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: (407) 645-4443
  • 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
74 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)romantic (41)notable wine list (37)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (28)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Gators44
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very nice evening, steak as always, was excellent. Caesar salad not as good as usual. Lettuce wet and dressing did not stay on salad. Overall very happy as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak and lobster in central Florida
    Pearl1947VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    There is a wives tail that lobster tails that are two large are not flavorful and tend to be chewy. Christner's proves that not to be the case. Mine was over a pound and had wonderful taste and texture. My wife had a smaller one with the same results. Side items were large enough to share and delicious. I've had 20 oz lobster tails at another well known eatery that just didn't measure up to Christner's and didn't cost as much. I'll spend double anytime for the better product. Also, our service was impeccable by a lady who had been with them 21 years. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CFH11VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Chrsitner's is without doubt the best steak in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amura
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very enjoyable night. Food was very good. Party of 6, and most had the filets, and a couple of ribeyes. Everything came out perfect and tasted amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Christner's have always had the best steaks! The Owner and Servers are first class!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No longer worth it.
    Thelasttime
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This restaurant is very expensive and used to be good for special occasions. However, I no longer believe this to be true.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long time fan
    DebbieSofWP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Been going to Christners (formerly Del Friscos) for about 20 years. It has undergone a few changes over the years (including the name) and, sadly, the passing of Russ the owner, but the food has stayed consistent and RUss family is doing a great job of continuing on the tradition that he started. It's very pricey but the portions are large so sharing is ok and encouraged. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christner's is a gem
    GGBecky
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly and efficient bar tender, good waiter. What else could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Outstanding. One of the best steaks i have ever had period. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend esp. if you are in the mood for a classic steakhouse a uniquely personal customer service approach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation anniversary dinner
    JT61214
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I were in Orlando on vacation. We wanted to go to a steakhouse/seafood restarurant to celebrate our anniversary. After an extensive search online we chose Christner's. We enjoyed the service immensely. We completely appreciated the owner's making their way over to greet us and say Happy Anniversary. The food was very good, my hubbys steak was a little over done, but not bad. I had the hidden gem, the Ahi tuna steak...it was perfection! The sides were very good and large. It was a bit pricey but it is expected at a steakhouse. Our waiters were excellent. I really enjoyed the time we had between each course. We were there about 2 and a half hours and it was not rushed and relaxing. Overall a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best!
    hungry4more
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Best dinner experience by far in Central Florida, food is amazing, service outstanding. We loved the crab cake with Cajun sauce for appetizer, the fillet mignon was fantastic, side dishes are large enough to share for 2, but try more then one, each side dish is excellent. Don't forget to leave room for desert or take it to go to enjoy later.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will never regret this choice
    BillyW
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    One of the best places to take your wife on an anniversary. Owner stopped by the table to congratulate us, doesn't get any more classy than Christner's. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands down the best steak in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We celebrated our son's 18th birthday at Christner's and it was an incredible dining experience. The service was impeccable. The waiter and the owners of the restaurant went out of their way to make our son feel special. We had a sweet/spicy calamari as an appetizer that was out of this world. Hot, fresh, homemade bread!!! Our son ordered the filet Mignon, and said it was the best he had ever tasted. My husband and I had the Prime strip for two; tender, moist, juicy. The Chateau Potatoes and Osage Spinach were amazing! The "Orange Cake" was a heavenly conclusion to the evening. Our son said "If I ever have to request a last meal, it will definitely be from Christners!" We can't wait to return to celebrate our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Came for Oysters, stayed for Steak
    Flyingman
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was my second time at Christeners in about 1 1/2 years. The Del Frisco name is gone but the food and service remians top notch. This is a classic steak house, piano bar, white table clothes. Everything my wife and I had was really excellent with 1st class service. The Fried Oysters are delicious, quick fried on the outside and still juicy inside. We shared the 24 oz porterhouse, more than enough for two adults with two kids. Lettuce Wedge, sauteed button mushrooms, and the Chateau potatoes! This is my favorite fancy place to go when in the Orlando area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diner100VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've been planning to try Christner's for years, but just haven't made it due to the distance from me. Now, having tried it, it did not live up to expectations. Décor is classy, but dated. Food was sub-par compared to reputation and expectation. My party all started with Lobster Bisque, and were all very disappointed. There was plenty of lobster, but the "liquid" was very thick and tasted mostly of flour. It was like eating lobster gravy or paste. The steaks were good, and well prepared, but I was personally disappointed in the peppercorn sauce. It was peppery, but just OK. I guess I'm spoiled by the Cognac Peppercorn Sauce at Chatham's, and Christner's just did not measure up. All in all, just average grade for Christner's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Mori
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you want the best, you'll have to pay a little more, but it's absolutely worth it. The food and service are perfect. Could not ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So-So Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Dined here for 3rd time to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service was stellar! He specifically chose this restaurant as he wanted an amazing steak and knew how much I enjoyed the lobster mac-n-cheese during out last visit. His steak was just average (but at a premium price) and the lobster mac-n-cheese tasty but not as rich and cream as before. Also had the seared sesame crusted tuna, which was very good (and very pricey!). For the money spent, everything should have been outstanding, not average. Great place for special occasions, but be prepared to pay for the atmosphere and "name" while eating slightly better than average food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak house
    sportzVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have eaten at many great steak house aroung the country. This is one of the best. My wife have the filet and I had the lamb chops, cream spinach. All were done perfectly as ordered. Spinach was fabulous. The chocolate cake for dessert was to die for. Go any enjoy one of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Doodle1
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dinner at Christner's certainly doesn't disappoint! The food and the service continues to be on point! We celebrated my birthday and our server, Dee, was AMAZING!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Steak!
    Threedaughters
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We tried the strip for two....flat out awesome. Waiters were attentive but not over-bearing. Price was very reasonable. Will be back soon!!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one great steak place
    CGTracy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    avoids the cookie cutter steakhouse routine. Excellent food, great service..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cody's birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food is absolutely amazing but plan on spending some money. You don't want to cheap out and miss some amazing soups, appetizers and salads along with your main course. Kevin was our host (waiter) for the evening and he was great. Great sense of humor and never missed a beat in his service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Senoraista
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated four birthdays that evening and an anniversary. We requested the private room. Our waiter all night was Mark and he and his assistant were fabulous. Steaks, salads, accompaniments, wine, and bread were all delicious. No one had one complaint. The private room is wonderful for a large party we were ten. Specious and lovely. Most of us took home part of our dinner. I had the smallest filet and I couldn't eat it all We didn't receive or have any of their desserts since one of the couples brought a birthday cake Wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Time
    Wonderful
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had early reservations on a Saturday evening at 6 pm. Had a cozy table in bar area. Waiter noticed my friends steak was cooked more than he requested and immediately had a new one cooked without him saying anything. Food was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Never Disappointed Here!
    EatAndBeMerry
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Whether it is celebrating a special occasion or just a nice night on the town, Christner's is always the place that we choose. Food and service is always consistent and superb. Best steak in Central Florida in my opinion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    foodiegirl87
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a great time at Christner's. The sommelier recommended a wonderful cabernet. The owner Mrs. Christner came and personally introduced herself to us and thanked us for coming. There was a magician that was such a nice touch. It was such a special evening celebrating a birthday and Christners made it even more special. Make sure you get the lobster mac & cheese!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christner's Delivers
    OrlandoChow
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We recently celebrated another special event at Christner's; and we were not disappointed. As always, the service and food were impeccable. Mrs. Christner stopped in to check on us. There is no better steakhouse in Central Florida. Both our filet mignons and the 14 oz. lobster tail we split were perfectly prepared, as were the sides. Christner's should not only be for special occasions, however. We now stop there before going to a movie, sit at the bar and have appetizers or a light meal. The martinis are the best; like two drinks in most restaurants and the bartenders make sure that you always have an ice cold glass!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful every time
    New2Baltimore
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My family loves coming to this consistently delicious restaurant. My husband and I recently went to Christner's to celebrate a promotion. We were greeted by a friendly valet, seated quickly and greeted by our serving team promptly. We started with the calamari appetizer that was light, fresh and appropriately spicy. Then we moved to our entrees; a petite filet for me and a NY strip for him. My husband likes his steaks 'Pittsburgh rare' and he thinks they do it the absolute best in all of central Florida. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and of course I got the osage spinach. If you like creamed spinach this is a must. Overall, another fantastic dining experience- we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Dawn
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Not only was the food incredible, but we were fortunate enough to have Victor as our server who completely took care of us and made our dining experience even better! Ask for Victor when you go. And maybe you will luck out and get him. We will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!!
    lovinthisplace
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything was perfect for a very special birthday celebration for two! I made the reservation online and asked for a quiet, romantic setting. The seating along with the service, food and wine was wonderful! My date was surprised and loved every minute of it! The owner even added an extra special touch by coming to our table to give my date birthday wishes. Christner's will definitely be added to our dining out places for special events.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Restauranteur
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Classic steakhouse decor, excellent meats, elaborate wine and liquor selections. Knowledgable staff that offer stellar service.
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    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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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
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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.
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    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.
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    special occasion
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As amazing as always
    KatA
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Second time here, just as good as the first time. Food was HOT and to perfect temperature. Sides are big enough to share. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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 !
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    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet