Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

4.8
192 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Modern steakhouse and oyster bar. 6-7 varieties of fresh oysters, fresh seafood, snake river farms Wagyu steaks, in-house dry aged steaks, prime cut steaks and sides such as Mushroom risotto, lyonnaise potato, jalapeño cheddar mashed potatos, lobster mac 'n' cheese, and lobster potato puree. Desserts such as 'Smores brule' and '. Elegant ambiance with impeccable service.
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vipintownerssome
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kristina was great as usual! Very nice place to unwind and enjoy great food!

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SocJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly over cooked steak, that we indicated was fine , but the waiter had the chef prepared a whole new $70 steak for us to bring home. Overall excellent service in a post COVID environment!!

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viprandallr
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve ever had in Springfield. Steaks and seafood were all amazing. The sides were large. And the desserts. Oh, the desserts. Add to that the fabulous service and the entire night was first rate. Thanks, Char!

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MichaelS
Springfield
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very good atmosphere and pace of meal.

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Tspoiled77
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing!!! The food was cooked to perfection, the atmosphere was divine and the service was exceptional!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was very good. I took a gift for my husband to the restaurant earlier that day and they had it sitting on our table when we got there. The waiter was great and the food was delicious!

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KentBert
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great and it was also last night! I would come more often, but the prices are a little steep.

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Punkin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect experience for our anniversary. Table space, music and ambiance supported intimate conversations or celebratory outbursts of joy. Our meal was simple and simply divine. Our waiter started the celebration with a complimentary glass of champagne and remained attentive throughout the evening. It's not a meal. It is an experience.

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vipLarryS
St. Louis
92 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome!!!

Great bacon wrapped dates! Delicious

Shrimp special appetizer incredible.

Autumn salad and Char chop salad were very large & scrumptious.

Lobster dish and Sea Bass were perfect!!!!!!

Great cocktails & incredible wines by the glass!!

The perfect place!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! We come every couple months for date nights and always have the best food and the best service!

JJ
JJKJDK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char's is our "go to" place for fine dining experience, atmosphere and food selections. We are locals and enjoy having a special place where we feel the emphasis is placed on excellent food, service and comfort. Our waiter was absolutely excellent, precise and attentive. The portions are more than adequate. As beef producers we especially come to Char's for their steak choices. I'd recommend it as one of our top three places to dine in Springfield.

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome drinks, and awesome service!

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vipintownerssome
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jesse was a great waiter! We were celebrating a birthday and special moment.

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vipCharlesW
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie was a fantastic server. Loved his recommendations. Try the Tomahawk ribeye! His entire team was terrific as well.

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Lynette
Springfield
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lamb shank and the dish was amazing, so tender and flavorful. My niece had her usual, filet, and it was cooked to perfection as always. She did try the pumpkin cheesecake tonight and loved it!
Alicia waited on us this time and she was spot on with the service. She was so attentive to our needs without being intrusive to our conversations.
Another wonderful experience! Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son’s 18th birthday dinner and could not have asked for better service and atmosphere. All the employees had a smile on their face and such positive energy. These days, that is hard to find! The food was so delicious! Our son left with a full stomach and this momma left with smiles! We will definitely be back and let others know.

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IlaW
Springfield
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening and food was delicious! Our server was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Keep in mind this is a “high-end”, expensive steak house. A disaster from start to finish. Slow drinks; didn’t know how to make a fairly common request. Ordered 16 oysters on the half-shell; received 14. Had to ask for napkins and silverware. Soup came after the main course and we had to ask about it. Soup, when it came, was so salty it was inedible. Side Lyonnaise potatoes were burned and inedible. Steaks, to their credit, were cooked perfectly, though not terribly flavorful for Delmonicos. $54 bottle of wine was…fine. Said they would comp the appetizers and didn’t. We paid anyway as we just wanted to get out of there. Four of us paid over $300 before tip for this mess of a meal. Will never go back.

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ChrisR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, great service and food was great. Sons birthday and couldn’t have gone better

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vipTravelingFoodie
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were celebrating a birthday and wanted a special experience. The food was fantastic. The filet was perfect. The wine was fabulous. Our server was helpful. We requested patio seating because of COVID. Unfortunately, there was a constant stream of people coming outside to smoke. They were just feet from our table which ruined our experience. When I’m spending $200+ on a meal, I don’t want to inhale secondhand smoke. It would be nice if they had a designated smoking area that is away from tables where people are eating.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had reservation and was promptly seated. Service was very good. Multiple appetizers and entree were timed and served well.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience2

Fourth time in a row the $130 steak was not cooked right. It has either been too done or not done at all. The only reason we kept trying was so I could get the oysters. Their sister restaurant Flame is even worse. Why can't Springfield have a decent upscale restaurant?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and excellent service. Looking forward to coming back!

JD
vipJessDLT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie was AMAZING! He was the kindest, most helpful and funny team member at Char! Thank you for recommending the Miyagi oysters!

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JessicaD
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eddie, our server was fantastic! So friendly and great recommendations. Dinner was tasty and the wine choices were excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly. A great date night.

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ZD20
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food.

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Lynette
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took an old family friend and for dinner last night and everything was perfect. The service was spot on, a great mixture of attentiveness and giving us the space to visit.
Oh my goodness and the food was delicious! We split the petite medallions and they were cooked to perfection.
We both definitely will be coming back!

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DeniseD
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Good was great. Thank you for making my friend’s birthday special!

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JohnJ
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and ambiance. Great place to celebrate an intimate dinner with your spouse.

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kjking10
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious - steak delmonico, lobster bisque, Chilean sea bass, filet, Char salad….we tried it all and each taste outdid the last. Highly recommend!! Service was phenomenal too.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the waiter did a wonderful job.

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vipintownerssome
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is always great. One of our favorite places to eat out.

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JWSGF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date, special occasion, or getting together with friends. Food was great, service exceeded all expectations! We will definitely be back!

OpenTable reservation was very convenient also.

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MichaelS
Springfield
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

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TerriM
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening with good friends and good food!

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KatrinaG
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for a date night and had a wonderful time! Nathan was our server and he was attentive to our needs. The steak was amazing and perfectly cooked! The jalepino cheddar mashed potatoes were to die for and the drinks were strong! We will definitely be returning.

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GypsyLady
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re a group of Atl motorcyclist here for the Honda Wing Ding. Some one recommended Char-to us. Oh My Gosh!! It was fabulous. Kevin was our server, he a perfect grasp on all the specials plus he got our humor. My husband and and I shared Delaware Bay and PEI raw oysters, which were fabulous. Two of us had the Chilean sea bass and the men both had the three oz steak filets.Kevin was as very knowledgeable about the menu. We’re all international travelers for business and pleasure. I would say definitely Char met all our expectations. GA Wingers
say thank you!!

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vipTamaraP
Central Texas
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. We were spaced apart from other tables and we felt very good about that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was spot on. The sides where a bit under flavored. The tuna taco appetizer did not include much tuna at all and was mostly cabbage, onions and wonton chips. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my father-in-law for dinner to celebrate Father’s Day. The food and service were great, and the restaurant had fulfilled our request for a quiet table by putting us in a private round booth with high backs. The prices were high, but justified by the ambiance and food quality.

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Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.