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“The best ribs”

The Cattle Baron Grill House
Ranked #192 of 1 228 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Telephone 021 914 1658Email cattlebaron@telkomsa.net
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a really amazing restaurant and its in a brand new Hotel the Capital Mirage. The staff is friendly and the food is good and very big portions if you like steak and good ribs this will be the place to go

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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Living in the area, we have patronized this relatively new steak house a good few times. Staff are clearly not trained sufficiently, and service is poor. My sirloin Nevada was scantily plated with insufficient of the menu ingredients , the side order of vegetables never appeared...and on more than one occasion we have been embarrassed by the snatching away of plates while other diners were still eating, sad dining experience indeed. The decor is a lovely retro upmarket steak house and this area needs good restaurants, but sadly this one is not one of them, unless you just want to enjoy the decor.

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Thank webbroger
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

The Cattle Baron brand rose to prominence about 15 years ago after franchising their original Bellville store. This worked well as people now had an alternate to the kiddie/family fare that the Spur was dishing up.
This went well but eventually they became the Spur (vinyl bench seats in booths) albeit with much better quality food (and thankfully no waitrons singing Happy Birthday at the table!)
To take the brand a notch up again they created the Grill House. Pricing and food fare was identical to the regular eatery BUT the experience was wholly adult. Nice white linen table cloths and fabric chairs. Fancy decor and classy cutlery. This lasted well and we ate their many times in the early days as they surpassed the now generally closed Famous Butcher's Grill (our previous all time favourite).
Our current favourite is the top notch Hussar's Grill and last year I took my staff there for our year-end function. This year I thought I would try Cattle Baron again as 2 of the staff had never been there.
What a disappointment...Food prices were same as Hussar's Grill (if not a bit more expensive on certain items) and the quality was "Spur". My wife had a salad which she could have made better herself at home. My T-bone was so-so. To their credit, the ribs were still excellent, as we remembered them from years back.
Service was generally poor, having to beckon the waitron to bring a menu or clear the the table.
The decor and styling is IDENTICAL 10 years on. Not a biggie, but they need to refresh it to stay current.
While nothing was "terrible" the individual parts did not make a special "whole". Rather take your money to Hussar's Grill

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We were there as a group of 12 people and were seated in a closed off area that felt as if were a previous car park. The wind was cold and blew through the sides of the enclosure. Service was good and gave us sufficient time to decide. The special was a standard steak named after one of the waitrons. Most had something off the menu. I tried their tot Hamburger as I was not very hungry. Make sure they remove the chillies unless you like extreme hot spices. Dish was OK, not great. Will go for steak next time.

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Thank Niel G
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere generally nice and cosy but steaks not that great for a specialist in steaks. Many better steak houses around

1  Thank NicoFue
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