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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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4.3

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3.6

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Cozy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Live Music (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 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

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a great spot to eat! Great Piano!

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 (San Francisco)·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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

GREAT PLACE!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Service was so great and the food was AMAZING!

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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·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..

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 (San Francisco)·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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there on Christmas Eve and had a wonderful experience. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

After a rough start while checking in for our reservation, the restaurant totally recovered and made it right! We wound up having a really good dinner. The food was very good and the steaks were cooked to the correct temp. Seasonal veggies could have used some seasoning, though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 4, 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 3, 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 28, 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 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 17, 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 15, 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 22, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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 14, 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 6, 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 September 30, 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 1, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 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 26, 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 5, 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 4, 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 29, 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 20, 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 16, 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 24, 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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