Born & Raised

4.7
3381 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
What 3381 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Service was fantastic. Wine list was great. Pricey. But you should know what you're getting into at a dry adding steak house.

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LastSupperList
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Excellent. Favorite. Loyal. Many reasons why BAR hits it out of the park and why I'll continue to come back. :)

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JillF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Brought the family here to celebrate two birthdays… I’ll say the service was a little lacking. Steaks came out ten minutes before sauces and sides. Steaks were amazing though and we all loved the mashed potatoes. Beautifully designed restaurant…

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FernAE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent! One of my favorite places in the city to dine.

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Nsjsjssjs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience5

It was my step father birthday. He was uncomfortable at the table because of how crowded it was. We were told no other tables were available. His best friend just died from Covid last week. I have photo evidence of a bigger table with time stamps that was empty the entire time we were there. Other than that. Amazing experience. But don’t lie. Don’t have rules for the sake of rules. This man is here in his birthday, has just lost his best friend to Covid and you cram us in between 10 other people, when there was an empty table with a lot is space empty the entire time we were there. But yeah. COVID doesn’t exist I guess.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gotta love Travis!! He’s the best bartender at Born and Raised. Awesome recommendations and fun to talk to. 10/10 visit him every time we go!!

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Batvan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views service and food. Trevor our server was amazing.

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vipCindyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered: steak tartar, dirty hashbrowns, classic ribeye, champagne

PRO: fantastic service, good glass wines, great doneness of steak, delicious side dishes. I loved their bordelaise and horseradish steak sauce. Their use of herbs and acidity in each dish was great.

CON: steak getting cold faster than I would imagine.

Still I would recommend this place for a big night out! I am definitely going back for uni spaghetti.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Table side salad was delicious. Steak sampler was yummy. Mashed potatoes were good but not hot enough, same with the broccoli.

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VinceL
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience, Jonathan created a martini at our table for us which was brilliant, the service was great and the meal fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations!

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue extraordinario. Amamos cada detalle, la comida, la vista, el servicio de Rafa, la bebida, el ambiente, el lugar.

No tenemos ningún mal comentario, hice la reserva con anticipación para ir en pareja y pedí especialmente mesa en terraza, respetaron mi solicitud y todo estuvo más que perfecto.

Una noche increíble que estamos seguros repetiremos cuando vayamos a San Diego y lo recomendaremos por mucho tiempo a muchas personas. Gracias a todo el staff. Especialmente al servicio impecable, ameno y extraordinario de Rafa. Un saludo a su mamá Karla. Para nosotros fue por mucho, una de las mejores noches en San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobody go here, leave the reservations open for me!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a amazing time here absolutely no complaint was blown away … loved the atmosphere the music , and food was OMG be ready to spend a bit on your special person ..this isn’t McDonald’s LOL would definitely come back hear next time & eat on the top floor jus for the views

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The food , service and atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good experience, food is mid at best and overpriced. I would return for only drinks and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service! Definitely coming back when I return to San Diego!

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GinaI
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. We were on the rooftop overlooking the city. We loved the ambience and items made at table. Our waiter was great. All six of our party agreed that food and experience was perfect. We were all from out of town and so happy at the end of the night.

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vipOneoriginalfoodie
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The vegetables have I had the last two times have been completely undercooked: the butternut squash and the “ratatouille,” which is not ratatouille at all.

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PatriciaB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. Excellet quality on food, service.
Except for a couple of things.
Mineral water was never brought to table when it was ordered.
Fries on cheeseburger plate were overly cooked.
Filet plate was lacking some color and presentation. Filet was served by itself on an empty plate, would have looked much better and apetizing if accompanied by some vegetables. <the plate looked very bare.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 9 year anniversary! The bartender serving us had the most amazing recommendations and every item we tried was phenomenal! We had the bread for appetizer and then got the dry aged bone in rib-eye as our entree with a side of potato purée! I could order that every time! We will definitely be back and trying more of the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Date night

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vipCaseyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread was fantastic! Great, tender steak - worth the price! Great ambience, upstairs would be great, but tough to get a reservation up there (book in advance).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Celebrating my boyfriends birthday. I decided to come here. We ordered bone in ribeye and t bone. It was just ok. I've had much better. I was expecting much more from this establishment. We are New Yorkers visiting San Diego. 1st and last time here. The waiter was nice.

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vip858N
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods amazing! Had the filet with the asparagus crab accompaniment, yum! Well seasoned cooked to perfection! Lemon drop martinis are my go to cocktail here. Had a bottle of red with dinner.

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viprcm6294
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a fantastic experience! Sat upstairs, on a perfect evening. The food was spectacular, from the appetizers to tableside caeser salad, and perfectly executed steaks. Even the broccolini was amazing.

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SDFood
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the ambiance! Ribeye wasn’t great. Not much flavor and tough. Bread was just ok. Potatoes were good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and loved the experience!

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vipValerieN
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Guests are not treated equally. A larger table with a reservation time later than ours were seated immediately, but we had to wait. Side choices were so so. Snails were over cooked and cauliflower was underwhelming. Went for a birthday celebration but table next to us gets a special dessert for their birthday and we did not.

Way overpriced to be treated like a second class guest. I’m done with this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I made a reservation to celebrate my husband’s birthday and recent acceptance of a new job. When the staff heard we were also recently married they went above and beyond by bringing us champagne. The service and food were excellent. Highly recommend!

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JeniferB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful ambience!

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ZacharyB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Maybe the most beautiful steakhouse I’ve been to, tableside service was fun, felt like that quality of the meats themselves was a bit lacking.

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Juliette
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Born and Raised goes above and beyond all expectations. The food and service was amazing and special thank to our waiter Jonathan who made our meal that much better with this extensive knowledge of the menu and amazing recommendations. We will be back very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I found my Rib Eye disappointingly flavorless

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vipJonathan
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of the best restaurants I have been to. Service was impeccable. Food, outstanding (perfectly cooked steak!). Ambience, top-notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Even though it wasn’t perfect they made it perfect. Thank you!

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AlexisH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great ambiance and the rooftop bar had great views of downtown. Dinner was a delicious. My significant other said the steak didn’t require any sauce. He’s a chef so that’s great feedback. My lamb was delicious with the balsamic. The bartender made us an amazing drink, since they didn’t have his drink of choice! Jess our bartender/server was amazing

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ZackT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing along with service! Beautiful Restaurant

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ChelseaM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time bringing my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. Brian was our server and he was so kind, as was all the staff that helped us. Great service and impeccable food and drinks. Loved it!

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Born & Raised is rated 4.7 stars by 3381 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.