Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa

4.6
899 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We're happy to announce that Bob's Steak & Chop House is open for dine-in services.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa is a nationally renowned steak house specializing in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. The menu formula is simple: incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts. Classic steak house food prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appétit calls "the kind of fare you"ll want to go back for again and again."

Quality and service are two of the main ingredients that make up the culture. Because of the caliber of the product, servers exude a friendly confidence that charges the atmosphere and restaurants with vitality. Award-winning food, educated service and warm, classic décor make dining at Bob's Steak & Chop House an outstanding experience.

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
What 899 people are saying
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GaryA
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bob’s was good. Unfortunately both my wife and I thought our steaks were a tad on the salty side. Ambiance is very nice. Waiter was great! Not sure I’d go back. It’s definitely worth a try if you’ve never been.

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vipKymberly
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I took my 8 year oof son to celebrate Thanksgiving since he doesn’t eat turkey. Unfortunately for him the ‘kid’s menu’ wasn’t too kid-friendly. My dinner was delicious. The service was top-notch.

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DavidT
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that you want to visit for the best steaks in Southern California.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just got back from college and Bob’s was the perfect welcome back gift from my parents. After eating dining hall food the filet mignon, carrot, and smashed potatoes was like heaven on a plate. This was my fifth time to Bob’s and I cannot recommend it enough. My server Neil was super attentive and made the experience even more enjoyable. Indubitably delectable!

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RosanneL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Birthday ok

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LauraC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If you want a great steak at a beautiful location this is your spot! It is pricey though -- expect $150 minimum for dinner and drinks for 2.

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Desertview
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were heartily greeted by the ladies at the hostess stand and quickly seated.

We were really impressed with your restaurant in so many respects as indicated by our ratings!

I think it is worth mentioning our server Daniel was a consummate professional as evidenced by him delivering excellent service during a busy night while being extremely gracious and pleasant during our dinner.

The only unfortunate experience we encountered last night was with the valet service (third party vendor?) at La Costa Resort. When I got out of our rental car and told the valet we were going to your restaurant for dinner he said to me in a very snarky way: "Valet parking is complimentary but we work for tips!"

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fernando was an amazing waiter. He Turned what was initially looking less than we had expected, completely around. Looking forward to going back during the Holidays.

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JotH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, service was stretched due to being very busy. Very tall ceilings and hard surfaces made for a loud and somewhat cold environment, offset by friendly service and the food. They ran out of mushrooms for a side dish by 6:30 which was a bit surprising

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. We could have gone anywhere, local or afar. We wanted an amazing meal, at an amazing venue, with an amazing menu, that has an inviting ambiance. We both looked at each other and at the same time said…Bob’s Steakhouse! The Alaskan halibut is my wife’s favorite seafood dish, mine is the filet mignon (medium). They were both cooked to absolute perfection….almost to a ridiculous extent. The service was also top notch! It’s no wonder why we will continue to make Bob’s Steakhouse our first dining choice for a nice evening out.

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vip9874
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, consistent. Top shelf service. Greg and his staff are solid. This is our go to steakhouse in North County. Wagu Tommyhawk is incredible. Steaks are always cooked to perfection, cant go wrong with scampi, lamb chops. Killer onion rings! The wine list is excellent.

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vipChristineR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service is good - food is horrible. Way overpriced for poor quality meat. The gravy on so-called skillet potatoes looks and tastes like dog food. Will not go back again. A 3 dressed up as a 9 for sure!

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

Great food, great people and great place to relax and dine.

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Bob's in LaCosta. Food and cocktails are fantastic!!

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BillW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable. I highly recommend the crab cakes, they were sublime. I was disappointed with my steak. It had a line of gristle in it. I didn't expect that for a $88 steak. I have had steak there before that was the best I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

My special request regarding a dessert to be given at the the end of the meal was not relayed to my server even though the host has confirmed that she has done so.

Food was great!

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vipAnnie
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Few restaurants can maintain the consistent high level of service and exquisite cuisine that Bob’s La Costa achieves every time. Perfect icy cocktails. Juicy steaks cooked to perfection, the mushrooms and spinach perfect side always fresh and savory. Baked potatoes with all the trimmings. And that amazing fresh baked bread! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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KirkS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and atmosphere was amazing at Bob’s Steak & Chop House. This place was absolutely great. My friends and I had some perfectly cooked steaks and the sides and desert was delicious. I will definitely return to Bob’s.

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vipEJWJR
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner our last 3 times. Food quality is outstanding as is the service. Daniel and Fernando are the best in the business. Large filet is great for sharing, veal and pork chops best in North County. Who needs Ruths Chris!!

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vipWolfman
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been customers of Bob’s for a LONG time, way back to the first locations in Dallas; we were very happy to see that they have one in Carlsbad! They do as good a job as any of the premium steak house groups and once again delivered an outstanding dining experience. In town for the Breeders Cup - fitting because we went to Bob’s after our 1st BC - in Dallas in 2004!

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Mjbeach
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food, once received was fantastic! Unfortunately it was over an hour before it was communicated that the chef wasn’t happy with one of our filets so he was doing over. Complimentary 2nd round of drinks was provided but too late for week day drinking to enjoy. Staff was amazing. Realize it’s hard to get help and some enjoy long dinners. Next time I’ll set reservations earlier.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Drinks were good too as I had the cosmopolitan. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Will be back soon!

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for your review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that our team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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TWOceanside
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were hoping to find a restaurant that was equal to Donovan’s which closed because of the pandemic. It was our pleasant surprise to discover that Bob’s Chop & Steak House in Carlsbad fulfilled that desire. The food was absolutely delicious, the service exquisite, and the ambiance welcoming and pleasant. We will definitely be returning for all our special occasions.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Bob's. We really appreciate the love and can't wait to welcome you back next time! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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RuthB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely fabulous!! Husband ordered the Tamahawk pork chop and it was full of flavor & juicy! Our waiter Antonio was excellent, always making sure we had what we needed! We definitely will come again!!

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you, Ruth! We are delighted to hear that you and your husband both loved your meals and that Antonio took great care of you. We look forward to serving you again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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vipMelanieV
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was outstanding, we really enjoyed it. A couple of suggestions, a butter knife with bread service, cocktail stir sticks and more servers, they are understaffed. 20 minutes for a dessert menu/order and 20 minutes for the final bill is too much. Our server had our whole section plus the patio. We will definitely be back though!

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thanks for your review, Melanie! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for an even better experience in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding dinner for my wife’s birthday and the chef made an excellent dessert to celebrate. Very attentive staff who even arranged bellman transportation back to our car as the walk was long and neither of us are very mobile afoot.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed celebrating your wife's birthday with us and that our team took great care of you. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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Davidm
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food. I wish the bar opened at 4 we were early for a 5 pm reservation and had to leave and find another spot to have a drink and wait.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you, David! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice table, good service and excellent meat.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and that our team took great care of you. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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DeborahS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had cocktails which were good and a tomato blue cheese salad. We ordered a 14 oz prime rib eye medium rare which we planned to share.. The steak was cooked as we requested and tasted good but was really fatty and thin. They did split it w/o a charge and it was adequate for us. It was my birthday and the waiter treated us to key lime pie which was delicious! The service was very good.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review, Deborah! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your birthday with us. I am so glad that you loved your meal from start to finish and that our team took wonderful care of you. We really appreciate the love! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, everything was just right. Our bartender Colbie was above and beyond.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you, Steve! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that Colbie provided you with great service. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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vipRemz
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for our anniversary! Great service and food.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary with us. We appreciate the love and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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vipperfectbiteseeker
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and we had a lovely experience. Our server Michael G. was terrific and made for a wonderful experience. Food was amazing and can’t wait to return. What a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks for your review! We are so glad that you loved your dinner and that Michael provided you with excellent service. We appreciate the love and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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vipdawnK
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Good was wonderful.

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HughS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Dining in horror.I have put off going to Bob's Steakhouse for years. Finally I decided to go. I should have never gone. Service was marginal at best. Server was nice but not classically trained. When prices are high service and quality should be perfect but it wasn't. The food was pathetic. Both cuts of meat weren't worth what we paid. The mashed potatoes were similar to what you can microwave for 3 minutes and stir and nuke for another 2 minutes. Zero attention to detail. Got a wedge salad. I asked for balsamic vinegarette and the Server said ok. The person that brought me the salad didn't bring the balsamic vinegarette. I was then told they didn't offer it. Huh? That person left but didn't offer any pepper for the salad.. We then got our sides for the baked potato. Just look how it was served.. I guess I have loftier expectations for such a high priced Steakhouse. My son and I just got back from Chicago where we ate at Gibsons. Bob's could learn any things from Gibsons. Won't ever go back to Bob's again.

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CeeJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our drinks from Cody at the bar before dinner. Our meals were outstanding and our server, Daniel K, was super attentive and made sure our meals were piping hot when the meal was served. He treats my 3 girlfriends and I the most scrumptious dessert with a candle for our birthdays and we LOVED it! Portions were very generous and the food was really good. We will definitely be eating here again. The big cooked carrot that comes with every meal is like Thanksgiving dinner in every bite, so so good.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that our team took great care of you, especially Cody and Daniel. We appreciate the love and hope you'll visit us again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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KathleenH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Loved everything about our experience, A+

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks, Kathleen! We are so glad that you had an excellent experience dining with us. We hope you'll visit us again in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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StephanieT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a delicious meal with great service, Bob’s is the place to be. My husband and I dine at Bob’s at least 5 times each year and we can’t say enough great things about this location. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and attentive from the moment you walk in. We were greeted by both the General Manager and the Assistant Manager during our meal at different times, just to say hello and check on our satisfaction with the meal. The food was delicious as always. Our appetizer had the most amazing dressing and scallops had a nice sear and seasoning on both sides. The blue cheese salad and caesar salad were flavorful, crisp, and timed appropriately with the meal. The steaks were the highlight for us. My ribeye was cooked and seasoned very well. Perfect pink throughout, very tender, and balanced. My husband’s NY strip was also delicious - cooked to medium and pink throughout. Both were so juicy! We also appreciate the portion sizes - they certainly aren’t for small appetites. The lobster tail was so fresh, sweet, and soft - the best I’ve had. The smashed potatoes had a great texture - smooth and silky. The carrot, a Bob’s signature, was not overwhelmingly sweet. For dessert, we enjoyed the brownie with ice cream. Our overall experience was lovely and just what we signed up for to celebrate our anniversary.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you for your review, Stephanie! We really appreciate you and yours husband's loyalty to Bob's. I am delighted to hear that you both loved your meals from start to finish and that our team provided you with excellent care. We appreciate the kind words and can't wait to serve you again on your next visit! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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Bree
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received excellent service from the staff and our steaks were outstanding. We will definitely be returning!!

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you, Bree! I am so glad that our team provided you with excellent service. We can't wait for your next visit! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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RonaldW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very high quality. Excellent food and service. California open seating a little cool. 3 screaming children not Bob’s fault but should not be at high priced restaurant. VERY difficult to find in back of beautiful hotel area. Very little signage for out of town visitors. Even with Waze we were unsure of location. Use valet otherwise long walk from self parking.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you, Ronald! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience dining with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll visit us again soon! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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MikeW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beyond excellent and very well prepared and presented
Cooked as requested and served hot
waitress was excellent and have used a little more support, think they had a much larger walkup than anticipated and there is a shortage of help available due to COVID and other factors

We will go back

Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you, Mike! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that our team took great care of you. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the chance to welcome you back in the future! Sincerely, Greg Van De Velde, General Manager

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Bob’s Steak & Chop House – La Costa is rated 4.6 stars by 899 OpenTable diners.

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