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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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Overall Rating

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3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

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Quiet

72% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (3)
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Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
People Watching (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I would like to thank the owners for being right on point for my engagement dinner; we didnt have to wait to be seated even with other big parties being behind. They both made sure our party was taken care of with the food and drinks.

Great service and even better they allowed us to stay after the restaurant closed.!

I will come again plus the steak and food tasted way better then Ruth Chris and Flemings put together.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Really poor experience. 2 in our group ordered NY Strips and the steaks came out and looked more like a cheap cut of sirloin less than 3/4 inch thick and about 4-5 inches wide. We were told a mistake was made but they promised that they were in fact NY strips. Offered to make something else and did in fact take 1 off the bill but overall we felt that their response wasn’t genuine or truthful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food but a little bit overpriced. Pretty slow for a weekend evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My bosses were not impressed. Obviously under new ownership since the last time I dined there.

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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Unfortunately this isn’t the same McNamara’s anymore. The new ownership really doesn’t understand how to deliver an upscale steakhouse experience. Honestly, everything from the food to the service was like a London steakhouse, and I don’t mean that as a compliment. I would avoid at all costs unless they change ownership again.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was excellent, but the quality of the food was disappointing. For a steak house my filet was tough and both gusts that ordered prime rib were disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a high-class, old style steak house. Great atmosphere, outstanding wine list, excellent food. Our waiter was less than attentive, and we had to ask when he should have been more alert. But the rest of the staff -- the folks who did the busing and the water serving -- were attentive and friendly (and should be commended).

We save McNamara's for very special occasions. We probably ought to go more often. Their house smoked fish appetizer is amazing. Their creme brule is the perfect way to end your meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food and variety on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Definitely going back again & again. Perfect for our business lunch meeting but I'm looking forward to taking my fella there for dinner. Great menu, nice wine list, great atmosphere, beautiful building & excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We ordered three different steaks and they were all over cooked. We sent one back and it came back with only a small improvement. The veggies and starters were promising, and the serving staff were lovely, but at the prices charged the steaks did not deliver.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice with a piano music very comfortable and lots of food. Will return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service! Excellent tasty Ahi Tuna appetizer, well prepared & served. Steaks & sides all good portions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

made a reservation, had to wait 20 minutes to be seated even though the restaurant was virtually empty, steaks were bland, and cold when they came out, and the coffee after my meal had a burnt taste, like it has been sitting for hours. when you pay this much for food, you should be wowed, not feel like you got ripped off--

i could have got a better steak at dennys-

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We come to McNamara's once every few months and we're never let down. The staff is very friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. The food is awesome! Tim makes sure everyone in the party is taken care of. He is great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very nice steakhouse - we like the outdoor patio & the bar area. Good food, great service (and they have a Groupon!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Team was fantastic at every part of the restaurant. Front desk was friendly, the bar was exquisite, wait staff was stunning and the preparation of each gastronomical delight was delivered in 5 star tradition. The special ribeye and seafood was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We've lived in the area for 17 years, and had always wanted to try this restaurant, but never had the chance and looked forward to dining there with great anticipation. We have never been so disappointed. The service was very slow. The steaks were on par with any steak house at half the price. Although the location is extremely convenient, we've chalked it off as a restaurant to which we must return.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The service was great, the ambiance was lovely… however the food, was just so so.....
The bar atmosphere was inviting… And the drinks were done well!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our server had been there a long time. Pony tail? A baby on the way? Photographer too? Gosh I wish I remembered his name. In any event it was awesome and so was he. I hadn't been in a few years and it was still high quality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food, service, and presentation were very, very good................................... It's always a treat to dine at McNamara's....

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I was impressed. Driven past the area several times but this was a first try. Attentive service and will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great service!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I reached the restaurant and there was a note on the door saying that they are closed today. I understand that there can be sudden issues but they should not let open table make reservations if they are closed. Because of this I didn't make any other reservation and I had to scramble around last minute to find a place to eat. Very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Nice ambience, good food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was not cooked properly. A med-rare steak was cooked med-well. Nothing special about the food, quite pedestrian.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I wouldn't recommend it. High priced food. Steak came our with canned crab meat on top not fresh crab. Steak was cold and entree sides were tired looking. Service seemed forced and not friendly hardly refilled our glasses with the 2 bottles of wine. Atmosphere was dated and too dark. The Indian gentleman who sat us was friendly invited and accomodating and the most pleasant thing about this steak house. I paid $300 for a birthday dinner and they did bring us a dessert. The lack of friendly attentive service and canned crab on cold steak I will not be back.
Audrey Pytlik

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

My husband and I really like McNamara; this was our 3rd visit. Each time we went the experience was amazing. We highly recommend this place, great food, service ambiance, decor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

McNamara's today is not the restaurant it used to be. We had to wait too long to be seated even though there were few people in the restaurant. The service was somewhat inattentive. Of most significance, the food quality has declined measurably. Those in the party that had prime rib thought is was OK. The steaks, however, were not properly seared and not properly seasoned. We used to enjoy the ambiance of the library room with the large fireplace -- now that is not an option. After eating at McNamara's for many years, it is sad to see it in such decline -- they used to provide an exceptional dining experience, now it is very mediocre.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Slow service poor food. I ordered from the prime section of the menu. The steak was far from prime, big box stores have better prime. My baked potato was so cold, like they took it from the refrigerator, that the butter didn't melt at all. I could eat none of it. The waitress never came to the table after serving the meal to ask the perfunctory "how is everything?" Needless to say we will not be back, nor would we recommend eating here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We had a great experience celebrating my son's 19th birthday here. The service was very friendly and attentive for our party of 6. The steaks and sides were excellent and portions were generous. It was not a busy night there so it was easy to talk and relax. The live piano music was lovely. Thank you to the staff for joining our celebration!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Nice special occasion dinner. Food and service were good as well as atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Me and my family, thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the Service from Peter was exceptional

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It took 1.5 hours to get our food at a time when the restaurant was not even full.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This was my go to place for over ten years for clients, special occasions and general great food. No longer. This was the worst dining experience I've at a restaurant of this caliber ever. I don't know what happened to make this place fall so far, but there is nothing worth referring here anymore but our server. She was by far the only bright spot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2017

We waited forever to get drinks. The commie waitress had a frown on her face hardly spoke a word and was very slow. The food was Luke warm at best and the size of chicken was extremely small. For 4 cost $200+. Can get much better for way less. We will not be going back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Went there to celebrate our 39th Wedding Anniversary. It was our first time there, and the ambiance was nice and fairly quiet for a Friday night. Live piano was very pleasant, and it was a place where we could talk in a normal tone without having to shout to be heard. Wait staff was polite, friendly and prompt with service. Food tasted good, too. We had two appetizers and entrees, and will have to try other menu items on our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Live Music, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great food! Not very attentive service -

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was unremarkable. We all had steaks from their "prime selection" but they certainly didn't measure up to prime. Considering the menu made a point of describing doneness my medium rare, which should have been "red warm center" according to the menu, arrived medium at best. Considering we spent $300+ (including bottle of wine and cocktails), it is a restaurant worth forgetting.

NOTE: We transferred our Open Table points for a gift card in the restaurant. We left the gift card in the hotel so I'm hoping I can return the gift card for another.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Brunch was terrible. Food was cold. They accepted a 2:30 reservation but when we got there they said we had 20 mins before they would break everything down. The staff were busy eating their meals. We won't be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went here for Easter Brunch, the menu seemed last minute. Prime rib was ok , plentiful but lacked seasoning. The pastry table was the largest area seemed like they wanted everyone to feel up on bread and not food. Many of the pastry where cut in half. One small bowl of green with one dressing choice. Seasoned potatoes where like a blog of potatoes from the day before. The dish labeled bacon had a few beef ribs in the pan. There where zero dessert only the pastries mentioned. The atmosphere is nice and could of been a nice brunch, price was all most $200 for 5. Plus tip Will nit go back here, there are many other places to choose from which have good food

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