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Review of Sam's by the Beach

Sam's by the Beach
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Ranked #76 of 693 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pacific Coast HWY
Description: A Mediterranean bistro, featuring some Middle Eastern tastes, run by a native of Damascus.
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We chose this restaurant because of a recommendation of where we were staying and it was also in walking distance. The owner Sam was delightful and so obliging and very enthusiastic about his menu and establishment. He made us feel so welcome and was happy to chat when not busy. The quality of the food was excellent and presented well and above all tasted fantastic. A great night.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

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Place was quite small, and already fully booked. We went on Valentines Day and had one of the special menü, so we actually did not look up the menu that much. Wine list seemed quite tasteful.

It was solid performance, and our expectation were matched.

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Thank Fin-Traveller2
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Little restaurant with a lot of charm and very dedicated staff.
We had a wonderful meal and very personable service. There were quite a few regular customers for this special evening and the owner made sure to acknowledge everyone.
We would go back.

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Thank sookeod
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Sam's is a wonderful restaurant in Santa Monica. We had a supurb dinner, I had sea bass and my wife had salmon. Wonderful atmosphere and the prices are fair. Sam is a hands-on owner, he came to our table and introduced himself. We will return on our next trip for sure.

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Thank Leo S
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

The place is cozy, dim lights, and very friendly. We had mushroom soup, a delicious salmon, and vegetable crepes, everything beautifully served, and Sam himself taking care of the food, and always around to chat a little bit and oversee every detail. Valet parking only
I would certainly recommend it and hopefully come back some day!

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Thank Marcos H
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