Vail Ranch Steakhouse
Vail Ranch Steakhouse

Vail Ranch Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vailranchsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 9516941475x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour
    4-7pm.
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Geoerge Kapetsonis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Buckboard Bar-B-Que Available for off-site catering.
    Whether it's a business meeting, reheaersal dinner, holiday party or family occasion, Vail Ranch Steakhouse can accommodate up to 50 guests in the Wine Room and up to 70 guests in the Banquet Room.
    Private Party Contact: Jessica Neilson 951-216-8657
    Restaurant Phone Contact 951-694-1475
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it's a business meeting, reheaersal dinner, holiday party or family occasion, Vail Ranch Steakhouse can accommodate up to 50 guests in the Wine Room and up to 70 guests in the Banquet Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Neilson 951-216-8657x
  • Entertainment: Live piano music nightly.
  • Special Events: Wine Wednesdays. Half Priced Bottles of Wine. Regular Season Monday Night Football Dinner Specials. Happy Hour



    Banquet Rooms available from the Wine Room that seats 50 to our Banquet Room that will seat 60.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Overland Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 200 well lit parking Spaces.
A word from Vail Ranch Steakhouse
Vail Ranch Steak House is a Classic Steak House featuring In-House,Prime Dry Aged Beef, Fresh Seafood and Signature dishes. We offer an extensive Wine List, Hand Crafted Beer, Cocktails and Live piano music nightly.. Happy Hour in the bar and lounge: 4:00am – 6:00pm. $5 Martinis, Discounted Cocktails, Wine By the Glass.
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Vail Ranch Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)romantic (14)notable wine list (12)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (6)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Slow and average
    EssenceofRi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I would not consider this a steak house. I would consider this an overpriced Outback Steakhouse. I can't even say that because I like Outback. The food was average, not worth the price. I don't mind paying for good food, but this was Black Angus taste at Gallagher's price (which I see Vail displays their meat like Gallagher's). I guess the hint that they aren't a real steakhouse is the fact that they only serve prime rib on the weekends. It took an hour from the time we sat down, to bring a salad. My husband ordered the short ribs. They came with a tomatoey sauce that taste like it should be on a Mexican dish. When the waiter asked how was our food, my husband responded decent. The waiter responded, "I'll take decent." WOW!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wife and I came in for Friday night dinner while in Temecula for wine tasting. The steaks were full of flavor. We typically get steaks that are flavorful around the edges as the flavor fades towards the center. Not here. Full of flavor in every bite. The boneless chicken was to die for. Will definitely make the trip back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night with Friends...
    Highside
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We invited our friends from Palm Springs, (where there are many great restaurants...) to have dinner with us at the Vail Ranch Restaurant. They raved about the food, its preparation and the service. They each had the baby back ribs and the salmon, and stated it was one of the best meals they have ever had... Whew! You never know when you recommend a restaurant how it will turn out, but in this case it was fantastic! We will definitely return for another, (hopefully) outstanding meal... Highly recommend...:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    while pricey ($430.00) for 7 adults, the food is superb. Service could have been better. We were the only table in back room and had to wait too long for clearing of plates and requests for 2nd drinks. My daughter actually went to bar to order another round. Also, we were celebrating a birthday and waiter brought cake that we provided before clearing dinner plates. made for a very awkward celebration. had to move plates ourselves to fit cake. The food was outstanding. Other than giving the rare steak to the person who ordered med/well, no complaints in this area. will return but watch prices!!! Also, tip is included and that was helpful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lukewarm
    Redgirl13
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our server had a grating personality and was not attentive. Bar drinks were very weak and very slow. Several families with out of control children screaming and running around everywhere. Food was good ( and pricey) so we expected better service and high-end, classy atmosphere. Felt like we were eating at Sizzler. Disappointed.
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  • Poorly cooked food
    StarcruiserVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had been recommended to go there for steaks and ordered Filet with brussel sprouts. We ordered two medium-well steaks and we received one that was medium and the other that was medium rare. The meat was way more rare than ordered. We eat filet out at fine restaurants at least once or twice a week and this was the worst we have experienced in memory. We should have sent them back. The brussels were nearly raw and we didn't eat them.
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  • Great food!
    Jdub47
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ambience was not as romantic as expected, but the steak was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "Date Night"
    John
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service and food. Cant wait to go back. Piano bar was rocking people were having fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notably Bad !
    carlsbadguy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Last Saturday night I had dinner at Vail Ranch Steakhouse. I was truly disappointed in the entire experience. Maybe it was just a bad night for them but almost everything was substandard. Upon entering the hostesses were disorganized and it took them a while to figure it out. They seated too many people at one time so the service was very slow and the staff was overwhelmed. The room we were seated and was very hot as the air-conditioner had a problem and we complained to management. Luckily it was rectified. With the meal, I can’t tell you how disappointed we were. Both the prime rib and our steak were what you would expect at Denny’s not bad of a nice steakhouse.
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  • Special Occasion
    Robbie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary and the food was great, we had the prime rib & lobster dinner, which included salad and a dessert. The only thing I didn't like was the vegetable side which was bok choy, and that was the only vegetable they had, just wish they had other options. But it was a good dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in Memory...
    LeslieC
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Black and Blue dry-aged ribeye blew me away. FAR better than anything in higher-priced, fancier restaurants. Flavors were amazing, and made even better by the roasted garlic. Au Gratin potatoes were not hot or very remarkable, but that steak...unbelievable. One suggestion for this restaurant: I would never have stopped here if I hadn't been treated by a friend. From the outside, with the cheap sign, it looks very much like a chain restaurant than a dinner house. Spruce up the place a bit - the food speaks for itself, but you have to get people in the door!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Temecula Celebration Loc
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I went to Vail Ranch to celebrate our anniversary. The food was very good, service was good also. They gave us a small delicious desert for the celebration. We will probably be back every few months.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner
    PennySue
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was great and service excellent. We have been there both in a large group and as a couple. The service has always been superb.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dining Experience
    FoodGood
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This was our first time at Vail Ranch and we were a little nervous about it as we had invited my father to dinner. My dad is extremely discriminating about steak given that he is from Argentina. Our fears were abated as we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and having the piano player there just added to the great time. The calamari appetizer was great. Bread was fresh and tasty.The steak was cooked perfectly and was buttery. The fennel accompanying the steak was nThis is an excellent restaurant and it should be supported by the community.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    JAEdwards
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The steaks are always good at Vail. Happy to see new specials this time. We tried the beet salad and it is excellent. We are hoping the beet salad makes it on the menu as a permanent item. We also tried the halibut special. Presentation was impressive and was delicious. NY steak and rib eyes were thick and cooked to perfection. Service with Carmel was outstanding as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phil54
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We brought our daughter and son inlaw for her birthday; we all enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service lacking this time
    cherdee
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food at Vail Ranch is always impeccable, however a few things we thought were less than acceptable on our Father's day dinner. When we were seated we were served a basket of morning pastries which I think were left over from their earlier in the day brunch. Danishes and muffins with a $50 filet and lobster just didn't seem right. Rolls would have been nice. The tought that we were served left over brunch food was appalling. This was our 4th dinner at Vail and never served danishes at dinner. This is a up-scale dining establishment and the servers should be as such. The servers in the small room we were in seemed way too casual and unprofessional just as our server was. Doubt we will be back. Not the same Vail Ranch!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but maybe not for kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This wasn't our first time at Vail Ranch; their food is always excellent. There is one thing that I will comment on... I took my husband & 7 year old son here for dinner to celebrate Father's Day. The waitress did tell us that they had chicken fingers or mac & cheese if our son did not want a hamburger. He went with the burger. You would think that the waitress would think not to have the lettuce, tomato and most of all the onions put on the burger without at least asking if we wanted them. She should have let the kitchen know it was for a child and to perhaps put it all on the side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Gigi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was great. Would highly recommend to everyone that wants quality in there food. Enjoyed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    What a disappointment this restaurant was. Took dad there for fathers day (but on Sat night). $28 for an 8oz filet that was ok. For a steakhouse that charges such high prices, it should have been great. Service was ok, nothing spectacular. Dinner came with one baby bok choy sliced in half as a vegetable and choice of potato. No salad, no soup, nothing special. I would never go back.
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  • Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Attentive service staff. They were very willing to make sure everything was just right.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rex4me
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I had to send the ribeye back, too cheewy for $35. The filet was very tender and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation
    Chowing1
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Went for a high school graduation would recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadly disappointed...
    savagejimVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Was expecting a lot more since their specialty is aged beef and you can even see the beef aging as you walk in the door. Attractive ambiance, but very dark inside. Server was great, my wife ordered the chicken, which was great, I ordered a ribeye, which was the chewiest piece of meat I have had in some time. Not tender at all, I have had better steaks at Sizzler. Maybe it was just a fluke, I would like to think they have better meat than what I got. Will probably try it again, was really looking forward to a great piece of meat.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 203 reviews are from the Vail Ranch Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • GREAT FOOD
    MARICKA
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I toke my girlfriend here on prom day we had a great dinner, Filet Mignon and King Crab legs, my favorite. They exceeded my expectations. At first we thought we were over dressed went we saw the place, but when we walked in the restaurant we were impressed. The price is fair not over the top. I'm bring my parents for my next visit. I recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing this time
    daijonesVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a great dinner here last year so went back for my birthday as special night planned by my significant other. Unfortunately not as good as last year, shrimp in shrimp cocktail were rubbery and overcooked, prime rib was chewy and service was very slow to point I had to go and ask for more water. Manager was responsive and offered alternatives but not such a good experience for a special occasion, such a shame after last year being so very good.
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  • Love Vail Ranch!
    JAEdwards
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Vail is our favorite restaurant in town. Excellent food and cocktails/wine. The service is wonderful. Everyone from the servers to bartenders to Manager really make us feel like they care. We dine at Vail often and will continue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day dinner
    John
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My son and I took my wife out for Mothers Day to Vail Ranch. It was a last minute choice on her part and we were surprised to get reservations. The food was wonderful. I had the Pork Chop, my wife had Prime Rib and my son had a Rib Eye. All were amazing! We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the gem it used to be
    Foodie4lifeVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went for Mother's Day, had the prime rib. Okay. Nothing special. I used to like this place, but it seemed like they put almost no effort into the quality of the food. My daughter had a filet laced with a long strip of something you couldn't cut with a knife. The green beans just had a big pile of chopped garlic on top. Very disappointing.
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  • my birthday
    Dinner
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Service was a little slow it seemed due to not enough help. Our server was ok. My
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Quality
    OldenbearVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We have eaten at Vail Ranch several times, most recently in a group of four at 5PM on a Sunday. We arrived early from a matinee and were pleased to find the bar opened at 4. We each had a glass of wine and shared a very good plate of crispy calimari with three dipping sauces. For our entrees, two of us had filets that were perfectly cooked, one with french fries and one with the requisite baked potato. Both had a generous helping of fresh green beans. One of us had lamb shank and loved it, and the fourth had meatloaf. He felt it was just a little bit dry but tasty. We shared a bottle of wine and also had a yummy tiramisu plus coffee for dessert. We will be back for the food, the friendly service and their live piano player too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hula2tu
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had great service...we were going to be an hour and half late but Shelby moved our reservation. Steve/waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and made some wonderful recommendations. Hannah was alway checking our table and we always had water, bread, etc. Food was tasty and came out piping hot. Overall a terrific dinner!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food was great but the ambience could use a little updating. I solely recommend it because the food and service were great. A little pricey but great. Drop the prices just a bit and more would surely come.
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  • Good food
    Chrissie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had steak & lobster and prime rib & lobster. Both meals were very good and service was good too. It was a good deal for the 3 course menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant.
    WineCountrySouth
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Vail Ranch has excellent food and service. They have a wonderful menu with several seafood choices as well as the dry and wet aged steaks. The service staff treats you like royalty. You can dine in the bar area with the Piano Bar or in the dining areas where you can still hear the piano as background music. The full service bar has a fairly extensive wine menu with local wines and locally crafted beer. I have never had a bad dining experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kaito2013
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My first time and it was great! Best steak in the area. The service was great too!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Anniversary Date!
    dcarrots
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant! We used to travel does to Del Mar or San Diego to go to Ruth's Chris but now that we've eaten at Vail Ranch Steakhouse, we can enjoy a great steak right here in our own town! Love the local wine offerings! Thanks for making our night special. We can't wait to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect end to a perfect day
    temdiner
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Thanks to all the great reviews that I read on Vail Ranch Steakhouse, I chose to celebrate my fiancé's birthday there and was VERY pleased with the ambiance, the service and mostly the quality of meat. It was cooked perfectly and the servers were ever so attentive. We will definitely be going back to enjoy the bar area which has a piano player. This was a very nice touch to help us enjoy the great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steakhouse. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent steakhouse. Excellent seafood. Great appetizers. Nice salads. Full bar with tons of wonderful spirits. Nice place to relax with special meal or group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!
    Jendance1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We think this is the best steak we've had in the Temecula Valley. Great meat, tasty sides, excellent service and nice wine selection. The crab cake appetizer was exquisite. So was the spicy shrimp app. Filet and bone in rib eyes were cooked to perfection! Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.