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Nick & Sam's

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(34 Reviews)

3008 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 871-7444

Today: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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General Info
Situated minutes from Downtown, Nick & Sam’s is a contemporary steakhouse featuring selections of prime meats as well as American and Australian Kobe and a variety of seafood. We offer a mostly American wine list of over 400 labels plus an international selection, with 20 wines by the glass. USA Today says “well-done”, ZAGAT “very good to excellent” and a 2008 recipient of the Five Diamond Star Award.
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Phone: (214) 871-7663

Fax: (214) 871-7663

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Price Range
Uptown, Oak Lawn, Central Dallas

Nick & Sam's steakhouse

Nick & Sam's Restaurant

Nick & Sam's Steak & Fish

Steak Houses, Caterers, Barbecue Restaurants, American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Butchering, Bar & Grills, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Valet, Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for Kids: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Unbelievably bad

OMG! So disappointed! My wife and I usually go to Pappa Bro’s or Bob’s chophouse both of which are excellent. Thought we would give Nick and Sam’s a try for something new. Our 9:00 reservation was late, place was packed but we have no idea as to why. Even thought the wait staff were friendly service was very slow and the dining room was loud. Mussel appetizer was disgusting smelled and tasted like horse manure! Seriously not fresh sent it back immediately. Tried the shrimp cocktail as a replacement and it was extremely salty. It was not the cocktail sauce but the plain shrimp was way too salty, how can that happen?
I thought the entree’s would make up for the poor appetizers but not even close. Both steaks bone in fillet and New York strip had very little flavor but were cooked correctly. Same with grilled asparagus it tasted like it was boiled and they painted on the grill marks. The mushrooms were not bad but also a little salty.
The waiter said he was sorry for the mussels (which was the only one of the five bad dished we were served that we complained). He said the chef tasted them and agreed they were horrible and the cooking staff got in trouble for letting them go out of the kitchen. He said he took the first two cocktails off our bill. However after getting the bill he did not remove the cocktails and we had asked for them to be removed. With tip $368 at least the bottle of wine was good. I travel all over the US for work and eat out a lot. I can’t even fathom how food this bad could cost so much!



Provided by Citysearch - 

classy = check
upscale = check
great for dates = check
great for groups = check
great service, food and ambiance = check (most of time)
great people watching & cougar hunting = check!
quiet = nope!
claustrophic-proof = nope!
good for hearing imparied = no way!
kid friendly = DEFINITELY NOT... are kids allowed in the door?
Overall = Worth a go, fo sho! or should I say SHOW? hmm....



Provided by Citysearch - 
Lousy Food (Easter Brunch)

Unfortunately, even for buffet style, the food was lousy. My wife and I tried to recall of the countless meals we've had (from the highest end restaurants to the greasy spoon diners), we've never had such a disparity of money spent to satisfaction received from our experience. The surprising part was how lackluster the entire experience was. The hostesses were overwhelmed (barely kept order of the seating). Overbooked and overpacked the room with tables. It made the room too loud & too congested. Sadly, the food and drink were horrendous. The blood mary was bland tomatoe juice. The cocktail sauce for the shrimp (which were beautiful) was inedible. As well as the chicken and pork. The lone highlight was our server Gabe who did a nice job. This is the one concept I can't grasp...if you're a higher end steak restaurant...and have spent years cultivating that image, why would you tarnish your image by putting out such horrendous food. Nick & Sam's...either stick to your regular menu or take Easter off and remained closed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst service, I've ever experienced

We were in Dallas for the super bowl and we booked a reservation at Nick & Sam's for 8 guest more than 2 weeks in advance. We arrived 30 min early for our 9pm reservation. After nearly two hours of waiting we were told that they would not be able to seat us.

The restaurant is completely mismanaged. I would never go back to Nick & Sam's given the unprofessional staff and management.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Classic Steak House

All around good steak house. Dallas has so many steakhouses that it is hard to say which is best but Nick and Sams is a good one.

John Meyers


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Nick and Sams

I had a chance to take my date to a wonderful steakhouse. I have lived in Dallas for nine years and always gone to Bob's and most recently Ocean Prime. Another guest at Ocean Prime told me about Nick and Sams. Boy, was I blown away from the moment I walked in. From the door to the check everything was sensational. It is safe to say that I won't be going to any other steakhouse for awhile. I was truly amazed! The maitre'd was phenomenal...and you can't miss her! Save a litlle money and spend it at Nick and Sams! It is top of the line.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Beyond Fabulous!!

I went to Nick & Sam's for the first time and was extremely impressed with everything from the impeccable and professional service to the outstanding food!! When given direction, the wine conossieur found the perfect fit and my new favorite wine!! The steak was melt in your mouth and the entire evening was remarkable. It is pricey, but well worth it. Trust me!!

kellie Foster


Provided by Citysearch - 
Best food in town!

I came here with my family and have gone there on dates. This place has an amazing atmosphere! Everything that we ordered was awesome and I would suggest it to anyone from a birthday dinner to just a date night. Impeccable service!



Provided by Citysearch - 
First Class

Great service, phenomenal food. Lobster mac is out of this world. Dark, cozy atmosphere. best steak in Texas.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, Service.

I have been eating here for years, the food is consistent, and the wait staff is professional and courteous. Whether just heading to the bar for a drink and some dessert, or a full dinner with 8 of your friends you will leave stuffed and happy. There are times when there is a wait in very busy times, but that gives you an excuse to enjoy the bar for a bit. This is not the place to go if you want to run in eat fast and leave quick, it is a full experience.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Absolute Favorite in Dallas!!

This is the place to go for special occasions. The food is phenominal the service impecable. I love the crab cakes and the caviar and toast points that are complementary. They have an extensive wine list and arguably the best steak in Dallas. I have been reading some reviews about how long it takes to order get food etc. This is a place for event dining. Meaning eating here is an event. It is not a fast food joint to zip in and zip out. You wil spend for appetizer, entree and dessert at least 2 hours. At most fine dining places this is normal. Also, as a tip, if eating as a couple, you can order half orders of the side dishes and they are plenty for two, plus less expensive. I have been there for several birthdays and have never been disappointed. This past birthday they brought out a special dessert with candle and chocolate that was painted with gold saying Happy Birthday and my name. It was a very nice touch. This restaurant aims to please and is not offended if your steak is too rare or too done. I love, love, love this place. It reminds me of a place where Dino and the others would go back in the day, full of dark wood, suits, piano player, very masculine and fabulous!



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Nick and Sam

i was dissapointed that i had a 830 reservation and i didnt sit till 945. I saw people come in after me and sat down before i did. The service was fine, but the food was excellent.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Step above the rest

Our party arrived early, so we ran over to the bar to get drinks. I'd say, within 10 mins we were seated. I'm getting old, so I had to have some help reading the menu since it's so dark. The bone in rib eye is excellent. Very tender aged. You can tell the quality of meat is very different than Bob's or M&M's. Ordered creamed corn as a side and the fries. Cream corn is immaculate. And the fries are just the way I like it, crispy and thinly sliced. This is also a very good place for large parties.



Provided by Citysearch - 
This steakhouse sets the standard for all others

Nick & Sam's is the best steakhouse we have ever experienced. The food is excellent, the service is second to none and you feel so welcome. We met the chef (Samir) and he is an incredible person that is a perfectionist. We started with a glass of wine and they treated us to complimentary caviar! The crabcakes are a great start. Their salads are so huge that we share a salad and they encourage that and NEVER make you feel weird about sharing. Then the steaks ~ the long bone rib eye is a sight to behold and so delicious. The chateaubriand is a treat to share with 2 - 3 people. Sometimes we share the 22-26 oz. steak and get some wonderful sides to go with it. When we take guests from out of town to N & S they always remember their visit and how they were treated so special. It is hard to find another steakhouse that even comes close in quality or service. This is not just a restaurant, but an experience!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Crowded, busy restaurant with great food and high prices

Great good, service at the level you'd expect from a high-end restaurant, crowded, and noisy. We went there for the first time yesterday on a Saturday evening. Beginning with the complementary caviar appetizer, proceeding through excellent steaks and the sea bass special, and ending with beignet dessert, all of the food was outstanding. Wait staff were attentive and cordial. We (my wife and I both) were distracted by the extreme crowding, though. There were far too many tables packed together. No one, including waiters, could maneuver between chairs without kicking and bumping them constantly, and there were only a few places where anyone could even maneuver through at all. It was noisy on a weekend evening, and the prices were what you would anticipate... without any alcoholic drinks, our meals together ran $145 with tips. Good place, but know what you're getting into.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Poor Service spoils a nice place.

The Problems we have had is all about the bad/inexperienced wait staff. We Like the atmospher at Nick and Sams. The food is good, but it is putting up with the staff that spoils the evening. If I could speak to the owner, I would tell him that he has a great restaurant that the staff is flushing due to poor service. for all the problems with the staff and service, the price is way too high. If they had the service at Capital Grille this would be a great place. Still, it is not as bad as the Old Warsaw. Don't go there for sure.
My best recommendation is Capital Grille or Pappas.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great steaks, but over-priced given the service

Had 9 pm reservations for 4 and arrived promptly on Saturday and weren't seated until 9:45 pm. The bar area was buzzing with activity so the wait wasn't awful, but the service in our secluded part of the bar area was poor. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waitress clearly forgot so we asked another one to bring it. Once we were seated, our server was competent, if an automaton. He seemed inexperienced and overwhelmed. We didn't get to order until 10:15. Lots of attempts to upsell (e.g., Kobe beef). Please! If I wanted someone to upsell me I'd go to one of the Landry's restaurants. Food came predictably late. The ""damn good"" French Fries are so, so...I""ll go to Pastis in NYC anyday over this mountain of food. Other sides of asparagus and spinach were excellent.
The steaks were worth the wait. Excellent quality and well cooked, though some of the plates were not pre-warmed. Not pre-warming plates strikes me as inexcusable. The wine selection was good, but unless your bottle of red is over one hundred dollars it will not be served at cellar temperature. Our first one was served far too warm, but the second one met the price threshold and was served at the appropriate temperature. Overall for four hundred dollars I would have expected a far better experience. Will not be going back anytime soon. Dallas has better on offer for far less money.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great experience

We were seated quickly and without any problems. Service was outstanding. Waiter very professional and attentive. Food was outstanding. The only problem here is that they do not have an adequate valet staff. Had to wait to drop off car and to pick up as well. Definitely will go again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Dallas Dining Expierence

My fiancee' and I went to Nick and Sam's looking for a romantic ""Steak"" dinner. Our friends mentioned that the place was excellent, and I agree! Hands down this is the best dinner, service and wine list we have seen. The wait staff was prompt, attentive and knowlegable. The atomosphere was cozy, however we sat in the back room which is more secluded than the main floor. The front bar and dining areas were much louder as we exited the restaurant. All and all, I would recommend it to anyone and order 1/2 portions of the sides.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Very disappointing- Never to return

Reservations made on line worked fine, seated promptly. Ambience was unique but very dark. So dark we needed flashlights to read the menu. Menu items were interesting and oriented to a wine connoisseur as their selection of wines was excellent (and expensive). Service was so so, at times good, but also poor at times waiting far too long to see our waiter and far too long to pay the bill. We visited on a Saturday night so it was crowded and noisy. Perhaps during the week it is less crowded who knows but it was definately a turn off. The meat was very good with the salads very good. Soups and other food like sea bass were too rich. Overall the food left us almost feeling sick it was so heavy. Due to the ambience and noise and dark conditions we were eager to leave and were not enjoying it much.

As a top dollar restaurant I expect the best experience possible, This left me feeling like I had just paid alot of money to be whipped and somehow I was supposed to enjoy it. If you need to try this place, don't do it on a weekend. Cheers...