Whatever the Occasion, We’ll Take Care of You at Donovan's Gaslamp. All private dining rooms are available for private luncheon events, businesses and holiday festivities for a minimum of 15 guests. For details, please contact our event manager.View Private Dining Details
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Daily 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 11:30PM
Celebrated 25th Wedding Anniversary. Gave us private table with rose pedals on table. Made a special occasion even more special with service and the food and wine were excellent. They helped making it a romantic dinner we were looking to have.
We were there to celebrate our son's graduation from Law School. Eric was our waiter, assisted by Katie. The service was top notch. It was attentive but not intrusive. We had the seafood tower as an appetizer and everyone enjoyed it. The steaks were excellent.
Great food and service. We will definitely see you soon!
It was amazing
Service was amazing! Wait staff was like a well oiled machine and had plenty of charachter. Food was good, but steak could have been seasoned better. Overall great place, will definitely visit again.
Awesome service great food :) i would def recomentd the lamb chops as an ap. Everyone there was so attentive and friendly!!!
Absolutely lovely food and service. I'd recommend Donovan's to anyone looking for a fabulous steak.
The food was incredible, the service outstanding, and the atmosphere very romantic! Perfect for a special evening out or just meeting friends for happy hour. I highly recommend it and will go there again!
Had a celebration for my daughters college graduation. Treated very well by our server, engaging in conversation and gave us my daughters dessert for free! Lovely place and food was delicious!
Cocktails were exceptional. Accomodated our requests for appetizer as an entree (lamb chops) along with sharing a wedge salad between two of us. We brought a bottle of wine and appreciated the service during dinner (including prompt refills). You are on my list of favorites!
Migael was the best!
Great Food and Service was 5 Star. We had the lobster , halibut , and filet . Lobster was perfect !
Food was great......wine prices a bit too high!!
The ambience is very pleasant. Low level lighting, but menus were illuminated- nice touch. Felt a little rushed during the appetizers but that settled down. Service was very good. Overall the food was excellent but the grilled shrimp scampi was lacking. Filets were tasty and cooked perfectly.
Our party enjoyed our evening at the bar. Great wine list and wine by the glass old fashion yummy. Loved the halibut & steak and extras. So close to petco park. We will come again. Great attentive service and friendly accommodating staff.
Excellent Steak / Seafood restaurant. We will return. The filet mignon was exceptional!
For the price the food was just okay. One of the people with us ordered the ribeye cooked medium and it came out medium well. When he asked the server she said that’s how they cook medium there. So, if you want your steak medium order it medium rare.
Nice upscale place. A bit pricey but food and service were very good.
Donovan's is a regional upper level Steak House that is as good as, if not better that the standard chains of Flemings, Morton's, Ruth's Chris and the like. We had the Bacon Wrapped Scallops for an appetizer and I had the Rack of Lamb with Mint Jelly. There every bit as good as I expected them to be. I will most definitely be returning.
Delicious!! A nice & quit place with excellent service! I recommend:)
Outstanding food and service as always, but getting ever more pricey. Hard to handle without an expense account!
This isn’t our first trip to donovans but unfortunately we were seated next to some loud women who didn’t have much etiquette. It was to the point where we had to request to be moved. The service and food is always great here but definitely sad those guests were there. We aren’t from san diego but travel from long beach from time to time to enjoy donovans and this visit happened to be for our first anniversary:(
Great experience. The service was top notch as well as the food. I ordered the filet mignon. It was excellent! My friend had the sword fish it was also excellent. So glad we chose to eat here for my birthday
Great food and service as always but I have noticed the last couple times it didnt appear to be that busy especially in the bar area? Somehow lost its energy?
Excellent ambiance, service and food. I haven't been to Donovan's in over twenty years. Not because I didn't like it, but more of a lack of opportunity.
I was not disappointed in the least. In fact, it has excelled in every way since then!!
I want to go again as soon as possible. Such a memorable evening.
Delicious prix fixe Chef's menu. Seafood chowder was creamy and nice chunks of seafood. Filet tip was perfectly cooked and seasoned and demi glaze was fantastic. Dessert cheesecake a nice finish. Chef came out to dining room and made rounds to check-in with patrons. Nice touch and the overall staff are friendly and attentive. I will return for seconds!
Server did not know the specials. Took a long time to get our drinks. Very expensive for the service, and the food.
Every facet of the dinner was exceptional - 5 Star experience!
This place is great for a special occasions, and a great bar, oh by the way the wait staff are incredible. I experienced 5star level of service, outstanding. Thanks and I will be back
Lamb chops extraordinary!!!!
Excelente filete mignon, puré de papa con cáscara y ajo, excelente servicio excelente ubicación, notable Wine list!!
Celebrated my loves birthday ♥️
Always the best steak in town. That's why I go. You know I'm right.
fANTASTIC FOOD SERVICE GREAT SSTEAK AND AU GRATIN POTATOES
Lamb rib rack was outstanding. Will definitely eat here again next time I'm in San Diego
I had a great experience. Celebrated my anniversary at Donovan's and the experience was perfect for our occasion. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had the chef’s prix fixe, a 3-course meal and enjoyed everything from the starters to the dessert. The setting was romantic for the occasion and the staff followed through with the anniversary note left during reservation. It met the expectations that I had as someone who has been to other steakhouses in the area of the same category.
Very nice setting in the heart of the Gas Light District of downtown San Diego. Our waiter Eric and all of his support staff did a superb job of taking care of us. The food was fantastic. I had the blue cheese sedge salad and my date had the spinach salad. Both were wonderful. We shared two entrees. I had the peppercorn crusted filet and my date had the salmon. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted delightful. The chef and his support staff prepared not only a delicious meal but an attractive looking one as well. Donovan's is not inexpensive, however we expected that. It not only met but exceeded our expectations. I recommend you try it out.
Had a lovely anniversary dinner. Our server Eric and his team were exceptional and made us feel welcome and very special.
Being from the Indianapolis area, i was expecting something along the lines of Saint Elmo's. This was nothing close to that. The steak was cooked properly, but bland. The calamari was just OK, nothing better than most chain restaurants. The meal was good, but not "over the top".