Michael's Steak Chalet
Michael's Steak Chalet

Michael's Steak Chalet

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steakchalet.com/
  • Phone: 5733483611x
  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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 5733483611x
  • Entertainment: Seasonal
  • Special Events: 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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Michael's Steak Chalet reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (49)great for outdoor dining (45)romantic (33)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (16)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (9)fit for foodies (8)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Although we had reservations and confirmation thereof, the restaurant did not have them
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Michael's was heavenly
    Lesfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I loved the setting overlooking the lake. Host seating people was courteous, pleasant and efficient. We were early so went to bar. Bartender was also a joy! We had filet mignon and tuna, well prepared and delicious. Sides were good . Carrot cake with cinnamon ice cream was superb . Wine list was good. Waitress was attentive. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Night
    ccmo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I have been coming to the Lake for over thirty years and have never eaten at Michael's Steak Chalet. Even though it was a cool night, we wanted to sit outside. The view was beautiful. We had the escargot for an appetizer and we each had the steak. We regret that we didn't order the lima beans as a side. We asked to try them as we were paying as we kept hearing they were a specialty. We tried them and they were amazing. We plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Escargots came in a unique presentation - delicious! Salad, prime rib and fries were excellent and a great value with the Thursday evening special. Service was attentive and polite. I shall return on my next visit to the lake!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So So
    Tony
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The visit was so so. I had the prime rib special. It was a 12 oz cut but at least 6 oz were fat. My wife had the shrimp which was very good. the service was so so. It took a long time for the server to take our food order and there was very little interaction when we asked questions about the menu. It was several years since we were there and it will be several years again before we go back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prime rib
    Big70fred
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ordered the prime rib which was supposed to be their specialty. Only half of the meal was edible as the other half was fat. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant as a result.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    WE PICKED A PERECT WEATHER EVENING TO EAT ON THE PATIO. THE VIEW WAS MAGNIFICENT, NO BUGS, AND ALTHOUGH THE PATIO WAS FULL, THE AMBIENCE WAS GREAT. THE FOOD DIDN'T LET US DOWN. IT WAS GOURMET AND PREPARED JUST RIGHT (STEAKS). ALL IN ALL A VERY HIGH CLASS ROMANTIC EVENING. SERVICE WAS JUST FINE, NOT SUFFOCATING, JUST RIGHT.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Extremely disappointed as this was one of my favorites. Made a reservation for 830 when they close at ten trying to be respectful and give plenty of time for staff before closing. WAsnt seated until well after 900 and our steaks were not cooked as ordered and were extremely rushed and ruined our dinner. Very sad in a place I used to really enjoy...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow Service
    dinealot
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    They were under staffed. Waited a long time for everything. Same with most tables. They were offering comp desserts to almost everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Jewel
    StandingTall
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Every time I visit the Lake I have to go to Michael's! If you like a great steak, it ranks among the best in the world. Sitting high above the lake provides an incredible view at sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    BBQfan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a special place. We enjoy the food, the view, the professionalism. Order the prime rib and have them "French" it for you. A place you will always remember.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pefect Start to the Weekend
    glashley
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Michael's was the perfect starting event for our Girls Weekend at the Lake. The five of us met for dinner and drinks intent on watching the sun set over the water. Mandy, our waitress, was absolutely the best making suggestions on everything and even taking the phone to direct members of our party to the restaurant. While it was the beginning of the hottest weekend of the summer the staff was determined to make us comfortable and brought out a fan to help with the heat so we could remain outdoors. Not one complaint from anyone in the group on our food selections. Everything was simply delicious and the portions were large. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • August 16th visit
    MBandDAlvpatiodining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, the prime rib was fantastic as was the crab Rangoon app. We are regular diners at M's and had some special guests with us. They enjoyed the food, patio, and view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing food, view, and service!
    racksnquacks1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our first year anniversary here and it was truly amazing. Wonderful view of the sunset over the lake, the staff and service were super. We walked right in and were seated immediatly and all of the staff were very accomodating and friendly. Would recommend this to adults wanting a relaxing evening at the lake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    greg
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and i celebrated our 31st. Anniversary here on Monday. Service was very good and the Food and View even better. Been coming here for 20 years and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our large dog was not happy being left in our vehicle and managed to force the window out and exit the truck. The staff at Michael's Steak Chalet were very accomodating with first alerting us to the escaped dog, cleaning the glass from around our truck and inside our truck and permitting our dog to sit with us on the patio while we dined. The staff was exceptional. The primary staff member that helped us was a chef who was on property on his day off! He was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phenomenal
    LAN1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went for a special occasion with a special date. Ordered the blackened tuna rare. It was sashimi grade and absolutely melted in my mouth. Undoubtedly the best tuna I have ever had. We were inside next to a window overlooking the lake at sunset. It was beautiful and peaceful and romantic. Would recommend for date night out or a weekly event.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great prime rib, beautiful view
    lakeluvers
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I went there on a Friday night for our anniversary, there was a guitar player playing nice slow music, very romantic, the French style prime rib was amazing, we sat outside and the view was beautiful, the service was fantastic, will definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Setting
    OT123
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The view is excellent. Nice outdoor setting for dinner/lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad birthday experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner
    Suzz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Prime Rib was excellent. Really enjoyed our meal at Michaels Steak Chalet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Michael's Steak Chalet
    CarolFromIL
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Hossie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovinbeef
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very quiet
    foodie007
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket List Lake Spot
    MBandDAlvpatiodining
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucky 8
    Lucky568
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everything was excellent as usual. Sure wish you would bring back the 6 oz. filet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star restaurant
    finedining
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Michael's Steak Chalet is great for it's scenic views...and the food is exceptional too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic view and great food
    DannyVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, beautifull location!
    rams85
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • National Account Manager
    JimmytheNap
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael's Steak Chalet
    lakelover2
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome food, service & view!
    Rita
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent meal, service, view of the lake, and music in the bar afterwards.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Michael's Steak Chalet reviews archive.
  • Dinner
    funlinda
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    TwoDogs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    Cyndy
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    greg
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joan
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food wasn't up to expections. For the four of us, we spent $350 and it was basically a $100 meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet