You might have heard about the Carnival Speciality restaurant, the Steakhouse.
It’s a perfect spot for having a romantic date with your hubby on Carnival Cruise.
As compared to the Main Dining Room or the Lido Restaurant, this steak house offers a delicious menu with a unique and elegant setting.
It’s really a true haven for meat lovers and found on various Carnival ships.
Personally, Steakhouse is my top choice on every Carnival Cruise due to its upscale and intimate setting, making it perfect for quality time with my hubby.
So, due to the high demand, I’ve come up with a hands-on review of the Carnival Steakhouse to share what you can expect from this dining spot and the overall experience.
So let’s get started.
Things You Must Know About The Carnival Steakhouse
If you’re planning to visit the Carnival Steakhouse, here are a few things that I want you to know first:
1- Additional Fee Applies
Unlike the Main Dining Room, the Carnival Steakhouse charges an additional fee. This extra cost covers what they’re offering. A premium and luxury ambiance and delicious menu.
So before visiting, keep in mind that you will be charged some bucks, unlike the main Dining Room, which is included in your cruise fare.
I’ll discuss the price later in the article, but for now, be aware that it is charged per person.
2- Dress Code
If you’re visiting the Steakhouse for the first time, you might be confused about the Dress Code.
So generally, the Carnival Steakhouse dress code is a blend of “cruise casual/elegant.” It means that you are allowed to choose anything from jeans and a collared shirt to a tuxedo or cocktail dress, according to Carnival’s guidelines.
When I visited this dining spot in 2018, many folks chose something in between. Men wore khakis or dress pants with collared shirts, while women opted for dress pants with houses or casual dresses.
And if you ask me, I went for a middle-ground style. I wore dress pants with a blouse because I love a casual and comfortable look.
So these are the things you need to know before visiting the Carnival Steak Restaurant. Now, let’s move on to what the restaurant looks like.
Ambiance Of The Carnival Steakhouse
I would just say this in short that Carnival Steakhouse is just cool and beyond the world in terms of ambiance and setting.
The environment and setting you get after moving from the Main Dining Room or Lido Restaurant is just amazing because the Steakhouse is a completely different experience.
Talking about the Room, so it’s pretty cool due to the darkened windows that you are able to look out onto the Lido.
It’s just dim and chill making it a perfect spot for having a romantic date.
What I like the most is the back-lit walls, faux candles, dark carpeting, and light-colored furniture set with custom dinnerware and cutlery. All these things set a relaxed and elegant mood.
We had a super-convo time, which was the best feeling of my life. The tables here are set rather close together, making it easy for you to chat with your partner without being too loud.
The Staff Behaviour in Carnival Steak Restaurant plays a crucial role in enhancing the guests’ experience.
As soon as you walk through the restaurant to sit down at your table, they pull out your chair, place your utensils, and present your napkin. It’s really delightful.
All they aim is to provide a unique dining experience with extreme convenience.
In contrast, if you see such restaurants in your town or city, they’ll charge you a lot, but in the Steak restaurant, you’ll have a chance to enjoy a fine dining experience at a highly affordable price.
Due to this high-quality service and affordability, it’s the center of attention for many cruisers.
In short, it’s the spot where fine dining often comes with a hefty price tag at a highly reasonable price.
What Food Carnival Steakhouse Offers?
The Steak Restaurant is not only famous for its romantic setting, but also due to the unique and delicious food menu.
You get a four-course meal, which includes an appetizer, a salad, an entree, and a dessert.
First, let’s talk about the steak. There are several mouth-watering options, including a juicy Cowboy Steak, Filet Mignon, and a New York Strip, to name a few.
Not only that, there’s a lot of variety, offering a fantastic selection of seafood entrees, as well as gourmet appetizers, salads, and soups.
After the steak, desserts are also very famous among cruisers, as no meal on a Carnival vacation is complete without dessert.
They have a menu that offers a special treat for every palate, completing an unforgettable experience.
What If I Don’t Like Eating Steak?
A non-steak eater? No problem at all, as Steakhouse has a lot of other options to offer you.
Aside from the beed entrees, you can also enjoy lobster tail, roasted chicken, and lamb chops. Jumbo shrimps.
Don’t worry about what the chefs might think about making vegan meals. They’re happy to whip up vegetarian or vegan dishes if you let them know your preferences ahead of time.
There are also delicious sides like onion rings, French Fries, buttery sautéed mushroom mix, wasabi horseradish mashed potatoes, and much more.
I experienced Carnival Steakhouse on Carnival Liberty with my husband in 2018 for the first time. The experience was out of this world.
We had a waiter accompany us from the entrance to the chair, pulling out chairs and setting plates for us.
After we sat at the table, they brought us bread to start out with, and the bread was delicious.
I think the chefs had prepared many sliders for each table as a starter. There were many hamburgers, and they were delicious.
For appetizers, I had the crab cake; it was lumpy, full of crab, and served with a tasty sauce. It was good.
My main course was a beefsteak tomato and gorgonzola salad, which was right up my alley. It was so delicious, and I enjoyed it too much.
Let me tell you one thing: I’m a big dessert fan, and I had a wonderful apple tart. It featured cooked apples on top of puff pastry, all topped with ice cream, and it was delicious.
In short, my experience with the Carnival Steakhouse was just amazing as compared to the Main Dining Room or Lido Restaurant.
Price Per Person For Carnival Steakhouse
Now, let’s talk about the main thing you’ll be looking for.
In 2018, when we visited the Carnival Steakhouse, it was charging $38 per person.
But currently (Feb 2024), it’s charging $49 for adults and $15 for kids under 11.
7 Reasons To Dine In Carnival’s Steakhouse
Carnival’s Steakhouse is better than Main Dining Room or Lido Restaurant in these ways:
- Top-Notch Food: They offer food that is the absolute star of the show, as compared to the Main Dining Room or any other onboard Restaurant.
- Worth The Price: The price to dine at the steak restaurant on any Carnival Ship is $49 each for adults and $15 for kids under 11. It’s one of the lowest prices in the industry, providing the best quality food and a nice setting.
- Free or 50% Wine: On the embarkation day, you get free wine from the Carnival Steakhouse. And if you visit on the other days, you might get a 50% discount on the wine.
- Romantic Gateway: A Carnival Cruise ship’s Steakhouse offers an intimate setting due to which it’s quiet, and perfect for romantic dates.
- Special Occasions: It’s a perfect spot to celebrate your special days like anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, etc.
- Easy Online Booking: Before visiting the restaurant, you can easily book its reservation.
- Full-Service Bar: The bar in this restaurant is secluded; you won’t have to fight for a seat or flag down the bartender for another drink.
Which Ships Have Carnival’s Steakhouse?
Steakhouses can be found on the following Carnival ships:
- Carnival Jubilee
- Carnival Venezia
- Carnival Celebration
- Carnival Radiance
- Carnival Gras
- Carnival Breeze
- Carnival Conquest
- Carnival Dream
- Carnival Freedom
- Carnival Glory
- Carnival Horizon
- Carnival Legend
- Carnival Liberty
- Carnival Magic
- Carnival Miracle
- Carnival Panorama
- Carnival Pride
- Carnival Spirit
- Carnival Sunrise
- Carnival Sunshine
- Carnival Valor
- Carnival Vista
Does Carnival Steakhouse Worth It?
Yes, of course, Carnival Steak restaurant provides you with a delicious menu with a highly romantic and spacious sitting at an affordable price.
Can I Bring My Kids To Steakhouse?
Yes, kids are allowed in the Steakhouse, and most amazingly, they only charge $15 for kids under 11.
Hopefully, now you should be all cleared about the Carnival Steakhouse restaurant, its menu, environment, and quality.
Just make sure to book a reservation, especially if you want a vegan meal. So that chefs can prepare your food in time.
Have an enjoyable experience at Steakhouse.
I am Zoe Grace, a passionate enthusiast of cruise ships. With a decade of firsthand experience in the cruising industry, I have developed a deep understanding of the intricacies and wonders that these majestic vessels hold.
Now, I am excited to embark on a new journey as an author, sharing my knowledge and insights with readers who share my fascination for the world of cruising.
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