The Ranch at Las Colinas fka Cadillac Ranch Restaurant
The Ranch at Las Colinas fka Cadillac Ranch Restaurant
  • Address:
    857 West John W Carpenter Freeway
    Irving, TX 75039
    Neighborhood:
    Las Colinas / Irving
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Ranch at Las Colinas fka Cadillac Ranch Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theranchlc.com/
  • Phone: 972-506-7267x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Troy Walker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us out on The Porch for live music Tuesday - Saturday. From Amarillo to Austin, if they've rocked Texas, they'll be playing at The Ranch at Las Colinas.
    Please visit us at www.theranchlc.com/live-music to see our full live entertainment calendar.
  • Special Events: Half Price Wine on all Bottles every Saturday Night!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 114 and MacArthur
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Full complimentary valet.
A word from The Ranch at Las Colinas fka Cadillac Ranch Restaurant
The Ranch at Las Colinas is one of the few places on earth where a hard working ranch hand and a high powered business man can dine together and both feel comfortable. A restaurant with its roots reaching deep into Texas soil. Our shrimp and Redfish are caught from the Texas Gulf. We source our Texas Kobe Beef from the southern plains.


If you’re looking for a true taste of Texas, come to The Ranch at Las Colinas – a restaurant rich in Texas tradition with a wildly contemporary side.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Ranch at Las Colinas fka Cadillac Ranch Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (74)fit for foodies (48)great for lunch (48)special occasion (47)vibrant bar scene (34)neighborhood gem (33)hot spot (29)great for outdoor dining (24)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (20)notable wine list (20)late-night find (14)romantic (11)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Oklahoma guy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Decent food, terrible service, very noisy. We brought out-of-town business colleagues to dinner and were embarrassed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak was very good
    Okrancher
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had the wagyu ribeye for two. It was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • like2eat
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was very good and service was excellent. They use a lot of local ingredients and naturally raised meats. A little loud for conversation and a quiet romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great "Texas" Experience
    Lfrostesq
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is a fantastic place to take family or business associates from out-of-state if you want to give them a real Texas experience (without being "touristy"). Great upscale Texas ambiance, excellent service, and absolutely outstanding food! Try the grilled chipotle meatloaf! Amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic date night
    RLHorst
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I visited this restaurant based on online reviews. It was fabulous! Great ambiance, great selections and fantastic food. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is oner the top
    Grant
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A truly remarkable experience every time! I love taking out of town guests to The Ranch as it guarantees a WOW factor. Server Patrick helped and supported a slight menu deviation and journey to a special whole food, plant-based extraordinary meal. He even added the order and my name to 'the system' for future reference and ease of ordering.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Met a friend fpr dinner, had great food, an awesome waiter and didnt break the bank!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food, good drinks
    LchiafulloVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have been here a few times, and each time was the same. The servers each time have been terrific and knowledgeable, the food is good and consistent, and the Texas beers on tap rotate fairly frequently. Try the elk tacos and the chicken fried steak!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, but noisy
    PacificNWisHome
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by the wine selection. It is difficult to find great wines at moderately-priced restaurants but there was a good selection here. The food is mostly locally sourced which is great. The menu had a wide variety of choices with a Texas theme throughout. My companion and I had the same entrée (the baby back ribs) and those were very good, with a side of BBQ sauce that had a pleasant kick to it. Appetizers and salads were very good too. The staff was friendly, talkative, and visited the table with pleasing frequency. The only negative was that the noise level was too high for a dinner experience. There were times I could not hear my companion sitting across from me. Otherwise, the ambience was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gloppy Business Lunch
    Hobster
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Ranch provides a good atmosphere for entertaining clients and coworkers. I do wish that more vegetables were offered with the entrees. The plate contents are shades of brown. It would be nice to offset this with some green vegetables. My dinner guest offered me the broccolini from her plate. It was tough and stringy. The website menu says the herb grilled split farm bird comes with charred tomatoes and oven roasted potatoes. But my order was served with potato hash. When I inquired about this to the waiter, he showed me the restaurant menu lists potato hash. It tasted like peppery potato glop. I won't order that again. I'll stick with a burger. The tea was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Courteous Staff and Great Food
    PickyEater
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We couldn't have had a nicer time. I visited The Ranch for lunch with a colleague and what a great place to dine. The atmosphere is just perfect. The staff and management team were so attentive to our needs. Oh my goodness and the cornbread is awesome. If you've never tried it, you should cheat a little the next time you visit. It is just the best. The only thing I wish is that they would go back and serve it in the old style directly from the good old iron skillet. It's just a wonderful the way it is served now as a muffin style but there's just something to serving it sliced from an iron skillet. Additionally, it keeps is much warmer. Love it, love it, love it. Great place. You should try it for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Texas Atmosphere
    SWilliams
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food and service were excellent! We had the chicken fried steak and catfish -- both made me wish I lived in Texas again. Valet parking is a plus as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prepare to get hustled
    KenBVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food ok. We had a group of 6 for a later searing ( 8:45) following an alumni event. We had a warm welcome and were seated promptly. I felt the server sensed an expense account dinner was very aggressive in pushing the extra. Like high end starters and a magnum if wine. We did buy a a few bottles. He offered to decant the first. Problem was, it really was not a decanter. But a device that made it easy to pour it. Frankly... The service was insulting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish we had one in Plano :)
    toumbleweed
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting Irving for a Musical and stopped by for an early dinner. I use to work in the Urban Towers so I had been here before. We live in West Plano so we have local access to Mexican Sugar and Whiskey Cake (Same owner group I believe). Those are EXCELLENT and current Plano Hot-Hot Spots! Wish we had a "The Ranch" in Plano...hint-hint. Its almost worth the drive :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality and Consistency
    ewm3lisa
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been coming to The Ranch for a couple of years now and they never fail to deliver. I bring friends, family, clients, and business associates in on a regular basis. My favorite is the Smoked Fried Chicken; It's a regular on the dinner menu and I'm usually there on Wednesdays to have it as their lunch special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened to the food
    Gotmygoat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I used to just love to bring my customers to the Ranch; however, the last couple of times I have not been too impressed by the quality of the food. There was no love in my fall back favorite! And to make matters worse there was no inspiration to be had on the menu... Come on people you started out fantastic and the atmosphere is still there but even the simple stuff like the flatbread with goat cheese was bland and lacking flavor. It is pretty sad when goat cheese is in the name of the item and you can barely find the cheese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roadhouse, but way WAY better
    TheIgleVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is one of the best locations in Las Colinas I have found. For ages my gf and I have complained there's no local, non-chain restaurant that serves good food and drink for a nice dinner. Little did I know this was hiding behind taco diner off the hwy. The food is great Texas style locally sourced with healthy servings to make up for their $25+ price point. Drinks are a bit pricy to me but are great quality so I can't be too upset. Happy hour seems like a home run though we missed it on our first visit. I will be coming back. That is for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to lunch place
    DFWSGJ
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    So lucky to have such a great place near my office for lunch. Eat here often. Love that smoked fried chicken with the sublime mini potato salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    Foodielg
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was very slow. Not much different than a Chilis experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pretty Darned Good
    RebmarmadVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The buffalo burger was juicy and tender, which is not an easy thing pull off with such lean meat. It probably helped that I ordered mine medium. Was duly impressed by the accompanying fries, which were hand-cut and fried fresh. My husband's catfish was similarly fresh with a crispy, seasoned cornmeal batter that took me back to the fish fries of my childhood :-) Should have made a note of our server's name because she was OUTSTANDING, and she mentioned she'd been there for years--hard to keep good staff in a restaurant, so that must mean good management. Almost forgot to mention that the craft cocktails are out of this world, albeit pricey, but that's just the cost of a craft cocktail in Big D. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    EatingOut
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Good and plentiful food. Good service too. Pricing is fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful time
    QDinTX
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I love this place. The farm to fork philosophy is amazing. Everything is fresh and yummy. Service is always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    uiscookie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    IT WAS FANTASTIC , food was great, drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    SueMVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We found this restaurant while traveling for business. The steak selection is great. The goat cheese grits were amazing. We had a great waiter too - gave us time and space to eat, drink and relax. Great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Steak was amazing - great flavor - pecan pie was also good !!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local Restaurant
    ItFits
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We found The Ranch a few years ago and have always enjoyed dining there. We love the farm to market kind of approach and always have difficulty picking what we want to eat there as everything is excellent. The Sunday buffets for holidays and special days are the best we have ever found. We just were at the Father's Day Buffet and it was outstanding. The amount of food that is available is over the top and everything was great. Our family really enjoyed it. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing brunch!
    ColleyvilleKristi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Took our dads here for Father's Day Brunch and thought it was fantastic. Very elaborate buffet--too many choices almost! We mostly did small plates and shared at the table so we could try a variety of items. Loved the shrimp, ribs, warm potato salad, taco bar. The waiter, Nick, was great--very attentive and funny. Would like to go back and try something off the regular menu soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, but pricey
    TXmomma
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Ranch at Las Colinas is a great place to go, but is pricey. Their local and Texas native offerings are very flavorful and usually a tad spicy, but you pay for it on the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    FoodEater
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Yum, what a great restaurant. Well-cooked, locally sourced food, delicious cocktails, great service, what's not to love. For some reason the waiters always ask why you've come there (to eat your food, duh), but overlooking that quirk it's probably the nicest restaurant in Irving other than Via Real.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always loud but always good.
    tough2please
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My father was in town so we took him to The Ranch for the variety of selections, including vegetables. Randall provided great service in spite of our busy 6:30 reservation time. Tuesday night and the place was still fairly packed, thanks to several large groups. Elk tacos were great as usual but it would be nice to have the option of no red onions. Chipotle meatloaf never fails. Finally tried the black snapper since the redfish has been downsized and was very happy with my decision. Grilled asparagus always great but broccolini still has too much tobacco smell/flavor for my preference. Grilled skirt steak salad was good but it never seems particularly special to me. We were short on time so we will double up on dessert next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Atmosphere
    Michael
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This is a fun restaurant, I have been back a few times. It's not the best steak I've had (I call out anyone in my top 10), but pretty good nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Time
    ThaddVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had a great time. The food was good and the atmosphere was spectacular. Sat in the bar. Love the waitress. She was helpful, nice and good at keeping our drinks filled up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service, great food and noise!
    dallasborn
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere, but the noise level at lunch was not comfortable for conversation. I would not return for a dinner meal if I wanted to enjoy the company.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitors
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Thank you for for exemplary service and food. I was able to give our out of town guest a Texas feel restaurant perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Too busy for groups during the weekday lunch hour but delicious food and great service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty ordinary
    Winetime
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Fairly ordinary restaurant with indifferent service, at least from our waiter. He went through the motions without listening. At one time he honestly said, as he passed by the table without even breaking stride, "how is everything tasting? Fantastic? Great." Had he stayed I would have pointed out that the food was not fantastic. In addition, he referred to me as "Bud" which, given that I am easily old enough to be his father, was particularly annoying. The steak I had was ordinary. The appetizers, onion rings and fried green tomatoes, were decent. There is no reason to return to this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Quality
    joss
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I am in DFW for business and I went here for dinner. The food was very good. I sat at the bar and the wait staff was very attentive. I would reccomend The Ranch to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We always enjoy the Ranch. My steak was tender and juicy... But I wish they had free bread service like other steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a gem!
    Nmac
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I love The Ranch. By far it is my favorite. While I wish this restaurant was closer to us, it's worth the hour drive. Food is always fresh and prepared perfectly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glyn
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Dinner- Food was good. Service was great. A little to much noise for me but I am 51 years old.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic