Mankas Steakhouse
Mankas Steakhouse

Mankas Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mankassteakhouse.net/
  • Phone: (707) 425-3207
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon - Sun 11:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thur 5:00pm-9:00pm Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Sun 5:00pm- 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Peter Halikas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The restaurant may provide food for private local events. To arrange for catering service, make arrangements to discuss your event with General Manager / Owner Tim Gill.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clayton Road
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking is available.
A word from Mankas Steakhouse
A wine-country casual but elegant steakhouse. Executive Chef Peter Halikas offers creative appetizers in the form of tapas, and a full American Steakhouse menu with a local California twist. Contemporary cocktails and a full bar. Features a world-class wine list complemented by full sommelier service. Surrounded by local wineries in the hidden gem of Suisun valley.
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Mankas Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (50)neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (44)special occasion (35)romantic (30)notable wine list (28)good for groups (25)great for lunch (22)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)scenic view (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Nice local steak house
    TomG
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The Mankas Steakhouse has a friendly staff and good food. It provides a nice, local alternative to driving to the Napa Valley. We have dined there several times and enjoyed every dish. The wait staff is young and attentive, not overly knowledgeable about how the food is prepared. We will rerturn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch!
    sparky
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    You must have the mac and cheese with truffle oil and the lobster bisque! Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Its become one of my great food finds and its a lovely drive to get there too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend
    bags
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a relaxing lunch with a friend from out of town. The food was great and we were not rushed. We had an appetizer that was absolutely great "the whole board" made up of great cheeses, meats, nuts and crostini. So simple but so inviting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Local Spot
    datenight
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Since the restaurant re-opened as a steak house the food has be great. Only draw back is that there isn't enough steak and side dish options for a steak house. We thought at first it was because the place was new. Now that we have come back again its still the same. Its trying to compete with Napa style but with out the drive, which is well needed but just needs more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a nice place a few miles from napa
    budapest
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    we ended up staying outside of Napa in the town of fairfield and found a decent restaurant. It is beside a winery and has the wines for dinner. We had a 2008 cabernet sauvingnon which was outstanding. The food was fine, one of the dishes (baby backs) was really good and enough for 2 perhaps 3 people. I had the 'rack of lamb' which was a 1/2 rack for $42 which was a bit pricey. Overall it was a good experience and with some improvements this would be a really terrific place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak&Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Entrees of filet And baby back ribs were excellent as was t h e wait staff. However, noise level made conversation impossible. For this reason alone we are unlikely to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We went for a late dinner on Halloween. Food was good but they ran out of chicken!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Visit!
    Jason
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    There is something to be said about this Gem, But my words, well, they're my words. See for yourself and maybe you will be speechless like myself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    MikeTaz
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Food was so wonderful :) And I would recommend others to eat there for special Occasions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic find
    unhappydinerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went on the spur of the moment and never expected the gem we found! Excellent food and service. Beautiful surroundings. We were planning or next visit before we left!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey for quality
    givemegoodfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I were there at 6:30 on a Saturday night - sat at a table for 2 near the bar. Lots of traffic on both sides of the aisle - seems like the seating could be rearranged so there would only be one traffic aisle. Servers were very attentive. Lobster Bisque and salads done well as advertised. I had the 6 oz filet, my husband had the rib eye. My steak was super tender and cooked as requested, but the rub was so spicy I was sweating and could not really taste the meat. My husband's steak (at $38) was also cooked as requested and had great flavor, but was so sinewey that 25% of it was inedible. Chocolate "lava" cake was basic devils food cake filled with melted chocolate -nice. Overall, 3.5 stars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Fairfield
    FoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Fairfield, not to be missed. Great food, imaginative, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the grid steak house
    Dubd
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place out of town. The dining area by the bar was a bit cold so we asked to move outside. We were placed in front of the fire place which was a little awkward for eating yet the best seats in thr house! Our meals were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our server
    MaxX
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Emiliano, from Italy , was attentive, interesting, and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    MLozano
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great wine selection (consider the area). The food: excellent flavors, textures and development experience. Casually upscale. Excellent service and attention. Good personalities... Experience this with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect For Saturday Night Date
    RodneyC
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My lovely fiancee and i dined here last Saturday night and had a wonderful experience. The staff was absolutely awesome! We were out visiting vineyards for the day and planned a nice dinner at Mankas. We had to push our reservation back from 8PM to 8:30 and there was no problem. We arrived and i was happy to see that they reviewed the comments i provided when i setup the reservation and provided us with a champagne toast to celebrate our engagement. Long story short i would highly recommend dinner at Mankas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, so so service
    aspenmatthews
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very good food, nice atmosphere, but the server wasn't the brightest. We specified the need for one person in our group to have Gluten Free, and she was great about checking on the appetizer. She said the shrimp scampi for an entree was fine, but when it came out it was a large bowl of pasta. She apologized profusely then took a replacement order for that item. She then asked us if we wanted to just keep the shrimp as they'd just throw it away otherwise. We said okay as we could find someone at home to eat it. The rest of the meal went fine until we got the check. She had charged us for the shrimp scampi. When it was brought to her attention, she did promptly remove it from the bill, and of course took the shrimp away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful get away
    ToniJ
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    found this treasure looking for a lunch spot between Santa Rosa and Sacramento. Delightful location and charming restaurant. Service was excellent and great for a visit. Lunch was delicious although I thought the salad would be adequate for a meal. It's not. Should gave ordered soup as well or an appetizer. Chose a dessert cobbler to share. It was out of this world. Lovely treasure that is off the beaten path.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place
    Charles
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Needed a business lunch restaurant and let Open Table offer options in Fairfield. This place is a jewel. We needed a large table for spreading out documents. The staff was very helpful in suggestions on local wines. The option suggested was perfect. Food was hot and excellent. If you are in the area, it is worth going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but...
    angy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was good quality but it's very frustrating to ear the waiter says that they are out of half of the menu. For the drinks, for the main course and for the dessert, we couldn't get what we wanted. Too bad, it didn't let me a good impression.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Darling Place Tucked Away
    FineDineDream
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great service with good food, Mankas was a welcome finale to a day trip with my husband. Be warned that parking is a challenge, but it's definitely worth stopping in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    SB18VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Great out of the way place! Service is extraordinary. We were there for lunch and the food was fine; we didn't order anything special- salad & sandwich. They were both good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    time2dine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Visited Mankas Steakhouse for lunch. Service was wonderful, foodles was served promptly and with flair. I highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations recommended for weekend dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was delicious, service was great. I would heartily recommend this place. If you are stuck on 80 ever, and need a break - this isn't that far from the highway - I would definitely say break up your travel with a dinner stop here. Try the tuna appetizer or the calamari - delicious! Also, you can't go wrong with any of the salads - all fresh and flavorful - add some grilled shrimp for a few dollars more - again, very tasty and well prepared. One of our friends had the halibut - many places don't know how to cook it properly - this was cooked perfectly & the corn salsa that was plated with it was also very tasty. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meal Spoiled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good Wine and menu selection. Service was good. Atmosphere was disappointing as restaurant staff would not correct problem of family with small children allowing them to run around and make alot of noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice hide away
    nightout
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very nice restaurant tucked away in the green valley area. Service was good, food was good, good selection of wines. We sat outside since it was a warm night. Very quiet area, if youre looking for a nice quiet place to enjoy time with loved ones.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the ride.
    Milhoux
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our first time to this restaurant. It was a pleasant suprise to find such a friendly place near Fairfield. The service was prompt and attentive. Food was good but not haute cuisine. The tapas choices were a bit disappointing but acceptable. Loved the highlighting of the local - Suisun valley - wines. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!!
    Lindsey
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Delicious food, delicious wine! Recommend the Viejo! Great service, great restaurant. Have Emiliano as your server, he's fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    we loved the food and our servers were both delightful and knowable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    Cabosandra
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Slightly difficult to find but well worth the trek. Wonderful tapas and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manka's Tapas & Steakhouse
    hondo001VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Not solely a steakhouse; it has wide variety of food options. Pleasant indoors & energetic outdoors with live music. Full bar and nice wine selections. Service was attentive - no complaints. Food was tasty and creative with very nice presentations. Our group of 4 ordered eggplant with pasta, filet mignon (6 & 10 oz), 16 oz rib eye. With the exception of a slightly overdone medium rare ribeye, we enjoyed the entrees. Desserts (fruit crumble and cheese cake) were to die for. Worth repeating. Located a bit out of the way, and not much around it, which added to the charm; sorta out in the boonies. Total for 4, including entrees, 1 house salad, tomato burrata, 7 glasses of wine, 1 martini, 2 desserts, 3 coffees, tax & tip = $222.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CRWVVVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice place. Tender steaks - filet and ribeye. Lots of local produce. Two entrees, two starters, one dessert, and a corkage fee - $146 (before the tip.) Rated $$ but more realistically $$$. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4of6
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have eaten here many times before but was disappointed this visit. Both mine and my wife's Salmon was a small portion and had little taste. One of our party had the ribs and was also disappointed, he didn't like the taste and ate very little of it. Another person had the lamb and liked the taste but was such a small portion. The other two had Halibut and were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The spare ribs were a little too smokey and the large serving of two full sections required a lot of work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    CJSchultz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went here for a romantic dinner and it was wonderful. The service was friendly and not pushy and they accommodated my special request. The lamb liver was divine. My husband enjoyed his pasta penne.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been wanting to stop for years on our trips from Napa to Fairfield over the backroads. It has all kinds of potential, and it has the feel of a remote roadhouse that wants to be fancy. The lad who met us at the door was very nice and friendly. The food was fairly priced and it was decent but not distinguished. The service is an area of opportunity as is the espresso, which came without crema and was extremely bitter. When the waitress came and took the bill without even noticing the espresso was barely touched, I informed her. Her response was, "did you want me to take it off the bill?" At $4/ cup! Most places we've been when there is a hiccup, automatically do that. She didn't remove it and we won't be back.
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  • Alexa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There is NOTHING negative about the delicious dishes and service. I've been here twice and HAD to order the bone marrow (I have unique tastes). The mac & cheese w/ lobster is SO yummy, their steak and frites are much better than in France. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bees
    Buckhorn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The only bad thing about out dinner was the bees that started to swarm around our food. The staff was attentative right away & lit our lantern, then the bees were pretty much gone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to enjoy a meal.
    Wonderful
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We eat here on Sundays after Church and always enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and wonderful service. The food is always incredible as is the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively place in a rural setting
    justyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fine dining in a unique location. We brought our kids and everyone was more than satisfied with their choices. Wide variety on the menu and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.