Lou & Mickey's
Lou & Mickey's

Lou & Mickey's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.louandmickeys.com/
  • Phone: 6192374900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11:30 AM - 4:00pm PM
    -NO VALET DURING LUNCH-

    DINNER:
    SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    FRIDAY- SATURDAY: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Lou & Mickey's can accomodate groups from 12-400. 2 private dining spaces, custom menus for sit-down dinners & receptions. Perfect for corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners & graduations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: L Street
  • Public Transit: Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available in front of restaurant. Parking also available on the street and at several parking lots within one block of the restaurant.
A word from Lou & Mickey's
Gaslamp's "Favorite Steakhouse" is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from Petco Park. Join us for famous steaks, choice seafood, and exotic drinks.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Lou & Mickey's reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since March 30 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)great for outdoor dining (51)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (36)romantic (36)notable wine list (27)hot spot (23)great for lunch (19)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • Amazing!!!!
    drum
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    L&m showed my wife an amazing dinner during h e r bday and comic-con saturday. Foods amazing, view was even better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food amid the ComicCon chaos!
    DowntowndinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great view and even better food during ComicCon! Service was prompt even with the crowd.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally open again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've been attending the San Diego comic con for 9 years straight now and have always eaten at Lou and Mickey's across from the convention center ,unfortunately for the last few years the restaurant has rented out the building to a video game company for promotion during the convention,I was very happy that this year on preview night we were able to enjoy a meal at our favorite San Diego restaurant Lou and Mickeys.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place consistant food
    luvefood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I have the breaded chicken breast which is outstanding not in menu have waitress ask the chef
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KevinD
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always enjoy it! Food and service very consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    divadev8
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Lou & Mickey's never disappoints! Delicious food, the wait staff is very attentive and the dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives are on point!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great drinks, good food
    sdco1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One of our favorite upscale places. greats drinks and atmosphere, but the last visit the food seems to have slipped a bit. caprese salad was good, but grilled artichoke was so chewy it was almost inedible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Diego Convention Ctr 'Go To'
    kmapsmith
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I've attended a User Conference in San Diego for many years and can always count on Lou & Mickey's, located a short walk from the Convention Center. Whether you have a meeting with one other or a group of 10, you will be seated promptly, have great service, and get great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD FIND
    catherinel
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our second trip to Lou & Mickey's, a wonderful locally owned steakhouse at the entrance to the Gaslamp District in San Diego. The menu is fairly traditional, with the things you would expect from a good steakhouse, but being right by the water, their fish and seafood were fresh and the selections varied. The service was friendly and attentive, and I like the traditional old-style steakhouse décor-- dark wood and dim lights, though it doesn't feel at all dated. A great steakhouse in one of San Diego's most energetic neighborhoods. We visit San Diego a few times a year and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Steak, crab, scalloped potatoes were all delicious! But, the service was pretty bad. It took forever for the server to take out order. We even told him we were ready to order and he said he will come back in a few minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun way to enjoy the Gaslamp
    Want2havefun
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great Patio with interesting appetizers and a killer Bloody Mary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food poor service
    Jodes89
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was amazing and wonderful but the service left much to be desired. We were dissappointed. The server at the table next to us,however, was wonderfully attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cpeterson
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    If you enjoy a good steak, great service, beauftiful location then you need to come here. We won't eat steak at other restaurants because it just doesn't measure up. We have tried other meals here but we come here mostly for the steak or to stop in for a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Enjoyed the Filet Oscar, next time will have to try the 3 way! Thanks for a great night/dinner to celebrate our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Luvagoodmeal
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I had the crab cakes and my husband has steak. Both were way above par. Very good. Highly recommend. Not inexpensive though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good and reasonably priced
    PNSF
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Was here for lunch two times during a very large convention. One time with reservation, one time without. Both times, no issue getting a larger table and the overall experience was great. Food is priced reasonably for being located in front of a convention center. Burger and steaks are very good, actually. There are some bar like restaurants nearby that do not offer this quality but charge similarly or even higher. Atmopshere is nice. Service was not always fast, but very friendly. The noise level is still ok for talking some business but there might be quieter places for this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Covenient location to Conv. Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was a good place for a business lunch. The clam chowder was very good, the linguini and claims was just OK. My lunch party had the salmon special and commented that it was very good also. Service was good with one exception - the waiter took a long time to deliver the bill and return my credit card. This was probably due to the lunch rush. I would return to this restaurant and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Far too expensive for variety and quality of food and wines.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service; trolley bells
    PowayFamilyDiners
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and service were tremendous, and we really enjoyed having dinner at Lou & Mickey's before a Padres game. The only negative, and it's not really the restaurant, is the constant ringing of the trolley bells. Of course, we were there at rush hour on Friday, so it was a worst case scenario. That said, the food was the best we've had in a long time. My daughter's filet mignon was as tender and flavorful as I've ever had (she let us taste it), our seafood was really good, and my other daughter's pasta and shrimp was very good. Appetizers were also delicious. If you want a special night out (and don't mind spending a bit more than for a run-of-the-mill restaurant), this is the place to go downtown.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and amazing staff!
    PartyOf5
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Our server was attentive and the management was full of great spirits! An excellent dinner. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun People watching
    Sosing
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good food and good service right at the entrance to the gaslamp. Fun to sit outside and watch the street life go bye.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Class in the Busy Gaslamp
    PurpleGrin
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a great time here! Class, elegance and peace in a fairly busy part of town. Awesome food, prepared perfectly. Staff was attentive and competent without being too much. I had stopped in here for a drink before and always wanted to hit it for dinner. Glad I did.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After Graduation Celebration
    teachermom1954VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We attended my daughter's graduation from National University and the parking lot was just jammed trying to get out so we decided to stay and eat something then try to leave. We went on OPEN TABLE and found Lou and Mickey's which was just a few steps away from where we were. Made the reservation and walked over. The place was amazing. It was like stepping back into history. Food was great, service was great also. We asked for a booth and at first they put us up by a station that was very busy so we asked to be changed which they did very quickly with no hassle. We enjoyed our celebration dinner very much and would go back again when we are in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for dinning downtown
    Nek24
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Waiter was great, not overbearing at all but still very attentive. Was able to pick a PERFECT pairing to both my girlfriends and my own meal. (Salmon and a new york strip) The only part of the meal that was not 5 star was the side of macaroni that we got, it was good but not great. The girlfriend said the salmon was VERY fresh, but still a little dry but she finished it all because it was still good. I had no complaints, blue cheese crust was by far what blew me away. I have never had that much blue cheese on a steak before (I am a HUGE fan of cheese haha). The steak was cooked perfectly and I barely needed the knife to cut through it...melt in your mouth. I loved Lou and Mickey's and will be sure to come here everytime I am in the gaslamp.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went here while visiting San Diego for my husband's birthday. It was recommended by friends. Food was fabulous. My filet was one of the best things I've eaten in a long while. Very tender and full of flavor. My husband got steak and lobster and both were wonderful. The lobster was perfectly done. Service was great. Wine was off the charts (Turley Zin 2005). We made a poor decision to sit in the area by the windows. It was very loud and didn't provide much atmosphere, which is important to me when I'm dropping money on a meal. The rest of the restaurant probably would have provided that for us, but I didn't want to move after we had already started our meal. We are not "those people". We would go here again and would recommend it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a night!
    MOManAL
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    It started with showing up 30 minutes for our reservation and being told it was not a problem and we were seated immediately. The service was amazing. We ordered the mozzarella appetizer, crab bisque, 8 oz filet. All cooked to perfection. I would recommend this place without any hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • June 2
    June2nd
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Close to our hotel (Hyatt). Anthony did a great job taking care of our group of 6. Held the appetizers that some ordered as their meal. Drinks filled, food on time, nice job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Lou & Mickey's!
    KDKStar
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Whether making a reservation (online), calling to confirm, or showing up slightly early to see if we could go ahead with our reservation, Lou & Mickey's staff was very friendly. The food was delicious and the waitress was very knowledgeable about different items on the menu. Loved sitting outside and the staff was prompt in turning on the heaters as the air cooled quickly. The only slightly negative side was the delay in getting our food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food and serve we very average for a restaurant of this price level. Service was slow, waiter messed up our bill. The food came out cold. The Crab Louie salad came out in large pieces (ie, full slices of back, full leaves of lettuce, 1/2 egg) very hard to eat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top recommendation
    KennyMac
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Booked a table on a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. Wonderful, attentive service without being overbearing. The food was outstanding, one starter, goat cheese with roasted garlic was immense , the other, beautiful tuna, really was heavenly. Entree steaks were cooked to perfection. Presentation was excellent. This is really a restaurant where everyone is at the top of their game, congratulations and thank you for a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    prodiner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was our second dining experience at Lou and Mickey's and it was just as great as the first! My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and greatly enjoyed the experience. Our reserved table was waiting for us with the flowers I ordered and the food as before was outstanding! The staff were friendly and very accommodating. With many restaurants in the Gas Lamp district to choose from, Lou and Mickey's stands out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for two... But four is more.
    PaleoLvr
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great steaks and the seafood platters are amazing. Been there as a couple and it was wonderful. Doubled up this time and had a blast. On a warm night the outside patio is the place, as long as you don't mind the occasional ring ring from the trolly or the pedicabs blasting their music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always happy at Lou & Mickey's
    foodie4sureVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I've never been here and not elated with the food. Awesome. I had the BBQ shrimp appetizer which is in the best sauce i've ever had. So very tasty, also had the calamari that was good. I had the wedge salad, could have had a bit more dressing, cheese and "stuff" on it (it was pretty bland and 99% a wedge only).........but I didn't come here for the salad. My steak was mouth watering. My mouth still waters up thinking about it. I highly recommend Lou & Mickey's to anyone looking for a higher class, awesome dinner downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation Dinner
    SanDiegoMike
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went to Lou & Mickeys to celebrate a college graduation with a family of four. We arrived a little early but were seated immediately. Drinks came quickly and the calamari appetizer was excellent. Everyone ordered steaks and without exception they were delicous and cooked to order. Overall a very good dinner but you pay for it in the end. I will also note that when we arrived, it was still happy hour and we were seated near the bar which was pretty loud. Not the best but not anything really different than any other busy bar at that time and after awhile that noise quieted down. I like this place and would recommend for a business dinner or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blupast2
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Wife & I ate at another local, well-known steak house a couple nights before trying Lou & Mickeys. We were looking for another good steak place, as this would be our last night in San Diego before flying home. The hotel concierge recommended two places, one of which was L&M. The 8 oz. filet I had was cooked perfectly, as was the NY strip and shrimp my wife ordered. The grilled asparagus was great. We ate outdoors on L&M's patio and enjoyed people watching during dinner. Staff was professional, courteous, & attentive. We definitely recommend Lou & Mickeys and we will most certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    DanieX
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My family and I very much enjoyed cebrating Mother's Day at Lou & Mickeys. It was our first time eating at L&M and we recieved great service. Our waitress was very nice and very accommodating which We all appreciated because good service is hard to come by.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honestly Just Average Food
    TakeMyAdviceVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was just fair. We had the cod fish fry. The cod was fine but it was encased in batter that was more like dough. I think the cost is way more than the food should get. However, the Gaslamp District is a tourist area. It says valet parking but there isn't any except for in the evening. We paid $12 just to park in a ramp and walk a couple of blocks to the restaurant. I cannot recommend Lou & Mickey's.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school dining
    LocalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We found this place on open table. But after walking we realized there are so many new trendy places to eat in the gaslamp I'm not sure I'd go here again. Quite old school. Server was nice but runners delivered us wrong food and the timing was way off. We ordered several courses and they came at one time we were rushed, and eating cold soup. My husband said the steak was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good food!
    LovethewinecountryVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We went to Lou & Mickey's on a Wednesday night and it was packed. The hostess said I had requested outdoor dining and I had never requested outdoors. She then seated us just outside the kitchen. We requested to be moved away from the kitchen doors and they accommodated us. It started out a little crazy as it was so loud, we had to yell at each other. Once we were served our cocktails and some of the tables cleared, it became much more enjoyable. We all started with salads which were great and then both my husband and I had salmon which was cooked perfectly. Our friend had crab cakes which he loved. We had sides of spinach and french fries which were great and finished the meal with coffee. The service and the food were great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks in San Diego
    Linda
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We love good steak and have eaten at the best steak house in every major city. Lou & Mickey's is a must eat restaurant for us whenever we're in San Diego. My husband always gets the Prime Bone-in Ribeye and always get the Prime Bone-in Filet. Every time they are cooked to perfection, season perfectly, and so tender you could cut them with a butter knife. The service is always good and the location right on 5th Street in the Gaslamp District is great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate