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“Great Steak and Service”
Review of CHAR Steakhouse

CHAR Steakhouse
Ranked #17 of 175 Restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
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Dining options: After-hours, 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.
Monterey, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Steak and Service”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This was a nice place to eat. They bring warm rolls with what I think was honey butter to the table. We had a party of 8 and the service was good. The food was good, we almost all had steak . The appetizers were ok, nothing special. The Salad was cold and looked good. The homemade bleu Cheese was a bit thin for my taste. The ribeyes were the best of the steaks over the strip but the ribeyes do have a lot more fat in them.
The desert we all shared was the deep fried french toast. It was tough and tasted like bread pudding.
Its an ok place inside, a little dark and hard floors.

We will go again but next time no appetizers and no salads.

  • Visited February 2014
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Chicago
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

This was our second time here and once again disappointed. We stopped for lunch and ordered the prime rib, it was choice at best and not prime. My husband had the mashed potato side and broccoli, both were good.
My sides were the garlic infused rice and broccoli and both were excellent. Our bill total was $54.00, no alcohol and I had a sweet tea. We did have the chocolate cake $6.00 for dessert and it was great.
Service started out well, however, it slowed considerably, it wasn't crowded so I'm not sure why.

We will probably not try it again as both times we were disappointed in the main meat.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Candace L
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bad Food, Terrible Service”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My family met here for a Saturday lunch and had a terrible experience. We had one of only 3 occupied tables so the restaurant wasn't busy. In spite of this it took an incredibly long time for our server to come and take our order, and it only happened when we waved him down to remind him that we hadn't ordered. The food service was slow as well and when it eventually arrived things just got worse. We all ordered burgers and all of them, regardless of how we ordered them cooked, were dry and tasteless. My mother ordered a cheeseburger with fries and got a plain burger with no fries and chips. There were no condiments provided except for small bowls of ketchup for the fries and we had to ask for anything to put on our burgers. The service was terrible from start to finish and the bad food shows that there are problems in the kitchen as well. We will never go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Jason C
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2 reviews
“This place is ok.”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

This place is overpriced and the service was lame. The venue is nice. Bad service seems to be the biggest complaint.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank tjrowetn
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Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Consistently good food served by the friendly staff. Considered by many to have the best steaks in town but don't limit yourself to steaks. Can get a little too loud. I make it a habit to be out of there before the band crowd get there.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Stellaxo
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