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Our steak and seafood dishes are traight-forward, honest and always flavorful. Our executive chefs achieve Donovan’s high standards of excellence with every dish. Prime USDA, house-cut steaks, market fresh seafood flown in daily, and fresh seasonal vegetables are crafted into the delectable entrees, sides and appetizers you expect at a premier steakhouse.
Complete your night out on the town dining at Donovan’s classic steakhouse in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. One block west of Petco Park, one block north of the San Diego Convention Center and just four miles from San Diego International Airport.
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Always can count on impeccable service and a great steak! Just found out they were making March 14th their last evening serving San Diego - sad to see the icon close.
Excellent as always. The food and service is consistently great
A great place for a getaway dinner 🥘👍😁 cozy and intimate
Our Anniversary Place as know meal will be top quality.
We were disappointed in the quality for the price we paid.
Had 6 for a business dinner - the service was solid, the food good based on everyone's comments and the price was reasonable. Thumbs up.
This is easily one of the top 3 restaurants I have ever visited. The staff was excellent and the food was absolutely in a whole other ball club! Going back again tonight because it is all I have thought about since my first visit.
Thank you for your outstanding review, @TravisC! We appreciate your feedback. Happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations, and look forward to serving you again and again!
Excellent broiled oysters! Great food highly recommend the experience!
Glad to hear that we met your expectations and that you loved the broiled oysters! We just introduced them and the feedback, such as yours, has been overwhelmingly positive. We'll be sure to share with Chef Sal! Thank you for the glowing review. We look forward to serving you, again.
Love it. This was the first time dining at this location. Service was awesome.
Thank you, @MikkieB! We hope to make all of our first-time guests, regular guests! We look forward to serving you, again.
We had been going to Donavan’s in UTC and La Jolla for years. Obviously, there is no view at the Gaslzmp location, unless you count the homeless person hunkering down in the doorway across the street. Also, when Agnes boxed up our leftovers she completed left out a full complement of snow peas and carrots that I had specifically saved for my husband. We also missed the backlit menus.
Thank you for the feedback, @Terry. Unfortunately, homelessness is an issue in San Diego and we've reached out to the city several times, but we haven't received much assistance in working out an equitable resolution. As we continue to work this issue outside, we continue our dedication to providing a flawless fine-dining experience inside. Our apologies for not meeting that expectation when packing your to-go bag. On your next visit, speak with our manager, Arnold, for a suitable resolve.
Went here for our Valentine’s celebration. The food was great, well except for the bones that showed up in the salmon towards the end of the meal. That was not so great!
Great place for a first rate meal, great service, and good value.
One of San Diego's best restaurants. Service team was professional providing excellent customer service. Food was fantastic in all ways. Highly recommend for any special occasion with that someone special or just sharing a meal with friends.
Valentines weekend and food was substandard compare to other visits. Event at Petco park delayed our already very costly valet parking. Will avoid Downtown SD altogether when events ongoing
Took my wife to the Valentine’s Day dinner, it was very attractive setting with dim lighting and noise level was low. They had a great plate advertisement. Food was amazing from beginning to end. I highly recommend Donovan’s to anyone.
My 1st time going. I loved it. I really enjoyed the ambiance. It wasn't so quiet that you feel like you can hear yourself eat but it wasn't noisy it was a nice comfortable everybody's welcome ambiance. Dinner was delicious start to finish. I really really loved the Broiled Oysters! I could eat those every day.
Great service, great food. This was an amazing meal.
Thank you for your review, @KurtP! We're pleased to hear we met your expectations, and look forward to serving you again.
Loud table next to us, food was below my expectations, steak was over cooked and dry. Not the best experience. This was my second time at Donovan’s but will be my last.
It was a great meal! Our waiter Charles was very knowledgeable and attentive. Overall it was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend it.