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The Vintage Steakhouse

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26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-3146 (Camino Capistrano/ Verdugo St)
+1 949-661-3400
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Millarville, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My in laws brought us to this quaint and unique steakhouse to celebrate our anniversary. They have done an amazing job of transforming these rail cars into a truly great dining experience. The attention to detail and way of incorporating historical elements really brings a feeling of nostalgia. The drinks were delicious and the steaks were done to perfection. They... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended that we try this place and what a great evening. We ate in the train car. The atmosphere was so much fun and the food exceptional. The steaks were juicy and perfectly cooked. The salads were fresh and tasty. Vegetables were perfectly cooked, not too soft not too hard. Great baked potato that was light and flaky... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were seating in a restored train dining car. The booth was cozy and lighting soft. The baguette rolls were crunchy with soft interior. My husband ordered a rib eye, I ordered salmon. The meal comes with steamed vegetables, creamed corn and a side of your choice. It is a romantic place for couples . We had... More 

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Claremont
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place has great food. Order off the menu for a tomahawk steak. This is a real treaty for anyone hungry. The wine choices are wonderful . They also have a full service bar. You get to dine in a old train car which is really cool.

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Thank James S
Huntington Beach, CA
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104 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and had lunch at The Vintage Steakhouse this week and we had a wonderful experience. We had taken the train to San Juan Capistrano and the restaurant is at the place where the train stops. We were seated in a booth in one of the Pullman rail cars which was very comfortable and we felt special. Our server,... More 

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Thank LakersFan
Temecula, California
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

1st the food taste was good. but the groupon deal does not have the $123 value when I add up what I see on thier regular online menu $97-109 , so when I complianed they simple falsely raised the groupon menu price to make it look good. hey if your gonna offer a discount then at least make it honest

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Thank FoodyNews1
Encinitas, California
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The restaurant is a few old Pullman cars pulled together so upon entering it is musty and dark...but it is part of the ambience. The service was friendly but a bit lacking (empty wine glasses never picked up when waiter came by) BUT the food was great! We shared the Pernod Scampi appetizer...the sauce was excellent! Shrimp sauteed with Pernod,... More 

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Thank Susan D
Ladera Ranch, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I had a filet and my wife had lobster to celebrate our anniversary. The shrimp appetizer is highly recommended and could be your entree for a light meal.

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Newport Beach, CA
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

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 

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Encinitas, California, United States
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363 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
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: +1 949-661-3400

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