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Lou & Mickey's, San Diego, CA

Lou & Mickey's

4.6
4.6
2969 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and nestled underneath the iconic entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, Lou & Mickey’s has been Downtown San Diego’s favorite steakhouse for over a decade. The restaurant was recently renovated, yet still magically transports you to another time. Whether you’re a Ribeye fanatic or a Wagyu lover, this timeless steakhouse is a true meat destination.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine cuts

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 237-4900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Seth Vider

  • Private party facilities

    Lou & Mickeys is located in the heart of the Gaslamp. Private and semi-private dining rooms provide a classic and comfortable backdrop for entertaining large and small groups alike.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Emerzian or Arrion Vivas: (877) 438-0641

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Parking details

    5th Ave has some parking Restrictions: 3-minute parking / Passenger loading ONLY (8pm - 3am, Friday, Saturday only) they do have a strict tow away policy. Valet service is available at the Hilton Gaslamp Valet Curb (Address: 401 K Street)

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)

  • Entertainment

    We are thrilled to be having your group join us for 2017 Comic Con and thank you for choosing Lou & Mickey's. Our goal is to accommodate every reservation, due to the large volume of business and reservations we have during this year's Comic Con we do have another reservation following your group (two hours later than the reserved time). "

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,969 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. s

    shanab

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service and fantastic food! knew i would live the atmosphere as it is in gas lamp and decor is like a dark jazz lounge. expensive, but worth it!
  2. F

    Fabulous

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Server was at best average… offered bread we never got slow service and my husbands steak came out rare but ordered WELL DONE! They took it back brought it back w no manager to ask if all was ok????? And we all finished our meals when it arrived! Won’t recommend or return 👎🏽
  3. a

    alteredego

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    SD local x 40 years. This is the first time my wife and I have ever eaten at this restaurant, which has been in SD longer than we have. We came here for dinner before we attended a show at the Rady Shell later in the evening (we've been to a number of Gaslamp District eateries over the years). The atmosphere and appearance of the restaurant is nice, and the server was very attentive. The meal was good and the aged bone-in ribeye was very tasty. The bill was astronomical. For very special occasions only, or if someone else is picking up the bill. I could probably find a better way to spend $200 before a concert.
  4. KJ

    KristiJ

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Sitting outside is very loud and the atmosphere outside is lacking, definitely advise to be seated inside if you want to have some conversation and ambiance. The food was good for the most part but steaks were way oversold by our server, my boyfriend's cut was mostly fat and not very good and very expensive. The server also forgot to put our order in so it took awhile to get our food. The drinks and appetizers were fantastic though! We would give them another shot.
  5. p

    phillygirl

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Kudos to our server Ava - great energy & very knowledgeable. Amazing food, great ambience!
  6. MF

    MargaretF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was not happy with the Onion soup but the main entrees were great
  7. M

    Marina

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. Matthew is an amazing server and hilarious. We got dinner and a show. The steak was incredible, and for the location, quantity and quality it was a good price. Oysters were also amazing. We will be back to try the crab cakes which looked amazing
  8. FA

    FALKNER

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food..truly enjoyed.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal excellent service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend a little pricey but foods amazing! I think this spot is underrated for downtown San Diego and I will definitely be going more frequently!! :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    It was a hot night, so we requested a seat on the patio facing Harbor Drive. We didn’t realize that all the idle pedicabs in the city congregate next to the patio with their boom boxes blaring, and should’ve known that rumbling freight trains would happen by frequently. A private group had closed off the street outside the restaurant, and their event featured live music as well.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank was our server and he was excellent. These steaks are top level. Treat yourself!
  13. DC

    DanielleC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Shrimp was brown, as was the lettuce on the salad. I’ve been to this location in the past and it was great. Hopefully it was just a one time thing…
  14. TF

    TimF

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best steaks I have ever had, combined with great service.. Great apot
  15. RG

    RickG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff was our waiter twice in a row. Best waiter ever!
  16. GG

    GingerG

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We placed our order and waited an hour and 15 mins and still no food. We had to leave to get back to our meeting starving. Very disappointing! Have been coming to this restaurant for years and never had this horrible an experience!
  17. Y

    Yoohoo

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Reservations for one month. Our salads came and rest of meal never came. Had to l
  18. J

    Jasonm

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow but the food was really good and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was super nice and food was delicious. Mentioned it was our anniversary and they gave us a card signed by staff. Thought that was cute.
  20. J

    Jerison3

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town visiting and on family vacation. Service, food and atmosphere always great here. Always a must when in SD and in the Gas Lamp District.
  21. S

    Spanky

    Los Angeles

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was impeccable but prices were outrageous for what you received
  22. JF

    JaimeeF

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Beautiful restaurant,great food. Great servic Just found it too warm inside!
  23. N

    Noah

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Overall the steak was amazing but the Mac and cheese had almost no cheese. It is also very loud in there and you really can’t hear yourself talking at all. I would come back for the steak maybe but they need to really work on there mac and cheese. Also the drinks had a bit too much ice in them.
  24. CH

    ChariH

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was delicious. Restaurant was very loud. I would try something different next time.
  25. HB

    HeatherB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff, service, and food here is always great! Such a great spot for lunch before a baseball game! We come here often.
  26. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NY strip steak and mashed potatoes were great. Jeffrey was excellent as well.
  27. LM

    LindaM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Need better selection of carbs, no rice, ran out of baked potatoes (dairy-free). What food we ordered was delicious.
  28. N

    Nicholas

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best steak I’ve had in my life! The service was too notch and the food was amazing!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food is very good. Asked our server to please put some time in between appetizers and entrees… that did not happen. Felt like they wanted us to rush even though there were empty tables.
  30. m

    mathews

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Preface - I’ve NEVER written a negative review BUT this is a pretender amongst high end steak restaurants - we wanted to place our entire order at one time since we are traveling with an infant - server would only take our drink orders first then returned 15 mins later for the food order, 3 orders of teriyaki filet apps + 1 filet entree not fit for consumption due to over saturation of salt & spice, no bread was served, no water refills, no Arnold Palmer/ice tea refills no bake potato available, soda machines was not operational. I paid the bill, didn’t complain & left a minimum 20% tip. My bad for not speaking up during the meal but tried to remain sensitive of the server dealing with a large group sitting across from us & kitchen staff shortages… Overall a mess of a meal.
  31. M

    Maura

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing choices ambiance is great right in the heart of gaslamp
  33. M

    Michelle

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wagyu Ribeye is the best steak I have ever eaten. It was delicious and melted in my mouth. I wish I could have it again right now! I’ll never skip this stop in SD.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I always eat there when I’m in town, had placed in the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, wasn’t mentioned. We had to ask for bread, I also had to ask for my empty drink to be refilled. I’m sure I’ll go back, hope it’s better next time.
  35. R

    Ricardo1

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CFO retirement dinner
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Our waiter was wonderful! From the pictures I saw, I thought it was going to be a small dining area around the large central bar. There is a large dining space in the back which we sat at, making the ambiance not as I expected. Nonetheless, we both had incredible steaks and my oysters were wonderful too!
  37. b

    bossy

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way!
  38. JM

    JohnM

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    they would not seat us until exactly the 6:30 reservation time when we got there at 6:20. They sat us at a table to close to another table. The dishes that were on the table were filthy, they had pasta sauce on bottom of two of the plates and table covering was dirty. Had to be moved to another table by manager. Luckily we were moved by manager quickly because we were on verge of getting up and leaving the place. For as much money this upscale place charges you would think the tables at least would be clean, especially in this day of covid. also they asked the occasion, which was anniversary, but did not acknowledge it in any way. Why ask then? It was also so noisy you could not carry on a conversation.
  39. R

    Redoliveoil

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    One of the best steaks I’ve had and I’m from Iowa. Food was great. We sat outside which was nice but everyone walking by peered at your food. It was a weird high booth. Dangling feet or tuck them under a bar. A little uncomfortable. Service was ok. Appetizer came at the same time as our salads. Drinks were very slow. I had to ask for a refill of wine but didn’t want it if I couldn’t get it quick as I would have finished my meal before it arrived. Waiter put a rush on it so I got it quick. Overall would highly recommend this place.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    It took 40 minutes for a server to come greet us, she apologize that she did not know we were her table, then she took are drink order and the other 3 tables that sat down after us, 30 minutes later we had drinks, food came out all at ones, salads and dinner, but food was good.

FAQs

Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.6 stars by 2969 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Lou & Mickey's

224 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Fine cuts

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    5th Ave has some parking Restrictions: 3-minute parking / Passenger loading ONLY (8pm - 3am, Friday, Saturday only) they do have a strict tow away policy. Valet service is available at the Hilton Gaslamp Valet Curb (Address: 401 K Street)

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp Stop (Trolley)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Seth Vider

  • Entertainment

    We are thrilled to be having your group join us for 2017 Comic Con and thank you for choosing Lou & Mickey's. Our goal is to accommodate every reservation, due to the large volume of business and reservations we have during this year's Comic Con we do have another reservation following your group (two hours later than the reserved time). "

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 237-4900

  • Private party facilities

    Lou & Mickeys is located in the heart of the Gaslamp. Private and semi-private dining rooms provide a classic and comfortable backdrop for entertaining large and small groups alike.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Emerzian or Arrion Vivas: (877) 438-0641

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