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The Vintage Steakhouse

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26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146 (Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St)
949-661-3400
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An Unusual venue

The use of a vintage railway car within the confines of a Station makes this an unusual venue. Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent as was the menu choice and the quality of the food. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
David B
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Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Del Mar
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Read the reviews, but feel like we ate at a different restuarant. We took guest and were very disappointed and embarrassed, on all levels. Found the place tacky not charming, the service was attentive but the kitchen was not. The steaks were tough, the pork chop over cooked and dry, the preparation of every course was lack luster and sub... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The use of a vintage railway car within the confines of a Station makes this an unusual venue. Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent as was the menu choice and the quality of the food. Well worth a visit.

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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A bad experience from the moment we were seated. Poor service. Botched orders. Uninspired food. We live in the area and gave it a try. We will not be back.

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Coto De Caza
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225 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

the service is great. there are great selections of meat or fish. the pork chop is huge and cooked perfectly. the spinach salad is one of the best I have had. the desserts were awesome. this time we had the peanut butter Brule and the white choc mousse. drinks were very good too. this is pricey for sure. it was... More 

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My husband and I couldn't quite give this a 4. The steaks were good, but noticed later that evening how salty they were when I couldn't stop drinking water. The wine suggested by our waiter was a nice cabernet from Paso Robles, but when asking him to describe other items, he was less successful. He described the mushrooms as "woodsy"... More 

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Coto De Caza
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

we have eaten at his location before but it is now Vintage A Steakhouse so we gave it a try. The food was excellent. I would say they excel at steak. the filet melted in my mouth. one of the diners in the party had the salmon and reported it as excellent. the house special was halibut that was cooked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited this old "Santa Fe" train restaurant for lunch while waiting for our "Amtrak Train" and simply enjoyed our meal and it's ambiance. The food was delicious and the staff were wonderful. Look forward to visiting this location again for dinner. Thank You for a lovely luncheon.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stopped at the Vintage in San Juan Capistrano for a Saturday lunch. The restaurant is in an old railroad car and the décor is just that. Our server, Casey, was friendly and courteous. The wine and beer prices are reasonable and ours came promptly after we placed our order. My wife had a BLT and I had the Six... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Located close to Sarducci's and the nice set up, it could be far better than what it is. Drinks are on a pricier side, food is so so, and service is iffy.

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El Segundo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited the historic Los Rios district in San Juan Capistrano on a Saturday morning. We were looking for a nice place for breakfast. Spontaneously, were drawn to the Vintage train cars this restaurant resides in - not really knowing what to expect. Lovely place - beautifully restored pullman train cars converted to luxurious dining rooms. Service was excellent and the... More 

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Additional Information about The Vintage Steakhouse

Address: 26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
Phone Number: 949-661-3400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 to 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, African

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146
    (Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949-661-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 to 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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