Blackstones Steakhouse - Norwalk

Blackstones Steakhouse - Norwalk

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steakhousect.com/
  • Phone: (203) 840-9020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Nick Albanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties can be accommodated at the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in front and behind the restaurant.
A word from Blackstones Steakhouse - Norwalk
Being the newest steakhouse in town, this spot is rapidly becoming the new best kept secret in CT.
The antique decoration, rich menu and the outstanding service, will make your night unique and unforgettable. Be tempted by our prime dry aged beef. You will find dry aged steaks, fresh seafood also complimented by traditional steakhouse side dishes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Blackstones Steakhouse - Norwalk reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (16)notable wine list (14)fit for foodies (12)romantic (11)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Don't waste your time.
    MWCC5VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had an 8 pm reservation on a Saturday night for my husband's birthday. We arrived right on time and were told it would be 30 minutes until they could seat us, despite our reservation. We went to the bar, and after 15 minutes of being ignored by the bartender, the couple next to us told us they had been waiting for 45 minutes for their table, despite the fact that they too had a reservation. After another 5 minutes of no attention from the bartender, we left. We just couldn't justify spending $200 at a restaurant that doesn't honor reservations and where you can't get a drink at the bar after waiting 20 minutes. Not worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • rocknroller
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place is expensive, but you get really good food for your money. The steaks are excellent and the sides always add to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Meat Lovers
    NewNorwalker
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had the pork chop and sliced filet and both were absolutely great. We shared a very nice salad and a side vegetable and were completely satisfied. Blackstones is definitely for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great service
    mmezo
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    i recently moved to the area and decided to try Blackstones, and i couldnt have been happier. we chose Blackstones for our wedding anniversary, and the restaurant was perfect: the food as delicious, the decor was very classy and and subdued. i was surprised to find out about 3/4 of the way through our meal that there was an active bar in the back - we couldnt hear them or see them back there. they are a bit expensive, but the food was absolutely worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a try if you're in the area
    fandoxVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Besides waiting more than 30 minutes after our reservation time, we were more than pleased. We were in the area for the weekend and had to try a local steakhouse with good reviews. Coming from NYC and regularly frequenting steakhouses, we had high expectations. Although we waited, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was definitely up to par. If you're in the area, give it a try! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good NYC style steakhouse
    jchdine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This place has very good prime steaks. As in the tradition of many NYC style steakhouses the portions are ridiculously huge (16 oz Filet, other cuts are even larger). There was a 10oz petite filet which we all ended up getting and still ended up bringing some home. Also typical of one of these places it is extremely loud. Our meal took about 45-50 minutes after ordering which was a bit on the long side. Overall I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Time and Great Food
    JNEWCANAAN
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We loved every minute of our dinner here! Blackstones food was amazing quality and perfect service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food, minor annoyances
    ShorTed
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I enjoyed the menu, atmosphere and the food. Our waiter was VERY attentive and knowledgable, but for some reason very slow. We sat with our menus for more than 5 mins before the bread came, and then another 10 before he came back for our order. While at the table he was a study in competence and efficiency, just was never available when we wanted him.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    TommyG
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Blackstones is always warm and inviting. The personnel are all nice and friendly. Food is great and service very timely. I highly recommend Blackstone's for good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doubleexposure
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Blackstone's never fails to impress, from the service to the food, it's great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Roxy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first time to this restaurant, but definitely not our last. The food was delicious, nice atmosphere. What set this restaurant apart besides the quality of the food was the wait staff. Everyone from Rocco who greets you at the door, to every waiter, is soooo nice and professional. Our waiter Cesar was great. We had a great evening and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I went with some work colleagues for a celebration and it was very good. The bone in rib eye was giant and very tasty. The sides were all good, the appies were all good. I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackstone is superb!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my first time going to Blackstone and was absolutely trilled with the service, food (preparation, taste, quantities, etc.). Myself and my girlfriend were thoroughly impressed with the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and...
    yummysteak
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent especially the steak which was called an entrée but was a la carte. Side dishes were extra. I would suggest sharing a salad, potato/pasta and vegetable since the sides were somewhat hearty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extraordinary Gem
    TravelingfromNY
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We travelled to Norwalk to visit a family member and wanted to go out to a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Decided on steak and found this great place. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. This restaurant has a romantic and comfortable atmosphere and although the prices are a bit steep, you pay for what you get. I had the filet mingeon and a Caesar salad and it was the best steak and salad I have ever had. Cooked to perfection and crisp on the outside while the salad was fresh and crisp. Wine list was also extensive. My boyfriend had the salmon and it was also cooked to perfection. Very tender. As for dessert -- get the creme brûlée. Best I've ever had, and I'm a foodie.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had an excellent meal. the steak was wonderful and everybody enjoyed their desserts as well... its a little dark and gloomy but still very comfortable....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    ContessaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Throughly enjoyed our food here. The melon I had as an appetizer was wonderful, lots of it and sweet. Our steaks were done to perfection and dessert to die for. Our waiter was charming. Not knowing what there was in the Norwalk area fir dining I was so glad I could count on Open Table to find something we liked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 233 reviews are from the Blackstones Steakhouse - Norwalk reviews archive.
  • Well beyond my expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Every mow and then in life you stumble upon some place, person or thing that blows you away. This restuarant was one of those. The food was superb, the service better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Steakhouse for the Win
    MsJessicaB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband had been some years ago but this was my first time. I'm always a little nervous about the pricer dining experience, frankly I'm waiting to be disappointed. There was no disappointment to be had in the evening we dined at Blackstone's. Having only passed by, and never been inside I was surprised by the atmosphere that was created beyond the door. Blackstones subscribes to the dark, classic old steakhouse look, which I really dig. The food was delicious. My steak was perfectly cooked perfectly seasoned it was a real treat to eat. We had cream spinach mushrooms mashed potatoes and broccoli Rob besides all of which were also delicious. The evening was expensive but well worth it. Grade A service too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding
    Brian
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food is top shelf, the staff is even better. Highly recommend this for a quiet meeting or get together. Professional staff and kitchen ensure you have a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic!
    Sweetlife16
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Blackstone provides a nice, intimate dining experience. Whether you are a party of 2 or 4 or 8, you will feel comfortable and have a wonderful evening! The food is delicious - you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak. Keep the wine
    RedorgohomeVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Very good food with average wine by the glass selection. Very expensive. $250 for 2. Waiter more interested in setting empty tables than checking on our table. Much more expected with this price point.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every meal was special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Subtle, fragrant, tender and just so very nice. Wine & food choices leaves little to be desired.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The service was great. Wanted a specific glass with my steak but the waiter recommended something else and it was a perfect choice. Best filet I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good local steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Definitely comparable with some NYC steakhouses, on both price and quality of the food. Sides were excellent as well. Wine list had some good finds on it too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever !!!
    kpct
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Our dinner was superb! Party of 6 and everyone raved about their meal !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New to ct
    Foodies
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband and I have just moved to ct. We've been searching for a great prime steakhouse for our date nights. This one was a bit noisy for us but the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Teacherfriend
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our waiter, Mike, was wonderful. He was personable and we enjoyed speaking with him.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Honest
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food at Blackstone is FABULOUS. From the steak for two to the Dover Sole Special, the oysters, the tartare…it was all really really delicious. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Typical steakhouse setting - a bit dated, but overall…a great find. Would absolutely go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sparkee
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Excellent food and great service ! Best beef in the area and a warm inviting atmosphere make for a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful surprise
    Moneysworth
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Found Blackstones through Google when I was looking to surprise my significant other. The location is improbable, but once inside everything changes. Great food and wine, great service - this place definitely belongs on the steakhouse A-list!
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New York steakhouse in Norwalk
    Cons1VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I have been to most of the New York steakhouses and this one is just as good (and the same price too) as top notch New York spots
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Looking for great steak and lovely atmosphere? Blackstone in Norwalk is defininetly the place. Food was excellent. Only complaint - the gentleman who was either the owner or manager stopped at many tables, said hello and asked about the food. Even though the place was not full, he did not come over to our table. It would have been a nice touch! In the restaurant business, all or nothing in terms of being at the tables to greet folks or not. Otherwise, great evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Difab4
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Our 4th visit. As always, steaks the best, sizzling NY Strips brought to our table(As compared to the best steakhouses in the country, Berns in Tampa, The Palm, Palm Springs, Ruth's Chris Chicago, Morton's etc) as good and better than any of those. Sides excellent. Service top notch, professional, attentive. Can't say enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Bslbrian
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Have been here multiple times and never disappoints. The Blacstone salad, tuna tartare are great. My filet was exceptional and a very large portion. Great wine list also.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding restaurant, great
    diningout
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    outstanding restaurant, great aged steaks and a very nice well priced wine list, service was a little slow, but the restaurant was very busy, we where not rushed and where seated upon arrival, wait staff was very attentive and the wait for the food was acceptable, the overall cost for our party of 4 was over $100.00 per person and that did not include the tip, overall we will be going back very soon, I highly recommend this for a person who lovers great steak and chops
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice business dinner
    Jasper
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Visited on a Monday night for a business dinner. Admittedly a quiet night for dining it was quiet and very conducive to have a business discussion. Food was very good as was the service. Certainly met expectations and we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good! Luger's of CT
    TomCTVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Blackstones offers very good steak and is very consistent. Look past the down-market locale and slightly "off" decor and focus on the excellent steak, very reasonable quality wine list and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will Not Be Back
    BinConnecticut
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I read good reviews about this place but after going once, I will not be back. The ambiance was ok but the tables are close so the noise level does get high. It also becomes a hindrance when you want to go to the bathroom, especially when the waiters are around a table and lock you in. My steak was not cooked properly and I was not told it would come pre-sliced, meaning all the great juices from the meat were gone when it arrived. One of our appetizers were not cleaned properly and plates were taken away before we were finished. Service was not very good all around. Overall, especially for the price, I will not be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was absolutely fabulos.
    EMSURAPINE
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The food was absolutely fabulos. Steak cuts like butter. Great flavor. The Blackstone chicken was absolutely delicious. Everything was delicious. What a great first visit & experience. KUDOS TO THE CHEF!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.