THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT.
THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. I'M GOING BACK TONIGHT 22 MAR 2013! CAN'T WAIT!!!!
2/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time I had even seen guests in jeans and baseball caps. Steer clear of the front dining room, way too loud and bright...I'll be back, as I always do, but i will go back to my regular table.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best anniversary dinner
I took my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary and it was great. My girlfriend absolutely loved everything. The dinner was a fantastic way to celebrate a special occasion
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
Great as always! Food is tremendously delicious and portion sizes are out of this world! If you go to Costco, Livermore, you can buy gift certificates ($70 for 2 $50 gift certificates)... a real steal!
Our bill (for 5 people) was $255.00; of which we used 4 $50 gift certificates (for which we paid $140).
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Steak House Ever!!
The first time my husband and I dined here, we were so amazed at the great atmosphere and service. It was cozy and romantic, and most of all the food was great. We only dine at this steak house. My husband does not have the desire to go to any other steak house in the Bay Area. The drinks are great as well. We are going again for my birthday May 4th. We can't wait!!!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service excellent....food average.
First time here, and I'll come back again to try some other menu items. Service and greeting was very nice. Was refreshing to have dinner at a place where you can actually hold a conversation. Honestly, the food was a bit mixed in quality. Had wonderful crab cakes an a very fine bisque. Asked for and got an end cut of prime rib...and it wasn't particularly flavorful or tender. My dining partner ordered scallops...which were decent, then got a pretty stale serving of bread pudding for desert. The rest of the experiance was good enough to give the food another shot. I'll come back and try some other menu items. I think this place has real possibilities.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
They are always so welcoming
They are always so welcoming and Flavio is an exceptional waiter. He remembers what we like and is so sweet. We'll keep coming back. Love this place.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, it
The food was excellent, it was only surpassed by the service we received from Pete. We had a great experience.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy that I ignored negative
Happy that I ignored negative reviews. Filet was top notch, chophouse salad also excellent.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has an excellent
This restaurant has an excellent menu and the food quality is outstanding. They were very accomodating and thoughtful with any of our requests and we had great service. We travel a lot and dine at the best restaurants; Mc Namara's rates very well with us for great food, service, and value.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
They can leave out the cauliflower in my opinion...
Or change it up and do green beans with melted butter
and browned bread crumbs drizzled on top.
Friend had the beef steak tomatoes and those were normal size
not what he was expecting.
Our waiter was Flavio and he was great!
This was our first time there and it was our 31st anniversary celebration.
We will be back again!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, McNamara's selection
As always, McNamara's selection on the menu is superb. The food is always cooked to perfection and the service is excellent. The wait staff is always nearby to ensure a quality experience.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just overall a terrific restaurant and now one of my favorites.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
McNamara's is a steak and chop house that will not break the bank but still offers a great dinning experience and atmosphere.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Special Occasion
A good steak house experience. Excellent high end food and service for a okay price. We went for an anniversary dinner. One negative for me was it was very dark inside.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated, but they had
We were seated, but they had no record of our reservation.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was very nicely appointed. The dining room was pleasant. The piano player was a romantic touch to a Saturday evening. The food was well prepared and served by a personable waitperson. Water glasses were refilled quickly.
The only negative comment concerns the entrance which opens up into the bar directly. It's a great looking bar, but not an inviting way to enter such an excellent restaurant.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Son's Birthday
Our overall experience was wonderful!
We have eaten here many time and have always been greeted with warmth and hospitality. The waiters are knowledgeable about the menu and eager to make our experience enjoyable.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice cut of Prime Rib.
Very nice cut of Prime Rib. Very nice service. Very good experience. A little pricey.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steakhouse in the bay area
This is was my 2nd time dining here and it was even better the 2nd time around. The portions are huge, the food is delicious and the owner and staff were amazing.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
#1 Steaks in the East Bay
If you want impeccable... go to McNamara's! Always the best choice - food and service is incomparable. Go to Costco and get the $100 gift cards (for ~ $80) to save. Well worth the trip to Costco, Livermore for the gift cards.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reliably high quality
Very high end feel in service & food presentation and we feel very reasonably priced
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good experience. Food
Really good experience. Food & service were superb
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very nice experience
It was a very nice experience although it was a very expensive experience. $118.00 for two dinners with desert plus tip but I did know the prices before I ordered. A lot for a working man but still a nice time.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Dining Experience
Greeted by the owner Vince McNamara, who sat us immediately in a quiet, private booth. Bread and drinks came promptly, followed by appetizers (fried artichoke hearts with aioli, yum), salads (I had the tasty House Chopped salad), and soups (my son raved about the cheesy French Onion). The entrees arrived, perfectly cooked. While we all eyed my wife's Prime Rib & Prawns special, I was in heaven with the Petrale Sole, and my kids devoured their mouthwatering filets. We capped the meal with an assortment of desserts. I shared the amazing chocolate Crème Brulee, while the kids managed to find room for the generous servings of NY Cheesecake and warm Brownie. We left completely satisfied and very full. Definitely planning a return visit.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent place for that
An excellent place for that special occasion. The atmosphere was very good piano music in the background and quiet enough that you can talk without straining to hear one another. The food was very good I had one of the best New York steaks I've ever had. My fiance had the stuffed pork chop and it was fantastic.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out with friends
Its a great place to go out with friends for dinner
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak at it's best
McNamara's is where we go to celebrate great events in our lives.
Just celebrated 44 years of marriage with my bride! Wouldn't think of going
anywhere else. Great food, great service, great time!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
half dined many times at the Restaurant, and have never been disappointed. great job guys, and keep up the great work.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oct. 6, 2013
We went to McNamara's as a special treat for my husband's birthday. (My husband doesn't like to make a big deal about birthdays so we didn't mention it to the staff. But had we, I'm sure it would have been handled nicely.) the service was great! Our server was attentive and made sure we weren't in wont of anything. The food was wonderful. I had the Ahi tuna, which was cooked perfectly; my husband had the prime rib special with mushrooms and shrimp. Yummy!. The ambiance was romantic; quiet and cozy. Loved it.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
their service is awesome and
their service is awesome and the food is amazing and you get a lot for what you pay
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Surf & Turf
McNamara's already has a decent romantic vibe, but we happened to get much of the restaurant to ourselves which made for an even more quiet romantic time. They had Prime Rib / Jumbo Prawn special and I jumped on it right away. I didn't want it all red so the waitress said she would request it cooked "Medium Rare+" ... I will be ordering that way forever because it was simply amazing! The waitress was attentive but not around any more than necessary, which was just right for us. We had a memorable time with excellent food and great service.
10/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Music too loud
The selection of music was pleasant, but the volume was a little too loud.
We appreciated our request for a table near the fireplace was read and acknowledged by the person who read our online reservation.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit and Miss
Meat, Rib Chop and New York were good, nicely seasoned and cooked as ordered.
Spinach salad was good, french onion soup had an odd taste
creamed spinach left a lot to be desired, no flavor, no garlic, seemed like watered down cream
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated my sister's birthday with friends at McNamara's. This was my first visit and I found the food, service and ambience excellent. They have a small, but excellent wine list and the menu is extensive, with beef, lamb, veal, fish, chicken and pasta dishes available. Wonderful first experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
best steakhouse EVER
I would recommend this restaurant to everybody. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable, the atmosphere is splendid.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM