Jim's Steak House

★★★★☆
  • 2307 E Washington St

    Bloomington, IL 61704

    Map & Directions
  • 309-663-4142

About Jim's Steak House

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 2:30pm;Sat. 4am - 12pm;Sun. 4pm - 9pm

Food

Food
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My family of four went to Jim's last night for dinner. We were seated promptly, without reservations. Ice water and butter were immediately placed on the table. We waited approximately ten minutes for our menus. We didn??t receive the

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★★★★★

My family of four went to Jim's last night for dinner. We were seated promptly, without reservations. Ice water and butter were immediately placed on the table. We waited approximately ten minutes for our menus. We didn??t receive the

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Great place to take a date. they always cook my steak just the way I like it , the food is quality, and the atmosphere is very warm and ambient. Very classy place!

Their menu has a decent amount of variety. And it is open later than

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Great place to take a date. they always cook my steak just the way I like it , the food is quality, and the atmosphere is very warm and ambient. Very classy place!

Their menu has a decent amount of variety. And it is open later than

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Methinks you watch The Office too much and don't get the joke. I travel extensively also. 3 out of 4 weeks a month in hotels and restaurants is not an exaggeration. Sadly, it's true that Jim's Steakhouse is on par with most steakhouses in it's price range, but that is a poor commentary on the other steakhouses as well. The last time I was at Jim's was with a client that wanted to try it despite my warnings. I had a medium well ribeye that was black on the outside and actually dripping red (not pink) on the inside. She had the hamburger horseshoe. The hamburger was so uncooked on the inside, the waitress insisted on taking it back. She must have mentioned it to the owner because he stopped by our table and commented that my client should have been more specific on how she wanted it cooked! We were seated in the bar area because we thought the piano bar might be enjoyable. The piano player was so offkey and loud we could not hear each other talk! The only people that write good reviews of this dump are regulars trying to kiss up to the owner so they can feel like they fit in at the bar. Don't waste your time at this mess.

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★☆☆☆☆

Methinks you watch The Office too much and don't get the joke. I travel extensively also. 3 out of 4 weeks a month in hotels and restaurants is not an exaggeration. Sadly, it's true that Jim's Steakhouse is on par with most steakhouses in it's price range, but that is a poor commentary on the other steakhouses as well. The last time I was at Jim's was with a client that wanted to try it despite my warnings. I had a medium well ribeye that was black on the outside and actually dripping red (not pink) on the inside. She had the hamburger horseshoe. The hamburger was so uncooked on the inside, the waitress insisted on taking it back. She must have mentioned it to the owner because he stopped by our table and commented that my client should have been more specific on how she wanted it cooked! We were seated in the bar area because we thought the piano bar might be enjoyable. The piano player was so offkey and loud we could not hear each other talk! The only people that write good reviews of this dump are regulars trying to kiss up to the owner so they can feel like they fit in at the bar. Don't waste your time at this mess.

Pros: Rude management, annoying piano bar, and those are the pros

Cons: way, way overpriced, don't have a clue how to cook meat

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I get a kick out of seeing the self annointed restaurant experts write reviews. I travel as much as anyone, and have been to steakhouses nationwide, and Jim's is on par with any of them within its price range. I don't care if my water glass was filled every two minutes, or if I wasn't seated within 30 seconds, all I care about is the atmosphere and food, and Jim's is fine. Quit your whining people! We in Central Illinois are lucky to have a quality steakhouse like Jim's. Methinks the old, crotchety people need to go back to Old Country Buffet and quit writing reviews.

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★★★★☆

I get a kick out of seeing the self annointed restaurant experts write reviews. I travel as much as anyone, and have been to steakhouses nationwide, and Jim's is on par with any of them within its price range. I don't care if my water glass was filled every two minutes, or if I wasn't seated within 30 seconds, all I care about is the atmosphere and food, and Jim's is fine. Quit your whining people! We in Central Illinois are lucky to have a quality steakhouse like Jim's. Methinks the old, crotchety people need to go back to Old Country Buffet and quit writing reviews.

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Jim's is the kind of place I normally like--this heavy dark steakhouse with a weird seventies steakhouse decor and a frou-frou menu (also apparently straight out of the seventies, from what I can tell.) But it's just too dark--it's hard to tell what anything is (or even how clean it might be, for that matter.) The food is really not very good. I've been there three times, and each time it's been a disappointment. The first time I had a salad with my meal; it was really more of a bowl of dressing with a few lettuce fragments. My chicken (I know--why did I have chicken at a steakhouse?) was dry and overcooked, and the potato side was bland and unattractive. The second time, I went there for lunch and had the steak tips--that was OK, but the steak pieces were gristly and fatty. (The gravy was really really good, though.) The third time, I had the salmon and green beans...the salmon was incredibly overcooked--it was very dry and tough. The green beans were really overcooked--barely recognizable. All this aside, the ambience at Jim's is still a neat experience--it just seems like the sort of place where important people make momentous decisions while smoking fine cigars and sipping an expensive brandy. I just wish the food was better. I've talked to people who've lived in Bloomington longer than I have and they all rave about how the food used to be....if the food were better, Jim's would be a pretty cool dining out experience.

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★★☆☆☆

Jim's is the kind of place I normally like--this heavy dark steakhouse with a weird seventies steakhouse decor and a frou-frou menu (also apparently straight out of the seventies, from what I can tell.) But it's just too dark--it's hard to tell what anything is (or even how clean it might be, for that matter.) The food is really not very good. I've been there three times, and each time it's been a disappointment. The first time I had a salad with my meal; it was really more of a bowl of dressing with a few lettuce fragments. My chicken (I know--why did I have chicken at a steakhouse?) was dry and overcooked, and the potato side was bland and unattractive. The second time, I went there for lunch and had the steak tips--that was OK, but the steak pieces were gristly and fatty. (The gravy was really really good, though.) The third time, I had the salmon and green beans...the salmon was incredibly overcooked--it was very dry and tough. The green beans were really overcooked--barely recognizable. All this aside, the ambience at Jim's is still a neat experience--it just seems like the sort of place where important people make momentous decisions while smoking fine cigars and sipping an expensive brandy. I just wish the food was better. I've talked to people who've lived in Bloomington longer than I have and they all rave about how the food used to be....if the food were better, Jim's would be a pretty cool dining out experience.

Pros: Neat decor, good wine, piano man

Cons: Dark, bad food

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Very over priced, service is below average, steaks were tough .... not worth the money. I travel for a living has to one of the worst Steak houses I have ever ate at....

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★★☆☆☆

Very over priced, service is below average, steaks were tough .... not worth the money. I travel for a living has to one of the worst Steak houses I have ever ate at....

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I have been to Jim's a few times in the past and I have found on my last visit that the food wasnt what I expected. I have had no problems in the past but on my most recent visit i was with a party and the steak was tough (or grisselly). Ihad to cut my meat into baby prortions to enjoy it... if you can say enjoy. It is dark inside and slightly out dated but this resturant has been apart of the community for years. I hope everyone else's experience are positive after my recent visit

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Jim's a few times in the past and I have found on my last visit that the food wasnt what I expected. I have had no problems in the past but on my most recent visit i was with a party and the steak was tough (or grisselly). Ihad to cut my meat into baby prortions to enjoy it... if you can say enjoy. It is dark inside and slightly out dated but this resturant has been apart of the community for years. I hope everyone else's experience are positive after my recent visit

Pros: The atmosphere is great, nice place to enjoy dinner

Cons: our steak.. wasnt that great

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The last few visits the filet has not been the best, a little chewy. I feel they need to update the inside since it's a little dated.

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★★★☆☆

The last few visits the filet has not been the best, a little chewy. I feel they need to update the inside since it's a little dated.

Pros: best hamburger in town

Cons: come out of the 1970's

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The founder Jim Comfort's philosophy was to give a man a good steak, a good martini and fresh oysters and he will return. His son Greg owns and operates Jim's in Bloomington. He follows his dad's principles and makes a home like atmosphere where customers feel like part of the family. Eddie the head cook is an outstanding chef. The waiters are attentive but not overly intrusive. We grew up here and get to Jim's two to three times a month. Our favorites are: Oysters on the half shell, Shrimp Dijon, New York Strip Steak (the J.C.), Filet, the big Lobster tail, the house salad. The soups are excellent and at noon they have Maidrite hamburgers.

When we have friends in town or when people ask for a dinner recommendation in the area we tell them to go to Jim's. We always eat in the piano bar where Chuck entertains, you can smoke and the drinks and food don't have far to travel.

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★★★★★

The founder Jim Comfort's philosophy was to give a man a good steak, a good martini and fresh oysters and he will return. His son Greg owns and operates Jim's in Bloomington. He follows his dad's principles and makes a home like atmosphere where customers feel like part of the family. Eddie the head cook is an outstanding chef. The waiters are attentive but not overly intrusive. We grew up here and get to Jim's two to three times a month. Our favorites are: Oysters on the half shell, Shrimp Dijon, New York Strip Steak (the J.C.), Filet, the big Lobster tail, the house salad. The soups are excellent and at noon they have Maidrite hamburgers.

When we have friends in town or when people ask for a dinner recommendation in the area we tell them to go to Jim's. We always eat in the piano bar where Chuck entertains, you can smoke and the drinks and food don't have far to travel.

Pros: Excellent chef, treat you like family, warm pleasant atmosphere

Cons: Outside of lobster tail and the oysters on the half shell we don't care for their seafood dishes.

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My $70 dollar lobster tail was like rubber and had to be cut with a steak knife. They served it to me with margarine instead of butter for dipping. Ultimately it was inedible. The steak was fine.

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★★☆☆☆

My $70 dollar lobster tail was like rubber and had to be cut with a steak knife. They served it to me with margarine instead of butter for dipping. Ultimately it was inedible. The steak was fine.

Pros: nice old-style steakhouse atmosphere

Cons: service, food, price

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The food was exceptional, especially the tenderloin on the bone. The service was excellent, too. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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★★★★★

The food was exceptional, especially the tenderloin on the bone. The service was excellent, too. I highly recommend this to anyone.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Small parking lot

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I travel extensively and have had the opportunity to eat in most of the well-known steakhouses in the country. You can certainly pay much more for a steak, but I can't remember a better one than Jim's. Jim's also has a large selection of other well prepared entries for for those not in the mood for a great steak. Greg (the owner) and his staff provide great service...and the piano bar is fun.

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★★★★★

I travel extensively and have had the opportunity to eat in most of the well-known steakhouses in the country. You can certainly pay much more for a steak, but I can't remember a better one than Jim's. Jim's also has a large selection of other well prepared entries for for those not in the mood for a great steak. Greg (the owner) and his staff provide great service...and the piano bar is fun.

Pros: food, service, easy parking

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Very good food, nice atmosphere and great service. I would recommend Jim's for a romantic dinner for two.

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★★★★★

Very good food, nice atmosphere and great service. I would recommend Jim's for a romantic dinner for two.

 

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