Lou & Mickey's

4.6
2634 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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Experiences

  • Celebrate Valentine's Weekend Saturday 2/12/22!

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Experience Valentine’s Weekend in the Gaslamp at Lou & Mickey's! Chef Seth has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
  • Celebrate Valentine's Weekend Sunday, 2/13/22!

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    Experience Valentine’s Weekend in the Gaslamp at Lou & Mickey's! Chef Seth has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day!

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Experience Valentine’s Weekend in the Gaslamp at Lou & Mickey's! Chef Seth has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2634 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, but a bit overpriced. Server was nice, but very distracted by her duties in the bar

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vipKATE
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening!

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RJFA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food and outstanding customer service. Highly recommended!

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Honu
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Hector, and he was wonderful! He was helpful and explained the different cuts/ages of meat & what to expect. It was great that they offered meats and seafood. Our 3 meals were cooked to perfection. The drinks & dessert were quite tasty too! We will definitely go back as well as recommend Lou & Mickey's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything in this place was amazing, from the service, food and drinks. I definitely recommend this place for friends and family, i will be back there for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious!! My filet was cooked perfectly which doesn’t happen often so THANK YOU!! Ben our waiter was awesome!! We will be back.

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AngieE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for New Year’s Eve and they had a four course meal menu for the night. Everything was amazing, really happy my husband and I brought in the new year here.

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MariaV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New year celebration. Was expecting a better celebration from the restaurant.
But overall wonderful experience

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alfonsoo
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXELENTE LUGAR, MUY BUENA COMIDA Y EXELENTE SERVICIO. MUY RECOMENDABLE.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Cena de año nuevo! Excelente menú, se ofreció con degustación de vinos pagados aparte de la cena, no se sirvieron con cada platillo, el bar muy tardado. Nuestro mesero lo mejor del restaurante, un servicio impecable, con un trato amable.
El trato de la hostess que te solicitaba las reservas y te llamaba a tu mesa, muy descortés. Las hostess que te llevaban a tu mesa con un trato excelente.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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KarlissaO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Since New Year’s Eve is my birthday, I decided to book a reservation here because it advertised an experience for the ball to drop with a four-course meal. This was $135 per person, and I think the organization could have been better. First, when you walk into the restaurant, you are overwhelmed by the smell of sewage which ruins your appetite. Also, I witnessed the hostess being rude to others who came to complain. One person was upset about being seated outside with an inside reservation, and another was not waited on for 20 mins which was not a good look. When it was our time to be seated, we were sitting outside, which wasn't bad because the heaters were on. However, I noticed a circle-shaped rug next to our table that I discovered covered the sewer drain. The smell was so bad, and I asked my neighbor was that a sewer, and he said no but described a sewer without saying it. Additionally, my shrimp was not appropriately deveined, making my shrimp cocktail gritty, but the steak was delicious.

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vipIlanaB
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We went on NYE and did the four course prefix menu with wine pairing. In open table we put inside as it is very cold now on SD and we wanted to ensure a comfortable dinner. We arrived for dinner and finally was sat about 25 min after our reservation. To be fair it’s NYE so it was busy and we were fine waiting. When we were finally sat down we were put outside at a 6 person round table with one heat lamp. Unfortunately since the place was full they did not have another one so half of the table was pretty cold through dinner. Two of us orders the wine pairing for the additional $50 (above the $135 pp meal), and sadly they didn’t get around to bringing drinks at any of the meals until we asked for them. Took 45 min to get first drink

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PR88
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

NYE dinner with my parents and fiancé- special menu was great with the 4 course meal selections. Food was impeccable and service was great! Basic rum and coke, however, was $16 - same cost as their special cocktails. That was disappointing when we got the bill, but other than that- everything was great!

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Hapisdgal
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by how well the staff handled so many reservations for their NYE special event. While our table was not available at the time of our reservation the service was personal; the courses came out timely; and we did not feel rushed. We really enjoyed the evening.

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TTNg
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

The food was great. one of the best steakhouse in SD. Unfortunately, it was new's year eve so it was really busy. but that should not be an excuse to have the food come out in the wrong order. we were also missing the utensils for the seafood. we had to use the oversized forks. Overall we still had a good time, the food and wine was perfect. It just sucks to see other restaurants get this right and this place not meeting those expectations.

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RobertoC
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Considering it was New Year’s Eve the service was very good

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NickT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Worst experience I’ve ever had. Explained this in an email to the general manager. I hope they rectify this situation as we really enjoy the place.

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Kennyh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will definitely be coming back. Great food great service

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vipHirwandi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food was mediocre and very expensive. We used to like this place but the past 2 visits the food have been terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks are consistently amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We went for the NYE experience with the wine pairing. All the wines were really bad. They tasted watered down and one of them hurt my throat it was so bad. We couldn’t even drink it. The couple next to us thought the same thing so I know it wasn’t just us…. Our waiter seemed like he was new or nervous. He didn’t bring us bread like everyone else got. He had us hurry on our order and then said the 4 courses would come out nicely timed so they didn’t overlap but they definitely did overlap. But the wines came out late and then were disappointing. We ended up ordering other drinks on top of the $50 per person wine pairings. The food tasted like it was mass produced and they were just pumping them out not made to order. We went early and it felt like they were scrambling because it was busy but it wasn’t even busy yet. Not to mention I kid you not while we were there we heard 6 things being dropped throughout the restaurant by waiters. I’ve never heard so many dishes being dropped in one place.

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SherryS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been to Lou and Mickey’s on numerous occasions for drinks and dinner. Very much enjoy the ambiance. The last two occasions have been extremely disappointing. I certainly realize we are in very trying times and staffing is difficult. All the times we have come it is with a reservation. This time the wait for drinks and food was ridiculous. It would have been better if the food was good but they have really gone downhill. They are definitely on the more pricey side but I think I will choose to spend my money elsewhere.

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LarryP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with outstanding food! Service could’ve been a lil faster in a not so crowded restaurant.

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TawfiqS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Need more colors around the internal area setting looking towards the railway area. Other than that everything was great. Menu item extremely reasonable compared to other steakhouses. I would go there again and again.

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vipKevinG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Weird odor around host stand and bar entrance. It's always the same. Smells like a sewer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation. Great food and great service. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steaks are amazing. Actually all the food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday family dinner

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vipErikT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typically priced for a high quality steakhouse. That said, amongst the best steakhouses I’ve ever been to anywhere in the world. We tried four different types of steaks and all were juicy and delicious. But the 45 day dry aged ribeye was the best…so flavorful and the crust was extra tasty. Even the filet was actually juicy. Beautiful, charming interior with lots of character. The apple tart (a la mode) was soo good. And our server was great. 5 stars!

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OscarG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cocktails and every dish were above average. The ribeye and the seared tuna were perfect, the apple tart was also very good. Service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great every time we come here

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VeronicaW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious! Waiter - Ben fantastic
PlCe great although kind of loud

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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DonW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner, phenomenal!! Busy but never felt rushed. Go, you won’t regret it

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Jamie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat in the bar area which we love. Oysters were small with lots of shell pieces. Had a wonderful meal - kinda pricey but we knew what to expect. The ahi appetizer is amazing. Steaks were delicious for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great holiday family dinner after the Nutcracker. Herbert was exceptional as well as the food! First time eating here. Definitely will be back.

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JanvanT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The meat was very very nice it melted in your mouth. We surely would recommend this restaurant

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vipFinance951
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s girlfriends birthday! Excellent food! Great service will be back

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JackiB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, awesome location, and the service was top shelf

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Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.6 stars by 2634 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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