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“Good but noisy”
Review of OX-EN Steakhouse

OX-EN Steakhouse
Ranked #10 of 69 Restaurants in Soenderborg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $51
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good but noisy”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is definitely one of the better restaurants in small Sønderborg. A traditional steakhouse with good quality meat and a simple but nice card.
This is a typical provincial "value for money place" - They are not trying to be more than they are but quality of food is good and for the price it is very reasonable.
When we visited it was early (18.00) on a Saturday and staff seemed a little stressed and unattentive. My guess is that it was not the rather full restaurant (due to near by theater) but the lack of true serving training/education of staff - however they were very friendly
Pulling the experience down from above average was the long wait for food and drinks and especially the extreme noise. It looked like they had tried to damper the noise by adding some sort of isolation to the ceiling.... they had not succeeded !
This said then all in all it is an OK experience. Quality of food is good and price is reasonable - Give it a try

  • Visited June 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sweet moments with a wonderfull view and likewise food and service!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

One of the better dinning experience in South Jutland. If you are to visit Als and therefore see Soenderborg, it is a great restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. A nice place, either having lunch or a three-course dinner.

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Soenderborg, Denmark
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Indulging at the OX”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Having the reputation of a very good steakhouse, OX-EN was an obvious choice for a celebratory dinner with my parents and uncles. We went for the three course set Christmas menu - it was almost December after all...

Starter:
Homemade potato and leek soup with pesto and roasted southern jutland sausage

Main:
Grilled beef tenderloin, homemade red cabbage, ovenbaked potato boats with rosemary, apple, bacon and gravy

Desert:
Oven baked apple, marzipan and almond with vanilla icecream

The main consisted of beef tenderloin with a number of different sides. It was moist, it was tender, it was melt in your mouth goodness. And it was perfectly cooked! I was less of a fan of the sides, especially the apple and bacon mixture, and the cloying taste of the red cabbage, which made everything feel very heavy. However, for the meat I am more than willing to turn a blind eye to all the rest!

By now we really needed the inevitable wait between the main and dessert: my stomach clearly got the signal that Christmas time is near! I love almonds, and any apple dessert, so I was really looking forward to this one. And when it arrived it didn’t disappoint. Perfect end to a great meal!

This meal confirmed to me the place of OX-EN as one of the better restaurants in our area. Perfect if you are looking for a lesiurely meal. Not so if you want a quick one. But for the price, you probably want to savour all that you can get! The people serving you also appear happy to be there, which always makes it such a pleasure! Definitely somewhere to return to if a celebration is called for!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank gelle_dk
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good service and friendly staff.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The service was very good. The staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English. The food itself was OK. I had the burger, the meat was nice but overall the meal was average.

Visited October 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Over rated , over priced and over cooked. Decidedly average and I won't be back in a hurry. The place has a good reputation locally but it lacked atmosphere on the evening I was there.Service was also well below par.

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