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Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach Reviews List

Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach

Begun in 1990, the original Sam & Harry’s is a Washington, D.C. landmark. An institution for “power dining” in the city, Sam & Harry’s DC has hosted Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Julia Child, and Nicolas Cage among many celebrities and politicians. Washingtonians voted Sam & Harry’s “Best Steak” and Wine Spectator has awarded us the “Best Award of Excellence”. Sam & Harry’s brings more than a traditional steakhouse to Newport Beach. We feature USDA prime steaks, Local and seasonal fish from around the world, and an award-winning wine program that showcases a list of hand selected bottles, while highlighting 50 wines by the glass. Sam & Harry’s signature personalized service will accommodate your every need and our private dining rooms provide the perfect ambiance for an evening of business or leisure
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34 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
(34 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 34 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(3)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(8)
  • good for groups(6)
  • special occasion(6)
  • romantic(5)
  • scenic view(5)
  • neighborhood gem(4)
Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach Reviews List
Review 1 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Good food, great service and awesome location."
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2009
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Review 2 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/17/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 3 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 5 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 6 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Overpriced.

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Decent American food. No booths, but chairs fairly comfortable. Service pretty good. The problem was the OUTRAGEOUS prices charged for alcohol. Made the bill equivalent to a 5 star restaurant. (Run-of-the-mill scotch, 12 yr Glenlivet, more than $20. Would normally expect to pay around 10-12 dollars even at the most expensive restaurants). Felt blindsided. Not going back."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sam and Harry's Newport Beach

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We stayed at the Newport Bayview Marriott over the weekend but had activity reservations for the Marriott at Fashion Island. We once again ate at Sam and Harry's steakhouse. The food was excellent as always and the service was very good as well. I see some complain of how quiet the restaurant is and for me that's a plus. It's a very relaxing atmosphere to dine in. Our meals consisted of the wild mushroom risotto, the filet and mixed fruit and cream for desert. The food, as I stated before, was fantastic. Given the location, the accompanying cocktail lounge, the menu and service. I find this to be one of my favorite Newport Beach eateries."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 8 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2008
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Review 9 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 10 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
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Review 11 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2002
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Review 12 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I was surprised that I was the only person in the restaurant, but the food and the service were great. I got the lunch special which included a salad, filet mignon with vegetables, lemonade and a trio of desserts,each one better than the last, all for an amazing all inclusive price. It was just so delicious and well prepared. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. I really recommend this place and it is a must-go if you are staying in the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 13 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

sad place

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"nobody there for a mid week reservation, no one even answers the phone.
waiters dressed like Burger King servers
food OK but the atmosphere depressing
never going back
too bad
was pretty fun a couple of years ago when steaks and multiple side dishes were the choices
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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2008
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Review 14 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Mike

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The menu had been greatly reduced from that shown on open table. There were no what I would call steak house selections. Our sides were not delivered and when finally delivered were not as ordered. Steak was over cooked. Wine list was very limited. Not the restaurant that I remember."
Dined on 11/11/2015
 2010
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Review 15 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Slow service

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The service at Sam & Harry's was slow and unresponsive. The restaurant was empty and there seemed to be plenty of staff, but it took FOREVER to be served. Food was average at best."
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2010
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Review 16 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/23/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2010
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Review 17 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/05/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 19 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 20 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/09/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We were the only ones in the restaurant!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The staff was fine, but not typical of an expensive steak house. The restaurant was eerily empty at 7:00 on a Saturday night. Food was good, but I just expected a little more vibrancy."
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2006
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Review 22 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Sam & Harry's redeemed itself!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went to Sam & Harry's the first month it was open for Father's Day brunch and it was so terrible, we never came back! Last Friday we met friends there and had a wonderful dinner in a private dining room. Three of us had Cajun Ribeyes and it was one of the best steaks I have had in a long time. Perfect seasoning---they didn't overdo the Cajun flavors and the horseradish cream it came with made it even more delicious. The Caprese salad was great. Wine list had some good, well-priced selections. Love that they serve Saldo and The Prisoner wines!"
Dined on 6/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 23 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Quit spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"While the food was good, my wife and I were the only people in the restaurant. It was distractingly quiet"
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 24 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The Notable Steakhouse in Newport Beach, CA

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The steakhouse of Sam & Harry's offers a refine tasteful selections of soups, salads, and steaks. The wines are well-chosen."
Dined on 4/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Sam & Harry's, a Refine Steakhouse

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Sam & Harry's delivers a small yet tasteful selection of soups, salads as well as steaks and offers a well-selected menu of wines that will tickle your palate."
Dined on 4/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 26 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The notable Sam & Harry's Steakhouse

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Sam & Harry's Steakhouse offers refine selections of soups, salads, steaks, side dishes, and desserts. The wine list is well-selected. The staffs are polite and professional."
Dined on 4/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 27 for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2015
 2014
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for outdoor dining
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Sam & Harry's Steakhouse - Marriott Newport Beach
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
5 out of 6 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate