Born & Raised

4.7
3180 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ATen
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was beautifully detailed, the dimmed lighting and decor was tasteful. The hostess might have been newer; my wife and I arrived early to our reservation time but were sat after other couples who arrived afterwards and had later reservation times…but we were sat at a table nonetheless. The waitress was knowledgeable about the food, and recommended delicious drinks. The meal was delicious to say the least; everything was presented perfectly in terms of timing. The waiter who delivered the meal took the time to explain which was which. The waitress softly checked on us but too frequently. The dessert was just as delicious as the dinner. Our first time at Born & Raised and it was everything and more that people raved about! Recommended for a fun date night!

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Nanc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6 so ate upstairs outside. It was fun looking out over the San Diego skyline. The New York steaks were excellent and cooked perfectly. Great place to celebrate a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our first time here in born and raised....and everything was perfect. the place the ambience, the food, the servers, the view... everything!

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vipPacNWFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious, the service was amazing and the ambiance perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

El servicio excelente, el lugar nos encantó pero la comida deja mucho que desear.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing servers, amazing everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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vipSassydawnb
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. Most of the food was amazing. The only issue we had was the additional lobster we ordered with the steak was so small and was flavorless, the poached it in salt free butter and it had no flavor. The only other issue we had was the chocolate cake was horrible, dry and not good at all. On the other side the beef Wellington was perfectly cooked and the mushrooms inside had a very earthy taste so if you don’t like that you won’t like this. The potatoes underneath were fabulous and the dirty hash browns were as well. The bread, let me just say order the bread. You won’t be disappointed and we ordered two chocolate cakes to go and a cheesecake, big mistake. The chocolate cake went in the trash after just a couple of bites but the cheesecake 4 of us were fighting over. They brought me a lovely macaroon for my birthday and it tasted like strawberry shortcake. Be advised it you are 15 minutes late they will cancel your reservation, there was an accident on the freeway and we called in advance to tell them we were going to be 21 minutes late per gps and they refused to hold our table even on my birthday and for a 4:30 reservation!!!! It was quite cold outside but they brought us blankets when we asked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place with lots of detail and great location. Food was delicious, the quality is worth the price and detailed in presentation. Staff is very kind and very attentive. Makes you feel like royalty. Best restaurant in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I felt like I wasn’t treated like other customers. The bartender tended to people who came in after I did. Never asked me if I’d like to order a drink until I said something. Not cool. Also the service at the table was also sub par. I often had to ask passerby servers to please locate our server or ask others for things such as extra spoons etc. the food was good the ambience was nice. But honestly for how expensive everything was it wasn’t worth it. The service was not satisfactory in my opinion. The rack of lamb is delicious! Mac and cheese delicious! hash brown delicious!

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DavidB
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and staff were tremendous....knew exactly when to be present and when to provide some space to let us talk. The food was incredible. We both had the New York strip and they were perfectly cooked!

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StephanieD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were delicious, cooked perfectly. The service was great, our server was very attentive and helpful when we had questions with the menu.

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lindaw
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our daughter’s 19th birthday born and raised never fails to impress great service great ambience overall great experience

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DanielH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only continues to get better. Excellent service and over delivers on quality.

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justinefraley
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary dinner. Getting an early reservation made the experience nice and quiet. Our waiter did an excellent job at offering drink recommendations and made a great martini.

All of the food was to die for. This was the best dining experience I have ever had.

Will definitely return!

Shout out to the Born and Raised Team!

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Nena
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything beat my expectations from food to service the ambiance definitely a restaurant I will consistently recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Would have liked a better table for the special occasion that was listed on the reservation. Sat next to a family who had a small child on a Mobil device that had the volume cranked up to 11 the e tire meal and it was a distraction from the experience.

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BrendaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View and food was great

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UrbanArts
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply ridiculously good! Beautiful space, great staff, and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful views from the rooftop patio and the food was spectacular! We would definitely dine there again when in San Diego.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food & service was amazing

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, sublime offerings, worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as well as great food! Perfect for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambience, and customer service. One of the top 3 best meals I’ve had in San Diego, and the best steakhouse I’ve possibly ever been to. Really cool vibe and atmosphere was well.

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SabrinaW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reservation started rough, we got there 15 min early as stated and they had us wait at the bar area which was perfect. But our reservation time came around and they could not seat us because of lack of table availability, even though we booked our reservation 2 months in advance so we waited 30 min to be seated.
Once we were seated I have no complaints. Service was amazing, wait staff were very attentive, we were given glasses of champagne on the house for our anniversary. Bar staff were quick and very nice. Food was amazing we got the ribeye with Mac and cheese and the pheasant. A lot larger steak than I was expecting. Overall pricey but very nice experience for a beautiful view and great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Beautiful design and architecture and good food, however we had a few problems. We did not appreciate the photographs of rappers everywhere. Taking romantic pictures of our night in our booth with Easy E above us was not something we liked. We do not respect his despicable, women-debasing lyrics or his lifestyle, so we certainly don’t want his bigger than life photograph in our birthday celebration pictures, but he hung over our booth. The hosts treated us disrespectfully. We had a reservation, but we came 30 minutes early to have our first drink at the bar. They told us it was full and we could not go to the bar. They sat us early at our table in an empty restaurant since they had just opened the doors. However it was my husband’s birthday and I really wanted to have him experience the bar upstairs, so I walked up myself to check it out. There were 3 empty stools. I went down and told the hosts and they didn’t even respond to what I said, instead they wanted to vet me (when they had just seated us 5 minutes prior n an empty restaurant), what is your name, what time is your reservation? Not, I’m so sorry, yes, please go up and have a drink. They didn’t offer to make things right and let us go sit at the bar. Then our server Maria talked a mile a minute and when I asked her to please slow down she rolled her eyes and answered our menu questions with an attitude. She acted in a hurry and did not want to vary from her script. We knew it was a script because later we could hear her say the same exact mile a minute spiel to our surrounding tables. She made us feel like we were bothering her. I don’t blame her. Someone in management hired and trained her so this is obviously the quality of service Born and Raised is comfortable with. Maria would be well suited for working at a sports bar, but definitely not fine dining. I was a fine dining server in SD for 10 years, and in my day someone like her or the very rude hosts would have never made it past the first interview.

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RexieS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my sister here to celebrate her birthday. We had shared the Wagyu steak sampler, lobster, bread Caesar salad, and the dirty hash brown. The service was amazing, friendly and professional. They gave my sister a macaron for her birthday and she loved it. The food was delicious. Really made an impression on her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family dinner. We will be coming back!!!!

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KimberlyB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Hostess was nice and very polite, ambience at rooftop is great, food wasn’t too pricey and quantity is definitely worth it, service was great but a little uptight. Overall great experience

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AshleyM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Service was sub-par for this type of restaurant and food was very uneventful. Expected to really enjoy, but did not. Ambiance was beautiful though.

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GABYV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we enjoy the dinner a lot and it has rich variety of drinks

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sigifredoj
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place to enjoy a nice steak and appetizers and cocktails
upstairs was a lot more impressive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We love B&R and are regulars. Tonight the service was awful. More than an hour between appetizer and main course. Then the steaks were cold. We complained to our server and her words: “no, you’re food is not cold”. And “no, it wasn’t an hour”. It was infuriating to have our server deny we had waited for so long and then deny that our food was cold. If she had handled it more professionally, such as “I’m sorry let me look into it”, we would have been satisfied. It was her rude and outright denial out of our experience that was so frustrating. We have never experienced such terrible service. We left the table at 8:00pm right after we finished our main courses. Waiting from 5:30-7:00pm for our main courses is unacceptable at any restaurant. An hour and half wait is unacceptable anywhere! We look forward to telling everyone about our terrible service and experience at B&R.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything about the experience was spectacular! My only complaint would have to be our steak.
Our two ribeyes had more fat than actual meat.

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vipLECHAHRI
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'd go back there again for the vibe. Service was exceptional. Ordered the following for myself & to share:
Uni Spaghetti, good, small portion but worked; Meatball, good for nothing unordinary; 8 oz filet with blue cheese crust Carrot Cake, huge portion, good; Negroni, deliciously made; Irish Coffee, strong, thanks bartender!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had an amazing dinner. The steak and mac n cheese were my favorites. Even the caesar salad was great though. I like that they put us in a quiet little booth. It's great for a romantic date. For a bit of more casual feel I would recommend the upstairs bar for happy hour.

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RobertL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons Birthday

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Krystle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our newlywed friends out for a nice dinner and this restaurant hit all of the marks! Our server Trevor was super descriptive and attentive yet not overbearing. Also, we all agreed that his personal uniform was on point. Anyway, we ordered our food for the table so we could try a good amount of dishes. We loved every single item Trevor recommended--from the dirty hashbrowns, escargot to the caesar salad & Steak Diane prepared right at the table! Steve-O, the server who prepared our food at the table, was super friendly and very entertaining while presenting the food to us. A fun little touch was doing sherry shooters via our bone marrow after finishing our escargot dish. They sent out a couple of macaron ice cream sandwiches for the celebrants which was very thoughtful. Though it is pricey, it is worth every single penny. Overall, we were all so impressed with everything this restaurant delivers on--perfect ambiance, impeccable service, and unforgettable food. Can't wait to come back and dine here again!

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DeborahL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top San Diego favorite establishments.

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stephenw
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The rib eye steaks that we ordered came medium instead of medium-rare. The bottle of wine was not uncorked at the table. The waiter interrupted our conversation four times without even saying "excuse me" or any other words of interruption.

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Born & Raised is rated 4.7 stars by 3180 OpenTable diners.

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