Black Horse Tavern & Grill

4.0
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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About

Black Horse Tavern & Grill is a family owned restaurant established in 2008. We are well-known for our specialty marinated Hanger steak, gourmet sandwiches and burgers. We offer large portions, relaxing dining experience and friendly service, and most importantly we make our food from scratch to ensure the best quality and freshness. For those with a large party, the restaurant features a private section that can comfortably accommodate up to 40 people.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(951) 278-2771
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hamner Ave & Second Street
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Parking details
Hamner Ave and Second Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was slow and the food very average.

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Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to place! Foods always good and everyone is really friendly and accommodating

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VG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I’ve eaten here...The first time the food was great...This last time the restaurant ran out of meat..How do you run out of food at a restaurant...

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived at the restaurant for our reservation, and the hostess told me that they aren’t notified when there is an OpenTable reservation. She then said she had to ask her manager to check. She left for a few minutes came back to the podium and began seating other people. After about five minutes, I went up to the podium to check with the hostess, and she said that she couldn’t honor the reservation and this happens all the time with OpenTable.

She said she would add us to the end of the wait list, which would have been a 45 minute wait. I have never had this happen with any other OpenTable reservation and will never visit Black Horse Tavern again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was good.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good food, great service and portions to please. Not to mention a full-bar and many unique beers, life is good.

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MF
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It was New Year’s Eve and we wanted a good steak before going to Pasadena on New Year’s Day. Our dinner was mixed up and bar service slow. They even ran out of prime rib before 8 pm?? The meat my husband was overcooked but there was no more prime rib to bring a new piece. Not a good experience at all!

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Catfish special was not good. Way to dry.

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we finally tried Black Horse Tavern & Grill and will definitively be return many times. Good food for fair prices and friendly staff.

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CB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went here prior to attending the rodeo in Norco. Was looking for a steakhouse. Blackhorse fit the bill, and I had a good hanger steak with some barbecued ribs. For an appetizer we had beer battered onion petals, sort of a takeoff of the well known blooming onion. The steak was good and the ribs ok. Also had potato croquettes. They were fair and I'd try something else next time.

My partners had chili size (ok) and fish tacos (Good).

Service was friendly and good. We ended up with a lot of leftovers.

Tavern atmosphere was typical with a lot of wood construction. I'd visit again.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend the hanger steak and also the cat fish on fridays

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B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fun, local place. The food is definitely great for the price.

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P
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visit to The Black Horse. Very nice people, great device and food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were delish! I got a burger with steak fries.. No regrets! IPA was a great pairing. Did i mention we got there during happy hour? Great items on list from appetizers to beer and mixed drinks, etc.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The host had no clue about open table. $11.00 for mozzarella sticks? For real?

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Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Arrived at reservation time to see a busy restaurant, a few people waiting for tables and hostess does not have our reservation. Hostess then asks if it was made online, to which I reply "yes", and she says that they have to manually transfer those onto their book and apparently it was missed. She requested a few minutes to get a table ready and we were seated within 10 minutes, ahead of others waiting.

This was a good start, downhill from there in terms of service. Waited a while to see our server, even longer for drinks and the food took forever.

Now for the good - the menu had good variety, with some creative dishes and was good for the most part. And since this was Mother's Day, I give the place some slack for where it missed and would try it again.

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A
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was on all details. Really good service

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service ever!!!!! So disappointed. Would have rather spent Mother's Day at home with family then at black horse.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It isn't the restaurant we are unhappy with but rather Open Table. It does not work!! We arrived and were told we didn't have a reservation. Very unhappy with your App. Deleted it from all of our phones and will be calling the restaurant directly next time.

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y
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend and I stopped by to enjoy a good lunch and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant wasn't crowded and we were seated immediately. It took a while for our drinks to arrive. Both of us had the blackened salmon and it was delicious. The restaurant has a neighborhood vibe like the television series "Cheers." The staff was courteous and very accommodating.

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MB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with great service!

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MJ
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Fine for a quick meal but nothing special. We were driving through at dinner hour and we found this place on Open Table - won't eat here again. Our waitress was very friendly but food was average at best.
I had the steak dinner... steak was tough, flavorless and over cooked. My husband had the Philly steak sandwich- and it was fine but not great.

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N
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

It was our first time and we were pleased. It's basically a bar menu and prices are reasonable. Cost of bar drinks was high considering the pour and place. I ordered wine and it was pretty watered down but the cost was still high. The service was very good. A nice neighborhood place to go to watch a game and eat. Do not expect fine dining or high end steak house.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an awesome little place with a nice bar in the middle for an after work drink or happy hour with friends. The food is great. Their signature hanger steak was cooked perfectly and you'd have to try their mashed potatoes and gravy. Best I've had in some time. The shrimp was my favorite. Its a little over my normal budget but its a lot of food so we split the entre. I would go back again.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda was the absolute best. We didn't wait for anything. She was spot on.

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TM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

3 of our 4 meals were good-- the chili and burgers were solid. We tried to order the King cut 20 oz prime rib, but we're told they only had two 14 oz cuts left. Several minutes after ordering the 14oz cut, we were told they no longer had ANY prime rib-- so basically they didn't put in our order when we made it (else we would've gotten one of those two remaining 14oz cuts). So we opted for the ribeye, which was about half gristle. The staff was friendly, but clearly lacking in the skills to overcome their operational shortcomings.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for the Friday fish special, it was excellent

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CJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent environment for casual or business meetings. I really liked how friendly the staff was to me and my friends. One thing I paid attention to was my food. I eat my steak rear and it was cooked to perfection. The cornbread was delicious.
I would highly recommend this place for a great hangout to business friendly meetings. Prices are pocketing friendly for the amount of food you get.

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r
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good and the portions are huge

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a server that was fantastic and very attentive. We did ask for several changes to the menu listed ingredients. Ample quantity on the selections for lunch. We will return very soon.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Dive bar food.

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MB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This is really more like a sports bar than a dining restaurant so keep your expectations in line. Nevertheless, the service is very good, the food (we were there for Taco Tuesday) was good although we did not try anything else. Big bar and TV's all around (I did say it was more a sports bar). Worth a try if you want a casual lunch or dinner out.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Mother's Day and enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good & everyone loved their meal. Our server was bubbly, friendly & super efficient. We will definitely be going back.

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PD
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service. Very typical Tavern, just what we were looking for. 7 of us, everyone found something they liked. Good selection of beers. Definitely worth a return visit!

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LK
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black Horse was fantastic - when the graduate walked in with her full regalia on - the folks in the restaurant all clapped (total strangers) making us feel welcomed. The food was great the service was good. We happened to have 4 little kids a set of 3 yr old twins, a 2 yr old and an 8 yr old. Everyone was comfortable and ate well!.

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not great, food was just okay. Many other places to choose from. Wanted to give this a try, but it was just ok, won't be back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Black Horse Tavern two nights in a row while in town. Both meals were delicious and fairly priced. The portions were generous! Our waitresses both nights were delightful.
We will definitely go back. We have noted that when we ask a "local" for a recommendation for a good place for dinner Black Horse Tavern is the first one mentioned.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed with the food and atmosphere at the Black Horse Tavern and Grill. We were able to make a reservation ahead of time on open table and it was very accomodating of our children as well. Would definitely go back again the next time we are in the area.

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B
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great shrimp cocktail and Potato skins.
The Hanger Steak is seasoned very well.

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f
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have never heard of Black Tavern even though I have lived fairly close for many years! It was a surprisingly good experience. It was a nice atmosphere, friendly and efficient wait staff and really tasty food. Going to head back there again. soon!!

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