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The Vintage Steakhouse

4.1
779 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

The Vintage Steakhouse features Classic American Cuisine with a twist: Creative and imaginative dishes that burst with flavor using farm fresh ingredients prepared by an award winning chef. Experience the romance of dining in a cozy romantic 1927 fully restored Pullman Car or enjoy a cocktail in an 1887 Freight House Lounge. Watch the trains pass by our triple arched windows in the art deco main dining room while enjoying amazing food and service or simply sip champagne on our covered patio. Enhance the ambiance with a selection from our temperature-controlled wine cellar. Let the smooth jazz music tantalize you while you enjoy dinner, martinis, specialty drinks or champagne in our lounge. Enjoy the views of the Los Rios District with its quaint 200 year old adobes that are nestled in bougainvilleas and willow trees. For everyone who enjoys outstanding food and service in an elegant comfortable atmosphere that will transport you away.
All aboard for great cuisine!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - Close;
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Phone number
(949) 661-3400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Byron Gemmell
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Cross street
Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St
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Entertainment
Live Jazz music Friday and Saturday Evenings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.3
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3.8
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vipLovegoodfood (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on March 13, 2017

The Vintage has been fabulous in the past - unfortunately they seem to have lost their focus in the kitchen - improperly cooked meats and poor quality cuts. Used to be under same ownership as Gemmells in Dana Point - Gemmells continues to excel.

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romac (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

We went for dinner and had a great time. It was very cool watching the trains go by on the track adjacent to the dining car which was in an old train. Service was excellent and food very good. Both of our desserts were excellent. It was a Friday night, so it took a while to get through our meal, but we weren't in a rush, so it was OK. Overall a really good experience and we will probably be back even though it is an hour drive (in light traffic).

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vipLovegoodfood (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

We have dined here many times over recent years, frequently purchasing Groupon four-course meals. Their whole menu has terrific options and even their limited Groupon menu provides nice choices. I would recommend staying with the meat options as the only bad meal we have had was less than fresh fish on a Thursday evening. Train car seating is terrific fun, and I would recommend the Vintage to anyone who enjoys a well prepared upscale meal.

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PaulS (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

Food was mediocre. Service not good. Not worth the cost. Not going backk.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

The filet mignon was fabulous but the venison was so-so. Great presentation. Nice variety of vegetables. This was a late Valentine celebration so it wasn't too crowded. The dessert was great too. I just can't remember the name except it was named after the restaurant and was first on the list. Very light and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2017

The service and staff were great. The food is another story. We ordered steak medium. It was served blood red. Not only was the steak too red, it was tough. Both steaks were ordered the same. Both were too red and tough. The flavor was great though!

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SusanW (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Vintage steakhouse was a huge disappointment from start to finish. Wait time, food quality, time it took to get each course of food out to us, and busing table service were all TERRIBLE.

First, our email-confirmed reservation for 7 was not in their system. I showed the hostess my phone w/ confirmation but it still took her 20 minutes to seat us - seating other people ahead of us. Our waiter was as super nice guy - so that is one big positive. It took forever to get appetizers. Then it took forever to get our main meal. Then it took forever to get our dessert. Service is NOT smooth. The quality of my husband's steak was AWFUL. It was the most gristly sirloin we've ever had at a restaurant and we eat steak out A LOT. The artichoke heart appetizer was not flavorful and small. My salad was hohum. The peanut butter creme brulee dessert was actually quite good, though!
As other tables around us emptied and guests left no restaurant staff ever cleaned up or bused their tables. As we sat there 2 1/2 hours after being seated (OMG - painfully slow service) we looked across the empty dining room at NINE dirty tables with dirty plates, used glasses, soiled napkins all piled on the tables. It was not appealing.
The building itself is cool but the quality of food and execution of service needs MAJOR overhauling. Save your money and go anywhere else but here.

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vipJnlising (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Left a review on yelp and no word back. Terrible food and mediocre service... disappointing.

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erinchristiansen (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

food was great, enjoyed the atmosphere. Would definitely come back. Creme Brulee was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was delicious. Weny for the Sunday brunch and was surprised just how wonderful everything was. Service was excellent our server Tony was wonderful as we're all the other servers as they would always stop to see if we needed anything...
Would definitely recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We did not know that the menu was set for Valentine's Day. We would have preferred to order from the regular menu. Our table was not ready at our reservation time so we sat in the bar which was actually a very nice atmosphere. The restaurant food was very good but the service was very s-l-o-w. I do not like to be rushed but the timeliness of our food was not acceptable considering that the menu was limited and the crowd size. In fact, they required a credit card to hold our reservation, which I do not like at all. So they should have been equipped for a busy night. We finally asked to take our dessert to go since we got so tired of waiting to be served. The waiter was ok but they were short staffed.

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Argentine (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

This was a choice for a nice Valentine's Day dinner. To start, I checked the Open Table menu for this place and it had a good selection of entree choices. Now I chose this restaurant from Open Tables Valentine restaurant list. The price list shows $30 for an entree on the app. I was a bit shocked to find out when I arrived that the restaurant had a fixed menu selection for VD at $75 per person. No mention of a fixed menu when I made my reservation. This included a "starter" choice, one entree and a desert. We were seated right away and our waiter took our order promptly. We ordered our meal and two cocktails. Our starter/appetizer arrived, was eaten and gone before we ever got our cocktails. We both ordered the New York steak with shrimp. The steak was great in size and flavor, but TWO regular sized shrimp..........come on. Desert was a single serving heart shaped cake. Now I must say without a doubt, all the food was delicious. The service was seriously lacking, by no fault of our server. Our server was working very hard and non stop with a lot of tables. The food and drinks were just very slow to come out. With a fixed menu and only a handful of choices, those items should fly out of the kitchen, but it was obvious their coordination of service was very poor. Now my food, when it did arrive, was just as I ordered, but not so for other customers. The table next to us had to send an appetizer back because it was cold. Another table sent their meal back THREE times and finally left without eating. It took nearly two hours to have a three course meal from a fixed menu. At $75 dollars per person, I was not impressed and felt the overall experience was nowhere worth the price.

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Keke38 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Was there on Valentine’s day with my lovely date, and found that all I had requested was happily accommodated, including the roses being placed on the table in the dining car. All the staff we encountered were highly professional and warm to us. It made our first Valentine’s experience together extremely memorable. John was our waiter and attentive and informative and knowledgeable as to the cuisine. The appetizer’s; entrees and dessert where all superb. I highly recommend The Vintage Steakhouse for the atmosphere alone. I know that my date and myself will be back for upcoming special occasions...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was slow and disappointing. Dirty silverware with food still on it brought to the table. Took at least 15 minutes to get the bottle of wine we ordered as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We reserved a table for Valentines day online, because we liked what we saw on the menu on the webpage. However, when we arrived, it was a mandatory three course valentines menu for 90$ a person. Which was not announced on the webpage!
We spend 300 $ at the restaurant, but had poor, unproffesional, untrained service, average food and nowhere near the steak we came for.
The setting was nice though...

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VirgilL (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2017

A great setting with good steaks, sides, salads, etc. Hostess and wait staff could have been a tad more easygoing and light-hearted — although it may just have been our server who was a bit stiff (the others seemed like more fun). Overall a good experience and good value. Would certainly come back.

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JoseHerrera (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Drove all the way from the san fernando valley with my boo to eat at this amazing location..i was looking forward to it for a long time and it didnt disappointed great food and even better service..best rib eye steak ive had in my life

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

First time we have been there and let me tell you it was great. To start we had a grilled rare auhi and avacodao. Which was amazing. Then my wife had the filet mignon whither double baked potato and I had the venison two chops with read potato salad. All of which was amazing. We will be going again real soon..

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SyndieLoo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2017

We dined here for my mothers 51st birthday and she was very pleased with the restaurant aesthetic and service. Also very pleased that they served "blended" margaritas. Very small detail, but my mother prefers her margaritas blended and restaurants now a days hardly ever have a blender. The appetizers were delicious and so were our entrees. Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Love your restaurants ambiance, but quite frankly your food quality has gone down hill. We ordered the Tomahawk Rib Eye and it was 1/2 fat. If you're going to be a steak house, then select the best cuts of meat. This was a Choice cut at best. Prime or AAA aged is your only option.

Our last visit was equally dissappointing with the food quality, but we gave it another shot hoping for a different outcome...

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