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Mankas Steakhouse
Mankas Steakhouse

Mankas Steakhouse Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, American
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We are blessed to have the Mankas Steak house located in our own neighborhood. We enjoyed a very relaxing diner for two along with a fine 2007 Zin from nearby Veezer Family Winery."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went there for a celebration. Party of 8. I requested a table on the patio near the front where it might be cooler. I also called by phone and reconfirmed the table and got a definite response. When we arrived we were seated at a table at the back of the patio user the roof where it was VERY warm. We were told there was a new ownership and thus the confusion? The staff did reseat us at the table we requested and the remainder of the service was exceptional . They very cordially uncorked the local wine that we had purchased during our wine tasting that afternoon, Their policy for local wine corkage is "no charge"."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Every time we go we have a great meal from the food, service and ambiance we love this restaurant. will return soon and will spread the word of this hidden gem of a restaurant Love Mankas Steakhouse"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Terrible service starting with a 30-45 minute wait after being seated for anyone to talk with us. Waiter took our orders then never came back. We had to ask hostess for bread, drinks, etc. Ribs overcooked, chicken terrible, appeared to be poached too long. Fourth time there - will not be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I enjoyed everything except I felt the waiter bugged us more than I appreciate. I almost asked him to please leave us alone. We were there on a Thursday evening for a birthday celebration. The music was easy listening and we would like to hear them again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "On a warm late June Saturday lunch hour, we were surprised to find so few people in the restaurant. I think that they must all have been pushing wheelbarrows down at Larry's Produce! The "special" entre salad of the day wasn't very special and not very large. The calimari, on the other hand, was excellent...all calimari except for just one or two deep-fried lemon slice...a nice surprise. Excellent sweet potato fries accompanied my companion's pork slider. It became too warm outside to encouraging lingering for dessert. I'll order more carefully next time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "always great... our favorite for miles around. The filet mignon is the best"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Living in Napa Valley, we rarely go to Fairfield for dinner. But when one of our favorite Napa Valley chefs, Peter Halikas (formerly of NV), opened Mankas Steakhouse, we had to give it a try. And we are so glad we did. For starters, we recommend both Peter's signature beet Napoleon and the tomato bisque. The filet mignon, ribeye, and babyback ribs were all of excellent quality and done perfectly to our liking. We thought we were too full for dessert but the chef and our waiter (both owners) decided we had to sample the apricot cobbler. It was so delicious that we ate every bite! Now I really want to go back to try the tuna tartar, pork belly, salmon and chicken. Everything was so good that Fairfield doesn't seem far away at all!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fun, unique restaurant off the beaten path. Enjoyed the pulled pork sliders during recent lunch visit, although the portions were small. Lunch menu has many appetizers, plus cheese plates. The food is consistently good & fresh, the service is excellent & the ambiance is casual, inviting. Outdoor patio seating is especially fun! Previous steak, lamb dinners have all been great. Variety of nice Suisun Valley wines available & if you bring in a bottle of Vezers wine (tasting room is next door), there's no corkage fee (for lunch or dinner). Close to a few wineries too, which makes the area a fun road trip destination for some local wine tasting and an afternoon lunch or early dinner at a laid-back, fun restaurant."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were greeted and seated promptly. Waiters were very attentive. Serving of bread portion prior to and doing meal was very small. The salads we had were wonderful. My guest ordered a filet mignon steak that was cook perfectly. He rated it a 7 compared to others he had. I had the halibut; though it was very good, I was very disappointed in the serving portion; good thing I had a salad, otherwise I would have left hungry."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Seating was quick, even on Saturday evening (for six of us). The service is quick and spot on, no mistakes and no delays. Server came to the table a all the right times. Salads are nicely dressed but I could have had more of the cheese and candied walnuts on my salad. the Tuna in the Tartar Appetizer was okay, combined well with the dish. All of the main courses are cooked and seasoned perfectly. The only weak spot to the main courses were the size. Considering the quality and presentation, the price of the main courses fit the dishes. The plates were all cleaned! There aren't choices of this level within Fairfield city limits and Manka's fills the gap nicely. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I've been to Mankas steak house a few times with my family, but after dining there on Father's Day, I will not go back. Our waiter basically forgot about is, I tried to grab another staff member and they just basically ignored us... We heard numerous other tables complaining as well. They were very busy and I assume very understaffed but, we waited 45 minutes for my daughters desert and I had to grab the bus boy to retrieve our check, which I wish I wouldn't have paid now. Won't be going back or recommending this place to anyone anymore. Too bad because we used to enjoy it there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My group included foodies and two chefs that enjoyed the innovativeness of the chefs and the presentations. We tried the lamb heart starter, the beet salad, and nightly special, all excellently prepared and presented. We liked the focus on the local wines. The dessert menu was limited but we tried two of the three options and both were very well prepared and presented. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Although it's in the country side....it had an almost European feel to it....very traditional yet modern...."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband and brother here for Father's day and both had excellent times. The food was perfectly done and the choices were good. We especially liked having a local wine that they serve as a fund raiser for Meals on Wheels. It was priced well and had a very good taste, too. Each course was brought in a timely manner, but not rushed. We lingered over coffee and desserts and throughly enjoyed out night out. They never rushed us, yet had a full house. I'd go there again and feel happy to recommend this dinner house."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The Ambience and Service were impressive as was the wine list, my girlfriend and I really enjoyed some of the local selections. My Girlfriend had the egplant with green curry. For green curry she said it was a little less spicy than normal but overall she enjoyed it. I had the Ribeye. The cut of meat was not the best I've had and certainly not as good as even some of the lower tier restauraunts. I asked for medium rare and it was medium. The steak also lacked the tenderness I would expect for that price. The Yukon potato was great and the peas were not overcooked and seemed to have a delicous sauce. Overall it was a great experience and we really enjoyed the setting but the price for the steak was too high for the quality."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great place for a special dinner. A relaxing a leisure dinner. We'll come back and try lunch here."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This is the second time we have had lunch at Mankas Steakhouse, on our way to local wineries, as there are several in Susian Valley and Green Valley, and going on a week day is great, as you miss the Sat. crowds!! If you have not tried this area as yet, you are really missing a little jewel. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Quiet, historic location in the Solano vineyards. Good food in an idealic setting. Caution, this is an agricultural area, if you choose to eat outside, you may experience flying pests that could be disconcerting in an otherwise enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was good, nice size portions for appetizers. Service was extremely slow, it was hard to even get water"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "but a few annoying flies landing all over our food"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "They are trying very hard to match Napa Valley's finest. They are not quite there, but are getting closer, and they are much closer to home. It is wonderful to have a truly good fine dining restaurant close to home. We love Mankas Corner Steakhouse. We have stopped eating red meat - no worries here, the chef has a wonderful touch with seafood as well. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As good a filet as I have eaten anywhere, and the Vezer Zin was the perfect companion. A hidden gem!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "With newly added menu items like the most perfect duck confit appetizer ever, a drop-dead beet napoleon that is as tasty as it is beautiful, MANKAS STEAKHOUSE proves that you don't have to drive into San Francisco or Napa Valley for great five star dining in a fabulous setting! The unique menu is structured so you can have a small bite or a major feast, and you're going to want to take a photo of every plate. This roadhouse turned high fashion foodie-maget gem is quiet simply one of California's most romantic secrets with food and service to die for. Sh-h-h-h... don't tell anyone."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My first time there. Beautiful setting among the wineries. Excellent service!! We tried to sit outside, but there were too many flies. The inside was nice. the steaks were tender, and the presentation of the food was amazing. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Food and service was great. Indoor and out area is very nice."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Mankas Steakhouse is a place we visit for any occasion. We enjoy introducing friends to this neighborhood gem. The things that stand out most are the choice of 3 dining areas which all offer a unique experience, the ambiance, the location, and most important are the exceptional skills possessed by the chefs and the amazing service provided by the greeters and the servers. The clientele also add to the remarkable experience enjoyed while dining at Mankas."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "PROS - Food was amazing..cooked perfectly, delivered hot..everything tasted fresh.. Great spot to relax, have a great wine and take your time sampling the great menu.. Staff was really friendly and responsive but intrusive, a hard balance but they get it right. CONS - the patio should be monitored for warmth (they have heaters but weren't on), and hostess didn't read what I wrote on the reservation. I asked specifically for a quite romantic table for two, and she sat us in the middle of the loud front room. Easy fix, we just asked to be moved. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love the food and drink here, but the booth seats we had were so saggy (on both sides of the table), that we all four had to use pillows to put us in position to be able to eat off the table! They've done a lot to this place over the years -- wish they'd try out their own seating. There were gnats flying around -- but that might be because of the season, definitely not a "cleanliness" issue. Food is outstanding though, so we were pleased. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have a restaurant with food of this caliber in our area (we're originally from SF)."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Consistently good. Love the filet. No corkage when you bring in a local wine"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • " Well worth the drive. Best filet mingon I have had in years. It was a special get together with an old friend I have not seen in 25 years. We had a great meal and a fun time. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Portion sizes were just right, not overwhelmingly large. My petite filet migion with small salad was just the right size. I didn't like the steak sauce, but the meat flavor was perfect without it. The pork chop special my husband had was good although slightly undercooked. For the price, he would've been happier with steak. He really liked the wedge salad. We both had desserts, which we enjoyed. Staff were very attentive. Loved the outdoor setting."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "A fantastic find considering I have lived in the Fairfield/Suisun area for a total of 18 years! Thank goodness for Yelp. The menu was well written and not over produced. The food selections seemed very well thought out and adequate for whatever you may have a taste for although I do not recall any fish dishes. The wine list featured the neighborhood wineries which I thought was great. Service was great. We were thoroughly pleased and look forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We had a great dinner with EXCELLENT service and the food was delicious. Cant wait to go back for the lobster bisque, it is the best i have ever had!!!!! We will be back soon Thank You Mankas."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This restaurant was highly recommended by a family member who lives in Fairfield. Our expectations were high. The food was very good, however the service was very poor. The waiter came by twice, once to take our order and once at the end of the meal and only when we caught his attention. Definitely a disappointing dining experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Excellent services. The table was well located, and the timing for serving the meal was spot on...The dinner itself was excellent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Easter meal. It was good but not great. We felt that for the price the meal should have been visually more pleasing with a larger variety and we should have had more food. We are not big eaters but some of us left the restaurant hungry."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "First time here, heard great reviews. Food was excellent!! service was great!! will certainly come back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had heard many raves about this restaurant so we took out of town guests. I was very disappointed with the food. The steak was very large but the side dishes were tiny. The food was not hot and some of the ingredients looked a little over the hill. Our friends salads had so much dressing they had to remove a lot of it just to be able to eat it."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The menu albeit limited, was varied enough especially for the rural location. The food was delicious but the prices were a little high again for the location. The wine list was local which was great as the wineries in suisun valley are not well known. Our waiter was efficient and friendly without being cloying. All in all we had a great luncheon experience and plan to return for lunch as well as dinner."
    Dined on 4/2/2014