Dearborn >Kiernan's Steakhouse
Run! Absolutely Horrible and Has A Strange 30's Vibe!.
I went there for an anniversary party, and ordered one of their rib eye dinners. When my steak came back, it was very fatty and difficult to chew. The person next to me ordered the same dinner, but his dinner came back looking ok. The only difference between us was he knew almost everyone there, and I knew no one.
I would not go to this place again, because they only appear to give their cronies an all right cut of meat and the rest of us crap. Also, there is also a very strange 30's era vibe here.
Exceeded expectations. Every course was excellent. The calimari was awesome. Steaks cooked perfectly.
Not Good Food. This place has really gone down hill. I think the founder would be applauded how this restaurants food and quality is terrible....The steaks are sub standard the salads are wilted escargot ? eh...Sorry just don't have anything good to say about this place. Maybe they should find a real Chef cuz this place needs it....
Must be doing something right!!!!. We eat at Kiernans every couple of weeks. Last weekend I ate the filet. was cooked perfect and tasted great. My wife had the yellow fin tuna, she said it was one of the best meals she has had! I dont like fish, but this tuna looked like a steak. I wish I did like fish because it looked awesome. Love the escargot, the best I ever had! Kiernans has been in Dearborn for over 40 years. Must be doing something right!!
Great Food, Ambiance, Drinks.... If you're looking for a place that's warm, inviting, and a little bit old-school (dimmed lights, warm wood paneling, high-backed booths) Kiernan's Steak House is where you want to be. I've been going to Kiernan's for over 30 years - probably 5 - 6 times per year for lunch or dinner - I prefer the "bar side" which is the original part of this restaurant - really great now that it's non-smoking. This is dining the way it used to be - great drinks, great steaks, prime rib, seafood - I've never had a bad meal in Kiernan's & I've always found the waitstaff to be attentive. I've gone there with family, friends, and clients - they've all seemed to like it as well, and many have returned on their own after discovering it. Last year, I was in NYC and had dinner at "The Palm" - a famous chain of upscale steakhouses - the next week I was back in town & took a client to Kiernan's for dinner...the filet mignon I had at Kiernan's was better than the highly regarded Palm - and much more reasonably priced! If you're looking for a fab new style restaurant with flashy cuisine & halogen lights - that's not Kiernan's...if you're looking for a warm & inviting atmosphere, great food & drinks, well priced for what you get - then try Kiernan's Steak House!
Not that great. The food isn't that great (it has declined significantly over the years), it is very over-priced for what you get, and the service is spotty at best. We used to go there frequently, but now I would rather not waste my money. Unfortunately, I see this as another Dearborn restaurant that will close in the near future.
Great Food, Rude Service.
I was in a party of four on a business trip, looking for a good steak restaurant during our visit to the Detroit metro area. We were very pleased with the greeting, the Cheer's-like atmosphere, and the food was fantastic. As for me, the ribeye I ordered was the best ribeye I've had anywhere. BUT...
Our waitress was okay until we got our food. She came around maybe once in 30 minutes. Fortunately, three of us did not need more drink, and one of us had to flag her down to get another refill. One of the young men who was busting tables was far more helpful and friendly than this waitress was. He should have been promoted to head waiter. Anyway, when it was time to get our checks and pay, our waitress had everyone on one check. For business purposes, this was not a good option, so we all kindly asked her to give us each separate checks. Then, she blew a fuse and got really rude with us and gave us a hard time about it. She should have asked us if we wanted separate checks in the first place. As a reaction, we tipped very little or none at all to get our message across. When I reviewed my credit card statement, she had added her own tip, even though I had crossed out in ink on the check where the tip was to be added! This is poor, poor business any way you slice it. No one authorized her or anyone else to do something like this. If you really like to eat at Kiernan's, check your statements regularly or use cash. As for me, I will not go back to any place that does business like this.
Very disappointed. Four of us. Our night out. Had our drinks. And we waited and waited and waited for our entrees. Only to be told that one of our dishes had fallen to the floor. More waiting. Would have been nice to be told what had happened and that because of the inconvenience we could have a drink on the house. No such luck. And we waited. Finally our entres came. My prime rib was unchewable. No more prime rib for me. Considering the reputation of Kiernan's, I would have expected much , much better. Customer happy it was not.
Not Worth the Money.
My husband and i are on a mission to try new restaurant and finally decided to try Kiernan's and what a disappointment it was. 10 minutes for waitress to arrive. She was very dry and rude, almost as if she was doing us a favor by waiting on us. Bread arrives 15 minutes later then we wait...15 min. our soup arrives. Good, but my husband's was on the cold side. We wait again, Escargot come out with absolutely no flavor. the waitress by the way was showing up every 15 minutes or so to refill water with no other acknowledgment. We wait again, 15...20 minutes go by and no salad. By then we were fedup with the delay 1h 5 mins to get a salad???. We asked the waitress for our order, she rudely responded that we have a busy dining room and you ordered full course dinner (app, soup, salad and steak) it will take a while (that was an 1hr 5mins later, we timed it). i called the manager and he stomped over as if we had insulted him. we heard the waitress talk to him before he arrived. he was even more rude than the waitress. We explained the long wait, the bad service but he sided with the waitress and accused us htat we had been on the phone when she came to take our order and we shooed her away (not true by the way, when she finally came around it was 10 minutes after we had been seated and off the phone). We told him to wrap the food to go he said no need, he will take care of it and just walked away with no apology/comment..VERY ARROGANT!! Whatever happened to customer service?? if i recall we were the paying customer here. They apparently don't need our business.
We paid, left 10% and left. NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN. DON'T RECOMMEND!! to make matters worse, Valet guy was an older man who could not find the car. we had to wait 10 minutes in the freezing cold for him to bring the car.
Dingy, dark place, bland food, poor service. They are trying to market themselves as higher end but truly you can get better service at applebees. We did not even get to the main course!!
Terrible, cold, food. I will never go to this overprice, steakhouse again. The potatoes were cold, steak overcooked (I ordered it medium, got burnt). Service was poor. Waitstaff rude. Not recommended if you want a nice evening out.
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