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Permanently Closed - Vail Ranch Steakhouse

4.2
369 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Vail Ranch Steakhouse, in Temecula, California, offers great steaks, seafood and spirits all under one roof. The atmosphere at the establishment is Old World but luxurious to give that hint of times past while you dine. Those at Vail Ranch Steakhouse work to provide the best service and food that you can get. For those who enjoy indulging in a drink, there is a full bar and a great happy hour offered on every day of the week.

For those who enjoy steak, you won�t be disappointed by Vail Ranch Steakhouse. You will find steaks, seafood, chicken, lamb and more. You can try the lollypop lamb chops as a starter and then dive into a hearty portion of rib eye steak or filet mignon. The dessert is a treat as well, with the brownie ala mode being a particular standout.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour 4-7pm Nightly

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(951) 694-1475
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Terry
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Private party facilities
Whether it's a business meeting, reheaersal dinner, holiday party or family occasion, Vail Ranch Steakhouse can accommodate up to 50 guests in the Wine Room and up to 70 guests in the Banquet Room.
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Private party contact
Rony Walton: (951) 201-2822
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Catering
Buckboard Bar-B-Que Available for off-site catering.
Whether it's a business meeting, reheaersal dinner, holiday party or family occasion, Vail Ranch Steakhouse can accommodate up to 50 guests in the Wine Room and up to 70 guests in the Banquet Room.
Private Party Contact: Rony Walton (951) 201-2822
Email: vailranchevents@aol.com
Restaurant Phone Contact 951-694-1475
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Overland Drive
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Parking details
200 well lit parking Spaces.
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Entertainment
Live piano music nightly.
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Special events & promotions
Wine Wednesdays.
Half Priced Bottles of Wine.



Banquet Rooms available from the Wine Room that seats 50 to our Banquet Room that will seat 60.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

TOO BAD THIS RESTAURANT CLOSED ITS DOORS ON SAT. 21, OCTOBER. WE LOVED THE HIGH END STEAK CUTS.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2016

Thanks for the fine dinners over the years ... your restaurant will be sorely missed.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2016

Our first visit and we really enjoyed our dinner! Too bad the Steakhouse is closing this Saturday after the many years in Murrieta. We wish the owner and staff much success in their next endeavor.

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2016

I went on line to see the menu for dinner. My husband was looking for prime rib. We have never been to Vail so I was excited to go. The price rating was $ but it should have been $$. It was much more expensive than what was advertised.

We will go back again but only for a really special dinner.

We spent 1 1/2 hours there but mostly waiting for our drinks, salads and dinner. The waitress gave us two free desserts for wasting our time.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2016

Sadly, the best steakhouse in the area, Vail Ranch, is closing.
The steaks, beverages, sides, deserts and after dinner drinks are great, as they have always been. The last day of service is 10/22. So sad to see the best place in Temecula, Murrieta and Elsinore for steaks is closing. : (
Go while you can for your 'last supper'. Ask for Carmel as your server. She has always been so awesome.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2016

We have always had a great experience at Vail Ranch Steakhouse. Both the steak and the fish were done to perfection. We will miss them.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2016

We will miss Vail Ranch Steak House as they are closing this month. The food and service have always been excellent. Best wishes and good luck . And thanks for the wonderful experiences

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The aged ribeye was a delicious, generous portion. Side dishes were tasty, the baked was generous and the grilled vegetables were crisp and tasty. The was moist and flakey. Waitress was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2016

Our server and the 4 meals were excellent although it took a long time to get our food despite it not being very busy at our 5:30 reservation on a Friday

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

The food and service were both great. Steaks cooked to perfection. Prices are very competitive in comparison to other steakhouses. I wouldn't say as high end as Ruth Chris or Morton's but definitely higher end and much better quality than places like Black Angus or Outback.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2016

The food, including the vegetables, was excellent. We did ask to be moved to a quieter table because the piano was to loud. Because it is pricey, I will save this for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on September 27, 2016

We were disappointed . . . we have been there many times for special occasions etc. and always had good food. That is why I decided to take my husband for his 7 nd birthday. He ordered the 12 oz filet and it was very average and in fact he complained it had no taste whatsoever. Mine was Ok but I have had better at Black Angus. We expect better from the Vail Ranch. The waitress was very good though.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

You Guys Are Spamming Me To dealt.
I will never, ever come back.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2016

The steaks were very good. We had the ribeye and the prime rib special which is great value on Monday nights. The wine selection is good and I also recommend the fried calamari. There was a live piano player during dinner which was very pleasant.

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3.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Dinner was ok, but nothing special. The prime rib was over seasoned and had some issues with their beers.

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2.0Dined on September 3, 2016

Was disappointed this time. Bone-in ribeye was actually not very good at all, even though cooked to order. The meat just tasted...worn out and old. Service was decent until they forgot to bring back our leftovers to take home. Music was annoyingly loud. Rather than soft background, it was more like a concert and got in the way of conversation, even though we were about as far away as one can get. It's a shame, but the place seems to be going downhill with each successive visit. We've been here many times for special occasions, but I think we'll be looking elsewhere from now on.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2016

This was our 1st time to Vail Ranch Steakhouse. The waitress helped with suggestions and the food was incredible. The $10 add-on lobster tail Tuesday was a great bonus.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Our table was very well situated that it allowed intimate conversation . The live music was appropriate for a couple dining out . Our waiter was outstanding and made our dining experience memorable. The food was excellent too!! I ordered the Chilean Seabass and it was to die for! We will definitely be back here.

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2016

First visit for our family. High quality food. Prices slightly high, but was a very good meal. Not typical of your standard steak place. Been in Temecula for 9 yrs now. Wish we would of came in sooner.

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2.0Dined on August 20, 2016

The steak had good flavor but the lobster seemed under cooked. They were out of baked potatoes and the New York strip that came with that combo special. Instead of giving me the slightly larger strip for the same price as advertised they charged me more. It wasn't my fault they were out of the smaller strip and baked potatoes. Drinks were also delayed. Not even close to being worth the money.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

We had a very good dinner and our server Steven make my Mother's 88th Birthday a GREAT one!

Steven is a great server and took care of our special requests and needs...he s a keeper!

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2016

DRY AGED STEAK WAS SCRAPPY & OVER PRICED FOR THE CUT I RECEIVED. THE SERVER LIKENED THE LESSER PRICED STEAKS TO WHAT YOU BUY FROM THE GROCERY STORES...THE LAMB COULD NOT BE CUT WITH THE KNIFE WIFE WAS GIVEN. SERRATED KNIFE HELPED THE UNDER-COOKED MEAT. FURTHER COOKING AT HOME DID IMPROVE TENDERNESS. GRILLED VEGGIES WERE TOUGH AND UNDER COOKED SO I DECLINED THE OFFER TO BOX THEM UP TO TAKE HOME. WE HAD A SIMILAR DINNER AT BLACK ANGUS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO THAT WAS EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY AND IT WAS 35% LESS EXPENSIVE!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2016

Best steak so far in the Temecula-Murrieta area. Great experience.

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Food was very good and a good value However, even though they have remodeled it still feels dated.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

This is the second time going with the same waiter and it was great service and food both times. Every time we are in town we plan on going.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2016

I took my husband here for his 61st birthday. Had a great meal. I eat very little, so could downsize my meal - and we had a lovely choice of wines.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

My husband and I had our second trip here this evening. Again, service, food, and staff didn't let us down! This place is wonderful; from the moment you walk in. Everyone is so nice. The food was amazing! Ordered the clam chowder not realizing it had bacon (I can't eat pork), the took it off no questions. Our water glasses never got empty as a waiter continually filled them, which to me was a little strange not used to that type of service.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2016

It was a tired and rather old steak house. There were very few people and the food and service was mediocre. It was food but nothing special

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2016

So so food, Steak best bet. Sea Bass fair, music too loud too close to dining. Pricey$$

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2016

I truly enjoyed the medium rare steak,however, it was my husband's birthday and he should have ordered his well done. The waitress tried her best to make our eating experience a good one and for the most part she did. Overall, the food is good as well as the ambiance with a piano bar player and beautiful romantic songs to listen to. Definitely great steaks and home made fries to die for.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Ordered prime rib baked potato and red wine. You ran out of both prime rib and baked potatoes. How does that happen in a high end steakhouse?? Wine took 20 min to arrive at table. It started out frustrating and turned laughable. Almost as is you never wanted us to come back.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2016

poor service, sea bass was great prime rib not good

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2016

The filet I ordered was dry as a bone . The crab was not fresh at all. Our calimari was super greasy. The best thin

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2016

This is the second year we go with another couple to celebrate our 50th and this year 51st wedding anniversary.

The piano player is excellent, the waitress very professional and helpful, good food, and a genuine "adult" place to enjoy all of the above without children running around or fussing.

Had a great time. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2016

for the price, not really worth it. the food was good, steaks were prepared well.. I just wasn't seeing the value. I've spent less for better.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2016

Food was OK, but the noise was extremely high. The service was overbearing and interruptive to our dinner. Many jokes, constantly coming back to talk. Felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2016

We celebrated our 37th anniversary here because of the good experiences we have had in the past. We had the seared ahi, and the pork chop entree's. Both were just plain deliciouse. The ahi was very well prepared. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, and right there when needed, without intruding. Our server made excellent suggestions for pairing wines with our entree's. It has a casually elegant ambience, with a live piano in the background that creates a relaxing comfortable experience.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2016

It initially took a great deal of time to be waited upon (10 min)
Bread was hard and stale and was uneatable. Second set of bread was perfect. Entrées came out a bit later and were delicious. Wine recommend was good. Overall a B + rating for a Sunday. I would come back.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2016

Came here for my birthday. Sat in the bar and asked about ordering off the happy hour menu as we missed it by five minutes. Our server was very nice and made and exception for us. Had the prime rib sliders, asparagus, mac n cheese, onion rings, burger. Everything was delicious and arrived hot.
Our server made my birthday dinner special. Will return again.

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2.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Food was OK. Broccoli was bland and had long stems which was not appelling. Prime rib was not over exciting and was not very flavorful. We were disappointed as we have been there in the past and the food was great. Maybe a bad chef night. Waitress messed up the order.

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