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23 Steps Steak House - CLOSED

332 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741
828-787-2200
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Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Eastern European
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

10 reviews from our community

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English first
Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This restaurant is no longer in business in Highlands so it should be taken off of Trip Advisor. Lots of other restaurants that you will enjoy in Highlands - but watch out for the Wedding Weekends that will make you want to go back home for the weekend.

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SW Florida
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I wasn't surprised to see this place closed. I tried it a few times and found it mediocre. I also thought the staff was somewhat rude. The local merchants said another restaurant would be opening in that same space. It is a difficult spot because you have to climb a long flight of very steep steps.

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Liberty, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We make a 50 mile trip today Oct. 26th to eat, what we heard, were the best steaks around. Upon arriving at the restaurant we found it closed. After asking at the visitor's center and a local business owner, we were told the restaurant had closed permanently. What a disapointment!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We are frequent visitors to Highlands, traveling from Atlanta to escape the heat and for weekend getaways. Recently discovered 23 Steps and was amazed at the quality of the meat, attentive service and expansive wine list. With so many sides to choose from, we tried several with the beefsteak tomato and onion salad my favorite. Although you can dine inside... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My wife & I have been to 23 Steps several times over the last few years. Everything we have ordered has been delicious! The value for the food is good. The chef, I believe, is Russian, and many of the staff are too, but the food is not ethnic but mostly American and French style. There is a good wine... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were celebrating my mother's Birthday at 23 Steps Steak House. It was 18 of us and we had a reservation for the inside dining room. But when we got there we changed our mind and decided to sit outside. The servers organized a big for us outside in like a few seconds. Everybody enjoyed. The had Dover Sole for... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I went there last night. It was three of us. My friends had Lamb Shanks special. AMAZING! I had 12 oz NY Strip. It was cooked perfectly! Nice flavor, nice cut, delicious black truffle red wine reduction sauce. Our server Dmitry was very attentive and polite. Great wine selection. Highly recommend.

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Highlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Best Steaks in Highlands. Nice Wine list. Excellent martinis. Thank you very much for a wonderful fine dining experience. We loved it all. Highly recommend.

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Highlands, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I went to 23 Steps Steakhouse in Highlands this past Saturday for a date night. Although the entrance in located directly on Main Street in Highlands, you walk up 23 steps (hence, the name) and immediately feel like you've stepped into a cozy European restaurant. (There is a back entrance through the patio for those who don't want to take... More

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Kabaila, Manager at 23 Steps Steak House, responded to this review

Dear, customer! We glad to hear that you enjoyed you dinner at our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you! Andrei Kabaila, Manager More

Largo, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stopped going to Oak Street for dinner three years ago for the inconsistent business hours. We continued to drop in for lunch every now and then. Hit or miss on our enjoyment of the food. Yesterday probably sealed the deal as far as if we will ever go back! This restaurant is still trying to figure out who they... More

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