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“Friday night dinner.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Steve's Steakhouse

Steve's Steakhouse
417 Crescent Avedddd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-0333
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Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Avalon
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Pasadena, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Friday night dinner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Place was packed with diners. We were seated on the balcony with a lovely view of the bay. Dinner was excellent and our server was friendly and patient.

Visited September 2013
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review about your recent experience at Steve’s Steakhouse on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments and are delighted at the fact that even tho we were "packed with diners’ you received proper service and we were able to give you harbor view seating. We hope you dine with us again on your next trip to the island and, so as you don’t get disappointed, be sure to make reservations to ensure you get a table with a view!

With warm regards from Catalina,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's Steakhouse
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delicious food with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Steve's was recommended to us by friends who live on Catalina, and we're thrilled we took their advice. We sat right next to the windows and had a view of Avalon Harbor while eating our delicious dinner. My husband ordered the ribeye and it was so big and rich he had to take a doggy bag home, and I ordered Shrimp Avalon style, which was spectacular. The service was stellar, and you can't beat their location and menu.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you giving us a 5-star review, and please be sure to thank your friends for us for their recommending Steve’s Steakhouse! We are pleased that you enjoyed our lovely views of the harbor, thought our service stellar and your meals "big and rich" and "spectacular". We hope you enjoyed your overall visit to Catalina and hope you dine with us again on your next trip to the island.
With warm regards from Steve’s Steakhouse,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's
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Independence, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yummy!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The best meal I had while on the island! They make a true caprese! They use buffalo mozzarella and balsamic glaze - mmm! Also had a wonderful wedge salad and tomato cream pasta. Their pretty pricey, however. It was our most expensive meal there.

Visited September 2013
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 5-star review about your recent dining experience on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that you thought it the best meal you had while on the island, even tho you thought it pricey. We do, however, hope that you think it was well worth it! We really appreciate your comments regarding our Caprese Salad. In fact, in August, I responded to a guest who wrote a nice review saying that they thought our clam chowder "amazing… the BEST ever in California" and I suggested that they might enjoy our Caprese Salad to go along with it. If you are not a vegetarian, I thought if you dine with us again, perhaps you might enjoy a bowl or cup of our Boston clam chowder. That, coupled with our fresh sourdough loaf served with butter, is a very delicious and satisfying meal unto itself, and not too pricey (cup 6.50/bowl 8.50). We hope you dine with us again and try our clam chowder on your next trip to Catalina!

With warm regards from Steve’s Steakhouse,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best steak house in Avalon.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Good service and great food. Steve's wins over Avalon Grille and Blue Whale. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Visited September 2013
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor and giving Steve’s Steakhouse 5-stars! We truly appreciate your praise and are thrilled that we are your preferred restaurant on Catalina. We hope you had an enjoyable time on the island and look forward to serving you again on your next trip to Catalina.

With warm regards from Steve’s Steakhouse,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We visited 4 times in 7 days, with mixed results”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had 3 great dinners but the 4th was very disappointing. On the whole, the food is good, particularly the broiled swordfish. The biggest disappointment is that they have so many waiters and, despite going 4 times in a week, we were only recognised by 1 waiter on our 2nd visit whereas I would have expected that, by the 4th time, there would have been acknowledgement from the staff, and a free drink would have been nice!

Worth noting that, as with all restaurants in Avalon, they close at 9pm, with last settings around 8.30pm. This was a big surprise to us on our 1st night.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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stevecat, Owner at Steve's Steakhouse, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Steve’s Steakhouse on TripAdvisor. I would like to extend my sincerest apologies that my staff did not welcome you in a warm and friendly manner. Please know that I discussed your review with them and made it very clear that there are no excuses for this type of service and that each and every guest should always be acknowledged and welcomed. Despite your disappointment with our staff, we are glad that you enjoyed our food and thank you for your patronage. We hope your week on Catalina was enjoyable and hope you visit the island again.

With warm regards from Steve’s Steakhouse,

Steve and Margaret Bray and our family at Steve's
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