Crazy Horse The Steakhouse
Wellington City 04-801 5152
The steaks for the price of one! Order any steak of…
- Mon – Sun 5pm – Late
- Friday from 12 midday
- Business Dining
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 60
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
Crazy Horse The Steak House has become an institution in New Zealand, winning multiple industry awards since it first opened in 2006.
Crazy Horse The Steakhouse offers a celebration of New Zealand and Australian wines and meats bringing the best of New Zealand produce to the table with style. A place for intimate dining as well as special occasions.
We feature a ’2 for the price of 1′ steak special on Mondays (except public holidays) as well as BYO Sundays with no corkage fee.
Luncheons outside of Fridays by appointment.
22 Reviews for Crazy Horse The Steakhouse
I am a beef and lamb farmer and I and my stock agent both felt you could not get better.
So– I could not wait to show my wife your fine fare.
Alas- my sirloin was cut so thin, it could not be cooked medium rare and was also tough.
My wife had rib eye which was very average.
If I delivered this quality from my BBQ my guests would throw it at me.
Dining in a steak house you have to have the largest steaks in the house, which is the big Rib Eye steaks (600g), so we decided to only share some bruscetta for an entree. The bruscetta was covered with cold-smoked salmon on top of wasabi-creme fraiche and apple slices on top. It was divine – you took a bite and tasted the mixture of salmon and apple, then the wasabi kicked in and your nostrils flamed. What an interesting mix of flavors.
The steaks were huge, best quality aged Angus steak, medium rare and perfect. With a 600g steak you expect a large portion of it to be bone, but these steaks had probably half a kilo (or more) of meat in them. I ate mine, but my wife only managed third of hers. We will have the rest of it day-after on sandwiches. I had Bearnaise sauce on my steak, nicely delivered on side cup rather than on top of your steak. We shared Gruyere potatoes and chestnut brussel sprouts for sides, and a bottle of our favorite wineyard Pegasus Bay’s Merlot Cabernet red, which complimented the steak perfectly.
For dessert I had creme brulee, but not your ordinary every day creme brulee – this one was roast pineapple. I don’t know about you, but when you read something exotic like roast pineapple creme brulee, you think it is something similar like what they say about wines – flavours of gooseberry and kiwifruit and you never taste anything like that. Well, let me tell you this one had a real strong taste of pineapple in it – and I loved it. My creme brulee will never taste the same again.
My wife had lemon tart and loved it, followed with a shot of grand marnier. I had a flavor of 3 dessert wines – selecteMored one from Martinborough, one from Hungary and one from Australia – unfortunately have to admit that Ozzies won. Overall absolutely suberb dine out experience and highly recommended.
Wanted to treat myself and my man to a nice piece of steak the other night after hearing good things about this place.
There is not much to say really, most of the waiters there were cold and snobbish, slow with response, we felt very unwelcome. But there was one that was a middle-eastern waiter who was particularly helpful, very attentive with choosing our meals.
The steak was pretty good quality, but side dishes…. kind of appalling for a place of this standard, the dessert was the most disappointing, I had the passionfruit creme brulee which was burnt rather than caramelised, the the creme was no pudding-like at all….. it was cold looking runny like egg-white froth.
By that time we just wanted to go, on the way out, we walked past 3 waiters who saw us leaving, they continued wiping glasses and stacking trays…. we waited and waited at the counter, about 5 minutes someone finally came to us, he then took our money without a smile.
Suggestion to you guy: Train your staff to smile more often, maybe customers might still come back even for your average food, but when you have unacceptable service, you’re digging a hole in the grave during a very bad time with the economy. Please get your nose out of the sky boys.
Ok, the price isn’t exactly cheap, but the service was excellent (they’re very informed about their food/wine) and they DO have specials: Sunday 2 for 1 burgers and Monday 2 for 1 steaks! (Though you’ll need to book in advance for these as they’re very popular!)
Lovely menu, lots of choices, thought of having a burger as it was tempting two for one deal but then purpose was to have a steak so back tracked to steak options, well options were awesome, ordered a sirloin steak, was told it comes medium rare ( just wondering what difference will it makeif its medium served if advised by the customer well they must have a reason i didn’t bother to ask….)…… Partner ordered a aged steak so with bone marrow thing con’t remember the name, well meals arrived ok no problems there…. For a price I would say 300gms means 300 gms I have dinned thousands of places i would say it was a rip off…. well i thought quantity will take over my satisfaction y quality. but i guess i was building for a disappointment and there it comes, It just a simple steak nothing different in there i thought i am just being more critical tried my partners one its exactly same, I just wonder what was the difference between the two steak if the difference of price was 10 dollars or so and it was same 300gms……….. I would say people cooking steak is an art that cusomers should be able to tell not just putting on the menu with some fancy words, it shud stand up to the expectations people build by reading your fancy menu…….guys guys guys if you know you have it then deliver it………..
Oh I see I forgot we ordered an entree as well calamari there were 4 pieces of 3cms / 8cms calamari with bunch of salad in the middle man i know its the presentation and things Moreare getting costly now a days but you can do better,,,,,,,, ihave worked as a resturant manager and i tell you if you more of you margin and increase your quantity you will sell more and increase your clientle……………
Well anyway not here to give business tipe just to say in a final word that there is much better places food wise than crazy horse steak…… Try whitehouse or lonestar they have a steak selection and I would say mush better…………… Cheers…………..
I’ve eaten here 2 or 3 times and always enjoyed it, don’t look at the prices – pick the food you like and you wont be disappointed. Its not the cheapest but its good food and I always look forward to going back. A friend raves about the burger, its meant to be made from all the off cuts from the good steaks .. I’ve always preferred to go for a tried and trusted steak.
Yes, the sauces are flavourful but the quality of the meat is not great. Very disappointing when we ordered the most expensive wagyu on the menu and only half of the meat was edible because of the amount of sinew. No apologies offered which didn’t help.
Start to finish it was absolutely superb. The waiting staff were really attentive and friendly and the scottish waiters were a crack up.
Wine selection was excellent – one of the few places in Wellington serving the wonderful Te Awa wine selection too.
A few of us ordered the Chateaubriand for two and split it – and everyone finished with a giant smile on their face (although maybe the wine helped!).
So to sum up – amazing meal, cooked to perfection, fantastic service and I will be going back with the wife for my birthday in March )
Our experience started going downhill from the moment we were seated. The Waiter/Maitre d’ insisted that there was no “BYO” even though the website states clearly and I quote “SUNDAY NIGHTS BYO: Bring your favourite bottle to enjoy with our superb, NZ steaks”.
After our insistence to check the website he relented and proceeded to offer us enticing options for water, “Sparkling or Tap Water?”. Sparkling option costs $9 a bottle by the way.
They then started to dispute our request for the set menu, first claiming ignorance, then telling us that the menu had changed and the website was yet to be updated and finally claiming that set menu was only for larger groups. Well the set menu is still up there on the website and there is no mention of large groups.
The alternative they offered was just a rejigged version of spending our $65 on the specific items on the menu adding up to well…$65, only we were to do so as per their dictates. Hmmm. Obviously we declined and ordered whatever we wanted to .
My wife’s experience with her courses was as follow:
Entree a bit of a strange and short on substance option.
The main and the side dishes were according to her, remarkably good, even if the steak was veering more towards the medium rare rather than medium as ordered.
The dessert was in short: awful.
I had similar experiences with side dishes and desserts. For the entree and the main I made the strange decision of availing their sanctioned ‘two for the pMorerice of one hamburger deal’ or as I would like to call them beet Burger with beef as garnish. And the beef was very rare, practically raw. For the next course I ordered it well done. And well done it was, on the outside, still rather rare on the inside. The Chef seriously needs to get over his/her fear of the dial on the grill. Cut loose once in a while, especially if the diner requests it.
The courses were rushed, barely giving us a chance to finish one before the plates were whisked off and the next course delivered. It would have been great if we had a show to catch but we didn’t and neither did we indicate any such intentions. In hindsight the quick in-and-out-the-door trajectory became a bit of as source of relief as my hind quarters were begging for mercy after the short time on the most uncomfortable plastic chairs they have encountered in recent memory.
Overall we were thoroughly disappointed.
Basically, I couldn’t find fault. We are salivating in expectation of our next visit to Wellington and The Crazy Horse
The steak was delicious and the mash potato was fantastic.
If you’re after a fine steak then come here, note that the steaks are rather pricey, so best to come here on special occasions!
fantastic service and the steaks were amazing, perfectly cooked to how we ordered. We wish we’d to tried ALL the sides, wow! The Kumara hash was delightful and the horseradish peas, nom nom nom.
I also loved the pate we had as a starter to share, very light and Moorish.
The wait staff were very well mannered taking our coats on arrival and handing them back each time we snuck out for a cigarette.
They a fabulous wine list with so many options by the glass, not something you see everywhere.
I’ll be going back there my partner soon!
Well done to the new owners, the place looks GREAT, service was perfect and the food, fantastic!