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“It ain't Bentley's. Not even close.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's Steak Chalet

Michael's Steak Chalet
1440 Swiss Village Rd, Osage Beach, MO 65065-4301
573-348-3611
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Ranked #32 of 78 Restaurants in Osage Beach
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 54
Tipton, Missouri
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“It ain't Bentley's. Not even close.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is located high on a bluff overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks. In Osage Beach it is also in the nearby lake area that includes the town of Lake Ozark which has a great restaurant, Bentley's. Thus the comparison. Michaels touts a prime rib. We both ordered medium rare. Served expeditiously by pleasant server, Rhonda, the service looked great. Oops. While tender the prime was without taste and adding salt and the accompanying au jus did not enhance the lack of flavor. Best said, we took a majority of the servings home to add flavor and make steak-veggie soup. The view would be more spectacular if the windows were clean. Such disappointment to try to view what should be a beautiful sunset over the spectacular lake.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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“Unusually delicious food with charming view of Lake at the Ozarks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Our first visit here at Michael's, despite coming to the Lake many years. The reputation has long preceded our visit with 2 other couples. Prime rib was huge, slow-cooked 16 hours, as done each day--best ever eaten. Tuna steaks ( one plain and one blackened) very tasty, tender. Orange roughy prepared nicely in wine and lemon butter without being too strong. All generous proportions , good salads and huge baked potatoes. Wine selection extensive. Service was excellent, very friendly, attentive. Prices ranged per meal from mid-$20s to mid-$30s. We left realizing we spent more than usual, but well worth it because of the quality and preparation of the meals!

  • Visited October 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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st.louis
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good food and view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband took me here for my birthday. Our waiter was very friendly. The food was good. The view was great. The dress was casual to my suprise.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“World's Best PRIME RIB!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I am not normally a prime rib eater, but this IS advertised as a steak restaurant. I was in the mood tonight for beef. And my wife and I had never been to this restaurant. But she found it on Open Table, so we decided to give it a try on a vacation evening in Osage Beach, MO.

I love beef, and I am normally a filet mignon guy. But tonight I just decided to try the prime rib. And I am glad I did. Normally prime rib is a little tough, which is why I normally go for the filet. HOWEVER, this was absolutely the most tender, the best prime rib I have ever had in my life. And I was on the road with my job for 36 years prior to my retirement, so I do know beef....... And this was, hands down, the best prime rib I have ever had.......

We are looking forward to returning to Michael's Steak Chalet later on this month when we return to the Lake Of The Ozarks area with some friends for a few days of golf, dining, and the ladies will be shopping.

  • Visited September 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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Baldwin City, Kansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“This is the place to estate the lake!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

WOW! Best steak at the lake. I love this place! The owner, Ronnie the bartender, and Sofia our waitress made our experience at the lake one of the most enjoyable and memorable evenings ever. I highly recommend this restaurant without any reservations.

  • Visited August 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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