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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for a Date (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (18)
Romantic (18)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Casual (11)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Our server,Miguel, was attentive and very helpful. Can’t wait to come back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, Great Service! Having a 50 character minimum is ridiculous.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was delicious. The steak was perfectly cooked and the halibut tasty. The bread came fresh out of the oven.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They were super busy so the noise level was higher than normal. Our server Victoria did a great job even while dealing with a party of 12 next to us.
Food was great

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite places, consistent quality and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent value for money as always!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband and our families had been dining here many times and we can't say any negative things about it. John the manager always greeted us and so with the other staff. Best steaks, excellent service and price is reasonable. We loved this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We come here from Seattle to visit
Parents. Been coming here for years.
Love it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

All in all great time. I'll be going back again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Waitress provided Very good service, the food was tasty, but the area was a bit noisy.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Another delicious, cooked-to-perfection meal. The chilled shrimp cocktail was colossal! Fabulous for birthdays , anniversaries and special occasions. A wonderful treat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding value for early dining menu. Corkage fee only $15--good deal. Service was attentive. Will go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was great very satisfied like always great place for dining or just socializing

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place for a steak, always good service and steaks are excellent. Texas Ribeye has a little zing to it for a slightly different steak dinner

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We never have a bad meal at carvers. It’s always consistently perfect. Well worth the drive from Del Mar.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

In this messed up many times over the years tonight we got a new waiter not very professional we got what we wanted just not very quickly. I'd go back any time the food was great

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great meal and great value. We had the early dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Looks dreadful from outside. I thought it was closed for business. Super warm and cozy inside. Paneling fireplace just charming. Delicious food we had steak and lobster. Wonderful salads. Great cocktails. Super nice fun place! Great service! Bar is packed so people know about it but really nondescript to abandoned on outside! Much larger than it looks too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing food, best prime rib in town! The staff is awesome. At the last minute we added a person to our reservation, and it was not a problem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always a great place to dine.....Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and terrific food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

It's somewhat of a family tradition to celebrate my daughter's birthday at Carvers. Forgot about it being $15 Tuesday so it was pretty loud but still had a fun evening and always nice to have a family get together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Reasonably quiet so we could talk with each other. Service could have been a little better; but it was adequate. All in all, a very nice time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always good, food, service. This is always a great choice for dinner

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The service and the food was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody that enjoys fine dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We want to say that Carvers is our favorite RB restaurant (over Avant, French Market Grille, Barrel Rm) Your cuisine is better than ever--basics done superbly! Service is excellent--we love Mike-caring, attentive and calm! Thanks🌝

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food as usual, the whiskey peppercorn sauce is awesome, service was great too. Could do with a interior update but it very cozy. We have eaten here numerous times as it is a favorite, we even had our wedding reception here a few years back (we still get comments about how good it was from friends).

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

After having reservations for a week got put next to busing station and had to listen to plates being tossed about the whole evening. Wife ordered filet medium and it was raw in the middle, the baby back ribs were probably cooked in oven and then a couple of teaspoons of sauce spread on them and one steak had a lot of gristle. Needless to say no one in our family will be back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great Traditional Steak House without having the ridiculous over-price of more famous Steak Houses. Even the wine was decently priced. Great service and good options for Lunch or Dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 12, 2017

WE have been going to Carvers for the last 25 years and its the best restaurant and awesome food, service....... Love going there.....

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We really enjoyed the Tuesday evening special and have tried it twice. A delicious filet mignon with 2 sides for $15.00 is a great value. A great place to go with friends for conversation and a meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

As always Carvers was fantastic. Seated immediately. Winter was there within minutes. Knew the wine list and menu and could offer suggestions. Good wine selection. Food was hot and cooked perfectly. Never had a bad meal at this restaurant in all the years we have been going here. Moved to Murrieta recently but still made the drive in. This is still my favorite restaurant in San Diego.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My go to for great food and service in the San Diego area. Saturday evening with Open Table reservation our table was waiting for us in a full house. My prime rib house cut cooked to perfection. Other members of my group had steaks and a huge rave for the baby back ribs. Service never disappoints it is constantly excellent. Unrushed dining experience. Full service bar and a better than average wine list. Reservations are a Must...ample parking. If it is your first visit use GPS to locate. Price per person without beverage is $50...

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great steaks and good value. Loved this place, a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a round table for 5 which made it easy to have a conversation. We were able to get the early dining specials, so it was a good value for a steak and prime rib dinner. The filet was okay, but not a lot of flavor. Next time will get the New York cut. My husband enjoyed his Prime Rib. All in all a nice meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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