About High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino Resort

High Steaks steakhouse prepares the finest cuts of Prime beef broiled to perfection alongside unique appetizers and side dishes such as our signature Bacon-Wrapped Prawns or Sweet Corn Brûlée. Complement your meal with an award-winning wine selection, featuring some of the most notable vintners, while you savor traditional steakhouse dining amid an atmosphere of style, class and sophistication.

1200 Athens Avenue
Lincoln, CA 95648
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday: 5PM to 10PM. Friday and Saturday: 5PM to 11PM.

Cross Street:
Industrial Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 408-8327

Website:
http://www.thundervalleyresort.com/Dining/High-Steaks

Entertainment:
Live piano-bar-style entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino Resort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

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4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
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Good for a Date (48)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Worth the Drive (32)
Notable Wine List (23)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

I never leave reviews, but this is worth commenting on. The night started out nicely - good wine, a few delicious appetizers, an okay salad - but the main entree was very disappointing. I ordered the lamb chops, which I’ve not only had at other restaurants, but even here before. They came out charred, barely edible given the black crust that encased it. I debated sending it back, and finally decided to. Our server was very polite, no problem there, and whisked my lamb away to be redone. In the meantime, my husband’s filet (which was just okay), grew cold. Finally she returned with new lamb, and as I sliced into it I immediately could see that it was raw. Not just rare (I like most meats medium rare, I’m okay with red and with juices), but sinewy raw. I didn’t want to have to send it back again, so I just focused on the potato au gratin side. The waitress then took our plates to box up any leftovers, and there is zero chance (especially given how nicely they package the leftovers) that she did not notice the extremely undercooked lamb on my plate. For a meal that cost $250, I’d expect the service to rise above just polite and attentive (which it totally was!) and would expect a small acknowledgement of the disappointing entree. Whether that is by comping said entree, or even just one of the salads or appetizers. Unfortunately, there was no such acknowledgement, and we were left disappointed with our Valentines dinner.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

I took my wife there for Valentines day and every thing was wonderful except the missing of all Valentines no hearts ,no decorations not even a chocolate covered strawberries. I spoke to the woman Manager and she told me they can afford it, my meal for two was 145.00 next she said we just need to get you people in and out fast we don't have time for any of that other stuff. I won't be back what a insult.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious and great service. Made it a memorable experience especially the dessert

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Did open table last minute and was able to get right in! The service was awesome and food was excellent! Will return again !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was very slow, from the time we sat to first contact as well as checking back for more coffee, and bill. Had to wait for bread as well. The people next to us came after and left before.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The waiter was excellent, well informed and very accommodating. We will look forward to visiting again on another special occasion,

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

The tartare was disappointing. It was full of onions, which my boyfriend and I dislike. The white chocolate dessert was a bit too sweet. The brussel sprouts were not to his liking. He said it tasted like it was fried in fish oil. The rest of our meal was great. James was a superb server and took good care of us. Please bring the carpaccio back because that’s the reason my boyfriend wanted to dine there for his birthday.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Hostess was rude & did not try to accommodate a request for a different table.
Prime rib was tough & grilled chicken in wife's salad was dry & overcooked. For the price way overrated.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Decided to take our Adult kids here to celebrate their Anniversary. We have been to comps in the area and have to say the quality of the food, the cooked to perfection and the fact the excellent service all in one will make for our repeat return! Havn't been in about 15 years so I was pleased by the open layout and LOVED the experience! Thank you for the special night being that much more special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server is always Mike and we have never had a bad experience in high steaks

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server and his assistant were top notched, service was above reproach!
Our filet was cooked to perfection and the sides were hot and tasty.
Thank you for providing an outstanding dining experience for my wife's special day!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We eat here an average of once a week, love the staff they’re attentive, friendly and welcoming. The food is yummy and we really enjoy trying the specials for a change but I’ve yet to tire of their steaks. I haven’t been disappointed once in all the times we’ve been there.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food, presentation, ambiance and priced appropriately. I would recommend High Stakes to anyone looking for a special evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food! Great steaks and great service . Their cream corn is the best side dish I have ever had in my life!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Filet Mignon was excellent. Thick and cooked to perfection. Grilled asparagas was flavorful and did not need any sauce even though provided. The chocolate dessert in the white chocolate sphere was delicious and very sweet so good thing it was small and we shared. If you want it to be less quiet go on a weeknight. Service was excellent!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very nice meal. Thanks to Michel for excellent friendly service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Our waiter for our January 29th reservation at 7:30pm was Mike, or Michael. He was extremely personable, professional, and paid attention to details. He also had great reviews and comparisons when questioned about the various dinner options. He is an exceptional server.

The food was extremely good, the portions were impressive. We have had our fair share of fine dining, and we usually have to have a late night snack. This was not the case at High Steaks, which is why we will be back when ever we are in town, which is fairly regular.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Mike our waiter was absolutely wonderful. The service was fast and the food was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing from beginning to end. Our server Amanda wAs great and prompt. The food was delivered as ordered and tasted delicious! This was a great experience. We will definitely come again’

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always everything was wonderful. We would recommend this restaurant to our friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Never disappointed, steak quality is amazing. Can't wait to dine here again!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was amazing-overall service was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner with friends before the concert. Everything was awesome just the crab cakes were cold not cooked enough.
Everything else was great!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went there for my Birthday with best friends, Food and service was great

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Two of three salads were droopy and warm (caesar and chopped). Breads, butter, drinks, hot side dishes were all very good. Fried chicken moist and tender but bland crust. Two of three steaks were very good.

Too many 'misses' to want to retirn to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Service by James was outstanding. Very attentive without bothering us. Overall excellent birthday experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I have been coming here since it first opened as Austin"s and this is the first time I was a little disappointed. The steak and lobster were just OK and the food was not hot when it arrived at our table. The staff started clearing our table before I was finished eating my dinner. Something was off this time.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent dinner, ambiance and service. It is somewhat pricey but you feel like you received your money’s worth at the end of dinner.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Another wonderful meal with excellent service. One of our favorite local restaurants

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for my husbands 75th. Birthday. I asked for a table in a quiet location and they sat us in front of the kitchen next to a bridesmaid party of 8. We were there early so the restaurant wasn’t crowded. When our entree was served the food was not hot. We both ordered filets cooked medium. The baked potato and green beans were not hot either. The filets had to be sent back to reheat. We were really looking forward to a nice experience for a special occasion. At least the wine was delicious and our waiter was very good. We have had a much better meal for $200

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We frequently Dine at High Steaks, the staff is very attentive and the fool is great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This place is no joke! Excellent food and service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The Lobster Mac & Cheese tasted more like a Alfredo/white sauce with macaroni...it wasnt very cheesy...farely bland. Everything else was just OK. Sorry just my opinion :(

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Have eaten in High Stakes and found the quality of the food has varied. This time it was excellent and I was particularly pleased to have the steak and lobster which was on special. It was excellent! My husband had the red grouper with broccolini but he did not find it particularly good. It was a special and not regularly on the menu. Two other people in our party share the Tomahawk and they were very pleased with it. The other person had the sliders and she said they were very good. She has had them in the past and was not particularly pleased with them. This time they were very good. The corn, potatoes and asparagus were winners and their bread basket. All in all, in was a very enjoyable experience by all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wife had filet & lobster --- filet ok, lobster had been pre-cooked and kept in warmer. It was dry and tasteless. I had rib eye medium rare. Ok but nothing special. No crust. Was sweet. We had brussel sprouts and shishito peppers as sides. Both were "sauced" and overly sweet. Everything was like the chef had a love affair with sugar and sauce. All throughout the meal we could hear the chef yelling at the kitchen staff. Total bill for two, with one cheap Proseco wine and two Manhattens was over $200. Not a super enjoyable evening. Will not go back. Will not recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I initially made reservations for 6 to celebrate my birthday. They were able to accommodate my request for 11, instead of 6, when I called the morning of my birthday, which WAS the only plus. I made reservations at 7:15 , but dinner was not served until past 8:30 pm. We were waiting forever!!! Then, we had to wait another 15-20 mins for one of the entrees!!!! We had to tell 2 different employees that we were still waiting for one more entree. This was not the best steak house that I ever had but not the worst.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was okay! But the foods was not too good. 1st the foods come out uncooked. Then it was
Charcoal burnt. No taste after that. No one came &
Ask after they seen the foods over burnt if we would like something else or did they even bothered offered to redo after seeing the Steak is charcoal & so hard to eat. Very disappointed.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is excellent! The French onion soup is delicious. Everyone in our group loved their dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 2018

For having a tab close to $200 the steak I ordered was charred and had 0 flavor to it. Was told this is the best steakhouse in the area but I’ve had better steaks at Outback for less than half the price.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 10, 2018

did not realize the steak and lobster came covered in kale, which I hate !!

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