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The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon, Temecula, CA
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon, Temecula, CA
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon, Temecula, CA
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon, Temecula, CA
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon, Temecula, CA

The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon

4.7
4.7
1501 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon is located in the heart of Old Town Temecula and brings a new standard to local casual fine dining. Expansive views from our third floor veranda and elegant turn of the century setting offers an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Our Classic Steak and Seafood menu features only the highest quality aged Midwestern corn-fed beef along with many other sumptuous selections. We offer an impressive wine list featuring vintages from many local wineries and from the finest regions of the world. Our bar features Premium Spirits, Draft Beer, Fine Wine and mouthwatering appetizers. Enjoy live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights. Join us for a casually sophisticated Brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Closed on Mondays. Always a romantic Dinner and truly distinctive dining experience! Parties over 4 are considered large parties please call to check availability & please do not double book. 2 hour table limit on all reservations

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (951) 699-2895
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private banquet room or we offer our private veranda over looking Old Town Temecula. Our veranda is enclosed and temperature controlled.
  • Private party contact
    Rene Ehmcke or Judi McMahon: (951) 699-2895
  • Neighborhood
    Temecula
  • Cross street
    Front Street
  • Parking details
    Friday-Sunday Valet Parking Offered
  • Entertainment
    Now Playing; Guitarist Tim Cash, The Classics from Izon Eden, Alex Drizos...
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Overall

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Food

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Service

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Ambiance

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Best Value

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Hot spot

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Good for special occasions

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Most Booked

1,496 Reviews
  1. BretH

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal. Huge portions, excellent Service & Friendly Staff. They do it right.

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  2. KathleenG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new extension to the restaurant is very elegant and bright we really like the upgrades. The live music fit perfectly. We always enjoy and have tried several items on menu besides steak. We had the sea bass and short ribs with mushrooms couscous was amazing!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing Birthday celebration there yesterday! Food was delicious and did not disappoint! We ordered Fish n Chips, Steak Wedge Salad and their Prime Rib French Dip sandwich… Although a bit pricey, you definitely got what you paid for with portion size! We ate on their outdoor balcony overlooking Old Town Temecula. Our server, Maria made our dining experience even better with her bubbly personality and attention to detail which made our great lunch experience even better! Job well done by all staff and we will be back soon to eat there again!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is very inconsistent - this happen to be a horrible meal. Our filet and rib eye were very overdone and tough

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and it was fantastic. My husband and I went for our anniversary. We started with the Brie sachets - they were amazing; the raspberry chipotle sauce makes the dish. My husband used the leftover sauce on his steak! He had the Gambler and it was cooked exactly the way he likes it. I had the prime rib and it was very good. Overall, it was a great meal with fantastic service!

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  6. Facile

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was by far the best steak burger that I have ever had in my whole life! ( and that is 77 years!!!) I had asked for a quiet table and we had, probably, ,the quietest table in the restaurant. The only negative thing, and it is not the fault of the restaurant, is parking. We had to park blocks away, even with a handicap placard.

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  7. SusanG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food great service. Our table was available at our reservation time, no waiting at all.We informed our waitress that we had a show to catch , it worked out great.

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  8. PeggyB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing just Amazing. We would go back again and again.

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  9. SallyP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner and service. We had reservations and were seated promptly. We took our 4 year old granddaughter and she was so excited and amazed. We were seated outside with a great view and I think our waitress was Ashley( I hope I got it right but she was amazing!) Thanks again for another great evening. We will be back soon!

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  10. HenryG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunchtime service. Food was excellent. Will go back again to experience dinner.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious, artichoke best I have ever had! Drinks were stellar! Fun atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed!! Great service…

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience staff and manger was very hospitable wanted us to have a great experience

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  13. LizetteS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, love this place. Their bearnaise sauce

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong with The Gambling Cowboy restaurant in Temecula. My wife and I dined there yesterday, and have been regulars for many years now. The food is AMAZING and the service is always on point. This is hands down the most consistent restaurant for excellent food and great service. I highly recommend making reservations ahead of time because they book up quickly, and for good reason. The steaks are amazing, the seafood is fresh and high quality. The food is overall flavorful and you can tell their chefs take pride in the cuisine. The desserts are amazing too (don’t sleep on the carrot cake). I look forward to my next meal; always worth the price. Thank you to the staff. Peace and love!

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  15. JG24

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a Saturday Birthday lunch here. Food was good, Service was Excellent!! Will be returning!!!

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  16. ShirleyB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The outside eating area was nice. You have to take an elevator to the third floor to eat. I wish I had known that. I don’t like elevators. I found some hidden stairs to leave but had to take the elevator up. The food was ok. Not bad. Not great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. Everything was so delicious. 10/10

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  18. DiningDiva

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had been a long while since I had been here (I believe they were closed for a while). Anywhoo, BD dinner was a success. Overall the food was very good - the veggies (corn and green beans) were so fresh, crisp and flavorful. The steak was cooked perfectly and tasted excellent (The Gambler - bone-in Ribeye). I didn’t try them but the Alaskan King Crab looked delish. The lobster tail was huge and cooked well but no flavor. For appetizer we had the Calamari and the Shrimp. Both were cooked well and ok on flavor. I forgot the name of the drink I had but it was AMAZING! Something like Dad’s Sweet Pea. Service was great! Definitely coming back.

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  19. KittyG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food wasn’t worth the price or the difficulty getting the reservation. Way over the top decor. (Not in a good way).

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  20. Vincent

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times, another great experience. Great steak great service great atmosphere what's not to like?

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  21. CathyW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve lived in Temecula for 8 years and just discovered The Gambling Cowboy. I’ve been twice now and we have out of town guests coming so will bring them there. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was fun, and the food was good.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After our appetizer. We waited over 40 minutes for our entree’s . We been here many times. So I hope this incident was a one off. Food was good as usual. Just a little disappointed how long for our entrées to come out.

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  23. JodeeP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just WOW! Fell in love! Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Comfortable seating. Creative and delicious cocktails. Excellent selection of appetizers and entrees. A little pricey, but well worth it! Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Overall above excellent experience! We will definitely be back!

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  24. Copperandcrek

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a premier steakhouse. Meat quality and taste was not great for the price they charge. They also don't cook the meat to what you ask. My son asked for medium well and it came out completely scorched. I asked for medium and while the outer portion looked medium, by the time I got to the middle, it was closer to being rare. Furthermore, the bus boy kept taking away our plates before we were clearly done with the food. It was like he was in a hurry. Overall poor experience.

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  25. bossy

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food & service was great We had a great friendly waitress Food was delicious

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  26. JamesG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. The burger is awesome. My wife loved the prime rib.

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  27. CarmenM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Got there at 1 pm. Right on time. Seated quickly. After 10 minutes we asked where is our server. We were told we didn’t have a server. There were servers all around us but no was assigned to our table. We were told we should go to another restaurant that we would be served quicker somewhere else. OMG!!! So we did. Went to 1909!!!

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  28. PaolaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered egg Benedict and the eggs were very much overcooked. Don't expect in such a famous restaurant. And in the bill no discount at all

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  29. Laura

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing & the drinks were strong. We sat outside and it was warm due to their heaters. Great vibe & view.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. We love dining here. Didn’t want to leave. The gentleman playing music last night was phenomenal. Best part of the dinner. Can’t wait to go back.

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  31. JoeF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I visit relatives in Temecula, this is where we go and I look forward to the next time. Thank you.

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  32. Yolanda

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend. The food & drinks were great! Our server - Shelly, was amazing.

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  33. CynthiaN

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu, service and food. Everything was wonderful!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Excited to come back again when my parents come for a visit.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating and friendly staff . Live music was wonderful. Newly remodeled area is beautiful . Food was perfectly done .

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here with my wife and absolutely loved it. From the hostess to our server Jessica who was just fabulous and the manager who took extra time just to make us feel welcome. Service was impeccable and and I can’t say enough about the food. The Brie Sachets we’re amazing to start as an appetizer and then on to the incredible blackened ribeye that I had and the slow braised short rib my wife had. Both cooked to perfection. The old fashioned drinks we had were perfect as well. Ambiance and scenery were a delight. Just a cool vibe all around. We loved it and can’t wait to go back!

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  37. SandraD

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my friend there for a birthday dinner celebration. It was our first time, and it did not disappoint! Fun, atmosphere, and great service. The food was delicious and our server Megan was absolutely perfect! Even the busing staff were courteous, and always on time to fill our water glass. I highly recommend!

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  38. NatalieI

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Friend recommended and so glad we went!

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  39. ElissaF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and date night meal! We’ll be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steakhouse in Temecula!!! Come here every time I’m down there, the service is also amazing

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FAQs

The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon is rated 4.7 stars by 1501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon

42072 5th Street, 3rd Floor, Temecula, CA 92590

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front Street
  • Neighborhood
    Temecula
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Friday-Sunday Valet Parking Offered
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Entertainment
    Now Playing; Guitarist Tim Cash, The Classics from Izon Eden, Alex Drizos...
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (951) 699-2895
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private banquet room or we offer our private veranda over looking Old Town Temecula. Our veranda is enclosed and temperature controlled.
  • Private party contact
    Rene Ehmcke or Judi McMahon: (951) 699-2895
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