O Steaks & Seafood South

O Steaks & Seafood South

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/
  • Phone: 6038567925
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Scott Ouellette Chef/Owner, Chef de Cusine Chris Roscoe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Offering full on and off premise catering. Please call 603-707-6929 or visit us on line at www.magicfoodsnh.com, email:catering@magicfoodsnh.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering private rooms up to 100 guest

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11 s main st
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Capital commons parking garage is attached to the restaurant. $.50/hr m-f till 5pm. Complimentary parking after 5pm and weekends
A word from O Steaks & Seafood South
Another "must dine" created by Chef Owner Scott Ouellette, O Steaks & Seafood South is located in Concord, NH. Offering only the freshest ingredients we work to bring you the classic steak house with something extra. Steak not your choice? Try the Lobster Mac & Cheese or one of our freshly prepared seafood dishes. Don't miss the Corn Pudding which is a must have or the Kobe Beef O pops. O Steaks and Seafood's wine list has been hand selected by Scott offering over twenty wines by the glass.

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O Steaks & Seafood South reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (17)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was our first visit to NH and to O. We had a superb dinner for two consisting of escargot, ahi tuna (large), mixed greens, sea bass with crab and asparagus risotto, and an order of asparagus. Although the risotto was a bit underdone, the side of asparagus was overdone, one escargot was missing, and the sea bass was a bit overdone, everything was delicious and our server timed each dish perfectly. She also had the kitchen split our salad and sea bass onto two plates since we were sharing. We had a 5:00 P.M. reservation and were seated promptly. The noise level was very low at the start of our dinner but escalated quickly as the dining room filled up. We would return to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and service excellent, probably the best restaurant in Concord.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of best in town
    ap66
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We go a couple times a year. Usually for an occasion of some sort or just a nice dinner. Staff is good. Food is quite good. One of the better places in Concord. I like all of the places owned by this local restaurant group. They seem to know what they are doing and deliver a good product. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in Concord
    FromDerry
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our first visit was very pleasant. The food and service were very good. Though the prices are a bit high we felt they were appropriate for the quality of the food and the atmosphere. We would not hesitate to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food at O's was incredible! Everything was fresh and prepared to perfection. Chocolate cake martini was delicious as well. There could have been another wait person staffed on the patio, but the one woman did a good job keeping up with all of the activity. We'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food: awesome. Atmosphere: meh.
    Mr2Darcy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    To say their food is delicious is an understatement - it's phenomenal. My wife's lobster mac 'n cheese was, in her words, the best she's ever had. My braised short ribs were meaty, tender, and full of flavor, and the jalapeno-cheddar corn pudding was uniquely smooth, rich, and the perfect complement to the ribs. The one thing that annoys me, however, is the noise level - which is, at times, unbearable due to the fact that there is no divider between the lounge area and the dining room. If you want a nice, quiet, romantic dinner out, O's is definitely not the place to go; if, on the other hand, you don't mind yelling at your date in order to carry on a conversation, then it's perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising in Concord
    NHable12
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Took my husband here for his birthday and it was so good- a Kobe beef steak in Concord, NH? Truly never thought I'd see the day. He said it was the best steak he's ever had so that says enough! Only complaint was that it was so loud, not much separation from the after-work-happy-hour crowd but other than the noise no issues! we will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    On 7/19/2014, my family and I went to dinner at "O" in Concord NH. We chose this venue over others that we were more familiar with as "O" was recommended by a friend and we thought we'd give it a try. Our reservation via Open Table worked perfectly and when we arrived for our reservation, we were promptly seated. We had issues with the lighting, availability/visibility of our waiter, quality of the food and responsiveness of the management team to rectify our issues. Although we were open to giving "O" another try at a later date, it was clear that management was not interested in having our future business as we were insulted that we had to go through 3 levels of management to get a refund for a $28 meal that was of very poor quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place with great service!
    jasonct
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our server, Jessica was a shining example of someone who should be working at an upper class steak house. She was attentive without being overbearing and knowledgeable about the menu when we had questions. We were a foursome of friends and we each ordered different steaks. We were all pleased with the done-ness level of each of our selections, medium rare was truly a perfect steakhouse medium rare! A nit that I have with restaurants is when they call beef Kobe. Unless the meat comes from Japan or is from the herd of cattle that the Koch brothers have, I hate seeing Kobe beef on a menu. It should simply say USDA Choice or Prime. (Note that Angus or Black Angus certified or otherwise is nothing more than a brand.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good choice for a special night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The choice was based on a gift card we owned. The food was excellent. Chicken stuffed and asparagus- wonderful and flavorful chicken. Asparagus a bit over done. But the lobster Mac n Cheese is the BEST ever. And the Ahi Tuna was excellent as well. Our waitress was one of the nicest and energetic I've had. Go enjoy some excellent O Pops too- although they are a bit of heat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointment.
    Tuscanny
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Slow start at first but the Capital Center for the Arts had a show and it was busy. Service was also slow at first, but when the crowd left it was perfect. Three out of four of us has some form of risotto and it was a win, the fourth had a stir fry which was just ok. Only thing I dislike about the restaurant is the noise level which is very high and very hard to have conversations. All in all a win.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    Sunshine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The wait staff were very attentive and provided great service! The food is always top notch. Don't pass up the lobster mac and cheese!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice celebration
    Brasndeisparent
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was excellent, service was great. Unfortunately we were near a very large and loud group some of whom appeared to have had a drink too many
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "O" stands for OK
    IHospitality
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Menu was great but execution suffered. Both Steaks undercooked and Lamb over cooked. Cooks more interested in leaving than completing the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Dinner!
    greatmealswithgreatpeople
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food, nice ambiance! We went for my father's birthday dinner and the lobster mac and cheese was delicious as always! Went on a Saturday night and was surprised to find the place so busy even for little Concord, NH! I'd definitely recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    alphabetdater
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We dined at O for a "Date Night" dinner. The food was fabulous! Everything about the evening was fantastic. Our reservation was for 5:45. We arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. The chef was able to accommodate my gluten and lactose intolerances. Service was attentive without hovering. I would definitely recommend this for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment
    wayno53
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I visited O with my wife, son and his fiancé. We had been to O before but were very disappointed with out dining experience. Our server was slow, distracted and mostly absent. The food was tasty but only warm and expensive, the restaurant is loud. We had to call on another waiter to find our waiter. He did offer to help us out, and took our leftovers to the kitchen and find our waiter. Our waiter finally returned, we were not offered dessert or coffee and he threw out the bone from my son's cowboy steak, which had a full meal on it. When we expressed his disappointment he just blew us off as did the hostess when I discussed this with her. I did email the restaurant but did not get a reply. We were all very disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner before the show
    Ccpapatron
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The night our group of four spent at O coincided with two other large groups school and perhaps corporate. It was VERY loud. Our server was wonderful at seeking to meet our requests and anticipated many needs. The seafood was done very nicely, but the Kobe beef was overcooked. Perhaps another try when there is less sense of all hell breaking loose.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My $0,02 on O's
    mayhem8
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Food and service were above average. The dining area has all hard surfaces and the ceiling was open and exposed all the way to the roof which just makes for a noisy experience if it's crowded, which it was. I had a hard time hearing the waitress. The writing on the menus was small (especially the prices, which may have been on purpose) and for dinner, it was dimly lit making it hard to read the menu in general. Food prices were on the high side (mostly $20-30+ entrees), especially when you factor in that the side dishes weren't included and were $4 each. The sides were very good sized though. Drink prices weren't outrageous with a martini being $9 and, if you're into that, they seemed to have a large wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not "Hot"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was well seasoned. Great flavor....very tasty. However, food was not hot, warm at best bordering room temperature. Family of 5, none of our entrees were hot. There was only one server. She brought our food out 1 or 2 at a time. Then we waited 3 - 5 minutes before she returned with next entrees and again we waited until she brought out our sides dishes. Perhaps they were short staffed due to Mother's day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mothers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Andrew gave us a wonderful Mothers Day dining experience. He made some great suggestions,knew the menu from top tp bottom and gave us some great wine selections. Because of him and the wonderful food we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    2ndtimearound
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My daughter and I enjoy a wonderful lunch on mothers day. The food was wonderful and the desert we shared was just as good. We don't live in Concord, It's a 1/2 way spot for us both. I have also enjoyed dinner here with siblings. We live all over the state. It's a great location for us all to meet and the food is always very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but dry
    healthyfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our mothers day brunch was OK but not outstanding. The crepes were cold and zabalione sauce had separated a bit. The fritata was good but came solo on a plate despite a promise of potatoes and the bread was a single piece of white bread not very interesting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not disappointed
    ivy2000
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We've been here several times. The food is always good, portions are gigantic. Service is hit or miss, but this time around we had fantastic service. Well-made drinks, good wine list. A safe bet for a good meal, good drinks and a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    ChrisJ75
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything was amazing in this gorgeous restaurant. Steak was the best we've ever had. Seafood risotto was fabulous! We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not happy
    Larry
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    the food was great. the waitperson was terrific. the noise level was terrible. we could not hold a conversation. and it was so dark we had trouble reading the menu. we will not go back.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 140 reviews are from the O Steaks & Seafood South reviews archive.
  • Mmm at O's
    AverageJoe
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Overall delicious experience at O's. They are apparently known for their calamari. Which we tied but found heavy handed with the sweet/sour sauce. The meal faired much better my lamb was done just right as was my partners filet mignon. Waitstaff was always pleasant and accommodating the whole meal. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale in Concord
    MWilly
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is a gem in downtown Concord. We did not have to travel far to have an upscale dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Service was good, however the scallops were undercooked and the lobster in the lobster mac was tough and dry. For the price of the meals, this is unacceptable. We probably won't be returning in the future.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Menu and Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Dined at O before a show at the Capital Center and had great service. The menu and wine choices were excellent. O is a nice place to go before or after a show and is within walking distance to the theatre.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    harry
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I was extremely pleased with the quality of food and service. I will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had not been to O Steaks and Seafood. When we arrived we were super impressed and excited about the buzz and ambience of the restaurant. We arrived a few minutes early for our 6pm booking. Although the bar area was busy, there were many tables open in the dining area on the other side of the room. BUT ... we were led to a back room, completely separate from the main restaurant, with no ambience at all. I asked the girl who took us to our table if there was a table available in the main area, but she was more concerned to see if we knew about some show going on at the convention center. I cannot tell you how disappointed we were :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Expected More for what I paid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Our server was outstanding. The first thing that went wrong is it said on their website they had Prime Rib Friday and Saturday nights. However, I was informed they no longer served Prime Rib. What steak house does not serve prime rib? I had my mind set and felt very let down. I ordered the lamb special which cost $42. The lamb was bland, I ordered it medium and it was rare. The pan fried potatoes were horrible. They tasted as if they were cooked in advance and heated up for my order. For that price I expected much better food. The place is very noisy because of the high ceilings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy atmosphere
    MaryP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner at O's. Service was exceptional and so was the food. My only critique is that it is too noisy. It's not romantic if you have to yell across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Ambiance pales by comparison to the Laconia location but the food is just as good! Most restaurants of this caliber tend to gouge the customer on the wine list (especially by the glass) but O's wine list is both interesting and quite reasonable. I had the Fried Oysters Rockefeller and a Fillet "Smothered & Covered" medium-rare and both were exceptional! On the fillet I swaped out the standard sauce and replaced it with a double dose of the thicker Garlic Herb sauce (I'm a serious "sauce guy"). I like the fact that the entrees don't get delivered with a standard starch & veggie .... Instead O allows you a side dish of your choosing (and additional item(s) at a small subsidy). The entire experience was thoroughly enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notable food, fabulous interaction
    Peaches
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Notable food, fabulous interaction with our server, long leisurely dinner, all fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, a great meal!
    moonwater
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We go to O Steaks & Seafood South about 5-6 times a year...and it is always worth it! The service was wonderful and the food was as good as ever - even though I think prices have gone up a little recently. Overall, still a great place to dine in Concord, especially if you want a leisurely evening with friends, based around excellent food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hidden Gem
    Photoguy
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    You wouldn't know it to drive by, but O is an amazing restaurant in downtown Concord NH. My wife and I went for my birthday and even though it was a bit pricey you definitely get what you pay for. The portions were huge and we had enough left over to bring home for Lunch the next day. Our server was very friendly and Knowledgeable and attentive. It won't be an every weekend kind of place to go for us but we would have no problem bringing new people to experience the fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much better
    BobRVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Fantastic service and food showed that misfire last visit was hopefully not the norm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before a movie
    NHDiner65
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We went to O's on a Sunday night - one of the few restaurants that are open then. We were under a time constraint as we were going to the movies. The waitress was very accommodating and made sure we were out on time. The food was great! Their clam chowder is among the best we've had. My husband had the meatloaf, which he loved and I had the seafood risotto which was also outstanding. We went home with enough for another dinner each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate