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Born & Raised, San Diego, CA

Born & Raised

4.6
4.6
3836 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse

The American steakhouse is an iconic restaurant institution. We’d wanted to tell that story for years, but waited until we had the skill, talent and ability to execute it properly, and the right space to be our canvas, an important corner in Little Italy, a neighborhood where we have deep roots. We brought an almost academic appreciation for steakhouse history and tradition to Born & Raised, while trying to stay relevant and authentic to ourselves and our city. Our dry-aged beef pays tribute to earlier, earthier, pre-government grading practices and is the centerpiece of a meal best savored at a slow pace. A timeless celebration of everything that makes restaurants so special. - Consortium Holdings

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Booked 78 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 202-4577

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason McLeod

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 8 or more, please e-mail the restaurant directly at frontdesk@bornandraisedsteak.com

  • Private party contact

    sharill@bornandraisedsteak.com: (619) 202-4577

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Fir Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is offered but not always available. There is a public valet service available across the street from our main entrance provided by the Little Italy Association. Please look for the red umbrellas.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 3,836 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Checked in an hr early, hosts were friendly. Decided to get a few drinks at the bar before our reservation. Stood by the bar top in front of a bartender for 10 minutes without getting greeted or anything. Figured we weren’t going to get drinks from him, so we waited until a couple left the bar top and sat down. Got greeted and ordered right away by another bartender who was kind. We ordered the 3oz wagyu for $25/oz, a 22oz dry aged ribeye, and potatoes puree when it came down to eating. The wagyu was amazing. We ordered it rare and it reminded me of a time when I was in Japan. I would definitely recommend this. The potatoes were exactly what they were named, puree mashed potatoes. I wished they had more texture and not fully mashed. The flavor was good though! The dry aged ribeye was disappointing. It was a thick cut, medium rare, but extremely chewy. It was probably one of the worst ribeyes I’ve had (been to the keg, flemings’s, steak 44, nobu, mastro’s). I think they were over charred to the point where it tasted bitter. It took a while for our server to check up on us and give us our bill. We had to ask someone else after all of our stuff was already pre-bussed. I don’t think I would come back here considering the price & low quality food/experience. This place is very nice though.

  2. ML

    MikeL

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service2ambience1

    Beautifully designed restaurant. Plays rap music during dinner service very loud….Service was horrible.

  3. NY

    NatashaY

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    It was a great environment, good service and amazing food! Drinks are a little too expensive but other then that it was an awesome experience!

  4. AT

    AlejandraT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Steak wasn't great , sides weren't great just meh. Service was ok

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place. Even better food and service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional. The ambiance was perfect, the food was great and the service was a 10/10.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were great! The only gripe was the crammed seating in the corner

  8. CL

    ChristianL

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience from the moment you walked in. The hospitality is top notch. Great for a date night or special occasion. For us we were traveling for our anniversary and ate here. It’s definitely a must try

  9. RA

    ReemaA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always comes back for the ribeye. We ordered 2 (medium rare/medium done) with different sides. This time the steaks came a little cold, detail to take care of but everything exquisite as always.

  10. DG

    DavidG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dry aged NY Strip was absolutely delicious. Great dinner

  11. VG

    VegasGirl

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat upstairs in the open air. Love the ambiance up there.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good, dinner was rich and delicious- outdoor seating wit effective and comfortable heating. Great view of city life. Drinks and dessert were divine as well.

  13. LA

    LauraA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Interesting experience. The steaks were just OK. The restaurant was VERY loud even with a 4:30pm reservation. I woudn't in good consceince recommend the food for the price.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, even better service. Would highly recommend anyone in the SD area to come have a dinner here. It’s a bit expensive but completely worth the price.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Wow just wow, I’m seriously speechless after my meal tonight. First of all the hostess talked negatively towards me about a corkage fee for a wine that I brought for our anniversary. Then just took our wine bottle away without saying anything. Then we were greeted by what we thought was our waiter but come to find our we were never assigned a waiter. I made the reservation for our anniversary almost two weeks ago, you would think that we would have a dedicated server. We were then greeted by another waiter who tried to rush our order and take our menus. I informed him that I would wait till or our original server would come back because we talked about some dishes. After about 10 min or so I asked about our wine and where was it and to make sure that they open this special bottle in front of me. This waiter assured me that they would; however shortly there after the wine was delivered and already opened and in a decanter. I was extremely disappointed that this happens. I asked to speak to the sommelier and explained the situation. For the longest time all he could do was apologize until at the very end he said he would waive the corkage fee. The food was decent however the service totally missed the mark. The wine was just the beginning of the night, multiple issues happened over the course of the meal, and the common theme was that they would say something and not follow through with the action. Very disappointing dinner, beautiful atmosphere but will not be returning unless they figure out how to fix their service issues!!!

  16. DM

    DawneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    So overall I would rate this experience as a 4 out of 5 and here’s why. 1. When we entered the restaurant the decor and design was roaring 20’s meets the shining and unloved it! My only complaint would be, we had a reservation and had to wait about 15 mins to be seated. Because the check-in area is right at the door, there is no room to stand and wait. Probably would need to re-think that layout. 2. We were sat on the main floor just by the bar, and holy hell it was loud. Aside from drunk girls talking at decibels that only dogs should hear, it made it hard for me to hear the soft spoken waiter. 3. Food, appetizers, and table service was almost Michelin star level - but needed a bit more finesse. We were here to celebrate a birthday and they took very good care of us, waygu for two, salted bread, charcuterie tray, and honestly the dirty hash browns were amazing and a must have! Topped off with a macaron dusted with a WuTang clan logo in gold was the topping of well, the macroon! 4. I was. It impressed with the cocktails. I felt like it was an after-thought and even though both the 1st floor and 2nd floor bars were well stocked, I only had 6-7 choices and it was either gin or bourbon options. I wish the waiter was a bit more knowledgable in fruity cocktails and could have given me off-me u choices! And finally, 5. The bathrooms! They are located on the second floor and aside from being a bit dirty (it was a late dinner so I chalked it up to time of evening) they definitely went with a wow factor of paint with flaking and the color palette of brown and gold with quilted styled mirrors I feel like I walked Into a scene of Scarface :) It was our first time, it was a good experience and we will be going back. Just next time, we will request a second floor table for outdoor scenery and hopefully a bit more quite.

  17. AT

    AllenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Our experience was great overall. We asked to be able to go to the upstairs bar after dinner and the hostess told us it is standing room only. At the end of dinner we went up to the bathroom and there were seats available along with plenty of room for us to have a drink *disappointing* Our waiter Angel was great in all aspects. Food was delicious and ambiance was as expected on a saturday night.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Our waiter was a nice kid but seemed heavily distracted. He even took our drink orders but then had to come back and ask us what we ordered because he forgot. Maybe he was just having an off night. Everything else was pretty great as usual.

  19. c

    crazy4corndogs

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an incredible meal with impeccable service from our server Matty!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked in, the host was very nice. Asked us how many years we were married and she passed it on to our waiter. Our waiter was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. Our food was amazing and at the end of our dinner we were gifted a macaron because it was our anniversary. I think this is going to be our anniversary dinner location from now on. I can’t wait to go back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and awesome food !

  22. MH

    MaxiHook

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went on our anniversary date night and had a wonderful time! Everyone is lovely and super helpful, the food is great and the ambiance and decor are truly outstanding :)

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The seasoning on the steaks was unreal. One of the better meals I had in some time.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect for a romantic night out or celebration! Everything we ordered was very tasty and the service was impeccable!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Service was awesome!

  26. E

    Esme

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredibly food and service. Cannot recommend enough!!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    This was our 3rd time eating at BnR and the previous times were wonderful. This time not so much. The service was not up to par as we never had an actual server for our table. I’m pretty sure we placed our order with the food runner. Waited for an extra 25 minutes just to flag someone down to get our check. The appetizers that we ordered and the drinks were all very good. The entrees we ordered were the bone in ribeye and the steak Diane and both came out extremity raw and undercooked. The ribeye was about 30% fat that wasn’t edible as well. We chose to box up the steaks and not to finish them at the restaurant. Upon getting home my stomach was already in a world of pain and extremely upset. I ended up staying in bed for the whole weekend and even called out of work on Monday with some kind of stomach bug. This practically ruined my wife’s whole birthday weekend as I was bed ridden after the meal on Friday night. With as much money as we payed I feel extremely upset with the service and main entree food. I’ve never had an experience like this at any other steak house. Will not be returning

  28. AW

    AnnabelW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    Did not meet expectations. For the Hype, Costs, expected the food to be of a much higher quality than we would have found from - say - a typical restaurant. To be more specific; the Ceasar Salad did not taste any better than anywhere else or the do-it-yourself package from Sprouts. Lamb was under cooked, a bit tough. Since we were celebrating our 32nd Anniversary - thought we would go all out and try the Wagyu beef ($25.00 per oz, 3 oz minimum). Flavorful at first bite, then quickly became of the same texture as any fat found on a lower end steak. Maybe we not sophisticated enough for that grade of beef. Shrimp Cocktail, with Avocado was excellent. Bread ($7.00) would rate it - just OK. The Best Bread found is at Island Prime (Harbor Island). Drinks: Come on seriously -- Our drinks Lemon-drop (with top shelf vodka) and Mojito - No Bueno! Probably should have said something about it, but we are lacking in that department. Wine with dinner was OK. Service staff - nothing short of excellent. Thought the team was very attentive and engaging. Atmosphere --well, noisy, but we are still able to talk to each other. Overall: Would rate it --An Experience. Nothing so good for a return visit or recommendation. Being Master Chef enthusiast; Presentation is a must. See attached photos.

  29. c

    cdimmitt

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Everything we ordered was delicious.

  30. IO

    IdrisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like Steak 🥩 this is one of my favorite in the country. Their Wagyu Korean beef is the best I’ve ever had. I hope you enjoy.

  31. JP

    JennyP

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Service sucked, food wasn’t very good and place was over hyped. Many better restaurants in San Diego.

  32. LS

    LeslieS

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service here was amazing! Roaring 20s vibe. The upstairs dining area is really pretty and a more laid back vibe. Food was delicious and drinks were made with care. Ask for Reed! All his suggestions were 5 stars!

  33. JM

    JuneM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and quality of food was amazing! Went for a birthday celebration and the staff all made a point to wish a happy birthday! Can't wait to go back again.

  34. R

    Rwilder

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  35. KD

    KristinD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience! If you want to be spoiled by delicious food, excellent service and the most gorgeous decor (especially the floral arrangements)…come here! The rooftop dining was amazing! Loved the ambiance.

  36. EV

    EduardoV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I came to this place with my friends to celebrate my birthday and we had a really good time ! Service was great, the view that they offer to San Diego city is awesome. Cocktails are so good ! Food it’s alright.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Rib Eye was served warm on a cold plate. Also, The meat was tough. For the best steakhouse in town, you will need to improve. A good point was that the ambience and staff were excellent!

  38. a

    ambers

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Born and Raised was gorgeous! Service was on point . The bathroom was clean . The food was great , but price was a little steep . But would definitely go back !

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Over price services is not that good.

  40. BA

    BrigetteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is nothing short of phenomenal. The views and the outdoor space are beautiful. The food is amazing, we ordered the Ribeye, Filet, Ceasar and chocolate cake. The ambient was nice the weather was perfect and we had a heater keeping us warm.

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Born & Raised is rated 4.6 stars by 3836 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 78 times today
Google Map for Born & Raised

1909 India St San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fir Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is offered but not always available. There is a public valet service available across the street from our main entrance provided by the Little Italy Association. Please look for the red umbrellas.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason McLeod

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 202-4577

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 8 or more, please e-mail the restaurant directly at frontdesk@bornandraisedsteak.com

  • Private party contact

    sharill@bornandraisedsteak.com: (619) 202-4577

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