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The Vintage Steakhouse

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26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146 (Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St)
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newport Beach, CA
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the concept is cool and perfect for the locale, the Vintage Steak House should modernize their menu. There was nothing that 'jumped' off the menu stating try me!!!! I settled on the NY Strip - a generous portion cooked over slow mesquite flames. Unfortunately, my medium rare request came out medium well and was dry and uninspiring.Our waiter brought... More 

Thank 50isthenew40
Encinitas, California, United States
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342 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good news is that the manager comped our meal...The bad news is that the steak was ordered medium and came very rare. When returned it was still rare but charred on the outside. Then, they took it back and brought out the same steak! Still undercooked but this time with a very dark crust. Needless to say we did... More 

Thank Marti R
San Diego, California
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I ate here a couple of years ago and it was great, but this time it was very disappointing. We thought it would be fun to take my mother-in-law there because she loves trains. The setting is charming, but we were the only people in there and the service was pathetically slow and the food was just... More 

Thank Cynthia L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The steak was decent. Service was mixed: parts were really good but details were not paid attention to. Loved the idea of vintage trains but it smelled like an old train.

Thank KatieMP2013
San Clemente, California
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310 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My wife and I had dinner here about 10 days ago. e each had the top sirloin steak and both of us were very happy with how it was prepared. The Caesar salad was excellent. Drinks good value and the wine with dinner was nice. I had a special creme brûlée that was killer!

Thank JimW551
San Antonio, Texas
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I might have been more pleased if the service had not been so lax and inattentive. Our food was quite good, with my wife and sister in law having the Montecristo sandwich and I the grilled chicken. Our waiter did arrange for my sandwich to be wrapped in lettuce and veggies in place of fries to keep healthier. All of... More 

Thank clsm929
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

After reading the reviews we asked to sit in the dining car rather than the main dining room. Good choice. What we did not know is that there are two sets of tables in the dining car--one faces the street, and the other faces the dining room. The particular table we were given actually faced the hallway to the dining... More 

Thank Jaqueen2016
Genoa, Nevada
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Quite a unique dining experience, as the dining room(s) are in converted railway cars. We had a sleeper car, and the atmosphere was fun and really interesting as to how these cars were set up to allow people to bed down at night. The food was quite good, better than your average steakhouse, and the wine offerings were not too... More 

Thank Jim M
Irvine, California
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299 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Saturday coming back from the beach. Had a restaurant.com coupon and a 6:00 reservation, just wanted a quick meal. No drinks, ordered a hanger steak and a New York, both medium rare. Both came with vegetable medley and choice of potatoes. Eric was our server, had help from other staff. All were attentive and friendly, even for a small, discounted... More 

Thank 65oski
Mission Viejo, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I purchased a Groupon to use first my first try of this restaurant. I was not disappointed. The ambience of an old train is pretty neat. The steak was cooked to perfection. The shrimp was tasty. And the service (Case) was awesome. I will definitely come back.

Thank Bill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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