The Back Room Steakhouse
The Back Room Steakhouse

The Back Room Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thebackroomsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4078807832x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brent Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Welch Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Back Room Steakhouse
The Back Room Steakhouse features aged Black Angus steaks including our boneless Rib eye, Porterhouse, New York Strip, and our Center Cut Filet. We also prepare fresh seafood dishes like our Chilean Sea bass and North Atlantic Salmon. Sunday we feature our Prime Rib Dinner. All entrees' include a choice of two of our fresh made sides. Spectacular dining in an unpretentious environment. Locally owned and operated with an emphasis on personal service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Back Room Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (32)romantic (21)notable wine list (10)hot spot (8)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OK experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Friendly little neighborhood place. The service was friendly, but not as attentive as I was expecting for our experience. The food was good and it seems like a good place for local regulars.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the quality of your food It was deliciious as always! Very friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Eduard
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    An incredible menu awaits you at the Back Room. Was totally unfamiliar with this location when I first went (occasion of a birthday celebration). Was immediately taken by the incredible menu and attention to detail. Have since become a regular and tell everyone about this wonderful "find." One thing, you MUST make a reservation as it can be hard to find an open table as this place has become a "must" for many people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ron
    ronnie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food but a bit slow to come out.Service was great. Wish they had a dress code but hey it's Apopka.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT, GREAT food!
    TonyH
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This place is a must dine for any meat eater. the food was out of this world, it was prepared and served with the grace of the finest chefs in the world. It was both elegant and bold. This will be my stake night out place!!!! none compare.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fnj
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I enjoyed the entire experience, great food and service. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Back Room Steakhouse is definitely the hidden gem of Apopka. The food and service are very good. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak!!
    DelightedDiner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our first trip to The Back Room, and we will return for the steak! It was terrific! Cooked exactly as we requested--and it was well seasoned. (Garlic mashed potatoes were a tad salty.) The calamari appetizer was well prepared and a good portion. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The wine list is reasonable with some very affordable choices available. We split the dessert, and next time, there will be two! Too good to share!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    kgf913
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I have eaten here a number of times and we normally enjoy it. We recently had a family dinner there to celebrate his birthday, and to be fair, everyone's dinner was outstanding - except for mine. I ordered the Shrimp and Scallops with Linguine and vodka sauce (red), and I requested it spicy. What I got was alfredo sauce (white)- which I can't stand - that was spicy, which made it that much worse. I didn't want to ruin the occasion by sending it back, so I got some vodka sauce on the side and mixed it in. The result was less than appetizing. No one came by the table to see what the problem was or why my meal was left basically uneaten. The server just asked me if I wanted a To Go box! Um, no.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great restaurant. Quiet, excellent menu, and great price for top quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is our go-to spot for a great steak. The food is always consistent, wait staff is friendly and professional and you can count on the owner visiting your table. We will continue to visit The Back Room Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shiplaw
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always excellent food and service! A real treasure!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Only thing that kept food rating from being outstanding was both of our steaks were on the tough side and had a little more grissel than I would have expected. But other than that , everything else was outstanding. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hoffmanas
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    What a great find! The food was delicious! My wife had the filet which was Like butter. I had the ribeye which was just as tender. Perfectly seasoned. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Hidden Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Quiet dining experience, great for romance. The staff especially Michael were all wonderful, and quickly saw to our needs. Now the food was outstanding. The filet mignon melted in my mouth and the house salad was fresh and looked beautiful. I can't say enough about how good the dinner was. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dining experience
    dbyrd419
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Celebration for my late Mother's birthday with a group of 9 total. A little tight at the table but a great high end meal at a comfortable quant hideaway. Love Backroom Steakhouse!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse in Apopka!
    motheroftwins
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food! Just have to get past the strip mall atmosphere... Once inside, you will be pleasantly surprised.. Now our favorite steak house.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little place
    bonnie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is a tiny. friendly place but can't say it is cozy in it's décor. We have been to the Back Room several times for the steak. It is nice to be able to go to a local restaurant that isn't serving fast food. We need more places like this in Apopka. The steaks are expensive but excellent quality. The garlic mashed potatoes are very good. The salmon, at this visit, was tasty but dry. Our waitress was great - helpful & attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • champagne steak on a beer budget
    Jack
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had one of the best steak house restaurant strip sirloins ever - on par with steak houses charging double the price for the same fare. Aged for minimum of 28 days with great flavor and seasoning - no need for the excellent in house made steak sauce. Very tender and as I said before great flavor and did I say it was very tender? My 10 oz strip was priced at $23 with sides. The most expensive steak on the menu was a center cut Filet Mignon at $33. Great service as well. The owner brought out our main courses and checked on us afterwards to be sure that we were satisfied. Great little steakhouse in Apopka Fl - 45 min drive from the Universal Studios area and well worth it. I live in Tampa, Fl but will be back when I am in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect service and food
    Urufish
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a small restaurant... We loved the bread so much, we asked the waiter where the restaurant buys it. He said he'd check. The owner came out and told us he orders it in from New York!!!! We were seated exactly at our reserved time. We were served almost immediately. The food came quickly. The steaks were cooked perfectly and as tasty as any I've had in high end steak restaurants. The hostess called us the next day to ask us if if we were happy with the restaurant. I gave it 2 stars for ambience because this restaurant isn't charging you for the fixtures. It is not an expensive steak house. There was almost a family like feel to it. I recommend it highly to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recurring diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We come here fairly frequently. The food is always consistent and excellent. service staff is knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The bar staff makes very good cocktails as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Dine here frequently and always exceeds expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Great Service!
    Wendred
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Tucked away in a hidden corner of Apopka is an understatement! Tender steak, prepared as requested, with ample sides and a wonderful presentation...So happy we found this little gem!! The restaurant is small but has the feel of an English/Irish pub. We got there 30 minutes before closing time but were not rushed at all. The service was friendly and attentive and we genuinely felt that they cared about everything being as ordered. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G2Lady
    G2Lady
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Always a great meal and super service. A hidden gem in Apopka with nice atmosphere and a good steak. Variety of appetizers and wines. Enjoyable for a special occasion, a quiet dinner for a special occasion. Friendly wait staff and reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steaks
    WekivaCarnivore
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was our third visit and the food, especially the steaks, have been awesome every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    satnightdine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This restaurant has excellent food along with staff and the ambiance was great. I would recommend this restaurant for everyone. You can go with a group and actually able to talk over the meal, it's not loud. It's a great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It was our first time dining at this "neighborhood gem". Everything was delicious from the special cocktails and appetizers to the fabulous entrees and sides. The flavorful risotto was cooked perfectly as were all the other wonderful additions. The ribeye and filet were delicious and cooked to perfection. The organic grilled chicken a "winner" too. We were a small group consisting of some foodies and picky eaters. Everyone commented they would definitely come back. We will be dining there again soon. Thank you Back Room. You are doing everything right. Foodlover
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bdspecial
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Have been there three times and have never been disappointed. Food and service is always outstanding and we never felt rushed. Always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Smallrestuarantlovers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was my first time visiting the Back Room and it was amazing. A good friend recommended it some time ago, but I could never find the time to visit until now. I'm glad I finally found the time, as I plan to make it a mainstay in my repertoire of steak restaurants. The service was outstanding, as was the food. Be sure to make a reservation, as it fills up fast!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Stellar Staff and Amazing Food!
    LuvsBackRoomInMyBackyard
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our second visit to Backroom was on the evening of Father's Day; our waitress and the owner helped that special occasion to be another memorable night for our family, just 10 mins down the road from home. The stellar service was only paralleled by exquisite food! We shall return much sooner now that you've added our favorite dining out food: Lamb to the menu. Although we were impressed our first go around, it was almost a year later when we returned for our next visit...I'm not sure if we'll be able to make a month pass w/out coming back for more this time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A little more gristle in my New York Strip this time but still an excellent taste and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    Bernard
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A little difficult to find the Back Room is worth looking for. The single entry door leads in to a small clean and pleasantly quiet dining area. We had an early reservation so the dining area was not full when we arrived and but was by the time we left. The menu isn't large but every thing we ordered was excellent. The server was attentive and timed the delivery of our entree so we were not rushed to finish our salads. The filet was the best we have ever had. It was cooked to perfection and had a great char grilled flavor. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing steak (again)
    WPNick
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I'm not easy to convince that a steakhouse can be consistent, but Back Room has proved itself to be among the very finest of any steakhouses in the US for meat quality, preparation and taste. I'm a ribeye guy and my wife is a filet lover. For the 2nd time in about 4 weeks we enjoyed our meals at Back Room as much as it's possible to enjoy a steak dinner. Our 2 guests (who live in Apopka and didn't know about it) were astonished by their meals (one of which was a fish meal) and gave it 5 stars. For uncompromised value, tenderness and taste (as well as delicious appetizers and sides and wines), I'm willing to bet that this is the best you'll ever have. And we live 50 minutes from Apopka - there's no other place we'll travel that far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • back room
    BobL
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Apopka has long lacked an upscale dining place. Imagine our surprise when Ed opened this gem. The food is great. The restaurant is small but has an ambiance that is lacked in many of the larger places..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive from Orlando!
    Michelle
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We live in South Orlando and decided to try The Back Room Steakhouse in Apopka because of the reviews on Open Table. It was definitely worth the drive!! I had the NY Strip. It was just right...temperature & taste. We went on a Sunday and my mom tried the Prime Rib..she was very happy with her meal. There is a variety of beers on tap and the waiter was very helpful in making a selection. We didn't have any mixed drinks, but they looked wonderful and were quite a nice size. The owner was there and introduced himself to us. We had a very nice evening. If you are anywhere in Central Florida, this is a place worth checking out. And if you are in Apopka, you're lucky! Don't miss out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse in Apopka!
    motheroftwins
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Menu and food was great.. Enjoyed the wine menu . Owner walks around to meet a greet.. Very small restaurant... The food makes up for the initial visual of the restaurant- a shopping center in Apopka... We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great steak in Apopka
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I found this place looking on Open Table for a nice place to take out our hosts while we were visiting. It was a great sell after looking through the reviews and made us very confident selecting a new place that long time residents never had been to. We were a group of five. Appetizers we ordered were: fried green tomatoes and Back Room Short Rib egg rolls. Delicious. The dip that came with the egg rolls was so good that we asked for some to take home with our leftovers! Entrees ordered were: Ribeye, filet mignon, NY Strip, Braised Australian Lamb Chop Dinner and Chilean Sea Bass. Everyone loved their food and this place such a pleasant surprise to us all. If you are in the neighborhood...make this a stop for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a Wonderful Place
    Buffie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food was great and service was as good as it gets. Prices are reasonable with the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Apopka
    kenC5VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had the BEST prime rib dinner last Sunday (5/25). It was the tastiest yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    GoffgirlVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is excelllent - not a great place for large groups and there is NO children's menu at all. But the food is fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic