Carvers Steaks & Chops

Carvers Steaks & Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://carverssteak.com/
  • Phone: 858-485-1262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Cisneros
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak. Or classic items prepared in house and served on site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining rooms available holding up to 80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Bruce Cook 8584851262x
  • Entertainment: Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bernardo Center Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
A word from Carvers Steaks & Chops
Welcome to Carvers Steaks and Chops - a San Diego restaurant committed to the tradition of the big-city steakhouse without the big-city price or the big-city drive.

Located in the community of Rancho Bernardo, Carvers is the perfect stop for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the entire family in to sample some of our award-winning prime rib, choice steaks, seafood options, and meals for the kids, we will cater to your every need.

Visit us and experience our array of dining options, live entertainment, and top-notch service. Carvers Steaks & Chops - voted one of North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouses twelve years running.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Carvers Steaks & Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)neighborhood gem (47)good for groups (24)romantic (21)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (6)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • great neighborhood steakhouse
    Sheba
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We booked Mother's Day early afternoon and starting with reservation (which I changed headcount 4 times)they were very accommodating. We were 12 people and wanted to be seated in the sunroom since restaurant is rather dark. Our server, Adam, was pleasant and despite being a busy holiday, our service was excellent. Prime Rib was delicious, stuffed halibut was moist and tasty. Avoid crab stuffed mushrooms. They were covered in thick, gooey cheese. Portion sizes are large so many of us took home leftovers. Desserts were big enough to share. Bonus is that this restaurant is quiet so even on a busy holiday we were able to enjoy conversation at our table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like meat...
    Kasers12
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Carver's is your place!!! I arranged for a group of 16 to have lunch at Carver's on Mother's Day. They were very accommodating and kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy experience
    Patty
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We were delighted with this wonderful restaurant. The staff were efficient, friendly and accommodating to our elderly guest. Food was served very promptly, and it was the best steak I've had in as long as I can remember. Wine recommendation from the staff was perfect. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Mixed Bag!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This restaurant was a bit of a surprise. First, while in a shopping center, it was hard to find - we had to resort to our GPS. Second, the exterior is old and not particularly well maintained. Third, the interior is very dated and rather unappealing. While the outside temperature was in the 90's, the inside fireplace was roaring ablaze! Even with these negative beginnings, the food was topnotch particularly the prime rib. Our dinner was quite reasonably priced given the quality and quantity provided. Finally, the service left something to be desired as our original waiter was pulled off our table to attend to a larger group.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • David
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was really good and our server Erika was awesome.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carver's dinner
    katab
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The prime rib was amazing! As were the crab legs and all of the sides! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sad goodbye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    after two glasses with lipstick and tough rack of lamb and poor service the two times before that we decided it is not worth it anymore.have ben going there since it was the hungry hunter it has changed but not to the better
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    IrishLass
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I believe our waiter was Paul and he was very informative, attentive,and welcoming. Made our Easter dining a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carvers
    Carvers
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We liked our meals. Great bread attentive service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday!
    Greg
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    had a very nice family dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. Always an excellent experience here, and the food is always first rate! The Thirteen dollar Tuesdays are also a real bargain. Limited menu and wine selection for $13 items, but great meals!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably better a bit later
    bestlater
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Went for the prime rib special and the meal was not as good as last time. Think we will next time go on a different day and a later time to avoid the rush and stick to the main menu. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The Open Face Prime Rib sandwich is my favorite when I visit Carvers. It has never disappointed me!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Rozay
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This place was amazing! I took my wife here for our anniversary and she loved it as much as I did. The best steak I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service!
    Tina
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great mature audience, delicious food, quick and professional service. I love that I can dine in an atmosphere with no screaming kids sitting next to me. What more would anyone need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Senior Special
    Skeeter
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great place and always excellent quality. Enjoy their Senior Special, Early Bird dining on Tuesday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 92nd Birthday celebration.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Thank you for the perfect private corner to celebrate my Mother's 92nd Birthday. The Waitress had a sparkling personality. We have used this Carver's for all our Family celebration Dinner's. Best steaks served in town! Mrs. John Oddone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a very nice Restaurant
    dvrdine
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is a very nice Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo. We usually go once a week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Queenie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This place was great, wonderful service, tasty food & lovely wine list. After dinner we went into the bar to listen to the live band & even danced some. We will most definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak Options
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    If you like Steak, this is worth a visit. Many options and sizes for all appetites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a terrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    had a terrible experience at the restaurant. we got to the place early and our entire party of 10 was not all present so decided to get cocktails at the bar. also was overcharged for tax on the entire bill that was over $ 350.00 and they reimbursed us with cash. very sad customer service!!! will definitely not be coming back or recommending restaurant.
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  • Outstanding taste!
    Fred
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Six of us dined. The prime rib and filets were outstanding. Great salads too: Something that is normally not notable, but here it certainly was. Even the sides stood out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    sikta
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The garlic cheesebread was excellent, as was the au gratin potatoes. Our steaks were over done but the management quickly rectified this and were overly generous in making sure we were happy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond excellent
    Carnivore
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Everything about our experience fromt he service to the food was beyond excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the prime rib here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I love the prime rib here! The romaine salad that comes with the meal is fantastic and always get the au gratin potatoes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30+ Years
    GuyKristineParker
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    In 1982 this establishment was called Hungry Hunter, now Carvers. We dine here twice a year. We started dining here in 1982. The low noise, nice fire place, and upscale service has remained consistent for 30+ years, even with the name change. We share the large filet mignon with hollandaise sauce and remember our kids we brought here over the years. Although they are married and moved away we can still feel them with us. So, the two nights we choose now are their wedding anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service was awesome!!
    secretblossom
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We loved everything about this place. The food was amazing, service was great and reasonable prices. I can't wait to go bavk!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    First time experience for us and our guest. We both enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to others and we look forward to returning. T McGuire
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Good and the Bad
    Enzo
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The reception and food were great, but the service was almost non-existent. The waiter took our non-working candle, and never returned with a replacement; they ran out of their seafood special and it was only 6 pm; our water and tea glasses were empty most of the time; we were never asked if we would like more wine, and the waiter never came near so that we could ask; we requested more bread and it never came; my granddaughter ordered soup and it never arrived (again, we in a remote seating area, so we couldn't wave down the waiter unless we got up and chased him down); and it seemed to take forever after we were through eating to have the table cleared. We were very dissatisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Failed
    Rick
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A birthday dinner for 7 people was spoiled by poor service and a failed kitchen. Thus is a steak house and billed as fine dining. 5 people ordered steaks and 4 of the orders were over cooked. The server was mechanical and did just the bare minimum. She appeared bored and wanting to be elsewhere. The manager offered to re cook the steaks but we declined as that just messed up the whole meal. How did they handle this major steakhouse screw up...comp a bottle of wine, a meal, offer a return trip at a discount no but threw some deserts we did not want on the table and then literally threw utensils on the table and walked away. Very sad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Dissapoints
    Zacsdad31
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great Steakhouse for when you want something better than Outback but not as $$$$$ as Morton's or Ruth's Chris. Food and service are always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining in Rancho Bernardo
    sdlady
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My friend and I reserved a table for two at 5:15 p.m. We were surprised to find Carvers quite busy at that hour. It was due to the early-bird specials, of which we had not been aware. We did not take advantage of the special menu; we ordered off the appetizer list. My Cajun lamb chops and spinach salad were delicious; my friend enjoyed the clam chowder and the ahi and avocado stack. We would order these items again and highly recommend Carvers!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wrong steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I Was there with my girlfriend. We each ordered a filet mignon and Hers was perfect and mine was not even a filet mignon. The server had brought me a well done ny strip when I asked for a medium rare filet. It took about 20 minutes for the error to be corrected. My girlfriend had to eat valentines dinner by herself. Then I had to eat by myself while she sat there and watched. Dinner took 90 minutes. Our server never really did anything but say "sorry, but it tasted good right?". He should have offered maybe a complimentary desert for the mishap? Perhaps a discounted beverage?I just hate to spend over 100$ on dinner and have this happen. The food was good but I would rather spend my 100$ elsewhere next time.
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  • Great evening out
    out4dinner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food and service were terrific. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food.....but service is slow
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My wife and I decided to go out the night before Valentines Day to avoid the rush and craziness. I have always enjoyed the steaks and prime rib at Carvers and we decided it was a good choice........well we happened to be seated near a party of 12 that was quite loud and boistrous but the worst part was the large party required most of our waiters time......we waited for everything much longer than we should have....i.ncluding being told the bottle of wine we ordered wasn't available (20 minutes).Once again I think the food is good here but avoid this resturaunt at peak times and when big parties have taken the attention of the staff
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I coordinate an annual management
    JAC66
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I coordinate an annual management system audit for my company and it is a must that we bring the auditors here for dinner and drinks. Everyone had a great time as usual enjoying good food and drink and, hey, we passed the audit again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grammie's Birthday
    Rjc2021
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Cravers has a great central location and easy freeway access. The wait staff provided a wonderful level of service that was attentive without being overbearing. We had our two well mannered Grandson in attendance, ages 7 & 9, I was surprised when the kids menu appeared with a wide variety of items that included ribs that the older one loved. The adults ordered a wide variety of of entrees including one of the two Chef's Specials, everything was prepared perfectly. My Prime Rib was excellent, I only wish I'd have ordered the next larger cut. Carvers provided the location, food and beverages and level of service for Grammie's Birthday we will always remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Busy
    King
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We were a bit slow to get seated from our reservation time, but they communicated the status very well. I believe this was mostly due to being busier than expected and guests were slow to leave. The service was very good even though busy and the prime rib was fantastic. I'd go again to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.