From Our Editors
Diners are so pleased to be at Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse that they can barely contain themselves. It's common for meals at this kitschy Eastern European joint to break out into singalongs and dancing, which are always accompanied by the Yiddish folk music and lounge standards of a live performer. When guests aren't dancing the hora, they settle down for old-school Jewish cooking that includes broiled chicken livers and massive beef tenderloins. They can even top their steaks with schmaltz—rendered chicken fat that sits in a glass container on each table like maple syrup at a pancake house. Unsurprisingly, spirits flow freely; bottles of Ketel One arrive frozen in ice blocks that make it hard for greedy party members to smuggle them out in their hats.