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Vail Ranch Steakhouse
Vail Ranch Steakhouse

Vail Ranch Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vailranchsteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (951) 694-1475
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • 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) 216-8657
  • Entertainment: Live piano music nightly.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We brought our daughter and son inlaw for her birthday; we all enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Attentive service staff. They were very willing to make sure everything was just right."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I had to send the ribeye back, too cheewy for $35. The filet was very tender and full of flavor."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Went for a high school graduation would recommend."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was a little slow it seemed due to not enough help. Our server was ok. My"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I went there with my two sisters and mother for our mother's 75th birthday. While outdated in ambience, it was very comfortable and we enjoyed the steak house feel. I recommend it for a group or birthday. The food was delicious and servings were plentiful. Best baked potato I have had in years!"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My first time and it was great! Best steak in the area. The service was great too!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Celebrated our 50th anniversary; staff was very attentive, food abundant and excellent.....perfect evening. A little pricey for those that eat out often....wound up taking a good portion of the meal home. Very nice for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Vail Ranch Steakhouse is not the restaurant to pop in on for a hot, quick meal. It's definitely more of an old school place for adults. It's a bit dim, the music is provided by a live jazz pianist & the steaks are tasty. The prices are high, but you're really getting what you pay for. We recently visited for my wife's birthday. When making my reservation, I asked if it might be possible for someone on the staff to recognize the special occasion. From the moment I spoke our name to the hostess, every staff member we encountered wished my wife a happy birthday, including the managers who made special trips to our table. A good time was had by all. I highly recommend this place for your special occasion."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Steak temperature was almost perfect for medium,however a bit tough for dry aged bone in ribeye. At $42 fell short when held up to comperable steakhouses."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed a nice dinner while listening to live music. The steaks are amazing and fish was perfect."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service, food and atmosphere was so great went 2 nights back to back for dinner"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Vail is definitely the best steakhouse in Temecula or Murrieta. Everything from appetizers to desert are excellent. Steaks are always cooked to perfection. Service is great!! Ask for Carmel's section. Can't wait to go back! YUM!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I visited the Vail Ranch Steakhouse for his birthday. The dinner was very expensive: roughly $150 for two, including tip . He had the dry aged ribeye, bone-in, rare. This in no Ruth's Chris. Meat had no char, looked anemic, not juicy. The fat was not in any way carmelized. I had the house cut of prime rib, medium. At 7:00 p.m., they had no more end cuts and were out of mashed potatoes. The meat appeared to have been sliced rare and cooked to medium. This is no Lawry's. Again, there was no crust or carmelization. The sides were average. Green beans- perfect. Au gratin potatoes- gross. Fries-good. Caesar salad was good. French onion soup - fine. I would not go back or recommend the place to anyone else."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food, would have preferred the rack of lamb without the sauce to let the meat flavor stand out on its own. Eric our waiter was superb. The balance of the wait staff, unfortunately, always wanted to take plates away before our party of 3 was completely finished eating...a very big problem. While we were still chewing our food, someone was pulling a plate out from under us. This is a huge dining disappointment. On a separate note, I would have preferred a table cloth for a Saturday night dinner out. The water glass condensed on the table top and there was no relief from the dripping every time I drank some water. That's OK for a lunch environment, not for a nice dinner out on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food, service was amazing. I sent a special request through open table and it was honored smoothly. Only bad comment was the piano player seemed like a novice. Kept missing keys, loosing his place etc. to the extent that it was comical."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We are from Las Vegas Nv. and are use to dining in fine restaurants and this restaurant holds its own in comparison. Great service, great food, and reasonably priced. we will be dining here again and as members of several wineries in the Temecula valley we visit often and will also telling all our friends. Thanks Vail Ranch for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We keep coming back because the steak is the best in the Temecula Valley. The service is always very good and the restaurant is staffed with plenty of help for the waiter/waitress. I recommend if you want a very good restaurant without going out to wine country, this is the place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my husband there for his birthday. We were given a great booth and the food and service were super. Our waitress was very good and knowledgable about the menu. Wish I could remember her name…. The only downside was a large group right next to us that were noisy. Would have preferred a quieter place to celebrate his 69th birthday."
    Dined on 11/11/2013