Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant and Bar

Restaurants, Soul and southern American The Bronx
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Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant and Bar
Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant and Bar

When New Yorkers think of Bronx restaurants, City Island crab shacks and Arthur Avenue pasta palaces come to mind. But this welcoming Southern-style kitchen, with a wood-paneled bar and a sofa-filled lounge, belongs on any thorough outer-borough restaurant list. Students from Hostos Community College and legal eagles from Bronx County offices pack Sam’s during the day, when copious lunch platters spotlight moist fried whiting, plump jerk chicken and freshly smoked ribs. Owner Sam Amoah, a native of Ghana, will point you to something tasty. Get there early; special dishes sell out fast.


Venue name: Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant and Bar
Address: 596 Grand Concourse
Cross street: between 150th and 151st Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 2, 4, 5 to 149th St–Grand Concourse
Price: Average main course: $12. MC, V
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