Trancas Steakhouse
Trancas Steakhouse

Trancas Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://trancassteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7072589990
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Sa-Su 8:00am-11:00am
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-3:30pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-9:30pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Victor Morales
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do caterings from a small group to very large events, from course meals to buffets etc.
  • Entertainment: Fridays & Saturdays Karaoke Night from 9:00pm to 1:00am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bear Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trancas Steakhouse
Napa Valley's Best Steak and Prime Rib Restaurant
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Trancas Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)vibrant bar scene (17)kid-friendly (16)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (11)special occasion (10)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Best prime rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My coworkers and I had dinner here and returned again for the prime rib. Absolutely excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous beef and seafood
    zipgracie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the neighborhood atmosphere, lovely waitress and fabulous food. The steak was perfect and my husband's shrimp were amazing. Loved our waitress: perky, informative, funny and very good at here job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JackVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Warm friendly staff serving hearty food at reasonable prices. A real salt of the earth place. Very enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Excellence !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was working in the Napa area and found this restaurant through Open Table. Upon arrival, I was a bit disppointed in the overall ambience of the restaurant, but I must take accountability as I didn't read all of the reviews prior to reserving nor did I check out their web site. It is a steakhouse with karaoke so not what I would have expected. Everyone at our table ordered the prime rib and it was absolutely outstanding. Our waiter (Jit) was attentive and overall it was a great night. I would certainly recommend and will probably return myself.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst steakhouse ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Slow service, wierd wall decor of people. Ordered rib med rare. Steak came out med to med well. No seasoning on the meat or veggies. Swiss chard not cooked enough and hard to eat. Server insisted on taking steak back. Owner said I don't know what I am talking about.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Napa Visit
    Napagem1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant that was a local favorite and we found Trancas. This is an above average local establishment with 70's decor, but the service was excellent. we had the New York Strip and it was prepared to our liking and tasted great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luigi
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food, awesome ambience, outstanding service. Great for locals.like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome suprise
    kate
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I went here on vacation with my girl friend. We both ordered the filet and it was delicious. This was my favorite dinner on our trip. Much better then Cole's chop house.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid local steakhouse
    FoodieInTraining
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We enjoy going to Trancas when we want a good steak at a reasonable price. Nice traditional steakhouse atmosphere great for the whole family. Always crowded, but they always find us a table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Napa character and history!
    NeverEnoughRoses
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Recommended by my sister-in-law, for their prime rib, I booked a table for 7 on the 16th for my sister's birthday. Enjoyed the experience so much we brought dear friends here, just a week later, for another celebration...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    PeggyH10
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a nice steakhouse for dinner while we were staying in Napa. I think this restaurant serves an older demographic (decor was a bit dated and the clientele seemed to be older, neighborhood-regulars), but we thought we'd try it out anyway. Service was a bit slow, but we were not in a hurry. Food was excellent (we both got the filet). Worth the time and the price!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hungry for a steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best steak. Four in our party. All were done to our liking. Very attentative service. Great value. Wish they were in the town that I live in!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We came for the Prime Rib, which was delicious. The service was excellent as well and the drinks were good too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great rib eye
    Boxergal
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had one of the best rib eye steaks ever. Service was good, but still this place is a bit pricey!!! I've been there once before and the food was so so.....it's a bit inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table for six took 3 hours
    Scott
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was good it just took forever. We arrived at 7 pm for a reservation made on open table, their computer system was down so they gave us a table outside. Didn't get out main dishes till 8:30 pm ordering desert added more time. Getting the check was just as bad. Seemed like they forgot about us out on the patio.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy our visits
    jennnifersusan
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    good food and always attentive service. Look forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    Luvfood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went there for our anniversary food was great service awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak & Prime Rib
    jimmywesVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great Steak & Prime Rib. Fast & attentive service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK.
    dd007
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The prices for their Rib eye steak on their website is $6 more than listed. The Rib Eye was average. Medium priced steak house with easy parking and friendly staff. Not great, not bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frank
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Was disappoint to find out at 7:30 on Friday 20th they were out of Prime Rib! Sign indicated famous for Prime Rib and they were out? Someone needs to keep track especially on the weekend your out of the most famous thing your are known for. Poor Planning
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We ate here for dinner. The wait service was very attentive and kept our beverages full. My spouse had the steak which had great flavor. I made the mistake of ordering the french dip. The roll and Swiss cheese had good flavor, but the prime rib was devoid of any flavor. A better French dip could be had for half the price at Arby's. If you go, don't order the flavorless prime rib.
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  • Great steakhouse.
    Beezer
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were looking for an unpretentious , not too expensive restaurant in Napa for my birthday. Being from out of town and unfamiliar with the area we were both very pleased with Trancas as it fit our criteria perfectly. Yummy calamari appetizer with a fabulous dipping sauce. My prime rib was outstanding and cooked perfectly... So huge that I could only eat half. My husband (who's not a huge steak man) LOVED his sirloin and ate the whole thing. Service was prompt and friendly. If we lived here this would be our go to place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good basic steaks
    Overseasvisitor
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good steaks; nothing special but nothing bad either
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word - Underwhelmed
    I8it2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My first thought when we entered was that we had gone back in time and entered the Lyon's lounge in 1989. We started with the bacon wrapped chestnuts, which I was really looking forward to. Unfortunately, it was a misconception - they were water chestnuts...way different. One is a tree nut and the other is a corm. They were still good, but not what I expected. I ordered a New York Steak Sandwich, extra lean for $15, adding cheese for $1 more, and a side of BBQ sauce for another $.50. (Charging for BBQ sauce?!?) What I got was a fatty steak on a hoagie roll, with no cheese or BBQ sauce. I can see why this place is a favorite of geriatric locals - there is no flavor to choke on. For the price and hype, I expected much more out of this place.
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  • Excellent great!
    4family
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service was excellent , the good was great, and wine list was awesome lots if choices, they also have the nice outdoor dining!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant
    KennyS
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is good. My wife said that her prime rib was tasteless and dry. The last time we went, we both had one and they were delicious. It must have been an off night. It could use remodeling, but it is clean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KeithHVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The dinner was superb. Simple mixed greens salad with blue cheese/balsamic vinaigrette comes with your entree cost, but it was the two entrees that continues to impress. Seared breast of chicken on fluffy bed of saffron risotto and a terrific Mexican gulf prawns dish that was marvelous. Six u-15 babies perfectly cooked in a mild sauce full of garlic reduced to a perfect consistency. Thank you all again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    mills
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our family always enjoys our gatherings here! Wonderful Staff! Excellent Food! Welcoming Atmosphere! Thank you for awonderful time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    steaklovers
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This restaurant is our go-to place for any special occasion. We love taking new people here because we now it will always deliver.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the Trancas Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • The worst experience
    Voni
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother consume a paper napkin while eating here house salad. Our waiter and the manager was noticed. There solution was her meal will be on the house. Manager never come over to apologize, bottom line the worst experience ever.
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  • Great Steak
    loveagoodsteak
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I were visiting the Napa area and really wanted to have a great steak. The food at Trancas Steakhouse was excellent and the prices were quite reasonable for an outstanding meal. The wait staff was courteous and professional. We were there on Mother's Day and it was an overall excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Cassiebaby18
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I haven't been to very many steakhouses but trancas steakhouse is By far the best steakhouse I've been to!! Everything on the menu is amazing just AMAZING!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but nothing special
    Marsnut
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My wife and I were visiting Napa and looking for a restaurant that locals eat at. The conceierge recommended this steakhouse. Trancas was what you'd expect from a locals steakhouse. Interior was clean, but nothing fancy. Service was outstanding. Unfortunately, the food was just average. We both had the Prime Rib which the menu said was a specialty. We were served an ample portion of meat that was cooked to our specifications. Unfortunately, it wasn't as tender as most prime ribs are. In fact it was very firm, like a NY Strip. Taste was OK, but nothing "special". Overall it was an acceptable dining experience, but it is not likely one that I will repeat the next time we are in Napa.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great prime rib
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Fabulous prime rib; reasonable corkage fee; and good side dishes. We haven't tried other entrees, but the other options look good too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband had been out at the wineries all day and ready for a great eat. The prime rib and short rib we ordered were delicious. This is not the place to go for a romantic dinner, as it looks like a place that has been around a while. Very casual and relaxed atmosphere. I felt a little over dressed. Great for a large group since the pricing was reasonable and if you like karaoke. I was impressed by the number of people that got up to sing. I guess liquid courage? Also got to keep up with the warriors game which was a plus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cb
    Chuck
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    had 6:30 reservations and had to wait 1 hour before being seated at our table. it took another 15 or 20 minutes before we received menus and water. when the apitisers were served 2 out of our group of 8 were forgotten. then entrees were the same fiasco. two steak entrees were missing. we had to ask someone for our waiter several times. would not go back or recommend this place to anyone
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  • The line out the door, good food!
    GWillis
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We enjoyed eating at a locals place. Staff attentive. Not a fancy place. Quality food.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Average Eatery
    KP69
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Been here few times over the years and always much time in between. The food is okay , maybe step above Sizzler down the street. The food always seems to be just average never meeting the price they charge. Service is good and friendly, but not very experienced. I had Lamb and wife had Prime Rib. Just average and was $70 without drinks.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak House
    william
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Older style, local restaurant. Pictures on the walls of dinners over the years and booth style seating.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Son in law birthday dinner in Napa
    LoriG
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Last week my husband and I went to Napa for 7 days. Our kids and granddaughter (8 years) joined us for the weekend. Prior to their arrival, my husband and I saw the town (wine train, Safari West, dined at Bottega, more wine tasting, etc.), but our dinner at Trancas is the highlight of our Napa trip. We all had such a good time because the food was excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable, very family friendly. I recommend the filet mignon ($30) and the prime rib ($25), both were done perfectly and a good quality, tender beef (we share). The horseradish is the real stuff. The mashed potatoes were also very good. My husband said the chicken ($18) was very good, but the risotto was not available. That was our only disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.