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McNamara's Steak and Chop House

550 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date
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McNamara’s is Located in the center of the TriValley. McNamara's Steak and Chop House (patterned after the famous chop houses in Chicago) is situated near the junction of Highway 580 and 680, less than three miles from Bishop Ranch and Hacienda Business Park. Surrounded by San Ramon, Pleasanton and Castro Valley, the restaurant is within minutes from Danville, Alamo and Livermore. If you're from out of town, McNamara’s is within two miles or less of most of the major hotels.

We serve only the finest hand selected Midwestern corn fed Angus beef, aged for a minimum of 21 days. All of our fish is delivered fresh daily. Our bread is hand crafted and baked fresh 7 days per week. Our award winning wine list features some of the finest wines available in California.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Hours 5:00PM to 9:00PM Daily
Happy Hours 4:30PM to 7:00PM Daily

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Phone number
(925) 833-0995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Michael
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Private party facilities
Looking for a place to hold your private party? McNamara"s has individual dining rooms that will hold groups from ten to eighty. Whether it is a presentation or a celebration, the CEO's or the sales staff, physicians or physicists, we will make your event a special one, with the quality you expect.

McNamara's is experienced in banquets at all levels. We are here to serve you. "You invite the guests, we'll take care of the rest."

Call us at 925.833.0995 and we can discuss your banquet.
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Private party contact
RIck and Sam: (925) 833-0995
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Planning an event at your place? Our professional staff will do whatever it takes to make your guests feel special. Catered events can be very complicated and sometimes difficult to coordinate. McNamara’s is experienced in catering at all levels. Be it a picnic at the park for the staff or an awards dinner at corporate headquarters, we are here to serve you. "You invite the guests, we'll take care of the rest."

Call us at 925.833.0995 and we can discuss your event.
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Cross street
Alcosta Blvd & Amador Valley Blvd.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 550 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplovesams (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I brought friends from out of the area.
We all liked what we had.
My salad was wonderful!
It has only been open for lunch for a few months, but I am happy that they are.
I will be returning as soon as I can!
Only drawback was that they charge for bread.
When ordering a salad... which two of us did...rather cheap not to give a little bread.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very good prime rib. Emilio gave us great service. The lobster Mac and cheese tasted off and was watery. But the prime rib, au jus and horseradish was all great. The mashed potatoes were good. Reasonable prices. I hope they update the carpet soon.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my significant other for a Valentine's dinner. We were seated right away. Out waiter Emilio was very helpful to us in selecting a wine for our dinner choices. He was very friendly and new when to come to the table and when to stay away. The service was A+. I had the prime rib and was given an end-cut, which was delicious. My friend really enjoyed the petrole sole. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion. We both had an excellent evening.
The price were on the high-side, but for a special occasion it was worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food with great service

EastBayLarry (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day. Let's have a great meal together at a place we have enjoyed before.

We have enjoyed this restaurant several times in the past few years. It is an old-school chop house, and it is never more than half full. We made a 7:30 reservation.

At 7:30, the place was packed, and the front desk was frantic. They tell us it will be at least another half hour. Go to the bar and have a free drink. But there are people EATING at the bar, so it's impossible to actually get there.

After 45 minutes, we are led to our table, to discover that there is a fixed price menu for the day. It's fine, but it was not expected. We quickly see that there are way too many people and way too few waiters/servers/bussers. The organization of the evening was a mess.

About the food: the crab cakes appetizer tasted as if it had been made hours earlier. Room temperature and had no crab taste at all. Presentation on the plate, however, was very nice. Lobster bisque and clam chowder were both very thick; gravy rather than soup. The bisque tasted as if it were the very end of the large vat of bisque that had been made some time before. The chowder was better. The ribeye steak and the pork chops were both very good. The sides that we ordered had magically inflated prices (normally $4 each but $10 each tonight). Unacceptable.

I'm betting that there has been a recent change in management, and the new management had not planned sufficiently for this special event. Too bad, because we had felt that this was something of an old-school landmark; we probably won't be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I generally really like Mc Namaras. We are there frequently for dinner and business. This Valentines Day the food was so-so. Also, took the wrong dessert home. Food was served cold (my husbands plate). Mine was fine.

vipSugarLover5 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We purchased the groupon for $74, it gave us $114 worth of food. We shared a salad which was good and the bone in rib eye. The steak was tough. I wish we ordered the filets. Service was good. Atmosphere is quiet, comfortable chairs but overall it looks dated.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Some of the best prime rib I’ve had in a long time cooked perfectly and sides were excellent as well. Loved the piano music as we ate, made the experience that much better

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a great spot to eat! Great Piano!

Ellie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I'm sorry to say that this lunch experience was not good. We were the only two patrons in the restaurant and yet, the crab cake starter was barely warm., with a sloppy presentation. What else did the

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018


vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Service was so great and the food was AMAZING!

FamilyDiners (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Appetizers were cold in the middle as they were previously frozen, sent back and a few came back still cold in the middle. French fries were good, onion rings were not hot but room temperature and somewhat soggy. The steak was ok but not worth the $40+ price tag. Took a long time for the server to come to our table each time and asking for a dessert menu and to order took so long we ended up not having dessert. It was a disappointing experience, we had hoped for so much more.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Living close to this establishment, but never eating here, my wife and I decided to try this restaurant... As we like to have early dinners we made reservations for 5:30OM... Entering we found that there were only two couples dinning which was nice.. We were greeted by Tim, who we presumed was the owner.. He was nice and friendly and escorted us to our table..We ordered glasses of wine from our waiter and looked over the menu.. My wife decided to order the lobster tail (6 oz) and I ordered the 7oz Fillet Mignon... Sides ordered were a baked potato and potato Gratin... We never salt our food so we found our meal more salty then normal... Still my steak was absolutely cooked to perfection.. My wife loved her lobster tail... We split a pear and greens salad as well.. My wife ordered a coffee with baileys after dinner... We found that by the time we were getting ready to leave the restaurant had started to fill up..
we will definitely return again but will request less salt next time..

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Restaurant was over booked and understaffed, even for a New Year’s Eve dinner. I understand it’s always busy on those days, but it took almost 2 hours to get our food. Manager came up towards the end and compre some drinks, but I would have preferred better food, on time instead of a free drink. We couldn’t order the dessert we wanted because we were told by the waiter that would take another hour. Restaurant should not take so many customers if they don’t have the staff. We have been customers for years, but not sure if we will be going back any time soon.