Carvers Steaks & Chops

Carvers Steaks & Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://carverssteak.com/
  • Phone: 858-485-1262x
  • 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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Carvers Steaks & Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (44)romantic (21)good for groups (20)notable wine list (13)fit for foodies (13)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)scenic view (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Steakhouse
    OutwFriends
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant with a large stone fireplace. Booths encompass the walls around the room. Round and square tables are the interior of the room. They have a sun room with tables, as well as an additional room for seating. It is much bigger inside than it appears from the outside. The menu has a page of appetizers. This is primarily steak and chops(pork & lamb). Dinner comes with choice of 4 salad types, as well as potato or vegetable. I enjoyed the Filet Mignon with vegetable, as well as a spinach salad. This was so good. Service is some of the best I've experienced. They have a good selection of wine and beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    TAG1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Had a fabulous night, with our nephew and his wife, great food and great service made it special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoy every time we go!!!!!
    luvlnunch
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    we walk in to have dinner, into a good welcome, good direction to seating, GREAT service... All the meals we have had we would recommend to anyone.... We feel all the employee's enjoy there jobs. Never have to look for service very accommodating . I love The spinach salad and fried shrimp. Tuesday night specials are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special night
    Sunshine
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We didn't tell them this was a special night for us, one year before we got married after being together 23 years. And no it wasn't that I didn't want to get married it's just the first day that we were able to get married with all the legal rights as other couples. Carvers is more like a private club, low keyed and we were taken to the wood paneled room with a fire going in the fireplace even on July 2. It reminds one of a time long gone with servers that know how to take care of their guest. The food as always is wonderful prepared just how one asked for it to be done. This isn't a place where your rushed, you may feel guilty for wanting to stay just a little longer then needed but again it was a specail night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A traditional old style steak house
    UKCountryGent
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is so well hidden that even locals are still discovering it! The prime rib is their signature dish and was as perfect as our waiter Adam had described. The deserts were amazing and the service impeccable. Only criticism the booths in the library room are tight for adults to sit comfortably. Highly recommeded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best hideaway in town
    love2eat
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great attention to detail and even better food and service. The waiter listened to what we wanted and made some great suggestions. The Ahi and avocado stacks were delicious and the Texas Chili-oil rib steak was amazing, our wine glasses were always full. We will definitely be back soon to try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Dinner
    Sandikate
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Carvers never disappoints. The meal was perfect on every level. The have the best bread in town I would eat it every day if I could. We have been to Carvers a few times and it is always delicious. Even the drinks were very good. The best Vodka tonic I have had in a long time. We all had steak of different varieties and each were just they way we ordered. Thanks to all of the staff for making our fathers day outing lovely!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    mskitty
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoy going to Carver's for a special occasion or just for a nice evening out with great food. My husband and I have always had excellent food and service and appreciate the extra care that we are given when we dine there. The Calamari appetizer was absolutely the best! It's 'melt in your mouth' good. Thank you Carver's for another lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit and miss
    Truefoodie21
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have been to Carver's several times with my in-laws in their 70's. They really enjoy it there. For us, the food is hit and miss. The ribs have always been good. We would call the steaks average if you compare them to Donovan's downtown. 80% or more of their clientele at the RB location is 50 years or over.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • June 2014
    Robert
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Excellent food...used to go to this restaurant many years ago with parents--had forgotten and just rediscovered!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We live in Carmel Mountain Ranch so it is nice to have this level of steakhouse not too far away from us. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. My dad ordered the surf & turf (medium rare) special but it was not made clear that the dish was spicy. We sent it back and was told that the spices would be "fired off" to remove the spices. Steak came back not spicy; however, Dad's lovely medium rare New York became medium-well and too tough for him to eat (he has chewing problems). Rather than send the steak back a 2nd time, my husband traded steaks with Dad just so he could eat. My recommendation is that the chef should have re-fired a new steak without the spices. Mom ordered the fish of the day and she said it was too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to
    kateyc
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Birthday? Carvers. Mother's/Father's Day? Carvers. Anniversary? Carvers. You get the picture. Carvers has been our go to special place for 20 years and we can't recommend it highly enough. Consistently exceptional steaks and sides and excellent service. That's all
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmos phere and service
    RMIX15
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    nice place to dine for lunch. food good, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    dpbs
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We were looking for a new steakhouse anywhere in San Diego. After reading reviews and checking out the menu we decided to try Carvers even though it is a 45 min drive from coastal north county. Loved the "old" steakhouse ambiance. (getting tired of this new, cold atmosphere that other restaurants are putting in). We have been back twice since. Took parents back for Tuesdays special. Everyone raved about the food. I only wish they had a location closer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    BVarner
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Steak was amazing!!!!!!! Literally melted in your mouth...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    when we walked in, the restaurant smelled like a bathroom; the bar area was even worse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    RogerG
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I can have steaks and prime rib all over town and always compare to Carvers. Carvers is the benchmark in town for quality. Plus, the wedge salad is the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    unlevin
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Carvers Steaks and Chops is a lovely neighborhood restaurant that is consistently good with both the food and the service. The staff makes every effort to make the dining experience a pleasant one. The steaks are very flavorful and the sides are varied and ample. It is wonderful that a choice of salads come with the dinner as well as a potato. The Calamari appetizer is one of the best we have had. It is a very nice place to celebrate a special occasion or just to come for a reasonably quiet dinner. I would definitely recommend Carvers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected pleasure
    LLCPhotog
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We stayed overnight in Rancho Bernardo to escape the Sunday morning gridlock in San Diego with the Rock and Roll Marathon. We wanted to find a nearby restaurant for a nice dinner that included seafood choices. In spite of having a hard time finding the restaurant (tucked behind a Starbucks in a large shopping center), we were pleasantly surprised to find that, even though this is a steakhouse, their somewhat limited seafood choices were excellent. Decent wine list, friendly staff, great food, reasonable prices - what else could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment
    James
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had requested a table and area for a 50th Birthday and anniversary celebration and even thought the restaurant was not crowded they did not seat us at the requested table that was vacant and I had to demand to be seated there. They never once mentioned either our anniversary or the 50th birthday. The food was just average and certainly nothing to really enjoy nor desire to return. What a waste of an evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delicious!
    Joey
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We recently dined at Carver's on a Tuesday night to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We were able to try the Tuesday special for the Prime Rib and Filet and they were both excellent! I like the smaller portions for the meal and the service was fabulous! We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Downhill
    NotThrilled
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Carver's used to be a nice restaurant, but the building is seriously rundown. Don't know if it isn't making money and the owners can't do any repairs or updating or they just take the money and run. Duct tape is the repair of choice...for flooring, windows, etc. The food is still expensive but the quality is not there anymore. The Caesar salad wasn't cold and it was mostly Romaine ribs. The cream of spinach soup was lukewarm with a film starting to form on it, was too thick and had very little spinach in it. The New York steak was tough and the sauce was mediocre. The filet was pretty tender and tasty, but the vegetables with it were skimpy, unattractive and boring. This restaurant needs a new owner with deep pockets and good taste.
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  • Awesome!!
    nelle1reedman
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was delicious. My girlfriend had Whiskey Peppercorn New York Strip with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Wedge Salad I had a 11oz Filet with Au Gatun Potatoes & Wedge Salad. Desert she had Mud Pie and I had White Chocolate Raspberry Cheese Cake. Phenomenal!!! The service was the right amount of service and the right amount of privacy. This is now a date night favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Hungry1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We began by taking advantage of Happy Hour discounts in the bar. Then went on to dinner in the restaurant (even though you can access the full menu in the bar). Service and food/drink were fantastic in both venues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    paulfishes
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    First time. We will be back with reinforcements. Excellent service, friendly. Noted service was oddly top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day treat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Special dinner for a special Mom. First time - was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood steakhouse
    Sheba
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We booked Mother's Day early afternoon and starting with reservation (which I changed headcount 4 times)they were very accommodating. We were 12 people and wanted to be seated in the sunroom since restaurant is rather dark. Our server, Adam, was pleasant and despite being a busy holiday, our service was excellent. Prime Rib was delicious, stuffed halibut was moist and tasty. Avoid crab stuffed mushrooms. They were covered in thick, gooey cheese. Portion sizes are large so many of us took home leftovers. Desserts were big enough to share. Bonus is that this restaurant is quiet so even on a busy holiday we were able to enjoy conversation at our table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like meat...
    Kasers12
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Carver's is your place!!! I arranged for a group of 16 to have lunch at Carver's on Mother's Day. They were very accommodating and kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy experience
    Patty
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We were delighted with this wonderful restaurant. The staff were efficient, friendly and accommodating to our elderly guest. Food was served very promptly, and it was the best steak I've had in as long as I can remember. Wine recommendation from the staff was perfect. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Mixed Bag!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This restaurant was a bit of a surprise. First, while in a shopping center, it was hard to find - we had to resort to our GPS. Second, the exterior is old and not particularly well maintained. Third, the interior is very dated and rather unappealing. While the outside temperature was in the 90's, the inside fireplace was roaring ablaze! Even with these negative beginnings, the food was topnotch particularly the prime rib. Our dinner was quite reasonably priced given the quality and quantity provided. Finally, the service left something to be desired as our original waiter was pulled off our table to attend to a larger group.
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  • David
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was really good and our server Erika was awesome.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carver's dinner
    katab
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The prime rib was amazing! As were the crab legs and all of the sides! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 31 reviews are from the Carvers Steaks & Chops reviews archive.