Marietta >Food & Dining > Aspens Signature Steaks
2942 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA | Directions 3006634.036424 -84.466680
Fri & Sat: 5pm-11pm
Sun:11am-3pm & 5pm-9pm
This restaurant was excellent when it first opened up. However, for the last two years my entree meal it's either a hit or miss. I do love their oysters, crab cake, and carpaccio appetizers. However, when it comes to steak (which is what I order every time) I am not always happy. To me if you are going to specialize in having a steak house then you need to be consistent with the temp. of the meat. If I say Medium then it should be medium and not well done which is what I received on my last meal. I did eat my steak and did not attempt to complain to management as I am not one of these individuals who wants a comped meal. My only reason for bringing this up is to make management aware of the importance for providing food satisfaction to all customers who pay premium price for their steaks. Personally, I would refer someone to Kevin Rathburn for a great steak.
Had a wonderful dinner here. Food was great, and they have the most incredible bread and yummy spread. Good food, good wine, warm ambiance.
always great!! – My wife and I eat at Aspens about once a month. Great atmosphere and service. The food is always prepared perfectly. I recommend the fresh fish over a bed of rossotto, if they have it. Perfect place for special occasions or a nice meal at the bar.
West cobb location is a great neighborhood gathering place. Fun bartenders and we love the daily specials
Not Impressed – We went last night for our Anniversary. Not impressed at all. The food was good, but not worth $$ when you can get the same quailty meal at Texas Roadhouse or Longhorns for alot less money. Why would you charge $22 for a steak & side, and then an additional $5 for a salad?
I ordered a Ribeye and my husband ordered a NY Strip steak. Neither steak remotely looked like the cut we ordered, both looked like a chunk of meat and that's it.
The food was good, but I'd much rather go to Roadhouse for the $$.
I will not go back and will not recommend it to my friends and family.
Excellent Find – My wife and I recently decided to try Aspens. We arrived on a friday, and found the place to be quite busy. Although we didnt have a reservation, the hostess told us that she could get us seated in about 15 minutes. We went to the bar (which was also packed), and were promptly greeted by the bartender. We ordered our drinks, and after about 10 minutes we were seated. The food and service were outstanding. We tried the crabcake on the suggestion of our waiter, and found it to be one of the best we've ever had. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and tasted great. We will definately be making many return visits.
overpriced – this past week i was in the mood for a really good steak and had not had one for a long time. i normally go to a place i already know but didn't want to travel too far from home and had heard aspen's was pretty good so i decided to give it a shot. the atmosphere was nice other than the bartop being ice cold. the glass of wine i ordered was delicious. but when i opened my napkin, the silverware was filthy. for someplace that charges $20+ for entrees, this is unacceptable. the silverware should be polished, let alone clean. however i was still looking forward to my entree as the menu was very interesting - there were several things i wanted to try but had my heart set on a steak. i ordered the ribeye medium. the gentleman who delivered my steak said it looked delicious and then asked me to cut into it to see that it was prepared properly, stood there for a second and then walked off before i had an opportunity to respond. not that it would have mattered, as it was so dark there was no way i could have noticed before i tasted it that it was in fact undercooked. i was also a bit astounded that he commented on how delicious it looked as it did not look appetizing to me in the least. i had trouble finding more than about five small bites that were not fat. i would have asked the bartender to send it back but she didn't check back until i was almost done with my wine - she never asked me how the food was. i ordered the mac n chz because it sounded interesting, but its flavor did not live up to its description. the bacon did not enhance the flavor of the cheese, i had to wonder if this was an experiment from a younger chef that no one bothered to taste before putting it on the menu and serving it. i boxed the food to take it home to my dogs as i did not want to waste all my money and when i got home to real lighting i realized it was even more undercooked and fatty than i thought. i was very disappointed to find that we do indeed have to leave marietta to find good steak.
Good presentation, not so good steaks. – I decided to try aspen recently as the reviews on citysearch were more on the positive side and I was in the mood for a good steak. I ended up really unhappy with the food and will not return and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
I ordered a Filet Mignon cooked medium and recieved a Filet cooked rare. Now, they do ask you to cut the steak in front of them to see if it is cooked to order. I didn't cut entirely into the center so that is my fault. But I never send food back to the kitchen because I fear what will happen when you do this (I am not saying that it would happen in this restaurant, just a general rule I have). I worked in the food business for a long time and I know better than to send something back to the kitchen.
Besides being undercooked the meat had absolutely no taste, seemed like there was no seasoning on the meat at all. When you are paying the prices they charge for steak I expect to get a steak cooked exactly how I ordered it and for it to have flavor. I really feel that for what they are serving it is overpriced.
One other complaint is that they do not have any draft beer. They have an adequate wine list, but when I have a steak I do not want wine, I want a dark beer to go with my steak. I can have a steak and bottled beer at home, when I go to a restaurant and am going to pay for alcohol I expect it to be draft beer not bottled beer.
This restaurant charges the same prices as Stoney River (I do not work at Stoney River, nor do I have any monetary interests in their restaurants) but does not provide anything close quality wise.
A most Excellent dining experience – My family and I have always had a wonderful dining experience at Aspens and their adjoining Theo?s. The food is delicious and well presented, and if it?s not then tell them. The staff is very personable and is at your service. We have invited 2 couples to dine with us and they also were well pleased. In today?s economy, where even fast food is expensive, why waste your money when Aspens has their Early Bird special during the weekday evenings? We all dined outside before the beautiful stone fireplace while our children were accommodated with free kid?s meals because they earned high grades in elementary school. The Sunday Brunch is lovely. After you dine and sign your check, read it. There may be a discount offered for the next visit. Aspens is elite in quality but not run by elitists like some have alleged. The personnel are always friendly and highly accommodating. I expect a lot when I dine out and Aspens exceeds my expectation every time.
Great steaks and exceptional service - didn't need a reservation and got the Early Bird special to boot – Our experience with Aspens was great, from the minute we walked in to the moment we walked out the door, everything was exceptional. We didn't have any plans on going here specifically, just saw the place and walked in. Our first impression was that this is going to be an expensive experience - but the prices were quite reasonable, even when compared to a "regular" steak restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was top notch. The hostesses, wait staff and management were all quite friendly and professional. Based upon the experience we had, I can understand why a reservation would be necessary. We were lucky enough to have gone early, on a weekday, and we did get the early bird pricing (a great deal) and then found out that kids eat free on Wednesday's too. The kids menu was great (better than many adult menus). We had an appetizer, drinks, steaks and a child?s meal - all at a very reasonable price. Even with a generous tip, we left there spending well under $100.
Although it was not the very best steak I have ever had, it was quite good and worth the price. I would definitely go back. Thanks to the "annoyed" peoples' advice, will be making a reservation. P.S. If a place accepts reservations, you would be well advised make one in advance. The fact that one is not required does not guarantee that you will be seated (as others have complained). If a place is difficult to get seated without a reservation, then that says quite a bit about the food, service, and atmosphere.
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