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About 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.
San Diego, CA 92128
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Bernardo Center Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.
Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak. Or classic items prepared in house and served on site.
Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
Private Party Facilities:
Two private dining rooms available holding up to 80 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Carvers Steaks & Chops Ratings and Reviews
as good as ever, even on Valentines Day. Filet mignon and lobster was the special for that evening and it was delicious. Service is always good there, even though it was busy we didn't feel rushed, in fact we told him when we were ready to have our entree's.
This is the first time in 15 years that Carvers has left me disappointed. I had very high standards considering all our previous visits in the past, I would have rated a solid five stars. I’m not sure if it’s under new ownership or new chefs but needless to say something has definitely changed. Our waiter seemed distracted or “new.” One thing I’ve always loved about Carvers is their excellent service. But not this time, maybe he was stretched too thin between all the tables he was waiting on. Our bread came out cold, without butter. I had to ask for the butter. My salad was terribly put together. I had to ask for a refill, instead of our waiter noticing my cup was empty the several times he’d stopped by our table (and not asking if I needed a refill.) I ordered my steak medium, however, it came out lukewarm in a gradient of medium, medium rare, and rare. I currently can’t eat rare meats, so I was annoyed. I received better food and service at Black Angus, which I considered a step down from Carvers. Maybe they’re not a step down after all. I gave our recent visit a three because my husband was happy with his meal. One positive, your creme brûlée was excellent. I probably won’t be coming back for a while. I’ll have to forget this recent experience in order for that to happen.
Food was just ok. Steak was cooked as requested but looked like it was sitting out for a while before being brought out. Calamari appetizer had too much "stuff" on top, distracting from the main flavor. Surprisingly, the wedge salad was the best part of the meal.
Overall dining experience was good, I had the 10oz prime rib, it was good, however the value was not worth 31.00 which included a side salad and bake potato. I can find a better value at other restaurants. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mine spending 50.00, for prime rib if the quality is there. I had to return my Caesar salad because the dressing so vinegary and bland. The server was very kind to replace it was a regular salad. However, it was prepared with just lettuce and bell peppers. No tamatoes or croutons. We dine out quit offen, however, we’ll have to skip carvers in the future until the quality of menu improves.
We were there for the early bird specials and the noise level was pretty high. Once they moved us to the patio area it was fine. The food and service are consistently good here. We like steak houses like this that have several smaller rooms partitioning off the people and sound and where they have very professional waitstaff.
This is the first dinner in awhile we have been comfortable and enjoyed our dinner. Food was very good although the early bird dinners keep getting smaller each time we visit. Very polite
staff and sitting on the back porch area was more comfortable than a booth in the main area.
I was really disappointed that even though I requested some special attention for a family member's birthday when making reservations on Open Table, the server did nothing special. So we just ordered a couple of desserts and told my grandson, "Happy Birthday". A big fat let down!
I don't know why Open Table bothers to ask if it's for a special occasion as this was the 2nd time it's happened that the special request was just blown off.
Carver's is one of our "go-to" restaurants. Their steaks are outstanding. We like the "whole meal" concept rather than the "a ls carte" menues at some of the higher end restaurants. The value is superb and the service flawless. We have been going to Carver's for many years and have recommended it to numerous friends and associates. So fer, I have had no complaints but a lot of compliments.
We were a party of three adults, two children, with a 7:30 reservation after a piano recital. It took a little while for our waiter to take our order, and it took even longer for the foods to arrive. By the time my nieces got their pasta dishes, it was already 8:30 (and we asked halfway through waiting for their food to come earlier since the younger one was starving). The kids food: the penne with butter came with a mound of penne in a bowl (the top portion was already cold) and a ball of butter on top that you have to mix in yourself - which was hard to do considering the pasta wasn't even hot. We had to ask twice for parmesan cheese for the pasta as our waiter kept forgetting. The mac n' cheese came in a plate, didn't even cover the plate (probably less than 1/3 of the portion of the penne), and my 10 year old niece said taste like from a box (and I agree with her). Didn't even finish that.
The adults food: wedge salad was good, soups (clam chowder & French onion) were good, but the steaks were not very good. Granted we just got back from Jackson Hole, having eaten lots of marvelous steaks from the awesome local ranches, but still... Even Carver's ribeye at medium rare was pretty tough, which is pretty sad for a steak house. For the price, we will not be back as there are plenty of other restaurants at that price range with much better steaks.
Wonderful dining experience. We were promptly seated at a table situated where we could converse and enjoy our meal. Our waiter Matteo was attentive, informative, and gave us appropriate attention. We thoroughly enjoyed the crab-stuff mushrooms as a shared appetizer. Both our meals (bone-in pork chop and prime rib) were expertly prepared. Would definitly order again. Will enjoy a meal at Carvers when we are in town again.
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