Lincoln >Fred & Steve's-Twin River
Service was terrible, Food was good, watch your bill closely.
What a dissappointment. I rated 1-star because it wouldn't let me rate 0-stars. I had much higher expectations for Fred and Steves. The service was atrocious. We arrived 15-mins before our reservation - checked in with the Maitre de and decided to have some drinks. We eventually had to remind them that we were there. We finally got seated in the back most room. The room had 5 waitresses buzzing around the tables. You'd think one would come over and greet us - after like 15mins of just sitting there I had to ask for a waitress as one cruised by. She apologized and offered to take our order - we had to ask for the specials. I ordered the 14oz filet, cooked medium, butterflied with au poive sauce, my wife got the filet special, medium well. It took another 20-mins before we saw our server again. She apologized again and said its coming. Food arrives - wifes dish is great, my dish is undercooked (nearly raw), not butterflied and no au poive. The waitress apologizes and takes it back. 5-mins later it re-arrives - cooked as I like, but still no butterfly and no au poive sauce. I get the au poive sauce on the side but elect not to ask for a cut worried it'll take forever. The food was excellent. Nice tender steak. When we finish, too full to get dessert, so we ask for the bill. It comes with an $8.00 chocolate cake on the charge. The waitress removes it. Bill was $130. I leave what I believe is a $15 tip and a note explaining Service Needs Improvement. The next day I look at my receipt and notice another $22.00 service / tip that had been included in the price before my tip. I think she mixed up the bills from another table.
As I said, food was really good once we got it, but service was terrible.
I will never go back. Too bad - it had so much potential.
The King of Steak. Greater Providence has gone from a one steak town to a burgeoning beef capital. The best of the lot isn't the big name chains. Move over Capital Grille, Ruth's Chris and Shula's. Make room for Fred & Steve's Steakhouse. This new restaurant opened in the spring at the recently renovated Twin Rivers casino in Lincoln. We joined a diverse group for Father's Day (actually the night before). Bottom line: this was the best steak we've had in years, if not ever. Everything was cooked to perfection; personal favorites include the Kansas City and Cowboy steaks, the lobster bisque (in a delightful presentation), the shaved corn, creamed spinach, potato wedges and shrimp scampi. Over the years, our group has gathered at some of the best restaurants in Providence and Boston. None was better than Fred & Steve's. In fact, we're already planning to meet again later this month. Also worth mentioning is the staff, very attentative and well prepared. Finally a steakhouse worthy of five stars. Better service than the pretenious Capital Grill, better steaks than the ridiculously over prices, over-hyped Ruth's Chris and better surroundings than the sports bar Shula's. The owners, former football stars Fred Smerlas and Steve Deossie, were also at the restaurant and smozed with the customers. We've been to Michael Jordan's in Connecticut a couple of dozen times and have never once seen the namesake.
Good steak, decent prices, great servings..
The old Lincoln Park is certainly making a go at being a true destination. Still, knowing the previous clientele for which what is now Twin River was known, namely those who are 9.5 million years old and those to whom dental hygiene means little, I did not enter with high hopes. Aside from the same old clientele, Twin River and its selection of restaurants impresses.
As was the case with Fred & Steve's. A very good restaurant that offers decent prices ($20-$35 for a steak) on excellent meat in e-freakin'-normous portions. I had what I do not consider the best filet I've ever had, but it was far and away the largest. It was larger than my fist. It was perfectly cooked and was a very good cut. Certainly worth the money.
Passed around my party were a number of a appetizers and meats. The asparagus was well-cooked but a bit too peppery. I like it when they let me season my own veggies. The oysters were very tasty but were nothing special. The corn was good, as was the broccoli and the cheese souffle. Still, none of it was amazing. It's obvious the stars of the meal were the meats. Filets, rib-eyes, they were all perfectly cooked examples of good cuts. Very good all around. And, again, the servings are bleedin' enormous.
The ambiance is very good. Well decorated and lit. The sits are so cushy I was afraid I was going to sink into them and drown. Plenty of room at our booth and the service was VERY friendly and attentive. And on a lighter note, my girlfriend thought they had the best Midori Sour she's ever had. So if you wanted a drink recommendation, there it is. The wine list is adequate, but it's obvious that wine snobs.are not being catered to. This is a place for meat lovers.
I recommend Fred & Steve's if it's somewhat nearby. For me, it's about 40 minutes away and I don't really feel motivated to seek it out. If I was in the neighborhood, though, I would never hesitate to go and get what is, even at these prices, a good value for good steak.
Best Steak I have ever had!!. Being a very picky eater and not a big steak eater, I was very skeptical about this restaurant. However, after I tried the fabulous sides and then bit into the juicy steak, I was a true believer. Fred & Steve's Steakhouse has ultra modern style decor which makes the restaurant perfect for a date as well as hanging out with friends. It is one of the top dining destinations in RI!
Editorial Review. Classic New England surf and turf is on the menu at this steakhouse located at the Twin River entertainment complex.
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