Food Quality: Serves well prepared, creativly prepared dishes made with quality, fresh ingredients sourced locally.
Service: Friendly, enthusiastic and attentive
Ambiance/Decor: Charming cafe with sunlight beaming in from the large windows
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy high quality breakfast, brunch & Lunch with a good cup of coffee and are willing to pay a bit more for the experience.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simply prepared food with a traditional style, diner menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Weekender with 2 eggs up, cherry wood bacon, home fries & sourdough toast; The pulled Roast Chicken Waffles with a cranberry gravy, a fresh garden cheddar croissant, and The Carolina BBQ Brisket Breakfast Sandwich.
Sam A M, located in the Paulus Hook section of Jersey City, is one of the top Breakfast/Lunch spots in Jersey City.
This charming, small 22 seat eatery is popular with the locals who come for creative breakfast, brunch and lunch food made with quality, fresh ingredients sourced locally.
The changing daily menu is influenced by the availability of seasonal ingredients.
Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy their freshly brewed cup of Stumptown Coffee. This Portland, Oregon specialty coffee is cold press brewed without heat at room temperature water for over 12 hours. The taste in unforgettable! It's full bodied, smooth with low acidity, a chocolate finish and a frothy head,
The restaurant is the creation of owners Sam Kirk and his fiancé Amanda who have teamed up with Chef Francis Samu. Prior to opening Sam Am, Sam acquired his restaurant management skills working under Jody Williams who runs the successful Buvette restaurant, a French influenced eatery in the West Village, NYC.
Chef Samu received his formal culinary training in classical French cuisine at the Culinary Arts Institute of New York City. He later honed his cooking skills in the Carolina's where he acquired a knowledge of southern cooking styles before joining Sam AM.
The interior decor has a definite charm with sunlight beaming in from the large windows. There are white walls, warm wood trim, and a large blackboard with daily specials.
Sam A M is open seven days/week: Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-3:30pm
Be prepared to wait 15 - 20 minutes during prime weekend brunch hours.
(updated: February, 2020)
New Jersey Leisure Guide strives to provide analytic restaurant reviews .
The methodology used is research, analysis driven --- as opposed to that of a single restaurant critic or a viewer comment posting board.
Data is gathered from our viewers e-mail restaurant comments, Internet research, and professional restaurant critics. The data is sorted, (weeding out the obvious biased, "bone to pick", and out of consensus comments), analyzed, and the review is created.