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The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon

4.6
4.6
1071 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. Always a romantic Dinner and truly distinctive dining experience! Reservations Highly Recommended. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Parties over 4 are considered large parties please call to check availability & please do not double book

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 1,071 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Temecula / Wine County

    Innovative

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Romantic

  • Temecula / Wine County

    Good for special occasions

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  1. ST

    StephanieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Really good food a d drinks. Skinny cowgirl was awesome
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to steak house! Consistently delicious. Renee is the best and the staff are the best in town!
  3. RR

    RaulR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was phenomenal their menu isn't huge which allows them to really focus on making their food very delicious. The prices were worth what we got and the portions are great.
  4. B

    Boomachoom

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was quite good. Our server was excellent. Very friendly and efficient. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a great experience.
  5. LS

    LeaS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch!!!! Steak and eggs with fruit was perfect! Price was reasonable also. The staff was friendly and professional. The view was really nice for outdoor table. We will Definitely be back.
  6. BD

    BobbyD

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and great servers. Went to the bar next door for some top notch guitar playing by Pete Sears! Thanks for a memorable 27th anniversary!
  7. GN

    GeorgeN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. We have been to the restaurant in awhile, pleasantly surprised.
  8. BM

    BeverlyM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We have been here a couple of times. Service is not as attentive as necessary to keep drinks filled, bread served, etc. employees are friendly, but there is a lot of waiting to be seated. Waiting to order. Waiting for your order. The best thing is their carrot cake.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our experience at the Gambling Cowboy…and definitely will be back!
  10. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Our evening at Gambling Cowboy was disappointing. Our server was not knowledgable about the menu and was not helpful or attentive. The steak was overcooked, incredibly tough and a poor cut of meat. In addition, all of the sides were cold.
  11. PM

    PatrickM

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent my son’s 27th birthday at The Gambling Cowboy. We haven’t been since pre pandemic. We forgot how good the food was and how the service was even better. We refer to their as Saloon Gourmet.
  12. PW

    PamelaW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was and is always delicious! Service is great too!
  13. KS

    KayoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My Wife and I came to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The staff made sure we were taken care of and the food was outstanding…. Thank you guys for helping me make the wife happy
  14. p

    pugoda

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Special thanks to our servers, Casey & Donny. Mandy the Manger is the BEST! Thanks for graciously accommodating us! See you Christmas!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Everything was great but my ribeye was overcooked. I just kept that to myself and ate it though.
  16. AA

    AAVT

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was great , drinks were great. Service was very nice , we liked everything overall. Will definitely go back with our friends. Thank you
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We love this place. We’ve been going there every month for a few months in a row. Great Food! Really outstanding on the food side! Our only complaint was the time it took to get serviced, get dinner and get out of the restaurant. A little slower than usual this time! Otherwise, it’s awesome and the meatloaf is incredible!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my girlfriend had the best experience the food was outstanding and the service was really good and friendly people to talk to.
  19. SB

    SharonB

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Everything was great. Drinks yummy, I had the spicy margarita, the cowgirl kisses, and the mac and cheese. Super delicious. Service was outstanding. We made reservations for next week that’s shows how much we loved that place.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Really good steak, nice friendly servers.
  21. RR

    RonR

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was cooked perfectly and the service was excellent. A go to place for Temecula!
  22. A

    Achillles1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I really enjoy this place. The steaks are great and good value compared to other higher priced steak houses we’ve been to. Really good food. Very good drinks— Excellent blood orange margarita with nice balance of mix and tequila. Worth every dollar in my opinion.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    For the price I expected the food to be amazing. It was just average I don’t mind spending that kind of money for a great meal but the only thing that was spectacular was the blue cheese salad dressing on my dinner salad. This was my second time there and the first time I thought maybe I ordered the wrong thing. Since everyone raves about it I decided to try it again. Even my friend didn’t care for her chicken and was disappointed.
  24. l

    linduh99

    Orange County

    155 reviews

    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All four of us had prime rib 💕. Not only was it incredibly delicious but the corn, green beans and Cowboy potatoes were unbeatable. Excellent service as usual, along with friendly hospitality at the bar to start our evening. Five stars!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! $250.00 for two plates & drinks plus the delicious carrot cake at the end. I had a blast with my wife couldn't ask for a better meal or service would not hesitate to do it again
  26. BR

    BeckyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place in Riverside County if you want a beautifully aged steak
  27. KR

    KeishaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was ok until I wanted more bread. And then I was charged for it.
  28. e

    evanf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I felt like the food was well worth the price, I didn't leave hungry.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as always!! We shared the gambker rub eye blackened medium well it was cooked to perfection!! With an cowboy kisses stuffed peppers great alsi!!
  30. YR

    YRivas

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Hostess seemed to forget to seat us even though we had a reservation. Booths are too small for 4 people (tables look to have more room). Wait staff was very nice and checked on us frequently. Drinks were good. Food was great but very overpriced for the tacky ambience. It's a unique steakhouse but too pricey.
  31. CM

    CourtneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and the staff is outstanding.
  32. MW

    MelissaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not the best service . Had to ask multiple times for things . Good was way overpriced. I feel like I could have made a better steak at home. The baked potato was good l. And the bread loaf was delicious. Won’t be coming back .
  33. WO

    WindyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gambling Cowboy never fails to deliver. Everything is always perfect. Super fun ambience, excellent service and food NOT to be surpassed! Love love LOVE! Thanks for a delicious evening and experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, service and ambiance, my favorite in Temecula
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a very nice time. The food was delicious and service was great. Unlike other steak houses where you hate to order sides separately, it’s all included here. Highly recommend!
  36. CD

    CarolD

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was great. We should have sat outside though because where we were seated there was very little light to read the menu which was in very small print. Needs new menu’s.
  37. B

    Beachwalker52

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become our special occasion place. The food is always fantastic. But they are ways busy, so make a reservation!
  38. MJ

    MrsJonnyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here for an early dinner to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary! We started with the very well prepared, delicious artichoke. Dinner was great too. They gave us a scoop of ice-cream with a candle for anniversary. We had a very enjoyable time here... Good ambiance and good food!
  39. DQ

    DaisyQ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my fiancés birthday, we had such a great time. The food was very delicious. Waitress was so nice and caring, she was always checking up on us.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The staff are friendly. The server was great, but didn’t bring us water, didn’t know the menu. The place is old and worn out, really needs a makeover. Food was okay.

FAQs

The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon is rated 4.6 stars by 1071 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 36 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

  • 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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