Trancas Steakhouse

4.4
505 reviews
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Steakhouse
Napa Valley's Best Steak and Prime Rib Restaurant.
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JH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Dont go in the bar area to eat....very noisy. I ordered NY Strip Medium Rare, my fiance a filet Medium. Mine came out Medium, her filet Medium rare. My strip was very well done at one end. Overall good taste...

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EH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional. Great value. Old school. Vintage ambiance. Great martinis.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations online and had no problem getting seated. Our server, Sergio, was kind and accommodating. Our dinners were delicious! My friend ordered a cocktail that she didn't like. When she ordered another, this time at the bar, the bartender saw that she had not drank the first one and asked her about it and gave her a different drink at no charge. Then we sang and danced at karaoke provided by First Class Entertainment. We had a wonderful time!

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KC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Our server was great.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We ate at Trancas because the signs out from touted that they serve the 'World's Best Prime Rib....according to Norm'. I don't know who Norm is, but we completely disagreed with him! The rest of the food was great, service was amazing, ambiance was great, we were just disappointed in the bland prime rib. If we were to recommend this restaurant to a friend, we'd definitely tell them to try something other than the prime rib.

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L
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this neighborhood gem! Food is really good and the staff is outstanding. Have never been disappointed.

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DG
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a great place for prime rib. We have had a variety of meals there and have not been disappointed. Quite a hopping place on weekends due to karaoke if you are into that.

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CY
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner. Great server. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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MG
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a breath of fresh air in this unpretentious joint in the heart of Napa. Food was just what you expect from a steakhouse and prices were very reasonable especially for the area.

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Casual, lively place to have steak/prime rib, etc.. Good service.

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w
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for a date. Value is terrific for the price. They will split their biggest steak for two people. The Caesar salad is a must. Good well drinks and a fine beer collection.

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LA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my second time at Trancas Steakhouse, this time for my birthday, and I appreciate the consistency. The prime rib is very good. Not the best I've ever had, but better than most. My wife enjoyed her fillet as well. Everything is cooked exactly as asked for, plus there's a good selection of appetizers. The Crème Brûlée dessert was a pleasant surprise as it had several flavors including a hint of lemon. This is now my "go to" steakhouse.

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LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING Homemade soup and salad dressing on beet salad. The prime rib cooked to perfection every time!
The BEST

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LH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The cocktails are excellent. First restaurant in a long time where the waitress makes sure that the food is served in order. She would ask to make sure we were ready for the next course. More dining experience. We didn't feel rushed at all. We ordered prime rib and steak and both were cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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R
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place for family and friends. It is one of the only restaurant you are not rushed and can hear each other talking. Monica our waitress was amazing!!! The only thing I would change is to make the meat in the french dip more rare.

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KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a hidden gem in Napa. It appears to be a favorite of the locals as many people seemed to know each other. I am glad we went there, it was a very friendly atmosphere, great food, great service. A great local eatery.

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LH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prime rib was cooked to perfection! The fish of the day was patrale sole and it was amazing! The fish portion could have been larger for the price.

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M
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Apps were delicious. Prime ribs were cooked to perfection as ordered. Very nice and adequate wine list. Service outstanding.

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CN
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We have been to Trancas several times for lunch and dinner. We were there for my husband's birthday and we received the worst service to date. We were not even offered a refill on our water or bread. We requested dressing on the side for salad but it was on the salad. For dinner on a special occasion I would not recommend.

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BK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent prime rib and sirloin steak was cooked medium rare as requested. Many choices from the wine list. Caesar salad and mixed green salad were excellently prepared. An excellent, moderately priced steakhouse.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

17th Anniversary

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C
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Local fun Steak House very casual!!

Active Bar with all ages

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A
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food good for groups, the prime rib is very good

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BM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Just when we expected

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MN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Once again, mixed reviews. It's way too dark in there - some had to use their phone light just to see the menu. Food was good/ok. They had a scallop special for dinner and the scallops were only seared on one side and tasteless (I'm assuming frozen). For the price it was a huge disappointment. However, our other food was good. Drinks were a mixed review also. All in all, it's not somewhere I would return to except that for some reason my Mom likes it there...

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G
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delighted with everything about this establishment. The food was delicious and service friendly!

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WO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to eating at Trancas Steakhouse!!!!

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SL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just fine - old time, traditional prime rib dinner house

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonder time! I loved how the restaurant gave a cozy yet welcoming environment. Then to end the night we had an amazing time karaoking. Would recommend this spot to anyone!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were seated in the back of the restaurant. We must have waited 15 minutes and our server never showed up. We had to get up and ask another waitress to serve us. She said it wasn’t her assigned table but she would serve us anyway. She took our drink orders and the drinks came fairly quickly. Another lady came around asking if everything was ok so we told our story.

Then dinner came and they forgot my friends dinner order so she had to wait while we ate our dinner. The rest of us has ordered prime rib which was good but we were finished with our meal before my friend got hers.
They did Comp us on my friends dinner and our first round of drinks.
We have eaten there several times before and not had a problem but I don’t think we will go back.

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LA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All five of us thoroughly enjoyed our prime rib, fillets, and prawn dinners. Although not "the best Prime Rib in the world" as advertised outside, it's pretty darn good, with only Red Tracton's in San Diego beating out Trancas Steakhouse in this department.

The artichoke appetizer was unusual but excellent. It tasted like it was par-boiled and then roasted. Next time I want to try the calamari appetizer as well. The crème brûlée dessert was also wonderfully creamy with a hint of citrus.

The service was attentive and the only time there was a bit of a wait was when we were done and wanted to pay the check. It was noisy, but when the very loud party next to us left the restaurant a bit after we sat down, the noise level wasn't oppressive.

I saw some mixed reviews and was nervous about coming here, as it's not inexpensive, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I told my wife I want to come back here for my birthday dinner in April. Big thumbs up!

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l
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a little slow, food good

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LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We’ve been here before and the foid and service are great! This visit was V day so very crowded and louder than usual.

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DE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Valentines Day

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NV
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food & service great but the restaurant is so loud.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the prices and portions were perfect! We will definitely come to Trancas again!

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F
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a cozy dinner on a windy, rainy cold night! Despite all of that, there were two hardy people dining outside. French onion soup was fabulous. Atmosphere lively and welcoming.

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KL
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent as well as the service. My only issue is we had a reservation, but we would have had to wait for a seat in the dining room. We were given a choice to wait or be seated in the banquet room. This was fine, but would have preferred the dining room without a wait.

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PR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Steak perfect. House wine below Par, especially for this valley.

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LA
Sacramento
52 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal here. Nice place, good menu and great service.

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