of 16 reviews
2173 S Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA - Map
Hands down the best steak house in Winchester! Service is always good, the sides are always good and they add new ones all the time. We eat here at least every other week.
On Sunday, March 6, 2016, my daughter and I had lunch at the LongHorn Steakhouse at 2173 South Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester, Virginia. The building has its own parking lot, with several handicapped spaces. Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM-11:00 PM. The telephone number is (540) 545-7047, and the Web site is at www.longhornsteakhouse.com. Reservations and takeout service may be ordered on-line or via telephone.
The entrance is at the left corner of the building and has a vestibule. Inside the inner door a waiting area with benches is on your left, with the receptionist’s station is on your right. The dining area of this restaurant is quite a bit wider than it is deep. The L-shaped bar is along the left wall, with two widescreen TV displays and the head of a longhorn steer positioned between them.
The dining room has several sections separated by waist-high dividers. Booths are along the front and back walls and against the dividers, with tables between the rows of booths. Larger tables are next to the far right wall, which is decorated with the skulls of two longhorn cattle. The other walls bear many pictures and photos of scenery from the Western US, along with boots and other cowboy regalia displayed here and there.
The prevailing color scheme for the dining room is various shades of brown; in the floor, in the ceiling, and where wood paneling is on the walls. It’s even seen in the tint of the cowskin shades for the ceiling’s lighting fixtures. The ambience is warm and pleasant, making it a nice place to dine. The background music was unobtrusive.
The LongHorn’s dinner menu was in an imitation leather folder and had six pages behind plastic sheets. Categories included Drinks, Beer, Wine, Bold Bites, Shareable Starters, Soups, Bottomless Beverages, Longhorn Steaks, Legendary Steaks, Grilled Lamb Chops, Steak Additions, Specialties Beyond Steaks, Steakhouse Salads, Side Salads, and Steakhouse Sides. A small laminated insert showed additional items, such as steaks as large as 16 and 18 ounces.
My daughter decided on the six-ounce Flo’s Filet from the Legendary Steaks list; it came with a choice of sides and a hand-chopped salad. My selection was the Crispy Blue Crab Bites from Shareable Starters: sweet lump crab, roasted corn and peppers in a light breading, served with a house-made citrus rémoulade sauce.
The LongHorn Steakhouse opened here in late 2011, in a new building on the site of the original location of Circuit City, which had moved. I had previously eaten there several times without writing a review; the food and service are good, although a little pricey, and I rate this place as a Keeper.