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Michael's Steak Chalet
Michael's Steak Chalet

Michael's Steak Chalet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steakchalet.com
  • Phone: (573) 348-3611
  • Hours of Operation: Serving Dinner Daily at 5:00pm (03-20-2014 to 11-01-2014)

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only (02-13-2014 to 12-31-2014)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Skip Blackburn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are welcome from 20 to 75.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Luman (573) 348-3611
  • Entertainment: Seasonal
  • Special Events & Promotions: Available for Weddings, Private Parties and Special Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 54
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot is Free
A word from Michael's Steak Chalet
Michael's Steak Chalet is the Lake of the Ozark's preferred dining Location! Michael's offers a warm & elegant atmosphere with a staff that caters to your every need only to be matched by the highest quality food & wine list in town. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for 2, a special occasion, or a private party, Michael's can accommodate your needs.

Weather permitting, you can enjoy dinner on our patio with a great view of the lake and our beautiful sunsets.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Michael's has been a favorite of mine for years. We made our reservation thru Open Table and they had our table ready the minute we walked in. Our server was friendly and greeted us fairly promptly. That may have been the best part of her service. She was very nice but also very forgetful. We had to ask for food that she forgot....more than once. She was not attentive to our table as you would expect in a restaurant of this caliber. It was my husband's birthday and he specifically chose Michael's but we were all disappointed. The food [when we finally got all of it] was very good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Prime Rib was excellent. Really enjoyed our meal at Michaels Steak Chalet."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service, best view on the lake, well worth it! Our friends said their steaks were the best they ever had. My husband had prime rib and it was perfect. I had the port tenderloin with plum sauce - amazing! They even had a list of specials that made it very reasonable."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at Michael's. Love the food, outdoor seating, and the view. Service is always superb. We try to come whenever we are at the Lake."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The view is awesome. I have only had the beef tenderloin,wonderful!! Outside crusty, inside rare/medium rare. Service is great, friendly and accommodating. This is where we take our favorite people."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Sunday night, we were there with very few others. We hope Michael's stays open, because we had excellent food and our waiter was very friendly and made our night special."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is one our favorite choices for summer evening patio dining at the lake. Several improvements have been made to the patio which is now more open. The prime rib continues to be the entree of choice. Service improvements have been made by Brent & Biggie and the addition of Suzie & Don Ackers as lounge entertainment is a perfect cap to a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything was excellent as usual. Sure wish you would bring back the 6 oz. filet."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was a hidden gem the food, service, and atmosphere off the chart Definitely will be back, The lake view is wonderful, outdoor seating is a big plus"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Michael's Steak Chalet is great for it's scenic views...and the food is exceptional too!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "you just can't beat the steaks here and huge baked potatoes, I like the fact that they offer veggies other than green beans, like lima beans or peas, they have a very nice wine list and the limited availability list has some real steals, the view is the best at the Lake as it is high on a bluff above the Lake in a wooded park like setting with a Swiss Lodge feel. If you come when Tan Tar A is having their fireworks display you have a fantastic seat for the event"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took my wife to Michaels for her birthday along with the rest of our family. The food was good for all. The scenic view for the outdoor dining is fantastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a great place for any sort of dinner out. Upscale casual or a formal event. Menu prices do not reflect high quality meals and drinks. Great value."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Prime Rib 12 oz. (6 oz. was fat). Chicken breasts with vegetables and sauce. Chicken was tough and sauce tasted peculiar No ambiance. Not the Michael's Steak Chalet we once knew. Server was very friendly. Michael's has not updated their restaurant since 2006 when we last dined there. Would not return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Love your Thursday night specials! The service, food & view cannot be beat! We did sit outside because the weather was perfect, however there was a couple smokers that were sitting up wind to us & that was not good because none of our group like smoking especially while you are trying to eat. Wish you had a no smoking policy."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent meal, service, view of the lake, and music in the bar afterwards."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing dinner at Michael's Steak Chalet. We make it a point to have dinner there when we visit the Lake of the Ozarks."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going to Michael's at least once a year for ten years for our wedding anniversary. We usually end up dining there once or twice a year and it's always a good experience. The prime rib is very consistently great. I have had the rib eye there as well and it is also always high quality although a bit pricey. The view is outstanding. There must be an 8 mile long view of the lake from 100-150 feet above. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our party of 8 had a reservation for 7PM last night. We had all dined there many times and had always been so happy with the restaurant until the last time we went but decided to go back for another try since we love prime rib and they used to have the best. After being seated, we were told that they had no prime rib (at 7:00 on a Thursday?). And, our server, Mike, was very rude about it and had a huge chip on his shoulder the He said "nothing" . We asked where Ronnie, our favorite bartender and employee was and were told curtly that she was just "gone" after 15 years. Some things were definitely going on at the restaurant and things were so tense that our evening was ruined. All couples said they won't go back. Sad."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had a party of 8, our children and their girls and grand son for dinner. it was fantastic! Food was great, service was flawless (ask for Rhonda) and the atmosphere was over the top! Thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • " The food wasn't up to expections. For the four of us, we spent $350 and it was basically a $100 meal. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "had a wonderful time! Food, service and atmosphere were great!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Eating on the patio at Michael's Steak Chalet is always a treat. The prime rib is scrumptious and the wait staff attentive. Glad you can now make reservations."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "One of the Lake of the Ozark's finest restaurants. It may be a little difficult to find and off the main path, but Michael's is truly a premiere restaurant. Their prime rib is absolutely the finest, beating out most steak restaurants. The view overlooking the lake is beautiful and romantic. If the weather is nice, I'd recommend eating out on the patio. The service is always outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a business dinner with customers and wanted to enjoy an evening a great food and service. None of us were disappointed. The escargot and stuffed mushroom appetizers were excellent. Our main courses consisted of two different steaks and two different seafood dishes. Suffice to say that there were no leftovers."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The Filet's were wonderful as was the rest of the meal. We were too full to order dessert though. :("
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Absolutely perfect. Proposed to my girlfriend there on Saturday night. The staff was so cool and made it even more special. Food was amazing, though I was too nervous to eat much of it. Thank you Michael's!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had our Valentines Dinner this year heir. The restaurant is a little off the better path, but well worth it. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant had a wonderful family feel. The menu is simple but elligant. We really didn't have any complaints."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great steaks. Went there for Valentines's Day with another couple. The ladies had filets and couldn't rave about them enough. My friend and I both ordered the prime rib but they were out. (there was a large crowd there due to the holiday and we had an 8:00 reservation). We ordered ribeyes and they were perfect. The service was provided by Ronny who usually bartends but you couldn't tell. She was right on top of it. Over all it was an excellent evening. We think Michael's is the best restaurant in the lake area. We have lived at the lake for 10 years and have been coming to the lake since we were very young."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were told (by phone) at this time of year (October) they only cook 1/2 of a prime rib every day and we should be there between 5 & 6 or they may run out. We made reservations for 5 and we both got our melt in your mouth prime rib. Our server was very good and we enjoyed our meal with an awesome view and sunset. I can't wait to go back on our next trip."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "My husband and I like to visit Michael's when it is the right temperature for outdoor dining. We requested patio seating. There are tables with a lovely view on the lower patio but we were not seated there. We suspect the staff does not like to service these tables because they must go up and down steps! Nice obstructed view from the upper patio and nice ambiance. Rhonda was a delightful server. Would have appreciated a "petite" or ladies entree option and a larger salad. Please note that this is primarily a steak lovers restaurant. Because we love the quiet setting and the view (well, partial view!) we will return again for a bottle of wine and maybe just appetizers next time."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "As local, full time residents, we always reserve Michaels as a preference for quiet dining after the crowds have returned home. Mike was an excellent server, just the correct amount of presence without being intrusive."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "Wh had a large party and the staff did a great job of taking care of our every need. When we arrived, we asked if they could seat us outdoors where we could enjoy a nice summer evening and the panoramic view of the lake. They accomodated our request and had us seated very quickly. The service was efficient but not pushy. The salad was fresh and flavorful. The steak was grilled to perfection and the grilled salmon was not tender and delicious."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "As with many Lake restaurants, proper staffing is a problem. Know locally for their prime rib, but were sold out at 7 PM on a Saturday. Seems like they could have anticipated being busy as this was the end of the season. Steak we got as alternative was OK, but many places do steak well. Waiter was excellent and brought a complimentary desert for our troubles. Would return, but only if I could get a reservation before 6 PM."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Food quality very good. Generous portions. Enjoyed the view."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "We really enjoyed our meal and thought the service was great. Very reasonably priced. Great views!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We had a very enjoyable evening and the food was great!"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "It has been one of our favorite places to dine on the lake but not so much the last couple of years. Keep thinking it would improve. The service has been awful the last two times this year and in fact the waiter was rude to our party of 7. No excuse for that and the food was just so so. There needs to a change for this place to survive."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "This is by far my favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozark, The prime rib is the best I have ever had and I love scallop Escargot puff pastry dish. The view is beautiful and the obience is very charming and romantic."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Have been to Michaels every year on vacation for the past 3 years. Always great service and food."
    Dined on 8/5/2013