We visited one of the oldest steakhouses in Orlando, Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, formerly known as Del Frisco’s, located at 729 Lee Road in Orlando. Opened in 1993, this fine dining experience is known for its meticulous service and fabulous steaks.The family owned and operated restaurant is legacy of founders Russ and Carole Christner.
Keeping the tradition, guests are still warmed by Christner family members in the dining room. On any given day you can find Carole, Russ’ wife and the next generation of the Christner family, David – son of Russ- and wife, Alice, greeting familiar faces of the many repeat customers. We spoke with Alice Christner about the restaurant’s history and future plans for Christner’s.
Chef Zoli Davis began his career at Christner’s at the age of nineteen. In our interview, he speaks about becoming a chef.
Homemade delicacies set the pace – each meal begins with piping hot bread and personal touches continuing throughout, from the salad dressings to signature desserts such as the award-winning Mandarin Orange Cake. Each ingredient is carefully selected with a serious focus on beef – every serving is the U.S.D.A. Choice. Attention to detail doesn’t end there, cold water lobster tails are imported from Australia and New Zealand and the restaurant boasts a wine portfolio of more than 5,500 bottles.
As the old adage goes, what’s old is new again, and in the case of Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, they get better with age.