Born & Raised

4.7
1259 reviews
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Steakhouse
Modern Steakhouse specializing in table side cart service in Historic Little Italy with 2 distinct dining options featuring an open air Bar on the 2nd floor over looking Little Italy.
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4.7
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4.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

For local San Diego folks, this is a restaurant to avoid. The Art Deco decor and atmosphere is very upscale and fun to see, but the best bet is skip the idea of eating and just to head upstairs for a drink and "take in the scene". The food is very average to below average, but priced over-the-top. The wait staff seemed young and inexperienced, and really had no understanding g what fine dining is meant to be. I would never recommend this restaurant for its food.

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

This was a special experience, from start to finish. Creative touches on all the dishes -- signature Caesar salad was fabulous and the dry-aged rib-eye steak was simply incredible. And Daniel the server assistant was phenomenal! Great dude!!

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PN
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively place; excellent food and outstanding service. Very enjoyable.

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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner experience! All staff very attentive and food was amazing. Great ambiance

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RW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Wonderful service. Looking forward to returning.

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London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think this was the best fine dining steak restaurant experience I've ever had!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We were waiting about 30 minutes before anybody took our order . It was also a strange experience because a different server would come by every 5 minutes but never took our order . It was unusually warm in the restaurant and very dark ... we were seated in a booth and we only overlooked 3 other couples ....that was our view . The ambience just felt uncomfortable and unwelcoming .... the food was very good , but not great . We ordered the steak and got fries and brocolli for sides ....I’ve had better steak ( a little too fatty ) and brocolli had no seasoning whatsoever . Fries were great !!!! We ordered the carrot cake for dessert....Decadent .

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was amazing! Prime rib was perfection. Japanese waygu melts in your mouth. Dirty potatoes is a must! Carrot cake was perfect ending to the meal.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I went to B&R a year ago and had a much better experience. The service was not nearly as good as it was before- the entree side dishes did not come out all at once and lacked flavor. The steak was good- but not amazing.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is now a must visit when we come to San Diego. The food was incredible and the service was great!

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Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Had put on the reservation that it was our anniversary, and everyone - from the hostess, to the busboy, to our waiter and the owner all wished us a happy night. The food is OUTSTANDING and the experience is overall amazing. Highly recommend.

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!! Had a great time celebrating the husbands birthday with the grandparents and we loved it! We enjoyed the steak sampler and they were able to cook half of it rare for me and medium rare for the other half and my other half lol! Martins made by joe table side were the best martinis any of us have had!! Worth the high price point and atmosphere is beyond beautiful

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

They write us a hand written card which was a nice touch for our birthday celebration.

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

I took my parents here for their 48th wedding anniversary. The wait staff was by far the most sincere and welcoming I have ever experienced. Not to say that the food wasn’t bomb dizzle but they were very warm to my parents, patient with my 3 year old son, which made the food that much better. Anyone who goes here you will not be disappointed.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. Imagine the Gatsby re-lived through a night but with amazing food with a culinary team behind it all. From a chefs point of view this place was worth the travel every bit. And yes I traveled far from Cincinnati for this. I highly recommend it! Everyone was professional and food was arrived in a appropriate timing. However, I have to be honest and say my server was kind of disappointing. He had a ton of knowledge, but he lacked checking up on us and I felt I had to keep waving him down. It was very unexpected for a establishment as such. I still highly recommend the travels for Born& Raised but hopefully this guy is removed from the establishment sooner then later. He would not be one to be on my team back home.

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OA
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

There were seven of us in town for business and had been referred to born raised. Everyone was disappointed. Sides came out cold, meat was ok but expensive, pork chop was mire fat than meat service was good but after the meal she never came back to table until bill was presented. Will not go again.

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AG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was incredible and food nothing short of exceptional. The table side service for cocktails and Caesar salad is next level.

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PH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This establishment was outstanding from the service to the food and the bill. It's one of the best places for drinks and steak in the San Diego area. Highly recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I can remember. Food was incredible. Katie is one of the best servers I have ever had anywhere.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beef Wellington was superb. Awesome pre-game at the roof top bar. Little Italy has it all.

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R
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it so much coming back for a birthday celebration for my wife's birthday. Hope we can get a nice booth for 4 people. Keep up the great work.

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M
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beauty of the restaurant takes you back in time to a glamorous day and age. The service was perfection and the food was outstanding. It was a wonderful evening and we can’t wait to be back

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ZM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one amazing place! I go once a week and take all my friends/family. Definitely recommend it to everyone

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m
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once of the best (steak) meals I've had in San Diego. Everything was wonderful and the perfect place for a special event.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and quality experience. My out of town guests raved and raved...and raved some more. Born & Raised commands a premium price...but very worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive staff, good vibe and refreshing modern day steakhouse compared to old and tired traditional places.

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AC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our server was unreliable. My appetizer did not come out with everyone’s salad. The steaks were fatty. The sole was tasty but served at room temperature rather than hot. All in all, a very disappointing meal for 6 people who traveled 35 minutes to get there. None of us plan to return.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food quality always surpasses our expectations. Finally an excellent steak house exists in San Diego! Our only complaint is the noise level in the restaurant and the journey to the bathrooms on the top floor.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. They really want to make sure your experience was first class.

If you're looking for a beautiful restaurant with great food and great service -- and a well-made old fashion -- Born & Raised is where to go.

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DN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Daniele, our server, was absolutely amazing and made sure we had the best experience possible. She made sure that our food was exactly how we ordered and knew the menu very well. Every aspect of the meal was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place in San Diego. We live part time in San Diego and always make it a point to visit Born and Raised when we are here. The food, service and attention to detail are outstanding. Rafael, the sommelier has great knowledge of wines and food. We discover new wines each time and have always had a 5 star experience. Thank you Born and Raised.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Japanese wagyu is a must try. Melts in your mouth. All the food was excellent

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K
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fantastic food...

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had! We got the ceaser salad they make at the table, the snails and bone marrow appetizer, mushrooms, the prime rib, and the ribeye. Mind blown! So good! The only downfall is parking.

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Japanese waygu steak was delicious! The ribeye and lobster bisque was awesome, I would order any of those three again and again. I didn’t like the uni pasta, the sauce was too sweet they added some type of sweet liquor to it.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service and decor.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian and JoJo were wonderful and made our entire evening just perfect. Food was excellent and the setting was gorgeous. Can’t wait to come back again!!

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JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

What a splendid place !!
Service is one of the better i have found in San Diego.
The wine list is huge (but it is quickly very expensive).
The meat is really good, I only regret that the quite to much salty vegetables.
Nevertheless you must see this place and the amazing rooftop ( don't forget to visit the restrooms !)

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 3 yrs of being in Denver I felt like I was truly home again

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