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“If you are a (wealthy) carnevore, look no further.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surf'n Turf

Surf'n Turf
Grueneburgweg 95, 60323 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
69 722122
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Ranked #88 of 1,718 restaurants in Frankfurt
Price range: $36 - $146
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innenstadt
Frankfurt, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“If you are a (wealthy) carnevore, look no further.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My "toyboy" is a confirmed carnivore, so as a treat I took him to Surf'n'Turf on the recommendation of a friend.
The restaurant is located in Frankfurt's Westend, in the building that used to house Humperdinck - a 2 Michelin starred establishment. I used to live nearby, so knew my way around, but if you do not have local knowledge (as "toyboy" didn't) you will find the one-way streets and parking rather a challenge.
We had a quiet table in a fairly dark corner, but the whole restaurant is quite dark due to the wood panelling. The menu is obviously geared towards meat eaters of all persuasions, but there are some fish and seafood dishes as well as salads and vegetable side-dishes.
If you are unsure which cut of meat to select, the waiting staff will bring you a platter of the raw goods and advise on the most suitable cut for your tastes. The quality of the raw materials was excellent, as was the advice to have nothing more "cooked" than medium-rare.
I had the steak tartare with sides of salad and truffled mashed potato. The dish came well-presented with all the components available to mix yourself. The salad was crisp and fresh and the potatoes were delicious. "Toyboy" tried some (he had never had steak tartare before) and liked it very much. His choice was fillet steak with salad and chips, all of which were deemed to be delicious.
The bill was €100 for 2, which also included a large bottle of mineral water and 2 espressi. Pretty steep for one course each, no wine, but definitely worth it from a quality point of view.
This is not somewhere I would recommend for "regular" meals out, it is just too expensive, but for a special occasion it does hit the spot.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerpen
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food, scandalous pricing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Food-wise I had nothing to complain about. The steak served at Surf'n'Turf is second to none, perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Prices charged are ridiculous though. 13€ for a gin and tonic and 9€ per glass of wine? Apart from the kind blonde lady at the reception desk, staff wasn't too friendly either.

A disappointment.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good restaurant with fine steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Took business customers here for a meal. Was a very pleasant evening. Busy restaurant but staff made time to deal with all questions and provide high level of service. Food was good. Extensive wine list.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amman, Jordan
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“Good Steak house in a comfortable setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is part of the same restaurant group that owns the Ivory club. Located in a quiet neighborhood about 1km away fro the opera house, We went there as a large group of 18 people and thus had a set menu. The service was excellent, but only because our waiter went over and beyond the call of duty and they could do with a few more staff. The place has a nice intimate feel to it with wood accents giving it a sort of den/library feel. the steak and the lamb chops were excellent as well as the side dishes. If you're feeling especially carnivorous in frankfurt, i believe this is the place to go.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cooranbong
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“Surf 'n Turf Frankfurt, Germany.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We attended this restaurant in early April, 2013, and immediately we we impressed by the service, decor and seating, that made us feel very comfortable. The food was exceptional, and the steaks the best we have ever eaten, including all the other countries we have been to in the past 20 years or so. The meat was so tender, and a taste that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a visitor in Frankfurt, especially those that like a perfect steak meal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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