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Orlando Steak Recap- Vitos Chophouse & Ruth's Chris

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Orlando Steak Recap- Vitos Chophouse & Ruth's Chris

Chico | Oct 23, 2007 02:31 PM

Folks,

Just came back from a golf weekend in the Grande Lakes area. Wanted to try some local fare so went to Vitos on Friday. We were very dissapointed.

1) For a serious steakhouse as the like to think they are (with the display of meats to show it) their meat quality was lacking. All of the cuts, except for the Ribeye, were choice.

2) Service was poor, server was a robot with no sense of humor and zero personality. Didn't really "get it" either.

Porterhouse was average, as was the caesar salad and shrimp remolade. Martini was even worse. Creamed spinach was pretty good. It did not bode well that this place was empty on a Friday night. Good riddance I say. Very glad that I didn't try Charley's- their lower priced chain. I could not imagine how tasteless their beef would be!

Ruth Chris was much better. I usually don't like to frequent chains, but prefer RC over Capital Grille and Mortons, which were the other choices. They sat us in the back but were very nice moving us to the bar room shortly thereafter so we could watch the games. I have never loved the sides at RC but the steak was spot on as ordered. They still serve prime beef and cooked it properly. I couldn't care about the sizzling platter, but I enjoy the char they put on their steaks and their precision.

For a very similar meal, RC was 40% more expensive and definitely worth it.

Happy eating!

chico

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