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729 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's) (I-4 Exit 88)
407-645-4443
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite for...
The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite for prime steak and lobster. Opened in 1993, Christner's is truly a family business "we have very little turnover because our employees are part of the family"!!! Our customers are locals...business people... travelers...vacationers and sports stars... including many celebrities. Everyone agrees...outstanding menu...professional staff and America's Most Award Winning Steakhouse!! The Christners maintain an informal flavor of warm, hands-on, personal hospitality. As Russ said, "Hey, we're just a humble little steakhouse" Enter a guest, leave a friend. The Bread: Baked fresh daily and served piping hot to your table. Rip it. Break it. Just don't cut it with a knife. The Beef: Prime, aged corn-fed straight from the Midwest never frozen and cut to order right off the loin. The Lobster: Cold Water Australian Tails. The Wine Room: 5500 bottles of selected wines to choose from.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 124
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place just got a whole lot better

Christner's used to be one of the handful of Del Frisco's franchised by owner Dale Wamsted a couple of decades ago. I've eaten there half a dozen times over the years, and it always lived up to DF's very high standards. So when I showed up last night for dinner and discovered the Christner family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
msevers
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Christner's used to be one of the handful of Del Frisco's franchised by owner Dale Wamsted a couple of decades ago. I've eaten there half a dozen times over the years, and it always lived up to DF's very high standards. So when I showed up last night for dinner and discovered the Christner family had severed ties with DF... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had another terrific experience at Christner's. Started out with cocktails in the bar. Service was excellent. At our table, we began with an Ahi Tuna app that was outstanding. The Lobster Bisque was also delicious. My husband had the 16 oz Ribeye and thought it was the best steak out he has had in a long time. The Filet... More 

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were celebrating a family birthday. We had a private room which was wonderful and added to the special celebration. Making the reservation through open table and a follow up call to secure the private room was all very seamless and easy. Our greeting at the front was friendly and our server was very nice. Everyone enjoyed their steaks, all... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We are from out of town & wanted a nice local steakhouse, found it! Nice atmosphere & great food! Steak & fish with lobster bisque.

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a meal... I have been spoiled lately by going to some top notch restaurants and was afraid I may be disappointed. I couldn't have been more wrong. This was an outstanding meal. The server Victor was fantastic, on top of things without being intrusive. He made the ladies feel special every step of the way and was always around... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I have to say, I have had steaks in many high-end restaurants, but this place has to be the best. I order the fillet, light on the butter and it was incredible. The blue cheese wedge was also one of the best I have ever had. It is Del Frisco's menu under a new name. I have been here twice... More 

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cbigkato
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Let me start by stating that I would put Christner's in the same class as The Palm or Smith & Wollensky's. The food was every bit as good, and the prices were comparable to those establishments. My wife and i had dinner this past Christmas Eve after having wanted to eat there for years. The wait was well worth it!... More 

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United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We made another trek into Orlando just to eat at Christners. We were entertaining clients and this was a must. No one was disappointed. My filet was cooked medium well...perfect. My companions shared steak for two and were equally pleased. We shared creamed corn, a couple of baked potatoes(holy cow they are huge) and mushrooms. We all had salads with... More 

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Cheshire, England
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

First and foremost, i read reviews on a regular basis, and realise that some only write reviews when the food, service, or both, does not meet their expectations. I like to do both, and i do my utmost to write reviews as soon after the event as possible, ( So that experiences are not lost or have the capacity for... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I were in Orlando visiting Universal and wanted a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We chose Christner's and were not disappointed. This is an old fashioned steak house with cozy bar area and dining room with leather booths, warm atmosphere and excellent wait staff. We enjoyed cocktails, wine and absolutely delicious filet dinner, our waiter was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 729 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810 (Formerly Christner's)
    (I-4 Exit 88)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407-645-4443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Christner family invites you to join them at Orlando's favorite for prime steak and lobster. Opened in 1993, Christner's is truly a family business "we have very little turnover because our employees are part of the family"!!! Our customers are locals...business people... travelers...vacationers and sports stars... including many celebrities. Everyone agrees...outstanding menu...professional staff and America's Most Award Winning Steakhouse!! The Christners maintain an informal flavor of warm, hands-on, personal hospitality. As Russ said, "Hey, we're just a humble little steakhouse" Enter a guest, leave a friend. The Bread: Baked fresh daily and served piping hot to your table. Rip it. Break it. Just don't cut it with a knife. The Beef: Prime, aged corn-fed straight from the Midwest never frozen and cut to order right off the loin. The Lobster: Cold Water Australian Tails. The Wine Room: 5500 bottles of selected wines to choose from.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?