STEAK by Melissa

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STEAK by Melissa is the newest restaurant owned by Melissa Cookston, World Champion Pitmaster and author of two best-selling cookbooks. STEAK is a casual restaurant that features aged, choice grade steaks hand-cut in house daily, fresh seafood, and many unique, flavorful dishes from Melissa's books. We take limited reservations, but walk in's are always welcome.
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Memphis
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Never been before, and making reservation on Opentable, looking at the brunch menu looked very good. When we arrived, there was not a brunch menu and no bloody mary's or mimosa's for $4.99, it was a buffet style , almost like Shoney's, but at $42.99 without a liquor license . We gave it a chance, but will never be back. Food was just not hot or even good at all.

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AD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but the service sucked. I will return

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OT
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was cooked to perfection and the homemade sauce was fantastic. The homemade bread and Korean meatballs were outstanding, too. Thumbs up!

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KB
Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was amazing. We will be back!!

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a
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

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AC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Hello
Our waitress was not attentive to any of our needs..water wasn't refilled..appetizers did not come out til after our food came and we inquired about it. The manager brought us steak sauce to the table..she was walking around and she noticed an issue but never even said a word of concern. This is just not what we are accustomed to at a steak house..our steak was not hot..macaroni was just luke warm..and they informed us when we sat down..they dont have a liquor license.

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WJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was excellent...butter knife tender...cooked perfectly. Our waiter was great, as was the supporting staff who helped him. Will certainly be returning.

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. We were seated promptly and it just got
better .. The staff was friendly, very attentive to our needs, and gave us the feeling that we were the
most important people in the building. The appetizer , Spicy Korean sausage balls was outstanding.
The main course, rib eye for me, and filet for her was cooked perfectly. It was a very delightful dinner.
We will go back and take our friends. Many thanks to all the staff that made our visit very special.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a wedding dinner and the staff was very friendly and the food was very good. Will definitely be coming back!!!

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RI
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

WHEN YOU PAY $30 FOE A STEAK, I EXPECT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL OF EVERYTHING, FIRST IT;S THE CONCRETE FLOOR, THEN EMPLOYEES IN T SHIRTS AND BLUE JEANS, THEN HAVING TO ASK FOR BREAD, THEN WATERED DOWN BLUE CHEESE DRESSING, AND FINALLY CREAMY HORSERADISH DIP THAT HAD NO HORSERADISH AT ALL. WE WON'T GO BACK.

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P
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were awesome, calamari and Korean BBQ meatballs. Salads were crisp and hearty, dressing cold and yummy. Bread service was fresh and hard to choose which one. Melissa salad with salmon, filet and mushrooms were excellent. Service was attentive and quick. Have been lots of times, planning to go back again.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The staff was friendly. However, from the time we ordered to the time our food came out was about an hour. Which was not really an issue since we had some good conversation in our group. But when the food came out it was very basic. Not quite what I was expecting, especially with the wait.

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JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Facebook said they would have brunch or buffet for mother’s day. That was not the case. Oysters were old. My steak was over cooked. Overall highly disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day brunch however we weren’t aware the brunch would be buffet style and 42.00 per person. That’s expensive and not at all what we expected. We were able to order a few things off the menu but not brunch. The food was good but still overpriced for what we ordered.

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NG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday night was my very first time eating at Steaks by Melissa's. The food was DELICIOUS and my group really enjoy the service and the friendly faces.

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KW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my dinner and my overall experience at Steaks by Melissa. I love this place

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NC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Took hubby for BDay, first time for him. It was very disappointing. Too SALTY, returned calimari, bacon bits in macn' cheese could break a tooth, crab cakes tasted on the verge. Although, mgr came by to check on us, we were over it! It was just so bad that there was recovery, no way to make it better. The meats were ok, chops and sirloin, but please focus on the side offerings as they need some attention. I just wanted the evening to be special with really good food...and it wasn't.
Btw, the service provided by Tomika(?) was amazing! Also loved that upon arrival the hostess held the door for us...nice touch, very welcoming.

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RV
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 13 on a holiday weekend and y’all took great care of us. Service was incredible! Food was outstanding! Thank you for making our holiday enjoyable.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible bland and cold Worst 100 dollars ever spent on food salad had no toppings beside 1 tomato and sides were aweful especially the mac and cheese will never return definitely not worth the money at ALLL may as well be a applebees RELOADED!! FOLKS FOLLYS IS 10000 TIMES BETTER FOOD COMES OUT PIPING HOT SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE AMD SEASONING ON POINT! WILLL NOT RECCOMEND THIS PLACE TONANYONE OH AMD THE BAR HAS NO ALCOHOL PERIOD THEY ONLY SERVE BEER AMD WINE COOLERS

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RC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Though I am probably in the minority, I prefer my steaks with no seasoning on them, so, I thought my steak was on the salty side. I am a heart patient who tries to limit salt intake so would have preferred knowing about the seasoning and given a choice to have my steak prepared with or without it. Even though it was early in the evening and not many people in the restaurant, one table was quite loud and the sound reverberated throughout the restaurant with all that wood and nothing to absorb or dampen the sound on the walls, ceilings, floor, etc.

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l
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and his girlfriend went before prom. He said the food was amazing and the service was awesome. I was worried it wouldnt be since they are such a young couple. However, he said they were very attentive and nice.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak by Melissa is a very nice restaurant. I had the ribeye steak and it was delicious. Our waitress was extremely attentive. A++++++

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went based on reviews from both Google and Yelp. It was FANTASTIC!!!!! We had the Korean BBQ appetizer to start. The sauce they have on it was fabulous, definitely worth starting with because it lays a good foundation for the rest of your meal. My husband had the 7 oz filet with the lobster, mashed sweet potatoes and grilled veggies. I had the 10oz sirloin with shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes and the house salad. The steaks we're cooked to perfection and tasted like heaven. My husband's lobster was so good he said that he didn't really need to use the butter, did so to extend the flavor. The shrimp was grilled just right, tender and flavorful. We asked our waitress, Sheila, about dessert and she recommended the strawberry cake. You MUST HAVE a piece of this cake. It is sliced big enough that 2 people can share one piece. The restaurant doors are wide enough to allow my husband's wheelchair and the tables are spaced enough to allow people to get around his chair without feeling like it's in the way. This place is not far from Memphis or Tunica need, no MUST, go and eat here!!!!!!

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The steak was super bland and the shrimp was over cooked. It was not worth the ridiculous price we paid. I've had better steaks at any of the chain restaurants(ie. Lonestar Texas roadhouse, etc.).

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PW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribeye was so tender, we almost didn’t need a knife. The flavor- absolute perfection. Awesome waitstaff. We’ll definitely be returning.

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RM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a quiet night, with fantastic food. Great service. The Berkshire pork chop I had was great, and my wife said her sirloin was wonderful.
Great place to take my wife out for her birthday.

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything...the food was delicious and the staff was very nice we will most definitely be back:)

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very friendly staff.....

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SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This well exceeded our expectations! There was no issue w us bringing a toddler in a stroller to be kept at the table, and we were well greeted and taken care of throughout our stay. The meats were absolutely amazing and our server the sweetest woman who had her colleagues bringing out new drinks before we even thought of asking. Highly recommend for friends and families.

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DE
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great. It wasn’t a lot of people, but overall the food and atmosphere was great.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the steaks ‘‘it was perfect and the friendliness of the waitress . Great job

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RV
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The steaks were perfect! Chargrilled oysters started the meal off right.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. The way it should be! A little pricy, but very tasty!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Melissa’s does not have a liquor license and should have publicized this. In addition, our server was rude, and the food was cold. The floor from people leaving the kitchen and the rain was extremely slippery.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was set in a corner in the back of the restaurant so the noise level was not as loud as in the middle of the restaurant. However, our server was very nice and professional and the appetizer was great. The let down was my entrée, The steaks and sides were decent but something was not right about the lobster possibly under cook maybe I’m not a chef, but I didn’t complain so that was a waste of money. Probably the most shocking part of the night was that I could not get a glass of red wine to go with the steak.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This was my wife and I first time visiting. We made a reservation, arrived and was seated. It was mild on one side of the restaurant and cool on the side we were on. So then the air came on and all the folks in our area began complaining. The waitress responded oh they turned it on because the other side was complaining on being hot. I complained to our waitress a 2nd time, same response from her. I then went to get a coat for my wife and complained to the front desk. They alerted the manager and then the air would come on and go off every 10 minutes or so. Then neither one of us enjoyed our food. My wife had the Salmon, it was over cooked. This is after she was asked how do you want it cooked. She said medium. I've never had anyone every ask 'How do you want Salmon cooked'? We eat it a lot and many different restaurants. We both got mash potatoes and they were not good. I ordered chicken with spinach on top, it was not seasoned to my taste. The look and feel was good. For the most part the service was friendly. We may go back one day in the summer time and try different items.

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MV
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The service was lacking. It took the waiter forever to take our order. She didn’t check to see if we needed anything else. Didn’t ask if we wanted dessert we had to ask. Bread came right before our food. Didn’t ask if we wanted an appetizer. Our waiter completely neglected our table. She looked overwhelmed and frustrated when we asked for water or tea. Granted we were 10mins late for our reservation but sever should’ve still been up to par. May not visit again unless needed. We cancelled Texas De Brazil reservations to try this location but that will not happen again.

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Our server Sheila did a great job with our large party. We just wished they served cocktails.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were greeted at the door by the amazing staff... Our waitress was very pleasant and engaging.. The manager went to each table to greet and chat with the customers.. Being able to sample the soup of the day was a big plus.. Lets talk bang for your buck... The portion sizes was way more than we expected.. My brother ordered a 24 oz porter house and that was exactly what he got plus a large loaded baked potato plus a salad for under $50.. I also left my cell phone case at the restaurant and did not realize until a couple hours after I left. The waitress "CeCe" had already turned it in to management with my bank cards and cash still intact.. This speaks volumes to the of employees and management team... My family loves to get together for dinner and most of the time we are 10 + when we do and will most definitely be returning..

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, Great atmosphere, everything was wonderful!

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