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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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Drawing inspiration from Crystalbrook Station and the ruggedness of the Australian outback, CC’s Bar and Grill is redefining the traditional steakhouse. Famous for its steak, which comes directly the Atherton Tablelands, CC’s celebrates the best of Australian produce. The stellar menu is derived from quality, fresh harvest that befits the earthy tone of the restaurant. Local ingredients and the finest beef are used to create the hearty, flavoursome dishes that offer exhilaration with every bite. The specialty built hot grill is also a winner, dishing up chargrilled bliss night after night. Of course, any meal wouldn’t be complete without the perfect beverage companion. You’ll be spoiled for
PRICE RANGE
AU$30 - AU$100
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff on entry. Wonderful service by waiter and server. Beautiful roasted duck. Deceiving … as much as I tried I could not eat it all. It was a wonderful meal and lovely restaurant. Great experience for a solo meal.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

The restaurant exudes a cozy yet sophisticated vibe, drawing inspiration from Crystalbrook Station and the rugged Australian outback. The earthy tones and rustic decor set the stage for a delightful meal. We have a very tasty entry: The beef tartare was a revelation—perfectly seasoned, tender,...and bursting with flavour. and Rich and velvety, the chicken liver pâté was a delightful start to our meal. Our main meal was Cooked to perfection, the sirloin steak melted in our mouths. The juicy, succulent meat paired beautifully with the accompanying béarnaise sauce. A comforting side, the cauliflower gratin was creamy, cheesy, and utterly satisfying. Despite having a new chef crew, the food remained consistently delicious. Kudos to the kitchen team for their skill and attention to detail. Despite having a new chef crew, the food remained consistently delicious. Kudos to the kitchen team for their skill and attention to detail.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Everything the staff the food the ambiance was wonderful. It was expensive and this is where I was let down. I tried to download but wouldn't t work only infected my phone. So I rang and d to download "The Crowd" which gives you a...discount the employee advised don't wory the staff will help you when you come in. They didn t know how to do it. So my IT husband tried as well no avail so no discountMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Christmas lunch, 2023 . We are locals and have Cc's as one of our top restaurants in cairns. After today's Christmas lunch, I doubt I'd ever go again. The quality and balance of the dishes put past the pass was not oily disappointing but ruined...the pedestal I had Cc's on. Over cooked , soggy , not the CC's experience i expected. $225 PER HEAD . I FEEL LIKE HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF BIG TIME . The service was great , and the gravy , UNFORTUNATELY that it .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Arte is the best wine bar in town! Perfect place to wind down after a long day or stop by after dinner at CC's Bar & Grill. The sommelier, Claudio is welcoming and knowledgeable! The dynamic menu adds excitement and we always love to try...something new.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Alejandro Vilaplana, Owner at Cc's Bar And Grill By Crystalbrook, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2023

Thank you Satine for taking the time to leave this positive review. Arte team look forward to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

We thought this would be a good place for a few drinks after dinner. But there was no service. After waiting for about 5 minutes no one came, despite being seen by staff in the restaurant next door and reception. We left and found another...spot on the esplanade.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Alejandro Vilaplana, Owner at Cc's Bar And Grill By Crystalbrook, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2023

Thank for your feedback. Unfortunately, we can't logic in this review as we have our venue open last Saturday from 4 pm as per business hours. We hope you come to see us in another occasion, we can't wait to serve you a delicious organic...More

Reviewed 5 October 2023

I highly, highly recommended CC's! The most delicious food, amazing service and warm atmosphere! The cocktails are pure perfection in a glass, try the Blushed Kiss if you're a sweet tooth. Thank you to all of the staff who were kind, attentive and professional from...the second we walked in; Yanick, Nikki, David and Alejandro. We also visited the Arte Wine bar (next door) for some post dinner drinks, sommelier Claudio is very welcoming and knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

This restaurant is unfortunately underrated and does not belong to Cairns standards, 300% better that anywhere locally. Steaks to die for and unpecable service. Wine list it's quite surprising too.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Very overpriced food and drinks. Steak was tough and grisly as was friends pork loin, dry and tough.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

We went to CC to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The overall experience was average at best. Our server was subpar; she ordered a cocktail incorrectly (a dark and stormy, very basic but they were unable to execute it) and then didn’t ask if she could...remake it, instead she just took it away. She never bothered to check on us after our food was delivered and left us sitting at the table for 15 minutes with empty plates and glasses. A different server finally noticed and stepped in to assist. He was excellent! We assumed our server was new to the field, only to learn she was one of the more experienced servers on their staff. She never returned to take our dessert and after dinner drinks order. Instead, we had to flag the manager down to place the order. It was unfortunate that our service was so bad. They have a nice wine list and the food was mostly good. But the lack of service really made what was supposed to be a nice evening out a drag for our special occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023 via mobile

When we arrived we were told they were too busy to seat us yet. This seemed odd as perhaps only a third of the tables were occupied. We were eventually seated and ordered the scallops, which were ok, and the red claw, which was bland...and small. We both had steak and this was undoubtedly good which is what you would expect considering the price. I would not go back given the high price, poor organisation and disappointing starters.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

It took more than four hours to feed our group of 18 and we had pre-ordered the set menus. Share plates were not prepared/served properly which meant that one group of five had to wait until after the rest had finished their food before theirs...arrived. Then, 3 hours after we got there our mains (second course) arrived. The meals were served to the wrong people with the group exchanging 300 gm steaks for 200 gm steaks, well done steaks for medium rare, etc. Desserts then took another age. Very little about the experience could be called good or pleasant and I have no idea how they stay in business. Numerous members of our party discussed the fiasco as we stood around dealing with payment. What an unpleasant disaster!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

This was meant to a special business dinner showcasing Cairns and business development to clients. The Waitress who showed us to the bar for drink was on point, but that's when it went all down hill. When it was time to head to our table..., no one had a clue they where running around like chooks, the previous waitress was obviously busy elsewhere. We ordered the Dry aged Steak then where told only 1 available , so we changed the order to suit , we took the 1 aged steak then 5 minutes later where told no they have none so we ordered again. The Drying fridge is full of meat i commented and we where told that the steak cutter was not in tonight, Something i cant get over??? Anyway we continued and chose a wine , it took another 10 minutes to get the wine. It may seem picky but they charge for and promote a premium experience but delivered a family Bistro experience at best. Overall i wouldn't bother, id spend your money at the RSL or family Bistro for better service and value.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Asked for a bottle of 2006 Perrier Jouet they bought out a bottle of 2010 and said the price was 200 dollars less Then the bill came out and it was the original price. When questioned they said no it is the price and they...denied in front of three people that they said what they said It was highly dishonest and I suggest you strongly reconsider this restaurant and consider Dundee’s or Yayas who provide exceptional service and great foodMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023 via mobile

Premium steakhouse in Cairns , pricey , but one of a few quality steak restaurants in Cairns . Limited food options besides steak specialties, lots of steak options and about a handful of veggie / fish other options. Limited entree options. The steaks were great...(had the wagyu each with side of chips and veggies) , expensive but worth having a nice dinner once in a while . Dark / bar like ambiance and vibe , customer service was ok, they could have been more attentive. I would go back to try a different steak. Tip - Sign up for free online (or qrcode at the hotels or dining) to be a Crystalbrook member and receive 10% discount on all dining at all Crystalbrook dining facilities.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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CC's Bar and Grill by Crystalbrook is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4