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“Ounce Prime Steakhouse - Better choices abound!”
Review of Ounce Prime Steakhouse - CLOSED

Ounce Prime Steakhouse
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Far North Central
Cross street: Blanco & 1604
Universal City, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ounce Prime Steakhouse - Better choices abound!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I took the fiancée to dinner over the weekend because we purchased a Groupon to Ounce Steakhouse a while back and needed to use it. We arrived to Ounce about 30 minutes early for our reservation expecting a standing room only crowd but were greeted by an empty waiting area and a hostess who was anxious to seat us - that's a good thing! Immediately after being seated, a server professionally introduced himself and let us know what the evening specials were he also took our drink order to allow us time to peruse the menu. Still going well. The employees are stellar so far. After a short time our server returned, took our drink orders BUT we had a question about a particular wine on the menu. We politely inquired about said wine but our server had to ask and wine "expert" who turned out to NOT be an expert at all. He did provide some basic information on our selection and we decided to order a bottle. The wine list at Ounce is not comprehensive however, they do have a fair selection of varietals at what I thought were good prices. Our wine arrived about the same time as the excellent bread and butter. Again, so far all good; time to order the entree! We asked about the featured beef to find out that it is $15.00 an Ounce - hence the name right? I did not go to this place expecting it to be inexpensive but at that price, our Groupon would not have covered the price of a 6-ounce fillet. After a lengthy discussion with my gorgeous dinner date, we decided to order a filet from the "standard steak list" and did so - medium well, We also ordered the Chilean Sea Bass so that we could sample a couple of things at one sitting. We also ordered asparagus at an eye-watering $11 (7 spears in all).
Our entrees arrived! The large fish steak was very good, the beef steak was way over-cooked but the asparagus was excellent. Although the steak was over-cooked, we did not want to return it because we were both starving; not from the long wait but because neither of us had eaten much that day and needed some sustenance so the grub-fest was on! The ambiance at Ounce is progressive and modern that features very large chairs that make you feel as though you’re a child stealing some time in Dads recliner, modern rhythmic music with a little bit of Asian-American fusion paint and decor. Our overall experience was just so-so - had better "normal" steak at Texas Roadhouse for a fraction of the price. The service was top-notch, attentive and well groomed. The dining area was meticulously clean and not too cold. We will not be going back but it was worth a shot!

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Muy Bueno/Excellent”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was excellent. The best food I've had in a very long time; except for the gourmet cook club I belong to. My friend & I ordered Blackened Salmon, mushrooms, baguette w/ salmon bruschetta, loaded potatoe, & lopster bisque. Of course, we split the meal. It was entirely too much food for us................ "Everything Was Very Tasty"!

  • Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Steakhouse”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Used a Groupon for this first visit...and we will be back! Great service, wonderful steak (cooked perfectly medium-rare; husband's was rare...as ordered). Only problem was that the restaurant was a bit noisy.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Mary Ann L
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful food.”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Great special occasion place. Nice, romantic atomosphere. Food is expensive, but good. Nice bar area, too. One of the few places you can go without having to dine with a lot of families.

  • Visited June 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Steakhouse”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

My husband and I went afew months ago because we had a Groupon or living Social coupon. We went on a Sunday afternoon. The food was great as was the service. During the time that we were there there were maybe 4or so other parties eating. We are going again tomorrow.

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Thank scruples2
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