Stanley's Steakhouse

3.9
383 reviews
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Stanley’s Steakhouse is located within the historic National Hotel, in the heart of the Gold Country in Jackson, California.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Wed - Thu 5:15PM - 5:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:15PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Worst service ever. They were so busy they didn't even know which way they were coming or going. People got seated and served before us that should have been after us. It was so loud you couldn't hear. And there was only a certain menu you could have when you got there that was different from the menu online. The service totally was unorganized. The food was good but sort of overcooked. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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TV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Hate to have to say this, but we tried Stanley’s again after 2 or 3 earlier so-so experiences here. This last dinner was Valentine’s Day, so special dinner occasion. $75 per person so even though it was the most expensive in the area, we were good with this.

The wait was long for our drinks, and later on when we finally got to our entree which was the Beef Wellington and lobster, the pastry on ours was raw! The portion was small and the meat inside raw as well! Worst yet, there were 6 of us, and 5 of us had the same experience with the Wellington. One at table refused the meal entirely. One had the rib eye, and it was very very thin cut, not what you would expect for $75?

Long story short, we are done coming here. We called the Manger over to our table and he was nice and apologized for our meals and discounted them. We obviously were very unhappy that this evening was basically a huge disappointment. We all left wishing we had gone to our other choice we had discussed. The 2 stars is only for the desert and the wine!! What a shame to pay $500 and get this.

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PB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Located at historic Jackson downtown; basement of Tne National Hotel turned into restaurant. Nice ambiance; friendly , responsive staff; the shrimp pasta and clam linguine we had were great; the creme brulee we had for dessert however can be improved --- it had a pastey texture.

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My an my husband went here 3 years ago for our anniversary and then again this time for my birthday. Both times the food was outstanding and mouthwatering! Only problem I had was some groups came in and were loud talkers so it was a bit loud and overwhelming. But other than that I had an amazing experience as always! Love this place!

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RH
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There aren't many dinner choices along the Hwy. 88 corridor from Jackson to Kirkwood, so we decided to try Stanley's for a New Years Eve dinner. We arrived a bit early for our 7 pm reservation and decided to have a drink in the bar. The bar had guests at all of the bar seats ( maybe 10-12) and it appeared one bartender who was obviously busy tending to all of them and the entire restaurant. There was no problem getting a drink ! By 7 pm when we were seated there were more guests arriving so the restaurant was definitely getting busier. The "prawn" and sea scallop appetizer was quite good, although we were served a shrimp not a prawn. The entree choices ( roast chicken, sea bass, or beef short ribs) were understandable for a New Years Eve, but did not show off what the kitchen may be capable of. The beef short ribs were delicious although the roast chicken could have been more flavorful. The bread pudding dessert was delicious also. Service was very good the entire evening !

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Our waitress went above and beyond for our group. The 14 oz New York steak was seasoned to perfection and cooked exactly how we asked. Recommend this restaurant to any meat eater!

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Wife and I first time here. My folks have been number of times and recommend it. We took there for a after "Christmas " lunch. Food and everything was great! We will come back for dinner some time soon.

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DE
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Meat was undercooked. Waitress took our order and did not return until we asked someone.

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EB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My mother and I went to Stanley's Steakhouse for Christmas Day dinner, which had a limited menu. Service was slow at the beginning and it took about 30 minutes for the server to come and take our orders. However, service time was back up to speed after our order was taken. I had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and my mother had the maple-glazed blackened salmon, and both were very good. I had lemon meringue pie for dessert, which was good. My mother had pecan pie that she immediately recognized was a Sara Lee frozen pie you can buy at your local grocery store, so she was a bit annoyed with her dessert. The dining room was about half full so it wasn't as noisy as I imagine it would be if the entire room was full of people.

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RC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I don’t usually complain or write bad reviews but our Christmas Eve dinner at the highly rated Stanley’s Steakhouse was quite likely the worst meal I have ever experienced. We arrived at 6:00 pm ; I made reservations several weeks in advance not like we were walk ins and were seated at a small table in the corner by the door to the wine cellar. Even though it was Christmas Eve our server was non existent for our entire meal Three entrees were available Salmon, Chicken and Prime Rib. With only 3 items to cook how could it be bad. I ordered Prime Rib medium and was brought a overcooked piece of shoe leather that had no color on one side and was obviously the end cut trimmed on the other side. Dry, overcooked, salty and fatty hardly Prime Rib I have had better beef jerky at a 7-11. My wife Salmon was served over some vegetables but they forgot the rice or potato that was supposed to come with it. Our server never checked to see how are food was if we were needing anything or wanted another glass of wine or desert. We had to beg to get the check again no one ever spoke to us after we ordered. Save you money don’t bother with this tired old shadow of its former glory. If Stanley was still around he would say this was disgraceful. The Lone Wolf Steakhouse at The Jackson Rancheria was a first class dining experience with excellent service. I would truly like the owner to explain how such substandard food and service could be considered acceptable even on Christmas Eve why ??? If you want good food head over the Sutter Creek Hotel or The Jackson Rancheria and forget about Stanley’s. I wish I had a picture to post. So disappointed.

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great and kitchen staff was very accommodating. My only complaint (and it's a minor one) was the ambiance. The lights were quite bright and the music didn't seem to fit the setting (we were in the basement of a Gold Rush era building around Christmas time). Overall, quite good though.

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S
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place . Food is great, service is fantastic, quiet and cozy

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

They did not have the reservation from Open table when we got there, however, they could take us.

Whose responsibility is it to see that the restaurants get the reservations--theirs or yours? I'm just curious.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Made reservations for my Birthday ,nice old style atmosphere but when they seated us in a booth the seats were old and ripped open the silverware was dirty and the service was very slow ,had to waved them down to come service our water and drinks. For the price i paid was almost $100 for 2 14oz steaks and two soft drinks and no alcohol, Did not even recognized my birthday even after reservations and telling them! Would not recommend this restaurant!

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TB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and keeps us coming back to Stanley's at least once a week. Among our favorites are the crab cakes (best we've every had) and the always-perfectly-cooked blackened salmon. The bread and salads are great, too. Service is always wonderful, and we love the location in the historic hotel.

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

20 min wait for the bartender to finely take our drink order.
the bar had 9 people including us in there. When we sat down at the bar, we noticed there wasn't a bartender tending the bar? it took the bartender 10 mins to make an appearance and when she did she didn't Acknowledgest us for another 5 minutes.
She took one drink order from the waitress (Tonic water) with a twist the whole time as we sat waiting for her to take our order. Hopefully this was just a fluke...
Our dinner Was OK, a bit pricey for what we ordered.the salads are very good.the bread was different then the usual bread then you normally would get at a Steakhouse, Our starter was delicious an order of calamari with 2 dipping sauce. Our dinner was bit Disappointing as the prime rib and My steak were Tough. We Brought it home for dogs they loved it.

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CL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Staff is always wonderful and Eric was especially attentive and charming! The food was great too!

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Prime Roast Beef was incredible! Wait staff was attentive and super nice.

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k
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steaks!!!!!!! Can't wait to go back again.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Poor food, overly priced. Booked dinner for Thanksgiving, no menu, only buffet, better meal at Home TownBuffet for half the price. Never again, stay away!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

My family and I have gone here for the last 3 thanksgivings, The staff here is amazing and always top notch. And the restaurant and hotel are an amazing setting for the holiday. The food for the previous 2 years was delicious and worth the 50.00$ per person fee. This year is was horrible. I’m not sure if they’ve changed chefs but it just wasn’t good at all. And the desserts were abysmal, they could have went to Costco and bought better desserts. My party spent almost 500$ for severely sub par food, and wished we would have just went to KFC. We will not be back next year. I feel horrible to write a bad review because the wait staff was truly amazing but sadly thanksgiving comes down to the food and I can’t recommend it at all.

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CB
Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really good food. Limited beer selection. Charming historic ambience though the furniture is not in keeping.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fabulous...but our server was busy and seemed a little long to get our salads and water glasses refilled.

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LW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service from our waitress. Prawn cocktail was very good value and simple, classic taste with perfectly cooked large prawns. Butternut squash soup was a bit too sweet for my tastes but i prefer savory flavors in vegetables and cream soups. Lemon bar for dessert was awesome; huge serving of delicious, tangy, multi-layered bar. i took 2/3rds of mine home, even after eating a small dinner. The wine list is a bit short on rose' varieties (only one dry one out of three) The rest of the list is very robust. And my hard-liquor drinking friends said the bar is well-stocked. The real fireplace in the main dining area is very attractive and lends a cozy atmosphere. Appreciate the 10% local discount too.

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SG
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanley’s is consistently great food and personable service. New menu offers some super new choices.

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R
Portland
448 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant, fine dining in casual atmosphere. Four of us for lunch, 3 of us chose the prime rib sandwich and 1 the cheeseburger. A nice side salad accompanied each entrée. Prime rib sandwiches very thick with layer after layer of thin sliced meat with Au Jus to dip into, very tasty and filling. Cheeseburger had all the trimmings and huge. Brunch menu varied with many more traditional breakfast items to go along with the sandwich offerings. Service was very good, server friendly. A little disappointed that just brunch menu was available, would like to have had some dinner choices like steak, etc. Still an enjoyable dining experience.

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TZ
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal at Stanley's Steakhouse. A good variety of choices for all. Service was good and food fantastic.

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OT
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had dinner on a quiet eve at Stanley's. My pasta with clams was OK. There was something more than garlic and white wine in the sauce which took away from the quality. The other dish was a risotto dish where the rice was overcooked.

Attractive historic restaurant, but the food is just OK.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and enjoyed the food very much. One of the other tables were really loud and it was annoying. Our server was sweet but a little busy. I expected a little more for the prices.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our steaks were properly prepared. The sear, seasoning, rendered fat, and temperature were spot on. My compliments to the chef and crew as this seems to be a dying art.

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w
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here on several occasions and I am always pleasantly surprised by the creativity of the chef. This is a small gold-rush era town, and it is easily as good as anything you will find in Sacramento. Great place to eat and spend the night, the hotel is affordable and decorated in antiques of the period.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing and the service was good. I usually frequent steakhouses in the Reno area and Stanley is maybe not as fancy, but the food is just as good or better than some steakhouses in Reno. The waitress was very nice. Stanley was a nice place to dine and have wonderful food.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

yummy steak--best have had in a long while will be back

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A historical place to enjoy a great meal with a first rate presentation.

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TB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blackened salmon was the best ever; molasses bread and the rest of the meal was great, too.
Service was even better. We really enjoyed the entire experience.

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t
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

hello,
We dined in at this restaurant so many times and never earned wrong points.
I'm Gregory White & I made a reservation at Stanley's Steakhouse w/booked 1,000 pts on Sunday 10/7/18 at 5:30pm but I noticed that I only earned 100 pts on my profile. Please make a correction on it? Appreciated!

Greg & Lien White
916-208-1349.

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RK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant quality place to bring friends to for a pleasant dining experience. Top of my list for Amador County.

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RW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was cooked perfectly - very good, prompt, attentive service - recommend the prime rib.

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P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Won’t go back. Our food was cold. As if it sat for a while before being served Server was very nice but not worth the time and money. Disappointed all around!

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CS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome. There were more tables to be served than any waitress could accommodate. The restaurant had more patrons than waite staff.

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