Born & Raised

4.7
1017 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
4pm-midnight (7 days a week)
Food served until 10pm Sun-Thur
Food served until 11pm Fri-Sat
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Phone number
(619) 202-4577
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Executive chef
Jason McLeod
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fir Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1017 People Are Saying
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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally after the worst experience I had here last time today made up for it and for all my good visits. DANIELLE is the server I’ve had so far. So informative and genuinely so nice. I will only get her next time I come! She’s amazing and thank you!

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P
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It has lovely decor with hard banquette seating and an extensive very expensive menu. Their wine list is likewise extensive and very expensive. My ribeye steak was very chewy albeit tasty. Their Steak Diane was very good as were the "sides". Overall I would not recommend this restaurant.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Born and Raised could not have been better. it was my daughters 16th birthday. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left they made her feel like a princess. A member of the team (Jackie) even came to the table with a lovely card for her. The food, ambiance, service was world class. Can’t wait to visit again!

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

I ordered the meat sampler. Everything tasted so good. The Japanese a5 waygu was amazing! It was the best steak that I've ever eaten. Be prepared to pay for the great service and delicious food!

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

Amazing service! Delicious food! They also have great cocktail, great beer and wine options. Desserts are a must as well!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has gotten to be my favorite place. The decor is amazing. I prefer the upstairs. The downstairs seems to be really noisy. My favorites are the dry aged meatball and the dirty hash browns. Their cheesecake was out of this world!

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

Great food, you get what you pay for... The price of gold is going up, get here fast!

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P
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Incredible food. Beautiful atmosphere. Unlike any other restaurant in San Diego. Attention to detail is everything!

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KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance and food! No complaints.

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

Fantastic! Expensive but worth it. Inside is beautiful! Upstairs bar is sexy!

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

Absolutely amazing. The setting, the food, the staff all A+ quality. Beautiful interior and beautiful steak.

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

Great steakhouse with variety of choices. Excellent service by Davin our waiter. Very attentive and made sure we enjoyed our meal. He even offered me a different drink since the original drink I ordered tasted like juice. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Will come back again for another surcoat occasion or to get drinks upstairs!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We booked a table for 9 pm and they first had a table available at 10 pm. We were told when we arrived at 9 pm that we would have to wait max. 20-30 minutes, but we ended up waiting for one hour. Furthermore, it was my birthday and I was very disappointed with the service.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Had reservations for 8:30 and didn't get seated until 9:30

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KA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a little weird when the table side service guy asked the table beside us (3 elderly Caucasian couples) if they ordered the steak tar tar, and they told him no and gave him a very confused look. Then I raised my hand and said oh that's us, because we actually did order the tar tar. And he looked at me and said "let me go check, I'll be right back". My wife and I are a younger (30) mixed African American couple, so I'm going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt and say there was some confusion with the table numbers and not that it was about age or race. Other that, loved everything about our experience and the meal. Had cocktails on the roof top to start. Took our picture with the portrait of ODP. It was the best steak I've had (dry aged ribeye) since eating at the Grant Grill. Our server was excellent. Food was delivered in a timely manner. Truely a 5 star experience minus the minor hiccup.

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GG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Disappointed. Although the service was superb, the entrees were not. I had to send my fish back and lost my appetite for a replacement. The other two entries for my co-diners were marginal at best and were not worth the very high cost. Loved the decor though!

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CJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Born & Raised and again the experience was amazing. We ordered a variety of dishes from meats to fish and everything was delicious! Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 4th time enjoying dinner at Born and Raised and we are never disappointed. Service always exceeds our expectations every time. Food is always amazing. Nicholas was our waiter for the second time and he deserves a raise and promotion. He is very knowledgable about every item on the menu. If you have anyone on your team that should train any newbies, it should be Nicholas. We'll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food. The best drinks. The best service. Don’t know why I waited so long to try this place because now I’m hooked!

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c
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant itself was impeccably designed in authentic Art Deco design with clear attention to detail. Both the frois gras and the beef Wellington were amazing and melted in our mouths. Top notch. The staff were well trained and personable. So there were a lot of positives for sure.

There were, however, two things that let the night down. The first was the kitchen exhaust system which was not strong enough so the smell of the kitchen went throughout the restaurant. While the food smelled great...we also smelled like we were the ones doing the cooking by the time we left. The second was the martini cart which was meant to come make your martini table-side. It took so long we left sober after a 2.5 dinner when we were up for a party. A bit disappointing.

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TB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I seriously could not stop oooing & awwwing over the ambiance and design! I’m an interior designer and this place is incredible. I don’t eat meat, but my son does. It was his birthday and I’m thinking I might have detracted a tear in his eye when he was so enjoying every bite of his wagu! 😉 Even not eating meat...I left stuffed! ...in a most delightful way that is! The food was amazing, the service was over the top, everyone was more than personable and genuinely kind. It was a great night and money well spent! Everyone must go!! We all agreed it’s our new favorite spot in SD!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything as great but was not fond of the sides we chose

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SB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a special dinner. My wife and I both enjoyed the steaks we had, done as ordered and very high quality. My only disappointment was with the selection of vegetable and the starch sides they offered. The menu does a poor job of actually describing what the sides are. We ended up ordering fingerling potatoes with herbs and cheese, as described by our waitress only to have a side dish that was overly sweet and not to our liking. I would only suggest you get a good description of what you are ordering. Steaks were great though!

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b
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, great service. We had a family gathering to celebrate a birthday and had a great experience - despite an early sitting we were not rushed and enjoyed every minute.

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e
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome bar and great food. The service was excellent and the roof top dining was a nice experience.

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JM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been wanting to dine here since it opened and had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful dinner with the family as everyone was home for Thanksgiving. Our meal was amazing; steaks perfectly prepared, bursting with flavor; sides rich and flavorful, plenty to share. We were so grateful that we could enjoy the table-side prepared caesar salad with bibb substituting for the romaine due to the lettuce scare. The only drawback was the woman seated next to us who stood and photographed every dish that was being prepared with her lumi case brightly shining our way.

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London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All you can really say about this place is PERFECTION. The place is gorgeous, the service was incredible, and the steak.....ya go try it as soon as possible!

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U
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service with a rib eye that was to die for

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great beef dishes, side dishes just OK, tough parking unless you valet, $12 very noisy, vegas ambiance
excellent service.

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Y
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my husbands birthday and we were very pleased.
The food was great and the table side service is very impressive.
We were very happy for a nice birthday slice of carrot cake!
Good service.

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinario. Un must

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is beautifully unique and the staff is dressed to match. Everyone was polite and we were well taken care of. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The meatball appetizer and bread were amazing. It was a great experience and we will 100% be back again.

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ZB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great steak menu, wonderful staff, overall very good.

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SN
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 4 of us enjoyed a fantastic dinner. We started with the bread (I could do a meal with that alone, it was a delicious popover!), the uni spaghetti, polenta meatballs, and the foi gras. All excellent. Loved the tableside caesar, omelette (had to try it because it was so odd/unique on the menu!), and steak diane. The bone in ribeye was the best, followed by filet and steak diane. The dirty hashbrowns were a favorite side. All of the servers were attentive and knowledgeable. Great wine list! We loved every minute of our meal from start to finish including the vibe, the bathrooms, and the decor. We will return!

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience all around!!!!

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MC
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening! Very cool rooftop bar, the staff was exceptional, the food was interesting and yummy. Even though they were crazy busy, they didn’t rush us at all. We’ll go back!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Shout out to Josh, our amazing server

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary night! You guys made it over the top great! Fantastic atmosphere and the table side martini is the best I’ve ever had. Bravo’

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BE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Rarely saw the waitress - after the order next time was when we were almost finished eating and she came by when we were almost finished dinner.
Potatoes served w prime rib was over mixed ! Blended. ? Almost liquified.
Prime rib was good. But there is better around - and cheaper.
Love the expensive build out.
That said - does expense of that cover sales ?
Do feel much of the staff feel cocky.
However the bar guys were great. Downstairs.
Mexican guy was especially good. Do not know his name.

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