Tamarack Junction Steak House
Tamarack Junction Steak House

Tamarack Junction Steak House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tamarackjunction.com/Dining/Steak-House
  • Phone: 7753843630
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Mon 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: Thu 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Frank Gibson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Damonte Ranch
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of accessible parking close to restaurant.
A word from Tamarack Junction Steak House
The Tamarack Junction Steak House serves the finest 28 day aged beef broiled at 1,400°. Enjoy our steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts along with spectacular table-side cooking to enhance your dining experience. All this while you enjoy our warm, rustic and inviting atmosphere along with our outstanding hospitality. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining is available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tamarack Junction Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (27)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food at the Steak House is outstanding. Plated beautifuly, right amount of food. Good suggestions by server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything good but.....
    Sharon
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had that unusual piece of meat that had a lot of grizzle in it. We have bought orrganic meats and found this and perhaps they used a different supplier, but our cowboy steak deffinitely wasn't what we had expierienced in the past. Won't stop us from returning! We always enjoy our time there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was not our best experience
    Sabsniteout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have eaten at the Steak House on numerous occasions. I am afraid to say that this was not the best meal we have had there. The changes to the appetizer menu are less than appealing. The cheese tray was good. What happened to the clams? They were always delicious. The potatoes and vegetables were undercooked and hard so they were not very flavorful. Steaks were tender but overcooked on all 3. The service was great as always.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the Best!
    2newbiesVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Whenever friends come to town, Tamarack Junction comes to mind first! The bar is a great first stop and then on to the dining room. The tables are elegant and the wait staff very attentive. From the appetizers to the entrees and lastly, dessert...what a treat! Great to see a restaurant that offers soup or salad with each entree. Our group enjoyed steak diane, chicken piccata, fresh halibut and lamb chops. Everything was perfectly prepared and served simultaneously. The last jewel in the crown was the preparation of Cafe Diablo at the end of the meal...a flaming perfection of an after-dinner drink; don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diane
    DIANE
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall the food was outstanding. However, the vegetables were not al dente but barely blanched. This is the third time we have experienced the vegetables being hard.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful atmosphere
    tony1952
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We were a party of four. the place is beautiful. The food selection was great. Service ...the best. Overall experience was much more than anticipated, from the smiling face of the hostess to the complete service. Each of us enjoyed our meal very, very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner at Tamarack
    JacqueVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Tamarack Junction Steak House has become one of our favorite spots. The service is great and the food is always well prepared and very fine. I finally tried the beef carpaccio and it was lovely, though a bit of mustard drizzled on it would have spiced it up a bit. The Caesar salad prepared table side by the Executive Chef, Frank Gibson is always a winner. We all had the rib eye special with blue cheese and roasted garlic and they were heavenly! Our kitchen tour was fun and informative. We will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adult fine dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always a great dinner out for special occasions. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Ymclean
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Tamarack's Steak House is a hidden gem! Once seated you wouldn't know you're in a casino. The tables and booths are seated far enough apart to have private conversations. The servers are attentive, the drinks are delightful and the food delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodluver
    Foodluver
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This restaurant is the best! The atmosphere is very inviting, the staff is very attentive. We have eaten here on several occasions, and always had an excellent meal. Our favorite is the steak Diane. Another is the rib eye steak.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Yoshi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my Dad out for dinner. Service was spot on. Food was delicious. No complaints whatsoever. Very comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loveandpeace14
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went for birthdays, special. Met at the entrance,x cheerfully pleasant staff. Our table was set beautiful with sparkling china, crystal. Given our option of wine, and plenty of time to decide. Did an excellent job of explaining the menue. Thanks for the memories.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Table side options by prominent kitchen staff add to the service of top notch menu items. Highly recommended for the atmosphere and both special and anytime occassions when you are desiring exceptional service and food for a good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our visit on August 3, 2014
    Josey
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our meal was over priced, supposed to be a special, really no cheaper than the regular menu items. Potatoes were dry, needed gravy. Meal should have been closer to $20.00.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant in South Reno
    lawrence33
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner at the Tamarack Junction Steak House last Saturday. ( Our 4th visit to the restaurant.) The prime rib dinners were prepared to perfection! Our niece loved her halibut and I enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass. Will return again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choice Is The Key
    RudeHoney
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A steakhouse that charges for what is supposed to be first rate is not. They talk about aging for 29 days (why not 30).A broiler at 1,400 degrees "Oh boy". But, if you don't start with a prime cut of beef and you use choice steaks, than the meal will not be prime. My char broiled steak barely had a sear on it. The filet was dry and tasteless.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Anniversary
    javajenny
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great experience on our wedding anniversary! Excellent bisque and sea bass. Very professional service. We are not big gamblers, but after dinner, a few slots paid for our dinner. Great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Went here with a group of first time diners at Tamarack junction Steak house. I usually hesitate dining in a casino. I was thrilled with this restaurant because not only being 50 feet from the casino entrance, it is completely closed off from the casino so you don't get the smoke migrating into the restaurant. That being said, the casino is new enough that they have a better than most filtration system so even their casino floors aren't overwhelming with smoke. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair, not good nor excellent.
    RenoJJ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The staff was initially attentive and polite, main courses were ready at different times - two of the served main dishes had cooled to lukewarm and this is not good for a porterhouse steak. Table side caesar salad was excellent. Bananas foster excellent. Lukewarm main meal poor. Then when finished, after bill and strong tip they apparently needed to flip the table and asked us to leave or move to their lounge. Not a good plan. I'll give them another chance this year but was not impressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service, Good Food
    sandela11
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The wait staff is very helpful and accommodating. We had a 15 month old child in our party. They went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. We all had steak. Be aware, if you request medium well, you will get medium to medium rare. The scallop potatoes were so good!!! It is a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ladies night out
    chowhound
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful ladies' get together at the Steak House. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food was fabulous. The atmosphere was perfect. Can't wait to do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this steak house
    sierrastarr
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We love having a great steak house in south Reno. The food is delicious and service is great. The steaks are delicious and the Chilean sea bass is fabulous! The lounge area never seems to be crowded. We enjoy meeting friends there for a drink before dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food and service were great. The atmoshere was romantic and quiet. Our waiter was helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    hollydonh
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    You have a wonderful bar that I think could use a Happy Hour for at least an hour a night when the Steak House is open. The food was great and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous anniversary dinner
    pennytuc
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great time, I had noted that it was our anniversary on the online reservation and the entire staff was aware and made a point of stopping by our table. Our dinner was amazing. Our waiter was very attentive, but also cognizant of the fact that it was our romantic night out. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Choice for Special Occasions
    PG33
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is our third visit to the Tamarack Junction Steak House. It's a great little gem in the South Reno area and a wonderful place for special occasions. The Staff goes above and beyond to insure a memorable experience. Make sure you have the Steak Diane or one of the Table Side Desserts so you can experience the wonderful presentation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but pricey
    rdujour
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was quite good as was the service. It is a bit pricey for Reno. I would recommend it but bring a big wallet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lawrence33
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Dinner was excellent although one steak had to be returned because it was well done and not medium rare. Correctly done the second time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    SierraFamily
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent dinner & exceptional service by Tim! We were there for dinner again this week on Friday & requested to have Tim as our waiter. So nice to see such a knowledgeable, pleasant young man who really enjoys his job. Looking forward to coming back again when we are back in town. Patty & Rich
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    RenoBruin
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Tableside Caesar, Steak Diane, and Banana's Foster. Another great dinner. Kind of funky being in the casino, but it is an Oasis inside. Great service from Kevin AGAIN...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tamarack junction
    dogman
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    i made a reservation on line which was fast and easy; we didnt wait long for a table. after being seated we were greeted by the waiter who took our drink orders then were bought some rolls- 3 cheese or pesto. the soup was very good; not overpowering but had flavor (chicken vegtable soup). i had the steak diane which was prepared at the table and very good, i would recommend. my wife had a ny strip steak which was also very good. so we really enjoyed and will go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steakhouse in town.
    Mononoke
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have a choice of steakhouse's livening in a town with casinos around every corner. I go to the "Tammy" steakhouse every time; as they are then only game in town with that level of quality , of food, and service. I have never had a bad experience there. TL;DR Tamarack is a tiny casino with the best steakhouse in Reno.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local steak house
    BestTapasEVER
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The tamarack steak house is a higher end restaurant in South Reno. The menu is fairly standard for steak houses. The presentation is what differentiates this place from others. They do an authentic from scratch Caesar salad for two table side. They also do a great table side steak Diane and bananas foster. Yum. The Godiva chocolate cake is also to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!
    775jack
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our 17th annniversary dinner. Great food, fine service and terrific atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reno Fine Dining
    lawrence33
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was our second eating experience at Tamarack Junction Steak House and it was as good as the first time. For us it is our special treat to eat and relax at a fine dining restaurant. The attention by all of the staff is as good as it gets in a first class restaurant. The food is cooked to a flavorful perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great....
    RenoTrip
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We were on vacation from Ohio in Nevada, out of town and looking for a quiet nice evening out. The food was excellent, service was exceptional, took us out of the casino noise and made for a very nice comfortable dinner. The cheese plate is a very nice additional to delicious wine, steaks are cooks just right and staff is very attentive. I would highly recommend and will be back when in Reno.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 367 reviews are from the Tamarack Junction Steak House reviews archive.
  • Nice ambience
    Robert
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The restaurant is well appointed with a unique and attractive bar. Service is prompt and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great steakhouse
    hikersTomandDiane
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Tamarack Junction is a small intimate steakhouse in an unlikely location...a small local casino in south Reno. The atmosphere is understated and quite elegant, not ostentatious. The menu is not huge but has a wide variety of options. My wife is a "picky" eater and not a beef eater. She usually has a few problems at many steakhouses...but not here! There were at least 5 different entrees that she found enticing. The wine list is not large but is first rate in quality...although surprisingly there were no Australian Shiraz options. Our server was conscientious without being intrusive and the bus boy was very efficient. We will definitely plan on returning and would recommend to anyone who loves a great steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic first experience
    Nocookinhere
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was my first visit to the steak house. I had friends from out of town. We were a little early so we had a drink in the bar first. Our cocktails were superb. Then on to our dinner experience. Steak cooked to perfection and the chicken piccata was delicious. Nice ambiance and quiet atmosphere even with the Steak Diane flames every once in awhile. Booth seating is very comfortable. Will definitely go back there!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Prime Rib was excellent!! I usually order a steak, but wanted to try something different since my last steak was just "average." Saturday night's meal renewed my confidence in the restaurant. Service is always top notch too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.