Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

4.8
3252 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite steakhouse. Opened in 1993, Christner's is truly a family business "we have very little turnover because our employees are part of the family"! Our customers are locals...business people... travelers...vacationers and sports stars...including many celebrities. Everyone agrees...outstanding menu...professional staff and America's Most Award Winning Steakhouse! The Christners maintain an informal flavor of warm, hands-on, personal hospitality. As Russ said, "Hey, we're just a humble little steakhouse" Enter a guest, leave a friend.

Reservations for Private Rooms must be made in advance by calling the restaurant directly at 407.645.4443.

Bread: Baked fresh daily and served piping hot to your table. Rip it. Break it. Just don't cut it with a knife.
Beef: USDA Prime, aged corn-fed straight from the Midwest and cut to order.
Lobster: Cold Water Australian
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ElieJF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was magnificent, food was great. It was my first time there; service was great.

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KimO
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner before getting crowded. Luigi is the best waiter.

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful service dining experience and overall enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience

KB
KatharineB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came to Christner’s for our Anniversary dinner, and it did not disappoint! Their food is consistently excellent with the service to go with it. I would consider it Orlando’s best steakhouse!

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Kimberd
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.

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Stitch
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Ordered an old fashioned - not good at all. A steakhouse should be able to make an outstanding old fashioned. Not good at all! Food was excellent - service was ok - expected them to be a bit more attentive. I will not rush back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We found it by chance because we had a long wait at another restaurant. It’s amazing! We read the reviews and they are true! Great food! Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Our favorite place in the world! Eduardo is a gem!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went from a reservation and very happy we did. The food was first class, as well as the service. We will return without question. If you're considering upscale dining, this is where you want to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Have eaten here a lot over the years. Requested a private room, which we got but that may have caused the service to be slow, because it was much slower. Two bottles of wine were out of stock that we wanted so we paid more for another and our steak was very undercooked. All in all for a $350 meal, it was 3 stars at best

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ChrisR
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is always good and we will continue to enjoy dinning here.

KH
KatherineH
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening celebrating my fiancés birthday!

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NickK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated a special occasion at Christners. The service was impeccable and food nothing but outstanding. We ordered a filet and ribeye, beefsteak tomato’s on the side with blue cheese crumbles and a lobster tail. All seasoned, cooked and served to a tee. This steakhouse is clearly in my top ranking for chophouses I’ve dined at nationally. Without question a return visit is warranted.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service , great dinner if you look for a classy, old fashion place .
We prefer something more contemporary but this wasn’t bad .
Great food and great service .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing experience. The food was great, the wine was great, and the service was even better.

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vipJdog
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a 5-star experience! Loved the Tuna appetizer and split a a Ribeye which was delicious and cooked perfectly. Side of Chateau potatoes with carrot cake and cheesecake for dessert- what could be better? James did an awesome job and would request him next time!

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Britt
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and wonderful experience!

TJ
TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin is amazing best service and most fun dinning experience. Our most favorite steak house in Orlando !!

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vipTicoP
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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Jacks0828review
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn't mind awfully being seated next to the piano player and adjacent to the very noisy bar even if it was our thirty-seventh anniversary. It was a change from the other rooms we have been to at this great restaurant. After a while though as the traffic in the bar increased moving closer and closer to where we were seated and the servers coming from the kitchen carrying food from it to the back rooms it became just too much. At one point I wish we would have been moved to a quieter place as we observed another couple seated in the piano bar room get moved. It felt as though we were at a sports bar and not in a fine eating establishment.

The food was very, very good, but something was off even with my wonderful steak and my wife's just ok Salmon. Don't get me wrong, I believe I could not have found a better steak anywhere. But something was off and it wasn't just the awful no taste bread you served us (which really surprised us because it use to be a main-stay for us coming to Christner"s). Something has changed in this once A+++++ restuarant and I can't say exactly what it was.

Additionally and maybe just as important was my initial reaction to the sort of red haired late forty-or fifty something receptionist we encountered as we entered the restaurant. I asked her a simple question while my wife used the restroom about the parking out back. She was utterly rude and extremely condescending with her response. I really, really cant stand people like that. So...yes that is sticking with me even now. We have been coming to this restaurant well before the name change from Del Frisco's, in fact at one time it was called Tony Marino's and that goes back over thirty years.

We always look forward coming to Christner's for not only special occasions but also those days when we crave the wonderful atmosphere and a fine meal. This wont stop us from coming because it doesn't get much better than this anywhere in Central Florida.

Jack Gunderson

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vipBrianD
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Everything was great the food and wine…glass of The Mad Hatter was perfect with my steak!!

RM
RobinM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak and seafood restaurant that I have ever eaten in!!!!

I have travelled the world and eaten in some really good restaurants but this is by far the best.

It was our second time and it was even better than our first experience.

The food is outstanding, the service is out of this world, extremely friendly and attentive staff and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Biganimal
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been going to this restaurant since it was Del Frisco's, the quality of the food and preparation I enjoyed this week was of the highest quality I have yet experienced. All was tremendous and worth the dinero I paid. Don't think it will very long long till i return for more.

AJ
AliJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was EXCELLENT. Worth every dollar spent.

JF
vipJohnF
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christners has been a favorite of ours for many years, but with one thing and another (and Covid) we hadn't been there in a while. It did not disappoint. From the superb crab cakes to the filet mignon that just melted in the mouth to the delicious desserts (which Christners very kindly comped as it was our wedding anniversary) the food was top notch. This was accompanied by wonderful service and an excellent bottle of wine. Thoroughly recommended!

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andyp
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in Orlando. Always above and beyond fantastic

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DWub
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great selection of prime meat. Great knowledgeable wait staff. Good wine selection at all price points. Exactly what a steakhouse should be.

JA
JASONZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic service and food. Great atmosphere we will be back

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alanc
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

eduardo our server was excellent, very refreshing and considerate

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way, from the valet, to hostesses and the overall service team - we we blown away! Food was outstanding - fresh - perfect temperatures - presentation was incredible and the amount of food was almost overwhelming but perfect at the same time! But the Orange cake at the end topped it all of, best meal and dessert we have ever had.

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vipButch
Orlando
300 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS the best steak and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We found it very underwhelming. The tuna appetizer was fantastic and then it all went downhill. Very pricey for an average meal.

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reliable
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was superior as usual. We eat here about once a year and it is always amazing. Steaks cooked to perfection. Ahi tuna was incredible. We love the calamari.

Arriving at 7 PM on a Friday. It was pretty quiet but within a half an hour and the room was full and it was getting quite noisy. By 8 PM we had to be yelling at each other. Just before warned you might want to ask for a booth or a corner. We were sitting in the middle of the dining room so there was conversations all around us.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent.. first time..traditional service and menu

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vipBobA
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night celebrating our son's 18th birthday at Christner's. The service, as always, was personal and efficient. The food, from the lobster bisque to the onion rings, shrimp, grouper, and yes... large steaks served on sizzling hot platters, was perfectly prepared and delicious. Thank you all, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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ThomasH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 16oz prime strip I ate was the best I have had. The service was impeccable from the moment we entered this beautiful restaurant. The piano player/ singer was very good and added greatly to our experience. I was also thankful that the owner came by to welcome us and see to our needs.

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vipjons1
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little disappointing for a steakhouse experience. My steak was medium and suppose to be medium rare, my wife’s was not what she ordered. They were out of the soup choice, service was not on par with what I’ve come to expect from other steakhouses. Overall it was good but not amazing.

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vipasdf
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent as always. Melanie provided amazing service. Excellent cocktails as well.

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vipGregH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, great ambiance…. Recommend the filet and lobster Mac/ cheese. Also the onion rings are a must!!!

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Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster is rated 4.8 stars by 3252 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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