Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego
Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.butchershop.signonsandiego.com/
  • Phone: (858) 565-2272
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Felix Guerrero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details.
  • Special Events: Elegant Banquet Facilities available to accommodate all of your party needs- Wedding receptions, Rehearsal dinners, Holiday parties and luncheons, Retirements, Corporate events, Military parties, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner events from 25-200 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Complex Drive
  • Public Transit: Route 20
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: $1 Valet parking is available on many nights.
A word from Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego
Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features only the finest quality mid-western aged steaks and chops, charbroiled to perfection over a mesquite wood-fired grill. In addition to the USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, the extensive menu also is highlighted by Angus Prime Rib, slow-roasted to retain its tender juiciness, as well as veal, chicken, lobster tail, king crab legs, and shrimp entrees. The dessert selection is nothing short of decadent, and there is a full bar and excellent wine list. The ambiance is elegant, warm, and intimate with rich dark wood paneling, comfortable leather booths, gleaming brass, beautifully etched-glass panels, and a cozy fireplace. The gracious and attentive service staff will anticipate your every need and ensure that your dining experience exceeds your highest expectations. Whether you visit for lunch, dinner, or just cocktails & appetizers in the lounge, you will soon list this among your favorite dining destinations.
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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)romantic (41)neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (27)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    My father took me here as a child. Great memories. Never change please.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MsGraceVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world steakhouse for the 21st century
    RaiderTooth
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We didn't know what we were going to get when we came in, but soon as I walked in the style, he movie star pictures, and the warm greating we got told me we were in for a treat. I had the New York Steak good perfectly for me. the wine list is very nice as well as the full bar. If you are in San Diego stop by for an old world treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a nice date night
    patrickryan90
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I had a great time celebrating our 1 year anniversary here. The atmosphere and food were excellent! Compared to most places it was priced well for what you get.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is OK....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food is good as expected for the price we are paying; but the service is not. It was a quiet evening at the restaurant; but the waitress was slow in attending to our table. Our food took a long time time to come out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We ordered the butcher chop steak medium well, the steak is very tender but lacks the flavor of the real steak. Kind of disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect romantic dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    romantic and very east coast steak house dinner feel...me and my husband came here for his birthday 2 years ago, remember liking it but was totally reminded of how good it is...he had the prime rib, I had the filet, both delicious, cooked perfect! the staff was great and knowledgable about the menu which always makes things easier and enjoyable. food came out pretty fast! the music really set the ambiance! just a great night!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandmah
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Never has handi-capped parking available. Would recommend some of the parking spaces by the front door be turned into handi-capped.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at reasonable prices
    Crazy2goout
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food is excellent, service is great with a lively atmosphere. Price are very reasonable for food this good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak house with value
    foodiewholovesvalue
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very good food and service in a relatively quiet atmosphere--hard to find any more. Generally good prices with an early bird menu that will tempt everyone for value and selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyed a great dinner
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A good steak dinner, with all the fixings. Try the cheese bread and the prime rib. Great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gary
    finfeever
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was let down by the quality of the steak at this restaurant I had better steak at Applebees
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Outstanding service. Well priced menu. Parking a little tight
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice service
    KookyGirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    i made a reservation on Open Table & mentioned birthday. while checking in, the hostess wished me a happy birthday & while checking out our waitress brought a complimentery dessert with a lighted candle. very nice ambiance & service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Throw it back throw back
    bigguyinpasadenaVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was on the same level as you would find at a chain(such as Black Angus) and service was rushed. While the place seems nostalgic it is actually just old.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Oustanding!
    v8240zVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I frequent here probably at least once a month. The staff is cheerful and helpful and the food is always delicious. The lunch specials are an outstanding value and should be on everyone's to do list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place
    01Shereelynn
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I wish this restaurant was closer to my house. The service is outstanding as well as their food. Prime rib is delicious and they have sunset dinners that are affordable. They also have a no corkage fee night. I really love this place. I feel special when dining here. Take your family and friends they will be delighted. Also the lobster add on was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice.
    WhiteCobra
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I go to this restaurant for special occasions or sometimes just when we want a great steak. This place is always as expected when we go- great food, professional service and not too loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dad's Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love the service and the food. We go there at least 2 - 3 times a month
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My bf and I have heard about this restaurant and decided to try it out. We arrived a few minutes early and checked in. While waiting, I saw 3 empty tables but still we had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time. When we were finally seated, we were fortunate enough to sit at a very slanted table that nearly touched my legs because the booth cushions were so high. When the soup was placed, soup splashed at me because of the slant of the table. The only times I saw the waitress was when we ordered food, when food was delivered and when she dropped off the check. I had better service from the friendly busser who filled by water and actually asked whether I needed anything else with my meal. My porterhouse was overcooked. Disappointment
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Enjoyed the servers, loved the food, celebrated a birthday and had the perfect table to do so without disturbing other diners! We all like to patronize the Butcher Shop Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Time Vibe - great food
    mchris65
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Just like it should be, a reminder of the 60's Italian Steakhouse. Attentive servers, good selection of appetizers, salads and entrees. Always great beef, my hanger steak was perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service
    Fooj
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    But noisy, difficult to have table conversation, would NOT recommend for romantic dining
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jazzyjoe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been dining at the butcher shop since the 1995 and the service and staff are the best in the industry. I would recommend kings & queens to dine herebecause of the outstanding service that is rendered to guests
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Grumpy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The fantastic thing is that once you visit and return you will finded it just as you left it. Great service and food . the management realizes that if it is not broken don't fix it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, nice atmosphere
    RozG
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great experience with the exception that the Special Ocassion, 2 Birthdays was forgotten even though it was noted on reservation request.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    chewie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was very good. The prime rib was delivered as described. Medium - pink all over and no brown. The corkage fee was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food vs ambiance
    cissy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We are fan for Butcher shop, always. But it is very noisy all the time inside. Even though it is only a family get together, we found it nuisance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Butcher Shop
    MikeZ
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took a small group out for an appreciation lunch. The food was good and the servers were friendly and attentive. All service from entering to leaving the restaurant was a pleseant experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worldtraveler
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good, the service was great, but decor was dated. It seemed like the crowd was an older one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PTJPTJVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A good though not great steakhouse. I had spinach salad, filet topped with blue cheese and mixed vegetables, all of which were good and expertly prepared. Service was attentive. Nothing spectacular here but quite solid.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treasure in Kearny Mesa
    romanticdiningloverVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Butcher Shop is simply an elegant place to dine. For my friends and I, we think we have found a dining treasure long lost to the hustle and bustle of some of the newer restaurants. The ambience is quiet and romantic but also warm and friendly. If you want a romantic dining experience with classic wait staff and the most professional Maitre D and bartender in San Diego, I highly recommend this lovely gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Time Favorite
    CarlyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I always enjoy dining at the Butcher Shop Steakhouse and I ordered the Braised Beef Short Ribs and Mixed Vegetables and my guest ordered the Mesquite-Grilled Pork Chop and both delicious were very good and I want to thank our server Kim for the great customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    newsman
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything was good except my wife's ribeye steak. It was very thin and overcooked. As much bone and fat as lean. It was ordered medium-rare, but I don't think I could cook a half-inch steak medium-rare either. I know it was listed as bone-in, but there was way too much bone and fat for a $34 steak.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice lunch
    GT350
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We made reservations for lunch but arrived early. No problem; we were seated immediately. Our server, Lauren, arrived quickly and was attentive during our entire meal. The food was great and the service was as well. It had a been a while since we had been to the Butcher Shop and I'm not sure why, but we'll certainly be back much sooner. Old style ambiance but great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BIG DISAPPOINTMENT
    sorry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I ordered a 8 oz. prime rib and two ounces of it was fat. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Butcher Shop Steak House
    Donna11
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is ALWAYS outstanding, from the moment you enter the door until you leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is a classy place with linen tablecloth and napkins. Our dining room had a fireplace in the center and wood paneling. Our server was very attentive, promptly getting our drinks and appetizers. We ordered the combination appetizer, fried zucchini, potato strips, large shrimp, calamari, and prime rib bites. VERY GOOD!! For the entrée, I ordered the prime rib and cold water lobster, my wife ordered the fillet mignon. The food was to die for, especially the aged beef! The service was great, and at the end of the meal, the manager stopped by to see if we were good with everything. This is a pricey Steakhouse. The food and service is top notch, it's worth every penny. I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The spot for a late lunch
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Was surprised to learn they serve lunch until 4 pm! If you have a late meeting time or lunch date, this is the place to try. Great prices for a decent lunch with all the 'extras'. Loved their Caesar salad with chicken because the chicken was tender, good size pieces and had enough dressing. Prime rib sandwich got great raves too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    Donna
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The name threw me off and when I'd drive by, I would think "who'd want to eat in a butcher shop?" But when I finally got there, it wasn't a butcher shop, but a rather elegant, fine dining establishment. I ordered seared ahi, which was perfectly seared. The dirty martini was spot on. As luck would have it, the night I went was 1/2 price bottle of wine night. The wine list was small, but had a few good choices, nothing too expensive. My boneless short ribs were rich and flavorful. The main came with a choice of potato, rice, or happily, vegetable. I had the vegetables, and they were surprisingly bright and fresh as the spinach salad. José was a wonderful server.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet