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“Try It!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Down Under Steak House

Down Under Steak House
1 Country Club Lane, State College, PA 16803-1639
814-234-8000
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Ranked #47 of 213 Restaurants in State College
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.
Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Try It!!!”
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, salmon. Parking is easy, it not nearly as busy as it should be. I would say all the positive reviews are genuinely deserved.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
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. We hope to see you back real soon!

Best Regards,
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Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious!!”
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 was cooked to perfection, melted in m mouth. The peppercorn sauce was delicious. Shouldn't have ordered the dessert but I did and had the creme brulee... yum! Looking forward to heading back again!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
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 see us again soon and we will see what we can do about sharing our recipes with you!

Best Regards,
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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Quiet Fun”
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!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
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,
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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“We will be back!”
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, March 16, 2014
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 pass on your kind words to our culinary team as well as to Danielle for her great customer service. We hope you will be back to see us again soon!
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
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. The atmosphere is great as well. Very golf oriented as you can imaging being on the golf course. Will certainly be back when in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shannon S, Manager at Down Under Steak House, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
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 comments and were glad to hear that you and your husband came here on a TripAdvisor recommendation. Once the snow melts and the sun is shining, please come back and join us for dinner and drinks on our patio – the sunset is beautiful! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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