Samantha's Restaurant (Dinner)
 Canton, Ohio        Date of Visit  03/05/17 

We had a pretty successful breakfast visit to Samanthaís and returned with friends for dinner. Breakfast is the way to go. I donít know what it is with these friends but whenever we go to Canton with them we end up with menus that challenge the word counts of The Stand, The Illiad, and The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. WORDS!!! We stopped counting the errors in the printing or we might still be there. Our server was nice but much like the morning crew struggled to keep everything together and maintain even the veneer of hospitality. Someone needs to bring the front of the house together there.


Where Did You See The Chicken? Page 82.

Is It Just Us?

We ordered all over the place as is our custom. Starting with a soup and an appetizer. They had over a dozen soups on the list for the day and we went with the sherried lobster bisque. Warm cream with a hint of sherry and thoughts of lobster is how the cup would better be described. If they developed flavor in three soups everyday instead of offering a plethora of meh, they would be way ahead of the game. The app went much better, Asparagus Fries with what they call Cusabi Sauce. Battered and fried stems of grassy green asparagus comes with a cup of ranch dressing adulterated with cucumber and wasabi. Nothing wrong with that. The rest I could probably do without.

Lobsterless Bisque

One Of The Few Standouts, Well Prepped With Cucumber Wasabi Ranch


Not only did every dish arrive individually, they didnít arrive as ordered. The avocado, bacon and turkey melt was offered as Grilled Turkey, Bacon, Sliced Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pepper Jack Cheese with Ancho Chile Sauce on Grilled Sour Dough, was ordered without the bacon, pepper jack and chile sauce but arrived with Grilled Turkey, Bacon, Sliced Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pepper Jack Cheese with Ancho Chile Sauce on Grilled Sour Dough.

The steak special was at a nice price point but was rough to get through with the butter knife.


The Melt Without Shrooms, Bacon, Sauce Etc.

Just A Hint, A Mimosa Is Not Strong Enough To Make Customers Not Notice...


That It Seemed To Come With Extra Shrooms, Bacon, Sauce, Etc.

Not Terrible Little Tough To Manage With Utensils

The half rack and chicken breast arrived at the same level of mediocrity as the steak with ice cold fries and sauce that doesnít even seem like it comes from a bottle. Bag maybe, or just add water. The ribs are spares so you expect more fattiness but you would also expect a low and slow cooking to render some of the tougher bits into gelatinous glory. Nope. The slaw was the best part of the dish and the apples the menu says it comes with didnít make an appearance.

The lasagna was, well, bad, just bad. The menu calls it seven layers of tall Italian food with a picture of the standard cut of casserole you would expect. What showed was a slap-dash hodge-podge of broken noodles and cheese randomly piled together and hidden under a tomato sauce so raw and acidic they must heat it in porcelain or glass cookware, as it would eat itís way through anything metal.

Stick to breakfast, when you have the time.

Ribs Looked Good But Sauce Had Zero Depth

The Chicken Looked...Well...
Rosemary Fries Taste Better Than Regular Fries

Plus, They Heat The Rosemary Ones


Hey, The Slaw Ain't Bad



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