Bull & Bear Steakhouse

4.8
2196 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Located in the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Orlando. A trend-setter, like the legendary New York City original, Bull & Bear Restaurant is the only restaurant in Florida to exclusively feature Prime grade Certified Angus Beef brand meat. Bull & Bear features upscale yet comfortable club-like warmth, personalized table-side preparations, exceptional seafood, signature salads and desserts, and a wine and spirit list from around the world. Our dining room overlooks our legendary golf course and signature swimming pool. Beyond the golf course, the nature preserve and natural flowing Bonnet Creek complete the visual horizon. Early diners will enjoy a beautiful sunset over the landscape. Semi-Private Dining Space for up to 40 and Private Wine Room with Seating up to 20 available.

At the bar, enjoy quality cocktails, high-end spirits and an extensive wine list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2196 people are saying
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AlohaRue
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! In times of Covid, all staff wore masks, most tables were socially distanced, and hand sanitizers and masks were available to guests at the front of the restaurant.
Food was amazing! Table side Caesar was perfect and enjoyed the side of anchovies- which was a perfect taste of zest and saltiness. Ordered the tomahawk over medium, it was perfect, tender, juicy, and flavorful. The sides of mushroom medley was perfect to complement the steak. The wilted spinach had a nice zest to it. Finished with the chocolate bar that was just the right amount of sweetness- can really taste the cacao. Will definitely be coming back again.

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JoyL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The wait staff were excellent but the food was hit or miss for me. Maybe my expectations were too high for my first visit to this restaurant.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tables are served by "teams" which can result in communication challenges. The issue that did arise was quickly and professionally rectified. Overall, perfect food complemented by friendly and attentive staff. 4 stars rather than five for service because the lobster bisque was served lukewarm (i.e. in a large bowl that had not been preheated).

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Starknation
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside caesar was amazing! Wonderful seabass and tasty steak.

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vipfoodie66
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining places you can go. Definitely sit with Diana. She has been there for a while. We sit with every time we go. You cannot go wrong at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our 4-year anniversary and it was delightful. The staff was most courteous, the food was delicious, the chef treated us to an amuse bouche, and our waiter gave us $5 cash to tip the valet becase I told him I didn’t have cash. He certainly got a good tip from me!

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vipSusanW
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our second time dining here. After our first experience in February, we knew we definitely wanted to return for our next special occasion. The food was outstanding as it was on our first visit. However, service was lacking. The dining room was quite full. It felt as though our service team had more tables than usual. I think I counted 5-6 with anywhere from 2-6 people per table. This did take away from the exemplary service the Waldorf prides themselves on. I’ll still return, but maybe after the pandemic once their staffing also returns to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, want to commend the wonderful staff at Bull and Bear. Tim our server went above and beyond to make sure our experience for our friend's 1st time there was a memorable one. The GM came over to make sure everything was a luxury experience. We started off with some exquisite wine that Tim recommended, then with the Fried Chicken as an appetizer. That was delicious and so moist. Must have if you have not tried. The table side services was phenomenal. The. We went into the Pasta explosion which was even more exquisite. The. Finally our entré with a Tomahawk which was just perfect with all the sides we had. To top off the night we the dessert was the last part of the adventure which Tim recommended all the them, and we did not regret it at all! You not only get world class chefs cooking amazing meals, but the service and ambiance is what makes this restaurant what it is. The best restaurant hands down you can go to! Keep up the amazing work! Great job Tim!

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vipAskUncleDave
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Anniversary dinner there and they made it a special night. Great food and terrific service and a nice location in the restaurant!

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sandy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The steaks were not the best we've had but the dessert and salad was and should have been for the prices. Always willing to pay high prices for quality food but overall we were disappointed in the steaks and sides. We've had much better elsewhere for less.

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vipCarlyM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely as always, the only down side was no liquid nitrogen for my ice cream :(

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ZachS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal I’ve ever had. The food was flavorful and the service was absolutely fantastic. Will definitely go back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time and it was very good. Service was great. Expensive.

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KathyS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never get a better service or food experience than the Bull and Bear. They are phenomenal at providing exquisite attention to detail with each dining party, and making you feel like you are the only diners there. We especially would like to recognize Scott, who has made every one of our anniversary dining experiences so memorable that we continue to come to the Bull and Bear for our anniversary every year, all the way from NJ!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give the service more stars I would. Great experience

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ChloeL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bull and Bear just can't stop continuing to delight me! We visited them again for your anniversary, and everything was still amazing!

The food was still perfect!! We finally tried the Bull and Bear fried chicken. And yes, I now get what everyone else on Yelp was saying, for a steak house, they do have really good fried chicken. According to our server, Scott, they spent 3 days prepping the chicken. Even though it's just chicken breast, but the meat was tender and juicy, the crispy crust had just right thickness. And best yet, both chicken and crust were perfectly seasoned and had a special flavor to them. Mash potato that goes with the fried chicken was also surprisingly delightful. It was super creamy yet not too overly rich, it's almost like a savory "ice cream" that melts in your mouth. Loved it!!

They seem to really know how to use light sweet pairings to balance out richness from some foods! They used crystallized sugar with a few drops of sweet balsamic to pair with local heirloom tomato (literally the best tomato, ripe, flavorful, and naturally sweet) and burrata, sweet jam with Foie gras, also sweet truffle red wine sauce with filet mignon. All of these combos lightened the supposedly rich/flavor dominant foods. How creative!!!

They continue to have amazing service. They made sure we knew all stories/background behind all food and wine, fried chicken was prepped table side, bread crumbs were scrapped off after selection of breads, plates and silverware were changed out after each course, everyone knew our names and occasion we are celebrating for.... I can go on with more!

And best yet, for a fine dining restaurant, they have giant portions!! We ordered1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 side, and a dessert, and we had leftovers for another 1-person meal!

I wish they have a bigger menu, by now I've pretty much tried everything (but would get them again!!), and I think noise level could be a little high for some, but everything else is still really good!

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vipDMR2016
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply, one of the best restaurants in Orlando. Only a handful of others even comes close for this level of cuisine and professionalism. We've eaten here likely ten times and look forward to many more meals.

Scott and his team was absolutely amazing and ensured we had a wonderful meal start to finish. Could not ask for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gustavo was an absolute pleasure to work with last night

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vipReyesparty
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing 47th birthday/20 anniversary of marriage dinner ever. The food and the service was outstanding and delightful! Big Thank You to the entire staff going above and beyond! Scott was our server and did a wonderful job with the entire experience.

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latonyaJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow is all I can say....amazing. Overall great evening celebrating our anniversary. Sea bass was cooked to perfection and the delmonico was flavorful and tender. Cocktails...yes please! And the strawberry shortcake with talbleside ice cream...stop it. Outstanding! Needless to say I recommend and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Had a great experience in August at popup location so wanted to give the “real” B&B a try now that they are back inside the WA. Very dark dining room and very hard to read menus. We were greeted by our main waiter and his staff of assistants and it started out good but gradually as the meal progressed we experienced very disappointing service. Our main waiter was spread very thinly across quite a few tables and checked on us very infrequently. Parts of the order communicated to his support staff, like a second drink, were lost in translation and certain things ordered were forgotten, even by the person who took the order. We did raise our concerns with the Manager who was apologetic but we really expected more from a “5 star” dining experience. We may not return.

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JeffreyO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The entire staff were fantastic and explained the menu thoroughly. Food was outstanding.

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MichaelR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic dining experience. The staff exhibit the care and attention of a 5 star restaurant. I feel as though I learned a lot about cooking while also having an excellent meal because they explain how the food is prepared and the food reflects that care. Recommended to all who love a great meal out.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service.... Staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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KEVINR
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, definitely going to go back again in the near future.

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vipEvieP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine pairings. Service was outstanding. Truly a great dining experience, especially if celebrating a special occasion, as we did (our 40th wedding anniversary). We highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait to come back.

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vipChris
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tableside Caesar was amazing as were the filet and the mashed potatoes. Service was really attentive and friendly. The bar makes some mean cocktails too. Definitely recommend!

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JennL
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was outstanding. I gave just “good” rating for ambiance because I thought it was disappointing that there were patrons there in what looked like gym shorts, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, etc. I do not consider that “smart casual”. IF a dress code is listed then every patron should be expected to abide by it. It takes away from my expectation of an elevated special dining experience at a “named ...top 100 restaurants in the United States by Open Table”.

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Danimal
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

After seeing so many positive reviews on the food and service here, I couldn’t wait to take my sugar baby on a date. I flew him down from Chicago and was ready to have a special evening.

When we arrived, several staff members asked us if this was our first time here - which we indicated it was - so we were expecting a great experience. Our first server was very friendly, but then seemed to have been pulled away to service a larger group so we never saw him again. After that, it felt like we really didn’t have a server, and only could communicate via the staff that filled our water or brought us the food, which was very slow. A bright spot was the bread service and the server who helped with that. He was very personable and the breads/butter were great.

We indicated that we would like the Caesar salad, after hearing great things about how it was prepared table side, and it felt like our server truly wanted to talk us out of the item. We had to assure him several times we wanted that salad - it honestly felt like they were out of it and he was trying to politely talk us out of it.

We were instructed that the bartender could make us any drink and we could indicate some preferences for reference. We were excited by that so noted what we liked and were saddened to receive a classic old fashioned and sidecar. After finishing these, we were excited to try and give the custom drinks another go, but no one ever came back to offer us another so we just had water for the rest of the meal.

The food was ok, but after being at the restaurant for 2.5hrs to enjoy a couple salad type dishes, the chicken, and sides, it was pretty disappointing. To top it off, we heard so much about this amazing lemon dessert and it turned out they didn’t have it this evening.

We appreciate that they took an item off the bill that we didn’t really eat, but overall we were disappointed in the experience and would say we wouldn’t make another trip for this meal.

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vipFrancine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good to be back at The Bull and Bear. Service and steaks were excellent. Can't wait till the full menu is up and running.

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JeffreyB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was exceptional as usual. Mauricio goes above and beyond and makes the dining experience exceptional

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Paige
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exceptional experience! The service is second to none and the fried chicken is always amazing!

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RyanF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food quality was up to par!! Will be happy when they are back in the main dining room vs the golf club.

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matth
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

it was ok; not great. eating in the clubhouse was let down

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

This is a temp location in the gold club house

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AenaD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best food I’ve had in Orlando and has become a favorite. Wonderful service, every time.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Didn't know it was in the golf club. We drove 40 minutes. I think everyone did a good job, but the fact I didn't know was a negative, especially for a 10th anniversary. you're in the penalty box.

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DenishaL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was incredible. Cannot wait until our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. They were out of the wagyu which is disappointing. They also didn’t have their signature lemon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This was for my sisters 17th wedding anniversary and our 4 first time eating here. 2 guys asked twice if it was our first time, so they were aware yet never acknowledged the anniversary I stated in my Rez. We ordered the Caesar, not enough dressing salad was dry and they gave us the bottom of the romaine so it was quite bitter and lacking flavor. Then we got the tomahawk ribeye - ordered med rare. Came out charred and very chewy: something you don’t find in a 36 day aged cut, so it obviously was not aged. The best items were the bread, sides and deserts. I was going to give a pass since dinner is in the golf club, but after looking at my 300.00 dinner check, We didn’t leave there feeling like we had a truly memorable experience. Not sure we will try that again, we should have went to Narcoossee's when I saw they just reopened.

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Bull & Bear Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 2196 OpenTable diners.

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