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“What a treat!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Steak House

The Steak House
Ranked #31 of 455 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $65
Cuisines: Steakhouse, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A five story concrete building that once housed offices on the upper floors and a metalwork company on the ground floor, now is the home of restaurant The Steakhouse on the ground floor, the four floors above are now apartments. The old harbor area of Reykjavik has in the last couple of years, changed in to a real gem where various cuisines, museums and arts and crafts have replaced the metalworks and fisheries. The newest addition is STEIKHÚSIÐ, which simply means „The Steak House”. The name is a deliberately this simple and descriptive, the aim is to be the only steakhouse you think of after the first visit. The heart of Steikhúsið is the coal oven from Mibrasa and the soul is our own way of tendering meat for at least 28 days. Those who seek for something purely Icelandic won’t be disappointed, Steikhúsið also caters to those who want the best of Icelandic lamb and fish.
Summerside, Canada
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“What a treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Excellent experience! We were treated to our meal so can't tell you the price but I believe you get what you pay for so it was up there in cost. Thank you Cyndy

Visited June 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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“Disappointing evening.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Went there on a Saturday night. Reserved a table at 21:00. The service was really slow, and we had to ask for the wine menu. We waited 40 minutes for the drinks, an hour for the starters, and an hour forty minutes for the main courses. Ordered three types of steaks, beef fillet, beef Rib-eye and Lamb Prime. The Beef Fillets were excellent (200gr fillets on the menu). They were correctly cooked and really good. The Rib-Eye was sent back, and i would have sent it back the second time, but was too hungry to wait for the third steak. The lamb prime was well done, even though we asked for it rare.

All in all it was disappointing. The service was virtually non-existing, the steaks were randomly cooked at best, and it took too long.

We ended up not paying for the two overcooked steaks, after complaining to the head waiter.

Not at all what you would expect from a steakhouse, and an expensive on as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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Darien, Connecticut
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“Wonderful meal.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The place to try the local delicacies. Minke whale, that tastes just like steak. Icelandic lamb, grass fed. Fish of course, fresh caught that morning. Icelandic lobster, sweet and tender. They also have sea bird, can't remember the name but it was described and "the puffins ugly cousin'. The desserts were delicious also. The waiter was very enthusiastic and explained every dish and its preparation when serving. Over all a very enjoyable meal.

Visited July 2013
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Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
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“Really good steakhouse, great service, great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Me and my wife went to this restraurant on our anniversary. We had a set menu called "summer -feast" We had 3 different "tapas" style starters, all of wich were delicious. Then we had steak as a main course. Perfectly cooked and great tasting. For desert we had chocolet /caramel cake with ice cream. It was unbeleavably good.

The service was excellent,, almost to good,, because it only took 1,5 hours start to finish.

But I highly reccomend this steakhouse,, I am going there again , for sure.

  • Visited June 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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“Couldn't be better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Me and my friend love steaks - we've had many between us but this one topped them all. We were just walking around town, trying to find a restaurant to eat at for our girls night out and fell in at The Steak House, and boy were we glad we did!
We had one of the best waiters I've met (and I'm a waiter myself) and we got the best steaks of our lives! I'm only twenty so I hope that I will someday find anything that is as good as this but it probably won't be very soon... It was perfect all together - both the steak and the vegetables we chose, I can't really praise it enough. I haven't been able to stop talking about it since.
I recommend it to every single steaklover out there !!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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