Born & Raised

4.7
2920 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • 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 2920 people are saying
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LynneT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, but by far the best experience was being able to listen to Motown and Soul all evening - definitely upped the "cool" factor of the place to an off-the-charts level :-)

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RichardW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Weekday experience
Outstanding food - get the Japanese Wago
outstanding service, impeccable !
Some decor and all place settings are tired and worn - BAR should keep the style, just refresh everything
Background music on the patio was so load it caused other diners to raise their voices to compensate which both combined made conversation across a two seat table very hard. Improved a little once the awnings were pulled in traffic or street noise were not factors

Want an intimate dining experience? This isn’t the place

Want stupendously fabulous food and impeccable service and don’t mind a boisterous atmosphere- this is the place

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janek
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and ambiance..I did loose a hearing aid at the restaurant. its behind the ear kind and very expensive...please call me if you find it. there will be a reward...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

3 year anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it! Met our expectations and then some. The scallop app was super fresh and the mac and cheese was delicious. The steak sampler for two was incredible mmm. Whiskey smash drinks were also bomb. Pleasant server and overall wonderful time here!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience overall! Fantastic service from friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent food, and a beautiful atmosphere

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LaurieC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was friendly and attentive. Beverages and food were outstanding. Tables are set a little close together. Everyone should take a trip to the bathroom.

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BrittanyW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday + had a wonderful experience. Reed is a great waiter! Highly recommend

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice place! -----------------------

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Cody
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely great experience. Food was very very good. They brought us out these delicious strawberry and lemon macaroons for our birthday and they were so tasty. Great place for an anniversary or celebration.

JD
JenniD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Born and Raised lived up to our expectations. The food was amazing and the service was great. Our server Paloma and the hostess’s took great care of us. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday dinner! Looking forward to the next time.

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Victoria
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! We came here for my husband’s birthday and he had an amazing time. The food was excellent and the service was beyond what we expected! We will be coming back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Born and raised has a stunning atmosphere. A very unique dining experience. Staff was friendly and helpful. The appetizers and side dishes were definitely the best part of the meal. Very fun and neat place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easily the best meal I’ve ever had

YA
vipYARC
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Best steak we have eaten. The service was awesome as well. We felt very taken care of throughout the evening. I would HIGHLY recommend this place. It was our first time there and will definitely not be the last time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! It was our anniversary and they took special note of that and made us feel celebrated on our special day. Food and the drinks were delicious and the decor is top notch. We will definitely be back.

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LexieG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meats:
Lamb was cooked to perfection and the garlic sauce accompanying it was *mwah* . Ribeye was enjoyable. Wagyu was good try, and as expected, is rich in fat.

Sides:
Carrots and potato purée were unexpected star side dishes. Highly recommend. Broccolini was too salty and I would not recommend.

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Alfarooqu
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very overpriced food. Quality did not match the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance!

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Emma
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, service, and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing! Lovely decor and the food was exquisite!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience

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JordanK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just WOW. We had the steak tartare, a porterhouse with the baked mushrooms and “hashbrowns”. All I can say is we’ll be back soon!

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Yeye
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to spoil my husband for his birthday so I took him to Born & Raised. He ordered the steak sampler that came with 3oz of American wagyu, Japanese wagyu, aged, and dry-aged each. They were cooked perfectly and the Japanese wagyu was life-changing. My husband is hard-to-please, but he said this was the best steak dinner he ever had.

The sides were amazing as well. We had the carrots, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and potato puree. The service was exceptional. They knew it was my husband's birthday so they brought us a Wu-Tang branded strawberry macaron dessert.

It was a fantastic experience. This is a great spot to celebrate something or have a fancy night. We will be returning for that Japanese wagyu.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc.! The food is outstanding. I can’t wait for a return visit!

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Dolly
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about 2 minutes before our reservation, and were seated quickly. Server was attentive and easy to talk to. He made our dinner experience fun and was able to make some recommendations to each of our likes/dislikes. Food was so good, drinks were good as well. Mainly consisted of Gin and whiskey cocktails, so beware if these are not your favorites. We had 3 Ribeyes, 1 T-Bone steak, Meatball &,polenta, charred carrots,, sweet potatoes and green beans.. We would go just for the sides they were that good. The meats were cooked so well, even if you don't prefer medium rare, you will enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Wish the prices were lower but the food (Steak especially) and drinks were worth it. Upstairs was beautiful! Great way to celebrate moving back to SD!!! I’ll prob be back for the bar area if possible to check out HH. Can’t wait!!!!

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Andy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's certainly an amazing experience! I will most definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our service was amazing outside of our head waiter. The bus boys and wine guy were amazing as was the manager. The main waiter passed our table many times with empty glasses and megl

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vipCarolina21
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from Hawaii and wanted to treat them to great atmosphere and delicious steak!

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REGINALDD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

JS
vipJosephS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and vibe! Easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had

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VivianaV
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food was amazing. Definitely will be returning. Steak sampler was the way to go. Table side Caesar salad was delicious. Best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had. Mac and cheese was a great. Carrot cake was a dream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was wonderful! The ambiance, the service and the wait staff! Will definitely go back!!

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RickiV
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior with unique elements like champagne cart. Steak and sides were amazing. Overall expensive but quality was top notch and excellent for special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual. Never fails to deliver a simply elegant and relaxing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Our guests were very impressed

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good however the service was subpar by a waiter. I will say the hostessing was spectacular to accommodate however the server was wedged in between and I found that we are being pushed to eat quickly for the next guest coming in.

CT
CaliforniaTrip
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for a nicer spot to finish our San Diego trip. 5 star all around. Will definitely come back.

FAQs

Born & Raised is rated 4.7 stars by 2920 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.