Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster
Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.delfriscosorlando.com/
  • Phone: 4076454443
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Zoli Davis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Your Del Frisco’s experience can be a private dining affair. There are 8 private rooms – various sizes – many including TV’s, phone and call-service buttons. No extra costs or deposits. Holidays, birthdays or business dinners will be a memorable occasion. We can accommodate private parties of up to 110 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alice or Naomi 4076454443
  • Entertainment: Piano Lounge Entertainment nightly beginning at 8 pm. Jerry Bruno on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. David Witte on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Dinner guests enjoy the fun sing-a-longs. The lounge has become a favorite drop-in for top-notch entertainers and musicians to join in the fun. Private Rooms Your experience can be a private dining affair. There are 8 private rooms – various sizes – many including TV’s, phone and call-service buttons. No extra costs or deposits. Holidays, birthdays or business dinners will be a memorable occasion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-4 Exit 88
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet available for your convenience. Self parking also an option.
A word from Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster
The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite for prime steak and lobster.

Opened in 1993, Christner's is truly a family business "we have very little turnover because our employees are part of the family"!!! Our customers are locals...business people... travelers...vacationers and sports stars... including many celebrities. Everyone agrees...outstanding menu...professional staff and America's Most Award Winning Steakhouse!! The Christners maintain an informal flavor of warm, hands-on, personal hospitality. As Russ said, "Hey, we're just a humble little steakhouse" Enter a guest, leave a friend.

The Bread: Baked fresh daily and served piping hot to your table. Rip it. Break it. Just don't cut it with a knife. The Beef: Prime, aged corn-fed straight from the Midwest never frozen and cut to order right off the loin. The Lobster: Cold Water Australian Tails. The Wine Room: 5500 bottles of selected wines to choose from.
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Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)romantic (46)notable wine list (39)fit for foodies (31)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fantastic food
    Restauranteur
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Classic steakhouse decor, excellent meats, elaborate wine and liquor selections. Knowledgable staff that offer stellar service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service and atmosphere was great, however, the steak was not. We ordered the ribeye and was very disappointed in the taste. It was definitely not USDA prime. The appetizers and sides were great tasting and definitely better than the steak. We went to Christner's to celebrate our anniversary and left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    JustBob
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were immediately seated, the wait staff was great, the food was tremendous. Only regret is we ate too much and could not enjoy desert. Will need to pace ourselves next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost as Good as it Used to Be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's been quite some time since I've been to Christner's, in fact it was when they were still Del Frisco's. It was always a great place to go for an anniversary type occasion. A friend and I went because she wanted a good steak, and I suggested Christner's. The service was impeccable as always but I feel like the food has slipped a bit. It was still very good, but not great like it used to be.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TOP NOTCH
    TnsbchdogVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always delicious. Very pricey but for a special occasion, it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Christner's was the perfect place to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. The atmosphere is classy, romantic and the dining experience was intimate. The steak is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable night...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It had been quite a while since dining at your restaurant, taking in-laws and other family members to eat there was a treat for sure ! Some drinks with friends and family then on to a great meal that was had by all was very special to us all ! It will be sooner than later that we will return to dine with you again. From the lamb to grouper and off course the steak it was all superb ! Thank You to everyone at Christner,s for a special night out !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    MJL2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everthing about Christner's is wonderful--the food, the beverages, the atmosphere and the staff! They offer a wide range of entrees so that all in a party will easily have a good selection to choose from. Appetizers are outstanding, as are side dishes. Service is thoughtful and considerate. We were celebrating my sister's birthday and Chrisner's delightfully surprised our table with birthday cake and ice cream...yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love Del / Christener
    Lori
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Never have had a bad meal at Christner or Del Frisco. Would have prefer another name like DEL'S STEAK HOUSE. Expensive but a great place for a special occasion or just a great meal. I eat at Ruth's and Flemings often but nothing beats the del or Christners. Everything is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best of the Prime Steakhouses
    EmporerofRhodeIsland
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was our second time at Christner's. We were celebrating a birthday and a visit from a relative from Amsterdam. They are classy without any false airs. The servers are friendly and helpful. They are not disingenuous as you might find at Ruth's Chris or Roy's. Everyone enjoyed their prime beef dinners and absolutely loved the side dishes. Another quality that I enjoyed was that they did not throw gift cards for future visits at you as other high-end restaurants do. They are confident in the product that they serve and the service that they provide. Personally, I appreciate that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great!
    DebbieSofWP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My friends and I have been frequenting Christners (formerly known as Del Friscos) for around 20 years. The food, atmosphere and service are always great....its pricey, but the portions are generous and sharing is not frowned on. Christners is and will continue to be one of our 'go to' places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaraunt In Orlando
    hthr1234
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have never had a bad experience here. We usually go for special occasions and we decided we just deserved it and didn't need a special occasion. It is such a great place to go for food, wine and just an awesome environment. Melanie was our server again and she is simply amazing. The servers make you feel like family and always accommodate anything you ask for. She was also very helpful on how to reheat our left overs. They really go above and beyond to make for a memorable dining choice. Looking forward already to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as always
    Scarletpig
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've never been disappointed with a meal here…best steaks in town and good side items as well. Don't leave without getting the fried oysters as well ...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    foodiequeen
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Christner's was exactly what we were anticipating when we researched great steak houses in Orlando. We wanted great steak cooked perfectly with awesome sides and fine wine and we got exactly that! Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. My husband got the lobster and said it was the best he's ever had! It was huge, cooked perfectly, and so fresh tasting, it could have just been flown in. My favorite steakhouse is still Jeff Ruby's, but this is definitely second on the list. Thanks Christner's for not disappointing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hasn't lost a step
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The last time we went here this place was a Del Friscos and we loved it then. Well we still love it. Our steaks may have been the best we've ever had there. With an impressive list of single malt scotch, a friendly and knowledgeable staff and brilliant food coming from the kitchen, we never have to question where we should go for any occasion. Bad weather forced us to be late for our reservation but they didn't even bat an eye - they sat us right away just like we had meant to be there. Our waiter was on top of everything all night - knowing when to let us be alone and still making sure we never wanted for anything. He even bought our dessert (Mandarin orange cake - get it!) As it was our 28th anniversary dinner. Wev love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Orlando's Best restaurants
    MJL2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere at Chrisner's is always outstanding; excellent seafood, steaks and salads. The staff is polite and unobtrusive, a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakmaster missing
    Manytimes
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Had early reservation at piano side. Seated promptly. Scott was excellent server. We have been here many many times on on business dinners. I ordered lobster tail and 8 oz filet to go along with my wife's 6oz Carol's steak. Steaks were order pink warm center. They were like hard left over roast beef. Should have sent them back but I hate that! Someone needs to check them before they come out. Still best lobster you can find as was the spinach. The orange cake cooked on premises was the very best and complimentary for my wife's birthday. Too bad our steaks were not the same.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NEVER DISAPPOINTED
    steveVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have eaten at Christners for many years. They are the most consistent and best steak restaurant in town. The tuna is an under appreciated gem here also....perfectly prepared w great wasabi sauce. I have not had a bad steak here in 20 years. Staff always gracious and helpful. Visit Christners. You won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't go wrong
    jdogVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent steaks, perfectly cooked. Blackened Grouper was delicious. Baked potato was huge, potatoes Au gratin are delicious & creamy. Save room for the mandarin orange cake- deliciously light and tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, and a relaxing environment--the only place I go for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Definitely the best food I have ever had! Crab cake with lobster sauce was delicious, as was the lobster bisque with big chunks of lobster in it. Our beef Wellington was cooked to perfection & so tender. Definitely a special occasion place & well worth the fine dining experience. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best steak I have ever had.
    agirlandhertexascowboy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My boyfriend and I had the most enjoyable evening. We ate at delfrisco's in Vegas and loved it. We were hoping this would be the same (since it was formerly delfrisco's) but it was better. This is definitely worth it. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Stella
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Birthday dinner with my 94 year old father and family. Service from Luigi was fabulous! Calamari appetizer was excellent. Sides, family style were great, especially the Mac n cheese. The steaks, ribeye's and a filet were just good. Too much pepper, and a smidge overdone from med rare. Overall a very good experience. If you go, ask for Luigi.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The restaurant is fine, but pricey: $350 for four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    epilot
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a superb meal! Along with the great food, Michael, our server, was super, and Dave Christner is one great person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    FoodieMom
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Once again, we had a wonderful dinner at Christner's. The food was delicious. Service was impeccable. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Bakerdine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a great 4 year anniversary at this restaurant and truly enjoyed our service and the romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Have traveled the country dining at many different steakhouses, and Christners is still the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    richard
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We frequent Christners and its always very high quality food. The service is unbeatable. Melanie was our server and was great. Thanks guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed for the price
    Hungryhelper
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The out the door price was $264, with no drinks purchased. That is way too much for the quality of food that we received. We shared the filet mignon 12 oz. and the 14 ounce lobster tail. The steak was well prepared, but not melt in your mouth, as we had hoped for. The lobster tail, @ $7 an ounce was really, really tough, with very little taste. I would never spend $98 again for the lobster tail. I was told that the smallest lobster available was 14 oz, but the couple across from us were told 12 oz. Two different servers, but the information should be the same. Also, we were charged extra for sharing the shrimp appetizer. I don't mind paying, just be upfront about it.
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  • Excellent Choice
    Car2313
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Christner's never disappoints with great service and melt in your mouth steaks! Grest choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LovestoEat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is incredible, the wait staff is impeccable. The problem I have had twice is that we are at a very small table for three adults. The last time we sat at a cocktail table and it was impossible to get all of the food on the table. We asked to move, there wasn't any space available to move. On another special occasion, we were seated next to the restrooms and server area. I asked that we move because I didn't want to sit near the bathroom or server area. Again, no space available to move; I mentioned this when we were seated; the hostess was annoyed and never came back to let me know if we could be moved; I had to find her. For this kind of money, we will dine elsewhere - sorry.
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  • enjoyable dinner
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nice steakhouse that needs a redo very dated and dark. Food was very good especially the creamed spinach must be the best I have ever had in a steakhouse
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christners
    HappyTummy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was tremendous, portions generous. Orange cake is a must for dessert. Service was enthusiastic and friendly. Very pricey but money well spent for a special occasion.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to eat
    Glen
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Family owned. Great food great service and a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend Christener's which is the old Del Frisco's and nothing has changed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Have come here for years and it never fails to impress!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    RoachesFL
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went for our anniversary. The ambience, the food, and the service were all great. Each time we've been here, our entire experience has always been top-notch. Enjoyed everything: lobster bisque was delightfully thick & creamy with lots of lobster chunks; our steaks were prepared exactly the way we asked; both our fresh steamed broccoli & chunky lobster mac-n-cheese were perfect; and our orange cake dessert was a pleasant and delicious surprise; more than enough to share. Great folks delivering on their promise to provide us a first-class dining experience. Well done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del who?
    SandJinCFL
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    While this place donned the name Del Frisco for a long time and might have gotten the odd visit from people who knew that name, those really in the know have been coming for what's inside. Our last visit was typical of what we've had each time there, over many years. Great cocktails and wine, terrific food and wonderful service. While I wish we went more often, this is our 'top shelf treat' and we celebrated our anniversary. And in addition to the great dining experience, we were wished a happy anniversary by Miss Carole and it made the night perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    HITchick
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The service and food were wonderful! I was there with some people from work and we were able to unwind and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad table
    Reran
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It had been a while since we dined here. When I made my reservation I forgot to request a table away from the bar. We were seated at a table by the piano but next to the doorway to the bar. A few loud guys in the bar must have been there since Happy Hour. The pianist played nice, soft background music until a couple sat at the piano bar. Another two couples walked up to the piano while waiting for their table. Then the music got loud and the piano player started singing. When the two couples sat at their table and the first couple left, the music toned down again. Great food, though. Beef Wellington was excellent as was my steak and the lobster bisque. Service was very good. A manager never stopped by our table to see if everything was OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate