Steak Ministry

4.1
429 reviews
$101 and over
Steakhouse
Steak Ministry is the definitive response to the long-unanswered cry for a steak expert in Glen Waverley. Specialising in prime cuts of meat, and using only the best methods to prepare and serve them, we are dedicated to deliver a steak experience like no other. Whether you are a lover of a tender sirloin, or a connoisseur of a seared T-bone with its pink middle, or have a taste for the marbled flavour of a ribeye or Scotch fillet, we are certain that we can deliver it to your table, done to your liking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 429 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We , as a family, thoroughly enjoyed the embience, the food,and the service very much.

The people were very warm, welcoming, and pleasant and very approachable.

Thank you

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Cori
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and topped only by the quality and taste of the food.
I would go just for the spreadable salami but following it up with steak was perfect.

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EmmaO
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disappointing restaurant. Terrible service, chaotic. Couldn’t tell me where the oysters were from, only that they were from the pacific. Had a couple of drinks and left without ordering food.

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MorganH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved the staff maintaining friendly professionalism and the Amazing food during my Wife's and my date.

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LibbyH
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

One of the eye fillet steaks had a lot of sinew and gristle in it, we told one of the waiting staff who said they would pass it onto the kitchen. I have personally not seen tis before in an eye fillet and it did spoil what would have been a great evening. A shame nothing was taken off the bill to compensate or anything offered to rectify this issue, when you are paying good money I would expect service a bit better than this.

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JKing
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sticky beef ribs were amazing. Very filling. There was something on the menu for everyone to order, including non-beef eaters, and vegan, gluten intolerant people. Thanks for making the extra help for each person.

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RicardoV
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The only comment and improvement would be for the toilets to be clean / look at every hour or so. Yes very clean early in the evening, however, as the place gets busy the toilets get very dirty.

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LynneQ
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious steaks, very good service, would definitely return

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Csyc
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Entrees were nice. Mains disappointing. The beef ribs were very strong in flavour and also tasted as if they were boiled. Scotch fillet not really tender. Had to ask for my glass of qine 3 times. Too costly for what we got and not really enjoyable. Rare steake house and squires much more enjoyable for what you pay.
Overrated and priced.

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MelN
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a perfect night to celebrate our anniversary. Food was delicious, came out real promptly, service was great though we had about 4 different wait people on the night (which was fine, just didn't expect it), the Ruby aurora I could drink out of a bottomless bottle, oysters were fresh and clean, Wagyu tacos and crab slider were super cute and loaded with flavour, our steaks were cooked to perfection and with the sides of the stkm chips and cos salad, it made for a perfect dining experience. The prices are a bit pricey but we didn't mind as this was a special occasion. We were surprised when we got up to leave, to see how packed the restaurant was, if that's not a sign of how good the restaurant is, I don't know what is! Thanks for a lovely evening our taste buds and bellies had!!

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ulala
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I ordered steaks medium rare cooked eye fillet and scotch fillet as well.
but the steak grilling was mess. one side is over cooked and less cooked.
Not even the fascia was removed.
Ambience is not bad. but all tables are close too much.
I could hear the quiet conversations of people at the next table.
I was going go have a dessert but lost after ate steak.
side menu potato aioli was good. it such a good taste.
yesterday was my birthday but i was not able to have a nice dinner as much i wanted.
I wish this store was a little more developed

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NinaM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our steak was cooked to perfection and the staff were friendly and welcoming. We will definitely go back again

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TysonR
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice steak joint in Glen Waverley - quality restaurant and food and drink selection very extensive

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MatildaA
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The menu did not have many choices and its gone up in price too..

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Ervina
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, return customer. Very nice atmosphere. Five stars 👌

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StephenA
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Spacious environment, reasonably good food, need to try other sin the menu, bit expensive on wine.

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Marko
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was very good as usual. Wine choice was spot on. If I had to be picky steak was underdone slightly but not enough to send back. Otherwise all was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food and service, I can’t wait to come back again!!

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FaeS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good service the team were very attentive to everyone. Entrees fantastic never had an oyster deep fried with a kilpatrik sauce so that was an unexpected surprise. Sad about the pricing on them.. 6 for $30! Steak cooked perfectly and pork ribs amazing. A Little let down about the sauce. The porcini mushroom sauce had no flavour, very bland and tasted just like a truffle oil really. However we were very Happy with everything and I’ll just choose a different sauce next time ! Cocktails fantastic as well!
Would also love a cheese plate to be on the dessert menu as it would finish the night off well. We Will be back !

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JundierD
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Our steaks were a bit overcooked than requested. Side dishes were good.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good service. Nice meats. Maybe a bit overpriced.

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Smurfs
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff friendly fun and great service!!!
The food was great and the wine fabulous!!! Always walk away from here with a good feeling!

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

The shared rib platter was phenomenal but when the steaks came out we were so disappointed. They were tough and chewy. We had high hopes after the rib platter but were sorely disappointed with the steaks. Good flavouring and the red wine jus was delicious but the steaks were just too tough and chewy.

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David
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall the food, the vibe, and general atmosphere was really good. Although the place is expensive, and I mean truly expensive considering its located in Glenny. The food certainly great. I very much enjoyed my steak and the Fruit Meat entree we got.
I will say, however, that I am very disappointed that the steak came with no condiments at all - rather you have to order sides, which considering portion size (small) they were not worth $20 each.
I understand the restaurant is going for a premium experience and hence the price reflects that, but it's just too much. Meat & Wine Co. is a great example of a fantastic steak experience that tastes great! And although a M&Wc is more costly than a general restaurant for steak, it's well worth the price. I can't say the same about Steak Ministry - it's just too OTT.
I still support high-end options for those who wish to splurge, but regardless, better value is needed in general.

Now price/value aside, there is one about Steak Ministry that completely ruined the experience for me; the knife. Yes, the knife. It genuinely ruined my dining experience. Instead of buying serrated steak knives like every other steak joint I've ever dined at, Steak Ministry uses a regular knife, and one that isn't particularly sharp. My steak was cooked perfectly, and tasted sensational, but due to the knife I had to apply a LOT of pressure just to cut it; it ruined my enjoyment. I've forgotten how hard it was to cut steak before my mum trusted me with a steak knife growing up!
So an experience that was supposed to be pleasant turned into a chor, and my arm was sore by the end of dinner. And yes, I did ask for a different knife, and I was given a brand new non-serrated knife and told it was the best they had - it only helped a little.
So despite being charged $160 for two people, I can't say I enjoyed the experience simply due to the knife; shame.

Would I return? No. Not unless they get serrated knives, and the value for money becomes better.

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CHRISTINEB
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Crab slider had good flavour but was not spicy. Waters weren't topped up. Everything else was good.

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JTlovessteak
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

1. Was really excited to try out after seeing Instagram page.

2. Booking stated clearly 3 persons but table still set up for 4. And requested a quieter area but was out in the middle instead on side. Totally understand this cld be subject to availability but it was no where busy on the night. So, this reflected to us that our request had not been taken note of.

3. Ordered grass fed steak but still far fm expectations. Hv had much better ones elsewhere with similar or cheaper prices. Disappointed steak was not really cooked to request. Medium was a bit to the well cooked level.

4. Side Vege dish was too small. Only 2 pcs of brocolini & 3 pcs of beans. The rest were carrots when we specifically requested less carrots. Sure $12 cld be a bit more generous in portion.

5. Side Onion Rings dish however is in good serve portion.

6. Staff carelessly tipped glass of champagne onto us, spilling over jackets & pants. She shld not serve in between the patrons anyway, she shld hv served on the side where she cld hv a bit more space.
Really disappointed not an offer of free drinks or anything in response to such mishap & unpleasantness caused. Not that we expect a free drink, desert or discount, or even free drinks or entree in next visit.

7. Overall, staff were not attentive enough. Needed to keep waving to draw attention whilst trying yo enjoy the meal.

8. Suggest menu can include mushroom as side dish.

9. Most importantly, staff shld wear masks. They talked over our faces & our food. We seriously don’t want unnecessary saliva spits, especially in times like this (covid, cold..).

10. We did enjoy the entree Board $38. It was different, quite unique & good selections on it.

Even though we were not wowed by our first visit, we will come again & hopefully all the above will be improved. And we can hv better experience & change our views.

Thx.

Mrs Tracey

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RohanC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but service was ordinary. Had to keep calling someone over to order drinks or to fill up my water. Plates were cleared after dinner and we had to get the host over to get the dessert menu...

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TimN
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

unfortunately one of our starters was missed off order
didn’t pay but....

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was poor , Un attentive . Steak was not cooked as desired ... We received our steaks and no follow up as to if our meals were cooked as desired ... Again poor service and waitress.
Disappointed as I have been there previously and meals were great ..

2 stars for me
Rob

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Gazza
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

These guys know their meats. Cooked to perfection. The big surprise was dessert. Wowed us with uniquely presented Lime tart. Nice work

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!

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IanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

As has always been our experience at Steak Ministry, the food and drinks were excellent. As was the ongoing service to the table. The reason for assessing the service at a low level was that we were continually engaged by a waiter who clearly considered himself to be "senior"and all-knowing; we did not need this type of intervention on what was to be a quiet and personal dinner out to celebrate Mother's Day. Excellent service would be when the waiter assesses the individual wants/needs of guests and responds accordingly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Steak really good. Onion rings average. Overall pretty good

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ZiadB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The waitress who served us was outstanding, great credit to you organisation. Delicious steak.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Ordered three different bottles of wine from the menu to which none of them were available.

One bottle was a 2015 and a 2017 was presented in its place and the waiter tried to mask the fact. When questioned if the price would be the same he said it was and that’s just they had on offer now.

The waiter advised the manager of the issues who failed to acknowledge us or the extremely poor service experience.

On departure when paying for the meal I advised the manager that the evening failed to meet expectations and questioned the issues that we had. He looked at me blankly and failed to acknowledge or apologies for the experience received.

I have been to this restaurant many time and this experience is a far cry from the levels often delivered.

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MattN
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Upon arrival we waited 5 minutes at the front desk before being greeted. Once we were taken to our table we had to call over a waiter after waiting for 15 minutes for someone to come so we could order drinks. We decided to order food & drinks at same time as we could see the service wasn't great! Drinks took another 25 minutes to arrive - however our entree's came before our drinks. We both ordered steak which was average not that tender for the price. The blue cheese sauce was not sauce it was just lumps of cheese with no sauce! Once we finished dinner we never saw another waiter again, not to ask for any more drinks or desert... so we then left, with our dirty dishes still on the table. Very poor management, poor service, sorry but we will not be returning

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RodneyK
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very friendly and professional staff, food was awesome!

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Saz20
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great, wine and cocktails great, but the service was very slow and rigid.

Didn’t get a friendly vibe from any staff, just a scripted line of questions and no warmth or care for the answers.

I was very keen for dessert, but we waited 20 minutes for our mains to be cleared and that was only because I asked for the bill...

There was no urgency with staff. Our drinks only arrived as the mains were arriving. I’d hate to think what the wait times would be when the restaurant was busy (we were there at 6.15, with tables only being filled from 6:30/7).

Overall, not likely to return as the service didn’t match my expectations

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

arrive 10 minutes late after advising on the way, we were asked to wait at the bar and were offered a free drink due to having to wait. the table location wasn't the greatest bt the food and service was 1st class, we'll be back

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MariaL
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Ribs so good falling off the bone and full of flavour. Steak cooked perfectly and best steak I have tried so far.

FAQs

Steak Ministry offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9560 1818.

Steak Ministry is rated 4.1 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.