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Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino
Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino

Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viejas.com/html/dining/grove.html
  • Email: rlillystone@viejas.com
  • Phone: (619) 445-5400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Lunch Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: James Donovan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Viejas offers year-round entertainment, from spectacular Concerts in the Park to more intimate performances in the DreamCatcher. Plus, free weekend entertainment in a nightclub environment in the V Lounge. That’s why Viejas was named the place for Best Live Entertainment and Best Dance Club by the readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Viejas is the place for entertainment!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Viejas can host your event – from intimate gatherings to private parties. Viejas will handle all the details so you don’t have to and accommodate your every need. Please contact, Renee Lillystone at rlillystone@Viejas.com for availability and pricing.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Take the “We Love Winners” bus to Viejas Casino with convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout San Diego. For the latest schedule, go to Viejas.com or call 619-445-5400.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Grove has both valet and regular parking.
A word from Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino
The Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino offers a dining experience that’s a cut above. The Grove was Voted San Diego’s Best Steakhouse by the readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune. At the Grove Steakhouse, our butcher cuts your steaks daily. We are proud to serve Certified Angus Beef. Our Beef is aged for a minimum of 28 days, which leads to a much more flavorful and tender steak. In addition to our incomparable steak selections, savor delicious seafood, an eclectic wine list, and incredible desserts. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will cater to your every need. We offer an incredible meal in an elegant atmosphere. Book a table at the Grove Steakhouse and experience superb cuisine and superb value.

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Diner Reviews
  • "The staff were fast, friendly, very hospitable and provided outstanding service throughout our dining experience. While the food was a bit on the pricey side, the fact that it was delicious and perfectly prepared made it worth every penny we spent. As a retired Navy person (and an 18 year Army Brat before that) I have traveled the world/US extensively and eaten at many fine restaurants and can say that The Grove was unequivocally, in terms of service and quality of food, the finest dining I have experienced to date."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoy our lunches at the Grove Steakhouse. Angie, the lunchtime waiter is at least half the reason why. She anticipates our needs, makes good recommendations and goes out of her way to make our dining experience very pleasurable."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The prime rib was very tough. I could hardly cut it with my steak knife and chewing it was impossible. I think I would have had a better prime rib at the free buffet, but I paid $30 for mine. The service was OK, the Cesar salad and wild mushrooms were great. I have eaten at this restaurant before and it has been getting worse as time has passed. I used to recommend this restaurant to everyone but today I would not recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I had the Lobster, even the lobster was excellent, I was a little disappointed that all that came with the meal was a salad and bread. I think $55 should have covered the side and possibly a dessert. My husband had steak and 1/2 lobster and the we paid extra as well for the side. We love coming to Viejas and my husband and I wanted a special dinner. Kind of felt we paid too much for what we got."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our group had a great time, but the noise level was a bit high from two tables away. We could not hear ourselves talking until they left. The food was excellent and we are definitely coming back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This Casino based restaurant is very good, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was fine. Of particular importance was that even though the restaurant is in a casino (that allows smoking in parts of it) there was no smoke smell in the restaurant at all."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "wonderful food and great service. Even though the menu may be slightly pricy. However, it is a steakhouse after all. Especially with the player card's discount and food comp. It is really a super good deal for fine dining."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not Donavan's but pretty darn good for the money, and a pretty descent steak for the money"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This is a higher end steak house but at a much more affordable price"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The night was fun and the menu was great! Our server was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They remodeled the restruant, so they now have a private party room. BAD call, the party there on V-Day was so loud. If it wasn't for the fact we had ordered our food I would have left. They need to control the noise level, it's not Chuckey Cheese."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is my 4th time eating at this restaurant and I have had the same feeling each time. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful. I would recommend you eating here late in the evening after a full day of gambling."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were given gift cards for this restaurant. I was a little hesitant after reading the other reviews. But, I enjoyed the whole dinner, from the corn chowder soup to the salmon entrea to the dessert I sharerd with my husband. The service was excellent. The waiter even told us how to save more money! What a delight! The noise level and ambiance was acceptable."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "As always for special occasions, this is the place. For food quality and ambiance The Grove can't be beat."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the remodeled bar area and revised menu at the Grove, where we are regulars. All of the lunch menu items are under $20, most are under $15 and all of them are delicious. Planning on going back again next weekend!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Ordered prime rib medium it came out well done. medium to me will be pink on the inside but this had no pink, side dishes were good. i am not one to send items back, i will just never go there again. Noise level was good until the couple behind me started to argue about everything!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Environment and service was very good but prices for the food were not worth it!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The crab legs were plentiful and very well prepared, an excellent dining experience! A surprise considering its part of a casino!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were staying at the Viejas Hotel and celebrating a birthday We made reservations and were promptly seated when the group arrived. We each had something different such as filet, prime rib, pork chop, pasta, appetizers. Everyone enjoyed their meal and was very happy with the excellent service. Then received a birthday creme brulee dessert which topped it off!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had dinner there this past Saturday evening. The service and food was good, but it was so loud with the other groups being there, we were ready to get out of there after our meal."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Wonderful surprise driving from Tucson to San Diego. Will go again."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Was a great evening had good time the food was good and my waiter Felix was fantastic"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Unfortunately my husband and I really loved the restaurant better before the menu changed. It was our traditional New Years Eve dining spot but I think we'll be dining elsewhere from now on. Honestly the ambience was just great the way it was. I think classing it up was the wrong thing to do. The menu changes really put a damper on our dining experience, not just because of the price changes but the food choices before were much more realistic to the customer base. It wasn't broken so I don't understand why it got fixed :( The staff was wonderful though as usual."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The scallops were undercooked and served cold. My lobster was tough and dry. The crab cakes were tasty but fell apart making them difficult to dish up. They no longer serve the walnut/spinach salad which was so good. My husband's prime rib was also on the cool side and the au jus was actually gelatinized. The Grove has a very nice ambiance and the wait staff are excellent. I was told the prior chef (when the food was sooooo great) is no longer with the restaraunt."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We opted for the special 5-course meal offered just for New Year's. It started with Cauliflower Bisque, which was so delicious, followed by a Pear Salad, Shrimp and Couscous appetizer, a Lobster Filet Oscar--filet mignon topped with Bearnaise Sauce and lobster meat! The dessert was a Chocolate Mousse. All very delicious. As always the service is wonderful from the hostess to the server to the bussers. A wonderful way to say farewell to 2013 and look forward to 2014."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very good food and the service was outstanding. Crab legs are a must. Salad lacked a bit. Was advertised as heirloom tomatoes and can"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The prices are high abut the food is very good. Everything is ala cart, adding to the bill. Just be aware - so we only go on special occasions. The service from the waitstaff was excellent. The hostess initially set the four of us at an odd round table set for six when many tables for four were available - and we had a reservation for four. Bad planning I guess - we then requested a table for four and had to wait for it to be set up. That was the only oddity and we were escorted out of the restaurant to wait as others looked on. Didn't care for that."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "For a change from our typical dining experience, the Grove was very satisfying. The meal was well prepared and very nicely presented. The ambience was quiet and the room was nicely decorated. Our booth gave us a feeling of privacy without being isolated. The service staff was friendly and efficient. I highly recommend the Grove for the celebration of a special event in your life."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great food and excellent service from our server, Felix. Our favorite fine dining spot in San Diego's East County."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My companion and I spent a lovely Christmas Eve at the Grove Steak House. We started with a Shrimp cocktail and a Caesar Salad. Both were excellent. The anchovies were superb and the salad is big enough to share. For entrees we chose the 10 oz filet, and the short ribs. Both were first-rate and flavorful.The steak was cooked exactly as described. While mashed potatoes was not an advertised side, they are listed as coming with the short ribs. I requested mashed potatoes as well, and they were happy to accommodate. Again the serving would have been enough to share. Our server, Michael, was attentive, helpful and friendly. We brought in a special bottle of wine, and the corkage fee of $9.00 was more than reasonable."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "great time with friends....excellent customer servide from hostess to dessert! our waitress was awesome and made our experience memorable. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The service was good and the food was appetizing. It was an upscale east county locale that we didn't have to drive far to enjoy."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "From the easy parking,the quick entry and the helpful hotel and casino staff not to mention the wonderful service and food the evening was very enjoyable. Thank you Viejas"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The food is well prepared and delicious. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. A good menu to please all tastes."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very pleasant and acommodating staff. Nice atmosphere. Terrific menu. We enjoyed our dining experience and will return."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The food is excellent, the wait staff is helpful, experienced, and friendly, and the new decor is bright but not glitzy. Its a good idea to get a reservation, which I did on line - and it was quick and easy. Once you've dined at the Grove, you will keep coming back (as I have)."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Have eaten here seve times and we can count on a great meal no matter what we select... Best of all is their service, though, responsive and quick... Sure beats the lines, crowd at the buffet!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The ambience, service, and food were AMAZING! We highly recommend Grove Steakhouse!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My wife and I had Dinner early last Friday evening at the Grove Steakhouse at Viejas. We were at Viejas for the East County Chamber of Commerce. I had the scallops, my wife had the petite filite. My scallops were the best I ever had and the portion was great. My wifes steak was cooked exactly the way she likes it. Felix was our server and he was perfect. Service was very good. This restaurant has a few tables and some booths. The sound level was such the we could hear each other without yelling We will be sure to return."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "While this was the only nice dining place at Viejas Casino, we were not real happy with the food. It was rather bland and not up to what it should have been for their prices. The service was good but we could see why the place was not even half full as the food left a lot to be desired and we will go elsewhere in the future when we are in this area."
    Dined on 11/21/2013