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Sam Kendalls awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Sam Kendall Staff
Sam Kendalls owner Jonathan Bazinet (second from left) celebrates the restaurants recent Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor with staff members (from left to right) Debra Wright, Felicia Miles and Charles White.

Sam Kendall’s recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, according to a press release. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account review ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Sam Kendall’s and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” Sam Kendall’s owner Jonathan Bazinet said. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

Marc Charon, president of TripAdvisor for business, said the site is pleased to honor Sam Kendall’s.

“The Certificate of Excellence award gives to performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most -- their customers,” Charon said. “From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.

Sam Kendall’s is located in downtown Camden on Broad Street and is open Monda through Saturday for dinner from 4:45 to 10 p.m. on weeknights and until 11 p.m. on weekends.

The restaurant is housed in a building dating back to the 1870s, combining elements of old and new including exposed brick walls, antique tin ceiling and heart pine floors. Contemporary elements include a custom-built bar and integrated kitchen.