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Reviewed 5 days ago

If there was any way to leave 0 stars, I would definitely do that. One star is too much. A colleague and I dined at Cheeves on a recent weeknight. We had 8:00pm reservations. I am a long-time customer from Plano, Texas and I go...to Cheeves any time I am in Temple. When my colleague and I arrived for our reservation, we waited at the hostess stand for about 10 minutes. There was no hostess working, and It was clear that no one was going to acknowledge us, so I found the only waiter around to ask him if we could get a table. I said we would be happy to sit in the bar if we could be served dinner there. He said okay and we had a seat there. No one came to our table in the bar. Not to give us a menu, to take a drink order, or tell us they noticed us. Finally, we sat at a table in the middle of the restaurant hoping to get someone's attention. When I was finally able to flag a waitress down, she was very rude but told us to sit at a very small table near the kitchen (Even though 80% of the tables were open). We were extremely hungry so we quickly ordered our drinks, a dozen oysters, two Fillet Mignons, mushrooms and potatoes. We were so shocked when we were served. The Blue Point oysters were so small and several of them had no meat at all. I’ve never seen anything like that. The ones that we did manage to get any meat out of tasted fishy and had pieces of shell in the oyster, as they were not shucked properly. The fillets were tough and overcooked. The mushrooms and potatoes were absolutely horrible. It seemed as though they had been setting out for a long time. The mushrooms were cold and potatoes were dried out and crusty. We did not eat any of it. We were so disappointed. It is such a shame to see how the restaurant has gone so downhill. A reheated frozen meal would have been better. I emailed the restaurant directly twice, and got no response. That was the worst part, because I have had so many satisfactory meals at Cheeves before.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021

My cousin Betty and I went to Cheeves Bros Steak House in Temple last night for dinner. It was wonderful. The restaurant is very quaint. The food and wine were delicious. Our server Dee Dee was so welcoming and attentive. Since my cousin and I...were both celebrating our birthdays Dee Dee gave each of us a red rose at the end of the meal. Highly recommend Cheeves for a great dining experience. -Janice StaeMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed December 22, 2020 via mobile

We have been customers of Cheeves for over 6 years since our move to this area. We had reservations on December 22 for dinner to celebrate our birthdays. After having our salads, a couple was seated at a table next to us no more than...2-3 feet away. We have both had COViD and do not want to repeat the experience. We thus asked to speak to the manager. When he came to the table he said it was the holidays, and it was thus difficult to socially distance tables. We told him that was not a legitimate excuse. He said we were willing to take a chance by coming out to eat and thus the seating close to others was not a problem. He said it was a virus, and everyone was going to get it anyway. We said he had a poor attitude and if he or a family member got it he might change his mind. He arrogantly said he would not, so we asked for our meal to go. His cavalier attitude was unbelievable. We have a always enjoyed eating here, but never again. I guess it is OK to disobey regulations for the holidays so he can make more money.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

We decided to try Cheeves on a reference from friends. I have eaten at steak houses from NY to CA and all over in between and this is now considered the best cut, trimmed, seasoned, cooked perfectly to order steak I've ever eaten in a...restaurant. The closest is a place in Lexington, KY but don't recall the name but they were ranked in the top 10min the country. We started with the crab cake appetizer and I've never had them prepared like this before. It was a remoulade, sriracha with something else mixed in and was spectacular. It was savory and slightly spicy...amazing. We then split a wedge salad which was pretty good. They definitely make their own blue cheese dressing. Then I had the 16oz prime Ribeye while my wife had the 10 oz filet. Again, perfectly prepared and unparalleled in steak house fare. My only complaint is they were busy when we arrived and we had to flag down our waiter 15 min after being seated just to get our water so we placed our order too. We asked about our wine and he had no clue what he was talking about. When dropping $90 on a bottle I don't like it to be a surprise. However, a lady cam buy to fill our water and asked for someone else who could describe our selection and she happened to be the owner....problem solved! From that point on it was awesome. If you are in Temple, TX and want a great steak I strongly recommend Cheeves. You won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I have been treating ourselves to meals at Cheeves for the last 12 years. We have enjoyed an excellent meal in a pleasant atmosphere every single visit until last night. For starters, there was a VERY LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS group of people...seated behind us. Not only were they loud, but they were swearing. I do not make reservations and spend $300 on a meal to hear someone at the table behind me drop the f-bomb!! While our waitress was sweet, she wasn’t very good at all. Way too much time passed between courses (restaurant was not even close to being full) and we had to ask for bread. Our food was not hot when we got it. We could see the kitchen from our table; our food had been sitting for a while waiting to be delivered to our table. Another odd occurrence was the fact that there were two children hanging around the kitchen. We had been looking forward to a nice meal out, and we were very disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020

This is a wonderfully elegant upscale restaurant. It is downtown Temple, TX and all parking is on the street, but there is plenty available. We had reservations (recommended) and arrived a few minutes early but we were seated immediately. Our server was a wonderful lady...by the name of Chavon. She was excellent and very attentive without being there too much. She was personable and enjoyable to be around. We ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection and the taste was out of this world. These were probably the best steaks we have had anywhere in the world. They were fairly busy, but our food came out at exactly the correct times and was very well presented. One thing I don't like is that NOTHING comes with your meal. You have to order every item, including sides, separately and pay extra for each. As expensive as this place is, one would think the sides could come with the entree. My steak was $57 and you would think a baked potato and salad could be included at that price. Do not come here unless you expect to pay a lot, but it is a great experience and is worth the money. They have an extensive wine list from about $35 on up to $1000+ for a bottle, so knock yourself out!!! We ordered a filet mignon, the ribeye steak, baked potatoes, deserts (creme brûlée is wonderful), and a $60 bottle of wine (that costs $25 at any store). Our total bill was $300. To be fair, they have a lot of items on the menu that are much less expensive than the steaks. Their menu is fairly extensive. So, to rate this restaurant fairly, I cannot compare it to a "standard" place. The food quality here is certainly well above standard and the service and ambiance is top tier. I do think the pricing is high, but it is what it is. Understand before you go in that it is expensive and just enjoy yourselves! Overall, it was an exceptional experience and we will be going back. Very enjoyable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020

The food was excellent. The best Filet & Lobster Tail I have ever had. The food was very flavorful. They were able to accommodate my Gluten Allergy with no issues. The Creme Brulee was fantastic! We will definitely come back when we are in the...area againMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Had dinner w family following an unplanned visit. Have been to Cheeves many times over the years. Hoped the recent events hadn't had an effect on the steakhouse. I wasn't let down. I had the 8oz filet with merlot reduction and sautéed spinach. It was...a treat. I had a traditional bleu cheese wedge as a starter. It was a fabulous meal paired with a house cab. It did not disappoint and I look forward to many more years of frequenting one of my favorite steakhouses in Texas. Thank you for not letting me down!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020

I come here when I’m not bothered by spending a couple bucks on amazing food. I have yet to be disappointed. And the desserts are AMAZING to top it all off. The drinks are outstanding, the appetizers are mouth watering, the entrees are incredible, and...the desserts...Well....let’s just say it’s hard not to make noises while eating themMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

I was traveling on business and found this restaurant. What a great place! The atmosphere was relaxing, soft Sinatra music and a beautiful setting. The steak was probably the best I have ever had - melt in your mouth! The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and...great compliment to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from SneakyHorseNinja | Reviewed this property |
With no wine nor appetizer you should be good to go.
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Response from scaskey81 | Reviewed this property |
No. But it's recommended, especially if it's a special night. Just tell the hostess what sort of evening you are expecting and they will make it happen. ;)
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Cheeves Bros Steak House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5