Lou & Mickey's
Lou & Mickey's

Lou & Mickey's

  • 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: 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
Lou & Mickey's reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (36)notable wine list (33)fit for foodies (31)romantic (31)neighborhood gem (28)great for lunch (18)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (11)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Solid Steak Place
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A good meat and potatoes steakhouse with a lot of character.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasions!
    woopsdz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I surprised my husband with dinner at Lou and Mickey's for his birthday. They serve warm sourdough bread that melts in your mouth. I had the field greens salad to staft. Very fresh and I asked for ranch instead of the house dressing. For my entree, I had the 8 oz. filet mignon...one of the best I've ever had. I had it prepared medium well and it was perfect. Seasoning was wonderful. My husband had the Atlantic salmon served with a port wine reduction and loved it. We shared garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed corn. Delicious! We will definitely return in the future. They are currently renovating part of the restaurant. We ate inside but they have a huge patio that I bet would be nice to sit on during the evening and people watch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Construction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everything was great overall. Would have appreciated being informed about the bar renovation in progress. thought the restaurant was closed as i approached it. the temporary entrance was also not clearly marked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Feedback
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I was really impressed with the quality of the staff and service along with the ambiance of the place. It was a great place to bring a group and the food was amazing! I booked this on Open Table and took a chance with a large group. Wow! We all loved this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic Dining by Convention Center
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I actually ate at Lou & Mickey's twice during a recent convention. Lunch was inside -- and it was very noisy. The food was fresh and delicious. I had the Crab Louie Salad. Went back for dinner and ate outside. Very pleasant indeed. Great steak perfectly cooked. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Tcaff
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We went to Lou and Mickey's on a Sunday night after walking past it the night before. Boy what a great decision. Located under the sign that welcomes you into the gaslamp district. It was one of the best meals I've ever had. In town for a professional conference, I dined with 3 of my staff and my gal and we all enjoyed fresh peruvian scallops, oysters from New Zealand, prime steaks, lamb, lobster, and local fresh fish. Everyone raved about the service and the food quality. I have recommended the restaurant to at least 10 others that were at the conference and each of them that went told me "that was the best meal I've had in quite a while." What can I say? I know how to pick them! Definitely recommend Lou and Mickey's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good night at Lou and Mickey's
    drs13
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a great evening at Lou And Mickey's. The rolls were a sourdough style and very good. The bisque and chowder were both exceptional. My cohort had steak and remarked how good it was and I had the Mahi Mahi which was prepared well. We had the half of a mashed potatoes side and the broccoli side, The half portion was all that 2 people needed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Kendelmm
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a great time and great food! Our waiter was very attentive and the managers were great too. I brought in a cake for my moms birthday and they were very helpful with keeping the surprise. We all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as usual!!!
    Mobo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Lou & Mickey's always amazes!!!! Even gave my hubby a free dessert for his birthday!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome eatery with good service
    4Chaos
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fine dining, good location. Offers valet service, but nice to walk the Gaslamp.. Will definately return..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food
    Hatrick
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Steaks were badly over cooked. What they called char broiled was actually badly burnt and tough. Steaks were not seasoned either. We were sat on patio right by door which was hitting my fiancées chair every time it opened. Bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WayneAZVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great raw bar and appetizers'. My favorite dinner, is a dozen oysters, salad and a couple of appetizer's in lieu of a full entrée. Occasionally, enjoy having one of their great steaks or seafood entree's. My favorite restaurant in the Gas Lamp District.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good place to go
    tktoutdinner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    we had some friends coming from Mexico and they love it all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-concert dinner
    foodieheaven
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We arrived early for dinner prior to a concert. I fully expected to wait in the bar area. I was told the bar area was full and if I did not mind, I would be seated at my reserved table. No problem. Dinner was stress free. I don't think that side dishes (French fries) should be an added fee however. I understand if the sides are unique but a potato doesn't cost that much! Everything else was perfect. We've talked about it for several days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tourist spot
    Dmonty413VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It is in a great spot in the gaslamp quarter. Great outdoors eating and excellent service. My halibut was a little overlooked but everything else was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Food
    Chewie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my second time dining at Lou and Mickey's and we ordered the same thing. Bone-in ribeye and Seafood platter. The seafood is fresh, the ribeye was cooked to perfection. Everything was great. We did enjoy the first experience better though. I felt like I was working a lot harder for the seafood the second time. There is also a variety of sauces that comes with the platter. I wish it was explained to us what goes well with what. Overall, it was a great experience though and I would definitely visit again the next time I am in town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food. Steak cooked properly and very tasty. Favorite part was the caramel apple crisp.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Nice service but...
    MehhhVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As the title says food was good. Service by Ashley was exceptional. Prices are exorbitant. Thing Las Vegas Casino Steakhouse. Too many other options in The Gaslamp to return for me.
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  • Lou & Mickey's is Gaslamp's finest.
    desertbird
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Incredible raw bar, delicious, reasonable cocktails, and some off the best prime cuts San Diego has to offer. Their menu includes new cuts like a "bone-in filet" as well as the classic "baseball sirloin" which is not a very common cut anymore. I've had them both, and they rank tied for #1 on my list of favorites here. L&M's is the place my wife and I prefer when we do Gaslamp, and this last trip we brought some friends whom were equally impressed. Dress nice, enjoy the ambience, then grab your Chargers jersey and finish the night off in the quarter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY Style Steak House in SD
    PDSdinesout
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    There are several optioins now in the vibrant and youthful Gas Lamp Disctrict of San Diego - Steaks and Seafood are moderatley priced and you will enjoy yourself - I wish I could put this in the Morton's catagory but I can't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money.
    NancyJo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were seated outside at a table with a dirty tablecloth. Since we were completely ignored by the waitstaff for the first 15 minutes we were there, I had time to clean it myself. When the waiter took our drink order it turned out that they did not have the wine on hand that we requested. The food was very good, and the waiter (once he waited on us) was great. However, I would have expected a better overall experience for the hundreds of dollars we spent there. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a great steak house!
    musiczman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    a really great find in downtown san diego! the food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. it does get a little noisy at times but overall, an amazing experience for anyone that remembers what a great steakhouse should look like and be. this place is it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old time feel
    Kazoo223
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best known for its beef/steaks. Ambience was great. Service excellent! Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidWashIngtonVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had been here last year and this is the reason that we came back for our vacation this year. Turns out, once was enough. We actually had the same server and she was wonderful. HOWEVER-- my crab cakes were horrible and undercooked. My spouses steak was over done. The bread rolls were not fully cooked and the butter was frozen (not a good combination). The mac and cheese appetizer was not bad. Overall, going here once is great, but as a place to return to-- nope. Lots of other places in the Gaslamp area to eat at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak!
    GrubberVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had dinner here on a sat night. Place was busy but service was excellent. We had a delay in getting our steaks so manager apologized and gave us free appetizer and drinks. Steaks were some of the best we've ever had. Will Definately go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • abananas
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love that we can get excellent, fresh seafood and steak here. Everything was cooked perfect and all the sauces for our food was amazing. To top off our enjoyable dinner, our waiter (Juan) was very attentive, gave great recommendations, and was able to handle our picky group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was expensive, but excellent! Our waiter was attentive, friendly and professional. It did get a little noisy as the crowd built and it was difficult to hear each other across the table in our party of 6
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeterB11558
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great meal and outstanding service. We had our meal at the end of the Lunch service (3:30PM reservation), with a very attentive staff. Dined in outdoor garden, with hustle and bustle of city (railroad crossing gate) and near convention center and baseball stadium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anothergreatone
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a very expensive dinner. However, the food was top notch and the service outstanding. A great variety of chilled shellfish. Top grade beef.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Birthday Dinner
    MariaB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our second time having dinner at Lou & Mickey's and it was absolutely fantastic. We started with the goat cheese and roasted garlic appetizer (amazing), then my husband had the baseball cut filet and I had the filet three-way (three different sauces). I had a wonderful grasshopper drink that tasted exactly like an Andes Mint and he had the Shark's Tooth (tropical drink). They let him select any dessert he wanted on the house for his birthday, so we split their sundae (homemade vanilla and chocolate ice cream, fudge sauce and carmelized pecans). Everything was wonderful and the service was top-notch. We will make this a regular stop when we are down in San Diego for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sub-par for the price
    JeffA
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have been to many Prime Steak restaurants and don't mind paying for a really awesome meal, but the just was not up to the standard that we expect for a $50 steak (with sides extra). Don't get me wrong, it was a _good_ steak, and the service was _good_, but both lacked sizzle. If this were a $30 steak (including sides) it would be rated higher. Just one more thing... the martini had two olives, which is somewhat of a faux pas for martini lovers.
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  • Excellent cook
    MarDeg50
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Hi. This place is in a busy downtown area between buildings very close to train station and the Convention Center, with some attractive view. So, It isn't it's a little noisy and then a lot of people walking around great if you like to see a lot of peoples when you enjoying your meal.I make a reservationI am beginning to find something at the Coronado. I thought I going to be at the Coronado Lou,..when I figured it out its in a downtown I just leave it there and I'll come over.Great New Orleans Shrimps appetizer I recommended! Great parking $15.French onion soup I ask for not 2 heavy stuff, was to cheese for me. Homeless man stop and bother for quick group Glass of chardonnay great w file Mignon a baked 2 big potato & asparagus.Total $150.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience All Around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Lou & Mickey's was the best dining experience that I have had in a long time! The food was great, the service was great, the drinks were great...really, EVERYTHING was great! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who can afford it! Definitely worth the price though!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Steaks
    DinDin4meVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    If you are into steaks this is the place to be. Had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection (rare and juicy). Service was outstanding. Our waiter very well versed in wine selection and the steaks on hand. I was disappointed that Lou & Mickey's did not offer hot lava cake on the dessert menu. Slight oversight, overall experience was well worth it. Thanks Lou & Mickey's for a fabulous steak din din!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steaks!
    boscobelanger1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The steaks here are awesome! We made a reservation at the last minute and they honored it even though we were 15 minutes late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 547 reviews are from the Lou & Mickey's reviews archive.
  • Gaslamp Finest
    chill1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I thought the Service was awesome. The staff was very Friendly and accommodating, the manager even helped me tie my Bow Tie so needless to say he went above and beyond for a customer. It was my wife and I 8th year anniversary and the waiter took note of that and made an extra effort to ensure that we had a wonderful dinning experience. The food was excellent & I would recommend anyone to visit. We had an 20oz bone - in Rib Eye and it was cooked to perfection. Bravo Guys
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Took a group or work colleagues. Food is terrific and high quality. Great wine list with impressive display. The staff was professional and friendly, our waiter made it fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So happy they are open during SDCC!
    FrankW
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Was excited to see that during my trip to Comic Con this year they were open again. With cnet buying them out for the last few years to use as their headquarters, it had been a number of disappointing trips to SD. But back to normal, and hopefully for a few years! Great food, excellent crab cake, I was in heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate