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Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino

Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.valleyviewcasino.com/Dining/blackblue.aspx
  • Phone: (760) 291-2130
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michael Knowles
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining room that can accommodate up to 20 people. A/V(50" Plasma display) available for presentations or entertainment
  • Private Party Contact: Monique Hawkins (760) 291-2131

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Wolford Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer both complimentary Valet parking as well as easy access to our new Casino garage.
A word from Black and Blue Steakhouse and Lounge - Valley View Casino
Black&Blue is a contemporary American Steakhouse with Las Vegas flair and a hometown atmosphere, and was recently named San Diego’s “Best Steakhouse” in Channel 10’s 2008 A-List Awards! At Black&Blue we offer the choicest meats, freshest seafood and most dazzling desserts to delight the mind and body. The room has been designed with deep wood, cool granite and sexy style to transport the guest into a world of indulgence and taste. Unwind with conversation and creative cocktails in our Black&Blue Lounge. Then move into our main room where Chef Michael Knowles will impress you with his inventive dishes and innovative takes on classic favorites. At Black&Blue, you will receive the ultimate in guest service in an atmosphere that’s friendly and fun. To fully enjoy the Black&Blue dining experience, please be prepared to spend an hour and a quarter with us. Visit us at Black&Blue for a dining experience you’ll never forget.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great steak and excellent Martinis, Caroline is a wonderful server"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very good food, if you like fresh seafood and steaks, this place is second to none. Everything is well thought out and delicious! Amazing creativity, it is a pure delight to dine there with very high quality of food and service, we love this place, we are never disappointed with the food or service, a must go place for all food lovers!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Another wonderful dining experience at the B&B. We had an excellent meal – for once we did not order too, much food – and the service was good. The head captain came to our table and performed a card game which was fun, but unrewarding. Yes, that will be our complaint for the evening. But, who likes to lose? We enjoy gaming, but the Black and Blue Steakhouse always draws us back to the Valley View Casino."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "i was not happy with the service and the quality of the food. We have dined here about 20 times over the last 12 months and this was the worst food offering we have ever had. Looks as if a change in management has hurt the overall running of this restaurant. When i spend $250 for a party of four I would like decent attentive service, and the food to be superb. Sorry this was not the case this evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had an early reservation for dinner. Dimmed lighting, classy but modern decor. Upscale but not stuffy. Waiter Lubo was friendly and great sense of humor. His explanations of revolving items on menu was helpful. Checked in with chef when he found out I had tree nut allergies. Dinner was served promptly, hot, and delicious. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had anniversary dinner, exceptional service. The staff knew us by name the entire time we were there."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is great the service is wonderful and all the people there are friendly"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food is great the service is wonderful and all the people there are friendly"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is great the service is wonderful and all the people there are friendly"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food is great the service is wonderful and all the people there are friendly"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent food preparation, restaurant not busy at all, considering Saturday night. Spent a lovely 3 hour dinner, drinks before and coffee and desert at the end. No pressure to hurry, sit and relax and talked the night away."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Chef Knowles knocked it out of the park for my fiance's birthday! The service was just perfect, would definitely recommend to anyone that is considering. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for special occasions. The Halibet was amazing and the roasted asparagus was to die for. My cousin had the Filet and said it was the best she had ever eaten. The Server was well versed in the dishes and the wines. We were taken very good care of. Service was well-timed and friendly. The Peach Sorbet was a perfect way to end the meal. I have already recommended this restaurant fto friends and family."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This is really fine dining and great service. Our third time there and we will be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The dining room was so romantic and the food very good the service was excellent and music was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Positive: GREAT service! Downsides: Expected much more from this "upscale" restaurant. Food was expensive, but nothing special. Atmosphere is lacking. It is like someone decided "Hey, we have to have a fancy restaurant" in the casino, and so they threw one in. Not warm, not engaging...just there. Food choices are somewhat limited, although the shrimp cocktail we had was really good. We also did not appreciate that they include an 18% tip on the bill. You have to ask the waitress who served you to change it...which most people won't do. In our case, service was so good I would have tipped 20%, but not after they 'mandated' a tip. We won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our fourth or fifth visit to the steakhouse, and have been more than impressed each time. Stacks up with all other steakhouses in the Ruths Chris, Morton's, Donovan's and Capital Grille arena, short of their wine list. Great food well presented with solid service. Cant wait for next time."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We have been to Black and Blue, a few time's, and have never been disappointed! Our last time there, April 5th, we had another wonderful experience. Our waitress, Maya, was very helpful and answered any question's we had. Our entrees were delicious and cooked just right. My husband loved his bison and my chilean seabass, was delicious! I wish we had had room for dessert, but we did leave with leftovers to enjoy, the next day. We'll be back next month!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Service, Classy and Comfortable Enviornment. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary there. When I made the reservation they asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. When we arrived the waiter greeted us by name and said Happy Anniversary. Wow, that was really nice that he took the time to read the reservation card. The service was amazing and the food was fantastic. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating an event or as a really nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It was a birthday so we wanted someplace special. Everything was à la cart but worth it. Bake potato was large enough for two people. Salads, and soup were also large enough to split. The restaurant itself is fairly plain however the food makes up for it. They did have one dinner for $75 that included everything and was well worth it. After dinner before the bill came we had a chance to gamble on that one dinner if we wished. It was a fun experience although our gambling did not pay off. But I would definitely do it again. Service, average to good, ambiance about the same. Dinner was amazing."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The night was excellent, great food, wonderful friends and a soothing and comfortable atmosphere. Servers were on top of everything! Truly a wonderful, happy experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We dine at many steak houses each year; The steaks were below average, they were much better on a previous visit"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was our second visit and disappointed in the service. The meal was excellent, we had the rib eye and halibut. Pass on the sweet potatoes. When our meal was served, we were asked if we would like more bread, and the waiter noticed we had not been served any. It immediately arrived at the table. No refills were offered until after we had finished our meal. It was not a busy night, so not sure why they were not more attentive. Don't think we'll be going back to Black and Blue since it's a 2 hour drive for us."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "BAD SERVICE. GREAT FOOD. Reservations on Valentine's Day for 8:00 pm... hostess (who was also seating people for some reason) said 15 minute wait. That became a 25 minute wait in the bar, which wasn't busy but had a 10 minute wait for drinks. Finally seated... 10 minute wait for water, 20 more minute wait for drinks, hour wait for food. Food was actually good. Rarely saw waitress. Steak was medium, not medium rare, but still tasted good. Ordered more drinks that finally came when we were paying the check, which automatically added 17% gratuity - normal for party of 8, not for a party of 2. We might try it again on a non-special occasion day, but for the same price, probably should've just went to Donovan's or Fleming's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Every time I eat at this gem the entire party is amazed at how each and every bite is memorable. It's true testament to a restaurant where you rave about the sides when usually it is the mains that get the attention. One of our party got lamb as her main. The one bite she shared took me back to my time in New Zealand where they really know how to cook lamb, hogget and mutton. This was truly tasty. As each course arrived we remarked on how we wanted the portions to be larger (more, please) but at the end of dinner we laughed as not one item had been completely consumed. We left happy, sated and with food for the next day nibblings."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We live nearby, and decided to try it after reading all the yelp reviews. I made our Valentines reservation 1 week in advance. The service was wonderful! I ordered the cowboy ribeye and my husband the filet, both delicious and perfectly prepared. We didn't try any appetizers, but ordered the maui onion soup, truffle-parmesan fries, and brussel sprout sides. All delicious. The bread basket selections were amazing. We also ordered the iced tea (w iced tea cubes) that come w the carafes of lemon and sugar syrup. The brownie dessert was wonderful as well. It was a 2 hour dining experience, but we hardly noticed. The food came out at a good pace, despite how busy it was. Def a fave and we will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love your restaurant and we enjoy the sufle every time"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This has been the fifth time with you. Feb 14/14 was not favorable. Twenty min to get some one to notice us. Could not fine bread person,ask three times before coming over to us. The food was good once it arrived. Was disappointed the French onion soup was gone and replaced with an different type of soup. Rogs"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love the bread they serve, it's delicious and they offer a great variety. I had the Chilean sea bass and it was scrumptious! My husband had the filet mignon and that too was so good. The iced tea is a must. We also got a brie salad and it was so yummy! Love this place! Our server was Caroline and she was in point and attentive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Black & Blue. Our first visit we received extraordinary service despite the restaurant being busy. The staff the first visit was very attentive and prompt. This time the restaurant was less then half full, and our service was standard. We were not greeted by our server for over 10 min after being seated. We asked if she would check with the chef and make sure the mashed potatoes were gluten free and let us know, and instead of returning to our table to let us know, they just brought the potatoes with the steaks. Our drinks (ice tea/water) were left empty for periods of time and we had to call over the staff for a refill 2x. Although we ordered md rare steaks, they were burnt and crispy on the outside, gross."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The smiling hostess quickly seated our group and our waiter Tony made sure that everyone had drinks within minutes. As the appetizers arrived Monique the manager came by and thank us for being there! The Rib eye, Porterhouse and Filet were cooked to perfection ! The attention to detail made us feel special and welcomed. The teamwork among the workers was evident in the service they provided ! The food portions were adequate and cooked exactly to the way we ordered them !"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Best presentation on the Surf & Turf dinner item and then to find it was also the BEST food in taste, quality and overall preparation was a great surprise as we were 1st time diners there. We sat in booth (there were 3 of us) and very comfortable..however. would highly recommend they change the table seating (center of room) as it was too institutional in setting area and not appealing...too many tables together looked like they were planning for group of 20 + (2 rows) should be more scattered and diagonal tables to make more comfortable arrangment"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "ambiance nice. bread was delicious and nice to have a variety of choices. lettuce wedge & cesaer salad - really good. med-rare filet mignon was too salty, charred on the outside and dry on the inside. loved the brownie ice cream dessert and cappuccino. service was great."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We enjoy the Black and Blue Restaurant. When you sit down, they bring you a hot towel to clean your hands. After ordering, there are a selection of breads that are brought to the table. If this is your first time you should try them all. Listen for the "Chef's Creations". I had a heirloom Beet Salad which was wonderful. Yummy!!! ;). I had the lamb and it did NOT disappoint!! My husband had the Sea Bass.......super moist fish. Definitely a must have. Go there hungry, try as much as possible. Our favorites.....Lobster tower, shrimp cocktail, seasonal greens, the wedge salad, cowboy ribeye, the filet, the lamb, handmade pasta dish, desserts. The B & B cares about your experience down to the iced tea (ice tea ice cubes) to the hot chocolate."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It is always worth it. We tend to stay on the left side of the menu so we can play in more flavors. Left side is Appetizers, Sides, Salads, and Soups. If you are in the mood to enjoy Chef Knowles creations then I always recommend you explore the chef choice and chef creations. Last time was a winter salad with pickled crones (absolutely delicious). My honest recommendation is to get the sides of Cheesy Polenta and then get the Forest Mushrooms. That is a great way to have an appetizer. Simple and superb. We are self proclaimed foodies and we find ourselves returning to Black and Blue frequently. We end up here more than any other restaurant."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I recently dined at the Black and Blue with a friend and every dish that was served was a delight. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any of my friends. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "A nice restaurant for a luxury meal in Valley Center. The service is excellent. They also serve wonderful fancy little extras that are amazing. Four different choices of bread served with a special soft herbal salted butter, a little tray with smoked almonds and olives before the bread and the coffee comes with whipped cream, caramel, chocolate sauce and chocolate spoons on a little tray. Our waiter was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We chose to go to the Black and Blue for our anniversary dinner because we were already familiar with the establishment.. Excellent food, environment and attentive service, will keep us coming back."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This place is an exclusive dining treat located within Valley View casino. You are definitely stepping up in quality of food, service and price. You feel like you are getting special treatment from the start and your every need is catered to quickly and politely. We enjoyed it for a special day and will probably keep it for such purposes mostly due to price."
    Dined on 12/12/2013