About J. Bruner's
You are invited to experience casual, fine dining at J. Bruner's! Savor steaks and seafood prepared using our exclusive recipes refined over the past thirty-five years. The warm and inviting dining rooms are the perfect setting for weekly casual dining or that special occasion. Enjoy our Red Room Lounge for a cocktail after work, cocktails before dinner, and/or a tasty ice cream drink afterwards. The best table service completes your dining experience, making J. Bruner's the Lake's Classic Steakhouse. Open 365 days a year.
Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
Hours of Operation:
Red Room Lounge opens daily at 4:30pm.
Dinner served daily year-round: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (often later on weekends and holidays).
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.
Open for Dinner on New Year's Day at 5pm.
Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking lot and main entrance in rear of restaurant on lower level. Handicap parking and entrance on upper level.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining rooms available for groups from 20-50. Full menu available to all groups, however, customized menus are an option.
Private Party Contact:
Patrick Boylan: 5733482966x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.
New Year's Eve Entertainment. Open New Year's Day at 5pm.
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J. Bruner's Ratings and Reviews
The food is decent, however did justify ...
The food is decent, however did justify price. If are at the Lake for a special occasion your money will better spent elsewhere. The food is semi generic and nothing that was sampled among our group of friends stood out or felt unique. The atmosphere was quite dated as well. The service was good, our waitress was very friendly. Overall, we will not be returning in the near future. The price just isn't justified for such a generic overall feel.
Always a fantastic place to eat. We reco ...
Always a fantastic place to eat. We recommend the sautéed chicken livers, and lobster macaroni and cheese appetizers. Great, great service as well. We love the fried lobster tail. If you're looking for an exceptionally nice place for a special occasion this is it! If you haven't tried it, you most certainly should.
The room where we were seated lacked for ...
The room where we were seated lacked for any kind of ambiance...a bit drab and nothing special-- just walls. Lots of tables in this one room so the noise level was high. The service was good but I found the food much too salty; i.e. the butter for the bread was too salty and the prime rib soup looked unappetizing with its big hunks of potato and beef in the broth. Again the soup was way too salty and I could not eat very much of it. The fried lobster was a mistake since the breading overpowered the delicate taste of the lobster. I thought I would try it and I was disappointed. I should have stuck with the broiled lobster. A bit of a disappointment since this was a 20th anniversary celebration.
Best place for that special event and me ...
Best place for that special event and meal. Food is exceptional, service is outstanding leading to a memorable experience. It seems like they are able to improve on already exceptional serice/food each time we chose them.
My wife and I had a wonderful and relaxi ...
My wife and I had a wonderful and relaxing dinner. The food was outstanding, especially the prime rib. Our waitress, Angie was wonderful and very enjoyable to talk to. We will definitely be back on our next trip to the Lake.
We have been coming to J Bruners for ove ...
We have been coming to J Bruners for over 30 years - always excellent!
Fantastic steaks prepared perfectly, exceptional chicken livers and the BEST onion rings on the planet!!!
Service is outstanding with classic white tablecloth decor!
Decided to go for my birthday celebratio ...
Decided to go for my birthday celebration. We were seated in Anji's section. Everything was flawless. Under new management of Mindy the restaurant has really done a 180! I suggest everyone give it a second chance. The food was cooked perfect. Service was amazing. And whole experience was great.
My husband & I always go to J. Bruner's ...
My husband & I always go to J. Bruner's when we're at the Lake. The food is outstanding as is the service. We request Anji because she's excellent, always remembers us and makes us feel like family. So glad that an 'original' at the Lake remains unchanged. We were at another local restaurant the night before, it's newer, has a lake view and very modern inside, butJ. Bruner's is so much better. My husband said Bruner's steak is so much better. You feel like you're at the best neighborhood restaurant for dinner. We will always go back.
Once again the food was superb but there were only two waitresses for more than 50 seated customers. Result long periods of neglect. I think the prices charged by JBruners requires above average service. The young lady we had was polite but clearly stressed. She was literally running between the kitchen the bar and the tables. This was not the atmosphere I expected on a special occasion - Mothers Day.
Excellent dining experience
This is a place for a great consistently well prepared meal. The house dressing is subtle and the steaks grilled to perfection. My wife's favorite is the trout and should be on your list to try the next time you visit. If there is anything that needs attention it's the atmosphere. It might benefit from some light entertainment - a pianist or acoustic guitar player possibly.
Fabulous food and super service!
Patricia, my server, helped me make the right choices: great glass of wine, onion rings, and a combination lobster entrée. I enjoyed my meal and will certainly go back the next time I'm at the lake. It's interesting that if the diner chooses to omit a side and/or the salad, that price is deducted from the total bill. Next time, I will only have lobster and salad. I ate too much!!
Still the best at the Lake
We are locals and dine out frequently. There are many good choices at the Lake, but J. Bruner's is our favorite and the place most requested by our family and friends when they visit. Service is the best - with the happy, relaxed mood set by the great waitresses, like Pat and Angie, and the owner Patrick. Food is consistently excellent. And you must have the onion rings.
Great Food & Atmosphere
We were celebrating a birthday and J. Bruner's turned out to be the perfect place for 4 people with diverse tastes. The filet,ribeye, salmon and lobster were all perfectly cooked and presented. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and a nice restaurant.
"Our server Angie was a hoot, very helpf ...
"Our server Angie was a hoot, very helpful and attentive all night. Please send her our thanks. She also made great recommendations for dinner. I had onion rings, prime rib with fried lobster. All of my food was excellent. However this isn't the place to go if looking for a cheaper dinner. I thought I read the menu before I went there but found out when I got my check that I was charged separately for my asparagus and salad. The other thing is one of the couples ordered onion rings but I got charged a portion of the order of which I really didn't need. It would have been nice to have known all this up front before going into my order. I thought I was ordering my meal as a whole (steak, salad and a side) otherwise I really didn't need all the sides since I got a large meat portion. However I would go again because the food was really good!
Restaurant was very clean and neat. Cl ...
Restaurant was very clean and neat. Classy decor, white table cloths, cloth dinner napkins. Lighting was subdued but not dark. There was background music playing but not so loud you couldn't talk normally. Wait staff was prompt and attentive without hovering. The timing of the food delivery was expert. The food was properly prepared, hot and very delicious. Our dining experience at J. Bruner's was everything we hoped it would be and more!
Waitress brought Margarita glasses out w ...
Waitress brought Margarita glasses out with bottle of wine and tried to convince me that these were their red wine glasses. I didn't purchase their best wine but the bottle was pricey enough to be able to drink it from a legitimate wine glass. After pressing the issue she fessed up stating "there were no clean glasses". I asked that she hold the wine until there were. Prime rib was good but my wife's fish was overcooked. I am not sure why you mix bacon bits with a mushroom sauce and pour it over Mai Mai but I suppose most people are into the bacon craze right now. The noise level was moderate and when the intoxicated table of cackling ladies left it improved. Ok evening but hard to justify the price around $180 under the circumstances.
This was our 2nd time at J. Bruner's and as before it was excellent food, great service, and a great experience. The food is served warm and well prepared. The flavors are excellent and the chocolate martini was beyond my expectations. The place was very busy, but I never felt like I waited too long for service, food, or drinks.
Just as good as ever!
My wife and I had not eaten at J. Bruner's for several years so we were not sure what to expect. We were not disappointed. The service and food was excellent. The chicken liver appetizer was delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection.
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