About Double Nickel Steak House
In the 20th century times were simpler, dining out was reasonable, the service was excellent and cooking was an art. My staff and I have tried to capture that ambiance of simple elegance. Our traditional values extend even further: There are no heat lamps or microwaves in our kitchen. Everything comes to your table straight from the broilers and ovens - good and hot - the way it used to be. ~Lisa West~
Lubbock, TX 79414
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Janice: (806) 792-0055
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Double Nickel Steak House Ratings and Reviews
Easily the best service by the entire staff, including the manager. The food was good and cooked to temperature. The steaks were tough, however. It wasn't the fault of the kitchen staff by any means, they were cooked perfectly, it was the meat itself. The steaks were perfect medium rare ribeyes, which should never be tough. I think we just had the misfortune of getting a poor grade cut of meat. I'm sure it will be perfect the next time we go as their cooking skills are beyond reproach.
Have been going here since they opened and can not recall one time that my meal was cooked as I ordered . Steaks were always rare regardless of how you order it, so I quit ordering steaks and orderd fish...it too came out raw. They said they don't want to serve it dried out, which I get, but there are many options besides raw and rare. They were kind of enough this time to not charge me for it, but I'm likely never to return unless invited which is how I usually end up there. I quit choosing it. It's a beautiful place with a great concept but they simply can not cook impressive meats...sorry. Sides, drinks and desserts are amazing.
I was disappointed with Double Nickel this time around. I took friends for their b'day, and I'm afraid that the restaurant just didn't measure up. First, they took us to the wrong table and then we had to move. Second, my meal came out much later than my two friends, and the plate was burning hot, which meant the entire meal was cooked at one temperature. The fried cheese on my plate was much smaller than my friends, and the salmon was not cooked well; the crab on top was too minimal. I've had better fish in town for much cheaper. Finally, it was much too loud in the restaurant. The bread was good, though, and the stuffed mushrooms were delicious.I've enjoyed this restaurant before and I'd still recommend it, but this was a poor evening to be sure.
Our first trip to Texas so we were seeking good steakhouses. The Double Nickel was a good choice for both the steaks and the atmosphere. Our waiter Nick was professional and attentive. The Manhattans were quite good. Bread was offered and when served was warm and had a selection of both dark and white with soft butter. We had the NY strip steak for two cut table side. Nick sliced into it and asked if it was cooked to our liking. It was served with whipped potatoes and sugar snap peas. There were several wines by the glass available and we tried two reds, a Zinfandel and a Malbec, and both were good. We shared a large slice of NY style cheesecake for dessert.
This steak house is top class. I describe it similar to the quality of food you can find in a place like Las Vegas. On my last visit I ordered the filet and it came out perfect, exactly how I ordered. The waiter was very kind and responsive to our requests. To anyone who says the double nickel is expensive I would tell them that may be true but it is quality food! I would recommend everyone/anyone to dine here.
Overall score: 6 out of 10
Picture the scene:
Visiting for Mom's bday (this is her favorite restaurant), 7pm Sat night, table toward the back, near a corner. I really liked the dinning room - red & black throughout with low lighting from small, unique chandeliers (if life was Gunsmoke, this would be the nicest restaurant in town). Larger than expected with low to medium noise & energy - which was perfect for 7pm dinner w/ Mom.
Play by Play:
-Sat promptly w/ our reservation
-Drinks & dinner ordered - glass of wine, salad and we both had the shish ka-bobs. The Malbec, salad & cream corn were all finger-licking fantastic. Our ka-bobs were tasty, but completely different - one was medium-rare the other medium-well...as if they were not cooked together, and one order was rushed. We allowed a wide berth for ka-bobs, if these were steaks - another story.
Great dinning room and tasty meal - I left satisfied, but not anxious to return. Unfortunately, on this night, timing was a little off...We were sat quickly, but waited 5 min for the waitress; Wine was great & finished half way though the entree, didn't see the waitress for a refill; Salads came out appropriately, but once finished, there was a 10+ min gap before our entrees arrived. The waitress apologized for the delay on our entrees, but all night, things seemed to start & stop sporadically...as if our table was outside on a secluded patio and inconvenient.
Mom kept making excuses, stating everything is stressed & behind because of the two, large, private dinner parties...not a good excuse in my book. We'll be back, Mom is confident "next time" we'll see a significant improvement.
Noisy, tables so close to each other you feel cramped and can hear everyone's conversation, asked for additional bread and never received it. Waitress must have had friends at next table, spent her time visiting. Food was very good but not exceptional, Two filet's, no desert, water for the drinks for $100. Seems a little pricey for the experience.
I have eaten at the Double Nickel several times in the past and it is always amazing. We dined there this past Saturday and the service was totally lacking. Our server didn't even offer to wrap our steak but just dropped off a box; when we asked why our steaks weren't wrapped as the other tables were, he commented "I didn't notice that you still had enough steak"; more than half of my steak was still on my plate. I will absolutely go back to the Double Nickel but I will hope that I have a different server!
We have dined at Double Nickel many times. It is one of our favorites whenever we're in Lubbock. The steaks are great, but the sea bass is my favorite! I love that it's quiet... One of the few places you can go these days and enjoy conversation with your dinner. Will definitely be back whenever we're in town.
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