Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

4.7
173 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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ChrisR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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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
1 review
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
6 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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vipoutoftowners
Kansas City
9 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
10 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
8 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I’m very fair and reasonable in expectations of a restaurant. I normally never complain, but I’m not happy with this experience. The popovers were way overcooked. Dark brown and they served them to us anyway. The lobster bisque was so salty you couldn’t eat it. The potatoes layonasse were overcooked/over fried and could not even cut them with the knife. The asparagus was small and only a few pieces drowning in sauce for the money as compared to other restaurants. The food overall was a little cold. Lobster tail and steak were cooked properly but cold. There was no sense of pride or attention to detail involved in cooking that meal. Very disappointed in the quality for the money.

We were there celebrating a 54 wedding anniversary and a brand new engagement. I called twice to let them know that and that it was our first time there and really wanted it to be special and asked for a seasoned waiter/waitress. I was very disappointed that our waiter had no idea of our special occasions and that he was also serving a large party. He was ok but not especially attentive. This was supposed to be an upscale restaurant. Did not measure up!!!! Disappointed.

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vipCaraI
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From front door to our very quiet booth to our dinner. Everything was perfect. Our waiter Rocky was attentive throughout whole meal as well as informative about food and dessert choices. We had a great dining experience.

Please go and ask for Rocky. You will not be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Started off well but the restaurant got busier as the evening went on. Our server became so busy with a larger party that my friend and I felt we were forgotten. Took a long time for us to be asked if we’d like to order dessert. Once we ordered dessert, it took a very long time to get it out to us - so long that we actually looked at each other and said that we were beyond the wait. Just as that happened, our dessert came out from the kitchen. My cheesecake was room temperature, which was unappetizing. As far as the food, the bacon wrapped dates (appetizer), steak, mashed potatoes, and salad were delicious! However, my meal alone was $100 including tip. I don’t consider that great value. I can pay less for food that is just as tasty. One last concern was that the restaurant became very busy, which is good for them but concerning as we are just exiting COVID restrictions. No masking anywhere.

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MarshaB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience. Great steak! Beautiful atmosphere for a relaxing and special dinner.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine dinning experience that is worth a visit. Steaks and sides are excellent. Their customer service is top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The poorest experience for a nice steak restaurant. Was not impressed and will not be going back.

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Kenn
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with great service and food. The atmosphere was quiet for a nice conversation at our booth. The Char is a more upscale restaurant and should require a dress code. We were disappointed to see folks wearing caps and tanktops allowed in restaurant.

We enjoyed our experience and will return.

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randall
Springfield
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a great evening. Service from everyone was top notch, and food was outstanding!

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BigRedT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience . The wine list was not too deep, but had great options at all price points. Food was fabulous. Enjoyable experience.

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SJK2014
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were seated upstairs and received a very flakey waitress. We have eaten at Char multiple times but this was the first time we received a college student who should not be waiting on tables at this type of restaurant. A bar and grill would be more her speed. I would be writing a book if I typed out everything that happened with her but in the end Char management did take care of us. To me that is everything. Mistakes, or multiple mistakes can happen, how they are handled is important and Char did step up (at least on the mistakes they new about)! I love Char and will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first true meal out since COVID and it didn’t disappoint. We had a great meal without any flaws. Service was very nice as well. We’ve been here many times and have never had a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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CourtneyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was exceptional. Lobster bisque was amazing, there was just too much if it for the flavor punch. Tuna Nachos tortillas were way too salty, so it made the slaw and tuna bland, but once I stopped eating the tacos, the flavor was quite good. The Tuna should have been dressed with something. The Asparagus had the same problem, just boiled, and though the sauce was great, the thick stalks were just water flavored, so the flavors never blended. The steak on the other hand, was seasoned perfectly! But I did not know the sauce would be as smokey as it was (from the menu, I thought it was smokey fries, which I did not get- my err for not clarifying) still an amazing sandwich. The Flirtini was put of this world. Those flavors were blended to absolute perfection. The mushroom risotto was too starchy and was more like a porridge, than a risotto, flavor was good though. Loved my experience and aside from some of the food missing some basic elements, it was 5 stars for me.

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alysekaron
Tulsa
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were in Springfield to get our Global Entry program interviews at the airport. Char was highly recommended. Did not disappoint. French Onion Soup and Lobster bisque were very rich and flavorful. We split a wedge salad, which was very ample and the Blue Cheese dressing was divine. She had the petite filet which was as good any steak we've enjoyed elsewhere, but not remarkable. The garlic potatoes she thought were the best part of her meal. I had the Salmon Oscar, but found it sounded better that the flavors actually worked together for my tasted. Very rich sauce and crabmeat overwhelmed the Salmon. The asparagus was a bit crunchy. I was disappointed that the only shrimp I could find on the menu was shrimp cocktail. Only four or five seafood items on the entre menu as I recall. But a very good choice all in all, service was attentive, helpful and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Birthday celebration with friends!

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AshleyR
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of oysters, the steak was cooked perfect, and service was excellent!

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vipraybo11
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Perfect service!!

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vipoutoftowners
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner is always a delightful experience with all the wait staff we have.

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Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 173 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.