O Steaks & Seafood South

O Steaks & Seafood South

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/
  • Phone: (603) 856-7925
  • 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
72 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (34)special occasion (33)good for groups (22)hot spot (20)notable wine list (19)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not your typical New England restaurant experience
    Rico
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very eclectic, atmosphere and food selections. A bit on the high side but worth that extra cost. My seafood risotto was loaded with large pieces of seafood. The caesar salad was a bit boring and dry. We ordered a side of mashed sweet potatoes with our meal which were creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. The drinks were very generous as were the portions. Two of us had enough to take home for lunch the next day. Noisy if you are sitting near the bar area but all and all it was comfy and we're planning to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed.
    CBINNH
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Enjoyed the food (short ribs are great); I would go back again. Specials should be in view of the tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice new find
    SAM75
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Living outside of Manchester we don't often venture north for dinner however looking for a change of pace and O's was great. Atmosphere was relaxed but modern, it was a bit loud for my taste but we adjusted. Service was great, not too speedy which was good as we were looking to enjoy an evening and not be in and out in 45 minutes. Great variety of specialty cocktails and wines, many menu items to pick from. Calamari was great, entrees very good, would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice meal in Concord.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    nova
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    only issue I had was I made my reservations online and when we got there, the receptionist could not find my reservations on her computer, she was gracious enough to find us a table, so I know I would never make my reservations online again I would call and do it over the phone.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service so far
    BobRVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a nice meal here, and enjoyed some of the best service we've had at O so far. Our waitress was attentive and very personable, and did a great job of reading the timing and needs of the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When Steak is in the Name
    casualcritic
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    They have steak in the name and they know how you do it right. If you want the best steaks north of Boston, go to O. Everything else is great too, by the way, in case not everyone in your party is not a red meat lover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we were not rushed
    DPD41
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We wanted to enjoy friends we hadn't seen in some time. Our server was attentive, but we never felt rushed. The pace of service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    outandabout
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The place was half full but evening started off very slow with drinks coming 15-20minutes after ordered. Things moved along from there. Drinks when they finally arrived were small and proportioned - i like a good pour these guys definitely do not do that - when asked if we could taste one of the on tap beers being offered we were told they don't do that - i told the waiter that was crazy and to get it which he eventually did and we liked it and ordered three glasses - crazy thinking on their part. Appetizers were good, entrees were OK - filet Mignon was better last visit about a year ago. Hostess was great and made up for some poor performance and frustration. Probably will not rush back again for the price other places are better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gourmandeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    we are regular customers, and it was busy night, but did not appreciate being given worst table in the entire restaurant. Steak was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dependable parents day hangout
    jdnycVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have a steady request from our child for a steak at O's whenever we come visit! O knows how to satisfy meat lovers and others as well, and rarely disappoints as service is smooth and attentive and food offerings are always at least good, some very good. (To my taste "seafood" vastly dominates "steak"in quality and value). No surprises, but sometimes that is a good thing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess
    Helena
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The hostess could have been more friendly , i.e. smile when she greeted us. She looked distracted and appeared "snooty" and unapproachable - not the best first impression if a restaurant wants to set itself apart on customer service. The food on the other hand, was consistently good and the steak was commendable. Thank you for the delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steak and Seafood
    funman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I went in with apprehension as there were several negative reviews and not one was true. This was a very good dining experience. All the great attributes of a first class steak house. The only thing lacking was the true ambiance of the steak house, but the food measured up. My only disappointment was dessert. I had a filet and the lobster mac and cheese and both were outstanding. My wife had a tune dish which was also excellent. I would repeat but will hold off on dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but disappointing
    Jojodines
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    When we arrived, we weren't warmly greeted by hostess. She was aloof and Though we had reservations, we were told she needed to see were she could "put us". Not a great table, but it would do. Upon being seated it was 15 minutes before our server even came to the table. She was warmer than the hostess but clearly not skilled in engaging with her parties. Perhaps she had too many tables. Our bread didn't come out until after our app. Restaurant was very noisy- but the food was excellent. If we go back we'd likely just have a bite in the bar. To spend $150+ for dinner for 2 and to feel like the staff didn't appreciate our patronage doesn't leave one rushing to go back. There are many other options that offer the complete experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    ap66
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Always a nice meal and good service at O. Well prepared, cooked right. Service is great. Nice place to dine in Concord.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Howie
    howieshel
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great Restaurant, First time and was Excellent. Our waitress second day and you would have thought she was there for years. O's cares to hire well trained staff so service is right from day one. Wine selection were very nice with many by the glass choices. Very hip atmosphere and the prices were very good considering what your paying for. It is an A1 for us and we will be back frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Salad was awesome blasted with air from door opening bread was a little undercooked entrees tasted good, fish was fresh
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gourmandeVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    filet was excellent this time nicely chargrilled per the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plesantly surprised
    ChiefVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Booked online on the way back from NH Highland Games Great food and drinks and a super waitstaff...will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    newbeefoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Both the food and service were great. The kitchen was a little slow . We were told that there was a large party...I never let something like that stop me from going back. The seafood risotto was amazing. The homemade chip appetizer was also amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    WeLoveNOLA
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A promising meal and bar menu, but each item missed its mark. The bread was delicious, but why add honey to the sweet butter? Uck. I was curious about a cucumber/jalapeno cocktail, but for the first time in my life returned a cocktail! Bland to the extreme. The bourbon old fashioned also too sweet. Calamari was so tender, and perfectly fried, but they added SUGAR to the crumbs! Spicy sauce offset it a bit, but what is it about sugar and this restaurant? Best way to ruin the flavor of beautiful natural food- add sweetener. Husband's braised short ribs were dry. How the heck does a nice place overdo braised short ribs??? Seafood risotto lacked sparkle and flavor. Lots of leftovers. Might stop by for appetizers and wine sometime.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    JustinP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We took my 5 year old daughter here for her first ever fancy-table dress up date night. It was pretty special and we all had a great time.. O's had a nice environment and friendly wait staff which was high quality and also sensitive and nurturing to our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a small group so we tried many different wines, appetizers and entrees and everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid
    detourjr
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very nice experience at O's. Good food and drink - I had sea bass on crab & asparagus risotto with a Hendrix G&T, and it was surprisingly not very busy on a Saturday evening. I know Concord doesn't have much of a nightlife in general, but I expected O's to be one of the few places in town that actually drew a crowd. The service was fine - nothing spectacular, and that is also consistent with my previous experiences there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    They have really good food, and the service was also really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great meal just before seeing Jackson Browne in concert, just after meeting him in person!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 161 reviews are from the O Steaks & Seafood South reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.