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About Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego
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.
San Diego, CA 92123
Steak, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details.
$2 Valet parking is available on many nights.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Elegant Banquet Facilities available to accommodate all of your party needs- Wedding receptions, Rehearsal dinners, Holiday parties and luncheons, Retirements, Corporate events, Military parties, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner events from 25-200 guests.
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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.
Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I have been going to the Butcher Shop for dinner and brunch for years. It is the best spot for a date night or brunch with the family.
I love the old school feel, you can almost hear Frank Sinatra singing...oh wait that is the soft music in the background. The wait staff is attentive and we have always had a server and bus waiter. No empty glasses on their watch. Wine list is good and their house cab is great. The steak is always perfect and it comes with soup or salad and rice or potato. Nice if you are on a budget or just like to save money.
Their homemade Blue cheese dressing is delicious. Get some to dip your garlic bread, oh yes that comes with the meal also. A wonderful place to enjoy good food and cocktails too.
I've had a few nice steaks at The Butcher Shop. The most recent trip a rare steak came out black and blue. I can buy a 1lb Choice NY from Primos on Santo for $7 and butter baste it in a pan myself. Very disappointed with the food. Most everything else was nice, but when the kitchen can't cook a rare steak at a steak house, time to find another. I'll stick to Cowboy Star for when I want a nice steak.
They have been around forever, I work about 1/4 mile away and go to Butcher 5-6X a year. What i detest about Butcher is that around the holidays they seem to cater to their larger parties rather than to their regular clientele.
I had a noon reservation.
showed up about 10 mins early.
was told to wait while they sat big tables.
then had to wait as they had sat many people, thus a rush on the kitchen/staff.
After lurking around the hostess stand we finally got sat.
Food was good as always, waitress was friendly and did a good job.
hostess (which is usually mgr) needs to recognize year round patrons.,...........even during holidays
First time here and my wife and I loved it! We were celebrating our anniversary and planned to have a drink at the bar first since it was still Happy Hour. We decided to have our dinner at the bar because we loved the bartender - old school, great service, great conversationalist, a real gentleman - and knew how to make a Perfect Martini. Because we changed from a table to the bar we thought the restaurant would forget it was our anniversary - they didn't and surprised us with a cheesecake and a $20 off our next visit. Because of this, I am planning to take my wife there for her birthday...and many more times in the future. By the way, the food was fantastic!
The service from our waitress was beyond exceptional. The food was ok but not fully worth the price tag. The sorbet had freezer burn and I unfortunately found rubber lining from the sorbet container in the scoop I had ordered, after I had started eating and chewing on it.
Great for a date night with husband/wife. You can actually visit without shouting. The food is great, alone with a relaxing environment. Service is good, though it wouldn't hurt to inject a little personality along with that service. We are regular customers at the Butcher Shop.
The waitress made the evening. She was very professional and attentive to all details of the night. The host sat us at a very small table and gave a twosome the booth which should not have happened. All in all we would return as the meal and environment were outstanding
Our wait staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Excellent meal, possibly the best price chop I've ever had. Everything, from appetizers, main course, and deserts were excellent. I hadn't been to this location for many years, but will certainly be back again.
My rack ol lamb was overlooked I asked for medium rare and was almost well done. The prior time here I had the halibut which was also overlooked and dry I still like the place Very friendly staff very good soups salads and sides. Corkage is only $12. Guess I have learned my lesson and will stick with the steaks in the future After all it is a steak house
Have used The Butcher Shop on a couple of recent occasions for business lunches. There are not a lot of great options in the Kearny Mesa area and The Butcher Shop fits the bill for the right clients.
It is truly "old school", with subdued lighting, red leather booths and a beefy menu. Probably not the best option for a light lunch or a group looking for a healthy, green meal. But if your group likes solid steak, prime rib and chop options for lunch in the mid-County area, this may be your spot.
Wait staff is attentive and helpful. Interior is quiet and makes for good private conversations. Portions are solid. Offerings are traditional and done well. I would comment that the exterior is a bit underwhelming, and the surrounding neighborhood does not speak to an upscale experience, but this place is a little hidden gem.
Nice atmosphere although it seemed a bit 1980's New York. Very dark old fashioned decor. A make over would be advisable. Noticed many seniors but not many under 50, this is normally the sign of the death of a restaurant. Smell of old carpet not a plus. Food was ok but overpriced for the quality. Halibut was dry and uninspired, meatloaf was disappointing. Marie Calender's at best at but double the price.
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