Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

4.7
2219 reviews
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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.
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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second time dining here. Mark our server was excellent, very attentive and personable. Ironically we also had the pleasure of his service on our first visit as well. This time we were seated in the piano room, it was a little bit louder than we would have liked, the last time we were seated in one of the upper dining rooms. We found that atmosphere much more appealing.
The steaks served this time were a bit off, one steak ordered medium well was more medium. My Ny strip had a huge vein running through the entire steak. no fault of the kitchen, they replaced the steak quickly and without question.
The bread pudding is absolutely delicious and a great way to end the evening.

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VA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought the family here for a very special occasion. Everything was way above and beyond expectations. From the time we stepped through the door, we knew we were in for a special night. I surely cannot wait for the next big occasion. Christner's will be our first choice!

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WS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can honestly say that I’ve never had a bad experience at Christner‘s and I’ve been going there for over 15 years. The waiting staff give very good service without being overwhelming

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TC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for a birthday dinner! We will definitely be back! The service is spectacular and cater to every need. A++++++

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a
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, local, family owned. You will not be disappointed.

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CJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing but the service was a little slow

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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak house would come again if ever get chance but live in Indiana

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j
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aged bone in porterhouse steak....what more can I say.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Great service and food was excellent.

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NM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food always prefect the service was wonderful.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best food I’ve eaten in Orlando.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awsome had reservations for me and my wife for our anniversary and first time ever coming there the wait staff were super friendly and everything we ate was just so very good and thank you to you all for a great evening and anniversary with my wife we will be back you are all 5 star to us!!

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AR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Out of this world! Great experience all around.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is made to perfection! Osage spinach perfection, lobster tail was delicious and lastly the 12oz strop steak full of flavor and made perfectly!!

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute BEST Restaurant all around.
Pure and excellent quality in everything!

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BC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent at bar and for dining. Food was great. It is a wonderful place to have a special dinner.

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D
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and steaks were superb, as always

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RF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated my spouses birthday there for the last couple of years. We always have a wonderful experience. Our server Kevin( who we request) has always been top notch. The manager and owner are some of the best people you will ever meet.
Highly recommend for any occasion.

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JD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service that we received was second to none

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Burthday

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SM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was excellent. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the sides were piping hot.

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KM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals and experience were fantastic! Our server Dee was fabulous! The desserts were incredible!
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a deliciously remarkable dining experience!

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BG
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Upon arrival, my friends and I found the hostess busy on the phone. Instead of putting the caller on hold to take care of the live customers before her, she continued the conversation, tapping away on her touch screen for a few minutes.

We were eventually shown to a table right next to a raucous bar crowd. I objected, as quiet dinner conversation was our object. We were moved but the new table was no bargain -- a four-top right next to a busy door to the back room. There was a booth next to us that was out of the traffic pattern and was empty for the duration, as were others in that room.

Nevertheless, the steaks here are always fine fare and tonight was no exception. Cooked as ordered and tender like buttah, they remain the thread that I cling to in the hope that someday this place will live up to my experiences when I was a regular customer in days of yore.

One of my guests was critical the lobster bisque. It was difficult to find any chunks of lobster in there and he said it tasted bland, as if a thickening agent had been used instead of a patient reduction. The creme brulee was unusually heavy -- not the light custard one would expect. Interesting twist, perhaps. On the other hand, my dinner salad was excellent, a lovely presentation with crossed bacon slices atop a mound of greens.

Service was spotty. There were long lapses at several points. We had to ask for additional bread, as no one was keeping an eye on the table. Similarly, after the initial pour, no one appeared to pour the wine. At the end of the meal, there was another delay in getting the check.

On the way out, the gentleman at the front asked if the table was quiet enough. I told him about the traffic issues and the mysteriously empty booth next to us. He gave no explanation for why it was not offered, but to his credit he did volunteer to mark my record for future reference to show that I prefer to sit where there is less ambient noise.

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BS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Nice people!!!

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c
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Been there before, never been so disappointed with the poor service that night/ Waiter never asked for drinks, food was so confusing to deliver and I got Lobster that never asked for, my friends good all steaks confused. Not a great night of service as before/ Should be more organized and careful + more attentive !

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D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christner’s never disappoints! We had our favorite server, Kevin, fabulous food and a great experience!

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

We went here for our 21st anniversary dinner - they knew it was our anniversary as i had told them when I made the reservation. We got seated at a table in the corner next to a piano with a party of 12 on the other side of the room...with kids. The hostess came and asked us if we were ok with our table and when I said no something quite would be better she told us "they were very busy and all dining rooms were noisy". The food was great - I can't complain about that but our waiter was so busy with the other table he hardly had time for us. In short - I WOULD NEVER go back there for any kind of special occasion - the atmosphere is horrible. There were also an obnoxious group of people at the bar waiting for their table who kept using the piano that we were shoved next to as a photo prop. In short ruined my night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Bit expensive but overall a great place for any occasion

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r
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service, bustling ambience, and food was outstanding.

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RZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy our meal here. The service has always been spot on. The decor could stand a new freshener, but that would not keep us from coming back.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail was perfection! Service is completely on point, attentive yet not overbearing. The food is amazing always!
Christner’s outdoes every other steakhouse in town bottom line!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great owners, jim is great with the customers!!! great food!!!!!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Victor or Luigi!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I visit Christner's it is amazing. the food, service and ambience is exactly what I enjoy.
VERY GOOD

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much better than Ruth's Chris. I tell all of my friends they should go, It's worth it.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good times, excellent service as always. I always feel like a VIP!!!! Thanks!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Food was delicious and the service spectacular!!

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the restaurant! Such a beautiful place for a nice romantic dinner. I brought my Girlfriend there for a Valentine dinner and it was simply amazing, it was both our first time going there and I couldn't be more impressed. The service was amazing and the food was impeccable! I'm not a very wealthy person so doing something like that is very rare, and the price of food was a little hard for me but your staff and cook crew made it worth every penny. Ill definitely try and make another attempt at dining with you in the future. Great job guys and thank you so much for making such a big day even better for me!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had dinner at Christner's and the dinner was excellent. We will return!

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L
Orlando
152 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place to wine and dine for a business meeting. The service and food was simply excellent. I impressed my guests. The sommelier suggested a wine which was clearly a winner and at a very good price point. Yes, I would definitely return to Christner's and as usual feel very welcomed.

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