Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

4.8
205 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service!

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GINAV
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was amazing! This is the first place I've been where there was not any salt and pepper on the table and I didn't need any . The staff is amazing and the food was even better. If anyone finds theirselves here let me recommend the cheddar jalapeno potatoes as a side dish with the Delmonico ribeye.

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RevAlfredG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for us. Everything from ambience to meal was perfect. A quality fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! The food, ambiance, service. All amazing! We are already talking about coming back for next New Years.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went to Char for date night dinner over the weekend and it was absolutely exquisite. We rarely see each other because we live in different states so I wanted to make our time together special. Haley was our server and she was very accommodating to us. We shared oysters, ceviche, and the KC strip. I can’t tell you the last time I had a dinner so wonderful. 100% recommend you try this restaurant for your next night out. It won’t disappoint.

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LibbyK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We usually enjoy our dinners at Char. This time, I indicated on my reservation we were celebrating a birthday. When we arrived, we were seated in the bar. The bar area is perfectly fine, except for the table between the waitress stand and the restrooms. Being between stacks of dirty dishes/leftover food and the various smells from the restrooms made for a less than appetizing experience.

Our meal was very delicious, as usual, but we noticed we hadn't received a bread basket. When we inquired about the bread, we were told bar patrons don't usually receive bread. If we had requested to be seated in the bar, I would have understood this, but we didn't. If the restaurant is going to seat individuals making dinner reservations in the bar, they should be treated similarly to those seated in the main dining room.

Going forward, we will be sure to request a table in the main dining room when making reservations so that we don't have this experience again.

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Unknown
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday party

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great very nice pleasant dinner

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vipSteph
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

No one acknowledged my husband’s birthday even though I called it out in the reservation. We ordered a cocktail prior to our meal. At the same time we ordered our meal, we ordered a glass of wine each and asked for them to be brought with our steaks. It came well after we received our meal. Server rushed us to order dinner as soon as he brought the cocktails, and didn’t take the time to ask if we had any questions on the menu. Waiter only came to our table once after the main course was delivered to check on us. We expect better service from a $250 meal (prior to gratuity) for two people. Actual meal was very tasteful. No restaurant management to be seen.

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WesS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stellar meal here. The atmosphere is perfect, the wait-staff excellent. Kudos to Hunter who was our server. We were well fed and well taken care of.

However, please bring back the bread pudding!! :)

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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
13 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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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
94 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!

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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
18 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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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner for my best friend! Decided not to get dessert and they didn’t do anything birthday related unfortunately

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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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Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 205 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.