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Someplace fun like Sammys

rossnyc Nov 21, 2012 06:26 PM

I am taking a team of 10 out for a thank you dinner and I'm looking for a fun place to go. Last year was sammy's roumanian steakhouse and it was a big hit. I would like to stick to Manhattan and I am open to any suggestions. Russian Vodka room, chefs table, Korean BBQ... Any ideas

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    swannee Nov 25, 2012 06:57 AM

    There is no place like Sammy's. Either you love it (like I do) or loathe it. Either way, it is a once a year, no holds barred kind of place.
    What do I love about it? the veal chops, the Rumanian steak, the mashed potatoes with gribenes, the chopped liver with radish and schmaltz, etc........

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    1. re: swannee
      scubadoo97 Nov 25, 2012 08:26 AM

      The big bottles of vodka in ice doesn't hurt

      1. re: swannee
        Bob Martinez Nov 25, 2012 08:33 AM

        "There is no place like Sammy's."

        Thank God.


        1. re: swannee
          ellenost Nov 25, 2012 11:01 AM

          +1 for Sammy's! I have many great memories of dinners with my parents and sister. Food was always delicious and the home made egg creams were the best! Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup is still the best!

        2. ellenost Nov 25, 2012 05:37 AM

          Have you considered the large format menus at Momofuku Ssam Bar for the Bo Ssam and Ma Peche for the smoked lamb and fried chicken dinners?

          1. Delucacheesemonger Nov 25, 2012 01:36 AM

            This suggestion will be the 'This year will be quiet, while last year was raucous' While not at Sammy's for some time it is indeed a hell of a lot of fun. My suggestion is Hangawi a beautiful Korean vegetarian in midtown. Had a group party for 12 a few years back and every person LOVED it, loved it.

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            1. re: Delucacheesemonger
              rossnyc Nov 25, 2012 05:59 PM

              My coworkers would not enjoy vegetarian. I will so I think I will try it. I was thinking about going to a Korean bbq so we could cook it at the table.

              1. re: rossnyc
                Pan Nov 25, 2012 09:44 PM

                If you want Korean BBQ, go to Madangsui or Don's Bogam. Another possibility is the new place with a view, which I believe is called Gaonnuri or something similar (I haven't been there yet).

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              Pan Nov 25, 2012 12:57 AM

              My guess is, the reason no-one has responded yet is they have no idea what you liked about Sammy's. If you can tell us that, maybe we'll have a suggestion. For the record, I haven't been there.

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              1. re: rossnyc
                kathryn Nov 25, 2012 06:24 PM

                Maybe the whole pig/chef's table at the Breslin?

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