Born & Raised

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Steakhouse
Modern Steakhouse specializing in table side cart service in Historic Little Italy with 2 distinct dining rooms featuring an open air rooftop bar on the second floor overlooking Little Italy.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible evening! Dining at BAR is like the fine dining of Disney. Amazing in every way. We rate our top 5 restaurants around the world and this made 1 of our top five. Thanks for an amazing experience!

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent all around.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience in San Diego

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was an experience! The ambiance and the staff really make you feel like you stepped back in time. My fiance and I had a blast here and definitely will come back again!

SD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the service! My husband was having trouble with resting his feet on the table leg (it was too narrow and weird...) so we had to switch seats but other than that we are coming back!

QL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here to celebrate my son's 17th birthday and everything was perfect! He got a personalized BD card from the restaurant.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food, gorgeous virw

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. The experience was a huge part of the cost(not to slight the food, the food was absolutely incredible too), and it’s worth it...From the bar tenders, table side service, servers, to even management dropping off a birthday card. I’m not a huge martini guy but they may have turned me into one. Overall amazing restaurant

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Horrible, horrible service from our waiter. We barely ever saw him. The service from everyone else was great but our waiter in particular was just so bad that it ruined the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and the rooftop is lovely for drinks. But we had the worst dining experience. We received our main dishes 45 min after the appetizers and when we finally got the food the meat was cold so we sent it back. So while waiting for the meat the side dishes got cold. Some where already kind of cold when we got them but we where so hungry by then so we didn't care. Anyway we got the 70$ steak back still not warm enough but at this point we just wanted to leave. And the steak didn't even taste good. Our friends had been there before and said that they never had such a bad experience. We also celebrated a birthday and didn't even receive a dessert or anything. We didn't pay for the steak but we where really disappointed, thought this place was the best in san diego

RF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the Ribeye and Prime Rib. Both were huge hunks of meat! Ribeye had a little too much gristle. Prime Rib was excellent. Sides and dipping sauces were fantastic. Quite noisy until after about 7pm. For the price, I've had better at several other San Diego steak houses, but thought it was worth a try. It was a good meal for sure, just not good enough for me to go back given other options in the area.

AO
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It was too loud upstairs so we moved downstairs for dinner where it started off nice but grew louder as the night progressed. The waiter started out great by taking our orders but never came back to our table. New waitress showed up after a while and said she was helping the other waiter who I guess was really busy (he never came back or excused himself) . We waited a very long time for our food. We had to eat the (late) bread without bread plates and butter knives until we asked for them. People who came after us actually were served before us. It was odd. We had a nice time but the service could have been better. Our waters were kept full the whole night so that’s a plus. All our steaks and potatoes were way too salty. Had difficulty chewing and cutting ribeye. Great accommodations and trendy atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

DO
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Mors style and show, than substance. Was there 6 months ago just OK. This time bad. Beautiful space. But can't deliver on vision. Tableside service is showy but not good. Caesar salad was a show, but was drenched in strong dressing. The steak Diane was joke. The steak was not sauted and cooked tableside. Two chunks of beef were pregrilled. Elaborate production resulted in tough meat, swimming in a soupy mess of SWEET, watery, winey broth. Not a real sauce and sweet sour result killed the tough beef. They should check out the internet and see what how real Steak Diane is made.

NM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very beautifully decor and ambiance. The food was delicious and I would even say that the filet is the best I have ever had. Cooked perfectly. Sides were good a bit to salty but not a big deal. Drinks were also really yummy. Service was a bit slow.

MR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for friend's birthday- dinner was excellent-
food was excellent
service was excellent
pricey but value was good.
noisy but tolerable
ambiance was showy/Vegas like- but part of the experience.
will return

CW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! Amazing food with incredible service!

ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The service was top notch and made us feel very special.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So awesome!!

WK
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Complete staff is outstanding. Manager offered to let us pick our steaks out from aging room.

ME
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place, everything was fantastic, we ate a delicious dinner for our Anniversary celebration.
A bit pricey though.

M
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great meal, excellent seating on the top deck tucked into a corner booth. Service was excellent. Staff and ambience made this an awesome night for our group. Will be back

DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak Diane was too sweet but service was excellent
it was too noisey as the night went on because of the people at the bar. They started filtering out to the tables. I did not like that at all. It made it hard to talk to each other.

JA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for our first anniversary. What an experience!! We don't usually dine like this, so we were super impressed. I would eat at Born and Raised every day if I could!

EQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, delicious meals and good drinks. Very good customer service 👌👍

RZ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff, ambiance, and experience was amazing.. we were not let down and will recommend to all our friends! Thanks for making my husband birthday so special!

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING IN EVERY WAY !

Many Thanks to all who made the night memorable

A&P

LI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and great food! Our waitress was knowledgeable on all the different cuts of meat and awesome!

EU
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here to celebrate a birthday. Sat upstairs again and requested the same server (Amy). Our first time was amazing; our second time was just as wonderful. Spent a pretty penny (>$900) for a “don’t hold back” dinner for five...worth every cent to enjoy exceptional service, fabulous libations, exceptional dishes, lovely ambiance and, most importantly, enjoying it all with our loved ones. Can’t wait for our next special occasion!

AC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Delicious food! I would definitely recommend BAR to my friends and family.

KP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, table side prepared food such as ceaser salad, and home made ice cream. The staff is attentive to every need, and the atmosphere is impecable! So much fun and will definitely be going back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience in every aspect! We love dining on the rooftop.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was great. They paid a great deal of attention to all our needs and requests.

EN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was really excited to eat at Born and Raised. I actually canceled another reservation when I was lucky enough to get one at B&R. Initial impressions were good. Staff is professional, but friendly. Food was very good. In my opinion over priced. My complaints stem from an incident wherein the food server tipped the the plate of green beans and spilled sauce into my lap. She apologized and a gentleman brought me soda water to clean my clothing. I expected the management to offer to pay for my dry cleaning or even a free dessert. Nothing. My husband and I had not finished our meal, intending on taking the remainder to go. When the server picked up our plates I reiterated that we wanted the leftovers boxed. She never brought back our food.

b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the filet and it was spectacular, and the potato purée tastes like buttery, fluffy clouds.

JW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, the drinks, and the complimenting dishes were all amazing. I was a bit underwhelmed by the steak.

J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and they knew it was my birthday so everyone that interacted with us made sure to tell me happy birthday which was a great touch! The only complaint would be how long it took for food service. It was a busy Saturday night but a little unexpected for how long entrees took

RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we arrived we were impressed with the level of service not to mention the gorgeous decor and ambiance.
The food was well prepared and presented with every bite delicious.
We will definitely be back to enjoy other selections on the menu!
Very impressed!!

HJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place, such a wonderful experience.

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