As good as the people who work there. Once you get past the big tree and the ambiance, your evening at the Tree Steak House is determined by the people who work there ..... and that is not a 100% sure thing. For my party, we had a very young, but, very competent waiter. He communicated well with us and the kitchen.... managed the table very efficiently and unobtrusively. The food was very good. Other tables were not so lucky ..... without going into detail, let me just say that it would be well worth a direct chat with the main host/hostess. They know who is good. The Tree Steak House management could do a little better building consistency with their service staff. By the way, our meat carver who came to the table was a real screwball who had a high opinion of himself. Thank God we had a good waiter and kudos to the kitchen.
Horrible Evening. We had guests from out of town and decided to take them to the Tree. We bragged to them about how good the steak was. All I can say is it was such an embarrasment. The waitress was horrible. She forgot to bring the wine that was ordered, and the meals were not correct. The appetizer was not cooked, so they took it off the bill, but added a $4 drink which we did not have. The steak was horrible and as flat as paper. I will not visit this restaurant ever again and d not recommend it to anyone else.
Very disappointed. It was not a busy night so, we expected better than we received. Side dishes were not hot, steak's were not that good and the coffee was terrible. The waitress forgot to bring one of our friend's salad and admitted to my wife that the decaf coffee was not good there. For the price, I was extremely disappointed.
Fabulous Find. My husband & I wandered in just to see what it was like, maybe have a drink and leave. From the minute we walked in, we felt so welcomed. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. He insisted we just peek at the menu, then take a look around the dining room. The classy atmosphere and soothing jazz convinced us to stay. I would come back to the Tree before going anywhere else for a quality steak. The value beats the more well-known Chart House & Ruth's Chris anyday! Never "stuffy," the Tree Steak House is flat out CLASSY!
Choice steaks, carved tableside to your specification, are presented in a quiet, casually elegant setting..
A colossal 250-year-old oak tree towers over the entrance of this shopping center restaurant. Spacious and pleasingly quiet, the dining room is reminiscent of a peaceful garden courtyard, with realistic stuffed animals and birds perched atop massive brick partitions and grass-green walls. Locals wave to one another across the candlelit tables, as the courteous and knowledgeable staff caters to every whim, relaxed and unhurried.
The classic steak house menu has locals coming back time and time again. Start off with tried-and-true favorites like Cajun fried shrimp, grilled mushrooms or a trip to the well-stocked salad bar. Steaks are cut to order and arrive cooked to perfection. The flavorful filet is very lean and the rib eye is well marbled, juicy and tender. A broiled chicken breast, marinated in tangy vinaigrette and topped with mozzarella, is a delightful alternative to the heartier fare. The sinfully exquisite cr?me br?l?e with thinly sliced fresh strawberries is a heavenly finale.
Steak to die for!!!.
(Well, not exactly that good, but close!)
Recently, I ate at the Tree for the first time and was blown away by the quality of the food. From the bread to the Tiramisu, everything was perfecto! The steak was mouth-wateringly good, cooked exactly as I requested, and piping hot. The service was a bit too casual for a fine restaurant, but the quality of the food evaporated any concerns in that area.
A definite thumbs-up!
THE BEST FILET MIGNON. The Tree has the best filet mignon I have ever eaten. It is crowded on weekends and the waiting area is extremely smoky from the bar area. Hopefully they will go non smoking when Florida's ammendment 6 banning smoking becomes law in Jan 2003.
The Best!. We have been eating here for 30 years and have been disappointed very few times. We try other well known or trendy places for steak but always come back. Price is very reasonable compared to others and the staff is always attentive. Sometimes the atmosphere is a bit noisy but the other attributes offset it.
Best Little Steakhouse in Jax. The wait staff is tops; the steak can't be beat on the planet; the atmosphere is the best!
UPSETTING. MY HUSBAND AND I DECIDED WE WANTED TO EAT AT A VERY NICE RESTRAUNT. WE CHOSE THE TREE BECAUSE WE HAD HEARD THAT IT HAD SOME GREAT STEAKS. WE ORDERED OUR STEAKS AND THEY HAVE THIS THING WHERE YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR STEAK. THE WAITRESS DID NOT TELL US ABOUT IT AND WE SAW OTHER PEOPLE CHOSING THIERS AND WE DIDNT GET TO. WHEN WE ASKED SHE WAS LIKE, OH, I DIDNT KNOW YOU WANTED TO, I JUST PUT THE ORDER IN, YOU GET WHAT YOU GET. WHEN I GOT MY STEAK, IT WAS WELL DONE, I ORDERED MEDIUM RARE. SO THE WAITRESS TOOK IT BACK AND BROUGHT ME THIS STEAK AUJUICE. IT WAS THE WORST STEAK I HAVE EVER HAD. I WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD THE WELL DONE ONE. I HAD 2 BITES AND JUST COULDNT EAT IT. THERE WAS NOOOO FLAVOR. VERY DISAPOINTING.
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