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

Christner's Prime Steak and Lobster Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.7

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4.6

value

4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Christner's never disappoints. Bring an appetite and a full wallet.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Top notch!

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·Dined 3 days ago

You can't go wrong with any item on the menu. Our waiter really know the menu and made perfect recommendations. Others around us seamed just as enthused with their food as we were with ours. An amazing night out with my wife. Great drinks and atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Always perfect. Especially in the Piano Bar wherewe dance with our hearts

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

My future wife and myself dined here for Valentine’s Day. We were looking for somewhere neither of us had been, and stumbled across here after reading nothing but phenomenal reviews. Andre was our server. Let me tell you, I don’t review often but this was an exceptional experience. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and gave perfect recommendations. The food came out superb, the ambiance was flawless, and the wine list was hard to beat. For anyone looking for a romantic night out, while still feeling like you can carry on an intimate conversation, I cannot recommend this place enough.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Christners is one of a kind, and deservedly so.
Such a busy night, as expected, but everyone gets an A++, even you Dave (LOL)!
We had an exciting time watching all the people while having a great meal and service!
Staff stood tall to the task at hand. Great job to all the servers and management!
Happy Valentine's Day to all!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Food as usual was great but the server we had seemed to have very little interest in our table for two and was much more focused on his larger parties. We have been here many times. Love the food but service needs to improve for the price.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

The best steak ever!! I was very pleased and my husband loved it! We have great service also!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

We were disappointed with the choices of salad dressing. When are baked potatoes came the butter had some kind of parsley in it that was not mentioned and it affected the taste of the potato in a way that did not please us. We did not like the fact that the soda was served in very small bottles which meant we were charged for each one. We did appreciate the in-house magicians and the piano player from the bar sounded good. Our steaks were decent but no better than other places we have been.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always excellent steaks ( my favorite is the bone in ribeye) or the Salmon.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had the Chateau Potatoes and we thought they were very salty. Good flavor steak, cooked to perfection and loved the wine selection.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was very delightful and delicious! The staff is the best around!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious!! We have loved Christners for the 13 years we've been in Orlando. It's been remodeled and is still just wonderful - from the delicious appetizers to the fabulous steak. The carrot cake is the BEST in Orlando. Love Christner's!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best meals I have ever had. If I lived here I would be making a visit at least once a month. Our waiter was also very helpfull with answering our questions and making suggestions as needed. Will definitely be back the next time I am in Orlando.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always Christener's Prime doesn't disappoint! Great meal, fabulous service by Bobby and an outstanding evening. The drinks are well made and they pour a good glass of wine unlike many places that cut the pour short. Christner's Prime isn't cheap, but you get a premium experience for the price.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was great and the food was awesome. Orange cake recommendation was spot on.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food delicious. We had personal attention from a waiter (Luigi) who was pleasant, knowledgeable, warm, engaging, and checked on us often. Beautiful restaurant with a quiet atmosphere, music at just the right volume, and my wife’s beef Wellington was amazing as was my filet. We’ll be going back now that we’ve found this place.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The best place around. By far. Everything is outstanding.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, the filet at Christner’s cannot be beat. The lobster bisque was delicious and had several large chunks of lobster in it. The wine is fairly priced as well. I think the big surprise of the night was dessert. We don’t usually get dessert, but since our daughter was with us, we indulged. Being told it was made on premise by a pastry chef we had to try the Mandarin cake. We only ordered one piece thinking we would each get a bite or two. However, the piece of cake was HUGE!! Easily enough for more than 3 people. We were expecting this to be at least a $15 piece of cake, but at only $8, it was the bargain of the night! Funny to be raving on dessert when this is such a phenomenal steak house, but it’s not what you’d expect and a wonderful way to end the night. I do believe that Christner’s is a little out dated in their decor. Has a “men only” country club feel. It could definitely use some updating in that department, but hopefully the food never changes.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was outstanding and service was outstanding. The owner also came over and we carried on a very delightful conversation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We dined at this establishment on a Saturday , early dinner 5 pm. From the time we walked in the door we new this was going to be a good experience. Our waiter Mark was OUTSTANDING !
And I truly mean that. He was so accommodating to our every need and thought . He made the whole dining experience worth coming for .
Know on to the food..... in my humble opinion, if you want a steak that MELTS in your mouth then this is the ONLY place to go . Starting with the appetizers to enjoying the last savory bite of carrot cake , our party enjoyed everything and all its flavor!!!
Yes its PRICEY but worth every penny of it!!
Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Christners for such a beautiful dinning experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This is a hard review for me. I have been to Christner's several times before and have always been very impressed. Not so much this time.
We arrived at 8:30 on a Thursday night and the place was dead. Well, except for the loud 8-top of business men they sat us down RIGHT NEXT TO. There were no other tables available? They then offered us a private room, which was fine but too large a table for a couple. I guess they had closed the other sections of the dining room because they were so slow. The whole process was clumsy and poorly handled.
As for the food - the bread was awesome and the steaks top-notch. The crab cake appetizer was superb. The broccoli au gratin was just meh and the chateau potatoes were cold and lifeless. To top it all off, the orange mandarin cake we received was an obnoxiously huge serving.
Apparently, the pastry chef had gone home early and the server had to slice it.
For $200 plus tip, not what you would expect from a first class steak house.
I haven't given up on this place and I will just chalk it up to an off night.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2018

THE GOLD STANDARD!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 31, 2018

They have the best ahi tuna (appetizer) I have ever had.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Th hostess initially was going to put us next to the piano but we asked to be moved. We were sat at the other side of the restaurant and I’m very glad about that. It was a little darker on the other side but we both liked the feel and ambiance of it a lot more. We started with the ahi tuna and cheese plate. The ahi tuna was much better than the cheese plate which left something to be desired. My husband got the filet and I got the grouper (Cajun style). The fish was huge and I could only eat half of it. We also got a side of lobster Mac and cheese to split and ended up bringing home half. They don’t skimp on portion sizes. While the food was good, it wasn’t exceptional. For this price point I would prefer to go to Kres.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Elegant and very tasty

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Phenomenal. My new favorite restaurant, by FAR. Simply amazing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had an excellent meal with excellent service. The prices seemed a bit high, but the experience was excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for our anniversary and it was great! The only negative: There was supposed to be a dress code and the first people we saw in the foyer wore bad jeans and sneakers.
The food, wine and service were outstanding.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the food and service. Portions are huge. I will definitely return

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food, service, ambiance was all excellent! Only issue I had was the table they gave us which was a booth in a corner and needed a shoe horn to get in to.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We have never been disappointed at Christener's. We go several times a year for special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) and have done so for about 30 years. It is definitely our favorite steak place around Orlando and we always eagerly anticipate our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Absolutely incredible steaks perfectly prepared to order. Lobster is well done and presentation is impressive. Sides are sized generously and are well done. Creme brûlée was a great finish to a memorable meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My seared tuna and my husband's salmon were excellent and both large portions. The service was spot on. We went for my husband's birthday, he sincerely enjoyed the food and ambience. My only recommendation, do not put the cocktail sauce on the shrimp cocktail. Should be served on the side.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated our company Christmas Party a few weeks late and boy it was worth the wait!! The staff at Christner's is second to none and we really enjoyed our meals. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and birthdays. The filet melts in your mouth and the cream spinach and potatoes au gratin are our favorite sides. And of course the bread!! Our adult sons always say yes when we ask them to join us.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always have a wonderful time eating here service is outstanding! Food is the best

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food and service. Ask for private room for quiet conversation.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Parking great (husband cannot walk far) very friendly at the front desk, food was just outstanding. Waiter did not bother us for every little thing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Absolutely great food and dining experience. We look forward to coming back again. The music was fabulous and our server, Eduardo, was superb.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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