Our level of service is only matched by our celebration of regional American heirloom recipes offered with genuine neighborly hospitality. We are committed to supporting local and regional farmers, fishers and producers by cooking food that recaptures the simple and pure tastes found in locally grown, natural and organic ingredients. We strive to raise awareness of a more sustainable food future, while helping to restore a sense of community that brings us back to a more homegrown time.
The Cowboy Star Menu features the finest in select natural products including Niman Ranch all natural beef from the nation's leading Certified Humane Angus herd.
Have been here a few times now. Service is not only attentive but knowledgeable. Atmosphere and decor are great and the food is spectacular....never had better steak anywhere.
Best steak on the west coast. Always great service and fun to sit at the chefs table.
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the meal, especially the entrees and attentive service.
Fantastic steakhouse. Steak was perfect and the service friendly and professional.
I eat out 300 days a year and have been to every “who’s who” restaurant in SD. Time and time again CStar takes the cake as the best food and the best experience. Both food and experience being mutually exclusive of each other. 10/10.
Visiting from Chicago we wanted to try a spot that wasn't a known big chain steakhouse. Cowboy Star was a home run start to finish. Seats at the counter were a great experience as was chatting with the chefs. Highly recommend.
The chiles toreados, cream brulee and Carajillo are the best.
My all time favorite restaurants. It was a pretty stress full day, a glass of wine and a rib eye from Cowboy Star is all it takes to make things alright in the world
Cowboy Star never disappoints. Always top notch. Food was excellent, cocktails spot on. Service is always knowledgeable and friendly.
Had the Wagyu Hokkaido New York steak. Pricy, but unlike any steak I'd ever eaten. Melt0in-your-mouth tender....
They are good
Awesome as usual!!!
This is hands down the best steakhouse in San Diego. The meat is perfect and the sides are excellent and the prices are fair compared to some of the other local steakhouses. The service is impeccable.
We went for a late anniversary dinner date and were treated incredibly well and nicely by the staff. The food was delicious. This is a great place to treat yourself to a wonderful steak dinner!
The food and service at Cowboy Star was superb. From the fresh rolls and butter to the dessert everything was excellent. Steaks and mashed potatoes came out perfectly, very tender and flavorful.
Our server Luis and the entire staff made for a perfect experience, topped off by a special dessert plate to celebrate our anniversary.
Love sitting at the counter!!
Good, as always
Let's start by saying that we had huge expectations about this restaurant. Since from the greeting it didn't start well. Hosts barely welcomed us and looked at us. In general the staff was too serious. Our server was ok not good not horrible.
Food wasn't good. Both my meat came back not cooked as I wanted and I had to send at least one back because it was too raw for me. The other one was raw as well but al least edible. When I did send it back everyone was discussing if it was actually undercooked or not which made me uncomfortable.
They have an open kitchen all of the chefs had greasy hair and they were not wearing a hat or anything, completely unsanitary and gross.
Considered that we had to send back the meat, which is their specialty, they should know that the taste and the tenderness once it got cold and reheated again it's not the same.
Nothing was comped not even a dessert.
For $320 check we will definitely not go back.
Excellent place! Loved the flavor and the dessert was amazing!
Lived up to the reputation. My partner had the wagyu skirt steak and said it was amazing. The leftovers were delicious cold/reheated the next day. I had the corn & crab risotto and it was probably the best risotto I've ever tasted. It was the best crab I've had since I was in Alaska, and a good portion of it. We thought the caesar salad was just okay but the parker house rolls are to die for! Our server, Ali, was very nice and we loved watching all the special little things the staff and manager did to keep the level of service so high. The restaurant was not too loud and we loved the decor. Perfect for a special date night or group dinner. Will definitely be going back!
Going away dinner
We sat at the counter and were able to chat up the chef and watch the food go out. It was amazing- the food was incredible and they gave a special touch to my boyfriend's birthday meal:)
Amazing first visit, we will definitely be back!
Very knowledgeable staff with excellent customer service.
Amazing steak. Seriously one of the top three places I’ve ever been, would highly recommend. The sides were good the bread was great but the steaks is where this restaurant really shines. Would go back!
We come here every year for my wife, mother in law & brother's birthdays. we always enjoy our time. our favorite part is where we get to pick our steak knives. I was disappointed this time when there was just a generic steak knife placed in front of us. Also the reservation for my wife's birthday but the bread pudding I bought had "Happy anniversary" on it. Almost got me in trouble until I pointed to the menu where it said "happy birthday, Tina".
You guys are always great but the server seemed like he wasn't into it that day. we had him serve us before and he was always on top of it. not so much this time around. Also, he seems to never remember us even though we go here 3-4 times a year and had him as a server multiple times. Other servers are the same. We understand though, it's difficult for Americans to tell asians apart
Amazing food and excellent service with knowledgable staff. Highly recommend the ribeye.
We had an outstanding experience....food was spot on...service was fantastic
As always, absolutely fabulous service. When booking the reservation, I told them it was my boyfriends birthday, and they even made specialized menus for him, wishing him a happy 25th.
steak, disser..was great for me.
i had never forget memory at cowboy.
It was our first time at Cowboy Star and we had such an amazing experience. Service was wonderful and the food was perfect! We look forward to coming back soon!
When we arrive the restaurant was empty, no customers, we arrived 15 minutes ahead of reservation, they refused to sit us down until our reservation time. I found this insulting.
Food is great and once you are seated service is also great!!!
It was just the first impression. That demerits the experience
This time.... yes we eat here alllll the time. We sat at the counter to watch the kitchen. Best experience ever! Wow everyone is working like crazy and so well together helping each other out. Loved seeing all the dishes being made. We lived it. Thank you.
I have been going here for 10 years, and it’s as good as ever. Can’t miss for locals or visitors.
Superior in every way....will continue to re-visit again and again.
I had booked this for my executive team that were visiting from NY and I knew this would be a great place since I enjoy it so special occasions. Food, ambiance and service were all perfect! Thank you again for always delivering outstanding service and quality food.
best bread in town!!
also get the bread pudding and shrimp cocktail!
Excellent food, drink and service. The mussel appetizer was perfect to share. Very deliciously seasoned broth and fresh mussels! The Wagyu beef was tender and flavorful.
The quality of the meal was exceptional! Everything was delish!
Amazing evening for my fiancé’s birthday. Cowboy star created yet another fantastic memory for us to share for years.
Food and service were top notch!