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For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
7:00 PM
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Donovan's - La Jolla

4.6
3560 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 700 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.

Chef Fernardo Mackenzie joined the Donovan's team in November 2015.
He won the Culinary Achievement award along with several scholarships. Chef Fernando has won many gold medals in culinary completion across the nation and served on the board of directors for the American Culinary Foundation San Joaquin Chapter.

Chef Fernando has a very diverse cooking style with quality and consistency at the fore front. His high level of attention to detail and focus along with his dedication to his craft is something he strives to teach his employees constantly. This focus has a dramatic impact on the final product and the overall dining experience.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Cocktail lounge opens at 11:30 daily.

Happy Hour 3-6pm Daily. Specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and bites.

Complimentary Steak Sandwiches & Prime Filet Burritos during Happy Hour!

Now Open For Lunch!
11:00am-2:30pm Daily

Dinner Service: 4:30pm- 10:00pm Sunday-Thursday. 4:30pm - 11pm Friday-Saturday



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Phone number
(858) 450-6666
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Cross street: Torrey Pines Road
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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 11:30PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 3560 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Betty (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic! A bit pricey but it was a special occasion so worth it :)

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

We were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. They made us feel really special on our date. From the initial greeting, cocktails and dinner we were congratulated on our anniversary.
Dinner was excellent as well as dessert.
The atmosphere cannot be beat, low lights, the ocean view.
Highly recommended for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary. We celebrated a previous anniversary when it was Azule. I had the 10oz Filet Mignon & my husband had the same with a 10oz Lobster tail. Both our meals were OUTSTANDING. I had the gruyere au gratin potatoes YUM! Recommend HIGHLY. Decadent!! Along with the gifted Creme Brûlée for our anniversary....a cherry at the top of a very nice evening. Oh Yea!! And an outstanding view!!

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KOTR (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The staff and food are always awesome, and the booth provides some cozy privacy.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic restrauent for an up-scale dining experience. Service and food was impeccable as well as the venue. Five Stars!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I have had. I had the filet which was cooked to perfection at Med/rare. It melted in my mouth! We ordered the crab cake which was to die for and the apple pie at the end was perfection. This is a must go!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The staff was amazing, they were attentive and very nice. The food was fantastic as always. I would recommend The food and service to everyone.

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RudeOne (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent overall experience, didn’t feel crowded or loud like other steakhouses nearby. Sat down immediately upon on arrival. Definitely will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent evening!

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vipKathleen (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The most excellent dining experience we have had in 2017. Wonderful service, food both prepared and tasting perfectly as expected in a fine dining restaurant but doesn’t always happen. Glad we live in La Jolla close to Donovan’s!!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Cocktail lounge opens at 11:30 daily.

Happy Hour 3-6pm Daily. Specialty cocktails, draft beer, wine, and bites.

Complimentary Steak Sandwiches & Prime Filet Burritos during Happy Hour!

Now Open For Lunch!
11:00am-2:30pm Daily

Dinner Service: 4:30pm- 10:00pm Sunday-Thursday. 4:30pm - 11pm Friday-Saturday



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Cross street
Torrey Pines Road
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(858) 450-6666
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Entertainment
Featuring classic American music, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Parking details
$10 valet parking located in front of George's at the Cove
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Executive chef
Fernando Mackenzie and Brennen Baum
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether it’s for an exceptional dining experience with custom menu or a delicious cocktail and appetizers gathering, bring your celebration to one of our inviting private dining rooms at Donovan's La Jolla. For details, please contact our event manager.

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