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Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yoranchsteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (214) 744-3287
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday 11:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Tony Street
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Phone: 214-389-0981 Special Events: We have recently expanded and renovated the restaurant, more than doubling in size. Please come see the new and improved Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Public Transit: DART Rail (West End station)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Three large parking lots within 20 yards. Also street parking with meters.
A word from Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
The Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse is legendary for its extensive wild game selection, and many of those same animals roam freely over our 48,000 acre ranch and namesake near Kerrville, Texas.

For those in the mood to try something out of the ordinary, the Y.O. offers venison, game birds and our signature dish, the buffalo filet mignon.

The beef at the Y.O. is U.S.D.A. Prime and is hand-cut in house. We employ a method very similar to the one the ranch hands have been using for more than 125 years.

The Y.O Steakhouse private dining, bar and banquet facilities can accommodate parties from 20-300 for business or pleasure, day or night. Your guests will experience a uniquely Texan and memorable dining experience combined with the highest quality food and service available.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We got the wild game platter, and it was amazing! The buffalo filet, quail and venison chop all had totally different flavors but worked perfectly together. The gouda mac and cheese and even just the house salad were very good, also. Our server was very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There were four of us and we each ordered steaks....filet and sirloin of various weights. They were all cooked perfectly as ordered and were delicious. The entrée came with a few green beans, waffled carrots, and a purple potato; more than enough for a small appetite. The side dishes served two easily, maybe three, depending on the selection. Desserts were a large portion and good flavor. Our waiter was prompt and attentive. Priced a little high, but worth it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and service were in a word...Awesome! Steaks cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "For appetizers we had the fried oysters and the venison rollups. They were both very enjoyable. We split a wedge salad. It was a typical wedge salad, but the blue cheese dressing was exceptional. I used a roll to sop it all up. For our entrees we had the buffalo filet mignon and the elk tenderloin - medium rare on both. They were both very good, but I thought the elk was the better of the two. Like most good tenderloin, the elk tenderloin was melt-in-your-mouth tender with a delicious blackberry reduction sauce to complement it. The buffalo filet was good, but I'm not sure it lived up to all the hype. Maybe my expectations were too high. The portobello mushroom side was good, as was the apple tart that we had for dessert."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The 8 oz filet was on par with Kirby's or Perry's, and the sides (especially the mac & cheese) were very good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Took a client group of 12 for dinner. Food, service, atmosphere....all excellent. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The restaurant was a superb choice. The bar tender and the wait staff were very attentive and helpful with our choices. The menu was eclectic without being overwhelming. We were all able to try something we had not eaten before. The entrees were cooked to perfection. We had the Lamb, Buffalo filets and the chicken fried lobster. Everyone should try these if at the Y.O."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We love coming back to YO because of the great food and exceptional staff. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure your dining experience is the best."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After seeing YO Ranch in Texas hill country, I looked forward to eating here. Typical West End tourist trap that is over priced (steaks are north of $40 and sides extra), but not that good. Pieces were grisly, mine was undercooked to rare. Service was decent and decor is interesting, but to me its about the meat. Can do so much better in Dallas, but need to get out of the West End. I don't understand all the positive reviews. Must be tourists. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The bacon wrapped venison is why we go, but everything else is just as good. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "While on vacation in the DFW area, I wanted to experience the famous steakhouse scene. I chose Y.O. after reading several reviews on open table's website. The waiter was very informative about the different foods and up front about the prices. I would not call Y.O. kid friendly per se. The food was outstanding for the price, I was fully expecting to pay closer to $100/plate but our entire bill was under $100. I plan on making another visit the next time we are in the DFW area."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I took some clients out to YO and they loved it. It is quiet enough to have a conversation but the mood is nice in the restaurant. The menu has some awesome selections!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great selection of exotic game for the carnivore. Excellent beef! Warm chocolate cake was divine! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The seasoning on the steak is a great change from other "mediocre" steakhouses. The price is worth the taste."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We loved Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse and highly recommend it! The atmosphere was very relaxed/casual but the food was wonderful and upscale. The service was fantastic. I am a vegetarian and appreciated that they had lots of great sides and salad options for vegetarians. The gouda mac and cheese was amazing as was the smoked baked potato. My finacee said the steak was one of the best he has ever had and it just melted in his mouth. We will definitely go back if we are in the area again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had a good time with friends before heading to a concert at the Majestic. We said we were in a rush, so food was timely and very good. The house margarita with the prickly pear juice is wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I selected Y.O. Ranch because it seemed somewhat more affordable than most other, non-chain steakhouses. The menu is quite varied and includes game meats (venison, bison, elk, etc.) that others don't. It was a quiet Sunday evening, so it wasn't loud and lively, but that made it good for our conversation level. Try the jalapeno venison wraps, or the elk tenderloin, for some non-traditional fare. The beef filet, NY strip and other meats are also outstanding. One big disappointment: The restaurant had run out of the Jack Daniels Pecan Pie. We ended up splitting a chocolate cake and ice cream, and the restaurant gave us a complimentary bourbon pie that they made sure to tell us was not what they normally serve. Overall, a good experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service attentive, food well prepared. Everyone in our party of 8 enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good and flavorful. Would eat there again. Lunch menu and prices great."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This is an enjoyable relaxed restaurant with a varied menu--something for everyone if they love red meat, in particular. Plus game. Definitly will go back. Too bad they don't have valet parking, but the parking lot is very close by so there is no problem. Go..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "a great experience...service was excellent...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I really do - they served the best steak (NY Strip) i ever had. And because of that it will be hard to find another which matches this memorable taste experience. Tasty, perfectly grilled - kudos to the chef. If you try it, dont't complain afterwards, you have been warned..."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend out for a celebration dinner on her promotion and I will say this has to be one of my top restaurants of all time. Our server was truly AMAZING! !!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I was celebrating my 30th bday, I was treated like a Queen. Everything was perfect! Food, service, the food came out quickly. It was cooked to perfection, it was a perfect night. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Very impressed with the buffalo filet and the flavor of the smoked baked potato. We ordered quite few items off the menu to sample and sadly the rest of the items were just ordinary. Our server was great she knew the menu well and our wait time for food was good. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Top quality food, great wine list and selection of draught beers, plus impeccable service. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Elk and buffalo were excellent, tender and tasty. Tabasco goat cheese grits make a good blend of flavors"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My lukewarm review is probably my own fault, but it is what it is. We were in town for the Final Four basketball tournament. I made reservations a month in advance, so I was really looking forward to my meal. The restaurant was packed. I ordered the 8 oz. prime filet and my husband ordered the prime NY strip. After the first bite, I should have said something. If my steak was a filet, then it was the toughest filet I've ever had. It looked and tasted like a top sirloin. My husband enjoyed his NY strip, though. Our waiter was young and enthusiastic although he did not take the time to go over the menu as did the waiter at the table next to ours. I'd give the YO Ranch another try, though."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food & service excellent, one in our party had steak & fried lobster so good. Macaroni & cheese best we ever had. I had smoked baked potato loved the smoky flavor. Server excellent very knowledgeable. Appreciated manager coming over thanking us for dining with them."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was a perfect meeting spot for our group before heading to an event at House of Blues. Thanks for the great service and good food!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "They had wonderful all natural grass then grain fed ribeye. Don't forget to order the Apple tart for desert!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was a great find. Te steak was amazing and you simply must try the Gouda Mac and cheese. Creamy but light? Great service and just a delicious night."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "YO Ranch really shines for people who are looking for creative uses of game in Dallas. The traditional beef is great at YO, but if you love food, you are really shorting yourself by passing on the elk or other game animals on the menu (depending on the season.)"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "You can't go wrong with YO Ranch Steakhouse. The food is always fresh, flavorful and fantastic. The service is impeccable - one of the area's best. If you like to try new things, the restaurant won't disappoint. Options such as venison and elk will keep your adventurous side happy, while the bison filet and cowboy bone-in ribeye will satisfy your steak cravings. And, leave room for dessert! Scrumptious!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Planned my anniversary dinner here, and it was definitely a success. Excellent food and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Both my partner and I had the buffalo steak & it was spectacular. They were cooked perfectly to our liking and the smoked potato, Gouda Mac & cheese and venison appetizer did not disappoint in the least. This is a gem of a find."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I loved the menu variety on this menu but went for the steak. Will have the wild game next time. Presentation was excellent and sides were delicious."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food was absolutely outstanding!! Our waitress was extremely friendly and helped us make delicious choices for dinner and dessert. We could not have been happier with our experience!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I visited the YO for lunch with a family member . The menu offered a great variety of dishes. we started with the crab cakes. They were standard and not anything that is out of the normal.Good but the best are at the Silver Fox. My guest had a steak salad and I had the pistachio crusted chicken. The chicken was excellent, The steak salad was ample with great beef on the salad.A server came around with complementary banana pudding after the meal. The meal was great and as a true foodie i was happy with this choice. I would recommend the YO for a romantic dinner or a great lunch. The reservation system was easy and I will use it again too."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I really loved this place and plan to take my father here when he visits. This steakhouse had a subtle romantic vibe with dim lighting, but wasn't fancy by any means. There were gentlemen wearing ball caps for example. The Venison roll ups were divine and my ribeye was delicious. My boyfriend had their signature buffalo fillet and he loved it. They do game meats very well! We went on a friday night and it wasn't packed, but there were some large tables which contributed to the slower service. Our waiter did not realize that a new table had been seated and there were times when our waiter was not on the floor for prolonged periods of time, but we did not want for anything so it was not a big deal at all."
    Dined on 3/14/2014