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“Nothing special” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Oak Steakhouse

Great Oak Steakhouse
Ranked #48 of 409 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Errr... we came here for our anniversary and to be honest with you, with the money to spend on this steak house, I would rather go to Flemings or Maestro's! The lobster bisque tasted more like a shrimp soup. The steak was also just Ok, nothing WOW about it. I personally think that nothing really special about this place. I would rather go next door for the buffet.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Alta Loma, California
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76 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“great food great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Food was great and an exceptional service. The wait for our food to be served was quick. Our server made sure that we have what we wanted and our food was great. It is better to reserve ahead of time esp on weekends. Make sure to come in a proper attire (at least a collared shirt/polo). They seated a guy who came in with a sleeveless shirt and the server gave him a blazer to cover on.

Visited July 2013
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Temecula, California
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384 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Don't allow these Trip reviews to misguide YOU as they did us!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

This steakhouse is MONSTROUSLY overrated!!!

The food was GOOD no doubts about the flavor, however, NOT worth the $40 - $60 prices for just the "ENTREES". I whole heartlily concur with the reviews regarding the quality & service falling short and in no way warranting their grossly inflated prices.

I am not sure what these posters are comparing this steakhouse too but in NO WAY are they worthy of this high rating! I realize Temecula is extremely limited on high caliber restaurants but that's hardly a reason to stick this restaurant in a high rating category that it is simply not worthy of.

These hefty prices should come with excellent quality food (nothing less) as well as phenomenal service ...both were good but NOT great!

The Chilean seabass was a really nice dish so was the Free Range chicken dish. The cream spinach with bacon was amazing. If you are a fan of blue cheese wedge salads theirs is delicious.

Again, good but nothing real memorable.

The Gambling Cowboy in Old Town delivers amazing steaks that are priced right and their overall
service is consistent.

I have some points of attention:
Wait staff needs to be trained properly, the lady that took our water order was far from friendly, you can feel her negative energy. Never smiled once as she assisted the server. She had a angry disposition (unhappy to be there) mind you one is feeling this throughout our entire dinning experience.
Dropped of our bread, with no explanation of what the bread basket consisted of. Not the norm when one is "supposably" in a high end restaurant paying HIGH end prices! She set the tone for a pedestrian level of service :(

Ken our waiter was excellent!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Fort Irwin, California
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Amazing steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Was very shocked at how excellent the service and food are in this casino restaurant. Wife and I had dinner at 930 on a Saturday and the service was impeccable. Food was fantastic, champagne was cold, and the atmosphere was great. Would return.

Visited May 2013
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Fallbrook, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Over priced for quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Priced as a 5 star restaurant, but only delivers 3 star quality. Very disappointed last 2x we ate there, will not return.

Visited October 2012
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