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“Good, but NOT top class” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ball and Chain Grill

Ball and Chain Grill
Ranked #29 of 591 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sofia, Bulgaria
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315 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Good, but NOT top class”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We've had some nice steaks here (the Ribeye on the Bone was really very good), but everything else was simply not to be remembered.

The wine was a catastrophy (chaotic wine selection, no effort whatsoever to store the wine properly, poor wine glasses...)

This is just an average Australian steak house, which doesn't mean it is bad or so.
It's simply nothing out of the ordinary.
A decent steak alone doesn't make a top restaurant.

4 out of 5 stars

  • Visited February 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Top Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

enjoyed this thoroughly, shared the ambience with some top class chefs who were over doing a Masterchef programme

Visited February 2012
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great steak, ordinary salad bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Eye fillet steak done to perfection! Salad bar to accompany main meal was below par.
I would return just for thecsteak and plum & Ginger sauce.

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Brisbane
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great steak, good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Set in Salamanca Place, this steak house is worth visiting. A lot of meat to choose from, and cooked exactly how you want it. There was an extensive wine list as well as a range of beers. The salad bar was average, mainly there to accompany the steak. It's set in an old building as well, which adds to the charm.

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Warwickshire, England
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We arrived at 8.30pm without a reservation on a manic Friday evening. We got a table within 20 minutes and were quickly served. Fantastic fillet steaks both cooked to perfection. No one for romantics but great food and service..

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