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.

11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Bernardo Center Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 485-1262

Website:
http://carverssteak.com/

Entertainment:
Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.

Catering:
Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak. Or classic items prepared in house and served on site.

Parking Details:
Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.

Executive Chef:
Alberto Cisneros

Private Party Facilities:
Two private dining rooms available holding up to 80 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (25)
Comfort Food (23)
Romantic (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was great. The food was outstanding and they really went out of their way to make us feel special. Definitely going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dining experience, so enjoy my time at Carvers!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Very friendly staff, food was amazing, highly recommend

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·Dined 4 days ago

Our food was delicious. We were there on Valentine's Day with a reservation and didn't have to wait at all. The service was on point and all of the staff were very nice and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Easy to reserve on the open table app! Good food, and fast service!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and ambience were great. Steak and lamb chops were excellent and wines were reasonably priced. A definite 80's vibe, but still a great date place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always great here. Our server was awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The service, food and everything is alway fantastic.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Very pleased with everything about our experience. Have eaten there before and will do so again.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always great food and service. When you order you meal you also get a basic starter and side with it. Great food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

1st time there -- everything we hoped for and more!!! :)

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nancy is a great waitress. We always enjoy Carvers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good local dining. Pleasant for quiet conversation. Excellent early dinning menu. Very attentive service

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was adequate

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service, very delicious food. Great live band and great atmosphere..

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Dinning room was so LOUD we could not converse without yelling

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Being our first visit to Carver's , we'd happily return. We were greeted warmly, seated immediately, and felt at home from the start. Jennifer was a super server and we'll ask for her again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Consistently good food, service and ambiance. Best over-all value in San Diego.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, amazing service. Was just a little too loud, the room we were seated in seemed to amplify everything.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Lamb chops were over cooked. Baked potato must have been in oven 6 hours, as extremely dry. Prime rib was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This place is consistently delicious! The service is always impeccable and the prices fair for what you get! Wouldn't mind if they offered french or sourdough bread instead of the brown bread, which is very good, but would be cool to mix it up!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service and everything we ordered was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food and service top notch....will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was outstanding, the service was a little slow and we ordered wine that was wonderful but when we asked for another bottle they did not have any more, was disappointing.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As usual, food was very good! We will eat there again.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The service and food quality at Carver's is always excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our party of six enjoyed the entree offered. Our out of town guests were impressed with the food quality and taste. Kim, our server was very attentive, but not overbearing. We will put this on our list of "can' t miss for the future. "

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Todo excelente. Buen restaurante y atendidos por Mateo, Mejor

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service. The filet
was fabulous; juicy and very tender. We’re from out of town and always try to get to Carvers!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Place was good, but my prime rib was a bit over cooked

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