Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

4.8
2006 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

The Bread: Baked fresh daily and served piping hot to your table. Rip it. Break it. Just don't cut it with a knife.
The Beef: Prime, aged corn-fed straight from the Midwest never frozen and cut to order right off the loin.
The Lobster: Cold Water Australian Tails.
The Wine Room: 5500 bottles of selected wines to choose from.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 645-4443
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Zoli Davis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-4 Exit 88
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available for your convenience. Self parking also an option.
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Entertainment
Piano Lounge
Entertainment nightly beginning at 8 pm.
Jerry Bruno on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. David Witte on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Dinner guests enjoy the fun sing-a-longs. The lounge has become a favorite drop-in for top-notch entertainers and musicians to join in the fun.

Private Rooms
Your experience can be a private dining affair. There are 9 private rooms – various sizes – many including TV’s, phone and call-service buttons. No extra costs or deposits. Holidays, birthdays or business dinners will be a memorable occasion.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2006 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and Eduardo was an exceptional server

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MM
Washington DC
15 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The smell of the bread at the door was a sign of things to come. The service was excellent. Opt for one of the salads instead of the lobster bisque, which was a bit salty. The filet mignon was outstanding as was the spinach. The potatoes au gratin were the best I’ve ever had. For a unique dessert option, save room for the mandarin orange cake. It’s big enough for two.

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CN
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at the restaurant celebrating my partners birthday. Great service, food and drinks.

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B
Orlando
104 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet in town!

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WH
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A thoroughly enjoyable evening! We only wish there was one closer to our home!

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EW
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. It has been excellent every time I have gone there. I took some special friends there and they loved it also.

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CF
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate the attention to detail and the wonderful service. It was even nice to meet the owner who stopped by to say happy birthday to my son and to congratulate him on his new job.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed the environment. It was for a birthday and I must say they out did themselves on the Orange birthday cake. It was melt in your mouth wonderful.

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
4.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent. My only complaint was in the fact that we made reservations 2 weeks in advance for 6 of us who do not get together very often to spend quality time together. We were seated in the piano room and while the music was lovely, was difficult to talk over. In addition we were seated next to a party of 4 who were over the top loud and obnoxious. Noise and surrounding groups should be considered when seating parties. It changes the experience.

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FK
Miami
37 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from Eduardo and Stacy!!

Food was incredible. Everything was prepared perfectly

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience and fabulous food! The staff was wonderful, waiter was so delightful with full knowledge of the menu and wine list. Very accomodating to our needs from the moment we walked in the front entrance. I would recommend this to anyone wishing to give their loved ones a great experience for any special occasion.

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BS
Miami
10 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the best steak in the Orlando area. It also has fresh seafood and a great wine list. We have gone many times and it is consistently good.

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JE
1 review
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinning experience of your life. The smell of fresh bread and prime steak hit your nose before they hit your table. By far the best lobster tail I have ever had. The service, ambiance and signature desert ( mandarain orange cake) can not be matched in southern Florida.

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P
Orlando
25 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant. Food is always perfect regardless of what is ordered and prepared to perfection and served hot as it should be. Steaks are their specialty but their Tuna is the best around. We were is a private room for 6 people and was perfect for a birthday.

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j
Orlando
2 reviews
4.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

All the food was ok. My steak was very blackened that ruined it for me.
Salad was just average, mash potatoes were ok. bread ok.
cake was best part of dinner . Server was good. Don't think I would
return.

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BH
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top steak houses anywhere. Our waiter Luigi was spot on.

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PR
1 review
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love to celebrate special dates at Christner's ! Lovely atmosphere and the food is equisite !

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JS
1 review
1.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

i paid 150 dollars for a lobster, why. my wife and i earn a combine salary of 250,000 dollars a year and we truly believe you should get what you paid for. that lobster price does not fit that criteria.

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p
Orlando
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was quick and efficient,food was awesome! Bravo.

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MR
1 review
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at this restaurant and definitely no the last one. Everything was amazing and we had an unforgettable time.

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GM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Steaks !
Worth the price !!!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victor was fantastic

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MC
Chicago
8 reviews
5.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Been searching for that perfect restaurant...and we found it.

Service, food, atmosphere, and experience were exceptional. Totally a great dining experience. Highly recommend.

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OT
Orlando
17 reviews
5.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably great food and great service. Always accommodating. Best steak place in Orlando. Like eating with family.

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DS
Orlando
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Christners! We've been dining there for almost 20 years and it's our go-to spot for special occasions, celebrations and just when we want a good steak. The steaks are perfection, the sides (favorites are chateau potatoes, brussel sprouts and creamed corn) are delicious, plus fresh hot bread and wonderful desserts. If you're not a steak lover, the ahi tuna is wonderful too. And if all that wasn't enough, the service is excellent too. Don't be put off by the odd-ish location--inside is lovely.

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DP
1 review
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service were excellent. One of the best places to dine in the Orlando area.

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BB
Miami
124 reviews
4.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Third visit in the past year or so to this restaurant when I come to Orlando on business. A nice dining experience from an upscale steak house that not from a national chain. I try to ferret out these local gems via OpenTable, which I did here. Only drawback to Christner's is the portions are humongous, not just for the entrees, but the appetizers, salads and desserts (try the bread pudding) as well. Doggie bags all around. Service is impeccable.

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MS
Orlando
11 reviews
5.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant and Orlando offers many choices. Consistently provides great food with excellent service; however, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

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CO
1 review
5.0Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were vacationing in Disney World and decided to make reservations here, because my husband & I love a good steak. This place was AMAZING! The waitress was phenomenal as well.

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NR
Orlando
1 review
3.0Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately this wasn’t a great visit this time. Our waiter was not very attentive. Our steaks were over cooked and then returned undercooked. We have had good meals here previously, however, because of this visit I would try other steakhouses.

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BB
1 review
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second experience at Christner's was just as wonderful as the first. The steak is tender and juicy and cooked to perfection. The sides are served family-style and the desserts are fabulous!

Mrs. Christner stopped by to wish me a happy birthday and the tableside magician was amazing!

This restaurant is expensive which is why I didn't rate it as a best value, but the food is fabulous.

They have different rooms available depending on what you're looking for. There is a piano bar or a more casual area with sports on the TV's. They have private rooms available too. It's just lovely and we enjoyed it very much.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Business special occasion

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JN
1 review
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very pleased with the restaurant. My fiance and i celebrated our anniversary and it was beautiful. We will be coming back and making this our date night place. The lobster bisque was the best i ever tasted!

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RF
Key West
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit to Christner's Seated promptly and courteously. We had a wonderful Waiter, Keith. The food was excellent. I have had better lobster bisque, but it was still good. Sides are served family style and are enough for 4. The Steak was as good as any I have ever had and was prepared perfectly. The bread is wonderful. Plan on sending liberally, it isn't cheap.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and exceptional meal! Best steak in town!

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DP
Miami
6 reviews
3.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Traveled from Daytona to Christner's on Saturday night for what should have been a fantastic steak dinner with our son. Had reservation for 7:30 for 3 and made to stand and wait inside for ten minutes until we were finally seated at a table in the bar. Told hostess this was not what we wanted and were told that was all they had. Would not pay the prices they charge to sit in a bar area for what should have been a special dinner. Our server seemed rushed , distracted and not really interested in assuring we had a nice dinner. Food was only average and not up to what we expected from a restaurant of this supposed caliber. We have eaten at many many steakhouses throughout the U.S. and this one in our opinion was not up to the claimed standard. Seems to be only an average steakhouse for locals. Unfortunately, would not recommend.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner with friends

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JC
1 review
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our service was awesome. The steaks were cooked perfect

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CB
1 review
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time ,We really enjoyed the food and audience great romantic place for date night

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KH
Cleveland
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in, this restaurant did not disappoint. Having made reservations, I requested a bottle of wine. When we arrived to the table, the waiter came right behind us with that request. Steaks were flavorful, sides were delectable and the bread.... the bread, the bread, the bread! There is none like it! I highly recommend this place and will return soon!

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