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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

4.4
4.4
2246 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features only the finest quality mid-western aged steaks and chops, charbroiled to perfection over a mesquite wood-fired grill. In addition to the USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, the extensive menu also is highlighted by Angus Prime Rib, slow-roasted to retain its tender juiciness, as well as veal, chicken, lobster tail, king crab legs, and shrimp entrees. The dessert selection is nothing short of decadent, and there is a full bar and excellent wine list. The ambiance is elegant, warm, and intimate with rich dark wood paneling, comfortable leather booths, gleaming brass, beautifully etched-glass panels, and a cozy fireplace. The gracious and attentive service staff will anticipate your every need and ensure that your dining experience exceeds your highest expectations. Whether you visit for lunch, dinner, or just cocktails & appetizers in the lounge, you will soon list this among your favorite dining destinations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 565-2272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Bergueiro

  • Catering

    Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private banquet rooms- our Board Room, which seats 25-40 people, and our Windsor Room, which seats 50-200 people. We also offer semi-private intimate surroundings for any occasion. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Cross street

    Complex Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Route 20

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,246 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Good for business meals

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  1. ED

    EddieD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, what else can you want?
  2. JM

    JavierM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new improvements, go check it out once again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service kind of slow. When servers brought the food they were very rushed. Couldn’t ask a question before they left. I guess because of the staff shortage Also, I made a reservation for 7 pm and we still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. What’s the use of making a reservation if you’re seated after the walk ins
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cena con mi esposa en este lugar y toda la experiencia fue excelente! Sin duda regresaría toda vez que esté en San Diego
  5. ES

    EricS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Excellent service, unfortunately the noise from the bar bled over into the fireplace dining area. The steak temperature was perfect but needed a little more seasoning, however they are very generous with sides.
  6. E

    Esther

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Restaurant I undermanned so long waits to order drinks and food
  7. SM

    SandraM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I would have given 5 stars but we were not happy with the new menu selection. Sides were very tasty but very expensive. The menu selection has less selection than before .
  8. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love doing date night at the Butcher Shop but decided to bring our kiddos along. Ages 9, 10 and 12. They loved the food and had a great night too. The kids menu is filled with yummy options and affordable. Trinity was excellent. Great service, quality food and family friendly.
  9. TI

    ToniI

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Went to Butcher Shop for New Year's Eve. Had a great experience with Michelle our server. The food was really good. Went back a week later and had a way different experience. We had a 5:30 reservation so the restaurant was not yet full. The food is quite good. The fettuccine was super salty, but the steaks, salads and sides are really good. It all comes down to service. Our table was not bussed in a timely manner and our server did not check on us to see how our meal was throughout our meal or ask if we needed anything else. We had to flag her down every time we needed something. Since the Butcher Shop is now priced the same as high end steakhouses like Ruth's Chris and Del Friscos, they are going to have to step up the service to keep people coming back.
  10. DW

    DeliaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious well prepared food. We enjoyed our meals. I had the petite prime rib. My daughter had the filet mignon. We also had vanilla bean ic cream with berries- very good. We had decaf coffee at the end too. It was a feast. I had a 2 nd meal from my yesterday’s meal today - such a treat.
  11. RB

    RBphil

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a traditional steak house that has the ambiance of a true experience. The setting is wonderful with booths and tables and beautiful art on the walls. The service was great and the steaks were clearly premium cuts and cooked perfectly. We love this place and have come many times over the years. We will be back again soon when we want an elegant perfect dinner.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food
  13. DK

    DoctorK

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We haven't been here in a few years, but this restaurant used to be excellent. Unfortunately, it is no longer the case. We arrived 30 minutes early for a 6:30 reservation because we were very hungry, but we still had to wait over 45 minutes for our table. The French Onion Soup was quite good, just as I remember it, but the pricey18 ounce Ribeye steak was very mediocre, full of fat and gristle. Although I noted in my reservation that we were celebrating my wife's birthday, there was no acknowledgement by any of the staff, nor any complementary dessert given. I do not think we will be back anytime soon.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    It was my Uncle’s 97th birthday. When I made the reservation, I stated in the comments that it was his birthday. My husband told the host and I told the hostess who took us to our table that it was his birthday and how old he was. The food was good but the service was terrible. Once the food was brought to our table, we never saw our server again. He never came to check on us during our meal. We had to ask another server to clear our table. My husband let the server know, when he finally came to our table, how unhappy we were. We never did understand why he left the dessert menu when they new it was his birthday.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The server was great. Very nice, was always checking to make sure our table was ok. The food was not good at all. The steak was bland, had no flavor and contained plenty of fat. A person at our table’s steak was rare when they asked for medium as well. I wouldn’t go back to this restaurant simply based off the food but the service was very good and the ambience was great.
  16. MM

    MariaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    I was not able to use my gift card from last year, was told to ask former sister restaurant 94th Aero if they could take it. Gift card says “Butcher shop”. While eating, my husband witnessed a guy by the name “Gil” spank one of the waitresses! We knew his name because he was talking about the restaurant’s history to another table and he introduced himself to them out loud.

    Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San DiegoResponded on December 31, 2022Dear Maria, I'm sorry for the confusion however that server who was spanked is my fiancé. It is not the policy of our restaurant to act inappropriately in a work environment. That being said she is not an ordinary employee it's my future wife. It's sad that in this day and age we cannot even be affectionate with our own future spouse.

  17. T

    Todd

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was great, well prepared. The drink quality and bar selection can use some upgrading. Overall, great evening.
  18. V

    Vinny

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here number of times over the years. Nice gathering with my 94 year old Aunt during the Xmas Break. Really pleasant near the Fire Place, servers/host were very attentive. Will be back!
  19. MA

    MANnnyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Old School steakhouse. I'd order a side rather than their dinner salad. Whiskey Sour was good.
  20. R

    Robby

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed with the dining experience at Butcher Shop Steakhouse. The wait staff was great and very attentive.
  21. SW

    SolviW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and delicious food. We were seated in the fireplace room which was great. This has been my husband’s favorite restaurant for more than 30 years. However, I miss the spinach salad as one of the sides. Solvi W.
  22. S

    Shar

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A festive Christmas Eve experience. The staff looked terrific in their holiday outfits. Trinity couldn’t have been a better server. She was cheerful, helpful and attentive, without being intrusive. The food was very good and the prime rib cooked as ordered. We’ll go back.
  23. JO

    JOHNL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed our prime rib dinner because we like quality food and service. It wasn't a King Kamehameha cut but the Butcher cut 16oz was just fine with a bottle of house red wine.
  24. DO

    DONNAGEORGE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eating experience was excellent. We all cleaned our plates. Nothing was left for a mouse. Prime Rib and Salmon were cooked to perfection. The salads were amazing and fresh, full of goodies. Our service person, Claudia was focused, funny and friendly. A perfect Christmas Dinner Night!
  25. ML

    MeatLover

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a classic steakhouse restaurant, excellent food choices always cooked to perfection. I really love the atmosphere. It takes you back decades to a time long-lost. Like all restaurants today, there are staff shortages so just be patient and eventually you will be seated. The lobster bisque was amazing, full of large chunks of lobster. I’ve ordered bisque from many other places in San Diego but I’ve never gotten this amount of quality lobster in my soup. The prime rib was perfectly seasoned and tender, not a lot of grizzle. My group of 5 enjoyed the entire experience, from cocktails to entree. The staff was very kind, patient, thoughtful attentive. Food was excellent! Highly recommend this place.
  26. S

    Schwartmom

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated promptly and greeted by our server only a few minutes later. She was pleasant and helpful, always with a smile. The food and wine were superb, and while it was a bit louder than my husband would have liked (he has a hearing problem), it was not a dealbreaker.
  27. M

    Me49

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable and exceptional food and service. Love the music when they play Sinatra, Como, and all the old singers. My favorite place for lunch or dinner.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!!! Antonio was friendly and very helpful. He had both my sister and I laughing. He was prompt and available when needed. I will definitely return.
  29. GF

    GlenF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent, a little noisy at times but acceptable due to festivities of the season.
  30. EE

    EileenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been to Butcher Shop in many years. Known for the French Onion soup., garlic toast with dipping oil., outstanding prime rib. Waitress was awesome. So happy we celebrated our 28th anniversary there. Definitely will recommend to our friends and family.
  31. CL

    CathyL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We’ve been coming here for 25 years, used to love it. It was my 72nd birthday, stated that in the reservation? Requested the “fireplace room.” When the reservation was made. When we arrived, we were led by the hostess (dressed like it was “Hooters”) to the rear dining room(even though the fireplace room was empty. She did honor our request after I asked her to. No one ever acknowledged my “special occasion” let alone offer the typical complimentary birthday dessert. The prime rib (which we come here for) was mediocre. He asparagus was over cooked and very tough The Prime Rib Bites were way over seasoned and lots of gristle. WHEN THE BILL CAME, IT OVERCHARGED FOR THE WINE BUT WAS CORRECTED UPON OUR REQUEST. HEN THE WAITRESS RETURNED WITH THE. REDIT CARD SLIP, IT WAS $80 MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL BILL. THE WAITRESS BROUGHT US A CORRECTED BILL TOGETHER SITH THE REVERSAL OF THE OVERCHARGE. SO GLAD I DIDN’T JUST SIGN THE OVERCHARGE. WE SADLY WILL NOT RETURN.
  32. EP

    EdwardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service from the manager to the waitress to other staff at the restaurant. prime rib was amazing and perfect. so were the appetizers of shrimp scampi and calamari. just a great experience here
  33. RA

    RAYT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Wedge Salad is not a Wedge, it's basically loose bibb lettuce, ordered the end cut and it was dry as could be. The Zucchini Appetizers were 8 pieces only and cut very thick. My friends NY Steak came in 15 minutes latter than the rest of our meal and was definitely not USD Prime. Other friend ordered the Lamb Chops, they don't have Mint Jelly. And the price is compared to Flemings or Morton's.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Waitress outfits were tacky
  35. JB

    JenniferB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We have been to the butcher shop several times before and loved it The food was excellent as always We had a group of 5 and they seated us at a table meant for 4 In our opinion the waitress was not that great so that put a damper on our evening
  36. AP

    AlbertoP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Initially our server was a bit rude as she faced a table of middle aged men celebrating another year - but after about a half hour she warmed up a bit. Maybe its a statement about immaturity or possibly the harassment women servers have to face in our world so they are on the defensive. She was compensated well for her work.
  37. RD

    RobD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner celebrating my girlfriend's birthday..
  38. MT

    MarifelT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic time! We had a larger party and they accommodated us by placing us in the Board Room. What a treat! It felt very private and we felt as if we were VIPs. Kayla and staff were fabulous. Thank you so much for making our family time so special
  39. AL

    AlfredoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great experience...great food... Waitress did not take our order for about 15 minutes after being seated.... after order taken drinks did not come for another 15 minutes.
  40. B

    Barap79

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, our server was awesome and just a great experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 565-2272.

Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego is rated 4.4 stars by 2246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

5255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Complex Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Route 20

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Bergueiro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 565-2272

  • Catering

    Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private banquet rooms- our Board Room, which seats 25-40 people, and our Windsor Room, which seats 50-200 people. We also offer semi-private intimate surroundings for any occasion. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

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