Carvers Steaks & Chops

Carvers Steaks & Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://carverssteak.com/
  • Phone: (858) 485-1262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Cisneros
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak. Or classic items prepared in house and served on site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining rooms available holding up to 80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Bruce Cook 8584851262x
  • Entertainment: Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bernardo Center Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
A word from Carvers Steaks & Chops
Welcome to Carvers Steaks and Chops - a San Diego restaurant committed to the tradition of the big-city steakhouse without the big-city price or the big-city drive.

Located in the community of Rancho Bernardo, Carvers is the perfect stop for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the entire family in to sample some of our award-winning prime rib, choice steaks, seafood options, and meals for the kids, we will cater to your every need.

Visit us and experience our array of dining options, live entertainment, and top-notch service. Carvers Steaks & Chops - voted one of North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouses twelve years running.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Carvers Steaks & Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (20)romantic (19)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Reserved seating by the fireplace for special occasion, but they seated us in back room. Booth was too small, so they ended up seating us along side the fireplace. Much better. Salad was very small, and bread was too mushy and sweet. Could hardly slice it without mashing it. Dinner was very good! We had the Prime Rib special, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Excellent!! Our waiter, Ryan was very pleasant, and fast. Dinner was also served very quickly. Thank you for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful!
    Hard2please
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My family celebrated my Birthday at Carver's and it could not have been a better choice. We found the Tuesday Special Menu to be outstanding! It really does earn my five star rating! We each chose a different special and each one tasted divine! The presentation was beautiful, the taste was extroidinary, and the service couldn't have been better. We will return on a Tuesday again because it just could not be improved upon! The only negative is that the decor needs to be redone to enhance the overall ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rancho Bernardo Executive
    RanchoBernardoExecutive
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent steaks and salmon/pasta. Very courteous and helpful staff. Have dined at Carver's in Rancho Bernardo numerour times with NO negative issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have lived within three miles of this place for 15 years and never knew it existed. I went Saturday evening for a 5:45 meal. I made a online reservation from my phone. It was so easy; I had never done that before. There were some fantastic deals before 6:00, and I noticed some kind of deal for Tuesday but don't recall details. Ryan was outstanding! Best service I have had! Ryan is top notch. It seems everything there is top notch. The wedge salad for $4 is crazy good. The crab cakes are delicious. The steaks were amazing, and cooked exactly as requested. We loved it !!! What a bargain with the special early menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience at Carver's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a fantastic dinner with my in-laws. They came to visit from LA and found this place through Google maps with great reviews. They really made our dining experience wonderful. I wish I remembered my server's name, but I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    drezma
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Rib Eye is outstanding - there were 4 of us and all thought it was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wwtom
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is a classic restaurant, with excellent food! And the service is outstanding. The warm wood paneling is very nice. We like this place a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    psquilts
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our first time at Carver's. When we were seated in a booth at the back of the restaurant, both sides of the booth had rips/tears in the seats. Our waiter picked up my husband's beer glass and took it away before he was done drinking the beer! I had prime rib, which was not hot nor did it have any flavor. Good thing I had lots of horseradish sauce. My husband's steak had no flavor, either. The best thing about the meal was the mud pie for dessert. I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new2rb
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had to return filets, undercooked. Back room was very noisy. Next time will request seating in front room. Server was attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Familytogether
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Difficult to find if you haven't been there before.... Comfortable restaurant with excellent service. Food was good too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Really enjoyed the food and the great service. The ambiance was night and perfect for a late night dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Drop in quality and quantity
    Jimmy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Have been coming here for the last 2 years usually at least once a month. We were VERY disappointed with the Early Bird servings of Prime Rib this visit. I wish I had a scale because it was not 8oz as advertised and resembled a cut of flank steak more than their normal cut of prime rib and was more fat than meat. Two of our 3 servings were like this and they did deduct one off the bill. Still, it was quite a step down from what we have been used to.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An off night
    Sasha
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We dine here often and this was our only disappointing experience. Service was rushed, with entree on the table well before I had finished my soup. Some other small missteps. Nothing horrible, just not up to the standard we have come to expect. We will avoid their "bargain" Tuesdays in future!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, we were very satisfied!
    Cassie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were out of town on a min vaca celebrating my moms' birthday and located this restaourant on Yelp....Everything was excellent, the food was delicious and our service was impicable. Our server was very plaasant and knowledgeable of all menu items, specials and wine lists. We were overall very happy and will definitely be going back next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib-Good, Sea Bass-terrible!
    Cat26
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday, Two in our party of three ordered prime rib and the reviews were good. I ordered an overpriced sea bass and it was terrible. Sea Bass is my favorite and I was really glad to find it offered as one of the evening's specials, even though I thought it was overpriced. What a disappointment! It did not have the mild flavor you expect for Sea Bass and it was significantly overcooked.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mlh2013VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Appreciate that they have a gluten free menu and the service was outstanding. Waiter was Adam.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We've been to Carver's many times and they never disappoint. Great food at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    newsjay
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My wife and I had been meaning to try Carvers since we moved to RB this past summer. The food was great and the service outstanding. Be warned that the prices are high, but beef prices are high everywhere right now. The only thing we really did not like was that even though we had a reservation, we were seated in the very back near the food service area while there were other tables open. Did not understand why, but also did not ask. The onion soup and my filet were outstanding. My wife was also impressed with the spinach salad. Parking was especially hard even though it was a Thursday night. Staff knew the menu well and truly made the dinner unique.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carvers
    Grandmah
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is one of our favorite neighborhood places to dine. We go there every other Tuesday night with another couple. Their Tuesday night special can't be beat and the food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Carnivore
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Based on a wonderful previous experience we returned and were not disappointed! Great food and great service. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied
    Carvers1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrating a friend's birthday locally so Carvers was the choice and it did not disappoint. Warm and friendly with great food and lovely vibe
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Good food, good service and great price on Tuesday night specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My steak was one of the best fillets I have had in long time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    Joeysue
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoy going to Carvers a lot. The food is consistently good, and the staff is always very friendly and courteous. Its a great place for a quiet dinner. We took our son and his new girlfriend there, and had a great time to visit as it is never too loud for a conversation as many places are.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carver's
    Gr8Service
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Early dining menu was a delightful treat. Same meals but at a lower price. All foods were yummy, from steak to pasta to ribs, that were ordered in our group. Service was very nice too. The waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent steaks and a great place to have a small business meeting
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As always Carver's delivers great food and great service. No matter what we have ordered the food is always well prepared and delicious. No matter who we take with us, from the simple palate to the educated palate, they are always pleased with their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sasha
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions, and also for family dining. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob Kim's spouce
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The best part of our dinning experiounce was Randy our server. She took time to explain all the items to my elderly father. She also was very calming and smooth. Dont really know how to describe her, other than how I did to Kim my wife. I described Randy as very Cadillac. Now dont get me wrong, I have a daughter her age and prefeer my wife who is 45. Randy made the experiounce very soothing after a rough day getting my elderly father situated in his retirement home. I recomend you just sit down with her, strike up some casual conversation and you will know what I mean. Rating on a scale of 1 to 10. Your establishment is a 9 and your food is a 10 service was 11. Randy was the star but the manager and waiters were 11's as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Hidden gem in RB
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food! Steaks are delicious! Garlic cheesy bread awesome. Calamari is tender and tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our group loved the place and the food! We had great service and we all had a great time. I plan to visit a lot more frequently and bring my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rsg
    rscgVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went with 4 for dinner. Three had steak and they were just OK, nothing special. I had the toughest rack of lamb I have ever experienced. I have been here for lunch & the lunches were all good, if not very good. What happens at their dinners?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner 8/15/14
    EatOutMore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife, son and I for dinner. Excellent service. Explained the menu and answered all questions. Food was absolutely delicious. Appetizers were filling. The meat was cooked exactly as everyone wanted it. The room was busy but our waiter was there anytime we needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    NewCaliRes
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We recently moved to California from Ohio and have been searching for a good steak place we can afford to go for special occasions and just when we feel like a really good steak meal. My husband had the prime rib and raved, my daughter tried the double pork chop and was quite happy with it and I had a strip steak which was cooked perfectly. The flavors of everything we had were mouth watering and the view of the hummingbirds flitting about the trees outside our window kept my daughter quite occupied. My regret is we didn't save space to try desserts, we chose to try an appetizer instead.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out with wife
    HonestReview
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great place to enjoy special dinner on impulse. I would recommend Carvers to anyone, especially adult couples.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Two of us were at Carvers for lunch in late July 2014. We both had the salmon special, which we thought was excellent! She had the spinach salad and I had the lettuce wedge. Again, excellent. Great service, great food, reasonable prices. Nothing to improve.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Carvers Steaks & Chops reviews archive.
  • Disappointed !
    Luvfinefood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The waiting room is very old and stuffy. The room we were seated was a little crowded and loud. The food was very disappointing and salty. The only thing I enjoyed is the garlic mash potato.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flexible staff, fabulous food
    Patty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We started out with a reservation for 10, and this mushroomed to a group of 19. No problem. This staff was on it and gracious. They were attentive and helpful with babies & little kids. Add to this was, of course, the wonderful food. These folks know how to do beef. The tournados oscar was perfect. Some of the group had filet and others prime rib. Others in the group reported that the halibut was flawless. Everyone in our party was effusive in their praise of the food and service. But I will never forget how the wait staff made us feel so welcome, despite the burdens we placed on them. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service with Good Food
    Carvers
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Once you come in you are greeted by a friendly staff. The wait staff was prompt and friendly food was good and the dessert was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice family dining in RB
    Ronald
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Celebrated a birthday with the family that includes 2 younger children. Food was great and service was outstanding. We had been a couple times for the Thanksgiving diner but wanted to try the steaks. Very satisfied with the entire dining experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.