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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
This was my first time at Carvers for dinner with a couple friends. Everyone was friendly and service was excellent. We each enjoyed our salads and entrees from the early bird option. They were tasty and well prepared. The bread was a bit airy and the cheesecake dessert was incredibly sweet so these two items were disappointing to us. For such a fine dining restaurant, you might want to reconsider your bread option and offer a better tasting cheesecake. But, we will be back.
The steaks are wonderful almost Mortons level at half the price when you consider you also include a salad or soup and an generous vegetable with the meal. The only things a touch not so good was we were fed so fast we were only there about 30 minutes and would have prefered more time to dine. We will be back. May have to just order slower or ask server to wait to put entree in. I love this place and the value is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have been to Carvers many times, but I have to say that we were very disappointed in our Thanksgiving dinner. The salad and soup were fine, but the bread was a bit dry. The dinner was cold. We asked that they warm it up, but they replaced both of our meals. When it returned, the meal was hot but not good. The turkey was dry and mixed light and dark meat... more dark than light. The dark was on the bottom so you didn't realize it was mostly dark until you started eating. Not much flavor. The potatoes were o.k. but very small serving. Couldn't find any stuffing... a few walnuts. The beans were way overcooked.... to the point of being mushy.
We were given pumpkin pie free of charge because we asked that the meal be heated. At least a small gesture. We did NOT complain to the waitress after the meal was returned to us hot as my husband hates to complain to the staff, but he will not want to go back. :(
The dinner was not even sort of worth almost $30.00 a plate. I can't remember the exact cost... maybe $28.00 a plate? Very disappointed.
We patronize Carver's regularly, mostly at off-peak hours and love the quiet atmosphere, good food and professional service.
Well --- Thanksgiving day was anything but quiet. (I love the noise level grade of "Energetic"): pandemonium would have been closer to the mark. The food and service were still very good, but the acoustics, crowded together tables, and noise level were not good. We will not be back on another holiday occasion.
Everything was excellent but the food. My prime rib and potato arrived lukewarm, almost cool. I was hungry and proceeded to eat, but the taste and pleasure were affected. My fellow guests were more pleased. As host, I was disappointed that something so obvious and important as serving temperature was neglected.
A few friends suggested Carver’s Steakhouse. I have to say this was one of the best steaks I ever had. I chose the 14 oz Chicago cut ribeye, medium rare. It was cooked perfectly, juicy, and bursting with flavor. I would definitely go back. The accompanying port wine glaze was equally delicious.
Dinner is always good. When it is busy, service is more relaxed than typical. One of us ordered the small filet... perfect as always. The other took the special filet (bacon-wrapped, blue cheese and port wine reduction) -- steak ordered medium rare came out rare. Server returned to kitchen and brought it back medium... acceptable. Manhattans and martinis are shaken... so expect ice chips. We skipped dessert, and settled for coffee. A nice evening; always a favorite spot!
We were a party of three with a 1:00 reservation. Arrived fifteen minutes early and were promptly seated. Comfortable booth and quiet ambiance. Our waiter was attentive, without being a pest, and helpful with menu selections. The food and service were exceptional and we enjoyed a very relaxing lunch. An unexpected perk was the $15.00 Tuesday lunch special menu. A great value and a perfect luncheon portion. Looking forward to a return visit!
This was our second time at Carver's - as before the food was outstanding and the service by Rachel was excellent. The prime rib is outstanding and the standard cut was large enough to have a second meal the next day. The romaine salad is really good and was a real highlight for me.
When I return in the future I will ask to sit in the library - anywhere but the glassed dining area. We found our seating loud and made conversation for us "older people" difficult. Where we were seated an outside security light kept coming on (and staying on) and our server Rachel explained they are trying to do something about it - but my dinning partners were left staring into the light - very uncomfortable.
Also a little disappointing I indicated on our reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary Carver's did not acknowledge it.
The upside beside the outstanding food was our server Rachel - she was great. She was social when needed and professional with our order. Great having her for the evening!
This place is extremely consistent. Never had a bad meal here and have eaten here maybe 50 times over the last 10 years. Not gourmet, you have to try to ruin a steak, but they do a good job of what they do.
The location is in a retirement community that is full of tasteless restaurants, and in that location, they really stand out as exceptional.
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