Lisse Steakhuis

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Steakhouse
Dutch Inspired American Made Steakhuis in the heart of the beautiful Mainstrasse Village of Covington KY.
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome, even calling to confirm reservations with current global situation

SR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of us were delighted with our dining experience! We shared appetizers of smoked whitefish pate with roasted capers and pickled onions, bitterballen, which was shredded beef coated with breadcrumbs and then fried. The ribeyes were cooked perfectly and full of flavor. The salmon had a crisp skin without being overcooked. Chef clearly knows what he is doing. Since the menu is a la carte, we shared side dishes as well, there was plenty! French fries were crunchy and hot, the whole basket disappeared! Hutspot (mashed potatoes, carrots and onions with a little gravy). It was marvelous! Steer clear of tomato salads until tomato season, not Chef's fault.
Since ours was a birthday celebration, we had dessert too! A fig semifreddo was inhaled as was the decadent chocolate concoction. Creme brulee was classic, vanilla custard and crunchy sugar crust, perfect!
It was my Mom's 89th birthday. Afterwards she said it was likely the BEST meal she had ever had! My mother has dined at all the old classic restaurants in the Cincy area. The White Horse, The Lookout House, Town and Country, etc. That's really saying SOMETHING!

A
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ordered well done steaks but they were pink so we asked to have them cooked longer. When they came back they were great. I ordered moscato and my glass had something in the bottom. I told the waiter and he gave me a new glass but it still had something in the bottom. He said maybe cork. He brought me a new glass for the 3rd time and finally it was clean.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

BC
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. We got the steak and lobster. Great meal. Great wine list.

RH
Cincinnati
82 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time to Lisse. Food was good and we had excellent service. It was a little loud for a quieter dinner, but the musician playing in the bar was very good. Split a strip, had the frites which were excellent. My wife had the onion soup which was the best she's ever had.

N
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not have a wait. Great service and the steaks were Devine!

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks so much! Can't wait to have you back!

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DF
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks! See you again soon!

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M
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been before. Interesting mix of Indo-Dutch appetizers/small plates along with perhaps the best filet I have ever had. The gooseneck gravy was fantastic- no gamey taste. It was luscious and we enjoyed it so much we ordered an extra gravy!
The mashed potatoe/carrot mix was pretty standard.
service was impecable and not rushed. Live performer was amazing, but not tooo loud.
Plenty of room for private events.
Will definitely go again soon!

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you! Stop in again soon!

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R
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and excellent service

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks! Can't wait to have you back soon!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice, but not great. Food was okay but certainly shy of the price. Atmosphere was good and drinks were very good.

SS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a wonderful evening. Had we have known about the upstairs seating we would have requested that when we made the reservations. We were seated at a table by the kitchen door and by the elevator. Also, when the front door opened there was a very cold breeze that came in.

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

So glad you had a wondering evening with us. Looking forward to have you again soon.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentine’s Day dinner. Price was fair for quality of food. Nice ambiance for a special holiday

RM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service . Very nice atmosphere ....

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you! Come again soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my first visit, and the staff could not have been more engaging and helpful, from the history of the restaurant to appetizer and entree recommendations. It was Saturday night, and there was live music. The musician was spectacular, and added special color to our evening. Our server, Megan, was superb. Friendly, knowledgeable and very nice. She set an excellent pace for the meal, and personally kept checking in and ensuring that our food was prepared and served.

I plan to visit again, and would gladly recommend the restaurant to friends and family in the area.

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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SM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

For our first visit there, we had wonderful moments and some misses too. Service in the bar area was so attentive and immediate. Service in the main dining area was okay-some items ordered never made it to the table. Our server overall was very nice, but there was some miscommunication from her and the kitchen. Food was just okay for the price. I ordered the ribeye and it didn’t come with the butter topping, it didn’t wow me. The salad was yummy, fries were yummy, and the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts were also just okay. I would give it another try though.

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful. Very good quality at a reasonable price. I will certainly return

ER
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We at at the bar on the 3rd floor. We wanted to try and soak in the partial view of the skyline. It was a Saturday night and the bar upstairs was relatively steady. Not insane busy but steady. However, there was only one bartender and maybe 25 patrons. Not ideal. The bartender/server was very sweet but the service was extremely slow.
The food was brought in a timely manner but honestly for what we paid, it was pretty subpar. The portions were so small and the taste was less than expected. The value was not there. We would have rather paid $10 more and gone to a higher end restaurant.
We went for the view and got that somewhat. So, for that, we are grateful. Likely won’t be back though.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. My husband is first generation American from the Netherlands so he enjoyed the Dutch cuisine and we all enjoyed the amazing steaks!!!!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music here is amazing

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was good, but not spectacular as it has been in the past. Overall just wasn’t worth the high price. Waitress was unsure of drink specials and had to look at menu for ingredients of desserts. My steak wasn’t as good as I remembered, very salty, sides were small, would rather go somewhere else for the price.

VY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, up there with some of the best in town.

AH
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was top notch, from the bartender to everyone who helped with our table. We tried out two appetizers, the best was the fried cheese one, we also added the Dutch noodle dish as an appetizer, it was interesting and well worth trying. We all split dinners, the strip steak although expensive was excellent and a good size, the fish was very small more like a lunch portion but everyone enjoyed it. The Brussels sprouts were mushy, and odd, we had a group that love them normally but no one enjoyed these, the root vegetable mash was interesting a worth trying.

RL
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meals for all in our party

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is amazing. Always a great experience when I go here.

Lisse Steakhuis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you so much! Can't wait to have you back soon!

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g
Cincinnati
105 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best new restaurants in the city.

AH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive & when we spelled a drink on the table other staff members quickly cleaned the spill & replaced the drink.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed a few meals here and they have all been excellent. Excellent service and overall experience. This is my go to place.

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Steaks were excellent. The service was good but lacked any personality or warmth. The ambience was not desirable. Overall we all agreed the environment was very sterile.

g
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful New Year’s Eve experience.

TD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner and Lisse on New Year's Eve. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Definitely have plans to go back again. I definitely recommend this steakhouse. A++!

A
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What’s going on here? For the last two years the quality of food and service have been phenomenal. That seems to have changed. There are too many other restaurants out there to risk a repeat of my most recent dining experience.

The quality of the food seems to have decreased drastically. The whitefish appetizer was lacking, and my wife’s salmon entrée was nothing but mediocre. The worst was my $52 dry aged strip steak. While properly cooked to medium rare, it was still bland, dry and tough.

We had multiple issues where the manager should have spoken to us, but didn’t. I told the hostess of a concern about the clothing of one of the other patrons which went unaddressed, and my wife found a shard of glass in her side of broccoli. Both were ignored and unacknowledged, except for the waiter questioning if we wanted something taken off our bill, which we declined. Our concern was glcontamination of other food in the kitchen.
In frustration, I spoke to the manager on the way out, and it was IMMEDIATELY obvious that she doesn’t deal with problems and absolutely didn’t want to deal with me. Could I have handled this better? Yes. Should she have been a receptive professional that’s supposed to be addressing customer concerns? Absolutely. Even if she had zero plans to resolve my concern, at least she should have talked to me and recognized problems existed.

So what do you currently get for the premium prices they charge? Mid to low level chain restaurant quality and the feeling your dining dollars would be better spent at a different restaurant.

CJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 4 on Saturday at 5:00 pm. Used valet service, walked in front door and led to our table. cocktail and wine selection was fantastic, appetizers and meal was amazing. We all really enjoyed the restaurant and the bar upstairs. Staff was pleasant and very responsive. Already looking forward to next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Portion size was also reasonable for the price, sometimes uncommon at steakhouses.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick, accurate, and friendly! Food was prepared perfectly and very tasty. One of the best steaks I have ever been served.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal here late on a Saturday in December. Despite some challenges with availability (supplier shorted them on Filets), both he server and the manager could not have been more gracious. The alternative was one of the best ribeyes we have tasted. We will be returning to Lisse.

r
Cincinnati
82 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went with friends a few weeks ago and totally enjoyed the quality of food and service. So we thought we would take our nieces. We were not impressed. The charcuterie tray was not as flavorful. One of the four steaks was overcooked. One was to order and the other two were adequate.

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Couldn’t ask for better service. Overall we loved it. We will definitely return.

CZ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food awesome, I'm a seafood lover so I had Seared Tuna, melted in my mouth, friends had steaks and loved them, desserts to die for! Can't wait to go back!!

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