Best prime rib in town!
The best prime rib ever!!! And the sides, especially the creamed spinach is to die for! Always a joy to dine at Vail Ranch!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and fantastic
Great service and fantastic meal!! Will visit again on our next trip to Temecula.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best kept secret in Temecula!
Great birthday celebration dinner! The free appetizer we selected, the crab-stuffed mushrooms were to die for! The rack of lamb and prime rib are amazing (so are the sides)! The chocolate molten lava cake was soooo good! We love this restaurant, they make you feel at home and like family!
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a phenomenal experience! We started with Belvedere martinis and the wedge salad which we're crisp and refreshing! The filet and baked potato for hubby and the prime rib with whipped potatoes for me were superb! Prime rib is only served on the weekend, but it's worth the wait. If you like your prime rib rare or medium rare, make sure to ask for a slice from a fresh roast, otherwise it will be closer to medium, although the quality of the meat is very good. Steaks are aged and always properly charred. Sides are all excellent, especially the creamed spinach. Desserts are great, we love the chocolate cake, creme brulee' and tira misu.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had dry-aged beef before. Tender and tasty. Nice menu choices. Friendly, helpful service. It was our anniversary and we enjoyed the quiet table section. Overall, a lovely restaurant. We are from outside this area. I was glad to find your attractive website and menu choices online. .
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Vail Ranch!
We have been visiting this resturant since it was hungry hunter. My husband and I choose to dine here for the outstanding Chef and mouth watering Beef. We always order the Crab cakes as well. We also enjoy the ambiance of Vail and the devine piano player is a treat. I definatly love what the owner has done with the resturant, it is now our favorite fine dining spot. We Love Vail Ranch!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Steakhouse in town!
The prime rib was amazing! Ask for it cut right off the roast and not "flashed", so tender and flavorful. The 12 oz gives a great portion. The filet was also spectacular, best served rare. The wedge is so good, bacon,hard boiled egg, cucumbers and tomatoes with house made blue cheese dressing, thick with chunks of blue cheese. Whipped potatoes and au gratin are both excellent. Great wine list excellent, nicely paced, unhurried service from Eric and Sasha. We'll be back!
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good not great
The service was outstanding extremely accommodating and the waitress was very personable. My steak was very good and enjoyed the Oscar !
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waitress is one of the best servers. Ask for Kristi. The food is always good. There is never a rush. They have a pianist that plays throughout the afternoon and a three piece jazz band that plays Friday and Saturday nights.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely, quiet restaurant with soft live piano music at the bar. Service was good and we found a new wine on the wine list we will try to find again. My husband had a terrific shrimp cocktail. He wanted to lap up the sauce it was so good. My filet was perfect, but my husband's dry aged New York unfortunately was tough. It was replaced, no problem, with a filet and the manager did apologize. Good creme brulee for dessert a little softer than normal but very tasty.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Setting the stage
It's a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The steaks here are incredible. they have a dry aged steak and a wet aged steak...you will need them to explain the differences because I don't recall, but they were excellent cyts prepared very well and the meal in general was outstanding...meals are pricey, but great for a special occasion or a romantic dinner for some one special.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was looking for a steakhouse to take my fiancé to for Father's Day. After reading the reviews that were already written, I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. This is a really nice restaurant, but you feel comfortable even if you're wearing shorts. There was a piano player providing the music, and it was very good background music, not too loud. The service was exceptional, and the food was fantastic. I would definitely go there again, and recommend it highly.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I live in the Hemet area and there are absolutely no decent restaurants around. We always come to Temecula for good eating and a friend told us about Vail Ranch Steak House. Chose to try it out for a special birthday and we could not have been more pleased. The prime rib was excellent - the best I have ever tasted. Will definitely return here for future special events or just "because". And - how many places can you find a piano bar anymore? I grew up in the 50's and 60's and Vail Ranch took me back in time to those great old places.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place always delivers the goods! Bone-in New York and filet w/lobster tail were superb! Salad and ice cream were also amazing!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back!!
Fine food, great service, wonderful atmosphere and piano bar entertainment
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife to Vail Ranch for our 30th anniversary. We both got the aged Filet Mignon and it was one of the best steaks either of us have ever had!!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine dining experience. Internet discovery was truly enjoyable...good service and delicious food.Piano player was added bonus.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
We dine at Vail a few times a month. The steaks are
excellent! Vail has great cocktails, wines, appetizers and salads too!
We have brought many friends and business acquaintences here
and everyone has enjoyed the great food and wonderful service. Vail Ranch
is definitely the best place for steaks in Temecula and Murrieta.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose the restaurant from
Chose the restaurant from other reviews for our 20th anniversary dinner. The staff were very helpful. The food was delicious I had the steak and lobster Prix fix menu. My husband had a dry aged steak the only thing he thought the cut would be bigger. Other then that our rare night away was a fabulous one here. We would definitely dine here again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd visit to this fine dining establishment (our wedding anniversaries). Food, service and atmosphere all make for a pleasant evening. Unless one has ample disposable income, it is not an establishment to frequent regularly. However, the dry-aged beef is incredible! We intend to go back for special occasions when money is not an issue in treating ourselves to a fine dining experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We discovered Vail Ranch a few years ago and we have been coming back ever since. The steaks are second to none and the staff is friendly, courteous and professional. The aged beef is my favorite and whenever we get the urge to have a great steak, Vail Ranch is where we go.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vail Ranch steak house was
Vail Ranch steak house was very good ! We have been here several times and the service and food has always been excellent ! I would recommend it !
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went for our
My wife and I went for our anniversary Tuesday Sept 17 and had a wonderful dining experience. Online reservations were a snap. We were seated right on time. The waitress was attentive but not over bearing. In other words we did not have to answer the "how is everything" question 50 times. The food was excellent. I had the 16oz rib eye(wet aged) and she the petit filet. Everything was seasoned perfectly.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
our first time
what a wonderful first time at the Vail Ranch Steakhouse. it was my husband's birthday and he wanted to try this restaurant. it was wonderful; everything we expected it to be. we'll be back!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant based on the menu and the online reviews. The wait staff (Eric and Jay) were very helpful and courteous. They were not too overbearing or too hard to find. At the end of our meal, the manager came and spoke with us, which was a very nice personal touch.
The food was good. Appetizers were oysters on the half shell and lobster bisque. Both were a great choice. For the main course, I had the prime rib with green beans, the spouse had top sirloin and a baked potato. The only complaint was he ordered his well done, and it was definitely WELL done. We did not send it back, but he did drown it in A1.
This was nice restaurant, with a piano player that gave a romantic feel to our celebration. The bar staff was friendly.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the server was very polite and professional. We also got the chance to purchase wine glasses.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were in Temecula for a few days for our anniversary. I booked the reservation based on reviews on Open Table. The food was decent, but not the best I've had. Everything was good and the service was attentive. Portions are large so make sure you go there hungry. I recommend the lobster bisque. I'm particular about my steaks and the filet mignon was pretty good.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was very nice especially
Everything was very nice especially the piano player. My mother LOVED it. We stayed in a booth in the bar area and very pretty. Only one thing to mention would be the large potatoes are great however they would need at least 2 hours to be fully cooked.
Nice place and my mother loved her steak.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Great Time
This restaurant is always a good selection for a evening out. Great piano bar. Highly recommended!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is very good,my time here was a good experience. The food and service was above any place I have dined in the area. I would recommend the place very highly, but did think it was pricey. Having said that good things and good service cost and you will not be disappointed here.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We highly recommend this steakhouse. It is very much worth going here for dining, happy hour menu in the bar is awesome. The food is excellent and the staff are top notch. We enjoyed the piano above the bar where someone was playing for a solid 2 hours, just a wonderful spot that you should not miss.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Service were fantastic
From the outside this restaurant isn't much to look at. It's not run down at all but it has a completely different vibe from outside than from in. Outside, florescent lights, sort of "outback steakhouse" without the polished branding. Inside, polished wood, nicely displayed dry aged meats, well lit but not over-bright, cozy, not too loud, comfortable and ample seating with good separation. Outside to in it's a very different place. The service was spot on, timely but not overbearing, good recommendations for both wine and food and attentive at just the right balance. The food was well prepared, hot, done to order and delivered altogether. This was a real find (we booked last minute due to change in plans and still got a great table)
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but Pricey
Went for Thanksgiving. Plenty of staff on hand since there were only a few diners at the time we arrived. Nice selection to cover every taste- from traditional Turkey dinner to Rack of Lamb. The portions were quite large. I had a 12oz prime rib. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned but it was just too much. I'd have much preferred a smaller portion and a smaller price to go with it.
Vail Ranch is always a good choice for lunch or dinner and check out their great happy hour.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thanksgiving Feast!
2013 was our second Thanksgiving Day dinner at Vail's, the first being last year. We enjoyed the wonderful selection and presentation of the traditional Thanksgiving food items. Each food item was was thoughtfully prepared and seasoned; truthfully, the dinner was second only to one we would have done at home. However, in both years our Temecula family members travelled north to a reunion in Walnut Creek.
In coming years please keep the restaurant cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for those of us who really enjoy the experience, delightful in every respect!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM