My husband and I went to Samar last night we had our little 8 year old daughter with us so I was a little nervous that it might be to much of a Bar scene. However, when we arrived in the pouring rain we were greeted warmly by the hostess and she said of course kids are welcome. We really loved the warm ambience of the place. It is very cozy and inviting. We had outstanding service from start to finish. Stephen was hands on in the kitchen and came over to our table to chat. I really enjoy it when the "Celebrity Chef" is actually at their restaurant rather than out on a book signing tour or reality show. The menu is very interesting. As other's have said it is sort of a Tapas concept. We started with drinks I had the Sangria special drink. ( Not that special but good) A really nice by the glass wine list at very good prices and also a really nice wine by he bottle list. My husband ordered a martini which was really god.
Next we ordered 2 orders of the Naan Bread. The plain with the 3 toppings and the sun dried tomato . This was fantastic a big home run. The toppings were Hummus, Baba ghanoush ans a vey thick plain yogurt.All of these were delish. I reallly liked the smokey flavor of the Baba Ghanoush.
I was a bit concerned about what to order for our daughter, but the waiter quickly came to the rescue and broght her a plain fried chicken K-bob with mashed potatos. Perfect she was thrilled with that and the bread. My husband and I ordered 5 things. The lamb pizza Yum was great I ordered a pasta dish ( we we not that crazy about the pasta. I didn't eally like the gooey texture)the pumpkin flan with shrimp -- this was amazing. like an explosion of flavor in your mouth. Loved that. then we had the fried pumpkin with crab really good the samosa which was great I think that was it. At the end of the meal we ordered two desserts. The Turkiash coffee creama and the Apple empanada's both we outstanding. Over all we loved the place and can't wait to return. Stephen Pyles as usual hit's another home run.