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About Bull & Bear 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.
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 6:00pm - 10:00 pm
Reservations strongly preferred
Lake Buena Vista Blvd and Chelonia Pkwy I-4 Exit 67
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is complimentary to diners with validation.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bull & Bear Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
This past Valentine's day was my 5th visit to the Bull & Bear. As someone who lives in Orlando, in my personal opinion, this is the absolute best restaurant experience to be had. I haven't had the opportunity to visit Victoria and Albert's just yet; so perhaps until then, the Bull & Bear holds the trophy. The service is unmatched. They think ahead of you. When you start to think about asking for something, there they are. The food is amazing....all of it. This is an expensive restaurant, but as long they continue to set the bar for what a dining experience should be, I'll continue to return. If you're considering this restaurant, have absolutely no hesitation. It's what they do. Still the best!
My husband & I celebrated my 58th birthday here. It was wonderful. I had the lamb and substituted asparagus as my side instead of the lentils that came with the lamb. My husband had filet minion and we shared a side of mashed potatoes. Everything was cooked to perfection. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. I was happily surprised to receive gratis, a creme brulee dessert which was served flaming to the table. As an extra special surprise we were specially seated at a window that allowed us to watch the Disney fireworks at ~8:15pm, which were fabulous. A very good evening indeed.
Disappointed!! We had been here once before and thought is was great. Thus time the service was not as attentive, the food was medicaid for the price, ( asparagus completely bland, steak had not much flavor, lobster mac seemed like it had been sitting under the warmer for 3 hours, all dried up, we didn't even eat it! Cesar was too briny!)
We will pass on this next time and head to Del Frisco's. Sorry! Waste of money.
Our meal took a long time to arrive and then steaks that were asked to be cooked medium-well (for our guests...not ours), were brought out rare and then sliced up, put back in the grill and then brought out very well done. These were $145.00 steaks. Nothing was removed from the bill, not even a cup of espresso.
From the start this was a great choice for our dining experience. The atmosphere was romantic and comfortable even though the room was mostly full we still felt as though we were alone.
The service was impeccable and every course carefully implemented with precision timing. Our server Tim explained each item and made sure we were satisfied with everything , he also gave us detailed information on our selections. I highly recommend The Bull and Bear to anyone looking for a special evening out.
The service is impeccable. The food is cooked to perfection. They pay attention to every detail including patron's chairs and refolding napkins if you should arise from the table. Most impressive to me was the fact that even though I had not been back for a while, they came to me with a list of my previous medical concerns regarding food items. They had these concerns filed in their system and checked to ensure there were no changes. I cannot think of a better place to celebrate a special occasion. You are treated like a VIP.
By far the best overall experience in the South Orlando area where dining service has generally dropped off significantly, even a "celebrity" restaurants. But not here! World-class food, wine, service, attention to EVERY detail. Perfect combination of attentive service without being overbearing during my business dinner for six. Make reservations early. My best business dining experience in many years from NYC to L.A.
Wonderful evening with my husband. Staff was great and very accommodating! Asked to be moved and it was arranged. Had the ceasar salad made tableside that I would recommend. Had the chateaubriand with spinach and it was delicious. Our waiter recommended a dessert on the lighter side - their special "lemon" that I am so glad we tried - especially if you like lemon meringue! Ate way too much but enjoyed it all!!
Service was beyond amazing!! Corn soup delicious, steak was pretty good (I've had better but was still good!) The ppl here literally were amazing and also very Interactive/ sociable if wanted ( I was by myself so I definitely didn't mind a little small talk)
Is it expensive? Absolutely. Is it worth every penny? You better believe it. This is what exceptional dining is all about. Candlelight, attentive service, delicious and inventive food preparations, perfect wine pairings, every aspect of the meal was perfect.
You are ushered to your table through the romantic, dimly-lit restaurant, and immediately introduced to the 3 waiters who will be taking care of you. The electronic menus are not just a gimmick here: they are essential for being able to see without a flashlight, and you can zoom in if you need to. Tap on the item and a full-color photo of the exact item is shown.
For wine novices like us, the wine list can be organized by pairings. Tell it what you are ordering, and a list of the perfect complementary wines is shown. Idiot-proof.
We chose to share the escargot gnocchi, and they split the plate for us. It was delicious, and literally melted in your mouth.
This place is about the steaks, and while we usually opt for the filet, we instead chose the signature Tomahawk for two, a monstrosity of deliciousness carved tableside for you. The chef uses the fat drippings to create a candle, and the candle "wax" is poured over your sliced steak for extra flavor. Incredible!
Now you are probably thinking, "isn't there something else they can use those fat drippings for?" How about for frying the most delicious French fries you have ever had!
For dessert, we chose the "Black Forest" which was a work of art consisting of a giant "cherry" filled with chocolate mousse and cherries, surrounded by a "forest floor" of sponge cake "moss" and crumb cake "soil", revealed from under a dome of dry ice "fog". A culinary masterpiece.
Throughout the meal the service was impeccable, and several managers stopped by to make sure we were happy. Yes, we were!
This is not a place you dine every week (your bank account and your coronary arteries would both decline rapidly). But this is a place that will make you believe in fine dining again!
We had an excellent time here for our anniversary dinner. We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable and the ambience was just right for us, quality but not stuffy. The server was friendly and professional and the food and drinks were to notch. This is the kind of place you want to linger over your meal and there was no pressure at all on time from the staff.
Also for the overall quality and surroundings it is surprisingly good value against similar level of top class establishments, I'm not saying its inexpensive but if you are used to the best restaurants it is good value in its class.
I did the reservation on my phone and wanted Saturday night but never saw that the only openings were for Sunday and ended up booking the wrong night. We showed up a day early for our reservation. The desk staff could not have been more helpful. They handled it and made us feel at ease and even though they were booked they arranged a table for us. Cannot say enough about how professional and warm they were in a situation that was not their fault. Instead of pointing out my mistake they make us feel welcome. One of those moments of truth when someone can quote you their policy and point out your mistake or welcome you with open arms. They handled it so warmly it left a lasting impression. Great job ladies..... From the captain to the servers to Luis the manager everything was flawless. The Allen brothers prime strip steak was cooked perfectly medium rare. The table side Caesar salad was excellent. My wife ordered the fried chicken which was out of this world and is something other diners have raved about. The preparation takes multiple days and the result is something extraordinary. The frites fried in tallow were the icing on the cake. As a local I never paid much attention to the Waldorf complex and its restaurants but this will be our new go to restaurant when my wife and I dine out. When we picked up our car from valet a nice wrapped all butter pound cake with a note from Luis the restaurant manager was sitting on the dash thanking us for visiting them. First class experience all the way and the value for the experience was amazing. From the front door to the departure every little detail was perfect. Kudos for placing so much emphasis on delivering wow to your guests.
Delivery of entree and desert were very slow, but the waiter recognized it and apologized and actually compensated us by not charging for desert.
frittes and mashed potatoes were way too salty and frittes were almost inedible. We ate them both though! We mentioned to staff servicing the table and they took that off the bill as well. Not our intention at all.
Overall service and quality of steaks made up for any deficiencies
Mood and lighting are perfect for a special date. The service was prompt as well and you felt very well attended to and accommodated. The chef sent a complimentary dish to our table of four since it was our first visit. The valet service was quick and complimentary with our dinner reservation. The waiter had our vehicles pulled around without me having ask. The definition of 5 star service.
When we travel to this area from the West Coast, we try to include Bull & Bear in our plans. The service and the quality of the food has always been excellent. The staff makes my wife and I feel like they remember us; maybe they do. The chef keeps things seasonal and varied enough that we always have something new to try.
This time it was a Porterhouse for me and the halibut for my wife. The former was aged and perfectly prepared. We will back.
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