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Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

4.4
4.4
1091 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Bull & Bourbon is a cut above other steakhouses – literally. Our innovative approach to classic steakhouse cuisine makes for a multi-sensory experience. Enjoy steaks prepared on our custom wood burning grill paired with our hand-selected bourbon menu for flavors that beautifully complement each other. Because we source local coastal California seafood, use steaks cut from our in-house butcher program, and choose select cuts from our on-site aging room, we always start with top-quality ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. You will always know where your food has been sourced from, and our chefs approach cooking as the true art that it is.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 659-3374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy the innovative steakhouse cuisine of Bull & Bourbon with a private group dining experience. Our private dining room can accommodate smaller groups and is ideal for birthday parties, smaller office parties, holiday gatherings, and other special events. This room’s quiet yet spacious setting gives your group an intimate dining experience away from the general dining area. Our group dining menus offer plenty of options for parties of various sizes. Full venue buyouts are also available. The ideal venue for every occasion, including: Corporate | Social | Rehearsal Dinners | Graduations | Wedding Receptions | Birthday Celebrations | Golf Tournament Receptions | Holiday | Bourbon + Steak Tastings | Presentation Dinners

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Cross street

    Dehesa and Casino Dr

  • Parking details

    Self Park and Valet are available and are complimentary

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,091 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Mushroom side way over salted. Simple to prep? Not here. Creamy horseradish sauce…no so creamy, more watered down. Space and vide good. Just disappointed in the details when ur chk is over $200
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everthing!!!
  3. C

    Clint5150

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive and wonderful at suggesting food. Never disappointed
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sergio is the absolute best of the best! If you come here, you MUST request him!
  5. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very good everybody was very nice and understanding for I gave us all the help we needed Outstanding staff
  6. TN

    TeresaN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    For the price and expectations of it being a fine dining option, the plate presentations were minimal and unappealing. The entrees were very good, but the bread was cold, tough and seemed low quality. The service didn’t feel special…almost like we were just another customer with minimal, basic check ins. I cut my finger on the wine glass…had to ask for a bandaid, had to ask for a new glass of wine. Mgr seemed disinterested in my wound…overall, the hostess was the highlight of our meal by being friendly and seemed happy to be there.
  7. GA

    GavinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Steak 10/10 drinks were 5/10 definitely need to experience
  8. JP

    JanetP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was the best ever and it was an extremely enjoyable experience!
  9. O

    Omar

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend it,it's real nice n great food.
  10. LS

    LeslieS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    They advertise a special on Sunday. It’s dinner for two and it’s $55. It’s actually one meal split in two. Fortunately we were light eaters. There is no bread or garnishes with anything. The salad arrived before our drinks. The crème brûlée arrived cold right after we received our steaks. There are no substitutions allowed. The steak was delicious, salad was ok and the desert was cold and not very good. We were rushed even though the restaurant was a third full.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Overall this restaurant was OK. I ordered crabcakes, which were tasty/good, but were delivered cold. The steak and potato were delicious. Ordered salad but it never came. Service needs improvement. Although the restaurant was almost empty, once seated we waited about 20 min just to get water, our server hardly ever came around, and she forgot to bring us our salads.
  12. CG

    CarlosG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best Steak House in SD area definitely recommend this place.
  13. T

    Tammy

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was amazing
  14. EK

    EmmaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rib eye Med rare was cooked to absolute perfection!
  15. RW

    RobertW

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Sergio was a superstar, such friendly service and very knowledgeable.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night staff always great good and drinks never disappoints
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a dinner date with my mom and we both really enjoyed it, great food and atmosphere!
  18. AT

    AngelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delightful..atmosphere, service, taste!
  19. JS

    JeffS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a place to eat. Waitress was great. Ordered steak and lobster special. Food came in a short period. We had ordered medium steak. When received, waitress noticed we were struggling to cut the steak and also that it was over cooked. She apologized immediately and took the steaks back to have them recooked. When they were corrected, not only did the steaks come back correct, we also received a completely full lobster and steak dinner, but new orders of our sides so they would be as fresh as the main course. I wish I remembered her name. Something like Mino, we believe. Amazing job and kudos to her and the rest of the staff to make things right. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Thanks again to all.
  20. TT

    ThomasT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service had family for birthday dinner for my wife server was great thanks bull& Bourbon
  21. n

    natashab

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's good for date night. Me and hubby ate and played some games and went home.
  22. A

    Anthony

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Everything was memorable. 3rd time here. Never disappointed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is unbelievable SO GOOD!!!!! Tomahawk is to die for..Well worthed!!Thank You.
  24. MO

    MarkO

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. I do a lot of smoking, barbecue, and grilling and stopped ordering steaks when going out to dinner a long time ago because I have yet to find a better steak than the ones I grill at home. Most, even from high end signature name steakhouses fall way short. I took a chance on a Delmonico and can honestly say that it was the best steak that I have ever had in my life. It was amazing! A high quality piece of meat that was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. I recommend the Bearnaise sauce even though it didn't need it!
  25. SD

    SharonD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was extremely slow. Not crowded but waited along time to get the bill.
  26. b

    bsc1200

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very very good food… everything we ordered was perfect and the price was very reasonable. Loved it there!
  27. l

    lard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sea Bass was delicious, so was the Caeser Salad...
  28. P

    Patrickm

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding filet mignon, quality meat, perfectly done, vegetables were al dente, well seasoned, mashed potatoes super light and creamy. The lobster just tad too well for me, beef is great.
  29. MS

    MariaSue

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff was definitely courtesy and quick with service.
  30. B

    Bryant

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! Carrots don’t cook as fast as squash and asparagus. Fresh flavorful served with warmth and complete consideration for our experience.
  31. c

    calvinf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The scampi were very small but good. The bar didn't have creme de menthol. Very good otherwise.
  32. RB

    RissaB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    I ordered a pomegranate martini. It was made correctly. They had no sugar for the rim and the drink was too light and strong. Also, it took OVER an hr for us to get our food. I ordered fried calamari & truffle mac n cheese. I had to send my calamari back because there was barely no breading on it and no veggies. The calamari on the plate was also overcooked and chewy even when they bought my new plate back. Super disappointed because they used to have the best calamari :-( My mac n cheese was unseasoned. My mom ordered shrimp scampi. It came in a tiny bowl with maybe 4 shrimp in butter sauce. No pasta. It literally looked like it was a child's portion size and was nowhere close to what she thought she was ordering. My friend ordered the surf n turf. He had a half of lobster tail, split down the middle to look like 2 lobster tales (i guess) and a filet mignon. Didnt come with veggies or any sides and the portion size was so small i feel like he ate it in like 3bites. I've been here before but this is the worse experience i ever had here. Makes me reconsider ever going there again. Me describing it does it no justice. The manager comped our meal and was very apologetic though. And my waiter was nice as well. But the rest was awful.
  33. JC

    JohnC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love surf n turf at Bull and Bourbon! Our server Olga was so sweet and attentive and made our meal that much better.
  34. ML

    MeatLover

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    First of all my steak was amazing! Tender and juicy. The Parmesan fries, veggies, and mac & cheese sides were excellent. Service was excellent very attentive, jovial server appreciated the positivity. Ambience was nice, and of course the location is good if you are staying at the Sycuan resort. However the crab dip and salmon were extremely salty, unbearable to eat. The restaurant was kind enough to not charge us for the salmon and did whatever they could do to please us. Therefore I will give this an overall rating of a four and would definitely come back. Also, this restaurant does not have a chocolate option for dessert, every steakhouse need to get chocolate option :-) If I could separate the rating, I would give the steak a 4.5, the salmon 1.0 and the crab dip a 2.0, The extra point was given because of the presentation of the flaming crab dip, it was beautifully done.
  35. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was ready on time. The staff were all very nice and attentive. Our meals were excellent as was the dessert.
  36. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasteful food, welcoming server’s had a great anniversary dinner!
  37. d

    divadimoda

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful and great for special occasion but doesn't appear to have a dress code aside from shirts and shoes Bar seating available if you have a towel around you from the pool
  38. US

    UmmmmmmSteak

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This really is a great steakhouse. I have had a few birthdays and anniversaries recently and so have had an opportunity to try out some other fancy smancy places. I would say that the food quality here is on par and in some cases better, and certainly a much better value. My only complaint is regarding service. Now I’ll start by saying the service is good. If I was at an Applebees I would say the service was great. However, the service standards are just not the same as a traditional high end restaurant, and while the value is certainly better than at a Ruth’s Chris or Morton’s, it’s not as if it’s cheap. All I am saying is a an hour a week in fine dining training would go a long way.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Not a great experience. Had a cocktail and then wanted to order a bottle of wine with our dinner. The server told us they didn’t have the bottle available. The table next to us was impressed with the filet and lobster that she received therefore we closed our bill and left. Very disappointing.
  40. EH

    EihdelbergH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 1091 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Bull & Bourbon Steakhouse

5469 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dehesa and Casino Dr

  • Neighborhood

    El Cajon / Lakeside

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Park and Valet are available and are complimentary

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 659-3374

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy the innovative steakhouse cuisine of Bull & Bourbon with a private group dining experience. Our private dining room can accommodate smaller groups and is ideal for birthday parties, smaller office parties, holiday gatherings, and other special events. This room’s quiet yet spacious setting gives your group an intimate dining experience away from the general dining area. Our group dining menus offer plenty of options for parties of various sizes. Full venue buyouts are also available. The ideal venue for every occasion, including: Corporate | Social | Rehearsal Dinners | Graduations | Wedding Receptions | Birthday Celebrations | Golf Tournament Receptions | Holiday | Bourbon + Steak Tastings | Presentation Dinners

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