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Born & Raised, San Diego, CA

Born & Raised

4.7
4.7
3811 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 69 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 3,811 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

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  1. MH

    MaxiHook

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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 :)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Service was awesome!

  4. E

    Esme

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. c

    cdimmitt

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Everything we ordered was delicious.

  6. IO

    IdrisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  7. JP

    JennyP

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  8. LS

    LeslieS

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!

  9. JM

    JuneM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  10. R

    Rwilder

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  11. KD

    KristinD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!

  13. a

    ambers

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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 !

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Over price services is not that good.

  15. BA

    BrigetteA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  16. SD

    SanDiegoTraveller

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    The setting is gorgeous, and the upstairs offers wonderful views. Our cocktails were delicious, but the steaks were bland and overpriced. Its obvious they don't use quality meat. No grass-fed option. I would not return

  17. T

    Tomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dry aged steaks were phenomenal as well as the drinks. Make sure to bring a jacket if you eat outside

  18. HS

    HomegrownSeattle

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little Italy is an amazing area for dining and walking around. Street parking is hard so ended up in a parking garage at a good parking rate based on their recommendation. It was a few blocks to walk but allowed us to enjoy the area. This place was recommended to me by 3 co-workers who ate their recently at their upstairs section - we ate downstairs and it was good! We made reservations 10 days ahead for 2 people and even then, they were nearly booked with only 4 openings left. So reservations are a must unless you take a chance walking in and eating upstairs in the bar area. They don't seat you until your actual reservation which was okay since we arrived about 6 minutes early. We sat at the bar area and got to look around at the decor. Great decor - both downstairs and upstairs (do not miss the fabulous views from upstairs). Great food (normandy butter with the bread, 8oz filet, potato puree - yum!). Too full for dessert but loved watching the dessert cart go by several times with multilayered tier cakes. Very friendly and personable waiter - delight to engage with and speak to! He made it very enjoyable. Does get loud inside with everything talking so you have to shout to your dining partner but that's because it's a lively atmosphere.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    A graduation and a Bday — They screwed up our order and it took 10-12 minutes to correct and by then steaks were cold. Asked for Manager who was slow in coming and then did nothing to remedy the situation. So, we paid full price for cold meat. I would not recommend as it is also overpriced for the quality of meat you get. Manager admitted they screwed up but failed to provide any remedy. No effort at service recovery.

  20. IF

    ImnFrsn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and so was the service! We really enjoyed our food.

  21. TT

    TripleT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Could hear the conversation of the next table easily. Don’t feel much privacy for the price that paid for dinner. Made reservation but still had to wait for extra 15mins.

  22. LG

    LucaG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was absolutely amazing. The bartender made great drinks and you could tell he was an expert. The service was possibly the best I’ve experienced at a restaurant. The ambience and decor is great.

  23. SC

    SusanC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wish they would of moved us to the table that had the sun. But they said they couldn't. Strange because the table was empty the whole time we where there.

  24. NL

    NatalieL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The hostesses were very accommodating when half my party had to cancel. Once my whole petty arrived we were seated promptly. The food was DELICIOUS! It’s definitely worth the price. Our waitress answered all the questions we had and recommended dishes and how the meat should be cooked for best taste. They offered us dessert and provided a little freebie with a candle for my birthday. Overall it was a great experience, I will definitely go back!

  25. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambience fantastic service and truly remarkable food the staff knows the menu intimately

  26. MA

    MACH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service started out not being that great. It initially seemed no one knew who was responsible for our table. As the evening went along the service got much better. Food was very good, but didn’t blow us away. We probably had a higher expectation based on the perceived hype about the restaurant.

  27. BA

    BayAreamMichelle

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and fun ambience. Great for celebrating a special occasion.

  28. M

    Marisela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak Diane is a must and the sampler! The food tasted delicious. I come from Tijuana where gastronomy is delicious so I definitely give BAR a 10/10 in taste!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Ambience is top notch. Food was mediocre, steak was the only thing that was excellent. Sides were bland and needed salt, specifically the mac and cheese. Side of cauliflower tasted like it would be better served at a sports bar with a burger. They offer table side martini service but only offer absolut and Tito's, no other top shelf brands. We loved the vibe but the service was subpar and the wait staff had attitude. They forgot one of our appetizers and never checked in on how the entrees were. We would come back for cocktails but will likely not return for dinner. The place has the potential to be excellent but would need more focused, mature staff and improvements in the kitchen.

  30. F

    Faye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you're looking for a place that's casual trendy this place is it. Makes a good setting for date nights. Food is superb as I got the steak sampler which is always a hit. This time around I got uni spaghetti which was excellent paired with chili oil to add a kick. The mushrooms were decent as there was not a 'wow' factor that would make me order it again. Overall great ambiance and experience for someone I introduced this restaurant for the first time.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place!

  32. TA

    TimA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Service was good but food wasn’t very good. Presentation could use some work too.

  33. c

    ckone25b

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Overall pretty good, obviously overpriced but a fun dining experience. Great cocktails, food did not quite meet expectations. Wife had a filet, cooked to desired temp and was great; I had the dry aged bone in rib eye, 1/3 of it was a fat cap and not really edible, remaining meat was overcooked slightly from the requested medium rare but the flavor was still good. Highlight was the dirty hash browns side - super delicious and a fun way to have a potato side. Other dishes we got were the shrimp cocktail and the Caesar salad. Shrimp cocktail had maybe 3 jumbo shrimp cut into 1/4s - good flavor but very small portion and the Caesar was good even if the table side preparer was a little heavy handed with the Tabasco sauce. For the price there are definitely better steakhouses in San Diego, but if you are looking a for a hip spot or a place to impress through aesthetic appeal, born and raised can be your jam.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  35. JD

    JimD

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    We have been here several times and this was a complete miss. They were overbooked and our reservation was delayed by 20 minutes. Once seated, we didn’t see a waiter for 15 minutes. Drinks were very delayed and he said the bar was backed up. We waited for about 20 minutes for our drinks. When the food came, everything was cold. We spoke to the manager and the plates were made over. Perfect the second time around… but the entire evening was off and I could have scored this even lower. On top of it all, we were celebrating something special which nobody even acknowledged. We will go back however and chalk up this very poor experience as an anomaly…

  36. RO

    RebeccaO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks, food and ambiance were fantastic.

  37. M

    Michael

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an awesome dinner. Great food and Drink. Our waiter made it very fun

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Noise level too high to enjoy a conversation with friends. Waiter tried to upsell everything. Very disappointed. With overall experience

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife’s birthday

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We were seated reasonably close to our reservation time. Service was good. The meatball was the star… could eat five of them but 17 bucks a piece so that would be pricey. Our steaks were slightly undercooked but still tasty. Not sure of the 16oz claim… seemed more like 12. Not as good as our previous experience prior to Covid. Just expect more at this price point.

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Born & Raised is rated 4.7 stars by 3811 OpenTable diners.

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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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