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About McNamara's Steak and Chop House

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.

7400 San Ramon Road
Dublin, CA 94568
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours 5:00PM to 9:00PM Daily
Happy Hours 4:30PM to 7:00PM Daily

Cross Street:
Alcosta Blvd & Amador Valley Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 833-0995

Website:
http://www.mcnamarasteak.com/

Entertainment:
Piano

Catering:
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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Michael

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.

Private Party Contact:
RIck and Sam: (925) 833-0995

Additional:
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

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McNamara's Steak and Chop House Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.2

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4.2

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3.6

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80% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2014

McNamaras is the perfect restaurant for special occasions. It's our favorite place to celebrate special birthdays and holidays, and entertain visiting guests. Steaks are their speciality, and the entire meal is prepared to perfection. The horseradish mashed potatoes are to die for, and the creme brulee is the best you'll find. A highlight for us is the live piano music (Saturday nights, not sure what other nights). Several times, the musician has played special requests for us. Very friendly and professional atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2014

The food and the service was excellent. We were celebrating a birthday. Although the prices are a bit steep, we will return for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Consistent steak and seafood - fine wine selection - have returned many times for anniversaries, birthdays, or just to get away.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Past visits have always been exceptional, but my wife's birthdays celebration dinner was wrought with fair at best service. It started with no acknowledgement at a table in the bar... then, I am not sure if we had inexperienced server, but it just seemed to a not up to par. We were seated...a long time passed before we were acknowledged and refills for water, tea and table service ware (silverware and napkins) were difficult at best to get without me getting up to retrieve on my own. The savings grace...the food was exceptional and the piano player was of the highest caliber! I have frequented McNamara's Steak and Chop House probably 20 times in the last four years...this was the exception not the rule!!! Will I come back...Yes!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2014

Great place e.
The only comment that I would make is that my steak was over cooked

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2014

I placed reservations using this app (open table) when I arrived I still had to wait another 25 min for an open table, while waiting we placed orders for drinks at the bar, my date and I ordered the same thing but somehow she received something very different but we just ignored that. After being seated we weren't greeted by a waiter for another 15 min. The food was dry but ok. The waiter messed up on my dates order and made it seem as if it were our faults. After returning with my dates missing side to complete her order, which we were both practically done with and ready for the check he goes missing for a long period of time. I also added notes that it was my girlfriends 31st Birthday. Nothing happened.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2014

My wife and i enjoyed an early dinner after work. It was very quiet and relaxing, and the meal was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2014

On the occasion of our 49th wedding anniversary, we arrived for our 6 0'clock reservation to a bar full of a very loud group having drinks only. We were seated in the main dining room but the noise level permeated throughout the entire restaurant so that my wife and I couldn't carry on a normal conversation. I'm sure it will never happen again, and the restaurant staff was very apologetic, but the ambience of the evening was very disappointing for us.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2014

It was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and we wanted to try a new place we have never been to before. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the hostess who wished us a happy anniversary. No wait, off to our table. The waiter also greeted us with a happy anniversary and gave us complimentary Champagne. It was dark with a piano player and very romantic. We will go back again soon. Want to try the outdoor patio by the fire pit.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2014

While the steaks were good, we were placed at a table closest to a room with a party taking place. Alot of noise and confusion coming from the room got in the way of us being able to socialize at ours.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2014

Never been here before, glad we decided to check it out. Amazing food, amazing service, and an amazing experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2014

The my food was terrible, my wife's was terrible as well and our guest didn't have anything nice to say, and the service after we ordered was substandard, I'm not sure what happened, we used to go here a lot, although it's been over a year since our last visit, and it WAS! always great. It sure isn't now.

Jim

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Service was a little slow they were not that busy
The food was good, cooked to order
Drinks were nice
Overall a nice place maybe a little high priced however the food is good would come back

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2014

We went here years ago after a recommendation from a friend. The food was just ok at that time. We thought we would give this place a second chance and we were so disappointed. The food was extremely bland. No taste at all. The oyster rockerfellar tasted more like sour runny cheese than oysters and spinach. The stuffed salmon and ahi tuna had no taste at all. The porterhouse steak was good but not cooked the way it was ordered. The brownie dessert was not a brownie but a dry brown cake. The bread pudding tasted like it was microwaved. We were so disappointed. We will never return again and will not recommend the restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2014

The owner has changed. Wine list has become very poor. Dishes are great same as before but wine is miserable. The wine list is very different from that on HP.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2014

The entrees were hot and delicious. We had rib eye and stuffed pork chops. They were flavorful and good portion size. However the appetizer was crab cakes. Not very good and the sauces were too mayonnaise tasting. The dessert which was brownie and ice cream were not very good either. The ice cream n fruit were fine but the brownie was not. Didn't taste like a brownie. Was more sponge like and dry. Appletini was average. Stella beer was fine. The waiter was ok. Not very personable.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2014

This was our 4 time this year and a special occasion Birthday with guests (first timers)
and everyone enjoyed the evening. The beef selections were all excellent prime rib, rib eye
and the filet. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2014

Ideal for a business meeting; quiet, dark and slightly formal. The menu is mostly classic steak house fare, and the wine list is thoughtful. Our group was impressed by the unexpectedly excellent fish entrees; sole, halibut and a macademia-crusted Hawaiian white fish special were all superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2014

We went here to celebrate my husband's 35th birthday and we both had a wonderful first time experience. Our waiter was very attentive and the pianist was amazing! We have a 1 month old with us and the music soothed her to sleep...he was THAT good. Pricing can be a little steep but the food makes it worth it. We now have found "our" special restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2014

Looking for an East Bay restaurant on OpenTable and found McNamara's. Easy directions to a quiet location - started @ the bar for some wine. Once my other diners arrived, we were seated immediately. Started w/Salmon appetizer - flaky and flavor. The fresh selections were excellent - Monchong and a seafood variety over risotto. Both were well prepared.

I recommend and will return again

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2014

Took my mother out for her 82nd birthday. The food was excellent had a fabulous tenderloin cooked exactly as requested. Had appetizers and dessert and those were excellent as well. My only complaint would be our water glasses not being refilled.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2014

Great experience. Service and food were great. The only problem was that the light over our table was dim. There was, apparently, a problem with the lamp at our table. The waiter offered to re-seat us but others in the party did not want to move once we had (with difficulty) read our menus and ordered.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2014

I had no idea that it was there but I am so happy my husband and I found out about it! The food, service and overall experience was great!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2014

We celebrate my husband birthday and enjoyed a magnificent dinner and great service. Is Children friendly. Enjoyed the live piano music.
Two days later we come back with friends to enjoyed one more time the delicious food and service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 15, 2014

Although the restaurant setting is lovely and the service just fine, the food just wasn't good. The steak was fatty, the vegetables didn't seem fresh, and the fish special bland. It was very expensive and sadly, we will never go back. It just wasn't good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary at McNamara's this weekend and were dissappoited in the food. The quality of food and preparation declined. My husband ordered the scallops and he said they were rubbery and previously frozen. My prawn cocktail was almost $13 for four (4) prawns that were split open (with some veins left in) and laying on a plate with garnish. Overall disappointed with food and service. We have too many good restaurants in our area to risk going back to McNamara's.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2014

McNamaras continues to be our favorite restaurant home in Dublin. Would not change anything!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2014

I requested a quiet table for four. I was extremely pleased. Food and service was incredible. Pricey but worth it. High quality everything. It's a 'suburban' restaurant, with a big city feel. Not rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2014

Excelent presentation, taste and timely delivery with a friendly helpfull waitress. Have been before and will come again

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 4, 2014

If you are hungry for beef or fish this is the place to go. The food is exceptional, the service is excellent, the cost is a little higher than other steak houses we have visited but if you are celebrating a special event it was well worth the money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Swordfish was good. I ordered the rice but got the Agra ten potatoes. The potatoes were extremely bland tasting. Pretty pricey for the fare we received

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2014

I took my significant other, of 5 years, here for her 24th birthday. Hostess was very nice and gave us the best seat in the house. Ambiance was quite and low lighting. We had a fireplace and pianist playing in front of us. He even played Happy Birthday for her! -What a treat. Service is good. Food is great! This is one of my favorite places. I would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2014

McNamara's Steak and Chop House is consistently the best in the Greater Bay Area. The Prime Rib is beyond great and their steaks are melt in your mouth delicious. The service is exceptional and the ambiance is fit for a romantic dinner for two or a nice evening with friends or family. We have been to McNamara's enough times now to say that it is better than Ruth's Crist, Friday's Station, and any other restaurant that claims to be a steakhouse in this area.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2014

Had a nice, romantic halibut dinner there. The bread pudding was delicious for dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2014

We went there last weekend to celebrate a birthday. The service was great, and the food was superb. The steaks were cooked exactly to order (one rare and one well done), and the ribs were the largest rack I have ever seen in a restaurant. The piano player added a special touch. They even went out of their way for the four year old guest.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2014

The prime rib and lamb chops were well prepared and high quality. However, with most main courses close to $35 I would say they are a bit over priced. Happy hour prices for drinks are what you would expect to pay during a non-discount time of day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2014

We ordered the Mac n cheese for our kids, and it came as a watery noodle soup and tastes like old cheese that they tried to water down with milk. None of the food was seasoned, and had no taste. The scalloped potatoes also tasted old, and the texture was off, as if they attempted to reheat and serve again. NEVER GOING BACK

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 10, 2014

I travel to the Pleasanton and Dublin area monthly and been here twice. Delicious food, prepared well and good wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2014

This was not our first visit to McNamara's. It's an old-fashioned, detail-oriented restaurant. Wait staff is excellent. Food is very good. (House smoked salmon appetizer is amazing!) We enjoyed the ability to be pampered a bit, and to relax over a leisurely dinner. But we also found it a bit sad that there were so many empty tables. It was a Saturday night, and we really didn't even need our reservation; the place was mostly empty. That's too bad. It's a bit pricey, but worth the luxury.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2014

Second time in 6 months for dinner and found the meal above par.
Steak and Pork Chop large and delicious.
The special " Cajan Prime Rib w/ 3 coconut shrimp" was great along
with shrimp-lobster tomato bisque. Very comfortable seating and atmosphere,
A little dark for menu reading. Will go back....

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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