It's got potential
Menu/hostess: confusing; ordered petit benedict but hostess did not know what it was, ordered salmon bruschetta thinking it was tomato/onion/garlic something. It's actually "french bread and lox", ordered steak and cheese sandwich-came out as a whole piece of steak instead of thinly sliced pieces.
Service: slow, restaurant was not full. Also, not a fan of sitting to close to a neighboring group when the other side of us was vacant the entire time, so felt cramped. To top it off, I was graced with close up view of staff's backsides each time they leaned over to serve said neighboring group.
Summary: classy, high end restaurant which was missing the "icing on the cake".
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in a strip mall
Don't let the location put you off - this is a gorgeous restaurant with wonderful food, wines, and staff.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day Treat
We took my husband out for Father's Day and decided to try Monty's Steakhouse after reading some reviews. The food and service were great! Thanks for the great dining experience.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food at a price
Went for Father's Day. The food was fantastic, but a bit pricey for the location. Monty's is a great option for date night or a special occasion, but not a my first pick for a regular outing with the family/kids. Bottom line, super food and service, but you'll pay for it.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Filet Mignon
Among the very best filet mignon steaks I have ever eaten.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like dining in nyc....
Monty's is a true gem in springfield. I love the food, the people and the ambiance. Monty's should open Monty's II in Fairfax :)
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had one of the best steaks in years. The Cowboy Rib-eye special with accompanying sauces and sides was excellent. Cooked just right, tender, hot and flavorful. I highly recommend Monty's if you want a high quality meal at affordable pricing.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for the area
Good to see a "real" steakhouse in this area, otherwise populated by diners, strong ethnic choices ( a plus!) and fast food options. The menu is pricey for Springfield, but won't run you as much as a Capital Grille or Ruth's Chris...the steaks also aren't really close to that experience either. That said, they've just hit their one year anniversary, so its good to see them going strong. Service is very friendly and Renaldo is the guy there from a waiter standpoint...strong personality, extremely knowledgeable and not afraid to tell you what to order. His service could benefit perhaps from being a bit less chatty with all his tables and a little quicker on things like drink orders and the little things like a request for side orders.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tea with Special Friends
Saying goodbye to a friend moving to the West Coast. We had "tea time" many times for many years. This was the best ever. The tea was delicious (infused with Bergamo...is that right). The savories and sweets lovely and delicious. The service was impeccable. The modern ambiance was a wonderful contrast to the usual old fashioned tradition.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
An often-overlooked gem
Really tasty food. Attentive staff. Not your typical "steakhouse". Great for lunch during the workday.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my fifth or sixth
This was my fifth or sixth time at Monty's and every time the food has been fantastic. I am a picky eater and expect to get what I pay for. None of our party of 4 had anything to complain about. The crab cake was fresh, delicious, and did not contain any filler. Two in the party loved their steaks, while a vegetarian with us raved about the portobello burger. It is wonderful to have a decent restaurant in Springfield!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overdue in West Springfield
This is something we never expected in our neighborhood but have come to love - an excellent steakhouse with good fish and seafood as well. Pleasant ambiance and hosts and it is moderately priced, for a steakhouse and conveniently located!. What more could one ask for!!!
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
yay for the neighborhood
we love Monty's and pop over about once a month. what great is the specials are mostly fish so those of us who don't eat steak enjoy a delicious meal too. the dining room is quiet and everyone can talk quietly and be heard, a sure respite from noisy restaurants. we take friends and family to Monty's and recommend it to everyone we know.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect! Most
Everything was perfect! Most delicious meal we've had in a long time. We've been to Monty's before and we will certainly return. Our out-of-town guests were very impressed as well!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in a Plaza
Went for husband's bday, he wanted steak & to try new place. Saw rave reviews. Admittedly, was hesitant b/c of plaza location-btwn liquor store & eye shop. Restaurant is welcoming w/outside seating-we dined inside. Donna full of smiles greeted us by name from res . Server was Chan-very knowledgeable of menu & provided attentive service. Crab corn bisque soup was fabulous! Banana bread delicious. Our filet mignon & NY Strip were both cooked to please, med & med rare. Wine and dessert selection wonderful. Husbands dessert compliments- w/candle & writing for spec touch. Overall great experience. We will return to support local establishment while enjoying great dinner. Thank you Monty's!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Steakhouse
We were greeted warmly, waited on spendidly, and thought the food was comparable to any nice restaurant we frequent in D.C. Started with Tuna Tartare and Caesar Salad. Tuna was really fresh and the salad was crisp w/nice light dressing. The grilled shrimp and scallops with herbed rice and asparagus was awesome. Seafood was perfectly cooked with a nice, light sauce. Asparagus was the best I've ever had in a restaurant. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly med. rare and so tender. We shared blueberry creme brulee and they surprised us with a nice "Happy Anniversary" presentation and candle. Great attention to our reservation as we never mentioned it while at the restaurant. Cappucino was perfect. Loved it and will definitely go back!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice neighborhood restaurant
Unusual to find upscale dining in a neighborhood strip mall but glad we tried Monty's for a date night. Meal was great and not overly seasoned especially the side dish vegetables. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Menu offers other items besides steak that I was tempted to try like the special which was seafood paella.
We will definitely go back. I would say the only negative is that their wine selection is small.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to Springfield
This is an outstanding restaurant and in Springfield where it was badly needed.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service in NOVA
Food is great. My swordfish special was very very good. Loved the shrimp appetizer too. Good martini. Not cheap but worth it. Getting DC food in Springfield, Va is a great plus. A neighborhood gem for sure.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm a fine dinning-aholic & view Springfield as a great sleeper community and Beltway access. Let me be clear, both are true, though I've embarrassingly slept the best restaurant offering this side of the beltway...I'll bet, the best quality priced portions and fantastic service in this area. Do yourself a favor, don't sleep on this place!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything But Ambiance
The hospitality, service and food were top shelf. The decor is very simple and ambiance must not have been in the start up plans. If they'd just turn down the lights and put a little (even LED) candle on the table, it would improve 100%.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although Open Table messed
Although Open Table messed up on our reservations the staff was very understanding. The food was good with varied choices. All were pleased with meal and any adoptions requested. Wait staff knowledgeable and friendly. Great to have this restaurant in our are.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambiance!
Excellent food and ambiance! Was a fantastic meal for a rare "date night" with my husband.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent neighborhood steakhouse
Enjoyed a great meal at brunch time. My steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the hashbrown potatoes where fried to perfection. Attentive service in a well decorated setting. Even though this place is in a strip mall, the proprietors have done an excellent job at creating a sophisticated, clean, and pleasant environment in which to dine.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the company of friends at our neighborhood restaurant.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place in the suburbs!
Happy surprise to fall on this new bistro in Springfield. Very smart remodel of a small storefront in a strip mall on Old Keene Mill. Comfortable, sophisticated. Good cocktails to start. Nice selection of appetizers for the three us. Highly recommend the crab cake.
We tried the range of entrees - sea bass, New York strip, mixed grill. All well prepared and well presented. Split one very nice chocolate and berry dessert, large enough for three of us to get a taste. Need many more places this nice in the Northern Virginia burbs. We'll be back here.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is so nice to have a family
It is so nice to have a family restaurant in Springfield.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners at Monte's. Their steaks are excellent and we are picky because we're from Omaha! Their Caesar salad is fresh and the dressing is delicious. Their sides are also excellent, nicely seasoned not overdone with salt or hot spices that mask the taste of the foods. Their desserts are to-die-for with a fantastic selection of in-house daily prepared items. Best of all, the service is excellent with attention to detail and the ambience is perfect; quiet with nice background music....you can talk without having to shout, a rare occasion with many restaurants these days. If you want a nice romantic evening out, a great place for a business dinner, or just because you like their food, this is the place to go!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We didn't know what to expect when we chose this restaurant, but were happy that we did. It's great to have a good spot like this in our neighborhood so we don't have o drive to DC all the time.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Lady's Group
Everything was very nice- including separate checks, which we never even ask for.
We are lucky to have a nice place to go for lunch on weekdays in Burke Springfield area. Steak salad tasty.
Nice menu and ambience!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
gem of a restaurant
Monty's has consistently good food, and the service is wonderful. Donna is always there in the evening making certain that every patron is satisfied, and happy with their meals. While it's in a strip shopping center, it's a top class place to dine in.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around steak house.
Great all around steak house. Wonderfully succulent New York strip. Best crab cake I've ever had. Modern but warm ambience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food as always
I can't believe it took 2 years to find this place! Every time we go the food is always wonderful! The broiled beefsteak tomatoes are out of this world, and their dry aged steaks are amazing. I wouldn't waste my time or money going to places like Ruth Chris's when I have Monty's around the corner! Always a place I look forward to dining at.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Evening
We try to get to Monty's at least once a month if not more because we always have a wonderful evening there. The food is well prepared and presented. The ambience is lovely. The service is friendly and attentive. We'll be back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good meal and an excellent
A very good meal and an excellent waiter. Thew food is a bit pricey and the drinks way overpriced. Lose the garnish if it is not edible.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will not disappoint!
Fabulous gem. My husband commented that it was the best steak he has ever had! You will not be disappointed. We had a fantastic time.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was exceptional
Our waitress was exceptional awesome(wish I got her name) and the owner Donna is super sweet/nice, very pleasant to talk to and makes you feel like you've known her forever.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was superb from the food to the service
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lovely Evening
We wanted good food in a pleasant, quiet atmosphere where we could talk and enjoy ourselves. We got everything we wanted and more. We had a lovely evening!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood choice
While I might not recommend traveling from the city or Arlington for this place, it nonetheless is a great neighborhood option for something nicer. Food is always pretty good, if a bit under the premium prices charged. Also, they seem to not "finish" very well. Extremely attentive upfront, always with a manager check-in during the meal, but for some reason they forget about you later in the meal...several times here I've had to wait longer than usual for a desert request or the check. Other than that, its solid. I've been there five times and glad its in the hood and doing well
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wife and kids took me to Monty's to celebrate my birthday. It was only the second time we had dined there, and just like the first time the food and service was excellent. Monty's is a gem of a restaurant in Springfield, VA, well worth the effort.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks were incredibly good. Server was patient, human and coped with our strange sense of humor very well. The shrimp dish apparently was slightly too hot in spice than expected. My young daughters devoured their steaks like never before and said the fries were brilliant. A great experience for dinner. And everyone in our party found room for dessert because they were presented so lovingly.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close with great food
A bit pricey in a shopping strip mall but food was excellent. Not a place you would just pop in for a "not cooking tonight" dinner. Too expensive.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak in VA
This place serves the best steaks I've had in a very long time. It has an excellent wine menu to pair with your dinner and the service is wonderful. You cannot go wrong dining here.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good evening.
We picked Monty's off an Internet search for places to eat because we were in Springfield for other reasons and needed a place to have dinner. It is located in a neighborhood mall but has a spacious out of doors dinning area in front of the entrance. Nice but it overlooks the parking lot. Our hostess and waitress were outstanding and friendly. The food was very good and well presented. The box of cookies when we left was a nice touch and we will go back in the future.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
definitely going back!
this is the first time I went to this restaurant which is right down the street from me, I was very pleasantly surprised at the decor and the friendliness of the staff and the food was fantastic! The pistachio Flan was amazing! I'll definitely be returning to sample more things from the menu.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Steak Restaurant in Springfield
From the moment you approach this unassuming façade and in the door you’re welcomed cordially and warmly. The surroundings of nouveau art deco contemporary enhances the ambience of ‘special’ they are successfully offering Springfield - lending it to a relaxing to the yet spacious seating area dining experience. They have a really cool bar and the steaks are fantastic and each dish is excellent too! I like to call this sophisticatedly elegant. You get what you pay for - the prices are comparable to the quality, value, service and product – not to mention your culinary satisfaction! Kudos to the Montazami family.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unlike big chain steakhouses, Monty's has interesting choices on the menu as well as good steak.
The owners clearly care about customers and go out of their way to make dining pleasant.
Service is a bit casual but well-meaning
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Springfield branch is located in a moderate size stripmall and is easy to find and park. It offers a pleasant outdoor patio as well as a more formal interior for diners. The menu has a number of options, but is difficult to read in the lower light levels and because of the font size, too. Portions are moderate to generous and are welll lpresented with caare given to the arrangement of the items. When it is crowded service becomes a problem.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
West Springfield's Finest
We live close by and eat at Monty's with some regularity. The steaks are very good and the space has a great feel. The servers are friendly and punctual. Our kids love the burgers and--of course--the dessert tray!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM