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Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

4.4
4.4
1174 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Bull & Bourbon is a cut above other steakhouses – literally. Our innovative approach to classic steakhouse cuisine makes for a multi-sensory experience. Enjoy steaks prepared on our custom wood burning grill paired with our hand-selected bourbon menu for flavors that beautifully complement each other. Because we source local coastal California seafood, use steaks cut from our in-house butcher program, and choose select cuts from our on-site aging room, we always start with top-quality ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. You will always know where your food has been sourced from, and our chefs approach cooking as the true art that it is.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 659-3374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy the innovative steakhouse cuisine of Bull & Bourbon with a private group dining experience. Our private dining room can accommodate smaller groups and is ideal for birthday parties, smaller office parties, holiday gatherings, and other special events. This room’s quiet yet spacious setting gives your group an intimate dining experience away from the general dining area. Our group dining menus offer plenty of options for parties of various sizes. Full venue buyouts are also available. The ideal venue for every occasion, including: Corporate | Social | Rehearsal Dinners | Graduations | Wedding Receptions | Birthday Celebrations | Golf Tournament Receptions | Holiday | Bourbon + Steak Tastings | Presentation Dinners

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Cross street

    Dehesa and Casino Dr

  • Parking details

    Self Park and Valet are available and are complimentary

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine Day Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Say it With a Steak! Valentine's Day Pre Fixe Menu First Course | Choice of ~Caviar French Toast ~Beef Carpaccio ~Applewood Smoked Slab Bacon Second Course | Choice of ~Lobster Bisque ~Beet Salad Third Course | Choice of ~Bone-in Braised Short Rib ~Crab Stuffed Halibut Fourth course ~Chocolate Pot De Creme

What 1,174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East County

    Best Ambiance

  • East County

    Romantic

  • East County

    Good for special occasions

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  1. T

    Teresad

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the steak and lobster. Both were cook to perfection. The wine selection from Paso Roble was excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was good. Not wonderful like the first or second time.
  3. G

    George

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The sauce to accompany the meat divine. Overall we had a great experience.
  4. IO

    InezO

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pleasant ambience. The food was tasty and adequate. Not memorable. We ate. We did not "dine." The Caesar salad was completely lacking. The cocktails were extraordinary. The street corn was delicious and a bit of surprise to find on the menu. They elevated it impressively.
  5. Z

    Zitros1988

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice to celebrate with you love one. Had our dinner at the bar the staff was extra helpful the bartender was awesome very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was exquisite. Everything was delicious..we will definitely br back and have told all family and friends.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the anniversary card and wonderful customer service. It made our night special.
  7. PA

    PAULAA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I ordered a fillet mignon butterflied medium well with a twice bake potato and onion soup and my husband ordered calamari, shrimp. Fillet looked like a iron hanger piece of meat and fillet wasn’t tender at all so it tasted like a iron hanger piece of meat, onion soup was delicious but not hot enough because the cheese wasn’t melted it was a little hard to enjoy, the potato I could have made a better one at home, my husband’s lobster pasta was very salty, we had to ask for bread and pepper, one good things is the manager took the fillet off of our bill. We had made reservations for Saturday too but we are not going back. There is nothing on the menu that really wows you, they need to work on the cooks because they were talking crap about how I asked for steak sauce so I could eat a little of the meat, I’m trying to support local restaurants but the only good thing about our experience was the waitress sarah she was a very nice server.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a nice intimate anniversary dinner. The food was very delicious and the service was beyond amazing. Would definitely go back again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They must have learned from the other comments here because everything was perfect tonight. We had an early dinner (at 6) and were sat immediately. It wasn't empty but not full either at this time, although by the time we left there was a healthy amount of people in here. Service was excellent. Completely felt like I was being doted over. The food and drinks came out crazy quickly. We were done with dinner in an hour. And the vibe was just very relaxing. Everything we had was good. We split a wedge salad which they split before they sent out. Followed by shrimp scampi which was flavorful and fresh. Of course on surf n turf special night, we had the surf n turf. My medium rare steak came out perfect. The lobster, albeit small, was tasty and fresh. Since it was my birthday, I got a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream with a fresh raspberry sauce and a candle in it. But the waiter also sold us on the bananas foster which was delicious. Yes, the cake is a little dense but i loved it. The drinks are also something special - the Jameson smash and bulleit old fashioned went over well. All in all, a very nice experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Ordered French onion soup and it was room temperature at best. Waitress was great brought it back to kitchen. They made a new one and it was not any better. After the second fail with the soup we decided to skip it and get the flaming crab dip. Presentation was awesome it comes out and is put on fire. However under the melted cheese was actual cold crab dip. Husband ordered the wagyu burger med well. Once he bit into the burger it was pink inside. My entree was good I had the steak frites. However highly disappointed that everything else was not a good temperature. Waitress was amazing super friendly and tried really hard to fix everything. The manager even came over and he was apologetic and took care of us. Things happen what saved the day was the amazing customer service the waitress and manger showed. For that reason we will be back to give it another chance.
  11. OA

    OliviaA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was Incredible!
  12. I

    Ieatoutalot

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised on all counts. Sycuan Casino is a 50min drive from us. This was our first time here and the main reason we came was to see Richard Marx at their Live and Up Close venue. I’m not a gambler and only go to casinos for the concerts or bc my husband enjoys them and once in awhile I don’t mind. This casino was a nice change from others and the restaurants- we ate at 3 of them - were exceptional. The food quality, presentation, and taste were above and beyond for the value. We chose a 6pm reservation at Bull and Bourbon so that we can relax and enjoy a nice meal before the concert which started at 8pm. Unfortunately, within 20min, our entrees arrived with our appetizers. Not how we planned, however, the staff - especially the restaurant manager, Damon, went to extraordinary lengths to correct it and ensure our evening was as pleasant and relaxing as we had hoped it to be. Damon assured us that our entrees wouldn’t sit under a heat lamp while we enjoyed our appetizers and that both entrees would be made fresh. Let me tell you, boy were they fresh and boy were they both absolutely exquisite! My husband had the Delmonico Rib Eye which the server recommended. He normally is unimpressed with steaks at restaurants, however, as the server stated. this steak “had fat in all the right places and tasted like no other!” I ordered the sea bass which came on a bed of -not sure if it was farro or barley, w/a light tomato sauce and small arugula salad. I can honestly say it was one of the best sea-bass dishes I’ve had. I’d make the 50min drive to eat here again. Damon comped our entrees due to the mix up at the start though we insisted on paying for them and felt they corrected the mistake. He was so gracious and you could tell he took great pride in running a smooth operation. It was such a genuine surprise and so very appreciated. Damon, thank you! We will definitely return - everything about your restaurant shines!
  13. S

    Spartan

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our Date Night at Bull & Bourbon. The food, ambiance and service were great. We could not have had a better experience. Thank you Sycuan & and a special shout out to Eduardo "Eddie" our server.
  14. DA

    DianaA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner Wednesday surf and turf. Delicious. Cooked to perfection. Sides Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes were excellent. Drinks were amazing. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Highly recommend.
  15. F

    kellyF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night!!! Food was amazing and the service was so good. Definitely will be returning.
  16. JC

    JimC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was amazing. The Sunday evening pri fixe menu is a fantastic value. Decent wine list at reasonable prices.
  17. RT

    RayT

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The waitress never checked to see if anything was needed Had to get other servers to help
  18. CD

    ClaudiaD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent I recommend it one hundred percent
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yummy in my tummy
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 15 mins early and promptly escorted to our table. Wonderful service and delicious grilled salmon. Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas day dinner.
  21. KS

    KimS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food is way overpriced for what you get. I ordered the Bourbon Lobster Pasta, which was supposed to come with half of a Main Lobster tail. Let’s just say, I’ve seen shrimp bigger than the lobster they gave me. The pasta was spaghetti noodles swimming in a cream sauce with a few little pieces of bacon. For dessert, we ordered Bananas Foster. The bread was like a brick, it was so hard. We basically overpaid paid for a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a few thin slices of banana. We won’t be going back.
  22. KG

    KellyG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner, was a good menu to choose from. The over all meal was good, except the soup seemed a bit salty and saw other diners have same results. The Sea base was excellent. The service was awesome. took care of us, along with all staff members. This was my first time and would come out for another dinner/meal. I do recommend this for others.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Christmas Eve prix fixe menu was our choice this year, we chose poorly. For the price we received ho-hum hotel convention center sizing dishes that lacked flavor, creativity and seemed to be pre-made, if not frozen in the case of one of the appetizer options and the beef Wellington, or from a can/bag in the case of the soup. The two items that would have had to be made fresh in house, the salad and the sea bass, were drown in oil to the point that there was no tasting anything else. Mistakes were made. They will not be repeated.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff and food were excellent. It's the reservation process I have the issue with. OpenTable stated I could choose fixed menu or order off regular menu. I had picky eaters in our party, so we chose regular menu. Upon arrival Christmas eve...we were told regular menu was not available. That sucked for my picky eaters. We had to eat there because it was Christmas eve where else were we gonna go? But the food and staff made up for it.
  25. S

    Sarahr

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious steak
  26. HC

    HeleneC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor and visit this lovely restaurant in (Sycuan Casino Resort). The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Absolutely the best meal we had while in casinos around San Diego County. Highly recommend!
  27. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. It was my wife's 72nd Birthday and we could not have picked a better place to celebrate it. It was actually recommended by a friend that had been there before. We enjoyed it very much and will be back soon.
  28. C

    Coffeexprt

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special night out and we had an amazing lobster and filet mignon meal with sides of brussels sprouts and shiitake mushrooms. All were perfect and our server Sergio was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive!
  29. RB

    RyanB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was slow. It took fifteen minutes just to get drink orders. The steak was not seasoned and burnt on the outside. All I could taste is bitter char. The sides were not that good. Viejas has better food and service.
  30. M

    Mshe

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had salmon and Ribeye. Nice dinner before the show
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time and continue
  32. f

    fredj

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    . MY PREVIOUS visit was almost my last. I decided to try again for the sake of all hard working employees at BULL AND BOURBON. Sergio and his team were awesome. THE FOOD WAS GREAT. GLAD I TRIED AGAIN
  33. SF

    SandeeF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Steak and Lobster special is Amazing. Love The Mexican street corn and Mashed Potatoes also. They mix an excellent mixed drink also. Love all the Michael Flohr paints on the walls also
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was hot and prepared well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    They Didn’t do anything for our anniversary even though I mentioned in my reservation. The food was very bland and needed more garlic and salt for sure. Steak was top notch and cooked perfectly
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Samuel our server it the best !! Attentive, informative on the menu
  37. BC

    BobC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great except valet parking was “ closed”, very inconvenient especially for first time patrons not familiar with the casino
  38. WC

    WellaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the Wednesday Lobster & Steak special.
  39. KV

    KarenV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating there and we were just as impressed as the first. The decor was in muted tones with beiges and browns and a modern theme. The staff were all polite, professional and just the right amount of attention at the table. Nobody was pretentious, which is a real turnoff for us. And now saving the best until last, our food was absolutely delicious. We both had steaks that were perfectly seasoned and good portioned. They were cooked to order and were some of the most tender steaks I've ever had. We each shared a baked potato and mushrooms as our sides and that was plenty for the two of us. We also enjoyed the Malbec wine. It is pricey in that everything is ala carte, but if you want to spend some money and get value for your dollars I highly recommend Bull and Bourbon. We will definitely be returning.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Great food, good drinks and service. Enjoyed the evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 1174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dehesa and Casino Dr

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Park and Valet are available and are complimentary

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 659-3374

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy the innovative steakhouse cuisine of Bull & Bourbon with a private group dining experience. Our private dining room can accommodate smaller groups and is ideal for birthday parties, smaller office parties, holiday gatherings, and other special events. This room’s quiet yet spacious setting gives your group an intimate dining experience away from the general dining area. Our group dining menus offer plenty of options for parties of various sizes. Full venue buyouts are also available. The ideal venue for every occasion, including: Corporate | Social | Rehearsal Dinners | Graduations | Wedding Receptions | Birthday Celebrations | Golf Tournament Receptions | Holiday | Bourbon + Steak Tastings | Presentation Dinners

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