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McNamara's Steak and Chop House
McNamara's Steak and Chop House

McNamara's Steak and Chop House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mcnamaraSrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (925) 833-0995
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - Closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Planning an event at your place? Our professional staff will do whatever it takes to make your guests feel special. Catered events can be very complicated and sometimes difficult to coordinate. McNamara’s is experienced in catering at all levels. Be it a picnic at the park for the staff or an awards dinner at corporate headquarters, we are here to serve you. "You invite the guests, we'll take care of the rest."

    Call us at 925.833.0995 and we can discuss your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for a place to hold your private party? McNamara"s has individual dining rooms that will hold groups from ten to eighty. Whether it is a presentation or a celebration, the CEO's or the sales staff, physicians or physicists, we will make your event a special one, with the quality you expect. McNamara's is experienced in banquets at all levels. We are here to serve you. "You invite the guests, we'll take care of the rest." Call us at 925.833.0995 and we can discuss your banquet.
  • Private Party Contact: Vince (925) 833-0995

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alcosta Blvd & Amador Valley Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from McNamara's Steak and Chop House
McNamara’s is Located in the center of the TriValley. McNamara's Steak and Chop House (patterned after the famous chop houses in Chicago) is situated near the junction of Highway 580 and 680, less than three miles from Bishop Ranch and Hacienda Business Park. Surrounded by San Ramon, Pleasanton and Castro Valley, the restaurant is within minutes from Danville, Alamo and Livermore. If you're from out of town, McNamara’s is within two miles or less of most of the major hotels.

We serve only the finest hand selected Midwestern corn fed Angus beef, aged for a minimum of 21 days. All of our fish is delivered fresh daily. Our bread is hand crafted and baked fresh 7 days per week. Our award winning wine list features some of the finest wines available in California.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The entrees were hot and delicious. We had rib eye and stuffed pork chops. They were flavorful and good portion size. However the appetizer was crab cakes. Not very good and the sauces were too mayonnaise tasting. The dessert which was brownie and ice cream were not very good either. The ice cream n fruit were fine but the brownie was not. Didn't taste like a brownie. Was more sponge like and dry. Appletini was average. Stella beer was fine. The waiter was ok. Not very personable."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was our 4 time this year and a special occasion Birthday with guests (first timers) and everyone enjoyed the evening. The beef selections were all excellent prime rib, rib eye and the filet. Have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Ideal for a business meeting; quiet, dark and slightly formal. The menu is mostly classic steak house fare, and the wine list is thoughtful. Our group was impressed by the unexpectedly excellent fish entrees; sole, halibut and a macademia-crusted Hawaiian white fish special were all superb."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate my husband's 35th birthday and we both had a wonderful first time experience. Our waiter was very attentive and the pianist was amazing! We have a 1 month old with us and the music soothed her to sleep...he was THAT good. Pricing can be a little steep but the food makes it worth it. We now have found "our" special restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Looking for an East Bay restaurant on OpenTable and found McNamara's. Easy directions to a quiet location - started @ the bar for some wine. Once my other diners arrived, we were seated immediately. Started w/Salmon appetizer - flaky and flavor. The fresh selections were excellent - Monchong and a seafood variety over risotto. Both were well prepared. I recommend and will return again"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Took my mother out for her 82nd birthday. The food was excellent had a fabulous tenderloin cooked exactly as requested. Had appetizers and dessert and those were excellent as well. My only complaint would be our water glasses not being refilled."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great experience. Service and food were great. The only problem was that the light over our table was dim. There was, apparently, a problem with the lamp at our table. The waiter offered to re-seat us but others in the party did not want to move once we had (with difficulty) read our menus and ordered."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I had no idea that it was there but I am so happy my husband and I found out about it! The food, service and overall experience was great!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We celebrate my husband birthday and enjoyed a magnificent dinner and great service. Is Children friendly. Enjoyed the live piano music. Two days later we come back with friends to enjoyed one more time the delicious food and service."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Although the restaurant setting is lovely and the service just fine, the food just wasn't good. The steak was fatty, the vegetables didn't seem fresh, and the fish special bland. It was very expensive and sadly, we will never go back. It just wasn't good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary at McNamara's this weekend and were dissappoited in the food. The quality of food and preparation declined. My husband ordered the scallops and he said they were rubbery and previously frozen. My prawn cocktail was almost $13 for four (4) prawns that were split open (with some veins left in) and laying on a plate with garnish. Overall disappointed with food and service. We have too many good restaurants in our area to risk going back to McNamara's."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "McNamaras continues to be our favorite restaurant home in Dublin. Would not change anything!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I requested a quiet table for four. I was extremely pleased. Food and service was incredible. Pricey but worth it. High quality everything. It's a 'suburban' restaurant, with a big city feel. Not rushed."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excelent presentation, taste and timely delivery with a friendly helpfull waitress. Have been before and will come again"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you are hungry for beef or fish this is the place to go. The food is exceptional, the service is excellent, the cost is a little higher than other steak houses we have visited but if you are celebrating a special event it was well worth the money. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Swordfish was good. I ordered the rice but got the Agra ten potatoes. The potatoes were extremely bland tasting. Pretty pricey for the fare we received "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I took my significant other, of 5 years, here for her 24th birthday. Hostess was very nice and gave us the best seat in the house. Ambiance was quite and low lighting. We had a fireplace and pianist playing in front of us. He even played Happy Birthday for her! -What a treat. Service is good. Food is great! This is one of my favorite places. I would recommend it to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "McNamara's Steak and Chop House is consistently the best in the Greater Bay Area. The Prime Rib is beyond great and their steaks are melt in your mouth delicious. The service is exceptional and the ambiance is fit for a romantic dinner for two or a nice evening with friends or family. We have been to McNamara's enough times now to say that it is better than Ruth's Crist, Friday's Station, and any other restaurant that claims to be a steakhouse in this area."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a nice, romantic halibut dinner there. The bread pudding was delicious for dessert!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We went there last weekend to celebrate a birthday. The service was great, and the food was superb. The steaks were cooked exactly to order (one rare and one well done), and the ribs were the largest rack I have ever seen in a restaurant. The piano player added a special touch. They even went out of their way for the four year old guest."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The prime rib and lamb chops were well prepared and high quality. However, with most main courses close to $35 I would say they are a bit over priced. Happy hour prices for drinks are what you would expect to pay during a non-discount time of day."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We ordered the Mac n cheese for our kids, and it came as a watery noodle soup and tastes like old cheese that they tried to water down with milk. None of the food was seasoned, and had no taste. The scalloped potatoes also tasted old, and the texture was off, as if they attempted to reheat and serve again. NEVER GOING BACK"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I travel to the Pleasanton and Dublin area monthly and been here twice. Delicious food, prepared well and good wine list."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was not our first visit to McNamara's. It's an old-fashioned, detail-oriented restaurant. Wait staff is excellent. Food is very good. (House smoked salmon appetizer is amazing!) We enjoyed the ability to be pampered a bit, and to relax over a leisurely dinner. But we also found it a bit sad that there were so many empty tables. It was a Saturday night, and we really didn't even need our reservation; the place was mostly empty. That's too bad. It's a bit pricey, but worth the luxury."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Second time in 6 months for dinner and found the meal above par. Steak and Pork Chop large and delicious. The special " Cajan Prime Rib w/ 3 coconut shrimp" was great along with shrimp-lobster tomato bisque. Very comfortable seating and atmosphere, A little dark for menu reading. Will go back...."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "On a Sunday evening at 7pm, the place was dead. The chop house salad was overdressed. The pear salad had beets instead of pears. The steak had no flavor. The baked potatoes were overcooked. The creamed spinach was tasty but runny. The brownie a la mode was actually quite good. Service was very good, but the fact that the place was empty took away from the ambience. We will not return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our meal at McNamara's has to rank as one of the worst meals out that I have ever had. The horse radish mixed in with the oyster sauce was so hot that it made the sauce inedible. While the prime rib was OK the fish was bland. The decaf coffee was so strong that it was undrinkable (and I regularly order Starbucks dark roast). The wines on the wine list were way overpriced at about 3 times retail. I would recommend that you stay away from McNamara's."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Filet Mignon and prime rib were very good. Cooked exactly as requested. Beef quality was excellent, very tender and flavorful. Side dishes of au gratin potatoes was overly salty and mixed vegetables overly cooked though. We had the starter of Oysters Rockefeller that was also too salty and not warmed thoroughly through in oven. Could not detect much oyster in each shell among the mix of strong cheeses and bread crumbs. Would not recommend that starter."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had a party of five for a business dinner. I had a 26 oz Rib eye (about $36) that was a succulent and delicious medium-rare. We had one vegan on our team and they were able to provide an assortment of tasty vegetable dishes such as marinated mushrooms etc. Of note, they have a nice wine list at reasonable pricing. One of our party is a real wine enthusiast and he was able to pick a nice sparkling wine and then two bottles of reds to match the meal. A nice quiet table made it easy for us to speak. Service was friendly and prompt but not overbearing. I went home and told my wife that I want to take her to McNamara's!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I took my parents to dinner for their 64th Anniversary. My brother recommended it. We all had something different and we all enjoyed our meals. Everybody at the restaurant was very helpful and cheerful. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Visited McNamara's on Saturday evening for dinner and was quickly seated as per our opentable reservation. However, no specials menu was read/presented to us at any point and we didn't even know there were specials until we heard OUR waiter reciting it to the table next to us. No one refilled my water glass once and my dining partner had to ask for another Manhattan when his glass had lain empty for about 10 minutes. The waiter didn't look particularly stretched between tables, so I'm not sure what happened with us. Perhaps because we were a younger couple? We're in our late twenties, it's not like we were 15 on our first date. Disappointing service to say the least, but food was satisfactory. Prime rib and Filet Mignon were tasty!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went for a dinner to celebrate a family success. Service was attentive without being cloying, Appetizers were consumed with gusto. Three different entrees were ordered, including one of the evening's specials. The food was excellently prepared, delicious, and nicely presented. I never heard anyone say "this could be a bit more...." We were all too busy enjoying the meal. Two chocolate brownie desserts were ordered, and I was given a taste. I now have a new definition for the word "decadent." Wow!!! A bit pricey, but as they say, "you get what you pay for." This dining experience was well worth what it cost."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was our Anniversary/birthday which our host and waitress never acknowledged. The waitress was pleasant and perfunctory but could of been more attentive. Our crabcake appetizer was burnt on the bottom. Our busboy was the only person to tell and our concern fell on deaf ears. The salad was very overdressed. The steak was the highlight of our meal. When we spend a couple of large bills on a meat we have certain expectations. A little more attention to detail and this meal could of been perfect. We all vote with our dining dollars. McNamara's will not receive our vote."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "great food service was excellent made reservation was seated on time had a wonderful time"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went to dinner here for Valentine's Day but the night after to avoid any crowds. It was just okay. The food was good, but for the price it should have been a lot better. And, when they brought out the food, my husband's order was incorrect. So, he had to sit there waiting for his correct meal while I'm eating mine. I shared with him so he ate half my meal while waiting for his correct meal. You would have thought they would have given him a free drink or given us a free dessert or a free appetizer or some kind of compensation for the snafu, but they didn't. Didn't even offer. For that kind of money, the customer service should have been a lot higher! We won't be going back to that restaurant any time soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The steaks were great! The onion soup was a bit too salty. Great wine list."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Disappointed in the food, especially with it being so overpriced for what we got. My husband and I both ordered "specials". His swordsteak was overcooked in some areas and okay in others - inconsistent. I got the filet and lobster. The lobster was so overcooked and dry that I didn't even enjoy it. Since this was our Valentine's dinner and a quite expensive one, we were less than thrilled. We won't be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It seems silly to commend a steakhouse on the quality of their steak, but this steak was incredible! It had a good sear, good flavor, and was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend the au gratin potatoes to go along with it. It is a lovely facility with an intimate ambiance but still has the charm of a family-run restaurant. This place is a gem and has been a staple of nice restaurants in the tri-valley for quite some time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Only disappointment was the service was almost over the top. Then at the end he kind of disappeared. Had towait for dessert to be boxed. Prime rib was very tender. Wine prices for the kind of restaurant were great."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere. Steaks very nice quality and prices good for the quality. Will return"
    Dined on 1/28/2014