10 Things You Need to Know About Carnival’s Steakhouse

10 Things You Need to Know About Carnival’s Steakhouse

  1. You’ll want a Reservation
  2. Kids Love It
  3. It’s Not Just Steak
  4. It Serves Cowboy Steak
  5. And It Serves Australian Wagyu
  6. It’s Worth the Extra Cost
  7. Steakhouse Wines Win Awards
  8. Wine May Be Complimentary
  9. Attire Is Cruise Casual or Cruise Elegant
  10. Many Carnival Ships Have a Steakhouse

Ah, fine dining on the high seas. It’s possible, especially on Carnival ships that have the destination restaurant Steakhouse. Carnival’s Steakhouse treats cruisers to delicious cuts of premium beef as well as gourmet appetizers, award-winning wines, savory seafood and more.

Now that your mouth is watering, here are 10 insider tips on Steakhouse that’ll make your dining experience even more delicious.

carnival waiter putting the finishing touches on a filet mignon

1. You’ll want a Reservation

Though you don’t need reservations for cruise dining, you’ll want one to save your seat at Steakhouse. Here are a few tips for making your Steakhouse reservation:

  • To secure your table, make a reservation online after you’ve booked your cruise. Simply click on “My Booking” to access your cruise manager on Carnival.com to request your reservation.
  • You can also make a reservation when you board the ship on embarkation day. You would be able to do so at a station in the atrium.
  • You can dine between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Dates and times are honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Reservation fees are $38 per adult and $12 for kids 11 and under. This includes an entrée, appetizer, salad, side, dessert and a gratuity for your wait staff.
  • You can purchase wine, liquor, bottled water and soda for an additional charge, as well as offer additional gratuities.

waitress serving guests their food onboard carnival’s steakhouse

2. Kids Love It

Speaking of kids, they’ll love eating at Steakhouse. If you’re wondering what to eat on a cruise when you’re traveling with kids, look to Steakhouse. You don’t have to compromise on sophisticated dining, and your kids can enjoy a bit of the gourmet lifestyle, too.

Kids menus are available upon request. It’s chock full of goodies from mac ‘n cheese to banana splits. Your kids can enjoy some adult choices, too. How about chicken with a side of French fries or onion rings?

It’s also tough to pass up a taste of luscious USDA Prime New York Strip Loin Steak at any age.

a girl enjoying her food onboard carnival’s steakhouse

3. It’s Not Just Steak

The Carnival Steakhouse menu has more than steak. There’s plenty of delightful variety, including:

  • Oysters
  • Jumbo shrimp
  • Crab risotto
  • Maine lobster bisque
  • Chicken and fish selections

a lobster dish from carnival's steakhouse

4. It Serves Cowboy Steak

What is cowboy steak? If it’s on the Steakhouse menu, you know there’s a good reason it’s there. Cowboy ribeye, or cowboy cut, is an American steakhouse term for bone-in ribeye. It’s highly marbled, flavorful and tender because it comes from the upper rib cage area, which is far from tough. It’s best for slow-oven roasting and grilling.

At Steakhouse, a cowboy steak is a hefty 18 ounces of mouthwatering, marbled magic.

5. And It Serves Australian Wagyu

The next question is, “What in the world is wagyu?” It’s one of the most marbled meat, and it’s known for being so tender that it melts in your mouth. Wagyu is an older breed of cattle from Japan. In fact, the word “wagyu” means “Japanese cow.” But the cattle have also been bred in Australia for over a century. You can enjoy wagyu’s unparalleled taste and flavor on your next cruise.

chefs preparing meals onboard carnival’s steakhouse

6. It’s Worth the Extra Cost

The menu is modeled after classic American steakhouses that serve fine aged beef cuts that are weighed and charbroiled to perfection by world-class chefs. Carnival’s Steakhouse recommends that you relax and enjoy your meal for about two and a half hours. That’s how much time you’ll want to fully immerse yourself in the Steakhouse experience.

a delicious cut of steak from carnival’s steakhouse

7. Steakhouse Wines Win Awards

The wine list of Steakhouse is recognized with the distinguished Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence in 2019. Only a few thousand restaurants receive this award every year. Restaurants are honored with the award when wine selections are well-paired to menu items, appeal to a wide range of wine drinkers and are creatively curated and distinctive.

a group of friends sharing a wine toast onboard fahrenheit 555 steakhouse

8. Wine May Be Complimentary

Who wouldn’t want a complimentary bottle of wine at one of the best restaurants on land or sea? That’s what you’ll get if you make your reservation on the first or second night of your trip. You’ll have your choice of house wine or a discount on a premium bottle. Either way, the Steakhouse sommelier will help you select the perfect pairing to your entrée.

server recommending a wine to guests

9. Attire Is Cruise Casual or Cruise Elegant

The steakhouse has an intimate but fun atmosphere, so it can be as romantic for couples as it can be comfortable for family dinners. For all the elegance Steakhouse offers, why not dress the part? The dress code for Steakhouse is the same as the evening’s onboard dress code: either cruise casual or cruise elegant. Here are the quick differences — and remember, no shorts allowed in Steakhouse:

  • Cruise casual for women: casual and summer dresses, skirts, pants, Capri pants and nice jeans
  • Cruise casual for men: sports slacks, khakis, nice jeans, collared sport shirts
  • Cruise elegant for women: cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and dresses or an evening gown if you wish
  • Cruise elegant for men: dressy slacks and shirts, and a sports coat is suggested; suits and ties or tuxedos also welcome

a couple dining at fahrenheit 555 steakhouse

10. Many Carnival Ships Have a Steakhouse

You’ll find a Steakhouse on many Carnival ships, especially the newest ones. In one scenario, enjoy a Caribbean cruise in style on Mardi Gras™ with a reservation at Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse where you can dig into a juicy steak.

Here’s a list of ships and their destinations, so you don’t miss an opportunity to eat at the Steakhouse:

guest about to dine on some soft savory ribs onboard carnival’s steakhouse

Also, note that the location and configuration of each steakhouse restaurant may vary depending on the ship you’re on.

But the top-notch quality of the cuisine never, ever varies. Now that you’re in the know about Steakhouse and where you can find one, all you have to do is reserve, arrive and enjoy!

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.