Admittedly, the steaks are tasty but overpriced. The ambience was not warm or comfortable - felt like we were eating a $200 meal on a wooden picnic table. Probably won’t eat there again. Our waitress was a veteran, especially with excuses of late food or forgotten sides
We went to celebrate a birthday. It was a busy Saturday night but we ended up sitting at a booth in the very corner and front of the restaurant, where there was tons of traffic from the kitchen and people being seated. People were constantly rushing by the table and we couldn’t see any of the restaurant, really - it kind of ruined the ambiance a little. Our waitress was very nice but it was obviously busy so it was a little slow to get our drinks, appetizers, etc.
The food, however, was delicious! Our cocktails were tasty and strong, the appetizers were hot, and our entrees were cooked to perfection. It was a very tasty meal, just our table placement left something to be desired on the ambiance. I would love to come back, just maybe be seated elsewhere
Our group was placed on the veranda, which was wonderful! Everyone enjoyed their meals and all the staff were wonderful.
The food was fantastic. I had the beef dip sandwich with garlic fries. The cucumber martini on the other hand was horrible but they took it back at no charge.
Great selection of entrees and appetizers, requested a table over looking Front Street. Was well accommodated, worth the price. Prime rib was an exstestive choice with all the trimmings.
What a great restaurant! I went with six friends for a birthday brunch and couldn't have been more pleased. Our waitress (her name escapes me) was literally the best waitress ever and the food was top notch! We all loved the place - the food, the ambiance, the staff, the noise level, the cool saloon bar - all of it. I will definitely go back. Thanks for making my birthday special Gambling Cowboy!
First time and heard a lot of good reviews. Not your go to place for a special occasion. Getting past the saloon/roadhouse motif, the food was served cold, late and very over priced. Will not be back.
Food was good but slow getting to the table and pricey for what you get. Service was average but all in all I had my experience and can honestly say I'm not eating there again nor recommending it.
Didn’t bother to read my comments on Zooey Tanle when I made reservations
The food was excellent. I had the lobster bisque soup and the fillet mignon. My wife had the bacon spare ribs. My wife said they were the best spare ribs she ever had.
A good steakhouse in Old Town Temecula. Service was slow, but the restaurant was full on a Thursday night. Very popular with tourists who want to experience a bit of the “old west”. Large menu with choices that will appeal to all. The baked potato was $4.00 & with generous sides, could easily feed 2 people. Our favorite part of the meal was the appetizer: phyllo wrapped Brie cheese bundles sitting on a raspberry chipotle sauce. Enormous slice of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was too dry. So enjoy the fun ambience & know that the portions are easily shared.
Went back for valentines day. Was disappointed that we where sat outside as this was not on our reservation I made 2 weeks prior and they said they sold out inside. Would liked to know that and would have gone somewhere else as it was very cold outside.
Great food, great drinks, service was subpar.
My compliments to the chef.
We were warmly received, our waitress was great. There was a draft, we were seated near a door that went outside which was in heavy use.
Food was delicious, well presented.
New resident of the area wanted to try out local fare the “cowboy” was recommended by a friend.
Great food, good bar selection and great service we will recommend to our friends. A must if you’re in “Old Town “.
Can’t wait to try the breakfast menu.
Food was good, expensive but for a special occasion it was nice. Parking was a pain unless you valet.
Tables are a very tight fit. Service was ok. Thought it odd I was offered Cupcake wine rather than Robert Hall or better to go with Rib Eye. Once we received the wine list, we went with a bottle of Red from Robert Hall. The heavily season Rib eye was full of grizzle, a first for me in a chop house and at that cost. Chop house with no lamb on the menu??? and lacking Pork chops??? Wasn't the worst, but certainly wasn't worth the $$. Wouldn't go back.
How can you not like this place? Great food, atmosphere is great!
We had a lovely evening at the Cowboy. We were pleasantly surprised that our drinks were reasonably-priced, generous servings. We first sat at the bar. What a contrast to other Old Town bars with their uncomfortable bar stools and drafty rooms! The Cowboy has cushy bar stools with high backs We lingered in the bar area and enjoyed the ambiance. Then our waiter Ariel escorted us to our table in the dining room. He is a fabulous waiter who provided impeccable service. Our ribeye and swordfish dinners were perfect. We look forward to returning in a couple of weeks, when we will
stay later for the entertainment .
This is our go-to steakhouse for special occasions. The Gambling Cowboy is exceptional, yet relatively casual. The service is top notch and the food is absolutely amazing. It’s such a special place for us that we purposely do not go there for just the sake of “eating out.” We want to keep it that way....because it is deserving of being a dinner destination that doesn’t become “everyday” or “mainstream.” We look so forward to our times at The Gambling Cowboy and have several wonderful memories of special times spent dining there. Birthdays, anniversaries, special family and friend visits, etc. So happy we have this wonderful steak and chophouse right in our backyard. Good job to the owners, managers, chefs, servers, and staff!
It was just okay.
Casey and wait staff as well as Chriş the Manager were attentive and awesome. Food was excellent. Definitely make reservations because this place is in demand and with good reason!
Took a small family group for a birthday dinner. It was the right location for everyone's appetite. Ambience was celebratory, the only thing flat was the beer.
Every time we visit Temecula we always stop here for dinner. Great steaks and great fun.
Food and service excellent. Wonderful meat tender and cooked perfectly, service was exceptional. From hostess to bus girl and waitress was so solicitous. We love the ambiance of the waiting area, bar and dinner seating. I recommend this restaurant to clients, especially out-of-towners.
we LOVED this place! food and atmosphere was wonderful. A little pricey for such a casual place but I will go again for great food and good wine. big portions, good service.
We had the tuna melt and they were delicious. Great service, too!
Had our 10th wedding anniversary here, and were not disappointed. We rarely have dinner in old town Temecula, and had no idea this great place was so close to home. We both ordered the prime rib and it was cooked to perfection. It was loud when we went, but could still easily hear each other at a conversational tone. If I could afford to eat there frequently, I would.
Ordered filet tips with our Salads.. It was too spicy to eat. We order this almost everytime. It's never been spicy.
Great food, service, Great attendance, very good music.
Very busy, but nice... wish we could have got sat near the live music.. food was great (I had the swordfish) use the valet and don’t worry about parking it’s only 8 dollars
The Gambling Cowboy continues to blow me away with their fantastic steaks! Also the service is top notch here.
Great place to celebrate
Great food! Great service! Wonderful ambiance! This restaurant really knows how to bring rustic charm to fine dining. Delicious steaks and amazing desserts.
Always a great meal and time at The Gambling Cowboy!! Best steak, huge baked potato and fabulous roast corn, it’s all good. You will be hooked!