Took my daughter to a birthday dinner there in October, the food was great, Steaks were divine - made up for the shabby appearance of both the interior and exterior of the place. Then Last night went back - WOW what a difference - food was awful, steak was very blah and under cooked - no seasoning at all, daughter's Pasta was nothing like last time and granddaughter's mac and cheese was with Hard chunks of cheese. New cook maybe, if so FIRE HIM IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!
I don't know ---but me....if you are charging about $40 for a steak (a la carte) then the atmosphere should be in that class - not with paint chipping off the ceiling, holes in ceiling- just looking run down in the room we were in last night... I know they are saying "haunted" that does not have to mean run down and not cared for.
Haunted House Restaurant
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (405) 478-0025
- Northeast Oklahoma City
J Bruner's At The Haunted House
J. Bruner's at the Haunted House Restaurant
J. Bruner's at the Haunted House - OKC
Haunted House Restaurant Inc
- American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Steak Houses
- Other Information:
Cuisines: Barbecue, American, Family Style, Seafood, Steakhouse
We just wanted to find a place to eat in OKC because we had spent the day running around the city. When we arrived we were asked if we had a reservation and we were obviously under dressed. A glass of wine cost me $11, and the food prices were ridiculous. The place itself was very interesting, and we're thinking we might go for our anniversary or another fancy occasion. Be advised, this restaurant is not somewhere you just "try" unless you plan on paying about $80 per person.
Posted: 6/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I decided to go because it sounded like a good place to explore. I should have gone to the grocery store instead. We spent $60+ for the equivalent of a $2 microwave dinner. They did not even give you bread. We got saltine crackers with butter!
Posted: 3/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was extremely disappointed with this restaurant. I was so excited to finally be able to experience it. The location was interesting as well as the story behind it. As for the food and drinks- i had the Filet Mignon and baked potatoe, the potatoe was burnt and the salad (which was extra) was more like a Bag o salad. Since it was my birthday they brought us a cupcake to share that was very bland and tasted old. For two people and 2 alcohoic beverages our tab was 115.00 (not including the tip). The only thing I can say was that our server was very pleasant other than that, my experience was very dissapointing. I would NOT recommend this place.
Posted: 10/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Being an Oklahoma transplant has been a complete trip for me, but let me tell you of a unique dining experience! It was my birthday, and I had been whining about all of our evenings involving the same four eateries when WHAM!,........(2of our 4 have lived here for 35 years to life and one has been to this establishment before).......got the picture? What a wonderful surprise this birthday was! Not only did I get to go on line to try to solve a CSI unsolved but I also got to experience the kind of dinner house dining I worked as a student in California in the 70's, and let me tell you, if you want good food from tested recipes at todays prices, you can't go wrong....!!! And I say this mostly because orange roughy was not readily available when I waited tables and cooked for a living, but dinner houses were!!!!!!Quiet atmosphere, red naughahyde, whatever the chair that is actually comfortable enough to spend an evening was and the sheer attentiveness of a staff that really cares to make sure that if you want to enjoy your evening with this HOUSE they are there with you! The food is phenomenal, the service, great; the sauces;TIMELESS! Try to repeat these dishes at home and get them in this atmosphere!!! You won't!! We recomend this OKC Dinner house for it's tradition, good food, and great service!! If you want a great evening in a wonderously quiet atmosphere with the best that DINNER HOUSE can offer, TRY AND POST!!! We were back tonight! Three days later!! You will never find a better BRANDY ICE, and they have made them the same way for 44 years!! I for one LOVE THIS HOUSE!!
Posted: 5/5/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My son, his girlfriend and another couple went here Saturday night before their Prom. When each couple received their check there was a $10 charge on the ticket, when my son asked what the charge was he was told it was a service charge because of the Prom. The waiter used the terminology ""service charge"" not gradituity, so my son and his friend left a tip. I called the restaurant to confirm if they were adding a service charge and she said they did, I asked her if it was on top of a gratituty and she said that the service charge was the same as a gratituty. I told her no one calls a gratituty a service charge and was told that's what it was. I suggested she should have informed the kids when they made the reservations since they were up front with her and told her they were coming before the Prom. She told me they do it because the kids don't leave enough in tips. That may be the case but most of these kids go to dinner with their parents and are well aware of what tipping is. If they were concerned about the staff not making enough they shouldn't accept reservations from these kids. The restaurant was well aware it was prom night. I feel as though the restaurant saw an opportunity to take advantage of these kids so they took it. Needless to say, the kids won't be returning before next years Prom and we will never eat their again. I would imagine my son won't forget this episode as an adult and will choose to patron a restaurant more friendly to establishing a long term relationship with him and his future family!
Posted: 2/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I really liked the fact that that The Haunted house is secluded, down a dark road and a very unique atmosphere. Plus we had great service. The salad we ordered, however, which does NOT come with the meal was awful. There was brown lettuce and soggy stale croutons. YUCK! I ordered the garlic shrimp pasta, which was wonderful, and my husband ordered a steak, which was not bad, but not the best. It was our anniversary and our waitress brought us a little cupcake to share for dessert. It was nice. I did overall enjoy the experience and would probably go back.
Posted: 2/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was surprised to see the negative reviews of this charming establishment. I would say that this place is not for you if you consider 45 minutes at Olive Garden,Red Lobster and other bigbox places fine dining. The place makes you feel as if you are a guest at an old English Manor. The service was excellent. The closeness of the tables was fun. We met a lovely couple and and had fun chatting. The food was great. The limited menu helps with quality control. The value was extrodianary. 73 bucks at Johnny Carinos or 98 at a one of a kind experince. Its a no brainer to us.
Posted: 6/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We went to the Haunted House after seeing it portrayed as the most romantic restaurant in OKC. Unfortunately, the premises needs a great deal of maintenance, and the interior has a strong, unpleasant musty odor. The chairs were repaired with plastic red tape. Our hostess quickly brushed a large black insect off the cloth tablecloth on our table. Not an auspicious start for our 26th anniversary dinner.
Anyway, we both ordered the filet mignon, a shrimp cocktail, a house and caesar salad. The food was very good, and the steaks were perfectly cooked. You should definitely request the ""special steak sauce"" on the side. It would be a shame to cover Prime beef with what tastes like A1. Desserts were also delicious and our waitress was excellent.
This would be a top notch experience if they would just remodel, fumigate and deodorize the building. As it is today, it is far from the most romantic restaurant in OKC... Our tab, with a glass of wine and two desserts, was $125.