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“Excellent steaks and service, but expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Grillhouse Rosebank

The Grillhouse Rosebank
Ranked #5 of 1,047 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Grillhouse, Johannesburg's most loved and well established premium steakhouse. Established in 1995, The Grillhouse offers the perfect quadfecta in dining - great food, a huge selection of fine wines and malts, stellar service and an upmarket yet warm and hospitable atmosphere.
Johannesburg
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200 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks and service, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Excellent steaks and service.

A little bit expensive, everything other than the meat and one starch is charged extra.

Will visit again but not often.

  • Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic ribs and steaks in Johannesburg an absolute institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

If you looking for fantastic meat, good service, an extremely large wine list, service to match and a good atmosphere go to the Grillhouse. We take many overseas guests there because it is always good! Katzy's next door is a nice place for live music and an after dinner drink. Enjoy!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We booked originally for Katzy's which is a jazz bar next door - but the food comes from here! Based in Rosebank shopping, we headed to Katzy's for a group night out to celebrate a friend's birthday. Sat outside Katzy's then it poured with rain - the cover was not strong enough to keep us dry! Moved inside then waited AGES whilst they tried to rehouse us - eventually next door in The Grillhouse. Food was OK - although my 200g fillet looked like a sorry neighbour compared to my friend's exactly the same order! Thought the bill was quite high - though we were enjoying ourselves - then had to wrestle with the mgt to get our R100 each cover charge back - we were in Katzy's for about 5 minutes of the music. Thought that under the circumstances , the service would have been a lot better. Will go back to try it without complicating it with the Katzy's addition (which looked a great jazz club!)

Visited November 2012
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South of England
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35 restaurant reviews
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“Pretty Good - noisy aircon !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Went back to Sandton, Atholl Square restaurant. Good start by getting a free GrillHouse shuttle from the Hilton (and in fact a good finish as it took us back again !). There were two of us and we got taken to the top floor which had a reasonable atmosphere but quite noisy aircon so moved as far away from this as was possible but it was still slightly obtrusive. The restaurant was pleasently busy, especially for a Monday, but the service was still pretty good. Had no starters, in anticipation of a big main course, but the bread was a nice start to the meal. I had the mid size fillet, colleague had chicken breast, both were very good and I struggled to finish all my meat. Steak was done exactly as requested and complimented with a good house cabernet. This is my third time here and I would definitely go back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Top steakhouse in Jhb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Grillhouse never fails to disappoint as one of Johannesburgs best steakhouses. Decor is authentically "steakhouse-ish" and waiters appear to be in character too. Bread is DIVINE - do not skip even if you are on a low carb diet! Largest wine menu I've seen (even though i do not indulge). Steak always done to perfection with a wide variety of sides and sauces. Always busy and perfect for occasions and business meetings. The Rosebank branch has awesome private dining rooms which you may book. Do try Katzys next door too for good entertainment especially on a Thursday or Saturday!

Visited September 2012
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