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Carvers Steaks & Chops

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697 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(858) 485-1262
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Cisneros
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Private party facilities
Two private dining rooms available holding up to 80 guests.
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Private party contact
Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262
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Catering
Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak. Or classic items prepared in house and served on site.
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Cross street
Bernardo Center Drive
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Parking details
Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.
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Entertainment
Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.
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
What 697 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Early bird special is such a great value! Love the cheesy potato side dish!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous service, great food

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great locals hangout. Always a pleasure to dine and great entertainment.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loud table if 8 with small loud children and drunk. Should have controlled. We will be back but need to sit somewhere better. Other two visits were fine.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoy their early bird specials. Good, fresh food. Simple, comfort food.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We have eaten at many steak houses and Carver’s is just average. Honestly, this restaurant caters to the senior citizens since the food lacks flavor and salt. The caesar and romaine salads came out with wilty lettuce. They tossed the salads with the dressing hours before instead of tossing them just before service. The bread is usually good, but this time it was dry. I asked about the rib eye steak and the server said it was prime grade. It wasn’t. Prime grade should be silky and melt in your mouth and this steak did not. The ribs are usually good, but this time they didn’t even char them up on the grill. The ribs were boiled and then covered in sauce, lacking taste and texture. Service was good, but all in all, the food is just average and a waste of money.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great local place in RB

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place rocks. Carvers is always on point. I think I might even go back again, and again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Please try this place. It has excellent food and service and great wine selection. We have enjoyed our several visits and will return again. Thanks to all at Carvers. Very easy for wheelchair access to every where we went.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love Carver's since it is close to home and has great food! The service is always outstanding and everyone is very pleasant and very helpful. The prime rib is very good and is an excellent price. We go there often!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect for steak, prime rib, and seafood lovers. The steak sauces are homemade, whiskey peppercorn is my favorite, but they have an outstanding Bearnaise and
Port Wine Chateau Sauce among others.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Carvers is fantastic. The food is simply outstanding and the service is excellent. We always feel comfortable and feel that we receive excellent value at Carvers.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I ordered Titto's Vodka specifically because I cannot have any gluten/grain in my diet due to a medical condition. My first drink was perfect as our waitress watched as they poured. After that my order was not Titto's and I was gravely ill the next day and the day after. I was unable to do my normal activities. Very upset!!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Such a wonderful restaurant to get together with my friends... everythingis so comfortable relaxing and such GREAT food...

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food! The food was hot, cooked perfectly and very tasty. The ambiance was cozy and comfortable. The service was at times a tad slow for a weeknight, but very good overall. Will definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good food, But pricey, well managed,clean,waiters well trained.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

My mother and I both ordered filet mignon. Worst steaks we’ve ever had. They were done correctly but were tough, chewy, stringy, and were just bad. Won’t go back

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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We have eaten here several times in the past and our experience was good. Unfortunately on this occasion we were disappointed with the food quality. We brought our elderly mother here for her first time and while she thought it was okay, my husband and I were unhappy with our meals. He thought his prime rib was poor quality and my chicken was overdone. The potato portions served were quite small and the green beans were mushy.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The petit was so good. Couldn’t ask for better service. It was a Saturday evening and was noisy with several groups in the room we ate in. The next time we will pick a weekday (not Friday)

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always a good meal at Carvers. My steak was under-done but otherwise everything was great.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Review for 03/09/18 5:45 reservation.
This has been one of our favorite restaurants. We don't live near here anymore, but we decided to have dinner here on our way home from work. As always the ambiance is wonderful. Brings back so many memories.
Service was excellent!!! Our server was on point and very attentive.
Ordered an old fashioned to start. I am very picky when it comes to this drink. Although the flavor was good. The orange slice was muddled in my drink. Pulp consumed this drink. Not a fan. Fruit should never be muddled in this drink.
Food was very good. Wife and I both had the 11oz. Fillet. Cooked to perfection. However my wife felt that he cut tasted gamey. Mine was ok. Au gratin potatoes were good. The asparagus (grilled) cooked perfectly. Did order the side of port wine sauce for the steaks. It was good but a little too sweet (I know port wine is sweet). I typically prefer a cabernet or merlot reduction. Had the gooey flourless cake for dessert. It is topped with vanilla ice cream. Fantastic!
Overall, had a great time and meal.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Traditional but delicious fare in a charming warm atmosphere. You woyjd never guess as outside not well kept up. Big fireplace. Great martinis and steaks. My mom always has the lobster and I had crab legs this time. . All perfectly done. Great service. French onion soup and Caesar salad very good too. Recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A delicious menu with wonderful selections. Try the garlic cheese bread! Yummy!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

As usual, our dining experience was wonderful not just for the food but for the car and attention of David and his staff. You can’t beat Carvers!

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday. I told them in the occasion section of the reservation. No one made an attempt to say anything about his birthday. No song, cake or anything. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went to this restaurant while family was in town for a visit. The food was wonderful! In our group we had pork chops, rack of lamb and a strip steak. All of the meat was cooked to perfection and the sides were savory and delicious. Although priced a bit higher than our average night out (but still reasonably priced), we will definitely come back to this restaurant for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great service and great food

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We went for my sons birthday. We had never been but had heard good things from friends. The food and service was great.
The only thing I can suggest based on our visit is to resurface the steps leading to the dining area on the perimeter. They are wood steps and my daughter slipped and hurt her foot/ankle. Nothing was said or done about her fall. I can’t imagine she is the only one this has happened to given the lighting and many of the clientele are older.
All in all it was a great birthday dinner for my son!

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Two of us had the" Special "for that evening, Meat wasn't tender ,Shrimp was very dry(over cooked!) Even Bread was so dry that crumbs felt like a piece of cracker.
The server seems very unhappy that night,felt rushed.
I've been here few times with friends & family before always enjoyed meal & service.But It was a big disappointed night !

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have always dined here on weeknights and have enjoyed it a lot, However, this was Saturday evening and the place was a zoo. Noise level in the Library Dining Room was obnoxious. We could not even have a conversation at our table. Avoid on Friday and Saturday nights.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Neigborhood Gem Great food,ambiance and entertainment.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

A tad on the pricey side, but well worth it!

Prime rib - awesome!
Sun dried tomato & basil shrimp fettucine - awesome!
Filet mignon - awesome!
Service - excellent!

Too full for desserts... kinda sad, actually, as they looked just as good as everything else.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

From the moment we walked in the door, our party of four was was treated well. Our booth as comfortable, our server was friendly and the servers assistance kept our glasses full and plates cleared. The cocktails were great! Our steaks were perfectly cooked! We enjoyed our relaxing, delicious meal and will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

No prefix menu for Valentines Day was great. Had wonderful Rib eye steak and good wine. Noise was a little high some very loud talking tables. Pretty pricey overall.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Visited Carvers for a special Valentine's dinner. They were well prepared for the crowd in every way. They added to the ambiance by adding a trail of pink and red rose petals from the driveway to the reception desk. In my opinion, Carver's steaks rival the bigger stead houses and is a much better value in a cozy setting.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Always enjoy this restaurant. Both the food and service are outstanding.

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