Best Steakhouses in Orlando

Formal finds for steaks and chops
July 21, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Button-down bastions for getting your meat on. 

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steakhouse · Dr. Phillips · $$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.5

Magnifique " proclaim fans of this " special-occasion " chophouse chain known for " melt-in-your-mouth delicious " steaks and a " classy ", " clubby atmosphere "; " pampering " service is another part of the package – as are prices considered " reflective " of the " high-class" experience.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Seafood · $$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.5

"Magnifique" proclaim fans of this "special-occasion" chophouse chain known for "melt-in-your-mouth delicious" steaks and a "classy" , "clubby atmosphere" ; "pampering" service is another part of the package – as are prices considered "reflective" of the "high-class" experience.
Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster
$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.5

“Perfectly grilled” steaks headline a roster of “superbly prepared” plates paired with “excellent wines” at this “high-end” Winter Park chophouse; an “experienced” team oversees a “formal” , “old-time” setting complete with a piano lounge, and the “special-occasion” prices are “worth it” for an all-around “memorable” meal; P.S. magicians perform tableside on Saturdays.
The Capital Grille
International Drive · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

"Done-to-perfection" steaks and "well-prepared sides" result in "deliciously crafted meals" at this "special-occasion" chophouse chain's Orlando outposts; "professional" service and "classy surroundings" further make it "upscale in every regard" , so "expense-account" tabs are to be expected.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Steakhouse · Dr. Phillips · $$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

Diners "indulge" in "top-notch" steaks and burgers at this "reliable" chophouse chain with branches in Dr. Phillips and Winter Park, where a "modern" and "less stodgy" vibe makes it a "far hipper destination" than some of its kin; "professional, friendly" service adds to the "high-end" experience, and if tabs seem too "expensive" , try the "lower-priced" bar menu.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
$$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

Diners "indulge" in "top-notch" steaks and burgers at this "reliable" chophouse chain with branches in Dr. Phillips and Winter Park, where a "modern" and "less stodgy" vibe makes it a "far hipper destination" than some of its kin; "professional, friendly" service adds to the "high-end" experience, and if tabs seem "expensive" , try the "lower-priced" bar menu.
Linda's La Cantina Steak House
Colonial Town Center · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.4

A “local legend” since 1947, this “traditional” East Orlando spot is “about as old-fashioned and economical as you can get” , offering steaks “done to perfection” at a “great value for your money” ; the “moderately attractive” space is a “little dark” ( “you need a flashlight to read the menu” ), but with service that “never disappoints” , it remains a longtime “favorite.”
The Palm Orlando
Italian · Universal Orlando · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.4

“Tender” , “perfectly cooked” chops, “juicy” lobsters and some of the “best cocktails in town” bring an “upper-crust” crowd to this “high-end” NY-based steakhouse set in Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel; the caricature-enhanced space has a “pleasant atmosphere” and the “attentive” staff is there when “you want to be pampered” , so it fits the bill on “splurge nights.”
Bull and Bear
$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

“A very special evening awaits” at this “high-end steak joint” in Lake Buena Vista’s Waldorf Astoria, where “superb meals” are “made even better” by “top-notch” servers; wood-accented surrounds with intricate chandeliers and coffered ceilings further complete the “fine- dining” picture, helping ensure high rollers find that it's “worth every penny.”