Lou & Mickey's

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Steakhouse
Gaslamp's "Favorite Steakhouse" is directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and two blocks from Petco Park. Join us for famous steaks, choice seafood, and exotic drinks.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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RM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time visiting Lou and Mickey’s for dinner. It was absolutely delicious, we have told everyone about the fabulous location, the amazing staff, and of course the outstanding food. We planned our second trip to SD around eating at this restaurant. And the second time was even better than the first! We tried other restaurants while visiting and nothing compares to the steaks they serve here, not even the more expensive steakhouses. We will most definitely come back again!

R
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Restaurant was not busy but there were a few VERY drunk and noisy guys at the bar and a wedding going on in the private room of the restaurant. One or two people from the wedding were shouting and obnoxious.
The management seemed not concerned about either of these disruptions.
The food was good with the exception that my steak was quite rare even when ordered medium well!
We had an 8pm reservation, ordered one bottle of wine and an after dinner drink but we're told at 9.40pm (restaurant closed at 10pm) that the bar was closed when we tried to order a refill!
All around for a meal for two costing over $300 we were disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible food, okay service

R
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent food and service. Speciality cocktails were great. I recommend the Smoking Gun!

b
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Three out of four had a very good experience and one was terrible. Three good were steaks one bad was seafood.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Attentive service, comfortable atmosphere, well prepared food.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Did not receive the steak that I ordered. When a new steak was presented, it was served on a skillet, and raw/rare. Additionally, the server "challenged" what was originally ordered. I always order the same steak, so no mistake there. Finally, we were celebrating a birthday (as noted in the reservation). We had to "mention" to the server who once again seemed perturbed at our request. Disappointed.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the linguine with clams! Great wines! Our whole party enjoyed their dishes!

W
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food is very good here - the steaks are cooked perfectly, and there is a selection for all. However, service was very lacking. Nice, classic ambiance.

b
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was here once before years ago and it was good. This time service was very slow and the fish which three of us had was overcooked.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good steak - calamari appetizer average. Tahini broccolini side average.

CS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and the food was absolutely amazing!!

CC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 30 day aged ribeye was excellent and the calamari was also good with a little heat.

RP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were everything and more than we could have asked for. Arthenos carried himself in a manner that was professional which made our experiance even better.

HR
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It's a touristy place and the location, across from the convention center, is convenient for visitors. However, the food was truly marginal at best. The soup was just warm, the steak and lobster were the same. The service was equally perfunctory. In short, this spot was 'ok' but hardly a destination to be sought after or worth any extra effort.

e
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

FG
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good steak and sides!

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place.

G
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a drink at the bar before supper. Bit busy so it was a bit of a challenge to get a second drink.
We then were seated.
I had the sea bass and husband had filet mignon. Both were superb. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely return next time in town.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are from out of town and we decided to come here for lunch. Absolutely amazing. We both had the rib eye, salad and it was just delicious. When we come back to San Diego, we will definitely be coming back and we will tell all of our friends.

SA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The scalloped potatoes needed a bit more favor so did my Cajun steak.. We were there to celebrate my birthday and we were never asked if we were there for a special occasion.. Overall, it was good

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

DV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not unless the "prime" Steaks where more tender and flavorful. Was not impressed.

A
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Valentines Day and ran a bit late for our reservation, but the hostess was very accommodating. The four course meal was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Not a bad night, unfortunately they ran out of a bunch of items on the menu, being Valentine's night and a later reservation had a little to do with that, the restaurant comped half the bill! Half! Incredible deal

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was okay, there was no desserts left so sad

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and this place sucked! Management, wait staff, and kitchen were ill equipped to handle the volume of reservations and walk-in traffic. DO NOT COME HERE!! I hate writing negative reviews but this the worst “high-end” restaurant in all of downtown San Diego. Just save the effort and go to Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris unless you want to wait 45 mins for the first course, get cold food over and over again. We also had an undercooked Filet, which was Rare. How would you feel if you have a $99 per person 4 course meal with underwhelming food and even worse service? Ask yourself this before you go to L&M’s!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time dining at Lou & Mickey's and they were just as good as the 1st time. Their Valentines menu was excellent. We both ordered the American Wagyu and it was just amazing. I always tell my friends that they have to try it from there. They seem to cook it to perfection. Service was great, the manager is awesome.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day so expected it to be busy and that was fine but the pre fixed menu for $99/person was worth $70 max. Food was cold and bland, cheesecake was good but creme brule was not made correctly.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

AD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day menu was misleading as far as pricing, I was double charged for a steak but the waiter wouldn’t take it off, each entree was brought out. At different times, my wife had to ask more than once for her second entree. The food was very good but menu pricing and service wasn’t good.

j
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The hostess was deep in a conversation when we arrived and ignored us for several minutes. Finally, she did greet me, find my reservation and check me in. The meal was good and we enjoyed the ambiance. However, shortly after dining here I received an email from Open Table saying I missed my reservation. Apparently the hostess had marked us as a no-show. I followed up with Open Table (this took several emails) but it was annoying and time consuming to have to do this.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was not warm and friendly, but he got the job done. Food was cooked well, the goat cheese appetizer was superb. We sat outside, it was lovely.

KH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

For an 800 dollar dinner you would expect your 100+ dollar steak to be prepared right and more than luke warm. It was OK but the charge more than OK price. Disappointed to say the least.

V
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very poor service. Went there for our big anniversary dinner and then due to poor table service we only ordered soup which was only marginal. Big disappointment. 😫😖