Sam and Harry's - Renaissance Schaumburg

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851 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sam & Harry's is about savoring the high life. Enjoy innovative cuisine, prime steaks, and fine seafood in an upscale, inviting atmosphere. Our inspired contemporary American menu celebrates thoughtful preparations of the freshest ingredients from local farms, and our Award-Winning wine program includes 250 wines by the bottle and over 50 by the glass. Whether you’re joining us for cocktails, a celebratory meal, a business lunch or leisurely dinner, our team looks forward to welcoming you.

In addition to the intimate setting of the main dining room, Sam & Harry's also offers two exquisite and unique dining entertainment experiences; The Private Dining Room, enclosed in glass, and The Terrace, our seasonal outdoor patio. Join us Wednesdays-Fridays in the summer for live music from Chicago artists

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Sun 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 7:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM

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4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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AF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely lunch, celebrating our birthdays. Our server, Christina, was the best server I have ever had, anywhere, period!!!!!. She was attentive, and kept checking on us to see if we needed anything. She mad our lunch extrra special.

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ALL that you asked me to evaluate was Fabulous ... 5 stars for every thing.

JH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I was disappointed. We have been to Sam and Harry's about 10 times and several times on New Years Eve and this is the first time we have been disappointed with our meal.

We arrived on time for our 8 pm reservation and there were 8 groups waiting in line to talk to the hostess to be seated. Both hostesses would leave the podium to look at the tables to see what was a available. It was 20 minutes before we could even check in with the hostess.

Service continues to be slow. We didn't order until 8:45. Our first course didn't arrive until 9 pm. We both ordered the fixed price 6 course meal thinking it would be easier and quicker.

Butternut squash soup and crab cakes were excellent. I didn't like the salad, but that was probably a matter of taste and not the quality of the salad.

My Wife had a filet which was very good. I had the lamb chop which was small and undercooked. It was supposed to be medium and was rare to medium rare.

I didn't like the dessert which was a gelatin in a champagne glass.

I think the problem was that they were not ready for a full house.

k
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We went here because a friend gave a gift certificate that expired in 12/30. We went on 12/30 at 630p. Because of the day before NYE no one was dinning. One other table was eating. And one other came later. So the ambiance wasn’t there. The place was beautiful though. The service was spectacular. Being so empty you’d think they over serve but they showed up only at the perfect times. The food was delicious and well prepared. A little pricey for the portions received. It was a quiet dinner, but we are glad we went.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing, food is delicious. Staff wonderful

KK
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Not a very good experience for a Christmas dinner. Not enough servers.

C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My small family and I certainly appreciated the staff working on Christmas Day to accommodate us so that we could get together for a meal. The food was good, however, we would have liked the opportunity to be able to choose from both the lunch and dinner menus, especially since it was a special occasion holiday and not just a regular lunch during the week. Because we went at 1 o'clock in the afternoon we only were able to select from the lunch menu. Also, adding a cocktail list in addition to the wine list would be helpful. Either way, we had a nice time...thank you!

TP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised with the restaurant. Ambiance, service and food was as good as any high end fine dining in chicago. The noise level was perfect for conversation and we felt very comfortable just having a drink after dinner and talking. A really great experience

DO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steaks!!!! We could have used more octupus in that octopus appetizer. Our server was outstanding.

J
Dallas
91 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Convenient location for breakfast

b
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was absolutely phenomenal. Chef Drew came out at least 3 times to our table to check on us and make sure we had absolutely everything. The staff even greeted us with Veuve Croquet at the start of the meal. Experience was one for a lifetime. Now- the food! We cannot say anymore- it was beyond fine dining and every taste was too good to be true. We had our wedding at the venue and celebrating our anniversary here: Chef surprised us with an entire 6” wedding cake just like our wedding day! We were blown away!!!! Thank you to the entire Renaissance staff for making this such an over the top, unforgettable, special, surprise experience for us!!!

AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s a beautiful restaurant! Food was good we enjoyed

CN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few hotel restaurants I don’t mind going to. The hotel looks nice and the location of the restaurants fits well within the overall atmosphere of the location. Everyone enjoyed their selection of entrees and the service was impeccable

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were perfect. We’ll be back.

BT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Limited buffet, but it was good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was just okay and the drinks were very weak. Overall time with our friends was the best part. Unfortunately, we won’t be making this place a regular for us.

MC
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent services and very stylish interior

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Service is not as good as previous visits. Waitress might be new and not as attentive. Felt like a low end restaurant this time.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. Food and service was excellent!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great anniversary dinner

MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant with top notch service. The food was excellent (lobster bisque and Ribeye). I recommend it!

OT
New England
422 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delightful dinner with great service. The steaks were amazing, the lamb shank even more delicious. The mushrooms are "can't miss". While not inexpensive, this place is just as good as some of the highest priced steak houses around with nicer ambience. We will be back when in the area.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was cooked the way we asked - medium but it was very chewy.

ES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I chose this restaurant as it was connected to the hotel I stayed at with my significant other for our 1 year anniversary, I am so glad we dined here. The staff was super friendly! Our hostess right away knew why we were there and what we requested (as I specified through the OpenTable app), without even looking at her screen, it really added a personal touch! After seating us, we were served by such a friendly waitress, Melissa. She was very helpful, gave great recommendations on the food and drinks and everything came out amazingly! The food was delicious, served just the way we wanted. They also gave us a complimentary piece of cake congratulating us on our 1st anniversary, it was great. Lastly, the staff signed and gave us a greeting card congratulating us as well, which made my significant other and I really feel special. This staff truly gave us one of the best dining experiences we have ever had and made it a memorable anniversary dinner for us, we certainly plan on coming back. Thank you to the staff, the chefs and cooks for such an amazing time that we will never forget!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Disappointing

SS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience!

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was friendly and professional. Service was efficient. We had a lovely time and never felt rushed.

J
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful dining room
Excellent food and service

DI
Miami
216 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleased with my choice at the Renaissance Schaumburg. i rate it as one of the best hotel restaurants i have dined at and I am a very frequent traveler. Enjoyed their Onion Soup to open with and an awesome Whole Branzino ,crispy outside and soft and moist inside. Too full to enjoy a dessert,but a Johnny Walker Black helped enhance the dining experience . Forget the mall chains and an Uber ride and dine here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal great quality at affordable price. A wonderful end to a perfect weekend!

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was okay. “Shared” side dishes were really small, steak was cold.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice meal. Asparagus was great as was the rib eye. Not overly expensive. They gave us a card signed by the staff for our anniversary and free dessert. Will definitely return.

OT
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent dining experience!

DM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have eaten here twice in the past few months. Really good steaks, good service, nice atmosphere. Will return.

R
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have a business lunch. Quiet, good food (salmon is amazing) and the service is always 5 star. Great staff. Thanks

m
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food. Not great service. Restaurant was empty. 20-30 open tables. Server rushed us so she could close her tickets. Busboy took our drinks away without offering a refill or asking.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Crab cakes too aalty

k
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice out of the way place. Every time we bring someone there, they ask how in the world did you find this place. A great place to have dinner or lunch...........highly recommend !