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Carvers Steaks & Chops, San Diego, CA

Carvers Steaks & Chops

4.6
4.6
1970 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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 destination for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the 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 North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouse twenty two years running.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 485-1262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Victor Cisneros

  • Catering

    Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak, our classic items prepared in house, and served on site.

  • Private party facilities

    Two private dining rooms available holding up to 38 and 70 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262

  • Neighborhood

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Cross street

    Bernardo Center Dr & Bernardo Plaza Dr

  • Parking details

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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,970 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North San Diego

    Steak

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  1. GS

    GaryS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Carvers food and service is outstanding…. however, the restaurant needs to be repaired and updated. It unfortunately has a musty smell and the entry is very much in need of new carpet as well as the entire restaurant. It makes me sad that the ownership does not take advantage of this time to make an update.
  2. C

    Camilio

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service. Excellent food. Best steak house in San Diego
  3. JR

    JRM1811

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good & so were the prices. This was our second time dining but it may be our last. Very disappointing to find a bug in my wife's water and then to be told that one of the debit cards was declined when I was paying for the bill. Call the company when we returned home to find out that nothing was wrong with the card, which leads me to think that the waitress thought that she was only going to get the four dollar difference from the cards limit. We left a $20 which was generous.
  4. JK

    JohnK

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very good, although my Prime Rib was medium, rather than rare.
  5. LA

    LunAh

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Restaurant is dated. Food was okay. Service was great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was excellent. Love the old school steakhouse ambiance.
  7. LH

    LindaH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing menu, service and flow Had a great time, but they forgot about my request for a surprise dessert for my husband’s birthday. Very disappointed about that
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was well below standard, noise level was very loud, and service was very slow. Very slow!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  10. C

    Cupcake

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great filet. Wish they would use the correct dark cherry and not a maraschino in their Old Fashioned
  11. RW

    RoadWarrior

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was slow and we asked 3 times before I received a second drink. My steak, although still good, was not great. It was overcooked. Still a decent experience. Maybe just an off night.
  12. HU

    HenryU

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated birthday, we received a very good meal and excellent service. Will come again.
  13. K

    Kemp

    San Diego

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This Resturant is one of the only high end Resturants in the Rancho Bernardo/Poway area. It has outstanding steaks and a very impressive menu of a variety of choices. The atmosphere is slightly formal but casual. It is somewhere where you can bring an out of town guest, business colleague or family and have a very enjoyable and relaxing evening and not have to apologies! It is also a great value! Try it!!
  14. NR

    NivRam

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent and the service is great. The noise level was quite high. Some kids running around wasn't good. The only other problem was when we made the reservations, they promised that our party of 8 could be seated on the patio. When we arrived, they said thay couldn't put 8 people on the patio. So....
  15. f

    franka

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as usual
  16. J

    Jksd

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great early dinner. Prime rib was cooked exactly as requested. A bit bland in flavor. Overall, nice relaxing experience.
  17. SR

    SRGUEST

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We enjoy Carvers very much. They offer a steakhouse menu within a casual environment, and at great prices. Service is consistently friendly and attentive. The reason for my 4 Star (rather than 5 Star) rating at this time is that the steaks that all three of the people in my party ordered for medium rare came to us quite rare. This is the first time that preparation of our steaks did not meet our request, and I can definitely overlook one "miss". We will definitely return to Carvers again.
  18. JK

    JulieK

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had a very nice dinner yesterday at Carver's. The food was excellent, our server was attentive, no complaints at all!
  19. B

    Boogalou

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been quite a while since we visited Carvers , and we don't know why it took us so long to return . Our entire experience was wonderful . Our server was delightful and helpful with our choices of food and wine . . I guarantee we will return before too long .
  20. PC

    PaulC

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Predictably excellent
  21. JW

    JanW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Loved your delicious early-bird menu.
  22. a

    aztecsjar

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    My 18oz Ribeye tasted bland and was overcooked. This could partly be my fault as most steakhouses I have dinned, the server explains the the cooking doneness levels if you want medium rare you should probably order medium. This is quit common however Carvers did not describe the cooking level they used. However, my wife had the prime rib and she stated that it was excellent! I was disappointed that we were not given a special occasion dessert as when I booked our reservation I check the special occasion box and listed that both my wife and were celebrating our birthdays. I would recommend Carvers but with lowered expiations
  23. RC

    RobertC

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I asked for a booth and they gave me a table instead
  24. S

    Shangboy

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Asked for the Prime Rib to be cooked medium and it came well done. The gratin potatoes were heavy - to rich - maybe too much cheese or butter. When I made the reservation I noted that it was our anniversary, but when it came to the dessert we had to tell the waiter it was our anniversary, and he did bring us a nice bread pudding. It did take him forever to bring extra whipped cream for the pudding. The place was very crowded - too crowded. First time that I wasn't happy with my meal at Carvers.
  25. j

    jasond

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is kinda so so but the vibe and service is great
  26. O

    Ourvine

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From checkin to the check out our experience was amazing!! Great food and great service
  27. PG

    PatriciaG

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience!
  28. k

    kyms

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carver’s is way better than Ruth Chris Steakhouse / more than a great dinner…. a truly memorable experience!
  29. PD

    PatriciaD

    Western NC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent. This was the second time we ate here and it did not disappoint.
  30. WO

    WilliamO

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and choices. Prompt service and attention. Food had amazing presentation and was so delicious for both my wife and I . . . will definitely return; and soon!
  31. DS

    DominickS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service. Been going to. Severs for over 25 years.
  32. CS

    ChristineS

    San Diego

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it is a great place for good food, good service and a pleasant evening out!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Family dinner for birthday
  34. SA

    SANDY

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and the food was delicious!
  35. WW

    WesW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was terrific, the food was excellent. No complaints.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our server, Owen, was fantastic. We had a great time celebrating our anniversary!!
  37. BW

    BonnieW

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual.
  38. YE

    YELENAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal , very good service , pleasant atmosphere! Definitely will be back!!
  39. TW

    ThomasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, won't be the last. Great food at an excellent price compared to downtown counterparts. Staff were welcoming, friendly and professional to the last. I'm going back to dig deeper in to that menu.
  40. f

    friday4

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and drinks! We love this restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Carvers Steaks & Chops offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 485-1262.

Carvers Steaks & Chops is rated 4.6 stars by 1970 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Carvers Steaks & Chops

11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bernardo Center Dr & Bernardo Plaza Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Victor Cisneros

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 485-1262

  • Catering

    Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak, our classic items prepared in house, and served on site.

  • Private party facilities

    Two private dining rooms available holding up to 38 and 70 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262

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