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49 minutes ago, tattoos said:

we only had that disgusting whipped Crisco

 

 

They 100% do not use (shortening) grease for their dinner rolls, period.

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JQTravels:  I watched your video review and agree totally about the closeness of the tables and people trying to interact with you while you are trying to spend quality time with your family.  Those oysters look pretty good, but, dang, three oysters!!

 

Our waitress did not ask us if we were allergic to any foods which I think is kind of important.  She could barely fit between the tables to get to us and had to walk sideways to reach our table, therefore, didn't follow up on water refills, rolls, etc.  The risotto was very good and I wish I had ordered three plates of it.  The lobster tail we had on the Conquest was three times the size of the one we had on the Magic and also the filet was at least three times as large as the one in your photo.  And, the presentation of the food on the plate is terrible.  Dang, throw some greens on there to hide the fact that the food is pitifully small.

 

Hope you have a better dinner in the steakhouse on your next Carnival cruise, thanks again for the great video review.  

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coevan:  The description of the mystery whipped spread is my opinion only.  I would have hoped that the much advertised and promoted Steakhouse as an upscale venue would serve real, salty, rich, delicious butter instead of the whipped shortening that was served in the MDR and Lido buffet, yuck.  I ate enough of that lard during the depression and don't want to eat it in an upcharge restaurant on a cruise ship or anywhere else.

 

 

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3 hours ago, bury me at sea said:

 

A picture is worth a lot.  What's pictured sure isn't worth another $38 plus tip, on top of the dinner already paid for in my fare.

 

The Steakhouse used to be better.

 

I don't know... that grilled lemon and tomato must add some value to the equation  😄

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I'm planning on visiting the Steakhouse during my upcoming sailing on the Carnival Dream. It's our first time on a ship with the Steakhouse, as we've previously sailed Fantasy class ships, and we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Can someone please tell me if I am allowed to order multiple appetizers/entrees/desserts as we can in the dining room? I don't always do this, but some of the dining room portions are very small, so on occasion I've been known to order two. If we are not allowed to do this, would you say the options available will leave us feeling satisfied and well fed? That's really my greatest concern, and haven't really been able to tell either way. Thank you in advance for your help!

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30 minutes ago, 152go said:

I'm planning on visiting the Steakhouse during my upcoming sailing on the Carnival Dream. It's our first time on a ship with the Steakhouse, as we've previously sailed Fantasy class ships, and we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Can someone please tell me if I am allowed to order multiple appetizers/entrees/desserts as we can in the dining room? I don't always do this, but some of the dining room portions are very small, so on occasion I've been known to order two. If we are not allowed to do this, would you say the options available will leave us feeling satisfied and well fed? That's really my greatest concern, and haven't really been able to tell either way. Thank you in advance for your help!

 

You can order multiple appetizers, but not entrees.  I will say I have seldom been able to eat my dessert at the steakhouse because I am full.  Typical meal for me:  Escargot, Spinach salad, Filet Mignon, side of wasabi mashed potatoes.  For my sister, swap out the Escargot for Lobster Bisque.

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Here is the sample steakhouse menu from the CCL website.  Hopefully it attached properly.  It does show that additional entrees will be an extra charge.  As meanjean80 said above, you can order multiple appetizers, soups, salads and they are included in the price.  Save some room for the cheese cake!  My pic doesn't do it justice.  Took two bites and the waiter packaged it up for me to take back to the stateroom. It was huge!   

 

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😊As a Cattle rancher, I'm sorry but the steak at Texas Roadhouse is more aged than Carnivals Steak. Carnivals steak house is about the quality of a steak sandwich at Grandys.😊

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As a chef and restaurant owner, NOT,  Dry aged Prime is not Select or Choice which is what the chains use.

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28 minutes ago, repo-cruiser said:

😊As a Cattle rancher, I'm sorry but the steak at Texas Roadhouse is more aged than Carnivals Steak. Carnivals steak house is about the quality of a steak sandwich at Grandys.😊

 

I've had some amazing cuts of beef (unfortunately, grain fed) on Carnival... and then I've come across some that were tough or had a lot of gristle. Sometimes they can (pre-cooked) look great, and not be - and then some that looked underwhelming (little marbling) but melted like butter in your mouth.

 

I guess sometimes you just encounter a cow with a bad disposition  😉

 

Tom

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On 6/23/2019 at 3:13 PM, Tom-n-Cheryl said:

 

I don't know... that grilled lemon and tomato must add some value to the equation  😄

We enjoyed the Steakhouse many times in the past, and I have stated so here on various threads over the years.

 

It isn't so much the increased price, as the new menu, that makes it no longer "worth it" for us.

 

The whatever it is served instead of butter; no more beef carpaccio, escargot, or chocolate sampler;  tough fillet mignon (which should be an oxymoron) two consecutive visits.  Saving grace is the delicious steak tartare, but that alone isn't enough to give the steakhouse, with the current menu, a third chance.

 

Just my opinion.  I wish a great experience to everyone who still enjoys it.

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2 hours ago, Tom-n-Cheryl said:

 

I've had some amazing cuts of beef (unfortunately, grain fed) on Carnival... and then I've come across some that were tough or had a lot of gristle. Sometimes they can (pre-cooked) look great, and not be - and then some that looked underwhelming (little marbling) but melted like butter in your mouth.

 

I guess sometimes you just encounter a cow with a bad disposition  😉

 

Tom

 

 

Obviously you are talking  about the MDR not the Steakhouse. Yes, they precook many dishes baked in sheet pans. Nothing is precooked in the Steakhouse

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Maybe not quite so obvious.  I didn't read the post you quoted to suggest meat was precooked.  I took it to mean what the meat looked like prior to being cooked.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, bury me at sea said:

Maybe not quite so obvious.  I didn't read the post you quoted to suggest meat was precooked.  I took it to mean what the meat looked like prior to being cooked.

 

 

 

Correct 🙂

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Thank you so much for the replies and menu! I'm looking forward to the Steakhouse and my daughter will be thrilled about the lobster bisque as it's her absolute favorite. I personally have my eye on the bone marrow and the risotto. Not sure what DH will choose, as he just likes to try new things. 

 

Thanks again!

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On 6/23/2019 at 11:57 AM, tattoos said:

We cruised on the May 25th sailing of the Magic and booked dinner reservations at the Steakhouse because our dinner at the Conquest steakhouse last year was so good.

 

We did not like the room configuration on the Magic and much preferred the seating arrangements on the Conquest.  When sitting at our window table, people were walking past the window in wet bathing suits and trying to peek into the window and I could have reached out and touched the people sitting at the table next to ours.  They could hear every word we said and vice versa.  There was a group of 25 people sitting at the tables against the wall and they were loud and boisterous which affected everyone's dining experience..  

 

We placed our orders and the waitress came back with the amuse bouche which was one tiny bite of a cheese foam with a tiny piece of cheese crisp.  She also brought one roll per person which was the highlight of the meal and never came back with more.  When our entree was delivered, we asked for more rolls and she looked surprised.  Of course, we only had that disgusting whipped Crisco (as mentioned in my review) to spread on the rolls.  No one at our table would eat it.  JJ

 

Finally, someone who had the same terrible meal that I did.  That is exactly how my surf and turf looked in the Magic Steakhouse.  The lobster was tiny and the filet also tiny.  This looks nothing like the same entree that I ordered on the Conquest last year.  This is not an extraordinary entree, in my opinion, that has been compared to steaks ordered from premium steakhouses in the U.S. such as Ruths Chris, Mortons, etc.  Thank you, JQTravels, for posting this photo.  

I hate it when the room has only a few guest and they cram you right next to each other. I usually get stuck next to the guy who drank all day and talks so the entire room can here him. I go to the steakhouse to talk with family in a quiet,  relaxing atmosphere. Last year we were by the window where people went by looking at themselves in the glass but did not realize we could see them. It was actually entertaining.    

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9 hours ago, 152go said:

my daughter will be thrilled about the lobster bisque as it's her absolute favorite.

The lobster bisque was terrific on the Freedom!  I hope she enjoys!

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The "Australian Wagyu" - does anyone know what cut that is? Anyone tried it?

 

We've got three nights (starting tomorrow) - so I'll probably go with that, the chicken, and the sole. Admittedly lighter fare, but I've stuffed myself countless times on their other steaks, and I've got some new starters to enjoy !

 

Tom

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We did the steakhouse on our last cruise..and we loved it. We don't go to chain steakhouses so I can't really compare it to anything. But we do eat quite often at local steakhouses and I'd say the experience is comparable. 

 

Our food was delicious..the steaks were cooked perfectly, great cuts of beef. We had real butter(why is this even a question? lol) and our sides were great(wasabi mashed potatoes, just get them..amazing). Well worth the price. It was a nice way to spend an evening..we ate early so it was pretty quiet in there. 

 

The only odd thing was the bit of pressure to order drinks..we mentioned that we had martinis at the Alchemy bar prior to dinner and our waiter pressed us a bit to get something else. I finally looked at him and firmly said "We'll have water." 

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2 minutes ago, IamPEBJ said:

My wife and I at the Steakhouse on the Glory last week.

 

What's in that first image?

 

Tom

 

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8 minutes ago, Tom-n-Cheryl said:

 

What's in that first image?

 

Tom

 

 

Bone Marrow and Beef Tartare 

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3 minutes ago, IamPEBJ said:

 

Bone Marrow and Beef Tartare 

 

Thanks.


I'm all over that  🙂

 

Tom

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2 hours ago, Tom-n-Cheryl said:

The "Australian Wagyu" - does anyone know what cut that is? Anyone tried it?

 

We've got three nights (starting tomorrow) - so I'll probably go with that, the chicken, and the sole. Admittedly lighter fare, but I've stuffed myself countless times on their other steaks, and I've got some new starters to enjoy !

 

Tom

Its a specialty steak my daughter ordered it twice now and said its was very good. I had never heard of it before but she had and was very excited it was being offered. Very expensive to try and buy if you can even find it.

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15 minutes ago, livingthedream1 said:

Its a specialty steak my daughter ordered it twice now and said its was very good. I had never heard of it before but she had and was very excited it was being offered. Very expensive to try and buy if you can even find it.

 

 

not so special, it's a Hanger steak and must be cooked rare to medium rare. A well done hanger would be very tough

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