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“Old time steakhouse, great bar!”
Review of Golden Ox Restaurant and Lounge - CLOSED

Golden Ox Restaurant and Lounge
Price range: $30 - $45
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 16th
Transit: The Twelfth Street Bus has a stop directly in front of the restaurant.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you want to pick the place part for being an older looking place with some wear and tear, go ahead, but you can't say The Golden Ox doesn't serve an excellent steak at a fair price! In addition, they know how to mix and serve drinks, their service is really great and friendly...it's just a damn good steakhouse!

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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Golden Ox is without a doubt the best steak house in a town known for its steaks. This is one of the original steak houses close to the old stock yards. Not only historical but without a doubt a must visit for locals and visitors alike. The service is awesome and the food simply fantastic.

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Thank joe_kansas_2012
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The history alone of this restaurant makes it worthy of a trip. However, do not plan on being wowed by the food. We ordered the Golden Ox Combo platter to get started. The burnt ends were very good but smothered in BBQ sauce. Would have been nice to be able to taste the meat. The tavern cheese dip was good but cold when it was brought to the table. Something a litte more inspiring for the chips rather than out of the bag Tostitos would have been nice. The drummies were not drummmies at all but pre-frozen chicken tenders in a little wing sauce, the onion rings were frozen. Plenty of food but not worth $24.

I ordered the Blue Ribbon Ribeye medium rare, it came medium well. I sent it back and they could not find the cook to prepare another one. When they did, the one prepared was raw to rare and was grey in color with no crusting at all. Sent it back again and they at least got it pretty close to medium rare. The steak itself was unflavorable and rather tough for a ribeye. The asparagus that came with the steak was ice cold by the time they finally got a steak prepared. They should have brought out fresh.

On their website, they say they cook over an 1800 degree charcoal broiler. Since you can see the broiler from the dining room, I can confidently say this supposed broiler is little more than a charcoal grill that does not get anywhere neare 1800 degrees. If it did, the steaks would be have the appropriate char but still be cooked properly in the center. Also, one would think they would sizzle a bit when put on the fire, but they do not. The cook did not seem to have a clue as to how to prepare a steak. The manager finally went back to show him.

The two really good items were the Manahattens were huge and made just right. They also have Neal Family Vineyard, 2007 Cab that is incredible and at $80/bottle, about as cheap as I have ever seen it in a restaurant.

Our server was very attentive and fun. He tried hard to get this all straightened out.

Glad I went one time but will not be back.

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Thank tjshearer
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Talk about history and old school steak houses...this tops the list. great service, excellent menu ...turn the clock back to the 1950's and get ready for a delightful dinner

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Our group was rather disappointed that all ove our steaks were overdone. The medium rare was closer to med to med well. It would have been different if one came out that way but it was all of them. Although we enjoyed them, it was not up to their standards. It was a quiet night with few diners...a Monday in fact. The onion rings were good and the server was fun although he did mix up all of our bills as well. Just need to pay attention to the quality even when not busy. The atmosphere is fun and the decorations are old school. I will go again but will definitely prep them on what is expected.

Thank StLTourGirl
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