. Poor un-attentive service. Had very high expectations. At least the view and place is beautiful.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outside is delightful. Inside is nicely done but loud. Food was excellent and the service was friendly.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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.”

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F
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptional cuisine.

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l
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

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EC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place with outstanding service and food!

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PG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there it was fantastic the service was great a little noisy but overall experience was very good

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JC
Tallahassee
79 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious luncheon with creative cocktails. Solid service on a busy Sunday at lunch. Excellent choice

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Felt a bit rushed by the staff. Also, the acoustics we're poor, very sharp sound level. Couldn't converse well with my date

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SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and servers were great. Had a nice vibe!

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S
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time for dinner at Sam's Social Club. We have already enthusiastically recommended it to our friends.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Meal was great...being seated was quite an ordeal. Party of 2 in an empty restaurant should be immediate, it wasn’t....

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and the service excellent! Great for meeting friends in the bar area or eating in the dining side

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reservations easy to make. Great location. Easy parking access. Nice indoor and outdoor seating areas.

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QB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal and the weather was beautiful—😊

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C
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LK
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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KP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio dining. Fantastic food and wonderful people. Will be back.

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F
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!!

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b
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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H
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very nice , we can recommend this place. Very good food and the service was perfect

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BB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were fantastic! Attentive, gave us champs for our anniversary. So awesome!

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h
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great patio, excellent service. Thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere.

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S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was fine, nothing extra special. Service was friendly, but generally slow. Cocktails came immediately, both were good. The first course arrived (shared appetizer small plate), the server (not the waiter) said -- I ll be back with plates. Disappeared never to be seen again. Ate the appetizer without plates, kind of messy but oh well. Finished drinks, we had kept the wine list to order wine with the meal. No one ever returned, finally flagged down someone to order wine. Meal was good, nothing special. Scallops well cooked, accompaniments kind of meh. Lamb kebabs tough. Still hungry, thought we would get dessert. Took a long time to get a menu, then no one returned to take the dessert order. Decided to pass, fearing it would take forever and be underwhelming. Walked down to Calistoga Creamery for ice cream instead. Best decision of the night. Wasn't staying at Indian Springs, OK to go there but not worth a special trip.

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