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Down Under Steak House

1 Country Club Lane, State College, PA 16803-1639
814-234-8000
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Ranked #7 of 211 restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Toftrees - meaning "Home among the trees" - is nestled amid 1,500 scenic wooded acres in beautiful Centre County, Pennsylvania.The view is inescapable. Sophistication and charm are reflected in every direction. Elegance and a relaxed ambience surround you amid the splendor of this natural and pristine setting in the heart of Pennsylvania's panoramic landscape.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a family dinner on the outdoor deck of Down Under. Beautiful weather with spectacular view of the golf course. Great service and the food was very tasty. Will definitely come back here throughout the summer.

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie M, Thanks for the great 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience from start to finish. We believe we have one of the best views in town when it comes to dining and we are glad someone got the chance to enjoy it. We hope to see you back again real soon! Best Regards, More

Winburne,pa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My friend and I stopped for lunch and were somewhat disappointed . We had the crab stuffed portobello Appetizer and it really need help. My salad was just all around not good and bad quality. Our server was nice and helpful and the atmosphere was pretty. With just a little more caring put into the food it could be so... More

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear MaryJaneTravles, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I will be certain to review your comments with the other Managers and the Chef. We do hope that we can count on you to come back again in the future. We always appreciate the feedback as we strive to become better with a consistent quality... More

Telford, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've eaten here a few times while in State College on business and have loved it every time. I've sat at a table and at the bar, and each time the quality of food and service has been terrific! I take advantage of the stay and play packages, so having a nice dinner and some drinks after my round of... More

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Ben O, Thanks for the great review! We are pleased to hear about all of your positive experiences here at Toftrees. We wish you great success in your travels and your golf game!!!! Hope to see you back again real soon. Best Regards, More

Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here about 15 times after golf. The service is always prompt, friendly and they are accurate. The menu is eclectic I would say bar food but that would not do it justice soups, salads are fresh served at the right temperature, Burgers are very good as well as their more top shelf entrees steak,... More

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Grendel66, Thanks for the 5 star review. We are pleased to hear that everything was to your satisfaction this trip and many times before. We hope to continue to be a great choice for you and many others when wanting to dine out in the State College area or for a quick bite after a tough round of golf.... More

Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive but not lurking. For lunch I ate light and had the Oriental Salad. Wasn't sure about the Sesame Ginger dressing since I'd never had it before, but I ordered it anyway and am glad I did. Would love the recipe! For dinner I had the Flat Iron Steak and it... More

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Helen B, Thanks again for the Spectacular Five Star Review! We are pleased that the food was of excellent quality and taste for you. We will be sure to thank the staff for doing such an amazing job. Also we will let the chef know about the Oriental Salad and Flat Iron Steak that you had. Stop back and... More

State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The bar was quiet but the wait staff and bartender were gems. It was a great place to sit and eat good food!

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Straz135, Thanks for the great review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the quiet ambiance in the Down Under and that the wait staff and bar tender took great care of you! We hope you will come back real soon and join us for some great happy hour specials! Thanks Again for the great review! Best Regards, More

Tyrone, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our dinner was fantastic, great atmosphere & our server Daniele was perfect. The filet was cooked to perfection and the lobster ravioli was the best I ever had!

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Shannon S, Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear CherileelewisRay, Thank you for your five star rating of the Down Under Steakhouse at Toftrees Resort! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and the atmosphere of the restaurant. We take pride in all of our food and were happy to hear that both of your meals were cooked to perfection! We will be sure to... More

Sugar Hill, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I pulled up and I was a little hesitant with the restaurant being in a hotel and on a golf course but Tripadvisor had great reviews so we went it. Glad we did. The mean was fantastic and the service was great. I had the strip steak and my husband had the burger. Both came out perfect.... More

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Shannon S, Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear GalfromSugarHill, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your fantastic experience at the Down Under Steakhouse at Toftrees Resort! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your burger and strip steak, and that the atmosphere was to your liking. We will definitely pass along the comments to our culinary staff. We appreciate the great... More

State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We arrived on time for our 6pm reservation and were shown to a table for two that was against a ledge, squeezed between an occupied table and the bar, even though there were unoccupied booths for two nearby and the restaurant was not busy. We had to move our table down so that I could sit. We soon discovered our... More

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Shannon S, Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Christy M., We at the Down Under want to send our sincerest apologies your way! We are sorry to hear that the dining experience was not all you had hoped it would be and that the seating was difficult. We will definitely be sure to adress our seating arrangements - especially on nights with a busy bar crowd. We... More

Bel Air, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had experienced a long travel day and it was great to relax and enjoy a nice meal. The Asparagus/Crab soup was a surprise treat and Danielle was a sweet and very attentive waitress.

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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review

Dear Chris F, Thanks for the 5 star review. We appreciate the positive feedback and will make sure to keep the Crab Bisque soup as a feature item from time to time. We will also be sure to thank Danielle for providing excellent customer service and attention during your meal. We hope you come back and see us again real... More

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