Lou & Mickey's

4.6
2588 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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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

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Gaslamp! Chef Seth has prepared a special, exclusive 4-course dinner to ring in 2022! Join us for a memorable evening, filled with delicious menu offerings, optional wine pairings, an interactive photo booth, party favors, and more. Here’s to the new year!

What 2588 people are saying
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MEG2018
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipLocalLBCouple
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Samantha. Quick delivery of food/drunks. Good food. Had the beet salad, fish and chips snd clam chowder. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Entree took awhile to be served.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance with good food options for everyone (steak, seafood, salads, etc). Restaurant was loud and service was a bit slow. Food was good, especially our half dozen assortment of various oysters from the raw bar! Good for birthdays/special events. Expensive.

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vipparis
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent and the seating was fabulous due to a special occasion the hostess set it up ! The steak was very good but the shrimp and some of the oysters on the grand seafood platter were not edible and had turned - would not expect that -

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GordonK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I brought my girlfriend there for her birthday, the service was amazing the food was amazing and I can’t say enough about this place. The porterhouse was unbelievable. Also love that they allow you to bring your own champagne with no corkage fee. Amazing service!

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vipMarkST
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks, and they do a good job with salads and vegetables. Enjoyed booth outdoors, under overhang.

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Doogi
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Best place to impress visitors!!

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VanJovi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was Lynn, and he was exceptional with his service. Gave plenty of recommendations especially when it came to Dry Aged Steaks. He was very attentive to check up on us and refill our drinks. The food was spectacular. We ordered the dozen Oyster sampler, 34oz Rib Eye Dry Aged perfect medium rare with sides of mash potatoes, spinach, and an order of the grilled chicken carbonara with pancetta. Only thing to point out the grilled chicken was definitely on the dry side. Overall everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food and drinks were great. The waitress was attentive and helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

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ChuckA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at reasonable prices. Will definitely return the next time we visit San Diego.

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GeoffT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Steaks were excellent, we modified the sides and they were very accommodating to that.

LW
LisaW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will return to this restaurant anytime I am in San Diego

KW
KevinW
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal we have had in years if not ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best stake i ever had.

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DorrieL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, delicious food, and impeccable service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Music was a bit loud for conversation inside so we sat outside and occasionally it was a bit loud outside with trains and crowds.

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DeborahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, service and dinner was delicious. Great NY strip cooked perfectly.

Don’t forget to drop the wine list off at the table when seating your guest!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Family date

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BrianM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t ask for a better dinner

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LisaR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was so over priced and cold and just not that good. The waitress had to be told several time to bring stuff that we requested 2 and 3 times ( like refill on water, another drink, ect. Never will go back! Go to Berns steak house in Tampa and get a lesson on how their waiters treat there guest. Taste the food, everything from the salad to the main course is absolutely delicious!

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vipWill
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle handled a busy time with great skill.

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DarlaF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steaks and our waiter, Len, was fabulous!!!

LC
LisaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back again to Lou & Mickey’s for our anniversary! Impeccable service and food! We will be back. Thank you !!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good, overall experience and the food was great except the broccolini’s; had no flavor except the char.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen was my server. Outstanding on all metrics. Love this place.

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JefferyM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service! Great outdoor patio seating!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and service and food was delicious.

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vipEncinitasFoodie
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and service were very good but the only way I’ll go back is if I can sit outside. The noise made conversation nearly impossible. Fine steakhouse prices - loud sports bar atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I read several reviews for many steakhouses in the San Diego area before booking this reservation. We are fairly laidback eaters however we unfortunately were seated by two tables of very high maintenance diners. They commanded so much of the attention of the wait staff that other tables suffered. Besides the fact that the dinner was very slow and we waited on each part of our dinner (very slow) our steaks were cooked incorrectly. Because we didn’t have a waiter for majority of the night, it made no sense sending them back. We have an appreciation for how hard servers have to work especially during these times however if you are looking for a nice steakhouse to celebrate anything, I’d choose something different.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and experience!!! Food was fantastic as usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Servers were not trained well. For this price point you’d expect dirty dishes removed promptly from table and not have to constantly ask for proper utensils and plates. Food was excellent and would go back though

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite in all San Diego!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance is classic, this always be one of my favorite spots.

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LynTMac
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in a great environment! Service was really good! Highly recommend!

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vipshRts
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and options, but beware serving size. Quite large across the board!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing!!! Oysters were so fresh! Steak was nice and buttery! Medium rare all the way!!

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Rekedra
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Ben and he was amazing. Really funny and just down to earth. Thr food was amazing, the filet mignon was tender and juicy.
Well worth it.

Thanks Ben for the great service

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Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.6 stars by 2588 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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