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Lou & Mickey's, San Diego, CA

Lou & Mickey's

4.5
4.5
3137 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 19 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 3,137 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. C

    Consul

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent round table for a party of 8. Oysters were superb and steaks as well.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We ordered the French onion soup and sent it back. No taste and Luke warm not hot. Then we tried the New England clam chowder. Ok taste but again not hot. The steak, spinach, and French fries all luke warm not hot. ?? Probably will not come back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    First hand the took more than thirty minutes to serve my friend Dan and I. When served finally, the food was cold.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Would definitely recommend
  5. HQ

    HeatherQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben waited on us and he was wonderful. Great food!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dining experience!!
  7. ME

    MiguelE

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great location. Good selection and quality of steaks. Specialty drinks are outstanding.
  8. C

    Consul

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in downtown. Halibut was superb and steaks always great.
  9. JL

    JasonL

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best whenever we go!
  10. BS

    BernieS

    San Diego

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here the food is always excellent. Our waiter was very good
  11. FM

    FoodieMan1

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and best food around! The quality is unmatched!
  12. JC

    JacobC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lou & Mickey’s is a definite go to spot when I’m in the mood for Steak! The variety that the menu has to offer will satisfy just about anyone’s palate! The 45 day dry aged ribeye was melt in your mouth delicious! Coupled with the creamy Mac and cheese!
  13. KL

    KellyL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before Elton John concert at Petco Park. Reservation at 6 didn’t get seated until 6:30. Great service and delicious food.
  14. KG

    KGirl

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Made reservations for dinner the night of the Elton John concert. Super crowded but our table was ready. Great service and a fun atmosphere. Good food and selection of food options. Would definitely go there again.
  15. MA

    MartinA

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pre Concert dinner
  16. DP

    DaynaP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were fantastic! Can't wait to come back!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    If you love salt, this is your place! Party of 4, none could finish the sides and all sauces for the medallions were too salty to enjoy. Filet chewy, A5 tasteless without the sauce (unlike any other place I’ve had it). $460 with tip, no alcohol, ouch.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall very good. Service was spectacular. Steaks as you would expect were fantastic all be it expensive. Baked potatoes and broccolini that they charge a pretty penny for we’re not done correctly but other sides and apps were very good. Drink selection are great. Ambience is fantastic. 344 for just two is a bit much but again it is an experience
  19. EE

    EmmanuelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a steak…THIS is the place to be. Hands down!
  20. R

    Rowie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, the table we got was tucked in the corner so it felt less traffic. The cost is moderate, the temperature in the restaurant was a little too warm for me, but it could be because it’s a steakhouse (all those grills working). Our server, Ediberto was very attentive and gave great recommendations.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. The filet was fantastic. The fish and chips is a large portion but great even cold the next morning. Will be returning.
  22. JB

    JasonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The surf and turf was excellent. Would come back again in the future.
  23. BL

    BrendaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and food! Love the fact that you can share a steak although we opted for seafood this time.
  24. G

    Gilbert

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Overpriced for what it is. It’s not bad. But those same plates you can have them for less in other steakhouses around the world. Meat was very good. Sides and appetizers not so much.
  25. G

    Great

    Fargo

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We ordered dry age steaks. I’m guessing they buy very low quality meat. Mashed potatoes were terrible. Mushrooms must have been loaded with sugar they were to sweet. Not worth the money when there are so many choices
  26. KB

    KevinB

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and atmosphere.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place, great waitstaff. Unfortnately, the Butter Garlic Jumbo Shrimp I had was disappointing. It was regular sized shrimp in a hot dish with little flavor. It wasn't jumbo shrimp and the taste was very bland. I thought it would taste more like a scampi but it wasn't even close. My husband's steak was good, but definitely needed the bearnaise sauce that we paid extra for.
  28. LD

    LiamD

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers, entrees and service. The star of the show was the 60 Day dry aged Rib Eye. Looking forward to our next visit.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our food came out at different times. We were told he forgot our sides. They were cold when they arrived. When you eat at a $75.00 a person meal you expect the meal to be served at the same time and hot or at least warm. I would understand if we were a large party, but we were a party of 2. Positive note: the 8oz filet was tender enough to cut with a butter knife. The garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes were very flavorful.
  30. K

    Kaley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing birthday dinner. It was our first time there and we will def be back.
  31. SF

    StefanieF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Steaks were fantastic with mashed potatoes and spinach. Large group of 8 were seated near to us and very very loud. Took a little away from the experience.
  32. RK

    RichardK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It seems like all restaurants provide less food and cost more for it; this includes Lou and Mickey's. That is my only complaint.
  33. MM

    MarizaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, good food. Price is great and steaks were quality
  34. B

    Brujef

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to Lou and Mickeys for the first time to visit a family member that was in town at the convention center. It was a beautiful San Diego day that allowed us to eat on the patio. I wish I had caught the name of our server as she was delightful and so pleasant through the entire meal. All 3 of us enjoyed the food and drinks. It was a perfect day for our first visit. When we are in San Diego next time, we will definitely make a point of returning. For those in town at the convention center, the location is directly across the street and is a great option for a meal
  35. J

    Joel

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We visit Lou and Mickey's periodically when in San Diego. It is very convenient to the convention center and had consistently good food. The best thing about Lou and Mickey's is the food. The clam chowder is excellent and other seafood dishes are very good. The second-best thing is the proximity to the convention center. Two soups, two appetizers and a desert ran about $90 which seemed a little high. Service was good, but unfocused. Could use some management attention. Also, patio heaters were not maintained, and the staff was swapping out tanks during the busy dinner hour as opposed to being serviced during off-prime hours.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The steaks were excellent. Halibut was a little overcooked and dry. Overall though, the cost was pretty high.
  37. JW

    JohnnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to have dinner. The ambiance was wonderful. It wasn't too noisy to have a conversation. The waitress Kim was FANTASTIC. All of the food was incredible. The timing of serving the dishes was great. I will definitely come back again. Thank you fore a wonderful experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, Perfect for what i was looking for
  39. DS

    DeborahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved everything about this restaurants. The ambience, the great service, and the delicious food. We definitely plan to go again, and can highly recommend.
  40. JB

    JBCM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were seated on time but asked for another table out of traffic. We were told that the empty tables were reserved. We had reservations as well and were there while the other people were not. They could have switched tables for us. The food was average and the steak was not prime. The pasta was way undercooked. I doubt we will return. spentThere was no value for the money

FAQs

Lou & Mickey's is rated 4.5 stars by 3137 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 19 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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