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Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

4.7
1939 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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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 1939 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Just EXCELLENT!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food with AMAZING service!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Generally my favorite place for steak, love the private rooms and the quality of everything. Tonight, the steak wa a little tougher than what I had before. Our server took food away before we were done with it, without asking. That is not typical for Christner's. I will go back, and so should you. I hope this is not a trend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently outstanding. Our favorite place to go.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We love Christner's Steak & Lobster and always have a great time and great food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Congratulations to Christner's on their milestone anniversary!!! Excellent dinner as usual!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

An Orlando fine dining institution without any stuffiness. Consistently an excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Everything was superb!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Classic old school steak house. Best steak in town no doubt.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Service was to slow, very noisy and overpriced, dirty dishes were never removed from table the whole meal

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server, Victor, was very attentive and accommodating! The meal was Lobster tail and filet mignon and both entrees were delicious! Our selection of wine not so great but guess we should have asked for a recommendation. This is great spot to dine where you feel no pressure to quickly finish your meal! Highly recommend!!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My wife and I used to be huge fans of Christner's but I could not recommend it after our experience this past weekend. I reserved a table for 4 for our son's 21st birthday and had requested a special table for the occasion. The food was very good and the only reason why I would think of returning, however the table location, and particularly the service, was very poor. We were wedged in a backroom 4 top between two other 4 tops and everyone could hear each others conversation. After being taken to our table, we did not see a server until after our waters had been refilled three times and we had been served bread twice. The assistant waiter/busboy was the only staff member who paid any attention to us. When the server finally came over he took our drink order but did not go over any items on the menu (specials, lobster sizes, etc.). When the drinks arrived he went straight into taking our orders, however he didn't ask us if we wanted appetizers (I had to interject that) and again he didn't expand on the menu or lobster size options for the table. He also tried to memorize the order, which doesn't impress me, and also caused issues when the food did arrive. The food was very good from appetizer's to dessert, but they forgot one steak was ordered with the Oscar option, and they also brought one too many of the side dishes that we did not order. When the soups and salads were brought out, only two of the orders were brought to the table while my wife and myself waited for ours to be brought out (almost 5 minutes later). The dressing on the salad was incorrect and had to be re-ordered. They did bring my son a free desert for his birthday, which was appreciated and not expected but other than that the service was very poor for the price I paid for everything. We had experienced a similar issue the last time we went to Christner's but I thought that maybe it was an anomaly. Unfortunately, this now appears to be the norm and we won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Josh our waiter is great and very attentive. I’ll be back. I have never been let down on the quality and ... quantity.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We LOVED the intimate atmosphere and the table side magic. Our servers were excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Best beef veggie soup ever, not to mention the classic steaks!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Awesome from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Visited Cristners for my fathers birthday dinner. The service, the food , and wine choices were all on spot and exceeded our expectations. Simply perfect every time.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Christine's is an awesome place to celebrate something as well as just to eat fine food. The atmosphere was quiet so that you could carry on a conversation without yelling. The servers and hostess staff were fantastic and attentive. The owners are great people and stopped by our table to wish us a happy anniversary. Thank you for an awesome experience.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

WOW! We started the meal with a loaf of their warm bread with fresh butter. The salad came and the dressing was a light and tangy vinegar and oil on the freshest of ingredients. Then came the main course...a sirloin for two. One of the best steaks that I have ever eaten. Ordered a side of Osage Spinach and it was AMAZING! We finished our meal with Creme Brulee and hot coffee - seriously the best creme brulee that I have ever eaten.

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The hostess was rude said I was wrong with how I requested reservations in my business I always take care of my customers Didn’t know there are as a right way of making reservations!!!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

You can never beat the steaks, and side dishes here. The service is always outstanding and great ambiance. We have never walked away hungry or disappointed!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Fantastic dining experience and the food is exceptional. Our waiter Warren is extraordinary, knowledgeable, professional and attentive yet not intrusive. One of the best restaurants Central Florida.

Hot fresh bread, homemade dressing for the fresh salad, best fresh Florida Black Grouper in town, best fried jumbo shrimp as well as the famous orange cake to complete yet another amazing dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Came in around 5:30 pm - ordered Filet - medium. Top and bottom of steak was Pittsburg styled on my steak and it had a chard burn taste to it that ruined my pallet. Never had this issue here before. Also Broccoli w/cheese side dish was not very good. Broccoli not cooked all the way - very el dante, and in large stemmed clumps. Would have been better as florets. I usually have great food except this time.

Appetizer and desserts were delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Wonderful dinner! Our server Dave took excellent care of us and made a great dinner excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner!

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food was awful. I’ve been going for 30 years and this will be my last experience

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was good enough. I had asked for a great server and that fell short on our experience. We were rushed when first seated and server was impatient while we passed the wine list around. Too much time elapsed waiting on appetizer to be cleared, then too long a wait for the entree. Server was slow to get back to us after we were finished. Server stacked dirty dishes in front on one diner as she was packing leftovers. Other than filling water glasses, she had no assistant or busser. Two male staff were standing in a corner chatting for a time. It was nice of the owner to drop by. Appeared our server was overly busy with tables. Would rate the lobster bisque highly followed by the onion rings, bread and Brussels sprouts very high. One diners veal chop was amazing, steaks were juicy and tender but over crusted with seasoning.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food! Love that its family owned.
It is a high dollar restaurant, and I suggest at least going once to check it out if you can't afford it.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We absolutely loved our experience at Christner’s! I surprised my husband and took him there for his birthday. We are from Wisconsin and new to Florida and I’ve been looking for an authentic steak restaurant that focused on high quality steaks. If that sounds of interest to you then Christner’s is your place! I had the boneless ribeye and my husband had the filet Oscar style and both exceeded expectations and were cooked to perfection. Our server Stacy was phenomenal and did not rush our meal by any means. The wine list was exceptional and the experience extraordinary. My only nit pick would be the music selection. I preferred the subtle Frank Sinatra style music at a lower volume versus the casual “country” style music. Other than that it was top notch and we WILL be back!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I have eaten here on several occasions; food and service is always outstanding. Our server was amazing; he had worked there for 23 years. My only negative comment would be that we were seated in the bar area; little noisy. I think we may have been seated in the bar area because one in our group was dressed less than casual. Note: this is a high end steakhouse and even though they accept casual dress, I would recommend business casual at a minimum.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We dined at Christner's for my husband's birthday. We sat in the bar area and had Kevin as our waiter. He was very attentive, has a great personality and very experienced with the menu. We had a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend the restaurant to my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Dinner was sensational ! The steak was cooked to perfection and you could cut the filet with the fork . The onion rings where the best and the lobster Mac and cheese was awesome. The service was spot on and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the restaurants history and the dishes. Highly recommend the restaurant and can’t wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Once again, we celebrated another special occasion at the best steak restaurant in town!!! Christner's is our go to place for all of our family's special celebrations. If you haven't been there, get there NOW!!! It truly is a fine dining experience like no other.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Amazing dining experience. Our waiter Victor was incredible! And the food was phenomenal, the best we've had since we've been in the Orlando area. Five stars aren't enough! Be sure to put this place on your list. Expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Simply outstanding as always! Best steak in town!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

One of our favorites but this night the service was under par. The server looked like she had too many tables and wasn’t providing the service level expected at a higher end restaurNt. We never received our side dishes and the server never check on us after the entrees were delivered.
Our son did enjoy the table side magician.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We love Christner’s, but on this occasion it wasn’t up to par. The steaks were great as usual but my favorite Chateau potatoes were burned and the Brussel sprouts were way undercooked. The service wasn’t up to it’s usual greatness either. Waiter only checked back once during the main course. We had to remind him three times after we requested a box before he brought it back with the food in it. This was not the Christner’s I have been accustomed to!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

There aren’t too many restaurants to go anymore where people dress for an occasion but, this is one of them. The food was excellent! Unlike other fine dining local spots, their filets and sides were not overly salty nor, the delicious orange cake too sweet. Very nice service from Victor!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

If perfection is what you expect, prepare to have your expectations exceeded.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Lobster not as sweet as we remember nor size adequate

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