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“Very good”
Review of CHAR Steakhouse

CHAR Steakhouse
Ranked #23 of 175 Restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: CH Steak Lounge is a newly rebranded, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in downtown Cookeville, TN. Boasting the best steaks in the region as well as the best all around dining experience in town, CHAR has quickly become THE local hot spot for great food, cold drinks, and the best live music in town.
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in there with a group of 14. Had called ahead and they were ready. All ate either sandwiches or pasta and it was delicious. Service was fast and prices were reasonable. If in the area, well worth the time and effort to stop.

Thank Kirby P
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The prime rib is excellent.

The bbq chicken at lunch is an acquired taste but good.

The garlic rice is an option.

The mac and cheese = excellent

The place has dim lighting and is extremely modern in appearance. Classy. I like this place.

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Thank wrestlingfanfromtn
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The place is easy to find and well decorated. The price is reasonable. The service is excellent in the sense that the waiter was attentive. But we were raising our eyebrows when the waiter said they don't have baked potato when he handed out the menu. Well, baked potato is a must in any restaurant especially if steak is specialty! Then, we realized that they did not have rolls/bread. Believe it or not, our rolls came last after we're done eating but we ate it anyway just to try what kind of rolls they have. They were okay and made of wheat. The reason for the no bake potato and rolls is that we came in early before 4 pm. In a way our husbands took it as a blessing in disguise because the mashed potato was generous and made from scratch. They do have bragging rights for the steak. The husbands had sirloin and we the ladies had prime ribs. They were excellent steaks! Very tender and taste really good.

This restaurant would have earned 5 star but good enough. We met the owner Chad who was a very nice friendly guy. One thing that miffed the hubbies was that the waiter automatically added 18% tip! I think the decision should be made by the customer. We normally give 15% and we were only a party of 4. It was still a wonderful experience and to mention they honored the gc from restaurant.com which helped trim down the bill. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will probably go back if we are around Cookeville area.

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Thank fujijohn
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The place is easy to find and well decorated. The price is reasonable. The service is excellent in the sense that the waiter was attentive. But we were raising our eyebrows when the waiter said they don't have baked potato when he handed out the menu. Well, baked potato is a must in any restaurant especially if steak is specialty! Then, we realized that they did not have rolls/bread. Believe it or not, our rolls came last after we're done eating but we ate it anyway just to try what kind of rolls they have. They were okay and made of wheat. The reason for the no bake potato and rolls is that we came in early before 4 pm. In a way our husbands took it as a blessing in disguise because the mashed potato was generous and made from scratch. They do have bragging rights for the steak. The husbands had sirloin and we the ladies had prime ribs. They were excellent steaks! Very tender and taste really good.

This restaurant would have earned 5 star but good enough. We met the owner Chad who was a very nice friendly guy. One thing that miffed the hubbies was that the waiter automatically added 18% tip! I think the decision should be made by the customer. We normally give 15% and we were only a party of 4. It was still a wonderful experience and to mention they honored the gc from restaurant.com which helped trim down the bill. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will probably go back if we are around Cookeville area.

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Thank fujijohn
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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Always try to eat local when on the road and was not disappointed on our choice to eat Char Steakhouse. The atmosphere was surprising for this location, we ate outside on the patio. The service was excellent and the steak, a ten ounce New York strip with blue cheese for $14 with two sides was just great. Had the house cab with the meal for $5, it was great and paired well with the meat. Highly recommend trying this hidden gem in downtown Cookeville.

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