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Sam's by the Beach

Sam's By The Beach, opened in July 2000 as a neighborhood bistro, and has become a destination restaurant, thanks to its innovative food and comfortable yet elegant dining experience. Elias, inspired by his heritage, considers the cuisine to be California-Mediterranean, with an emphasis on high quality ingredients. "I enjoy going to the Central Market each day to purchase my vegetables and seafood. It keeps me in touch with what is fresh, and helps me to plan my menus." Sam's menu is seasonal and changes at least four times per year. In addition, there are daily specials and a chef tasting menu based on what Elias discovers at the market. Regular menu items include appetizers of Blue "Fin" Tartar ($17.95), Wild Mushroom Salad in lemon basil dressing ($13.95) and Fennel and Blood Orange Soup ($9.95); and entrées include Vegetarian Crepes ($23.95), Grilled Atlantic Salmon with braised Swiss Chard and roasted Jerusalem artichoke ($26.95), Roasted Duck Magret with poached Pear.
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193 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(193 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 193 reviews
5 stars
(137)
4 stars
(32)
3 stars
(19)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.7 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.7 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(106)
  • romantic(103)
  • fit for foodies(99)
  • special occasion(95)
  • notable wine list(39)
  • good for groups(23)
Sam's by the Beach Reviews List
Review 1 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2006
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Review 2 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Neighborhood favorite!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The relaxed, romantic ambience of this cozy restaurant makes Sam's my favorite place for a good dinner after a hectic day. The food is always good!"
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"The appetizers were good but not great and the waiter was really attentive until they brought my wife's steak out over cooked then I couldn't find a waiter or anyone for that matter. When I explained later when the waiter finally came to clear the dishes (which still had 3/4 of her steak on it) he dismissed it. No response, no explanation and you could clearly see it was well done not medium rare(the pictures show it very well!!). I would say it is definitely not a repeat restaurant especially for the price. Disappointed to say the least for a special night"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The food was excellent! Service was great!

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 5 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

So Delicious

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great Find - took a group of clients here from Japan. They loved it. Everything was really, really good. My client told me his lamb was amazing!"
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/21/2016
 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 4/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2015
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Review 9 for Sam's by the 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
"Sam greets you and treats you like an old friend. He really cares about the quality of his food!"
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2005
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Review 10 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 11 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We took our 20-year-old daughter to Sam's for her birthday - a party of six. We enjoyed a delightful evening with Sam's warm and lovely hospitality. The food is exceptional. Delicious appetizers and entries included black sea bass, grilled organic duck, braised lamb shank, roasted beet salad and a special lobster salad. The cherry pie, chocolate cake and a bread pudding are fantastic."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely restaurant

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch with my parents. The food was innovative, delicious and very fresh. The service was outstanding and we would definitely recommend as well as try dinner here on our next visit to Santa Monica."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2009
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Review 15 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
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Review 16 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
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 3/19/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A nice spot for romantic dinner

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2016
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
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The restaurant is located literally right next to the beach and this allows for a nice post dinner walk. The food was great however they didn't have a pesto sauce option for any entrées. Servers were very hospitable and welcoming."
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 18 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/18/2016
 2003
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Review 19 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A very pleasant dining experience!
Try the wild mushrooms salad , and bread pudding!!
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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2014
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Review 21 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2000
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/10/2016
 2000
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Sam's by the 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
"Wonderful gem of a restaurant. Cozy and delicious."
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2007
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Review 23 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great for special occasions

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Sam's is great, highly recommend for date night or special occasion dinner. Best service I have ever received, diverse menu with excellent choices."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 24 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful french with a middle eastern twist

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Sam's is a wonderful family run casual but elegant French restaurant with a middle eastern flavor. The service and the food are equally superlative. The owner and staff make repeat customers feel like part of the family. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu but the seafood soup (bouillabaisse) and the fresh fish are the standouts. There is good reason for all the loyal repeat customers."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2000
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2000
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Review 28 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a reservation for eight people, but only five could make it. Sam's accommodated our needs graciously. Never having been there, it was a bit difficult to find since it is squeezed in between two restaurants and the line for valet parking for the three was chaotic.
The staff was very friendly, and we were amused by a waiter from Bordeaux who was very funny. The Mediterranean/French food was good, and the service great.
All five enjoyed the experience.
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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2012
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Review 29 for Sam's by the 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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Sam's by the 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
"Great food in a cozy setting"
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2004
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Review 31 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely experience in a quiet area

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We received a warm welcome when we arrived at Sam's. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. The food was well-prepared and tasty. Sam himself spent time chatting with us and is charming and an excellent host."
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 32 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 34 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wonderful, romantic experience."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
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Review 35 for Sam's by the 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
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 36 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

It was an awesome experience. Great food

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 37 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We just left the restaurant and I'm still in shock with how we were treated!!! We were a party of 8 and two ordered the fish special stripe bass after a long wait it finally came and you could smell the fish from across the table!!! The smell was so bad!!! They told the waiter that the fish was smelly and very fishy tasting, he sent the owner who did not apologize , he tasted it with his fingers and said he never had a complaint and said we could leave! Really!!!! Is that how you react and treat a customer!???? Not in my life have I been treated like that at any establishment!!! He was rude and disrespectful!!! I hope you will let other people know so they don't waist their time and money in such a horrible Restarunt!!!! They really ruined our evening!!! Such behavior is unexceptionable towards anyone!!!!"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2013
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Review 38 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 39 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/21/2016
 2006
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Review 41 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
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Review 42 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
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Review 43 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic as always

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I've been coming to Sam's ever since winning a fundraiser cooking experience with Sam 8 years ago. I haven't come the last couple of years but when foodie friends from Chicago came to visit, I knew this was the best place to take them since it was boring to take them to the typical restaurants here in LA everyone knows about.
Sam's food was delicious as always. Both he and his server (I forgot his name) greeted us and came by to chat and tell us about their food. It was a wonderful experience. Love this place."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Awesome

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This restaurant is nothing but consistently fabulous!!!
Service is friendly, food is yummy. It's not loud at all, which makes for a nice romantic dinner
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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great food, great taste, great service. Nothing to add: simply a good tasty meal Ina friendly environment"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
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Review 47 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/19/2016
 2008
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Review 48 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Really nice people; great service, and cozy. We cannot wait to go back."
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 49 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 50 for Sam's by the Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
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 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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