Bull & Bear Steakhouse
Bull & Bear Steakhouse

Bull & Bear Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bullandbearorlando.com/
  • Phone: (407) 597-5413
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily 6:00pm - 10:00 pm Reservations strongly preferred
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Pereira
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Buena Vista Blvd and Chelonia Pkwy I-4 Exit 67
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $5 with validation.
A word from Bull & Bear Steakhouse
Located in the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Orlando. A trend-setter, like the legendary New York City original, Bull & Bear Restaurant is the only restaurant in Florida to exclusively feature Prime grade Certified Angus Beef brand meat. Bull & Bear features upscale yet comfortable club-like warmth, personalized table-side preparations, exceptional seafood, signature salads and desserts, and a wine and spirit list from around the world. Our dining room overlooks our legendary golf course and signature swimming pool. Beyond the golf course, the nature preserve and natural flowing Bonnet Creek complete the visual horizon. Early diners will enjoy a beautiful sunset over the landscape. Private Dining Room with seating for up to 40 and Wine Room with seating for 14 available. At the bar, enjoy quality cocktails, high-end spirits and an extensive wine list.
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Bull & Bear Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)romantic (66)notable wine list (55)fit for foodies (52)scenic view (30)good for groups (27)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • GREAT GREAT GREAT! We went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    GREAT GREAT GREAT! We went for our 3 year anniversary and will most definitely be back soon! Everything was delicious. Carol was a fabulous server, too. A memorable evening overall!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was an absolutely awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2010
    This was an absolutely awesome dining experience. The service was phenomenal, the steak was the best I've had, and the overall dining experience was probably the greatest I've had in Orlando. Tommy Z., Adrian, and Tim are the servers you want to ask for. They took spectacular care of us and made our dinner that much better. I will continue to go here and recommend it to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very much in keeping with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2010
    Very much in keeping with the original in New York...hard to believe your on Disney property...we plan to return of our Christmas celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great - service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/5/2010
    Everything was great - service, food, ambiance. Celebrated our wedding anniversary - staff took special care of us to make it a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table was available and ready
    Nola
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    Table was available and ready at the time of our set reservation. I had indicated when making the reservation that it was our Anniversary and I was welcomed with Happy Anniversary. The filet was excellent as was all the items we ordered. The only negative I have was that I indicated when ordereing that we were in no way in any hurry and wanted to take our time. (we had a late reservation so we were not holding a table for the next customer) Our carpaccio and oysters were delivered within 3-5 minutes of ordering and our steaks arrived about 15 minutes later. There were fireworks outside of the window so the view was very nice. I would go back again based on the food.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had an excellent experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/28/2010
    We had an excellent experience... steak was very, very good (tender & cooked perfectly). Also, we shared the mac & cheese... with pancetta, yum! And, the baked potato with choice of garnishes and served table side was unique and tasted awesome! We would definetely go back!!!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT HOWEVER
    JoeandLizeatout
    Dined on 5/24/2010
    THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT HOWEVER FOR THE PRICE THE SERVICE WAS JUST SO-SO.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The setting was magnificent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/23/2010
    The setting was magnificent as you look out and watch the sun set over the golf course and pool. The food was excellent and the waitstaff have excessive knowledge of their menu. Dessert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So very disappointed in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2010
    So very disappointed in the overall experience of this off shoot from NYC. Food was mediocre, service was poor and overall quality of the experience was fair at best.
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  • We were celebrating our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    We were celebrating our anniversary by staying at the Waldorf Astoria, and decided to make a reservation at The Bull and Bear. Outstanding food and service! On the pricey side, but worth the splurge! The steaks were very tender (I had a filet and my husband had a rib-eye and asked for a side of the scallop entree to go with it. Mashed potatoes were excellent, but I also heard that we should have tried the macaroni and cheese. Souffle for dessert was out of this world. There was a private birthday party going on in a room behind us and that group was getting rowdy so we had to ask them to shut the doors repeatedly. Other than that, the resaturant was awesome and the view spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best dinner experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2010
    The best dinner experience. Everyone was fantastic and the food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were very dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    We were very dissapointed with our evening at this hotel. We arrived before our dinner reservation to have a drink in Harrys bar....when we were in this bar trying to order a drink, we were told it was a private function and embarressingly asked to leave. It would have been helpful if there was a notice at the door to save us from entering.We did not feel particularly welcomed by the two ladies at the entrance to the restaurant: we had requested a table with a view and did not get it:the room was half empty, so little ambiance: there was no maitre de to check on us:not all of the food lived up to expectation, one of the steaks which was butterflied was burnt: no pre dinner, or after drinks offered, or coffee, etc.,etc.
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  • We went to the Bull and Bear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2010
    We went to the Bull and Bear for our anniversary with 7 of our friends. We were so very pleased with this restaurant and would highly recommend it to others. The food was very well made and tasted wonderful. The staff was above all others, very professional and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I dined at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/1/2010
    My wife and I dined at the Bull and Bear for our 11th anniversary. The staff was attentive, courteous and they made it very special. The food was prepared as ordered and the wine list was excellent. The waiter suggested wines that would compliment the menu items we chose which was quite helpful. The pace of the entire meal was perfect, we did not feel rushed nor did we have an extended wait between courses. I highly recommend the Bull and Bear for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waitstaff were very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    The waitstaff were very attentive without being overbearing. They offered great service and did everything they could to make the night very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at that restaurant. We absolutely enjoyed every dish that we had. The side orders were big portions.The chocolate layered cake was the best dessert we ever had. The staff were friendly and professional. We would definitely come back but maybe this time with the 4 children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent but a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    Food was excellent but a little pricey. The restaurant service was very good but at times we could not understand what our server was saying. We had a nice location near a window which was requested. Steaks were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An excellent place to dine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    An excellent place to dine. Food is outstanding as is the service. A little loud but everything else outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was on second visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    This was on second visit to the Bull & Bear Steakhouse! As usual, we had a fabulous time and the steaks were excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Restaurant was very accomodating.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    Restaurant was very accomodating. I requested a table to see the epcot fireworks, as it was our anniversary. Not only did we get the table, but the server made sure we sat in the right seats to get the best view. As big steak fans, we each ordered the filet, and it didn't disappoint. However, the sides were the surprise stars. The Mac and Cheese with Pancetta was maybe the best mac and cheese I've ever had, and the creamed spinach was also fantastic. The only knock on the service was that we weren't asked about dessert early enough to order the souffle, but the beignets were a more than adequate consolation prize. In a word, they were magnificent. The hefty price tag was worth it. Not an everyday place, but made our special night fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It seemed busy. Server was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    It seemed busy. Server was a little overwhelmed. Wanted to serve our salads before appetizers. I think he just forgot. There was a team of two servers but it seemed that they did not communicate very well. Was were asked the same question by both of them. Overall the experience was good but could have been better. Desserts were pretty but not worth $13 and not good. However, the beignets were great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Bull and Bear featured
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    The Bull and Bear featured nice atmosphere, good food with a bit of creative flair and outstanding service. Nice place for a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the most fabulous dining
    LoveTheBiltmore
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    We had the most fabulous dining experience at the B&B Orlando! The dining staff were professional, courteous, polished and refined, yet SO down-to-earth. The atmosphere was decadent yet comfortable. The oysters Waldorf were divine, and the sommelier was very knowledgable. We will DEFINITELY dine there again, even if we're not staying at the hotel (we're locals). Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was prepared exceptionally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2010
    The food was prepared exceptionally well with an impeccable wait staff!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff is superb and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    The staff is superb and the food was fantasic. Golf course/pool view and occasional fireworks added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, but when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    The food was good, but when compared with the price and other offerings in Orlando (Shula's, Yachtsman Steak House) it's overpriced. The service was slow, and the restaurant wasn't that busy, so taking 25 minutes before getting our order was a bit surprising. The lack of a sugar-free dessert option was disappointing - as most of the Disney signature restaurants are great with providing creative desserts for those who have dietary restrictions. You'd be better off going to the Yachtsman Steak House over this location.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fairly good food. average
    HFlashman
    Dined on 3/26/2010
    Fairly good food. average service. we expected more given setting and price, and although they tried they dont have the right culture just yet
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  • food is prepared well and
    JezterVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    food is prepared well and the service is top notch. needed a sorbet to clean my pallet, and the server was kind enough to get me one. it's not in their restaurant. she went to another place in the hotel to acquire it for me and my wife. exceptional. menu is very good too.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server Raphael greeted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Our server Raphael greeted us warmly with a "Happy Birthday" to my wife, we were celebrating her b-day; great start. Raphael then walked us through the amazing menu, telling us every detail of how the dishes are prepared by the Chef. It was obvious that Raphael had sampled all the items on the menu, and had passion for the product. His suggestion of starting with the tomato/mozz salad, out of this world, best we've ever tasted - he pre-split salad for us which was very welcomed. As if the attentive water, bread, and Raphael's service were not enough, he expertly de-boned the dover sole right in front of us, a first for my wife and me. This and the potato service made this a night to remember. We will be back for our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I stayed at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    My husband and I stayed at the Waldorf Astoria for the weekend for a special occasion. We had dinner at the Bull & Bear restaurant and enjoyed every minute of it. The service was wonderful, everyone was very friendly and polite. The food was delicious and very high quality. We didn't have to wait too long for anything we asked for and our server was outstanding and very knowledgeable. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it - great food - great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Loved it - great food - great wine list - a great place for our anniversary.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience.
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2010
    Wonderful dining experience. Would recommend to all.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were a table of two, having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/7/2010
    We were a table of two, having a quiet dinner, then we were surrounded by large loud groups. They should have been contained on the other side of the restaurant.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service atrocious, food substandard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/3/2010
    Service atrocious, food substandard. Beautiful facility. Annoying rap style music coming from overhead speakers, not in keeping with the ambiance of the place. Steak arrived for one member of the party way before the terrible dover sole for the other three. Terrible caesar salad. Won't go back. Special occasion evening spoiled by service and food.
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  • Service was quite slow, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/26/2010
    Service was quite slow, but the food tasty! I had the fish of the day (striped bass) and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The overall experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    The overall experience was ok. The starters were excellent, we had the heirloom tomotoes and they were superb. The entrees were OK. Our table enjoyed mostly steak with ine Tuna. The steaks had good flavor but not exceptional for the prices. Overall I would say the restaurant is good, we will probably go backas we stay at the hotel there a lot.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we had a great time cesar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    we had a great time cesar salad wasnt that great considering they make the dressing from scratch at table while you watch shame as it didnt taste anything like cesar salad but steak was very good, if you go before 9pm and your sat at right table you can see fireworks at magic kingdom desert chocolate souffle looked yummy didnt have room for it next time anyway if you want a special night somewhere a little bit special this is place for you runs at about $60 a head if you dont have wine or acholic beverages and no desert enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb food and service on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2010
    Superb food and service on an elegant location with a very pleasant view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went to this restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2010
    Went to this restaurant for a late dinner on a weeknight. I was attending a conference at the Hilton Waldorf Bonnet Creek so I picked this restaurant because it was located within our hotel complex. The restaurant itself is located near the lobby of the Waldorf. It is very modern and elegant and the service is fast and professional. The wine selection is extensive and they had a great selection of cocktails. For entrees we had the Ribeye and the Scallops, both of which were very good. Sides are served family style; we had the creamed corn and the sauteed mushrooms, both of which were great, but I would highly recommend the creamed corn. Dessert...chocolate souffle with a Grand Marnier cream. Overall food was excellent. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    My husband and I celebrated Valentines Day by having dinner at the Bull & Bear Restaurant. The food was Superior ! Ambiance romantic and wine list delightful.Our servers were knowledgable regarding the menu and wines. Food presentation was an eye appealing delight. We enjoyed the Bull & Bear so much we returned the following evening to try more delights from the wonderful menu. It was nice to have the chef come to our table and check on our meal ! Everything was EXCELLENT !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate