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sbdiner Nov 30, 2008 09:18 AM

We went 29-Nov, the second night Steiner Ranch Steakhouse did dinner service for to the public. A party of nine, our server was Daniel, who is experienced and attentive. We had stuck to NY Strips and Filet Mignon cuts. Both highly recommended. We all chose USDA Prime instead over the Heirlooms. The meat was tender, juicy and all orders were cooked to the right temperature. All agreed the steaks were delicious. The Alternatives were also quite good: we had Cajun Chicken Cordon Bleu and the Baked Penne. Chicken was tender and flavorful with good ham. The pasta had a good mix vegetables and pasta with a nice cheese blend. The wine list was broad and reasonably priced. Cocktails were very good. For afters, we had the Flourless Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate Mousse and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. Our favorite was the Bread Pudding with sauce, fruit and nuts was delicious. We look forward to going back at sunset for food and views.

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    ylwdog Dec 8, 2008 03:51 PM

    Had apps the other night. Pricing is lower than what we expected. Steaks upper $20's to $30's. Apps from $8-$16. Can't remember the rest. Wine was reasonable as well...

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      foodiegal71 Dec 8, 2008 05:32 PM

      Weird, I keep seeing news teasers that someone got shot here and it's closed. I'd never heard of it until the teasers and now it's the first topic on the boards...crazy.

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        jwynne2000 Dec 8, 2008 05:35 PM

        http://news8austin.com/content/top_st...

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          chispa_c Dec 9, 2008 11:40 AM

          I posted something about this as soon as I heard about it but it was removed. I still can't figure out what the rules are on this board. They seem so random.

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            taliesin15 Dec 10, 2008 07:08 AM

            FWIW, this place is constantly trying to hire people on Craigslist, which usually indicates high turnover

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              amykragan Dec 10, 2008 07:30 AM

              You'd think a high end steakhouse in that area would have no problem hiring. Wonder if it's poor managment. This week's publicity certainly won't help.

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                KreweOfUtopia Jul 26, 2009 01:45 PM

                We had a horrible experience at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse No one's steak was cooked to order. Waited 25 minutes after being seated for drink orders and another 20 minutes for taking our order. Bobby's Favorite $42 Filet was two bites of poorly done steak! Going back to IIIForks!!

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                  luggage512 Jul 26, 2009 10:07 PM

                  See this recent review in the Chronicle, by the usually reliable Virginia Wood, which would corroborate Krewe's report from the field:

                  http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyroba...

                  I certainly won't be going out of my way to dine there.

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                    KreweOfUtopia Jul 29, 2009 07:16 AM

                    Steiner Ranch Steakhouse contact/comment feature on their website is shut down. No wonder with such poor service. Sat 7/25/09 experience at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse was horrible. Had to seach out wait staff for drinks on patio. Steaks were poorly done and improperly cooked and over seasoned. Poor service abounds. Waited 25 minutes for drinks after being seated and another 20 minutes to have orders taken. Not sure why they even asked how we wanted steaks cooked, because no one's steak was cooked to order. Bobby's fovorite was two bites at $42 or $21 per bite. DO NOT GO!

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                      KreweOfUtopia Jul 30, 2009 09:36 AM

                      General Manager at Steiner Ranch has contacted us and offered a gift certificate to let them prove themselves. Very polite response and we will try again and report back to my fellow Chowhounds.

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                        KreweOfUtopia Sep 19, 2009 02:45 PM

                        Second try with Manager's gift certificate was better. Steak was still over seasoned. However, the view and service were good. A little pricey for such sporadic performance.

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      miss inky Dec 8, 2008 09:04 AM

      I did not see prices on their online menu. Does that mean, if you have to ask, you can't afford the place?

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        luggage512 Nov 30, 2008 01:33 PM

        How much should one expect to spend per person for dinner here (assuming a couple splits a bottle of wine costing no more than $50)?

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          sbdiner Dec 3, 2008 06:25 PM

          Hi Luggage512,
          We averaged about $75 per person with cocktails, wine and dessert.

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