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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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    Pan RE: rossnyc 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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      kathryn RE: rossnyc Nov 25, 2012 06:24 PM

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

    2. Delucacheesemonger RE: rossnyc 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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        rossnyc RE: Delucacheesemonger 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.

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          Pan RE: rossnyc 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).

      2. ellenost RE: rossnyc 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?

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          swannee RE: rossnyc 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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            scubadoo97 RE: swannee Nov 25, 2012 08:26 AM

            The big bottles of vodka in ice doesn't hurt

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              Bob Martinez RE: swannee Nov 25, 2012 08:33 AM

              "There is no place like Sammy's."

              Thank God.


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                ellenost RE: swannee 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!

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