The Kemah Steak Company

4.3
185 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
The Kemah Steak Company will provide you with the best dining experience in the Houston area. We choose only the best USDA Prime steaks from the world famous Allen Brothers in Chicago. This truly makes a big difference. Allen Brothers has a unique patented aging process. You can choose either wet aged or dry aged. We present your steak at just the right temperature, juicy and tender. Our side orders are our own special recipes and we have a great selection including creamed corn, mushrooms, Au Gratin potatoes and our delicious truffle mac and cheese. Our seafood is never frozen and comes fresh off the boat from the Gulf of Mexico. Try Red Snapper, Flounder, or our award winning Shrimp and Grits, to name a few.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(281) 334-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Chef Carole Barnett is culinary trained from the world renouond Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Dallas. She competed on Iron Chef and is the recipient of the American Federation Culinary scholarship for the State of Texas. Chef Carole has apprenticed under Chef Stephen Pyle, Chef Tim Love has had an externship with Food Network star Paula Deen and is currently planning a stage with Chef Toni McPhail at Commanders Palace in New Orleans. She was the sous and pastry chef for Morton’s Steak House in Dallas. She has worked on major parties for super bowls and World Series events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Street
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Parking details
In addition to a limited number of parking spots available in front of the restaurant, there is also an ancillary parking lot located across the street from the restaurant which is clearly marked with a Kemah Steak Company Sign.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 185 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is outstanding. The staff greeted us with smiling faces and remembered us on just our second visit to the restaurant. Kemah Steak House has become our favorite date restaurant in the area. We strongly recommend the crab cakes as an appetizer or meal.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Food was great. Nice place and the service has greatly improved. We will go back

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Several menu items not available. Overpriced experience.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Took my girlfriend for her birthday. Everything was perfect. The new owners are very friendly; the service was outstanding. This is a great place for a romantic dinner. The backyard patio is very big and comfortable. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I gave service a three but the server was the bartender for us. So she had extra duties. Drinks were fabulous and the tomahawk perfect. Will go again

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I have eaten here quite a few times and this last experience was not good. The food was not the quality it once was. I had to send my steak back, I ordered medium rare and it came out medium well. The truffle mac and cheese had zero truffle flavor. I love the ambiance of the place but this will unfortunately be our last visit

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Food was amazing, service was great! Definitely will make this a regular stop from now on!

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1.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Without doubt, the worst restaurant experience I have ever experienced. There was no tonic water to make a gin and tonic, my regular drink befere a meal. Additionally, the bar had no idea how to make a martini. They tried to serve us a glass of ice water. I would have preferred to make a reservation at a Big Mac restaurant than take a chance of eating here.

We ended up celebrating a 33rd celebration at another restaurant.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Really some of the worst service I’ve experienced anywhere. I️ had to get up and go to the bar to request steak knives for our $$$ steaks. Completely forgot our drink orders...then when they were delivered in very small glasses they stayed empty for most of the meal. I️t was pretty empty so I️t was quiet. The place has a nice ambiance and the food is good but they really need to step up their game on the service... especially for the price.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a table reservation for Fathers Day. We stopped and had a drink at the bar. The server was friendly and made us feel so comfortable we stayed and had dinner at the bar. The service was great and food delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We arrive late on Sunday, and Tammy stayed late and took car e of our group. Our favorite restaurants are Steakhouses and I would put Kemah Steak up against any of them. The steaks and sides were prepared perfectly, and the "Magic Butter" was one of the best things I've ever tasted on a steak.

The signature dessert Bananas Foster, was fantastic.

If you're in Kemah, or anywhere near there, you owe it to yourself to try Kemah Steakhouse. Fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Their food is high quality and perfectly cooked. The top filet is so good and the crab cakes are mostly chunks of crab instead of filling. This place is one of my favorites.
I saw them turn away walk ins even thought they had the room because they wanted to make sure they would give great service.
My only complaint, the waitress did not check back to see if I needed another Dr Pepper. I can live with that.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Tuna was out of this world. The steaks was as good as the other fine dining steak houses but for a better price. The side dishes were very tasty and enough to share.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Service and food was good. My steak was slightly overcooked (ordered medium rare and it was more like a medium) but it was still good. Crab cake appetizer was great. The bread was amazing. Friendly staff. Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Waitor was very attentive and friendly.. The Chef cooked out steaks to perfection.. He even came out twice and talked with us a while.. Great Service. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent Steak and Lamb chops, homemade loaf of bread was fantastic. First time but not our last.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Steak small and tasteless.
No bread plates due to a party of 12 and cooks are also the dishwashers according to our server.
Rushed! In and out in one hour.
Not what we expected.
Extremely overpriced for what we received.
Bread served on a plastic plate.
Server held fingers over cup rather than serving coffee by the handle.
No saucers.
Dress code not adhered to....

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great atmosphere. We sat outside. Lovely patio. Good food & wine.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The service was really good. The waiter was so friendly. The chef was awesome and came out and checked on everything. Great food!!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food and wait staff but not enough of them. A large party was upstairs and management did not see fit to staff up enough wait staff to accommodate both the party and down stairs dining making for large wait times for wine replenishment, plates, appetizers,etc. I blame the management, not the employees as they were running at times to take care of the patrons. This was a Saturday evening too.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was fantastic! Get the blue cheese butter with your steak, it’s amazing!! Sides are all sized to share with 2-4 people so sample a few sides and everyone will have plenty! They have half priced bottles of wine with dinner on Wednesday’s! The best part is it’s close to home.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Kemah Steakhouse isn't on the boardwalk buts its nearby and it's definitely a place that we'll go back to again and again. Unlike the restaurants /kitchens along the Boardwalk, the chef and other staff are all about winning people back by offering a comfortable venue, personalized service and knock-your-socks-off food. We met for a management dinner midweek. ( Another executive chef suggested it. ) There were a few couples and another table of 3 nearby. The menu isn't extensive but there's something for everyone, I'd say. Why offer 100 decent options when you can offer 30 fabulous ones, right? A couple of us had the filet mignon, reasonably priced at $39 and perfectly seasoned/cooked. The sides were all big enough to share and the wine and cocktails were crisp and well made. I don't work for this place and it was my first trip but I'll be back for dinner with my girlfriends, date night with my husband and business meetings with my customers. I thank my friend from Centercourt Pizza for suggesting it and thank the chef, AJ, for serving us such great meals.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a very nice time here and will be coming back! Great food.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Brought the wrong food two times, waitress wasn't sure what's on the menu, had to clean my table, flat coke w/ Crown, brought hot water out to drink instead of ice water. The food was good, but the service was really bad. For a very special night for the wife and I we will definitely not go back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Appreciate the help with our reservation provided by Exec Chef Anthony.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Our dinner with friends was good. Food was good overall. Mac & cheese side dish was exceptional. Service was ok. Many questions could not be answered with the server going to check elsewhere.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was terrible, we were the only people there and still had to ask waiter 4 times to get butter for the bread. Steaks were tough. Not one order, of 4 people, was right.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

They had a very limited menu for valentines. There were three things l wished to try, bacon wrapped quail, baby blue wedge salad and lollipop lamb chops with asparagus. None were on the menu and you couldn’t order from the regular menu. I found that disappointing.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It felt like that Air Condition system was off and the sole from kitchen was lingering through the whole restaurant.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day they had a special smaller menu. First off. It was a warm day and they were busy so with no air on it it was 80+ degrees. They advertise as a premium steakhouse, they do serve Allen bros steaks from Chicago where were from so I felt the value will be there. My wife had a filet that was absent of any flavor at all. I ordered a bone in 14oz ribeye medium or hot pink. A ribeye with good fat content is the most flavorful of cuts. However when you cut it 1/4” thin then grill it it’s impossible to get it hot pink. There was no fat so no flavor and was barely able to be cut. The 2 waiters I mentioned this to both said there were complaints so I asked for the manager. He came out belligerent and refusing to acknowledge that it was well done even saying “what do you want for 14oz” and it was $49. Then he just walked away. I refused to pay for it. Tipped the waiter fully. I entertain clients often and this place is close but I’d never take anyone there again and I will not let my sales staff take clients ever. Not even a 1 star

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall I had a pleasant experience and will likely return but it won’t leave you anxtiously awaiting your next visit. The main course (filet prepared medium) was absolutely the best tasting in memory and very well prepared. Delicious. The sides are served family style and frankly nothing special; seemed like something you’d make at home with the same outcome. I just expect a bit more flavor profile than that in a nice steak restaurant. Service was not the best but it was Valentines Day so recognize that it was hectic at times. Though our server was pleasant and was clearly working hard. You could tell because he was sweating a lot. Was seated upstairs. Not as nice an ambience as downstairs but then again, the downstairs was noticeably warmer and a bit smokey for me, the better option. Really appreciated the fact that it’s not crammed in with all the other restaurants and the fact that this place is a house. Though, the owners could probably invest in the interior finishings a bit to elevate the atmosphere/dining experience and this place would be hard to beat on many levels.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Asked for steak to be medium rare and it came well done

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It's my go to Valentine's spot since moving to League City.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service was exceptional.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very disappointing. Nice facility. Terrible service. Had difficulty from the beginning as we were not seated or even acknowledged for 10 minutes. My wife's steak was not prepared properly. Service was poor all night. After waiting to have our table cleaned i elected to do it myself. Bill was nearly $100 per person, food and service awful. Will never return.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Although i made the effort to call the restaurant to inform them that 2 of the 4 persons that had dinner got really sick from the food (probably the bisque), i never got a call back nor an apologize. This is very regretful for a restaurant that pretends to be an upscale restaurant. Not to be advised. This is unacceptable. Never again and lost two large industrialss

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The AC was broken but a mild breeze made it comfortable.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Went here for early Valentine's date. Steaks were good. Crab cakes were good. Steak prices were on the expensive side. Wine was reasonably priced with good selection. Nice quiet atmosphere. Prices make it best for special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Looking for a non-Tilman restaurant to celebrate birthday. Wasn't familiar w/ restaurant at all. So glad we checked it out because this place was a hidden gem in Kemah. Steaks were great, ambience was great. We will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Liked the ambiance, easy location. Waiter helped to make the evening. Although we were there on an off night being Sunday, but I would expect a little more traffic than the only guest at 6:30 pm. By 7:30 there were 2 other couples. The medium steak came out rare/medium rare, but I think that was due to the lack of traffic.

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