Born of the more formal Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters, the Buckhorn Grill is a fast, casual restaurant where people order at a counter. Food includes ribs, chicken, salmon and salads. The star is Buckhorn’s char-roasted tri-tip Angus beef done the Buckhorn way, which includes being marinated, rubbed with spices, chargrilled over wood and then roasted slowly in a smoke oven for many hours.
There are Buckhorn Grill locations in midtown Sacramento, Roseville, Pleasanton, Napa, Walnut Creek and Emeryville, as well as three locations in San Francisco. Buckhorn also has a partnership with Tri Tip Grill, which opened four years ago at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. The chain has subsequently added another New York Tri Tip in New York’s Grand Central Station.