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Lou & Mickey's
Lou & Mickey's

Lou & Mickey's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.louandmickeys.com
  • Phone: (619) 237-4900
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great Patio with interesting appetizers and a killer Bloody Mary."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I had the crab cakes and my husband has steak. Both were way above par. Very good. Highly recommend. Not inexpensive though."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed the Filet Oscar, next time will have to try the 3 way! Thanks for a great night/dinner to celebrate our anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Far too expensive for variety and quality of food and wines."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good food and good service right at the entrance to the gaslamp. Fun to sit outside and watch the street life go bye."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was attentive and the management was full of great spirits! An excellent dinner. Many thanks!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Good food, Great location! Great place for food and cocktails close to the convention center. Fun outdoor environment to enjoy San Diego's great weather. Food is a mix between bar food and fancy nice food... "
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "the waiter was very helpful, love the old school feel, the steaks and fish we got plus the sides were tasty and juicy and cooked perfectly. Will come back very soon"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "For the money the food here was not all that great compared to some other restaurants that are much less expensive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was top notch. Our server frequently checked on us and made sure we were content with the food. He made suggestions as appropriate. We called ahead to make sure it was kid friendly. My definition of kid friendly is a dedicated kid's menu. They did not have a kid's menu but gave us a few verbal options."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was beautiful and looked much like I would have found an upscale speakeasy from years past. Further, the ambiance was great with darks woods, stained glass and a beautiful bar. One would expect Frank Sinatra to have hung out and dined at such a place. The service was excellent and our waiter Ben was outstanding. I had the Mahi Mahi and my wife had the steak. The fish was fair but the filet my had was amazing! Best steak I've tasted in years. We'll worth the price if the meal. The sides were great, made for two, and drinks were smooth. I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for an elegant dinner or even a casual lunch. It's proximity in the Gas Lamp area is great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "After a long day, we had a fabulous evening. Food and service was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Good wedge salad to start. "Kansas-style" bone-in New York Strip might have been the best I've ever had - and I've had a lot. Creamed spinach was too leafy to my taste, as I prefer it to be chopped more finely. Dinner rolls were amazing - hot and fresh."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the staff, especially our waiter, was awesome. The restaurant itself is nice and in a great location. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The restaurant was suggested to us by employees at Lowes Coronado Resort and they were very helpful in acquiring reservations for us. The food was fantastic and the staff was not only helpful but also very friendly and funny. I would recommend this great spot to anyone interested in a relaxed, fun and delicious night!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014