About Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster

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.

729 Lee Road
Orlando, FL 32810
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
I-4 Exit 88

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 645-4443

Website:
http://www.christnersprimesteakandlobster.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is available for your convenience. Self parking also an option.

Executive Chef:
Zoli Davis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Meat was over cooked. Service was outstanding.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is absolutely one of a kind. It makes you feel like your dining in Manhattan during the night, with soft music playing and the lights softly lite. The waiters are extremely knowledgable and makes the experience so much more enjoyable. The food is to die for. They really do take pride in perfecting each dish and the portions are MASSIVE. No matter how full you are you try to get one more bite in because that's how amazing their food is. I will forever continue to come to Christner's because the food and environment within that restaurant is spectacular.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding dining experience! Food was exceptional, perfectly prepared and served. Josh, our server, went above and beyond our expectations. One of the best parts was not being rushed through our meal, or needlessly interrupted. Christners is a top shelf restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The steak is most assuredly worth the price tag, but I’m not certain about the other items on the menu. The salmon and side menu items, for example, felt a little overpriced for the flavor and quality. Do yourself a favor and just get the steak.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was very very good

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a great Family owned restaurant.
Food/Staff/ambience is awesome. This is nice 'hidden gem' restaurant. Definitely would, no Will go back next time we are in Orlando.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Live Music, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Perfect setting and service!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Second visit and not disappointed. High end service, well stocked bar, fine Steak, Tuna & Lobster with creative sides & deserts. Combine the menu and service with the business lodge atmosphere and this well known and established venue stands tall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were there celebrating two birthdays. As always, the service was excellent and the food was great. We enjoyed the quiet elegance and love having live piano music as we enjoyed our meal. We highly recommend Christeners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very delicious. Especially enjoyed the magic show

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the best steakhouses I have ever eaten at. Service was excellent, the steak was maybe the best I have ever had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We've been to Christners before and had a lovely experience. This time we reserved a table for 2 to celebrate our anniversary. We ended up seated in the bar area, there were 2 large tables with families celebrating loudly needless to say it wasn't the least romantic. The food was ok, my steak was overcooked and my husband's was very gristly, the spinach was delicious as was the wine I ordered. Next time I will request not to be seated in the bar, their other dining areas are much quieter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebration of our Daughter's Birthday and their 15 Anniversary. Christner's is always consistent for the best food not only in the Orlando area but any where you go. Our steaks were to perfection as was the Tuna and all the other items, too many to mention. Food at its best! Not to forget our server Manny who is also the best. As you can tell it was a perfect evening and Christner's made it special as usual. They do a great job and Orlando is Lucky to have them.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Steak house ever so glad we went - three of the owners even came over to our table and wished my husband happy birthday, I thought that was a great personal touch.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Place is usually the best steak in town. My steak was cooked perfectly but not as tasty as it’s been in the past. That’s tough because you’ll drop 200 in the place without blinking.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food came out luke warm and the main course arrived in stages instead of at one time.Sent steak back to be heated.Vegetables were tastless,quality of meat has gone down—very disappoited in experience.Second time in a row that this has happened so I think last night was my last visit.Always used this as a special place,but no more.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We absolutely loved that the owner came around to all the tables and spoke with the diners! She was so sweet and inviting. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Over all one of my favorite Steak Houses to dine at when I fly to Orlando. From complimentary valet parking, to wonderful greeting, to friendly and informative wait staff, and Best of all your delicious food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything was fabulous. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Service excellent.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good overall. Food was fantastic.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was superb and the service was great. The filet was perfect and the potatoes, salad. The broccoli was not cooked enough for my taste.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Well known Winter Park steakhouse. From my perspective the local upscale chains, Flemming's and Ruth Chris are considerably better value for your money. Food was very average, very bland and just boring. Had a "cheese plate" very reminiscent of the cheese cubes that you get on the deli tray form the local grocer. Sides, Asparagus, Osage Spinach and Potatoes Au Gratin were very bland with little hint of taste, seasoning or flavor. The lobster, at $7 per ounce for an 18 ounce lobster tail was some of the toughest lobster I've had in Florida in recent years. The only highlights, the lamb chops were outstanding as was the Calamari. Otherwise a very disappointing meal from an overpriced provider.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I travel for business, have what most would call an "expense account", and don't care about my cardiovascular health too much. Consequently, I eat at a lot of steakhouses. Christeners' remains my favorite and at least the equal of any big city steak house I have patronized. The beef (and tuna) are top notch and always cooked as ordered. The "Pittsburgh" style searing on steaks is the best I have had anywhere. Sides are large and all good. The wine selection is top notch and the sommelier very knowledgeable. Desserts are suitably decadent and large (the "Orange Cake" is our favorite).

The waitstaff have all been there for years are attentive but not annoying. Of special note is Kevin, who could have had a career doing standup...

While not inexpensive (but a better deal than their original affiliate "Del Frisco's"), it's very much worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was my second visit to Christner's and I was a little disappointed this time after having a wonderful experience my first time there. My husband and I went to Christner's to celebrate my birthday and were seated in the room with the piano. There were two tables with children near us and it just wasn't as 'nice', relaxing, and romantic as being seated in the back / main room. The food was still excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Christner's maybe the best steakhouse in town by far, but don't forget they also have great fish.The salmon and grouper are always top notch!
My wife and I often order a steak and fish and have perfect surf and turf to share. Oh yeah, don't forget about the lobster!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

great food,great service. and overall a great place to eat. But I have to be honest, I didn't care to have a magician visit my table. This place is way classier than that. That was the only parts of our dining experience that I didn't really care for. But that won't stop me from returning

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Drinks were a little weak. Food outstanding. Service excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always amazing food! Great service and well worth the money. Excellent job Christners!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food and service were amazing. Victor our server was very accommodating and friendly. The highlight of the night other than the steaks and lobster Mac was the visit my wife recieved from Mrs. Christener wishing her a happy birthday... Total class act

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of the best steakhouses in Orlando. Great food, great wine, great everything!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

It's the end of the weekend and we're talking about the great time and good food we had at Christners Steak & Lobster on Friday. Would recommend to anyone wanting an upscale dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service has always been good here. However, they missed it in this visit. Service was so slow, I actually had to leave before they were able to get my food out.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 24, 2017

5 year Anniversary, and the entire evening was wonderful. Great service. We loved the music, which was played by an in-house pianist. Above all was the best steak I've had in Orlando. Can't wait to bring our parents!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

AS USUAL, GREAT MEAL, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT TIME!
THANKS!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent food and service was outstanding! Will definitely be back

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was a great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service was top notch! But everything else mediocre and not worth the money. They advertise live music, but it wasn't there. TV's in dining area ruined the atmosphere and ambiance. Definitely NOT cozy and romantic. Expected a lot more for $150 (1 starter, 1 salad and 1 main course - tuna, 3 glasses of wine and a coffee.) Potential is there, but the way it is now I'll never be back.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I was very disappointed. There is little to no real value for the price ($250) paid. For half the price the quality of the steak and lobster is much better almost anywhere else. This is Red Lobster quality food at MORE than Ruth's Chris price. Sad too because the atmosphere is cool, ild school. But WAY overpriced for what you get.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great food and service! Eduardo was attentive, knowledgable, personable.
Really enjoyed the piano bar! Not many of those left theses days!

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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