About Old Hickory Steakhouse-Gaylord Palms Resort
Take a path through the mysterious Everglades to our rustic steakhouse retreat, Old Hickory Steakhouse. Offering charmingly sophisticated cuisine in a striking regional setting, Old Hickory Steakhouse features Certified Black Angus Beef, handcrafted artisanal cheeses and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Our chefs partner with local artisans and farmers to source the finest regional products whenever available.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
West Osceola Parkway and International Drive
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self Parking and Valet Parking
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Gioia: x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Hickory Steakhouse-Gaylord Palms Resort Ratings and Reviews
This was our second time eating there. F ...
This was our second time eating there. First was 11+ years ago when we didn't have children. Excellent food then. This time was not as good as the first. My son and I got filet suppose to be medium well and there was no pink at all. He think of himself as a food critic was very disappointed in his steak especially for the price. We should have been able to cut it with a fork however couldn't. My other son got the kids filet which was good. My husband got the Cowboy and he said it was very good. Salad and dessert we great. Next time no butterfly to our steak and cooked medium. Would eat there again.
My husband and I spent the weekend at th ...
My husband and I spent the weekend at the Gaylord with our two grown children and their spouses and two teenage granddaughters. We own and operate, as a family, a restaurant in Brandon FL. It was a much needed getaway!
When we had dinner at the Old Hickory on our last night, we could not have been more pleased with the food and the service (I believe her name was Sharon) was perfection. She actually turned us on to a Cabernet Sauvignon we had never tried and loved it. (in fact we now have it on our wine list!). She guided us through our meal expertly, but not hovering. Perfect! We've been there before and we will definitely come back!
We enjoyed our dinner experience at The ...
We enjoyed our dinner experience at The Old Hickory Steakhouse. The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive to our party of 4. I would highly recommend this restaurant, but share some of the portions as it is a little pricey!! They were very happy to do that for us as a 20oz. ribeye was way too much for just one of us!!!
My husband and I spent his 36th birthday ...
My husband and I spent his 36th birthday at the Gaylord Palms and his birthday dinner at Old Hickory Steakhouse; couldn't have picked a better spot. Ambiance, food and service were all absolutely perfect! Adelle and Javier made the birthday dinner perfect and deserve to be recognized.
The food was all great. The crab cake ha ...
The food was all great. The crab cake had a lot of crab meat. My only critiques are that my lobster bisque only had 1 piece of lobster and the passion fruit ice cream that went with the creme brûlée didn't compliment it. Service was great, as was the atmosphere. It is very pricey though!
I thought the prices at the lounge were ...
I thought the prices at the lounge were pricey. Conversely, I felt the prices for our dinners were on par with other fine dining restaurants we have been to. The food was excellent as were the ambience and service.
We had a party of four and two out of th ...
We had a party of four and two out of the four steaks we ordered were great. One was a bit tough and my brother-in-laws was pretty raw even though he ordered medium. Why he didn't complain, I don't know. The waiter also forgot his soup but we all forget. He did bring it out when he was reminded.
I've stayed at the Gaylord Palms several ...
I've stayed at the Gaylord Palms several times, but this was my first time dining at this restaurant. The service was excellent while things went smoothly. When things began to decline, the server, almost embarrassed, became scarce. I had several issues, but primarily, I have a problem when a place that specializes in steaks can't get the correct cook temperature of the steak. It took 4 attempts and almost 2 hrs to get a "medium" steak to be medium and not rare or well done. It was frustrating. My husband had finished his dinner and I was still waiting to get my steak. Also, while the flavor is there, sadly, the value is not. The steaks are not a premium cut and have a lot of grizzle. Even the filet had a little fat on it. There are no sides at all with the steak dish and it's presented as an a la carte for sides. It starts to add up and the portions are not large at all. Overall, the ambiance was nice. We sat indoor and it was a slow/quiet night. The manager was excellent and truly did make every effort to correct the situation. At this price point, I expected a flawlessly cooked steak and a pleasant experience overall. Sadly, that wasn't the case.
Service and quality of food has declined ...
Service and quality of food has declined and prices have gone up in the 10 plus years we have visited Gaylord Palms. Service was OK but maybe better suited for an Outback Restaurant. Food and service used to be outstanding and that is why we went there once a year at the Dental Meeting. I can't believe they call there emplyees "Stars". Sound demeaning. No more. Capital Grill blows this place away
More than a pleasant experience
When you first sit down you are met by a server that gets you water and takes a drink order. The busboy then brings you the bread selection (which is abundant and tasty). The steaks are great. The porterhouse was cooked to perfection (I ordered it rare +). My wife had the fillet which was also cooked perfectly. The porterhouse was seasoned with a slight touch of garlic butter that added more flavor to an otherwise flavorful steak. All in all a pleasant experience. Bring you wallet. Its around $80.00 per person with a drink and a starter. BUT don't miss it.
A unique restaurant. However, with steak ...
A unique restaurant. However, with steaks priced at $65 I would describe it as being overrated and overpriced.I prefer my own grilled ribeyes.having to purchase sides at $10 plus adds insult to the injury.I will definitely order the short rib next time.
Checking in and getting seated was lengt ...
Checking in and getting seated was lengthy and chaotic. Our waiter Thomas was friendly and seemed to serve as quickly as he could considering the number of tables he had. The ribeye was tough and not at all the type you would expect for $48.00. Serious gristle and low quality, I would not grade it as "choice".
Abdell, was the best waiter ever! This d ...
Abdell, was the best waiter ever! This dinner was in honor of my son's undergraduate graduation and commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. The waitstaff made him feel honored and appreciated. Thank you Old Hickory for an awesome experience!
The food and service was amazing. Definitely worth the trip. Our server was Kain and he was the best server I've ever had. Simply amazing service and the food was fantastic. We had the cheese platter to start, which was great to taste new cheeses and the flavors were amazing. Steak for dinner, which was cooked to perfection, and chocolate soufflé for dessert, which was delicious.
Delicious food and great service!
Stayed at the Gaylord before and this is the second time dining at this restaurant. Just like the first time, it did not disappoint. The food is delicious and the services is spectacular. Had the steak tartare and the ribeye and it was phenominal. The new york strip was also a favorite at our table, along with the rack of lamb. Service was over the top. Would highly recommend.
It was such a romantic feeling for us we ...
It was such a romantic feeling for us we had a table that was off in a area with very little foot traffic. Our server was fantastic, and the steaks were of perfection. It was my wife's birthday and they brougt out a piece of blackberry cheesecake for her with happy birthday written on the plate..
Nice ambience high prices.
The ambience of the lobby of the Gaylord hotel is stunning. The restaurant,build as an old hickory swap house is very nice. The food is average at most. They charge you way too much when you take the quality of the food into account.
The service however was excellent. Bottom line: for a really good steak or seafood find another location
Excellent Anniversary night
Old Hickory Steakhouse was fantastic. The food was excellent, the service was phenomenal, and you cannot beat the ambiance of the Gaylord Palms! I enjoyed in the best NY Strip I've ever had! I highly recommend Old Hickory Steakhouse for anyone celebrating a special occasion such as an anniversary like us.
It Ends with the Atmosphere
Overall, our first experience at this hotel and restaurant was disappointing. Arrival at front desk of hotel wasn't very accommodating, nor was check-out a pleasurable experience. Our guest room was exceedingly cold, and we could not get the A/C to warm the room. We requested additional duvet inserts.
Now to the Hickory Steak House itself: hostess was very welcoming and pleasant; Lynette, our server went above and beyond; nevertheless, my fatty lamb was deplorable (I did not complain, because it was my nephew's birthday); the chocolate mousse cake and the ambiance of the restaurant was the best part of the entire dinner experience.
After finishing dinner and while leaving, we walked by the kitchen area in passing; I attempted to "thank" the cooking staff with a smile, in spite of my dislike for my lamb--however, the same welcoming hostess abruptly cut me off and discourteously rushed me along.
Of course we will give the hotel, as well as the restaurant, another opportunity to meet our rather simple expectations.
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