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“Best steak in the free state.”
Review of The Phatt Chef - CLOSED

The Phatt Chef
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Great food. Steaks best we had in a long time. Atmosphere is lacking a bit. Too many bright lights. The chef is great and live up to the name of the restaurant. Other front line staff can provide a better service.

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Thank Mmmmmnice
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We had a great meal . the personal touch provides useful info on choices from a small, but varied menu. A difficult choice, but we chose steaks (the house specialty), and pork neck on mustard seed mash. all were excellent. We had started with snails, in litchis and baked with gorgonzola. really tasty, the sauce was mopped up with the bread provided. Good service, a welcoming atmosphere, and good food. we are looking forward to our next visit to Clarens.

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Thank Graham C
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We had dinner at this restaurant last night. Wow... our steaks were perfect. The Phatt chef comes to the table himself to take the orders and discuss your choices. There are only about 12 table in the restaurant and he staggers the bookings so each group can be given his personal attention. The mashed potatoes with mustard seeds were excellent and the fries were perfect. The veggies in season were also great. The soup (thick vegetable) was a great starter on a very cold evening. I would love to have tried the desserts but had eaten so much already I couldn't find space for more

This restaurant is highly recommended

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Thank Pat W
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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

What a restaurant... Amazing food, the rack of lamb was outstanding!!! Great Atmosphere, and very good service... 10 out of 10! Will defenatlly be back

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Thank MelissaJennifer
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

When we made a reservation at this restaurant we specifically enquired (in person) whether they catered for vegetarians and the answer was plenty! However, upon arriving and questioning the poor vegetarian options (there was one vegetable dish available) we were told by the fat cook himself that any vegetarian should be more than happy just to be offered anything at all and that this establishment was actually a steakhouse. The service was terrible, the atmosphere unpleasant and the food dreadful. On the up side there are many, better restaurants in Clarens that willingly offer delicious vegetarian fare so no need to ever venture into this poor excuse for a restaurant again.

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4  Thank MrPFogg
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