Is there room for another ranch in Phelan? How about one that serves up a 14-ounce Ribeye or a Filet Mignon? You bet there is! The Ranch Steakhouse in historic downtown Phelan will soon open for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktail desires. Starting with breakfast and lunch, the doors will swing open at 7:00 am on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, until 2:00 pm. The Ranch Steakhouse will be open for dinner Sunday Evening, February 12, 2023, just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Ranch is located at 4264 Phelan Road (formerly the home of Arturo’s Bar and Grill) in Phelan.
Going for that “Sports Bar” feel, the owners are currently exploring ideas for the “Ranch” bar, with new big-screen T.V.’s, lottery gaming, pool, live entertainment, specialty appetizers, and more. Remaining open during renovations, The Ranch Steakhouse Bar will be the happening hang-out for Super Bowl Sunday! How about that for the “Big Game” destination?
Executive Chef Dave Oshann brings his five-star restaurant skills to the Tri-Community straight from Las Vegas, Nevada. He has 27 years of experience as a Sous-chef for Planet Hollywood, Monte Carlo, and the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, among other fine restaurants.
Chef Dave and his staff will serve up four cuts of steak–Sirloin, New York and Filet Mignon, and the previously mentioned 14 oz. Ribeye steaks from the newly updated kitchen. The Ranch Steakhouse will offer made-to-order recipes with traditional menu options for the Vegan appetite. Ready for dessert? Triple Chocolate Lava Cake or New York Cheesecake with a seasonal topping might be your fare. “A good steak at a fair price!” stated Chef Dave Oshann as the owners prepared a team meeting with the new staff. The new Ranch Steakhouse faces a daunting challenge with much to do before the opening dates. Back in the kitchen, Chef Dave has plans for the kitchen, including a new free-standing convection oven, new commercial appliances, and new freezers. “It’s going to be configured totally different when we’re through with it,” said Chef Dave about his new kitchen. “There will also be a new food prep area for our prep cooks,” he mentioned while sizing up the well-worn cooking area. “Also, we have a new mixer and a slicer coming in.”
Keeping with the “Ranch” motif, historical photographs of Phelan, and its neighboring communities, will be displayed throughout the newly painted Ranch Steakhouse family restaurant. The décor will accent the farming and ranching roots of the Tri-Community and the high desert. Inspiration for the eye-catching longhorn steer logo was taken from the true life experience of the new owners, C.J. and Tammy Eversole, who joined up with Brian and Kim Lombardi, who are also familiar with rural enterprises.
Brian Lombardi, an Air Force Veteran, raised cattle and farmed cotton with his family in Tulare, CA, before coming to Phelan and opening The Pizza Factory in 1986. His wife Kimberly mentioned selling apples on Johnson road as a kid from a fruit stand her dad made, and she now owns PaizLy Vintage & Antiques. The Eversole’s had equestrian interests with the Triple E Ranch here in Phelan. Co-owner C.J. Eversole also is an eleven-year veteran of the Snowline Schools Police Department.
Community-oriented, the owners have always been involved with local groups, such as Serrano High School, Little League Baseball, and other neighborhood organizations. The Ranch Steakhouse, with the rustic comfort of the “New West” and the gourmet offerings of the new kitchen, should fill the bill for a new restaurant experience here in town. Is there room for the Ranch Steakhouse and Bar here in Phelan? You bet there is!