Born & Raised

4.8
2320 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2320 people are saying
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Kari
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was funny and attentive. Cocktails were strong and visually pleasing. Steak was cooked perfectly. The only thing was the crab legs were unusually salty other than that it’s always a pleasure.

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vipLeonardoV
Querétaro
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Great food!

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Acacia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for a birthday before indoor dining was shut down. I was pleasantly surprised that our rooftop table was ready right on time. The view was gorgeous. The food was divine! I highly recommend the Tomahawk steak with the added dungeoness crab on top. It’s such a beautiful presentation and sure to impress your friends. Our cocktails were prepared to perfection and never empty. Do yourself a favor and save room for dessert. The banana cheesecake was one of the best I’ve ever had and worth every ounce of guilt. Our table spent half the night ooh-ing and ahh-ing over how tasty every dish was. Bring a few friends, order one of everything and take a few bites of each! You won’t be sorry.

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Keshia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was so amazing. His service was phenomenal and his assertiveness to our needs was impeccable. I’m actually “ BORN AND RAISED” in San Diego so I try to come there every time in town visiting family. I would recommend him anytime I go there.

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LFitch
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there is SO nice! We were celebrating our honeymoon and even received a personal handwritten card. <3

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might be the best restaurant we've experienced in San Diego. Cocktails beautifully presented, outstanding service, table side-prepped Caesar salad, top-notch steak sampler (mouth watering). Rooftop dining with a beautiful view of downtown. Can't beat the combination of setting, service, and food quality. Truly memorable and special.

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Jennifferm
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christopher was an amazing server! Can’t wait to come back. Wonderfully fun experience and all the hype did not disappoint. Highly recommend

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AlfredoC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! The food and drinks were delicious! We went to BAR to celebrate getting married. They made it an incredible and memorable night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and rooftop view was excellent! As was every single thing we ate!

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KayA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out for my birthday! Service was great as was the Meatball!

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Devan was a great server! Overall the staff was super sweet. We were celebrating a birthday and they made sure we had a great night.

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vipHSreview
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ribeyes we ordered were tough and Wagyu steak was cold. Sides were all good and filet was delicious. Service was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautiful atmosphere!! Definitely will return

CJ
vipConanJim
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Diego!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a few of the extras, Japanese Wagyu beef, rib eye and lobster. Portion sizes for extras are decent. The Mac n Cheese was a tad salty, but I think it was just salt flakes that were a little much. Wagyu was spot on. For desert, we had the carrot cake and cheese cake, both were good, seemed about a standard for flavor but size was pretty big. Overall, I would go back to try more items!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an anniversary celebration, and they made sure it was special. Since the moment we walked in to the handwritten note congratulating us accompanied with complementary champagne. They made our night truly special.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our anniversary here and it was nothing short of amazing! Food was fabulous. Service from all the staff - hostesses, our server Kristen, and GM Jonas was exceptional and made our night extremely memorable.

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KimberlyC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance was amazing but we felt like our server didn’t really want to be there and serve us because she had an attitude most of the time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and gorgeous atmosphere! Reserve rooftop and order the Steak Diane with a side of gnocchi and mac and cheese. Their pasta is unlike any you have had before. Super fresh. Straight from little Italy.

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Jennifermyers520
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Born & Raised from the moment we were seated to when we left! We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and at least 4 people wished him a happy birthday. Additionally, our waiter brought us a complimentary glass of champagne. We both had the filet minion which was cooked to perfection and deliciously tender.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our scheduled time and were seated promptly. Food and service was terrific. The Wagyu steak was definitely the highlight of the meal. I would definitely recommend the steak sampler to get a taste of everything. Then you can know what you really like.

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Jeff
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience of this place. Also appreciated the vegan option at a steakhouse so the whole family can dine out together. Incredible Wine. Highly Recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ordered everything recommended by our server and were very pleased with the experience

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GregR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Matt was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time visiting Born and Raised and while the food was amazing, it was our server that is going to bring us back! Donald was absolutely amazing! He was attentive and very knowledgeable!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother spent her birthday dining here, we arrived late, even though we arrived close to closing time, the entire team still managed to provide my mother an exquisite experience... and food of course!

Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Born & Raised to enjoy dinner with my wife for our date night. Very classy place, the food was amazing and the service was top shelf! Quite pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for and this place is top class. I spent about ~$200 for dinner including the tip, but well worth every penny. I recommend this place for special occasions but also really great for couples looking to have a classy date night. -Germán

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with wonderful service! The food was delicious!

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DeeKay
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Is the place absolutely stunning in ambiance - yes. Is to food worth the price - no. A let down after waiting months to go to Born and Raised :/ Cancelling our future reservations there.

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sherrodg
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time having dinner and it was amazing once again! Highly recommend!

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JimmyD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for and this place is definitely worth it. Tremendous food, excellent steak and the ambiance is even more amazing. Great for a special occasion.

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ZainahM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to spots in SD. Amazing food and the ambiance is even better. AAA++++

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place! Service was excellent and attentive. We frequent high-end restaurants often and were really disappointed with Ruth Chris quality last time so thought we’d try somewhere new. Born & Raised blew RC away... so far away I think it’s in OZ now... also, they made us feel so special on our 20th anniversary with a champagne toast and delicious desserts! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! Enjoyed a relaxing dinner with my parents visiting ! They loved this spot

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AlyssaW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Pros:
Beautiful place! Easy to get to. Great service. Great drinks.

Cons:
Food wasn’t really that tasty. But it’s tolerable. I would still order food but I wouldn’t go starving.

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AprilR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service, and amazing views! Good selection of food on the menu, and during these times covid friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of me and my husbands place. Highly recommend it if your ever in San Diego

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was an amazing server.

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vipKathyK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I left a good sweater there the other night and have called the manager two nights in a row and left messages with no response. The ambiance is great, the food just okay.
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Born & Raised is rated 4.8 stars by 2320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.