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Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, Springfield, MO

Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar

4.4
4.4
88 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Steakhouse with a large wine selection and fresh flown-in-daily oysters on the half shell. Small plates and happy hour in our lounge.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (417) 823-8383

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. WT

    WorldTraveler

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oysters were amazing. Service excellent. Steak cooked to perfection. Great wine list. Would go back in a heart beat.
  2. DM

    DanaM

    Springfield

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. Took 40 minutes to take our order. Took another 40 to get our order. One entree was missing. Food for rest of table grew cold while we waited for them to correct. They got it wrong and had to redo it. Food was so salty it ranged from barely edible to completely inedible. I sent virtually my entire meal back to the kitchen uneaten it was so salty. They did adjust our bill slightly but not nearly enough for the terrible food and service. This was a great place back in its Touch heyday but no longer....even under a new name (Char).
  3. MH

    MattH

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The only reason I gave this a 3 star was because the service was excellent. The food was not good. I ordered a New York strip, it was burnt on the outside and undercooked inside (asked for medium). The sides were nothing to write home about and a simple Caesar or wedge salad while decent, was $10-$11 dollars. We liked it better when it was Touch. The menu has few options and the prices are expensive just for the sake of being expensive. For the price, the food should be something you can’t get anywhere else, and right now, a chain restaurant has better food.
  4. MN

    MikeN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were greeted at the door and escorted to a booth nearby. It was a cold night, so everytime the door opened we got a blast of frigid air. The service was impeccable and we got everything we ordered and complimentary pastry puffs! We did order the lobster bisque (just okay) but it came without bread/crustini, which we found a bit odd. We were given some when we asked however. The rib-eye and striped bass were cooked to perfection but our potato side dish wasn't very warm. Overall the food was tasty but a bit over-priced. We did not partake in cocktails or dessert even though it was an anniversary dinner. We may return on another "special occasion", but not anytime soon.
  5. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, and experience! I will recommend this restaurant to friends.
  6. BH

    BruceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mike the owner stopped at our table a few times during dinner to make sure everything was good Food and service were absolutely amazing. Attention to detail was off the chart. Atmosphere is beautiful
  7. KB

    KellyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing but the steak, salad and twice baked potato were just average. I also miss several things they removed from the menu (grilled wedge salad, polenta, and flash fried spinach).
  8. DD

    DeniseD

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Char! Mike Jalili has once again outdone himself. From the moment we sat down to the time we left, service was outstanding. The food was amazing. I had the lobster-stuffed monkfish and my husband had a filet. So, so good. We will be frequent flyers here!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines date with my wife.
  10. JW

    JoshuaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Coming form a farming community it is always hard for me to pay for a steak. Char was beyond what I was expecting and recommend it to anyone. Look forward to going back!
  11. RN

    RobN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    First visit to Char. Have frequented Flame and Touch in the past. Had mussels to start - very good. Nice sauce and the quantity was more than expected. Lobster bisque was overly salted. Hard to eat due to the salt level. Bone-in ribeye was adequate; always hard to find true value in a restaurant steak. Not as good as Flame steaks in the past. The fish was rather tasteless; cooked correctly, just not much to it. Sides: twice baked - dried out, lobster potato puree - had over-salted bisque ladled over top, so salty. Our server, Julia, did a great job - was very helpful and made the experience beyond the food quite nice.
  12. SP

    SueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Bar was very loud but dining room wasn’t too bad.
  13. SW

    ScottW

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Wow! How disappointing! Before they changed from Touch to Char, I had great experiences. Not so now despite same ownership. Steak was okay at best. Baked potato was ice cold. Brussel sprout leaves were too tangy and salty. Our waitress was very friendly, but service, overall was disappointing. Took forever to place order and even longer to get our food. I had a martini that was a joke. The martini glasses are small to begin with and it was only half-filled. Only good item was the wedge salad. Very tasty and big enough to spilt. I realize it’s only been Operating under the new “name” for a couple of weeks, but essentially the same place and as mentioned, same ownership so there should not have been any learning curve or struggles with opening. I won’t be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lobster bisque was amazing! Caesar salad was not good. Calamari was undercooked. Filets were just okay. However, for 35 dollars for an 8oz it should have been excellent.
  15. D

    Druc

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch for my spouse's birthday dinner. The food was delicious. Calamari was tender and flavorful, wedge salad was huge and dressing very good. Hubbie had chicken bijan and I had filet, 2xbaked potato, and asparagus. All were cooked and presented perfectly. Smores creme brulee to finish a wonderful meal. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was very elegant and upscale. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for an enjoyable quite dinner!
  16. JA

    JaneA

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Perhaps a little pricey. One of our ordered entrees was not available and had to have a substitution, so our table was given a complimentary YUMMY dessert. Wonderful customer service!
  17. PR

    PaulR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service got a bit confused. Manager came by and tried to rectify the issues. Everyone agreed the food was good. The service was slow. Yes they were busy but took quite some time to order our food and then confused the placement of the items with the right person. The table and location was really good. I personally like the location but we a bit surprised by the confusion that appeared to catch everyone off guard
  18. LA

    LarryA

    Springfield

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Th service was first-rate and the ambiance very nice. I would recommend the restaurant for someone looking for either. However the food even though touted by the server as top of the line was not and considering the cost of our dinner for four even less so. Odds of returning are 50/50 at best.
  19. LD

    LaurieD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful new decor, classy and attentive service and great food. A bit pricey but great for a special occasion.
  20. f

    fairbeam

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. The staff is amazing! They did a great job of making every guest feel special from the time you walked, to the bar, and throughout the meal. I am very impressed with improvements made with the name change. Food - French onion soup is perfect. The steak tartare is different that Flame, but still amazing. The brussel sprout leaves are craveable! Drinks - Jeff at the bar made us perfect martini's. Then we tried the dead man's mule and the Green is the new black. Both drinks were well balanced and delicious.
  21. MC

    MeghanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Amazing! The renovations and decorations were pure class. The Jalilis have done it again!
  22. DL

    DebL

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Birthday treat. Service was impeccable and thoughtful. Well trained. Atmosphere and table setting was lovely. Food came at a nice pace so that we were able to converse between courses. Only complaints were cold air hitting us each time door was opened (in first booth to right) with no other apparent place to move to. I ordered steak medium rare. It was medium to well with almost burned ends. Boursin potato is tasty but very salty. The server was so delightful, I didn’t want to ask for a re-do. We would try again for a special occasion.
  23. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2018

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Not impressed.. I made a reservation for 2 a day in advance only to end up sitting at the bar for 30 minutes waiting on a table as our reservation apparently was not recognized. We were eventually seated and waited close to another 30 minutes to order. I have to say the food was pretty good (but then again it should be for the price) everything had good flavor and was cooked well and I dont have anything bad to say about it really, other than not being the biggest portion sizes. Also there was something floating in my water... Overall I would like more than anything to chalk it up to a bad experience as Springfield doesn't have many(if any at all) real restaurants. But I have to say I dont think I will be back.
  24. EW

    ElaineW

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very enjoyable
  25. C

    Carols

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is one of the best restaurants in Springfield and has always been my favorite place for a nice dinner. The sea bass is outstanding but everything is good. Unfortunately the owners have decided to turn it into another steak restaurant so not too sure how that will turn out. The bar area has been a great place for happy hours with great appetizers and a nice patio. Very popular with everyone.
  26. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing the food was excellent and the staff was wonderful
  27. JJ

    JerryJ

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Touch has been one of our favorites for a number of years but we have not been there in quite some time. This time when we went there was no special and the food seemed to be a little lacking. The interior of the restaurant is starting to look a little dated. Time to think about updating. We still love your food.
  28. SB

    SergeyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, high level service. The best place for romantic evening. A little bit pricy but it deserves to get wonderful food and great atmosphere.
  29. D

    Dana

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Went for Thanksgiving buffet. Very good food but the reservations were a big problem. Wouldn’t stop me from recommending Touch but need to improve Open Table reservations.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The entrees were absolutely perfect. Flavor was excellent. Land or water you cannot go wrong. Very loud if a party is going on upstairs if sitting downstairs. It was a little intrusive. Also, when I checked in the Host did not have my reservation, booked through Open Table.... Weird.. But good time and great food. Cost is moderately high.
  31. BV

    BeckyV

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Touch never disappoints. The food, atmosphere and service are always good.
  32. 3

    3rcarey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time dining here and positively loved it. Went for our anniversary dinner and we weren't disappointed! Recommended to friends and they dined there 2 days later for their anniversary as well and they loved it! Most definitely will recommend to everyone we know! We had split the caesar salad, and while I am not a fan of this type of salad I have to say it was delicious. We also had the baked zucchini appetizer, again delicious and for the main entree we both enjoyed the steak, filet for myself and the ribeye for my husband and the waiter recommended how to we should have it prepared and it was perfect. The filet basically melted in my mouth. Delicious! Beautiful inside and loved the atmosphere! Can't wait to dine there again!
  33. LR

    LawrenceR

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a perfect 28th anniversary dinner with wonderful food and wine! The service was outstanding. After dinner, we stopped at the bar for a drink and that was great, too!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2018

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    We've been here many times, and it is one of our favorites. That being said, the last two times, the food and service have been less than expected, especially considering the price.
  35. B

    Bill

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service; wondeful atmosphere; quiet!
  36. T

    Trece

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Diverse menu, great ambiance, and wonderful service. Would definitely go back.
  37. GM

    GiveMeAllTheOysters

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time we’ve been here and it’s been consistent and delicious! Love this place.
  38. T

    Traveler

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Touch! Romantic ambiance with delicious food. Best lobster bisque ever. Try the grilled caesar salad, it is amazing!
  39. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Touch is and has always been a top notch restaurant from day one. Thank you for the meals and the amazing customer service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters birthday!

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Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (417) 823-8383.

Char Steakhouse and Oyster Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Springfield

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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