Amazing FindI took my husband to Cowboy Star for our Anniversary. I was looking for someplace that was unique and somewhat romantic. Cowboy Star was a HUGH hit. We sat at the Chef Table and what an amazing experience. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. I would recommend Cowboy Star to all my friends and will definitely go back again and again.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingHad reservations for a big chain steakhouse for a special event and was encouraged to change to Cowboy Star by several friends. They did not disappoint. Great service, beautiful room and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Steak in San Diego!I went here with my Girlfriend after just finding it by browsing steak places in Downtown. I must admit seeing a butcher shop right next to restaurant opening wasn't the classiest thing in world, but once we got inside it was a very professional, casual wear button down diner. Was a mix of elegance and the wild west as pictures of John Wayne hung on the walls. The steaks we got were the 14 and 18 ounce Rib Eye and they were to DIE for. The seasoning was legit, was actually DOUBLE seasoned and charred, I had mine done medium well and it was perfect, Best Steak in San Diego. I will definitely come here again. The waiter was very nice and SUPER attentive.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYahtzee!I just have to say WOW! An amazing meal from start to finish. We were there celebrating my husband’s birthday and we couldn’t have been more pleased. We both had the filet mignon that was cooked beautifully with a side of creamy mashed potatoes that were extra tasty. I took the reviewers up on their word and decided to go for the bone marrow. I was a little apprehensive at first but so happy I took the plunge because it was DELICOUS. I’m not sure if it was the bone marrow or the garlic crostini that they served with it, but needless to say it was WONDERFUL. And to end the meal we had the crème brulee which was once again AMAZING. All and all we had a terrific experience and would recommend this place to any red meat and potatoes lover.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceMy husband heard about your restaurant from a friend, who had celebrated a special occasion at your restaurant. We were not disappointed, the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the presentation of the food was a treat. My husband ordered a corn soup that was decadent. My salad had just the right ingredients, fresh greens, ricotta cheese, and dressing, yum! We ordered steaks and they were deliciouuuuus. The wait staff was attentive, they came by to check on our needs at the right moments. The manager came to our table to check on our experience. We told him we loved it and we will be back!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a Star in our book"The atmosphere was relaxed yet very professional and attentive. The 8oz. filet oscar style is to live for- the side of mushrooms was exoctic. We requested a booth and the request was honored yet we noticed all seating looked very comfortable with larger tables having padded bench style seating on one side and comfortable chairs on the other- we thought this well thought out for the needs of everyone. We will definitely return to try other dishes.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply excellent!New Youk Strip was prepared to a perfect "Pittsburgh Medium"... just the way I love it!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful birthday restaurantCame here for my wifes birthday. Best choice I made, She love everything about it. From the drinks, appetizer, and the great steaks. Service was very professional and helpful.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExellent!!Made reservations for an anniversary dinner, we had been there before and wanted to go back. Very comfortable atmosphere, great waiter/waitress service attentive staff. My wife had the lamb and I had the 14 oz rib eye with mushrooms. Both excellent, cooked to perfection. Wine selection was reasonable. Would highly recommend the bread pudding for dessert. Overall great experience, will go back again soon.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. Dont knowLove this place. Dont know why more people are familiar with it. Had the porterhouse for two and it was outstanding. The recommended mac and cheese needed a little more salt and pepper, but was good. Our waiter seemed to forget about us a few times but no big deal.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayI took my mom here for Mother's Day, it was our first time. I have the pleasure of knowing the new sous chef there, Chris, he made the experience extra special for the both of us. Our server, Jeremey, was very friendly and attentive. The whole staff was extremely accommodating and attentive. Couldn't recommend this spot more! Thank you!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable steakhouseService was great throughout the meal - despite a busy weekend evening. Filet was very good.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMlunch timeI stopped in here for lunch one day to try their burgers. It was very juciy and filling. It was cooked medium rare just like I like it. The sweet potato fires were very good. The service was good. The ambience is nice. I would like to try this place again for dinner.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDry aged steakSan Diego lacked an upper level dry aged steak, Cowboy Star addressed that. Excellent steak and excellent service5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic steaks; better thanFantastic steaks; better than Flemings and other steak places downtown.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first trip to Cowboy StarOur first trip to Cowboy Star was for dining for life, kudos and thank to C-* for their support. The service stellar, the steak cooked perfectly, the mashed potatoes oddly awesome, kitchen staff accommodating with our desired vegetable change ( 30% of the world will always find asparagus bitter and yucky but the green beans were perfect! The only negatives, the wine list did not impress me, relied too heavily on young wines from the northwest and frankly just over marked up. Restaurants that realize they will sell more of the higher priced bottles if they do not try double or triple the cost of bottle of wine that retails for $75-100 are my heroes. C-Star would do well do reevaluate pricing. Also consider adding more non seafood apps!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely check it out!Really liked it overall. Had an excellent Manhattan with house made bitters. Nice wine list--affordable, tasty selections: we had a nice red from Washington state at $50, which for a downtown restaurant ain't bad! Sweetbreads had a nice flavor, but a hint over done. Charcuterie plate was so so--appreciated the artisanal factor, but not the best flavor. Nice beet salad. And the meat...what can you say? Delicious, red meat. Bone in strip was very good, but the ribeye was excellent! Our server recommended the chocolate chip bread pudding: awesome. Our server was spot on, nice guy, and he put up with us as we got drunker through dinner. Would recommend.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough we are not big beefAlthough we are not big beef eaters, we found pleanty of options on the menu. Everything we tried was tasty, well prepared and nicely presented. The Lobster Risotto appetizer was especially nice as was the sea scallop entree. Bread pudding was nice to share. We had enjoyed this place when they first opened but had not been back as we live in North County. It was worth the trip back and we were happy to see that they were still doing a great job.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of steaksGreat selection of steaks plus bone marrow as a side! Love the chefs counter4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service really stood outThe service really stood out to me during my most recent visit to Cowboy Star - the servers are attentive and go the extra mile. The food is always incredible, my favorite besides the meat is the mac and cheese, which has been prepared differently each time I've been. The cocktail menu offers a variety of great selections, my favorite is The Outlaw. All around, one of the best restaurants in town!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for my husband's birthday,We went for my husband's birthday, as he LOVES steak. He was in heaven. The drinks were delicious, and the steaks were beyond compare. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Definitely going back, but since it's pricier, we'll save it for another special occasion.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was the best steakhouseIt was the best steakhouse we have been to and we have been to many nice places in various cities around the country! Highly recommend this restaurant!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice time andWe had a very nice time and the service was exceptional. We each had steak. We agreed that we have had better steak other places, but it was still quite good. The highlight of the night was the chocolate bread pudding dessert. We would go back just for that alone.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak house in downtownBest steak house in downtown San Diego. Don't waste your time with Donovans or any of the other chains... this is the spot. Great inventive sides, solid service, in a cozy spot. Great for groups, can walk here from nearly any downtown hotel, blocks from after hours drinks. Been coming here for two years... and make a point of coming once a month or so.
Solid for work dinners, dates...3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat goodGreat food, after eating at Blue Point, Donovan's, and Island Prime... Cowboy Star was probably my favorite in terms of food and service (hard to beat the Island Prime view though). The steak was excellent and the bread pudding was the best I've had.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCowboy Good!Really cool place ... Decor was great, staff was very engaging. A definite must is to sit at the "Kitchen Table" - A bar facing into the kitchen and watch all the food prep. Had great conversations with head chef and owner at that spot. The food was outstanding - a filet cooked to perfection, asparagus that were delicious, and then finished with berries and sorbet to die for ... The owner told me about the special ranches that he gets his beef. Kinda cool!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the relaxed feelWe loved the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy – like a comfortable living room. The service was 5 star. Catering to all our needs at the perfect time. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Macaroni and Cheese was amazing and the Spring Mix salad was refreshing.– We enjoyed the flat iron steak as well as the top sirloin steak. Cooked as requested. Unique cocktails we're a surprise. Very enjoyable experience!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAll the elements, great foodAll the elements, great food focus, decor, service, server attire, music, yet all professional. Nails it!11/16/2012 12:00:00 AM