Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino
Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino

Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://viejas.com/grove-steakhouse
  • Phone: 6194455400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, 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: 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.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to dine at the Grove Steakhouse. You must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Do not drink and drive, drink to excess or drink with certain medications or medical conditions.
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Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)romantic (25)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (9)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    jksd
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were disappointed by the food. And ultimately the follow through with regard to concerns. I am at a lose as to why the entire entrée wasn't remade from scratch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I cannot express my gratitude enough, from beginning to end. You outdid yourselves. The food was great. The service was top notch. We brought guests everyone was impressed with this evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Anniversary tradition
    PrimeSteakLover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been coming here for about ten years and the food has never disappointed. They prepare high quality meat and fish to perfection. The sides are also outstanding and their selection of wines is above par. I also like that the chef comes out to the table to see what the customer's opinion on her dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grove @ Viejas Casino
    gr8eats
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Grove was a GREAT dining experience. The food was great, but the service was OUTSTANDING! They made our anniversary special. Thanks Grove!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Grove - Memorable dining
    hard2please
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to The Grove for my birthday. Can I just say the service was "Outstanding!" I can't say it enough! You are served an amuse bouche when you first sit down. How lovely was that?! We ordered cocktails & beer as my son is a craft beer person. They don't have much in the way of craft beer but the cocktails actually have alcohol in them! I'm sure you have ordered a cocktail and ask yourself, "Did they put any alcohol in this?" The strawberry mojito was delicious. We ordered 3 different apps. The calamari was tender-not chewy & the carpaccio was delicate. Dinner was yummy, baked potato was loaded & huge. Prime rib & steak cooked to perfection! Oh & the sauces made it come together! Dessert was creme brulee-cracked perfectly & decadent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    Goots65
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my wife to dinner at The Grove to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. The service and food was excellent. A free dessert to celebrate our anniversary was a nice touch! We'll definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleased
    Alpiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service here was top tier in every aspect. Delicious food. The Grove has all the small details that contribute to a lovely experience. I love coffee after dinner, and unlike many restaurants they brought a carafe. So no searching for a refill. Thank you Karina and Theo for such excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Enjoyable Experience
    HappyDiners1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I had a great celebration of our 46th wedding anniversary at the Grove. The food was tasty as well as special, and the service was outstanding. Every wait-person served us ... not just one person with the others refusing to make eye-contact which often happens. We'd recommend this place for a special occasion, because it would be rather pricey for for an everyday meal unless you're much better off than we. My wife had a casino card which automatically gave us a discount. We also liked the black and white theme and found the place rather romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food and Great Service
    MQDiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We went for a Birthday dinner between a few friends and we had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and all 6 of us loved our entrees. This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions and we have a great experience every time we go. The service was amazing and there is always the added bonus of having fun in the casino after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adds to your evening
    Taylor
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had dinner here before hitting the casino to celebrate a birthday. Good food and service. Nice to have a fine dining spot within the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vbbum
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great place for us to celebrate our anniversary. We will be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JAKA
    jaka
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is not the Grove Steak House we have gone to for years. Now that remodeling is complete, the atmosphere is a combination of Aquatic (blue mosaic tiles on columns w/aqua seat back cushions; Alice in Wonderland with black/white diamond booth back cushions and white pearlized vinyl seats and Russian Ice Bar with stark white decor/trees in the center. With so many hard surfaces, it was overly loud and not what one would associate with a "Steak House". The chef tried to mimic the Chicken Mediterrano (no longer on the menu) which we appreciate. Unfortunately we were told later he has never seen or made it before which was apparent in the taste. Food - '0', Ambiance '0', service '10'. Don't waste your money....not worth the cost!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • idk...
    fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    the Lobster grilled cheese was not good to me. it needed more cheese. I like the variety of bread and the soups tasted good and the salad was good as well. the chicken pesto sandwich had a sweet chutney or jelly and that was not good. i would try it again, but i think dinner may be better. we went for lunch. i was disappointed truthfully
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Wally World Experience
    Gabby
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have an annual get together with good friends in between the week of the Over The Line Tournament. The Grove has been our choice for many years now. Your private room is exactly what our group needs, since we get a little noisy! Kathy has been our hostess for several years now and we love her. As usual, the wine, cocktails and food was outstanding. Keep up the great work! Thank you again, Dawn Peyton
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Night
    LobsterDiva
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 43 wedding anniversary dinner at the Grove. Our waiter was very nice and attentive to all our needs, as was the hostess who sat us. Everyone was extremely nice. We started off with a lovely bread basket, with many different breads to try. It came with a olive bread, that when dipped in the melted butter, was to die for. We ordered steak and lobster, with loaded baked potato, and salad to start. Their blue cheese dressing was extremely good, best we have had for a long time. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and had a wonderful flavor, but the star of the night was the lobster. It was so tender and sweet, absolutely delicious, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty food
    EEEE
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was delicious, but we were overall disappointed. We used to frequent The Grove 5+ years ago, so we wanted to order our favorites. The calamari is no doubt the best in town, but now the portion is half of what it used to be. The prime rib was delicous as before, but came out cold...both or our prime ribs. The wait was a bit long for our main course, so we were too hungry to send it back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food we have ever had
    mofood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love & appreciate good food & flavor. most restaurants we always have to season our food. Here everything was spot on In flavor. Caesar salad & mushroom ravioli were delicious as appetizers. The Seabass & Shrimp special with vegetable Ratatouille was out of this world. The Filet Mignon, melted in our mouths.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My dining experience at the Grove Steakhouse inside Viejas was great! The 10 oz. prime rib was excellent. Prepared perfectly, to MedRare as I'd requested. The service was also very good. Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tristan Lobster, oh boy!
    Froglady
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This was my husband's birthday dinner. We ordered lobster and was it good! They have changed the kind of lobster they use; it is Tristan lobster, Australian, and it is twice the size of the usual lobsters. They boil then grill it and it is very tasty. Saul was our server, and as usual, very genial, excellent service, and thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money!
    charcrustVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My husband I recently had dinner at the Grove. 20-25 minutes for our salads, followed by two porterhouse steaks (requested medium rare-came medium at best), "loaded"baked potato (tasted liked it was pre-made/cooked, then microwaved). After paying bill, 15-20 minutes passed. We couldn't leave fast enough! Do not plan on going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    Letusdine
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I enjoy eating out and being taken care of, the staff was great but the food for the price was not Even comparable to blank angus. I expect more from such a wealthy organization. Or at least the price to reflect the quality
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything excellet, especially your host at the entrance, Karina I think is her name, will be back son.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 449 reviews are from the Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino reviews archive.
  • Friday night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I EAT AT THE STEAKHOUSE A COUPLE TIMES A YEAR AND I LOVE IT! I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT MORE BUT WITH 2 TODDLERS I DON'T GET OUT MUCH.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Froglady
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Our server Kathy, as always, was great, friendly, remembered our previous favorite drinks, food, and habits. The bus person was efficient, courteous, helped with take-out food. All their servers are excellent, i.e., Felix; although he was not our server this time around, he came by to greet us and make us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great mothers day treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    i made reservations in the morning and had plenty of availables times to choose great food thanks again for making her mothers day great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made this our favorite
    pianopaul
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We always experience a pleasant lunch or dinner when dining at the Grove. The quality of the food, the excellent service, sometimes provided by Cathy, and the quiet ambience have made this restaurant our very favorite place to eat near Alpine. Whenever we have a special occasion or friends dropping by the Grove is usually our choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Grove Steakhouse provided top notch service. Friendly, effiencent and knowledgable. Food was cooked just as ordered and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    MEdinner
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We made dinner reservations for our Anniversary,and we couldn't have picked a better place,the service was outstanding the steaks were delicious and the wine selection was delectable and affordable ,an unforgettable experience,definitely one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BryanWVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It has been a few years since I have been here and was excited to go back. It has definitely declined. Food was bland and uninspired. Hugely disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good - Not Great
    KRW1
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Grove Steakhouse at Viejas Casino was good, but not great. The food was wonderful as was the service. What took away from the meal was the ambience. Maybe we expected too much, but the seating was open (meaning no privacy) unless you paid extra for a private dinning wiht the chef. For a the PREMIER restaurant of the casino, we expected more of an intimate setting. The food was very well prepared and the service was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff were fast, friendly,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best service available
    Riverwalk1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst prime rib
    Drpayne
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebrations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Enough
    old2couple
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Donavan's but pretty darn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Not Donavan's but pretty darn good for the money, and a pretty descent steak for the money
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Staff, Great food
    Pulk
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a higher end steak
    Dave
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is a higher end steak house but at a much more affordable price
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funnight
    Jojo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The night was fun and the menu was great! Our server was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.