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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What 1786 People Are Saying
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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant but very little food for the price.

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

Beautiful restaurant, ambiance was amazing, food delicious. But unfortunately so many servers with different jobs that my underdone steak went unnoticed and my wine glass emptied so that I had to refill myself

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

All around excellent dining experience. Ambiance and service were excellent. Food cooked perfectly. Reserve ahead of time to ensure a table during peak dining hours.

s
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great take on the steak house concept. Wonderful "great Gatsby" Esque decor. Incredible, knowledgeable staff.

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

Excellent as always

SP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great evening

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Amazing atmosphere and food
Tableside steak tartare was a highlight
Steak Diane also prepared tableside is recommended
A wonderful experience

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday. Almost every wait staff wished me a happy birthday and I got a lovely macaroon at the end of our meal. I was nervous sitting upstairs in the outside seating but it was perfect with the view - I think I prefer it rather than the main dining room downstairs!

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

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays here the last few years and absolutely LOVE Born & Raised. The service is incredibly attentive, the food is divine (best steaks in San Diego), and the ambiance is wonderful. Highly recommend for a very nice dinner out.

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

Great place! Would definitely go back. Still playing in my head what a great experience this was. Because that's what it is. The bartenders are like Chemists 😉 Every wait staff from water, to main waiter to table side service for cocktails and sides. Great atmosphere downstairs and the roof top. Don't forget to check out the bathrooms 😁 very classy place seems to bring you back in time.

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

Celebrated our 3rd anniversary and as always, the food, service and experience was great! Love the decor, tuxedo wearing bartenders, and paired serving staff which ensured your every need was tended too. Will return, over and over again.

SD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Beautiful setting and well executed steaks, served by an utterly incompetent wait staff and apathetic management. A complete waste of time and money. Avoid at all costs.

KB
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner, would definitely eat there again. Steaks delicious

BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service. delicious food. gorgeous restaurant.

OT
Guanajuato
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Un gran servicio desde el momento que llegas.
La comida muy buena con execración del cóctel de camarón que no olía muy bien.

El filete con langosta estuvo muy bien. Más guarniciones deliciosas.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My steak was over cooked and the blonde buss boy was rude. It was my birthday. The waitress was very sweet, but for what I paid I expected good service from everyone that works there and a properly cooked steak. It was delicious but not what I ordered. Nope. Never again. I'll go somewhere else next time.

C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very, very good, a bit pricey steakhouse.

CD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor and ambiance was so awesome, there was so much thought put into every little detail. The food was also amazing, we loved the tableside ice cream!

C
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend for his birthday, and we both were utterly surprised with how amazing everything was. The recommendations, the service and oh my the food! Loved everything about our experience.

CA
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The restaurant is so beautiful. Food was good. We ordered table side caesar salad to start along with the Burgundy Snails. Then 18oz Ribeye and husband ordered Dry Aged 22 oz Bone in Ribeye. Sides we got mushroom fricassee, dirty hashbrowns. All delicious. Service was good. Only thing was the hanging rack on the side of the booths. Someone grabbed our food (leftovers) that we didn’t finish that we had boxed up and it was a lot. The server tried to ask the management about what they can do for us since someone jacked our food. We didn’t feel like waiting but it was nice the server offered. Will be back next time we are in San Diego!

n
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

That particular night our server seemed preoccupied with other duties other than our table. Took forever to just place an order, and he seemed to disappear throughout the evening, making everything longer than needed and annoying.
We are locals and like this place, but we just got a poor server on this date.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but I was unimpressed by the fact that they sat us at a 2 person table for 3 people! It was very un-enjoyable. So close to the tables next to us, that we were basically sitting at our neighbors table. Hearing every conversation being had clearly. We had barely enough room to eat and it was very uncomfortable. I would think when spending over $500 on a dinner they would have better hospitality than that and make sure you are eating comfortably. Not stuffed like sardines at a table meant for 2 people. It made me not very excited to come back and not taken care of as a customer spending a lot of money at their establishment.

E
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The service, food, and atmosphere were all excellent.

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It is difficult to put into words how absolutely appalling this dining experience was. Every aspect of our meal was mismanaged up until the point where we left without getting our food after being there for over two hours.

We arrived on time for our 8pm reservation and greeted by the hostess who informed us that our table was not ready -- she told us to go upstairs to the bar and have a drink. Fair enough suggestion since we were out celebrating, we inquired as to when she thought the table might be ready and we were rudely told she had no idea. I inquired if they could find out for us, she dismissively said she would let us know. We went upstairs to a beautiful bar, got drinks, and waited for our table. Twenty five minutes go by and we are finally escorted to our table, at no point did we get an update or an apology for the delay.

Once we sat down, it took 15 minutes for our server to introduce himself or get a drink order. Drinks and appetizers were ordered and both came promptly. We then ordered our entrees (over $500 worth of food between five of us). We waited, and waited, and waited some more for it to come out. We were never given an update, and when we asked our waiter, he said it'd be out in a few minutes. We asked for updates from multiple members of the staff and none were provided. At the 2 hr mark after arriving (75 minutes from ordering entrees), we asked to speak with the manager. The manager was apologetic for the mishap and but never offered an explanation and couldn't tell us when our food would be up. At that point we had enough and elected to leave (with the manager's blessing) given the horrible experience. We were well on our way to spending $1,000 and were being treated like we were inconveniencing the restaurant for taking up their space.

There are a lot of great restaurants in San Diego, if you want to spend a lot of money and get treated poorly, Born and Raised is the place. I would highly recommend spending your money elsewhere.

y
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. The food was delicious and the table side service is a very nice touch. The decor is very elegant and fascinating. A great place to go for special occasions and date night.

t
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had table side for drinks, salad and dessert, and that was fantastic as well as the wonderful steaks. Get the A fun evening and great food !

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

We went to our anniversary dinner. The place is amazing and the service was excellent. Food was also very good, the only problem was that the kitchen confused the steak preparation and my wife didn't enjoy the rest of the evening after that. Some friend recommended this restaurant for our anniversary and it was not a mistake. We'll give them a second change.

CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, some of the better fine dining San Diego has to offer. The upstairs is differently a scene.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing place! The service and the food was the best!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant twice before. This time... they seated us at the smallest table imaginable for 5 guests! They corrected that. Our waiter greeted us within a reasonable time frame and took drink orders. With such a HUGE bar, they didn’t have the vodka, gin or bourbon we all asked for in our cocktails so we ordered what they had. Then it took 20 min for our drinks to be delivered and the staff gave every drink to the wrong person. When they served dinner every dish went to the wrong person .. clueless service!
Also annoying... there must have been 5 or 6 attempts to deliver drinks and food to our table that were not our order throughout the evening!
All this on a Tuesday night and the restaurant wasn’t even half full!
Our food was good but for such a nice restaurant, the experience was not good! Doubt we will return.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y servicio, el lugar esta increíble y todos súper amables !!! Gracias x todo 🌟

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and highly recommend the uni spaghetti...I would say it’s a very swanky place and service was amazing

M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was great. Great experience overall and most important food was delicious!

CT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch execution. Loved every minute of it. As always. :)

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot filled with top notch servers. The food was outstanding and there was a fun high energy vibe.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The side dishes - from the omelet to the potato were amazing. Very posh scene and perfect for a date night. Service was pretty impressive as well.

FS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner here and enjoyed the environment. The overall service was good but our server was busy with other tables. It did not bother us since we were engaged in our conversation but I could see how this would affect other people.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Many levels of special splurges.

L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was so knowledgeable and offered so many options for drinks / food table-side. One of the best dinners I have ever had.

BL
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every moment. Thank you and will definitely be back soon!

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