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
123 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)great for outdoor dining (64)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (37)romantic (35)notable wine list (34)hot spot (25)great for lunch (22)scenic view (17)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (13)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lou & Mickey's is Gaslamp's finest.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
  • 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
  • Finally open again!
    epik73
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KevinD
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always enjoy it! Food and service very consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Consistent!
    plernerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is consistently good and although I've only eaten steak there, the menu is large and offers other choices which I'm sure are wonderful. The service is great from the time you walk in the door. The location is terrific because Lou and Mickey's is located at the beginning of the Gaslamp district. They are close to where the action is, but not in the middle of the chaos especially on a weekend night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.