Cowboy Star

4.8
3405 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Located in the heart of the East Village neighborhood of San Diego, Cowboy Star is dedicated to providing an unmatched attention to detail and a level of service that immediately sets us apart. Cowboy Star guests are the number one priority and guest satisfaction is the base upon which our entire concept is built.

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.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3405 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special celebration!

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JoshL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best steakhouse in San Diego. The get it perfect every time on all accounts.

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vipTodd
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was spectacular. Decent wine list. Pricier than expected

JS
vipJaredS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Luis
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my gf here for dinner and had an amazing meal thank you! Rib-eye was perfect, oysters were awesome and the salmon melted in your mouth. Def would come here again and recommend to a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me start by saying this is one of our favorite places to dine. From the ambiance , to the friendly smiles from staff, and show stopping food. We celebrated our anniversary here and we will never forget it. Personalized menus and dessert !We felt cared for and special for this milestone. The food never disappoints , the brandy peppercorn sauce and bleu cheese on our steak will never be forgotten , it was mouth watering. The service is impeccable and top notch always. Can’t wait to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!! Steaks were perfect!! Ambience was nice and love ending with bread pudding 😋

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ChadA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional! Everything was beautifully presented and the staff were very attentive. My new favorite steakhouse.

MJ
MarioJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful friendly staff! Delicious food and drinks!

Thank you!

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vipRyan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at this restaurant. It is modern, ambiance is excellent, service was amazing, food was delicious, drinks were on point!

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mbl2014
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my bday and I couldn't have had a better time

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GabiMartini
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is THE fine dining scene in San Diego. The service alone is impeccable. The first bite will definitely set the tone for the rest of your evening. As a Native Texas should, I enjoy a good steak, these steaks are so delicious they MUST charge you extra for sauce, as it isn’t needed. We started our Anniversary off with an old fashioned, the cocktails will pack a punch. For appetizer we did the Short Rib Ragu, which melted in your mouth, just succulently soft. We had the Ceaser Salad, and truly it was the little anchovy on top for me. For our main course I did the Wagu skirt steak, and as a Texas Women, I know what part of the cow Skirt steak is. However, this WAGU skirt steak, nearly unbelievably buttery soft. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to truly treat themselves. Every dollar I spent, was well worth it. I truly enjoy a place which changes its menu with the seasons, for that reason alone, I will be back. Thank you Cowboy Star for the great evening!

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LeoH
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time and the food, service and ambiance were impeccable. Really one of the best restaurant experiences ever. Worth the drive!

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vipDanny
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my son for dinner while he was in town for work. As always great service, never rushed, always served. Great ribeye steaks.

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vipluv2eat
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

JC
JamesC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat.

CM
CodyM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh our server was great! He was very welcoming and did a great job curating our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Regular Here but every experience is exceptional. Our server last night was incredible, from anticipating our needs to whipping out a tide pen as soon as he realized I got chocolate ice cream on my pants. We dream about the porterhouse and cocktails. Our favorite restaurant in San Diego, hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was over all a wonderful experience. A small hiccup at the start where my reserved seats at the chefs counter were taken but the staff made sure I was well taken care of until my seats became open.

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Marina
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The steak was phenomenal. We had the 14 oz ribeye and t-bone which was amazing, so flavorful. Service was good. I especially enjoyed the host she took the time to make small talk and super friendly. The prices are not bad at all. Can't wait till next time

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KDGA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We are here for my birthday and it was worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great we will definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swift and informative service.
The steaks were cooked perfectly and
the Brussels sprouts were delicious.
Definitely will return in the near future.

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WilliAM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cowboy Star comes through again and continues to shine with food and service. Rarely am I disappointed with my food selection and the staff are knowledgeable both with food and proper service.

My only knock this time around was being seated at a small booth for two right next to service/wait station. You can imagine what we saw and heard while seated at this location. The upside to this seating is that we never had a service issue.

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SandiM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive but worth every penny! Food and service is amazing!!

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vipFoodieGal
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved our experience here! Great food, cocktails, service, and vibe. Will definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn’t great. To much pepper, to much garlic. Not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly top-notch service. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Cmprda
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service delicious food and good size servings. An enjoyable evening!

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RandyS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the experience!! The Aged Old Fashion cocktail was fabulous.

JP
JenniferP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Delicious food. Every time we come here we get treated amazingly and it’s always a wonderful dining experience. The custom menus for the hubby’s birthday was the sweetest touch. Will be back again for sure.

SJ
SusanJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak tartar in the world. Everything else is also fabulous.

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Maowie
Singapore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not impressed with the steaks, front of house needs work on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor steakhouse de San Diego definitivamente. La ensalada César buenísima al igual que el dry aged rib eye

La atención de maravilla

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LouisA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Cowboy Star and the staff gave us a memorable experience. The food was excellent, the table they sat us in was private, and Veronica was an outstanding experience. We ordered the dry aged ribeye which was flavorful and just the right saltiness we liked. We also ordered other sides and dessert and they were all excellent. Veronica gave us a copy of our anniversary menu and my wife was very pleased to have experienced such great service, food, and ambience at Cowboy Star!

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1232steak
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience5

unfortunately our server didn't speak english well, and didn't come by very much... Also the food took a little longer than usual.

I come here alot (1 time per month) and love this place. Just thought you should know.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my dad who is a little bit hard of hearing and I was worried about the noise, but our service and the noise level and our food was absolutely phenomenal. Every waiter and waitress and staff person were beyond helpful and on it and we just had an amazing time. Little pricey but worth every bite.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco (sever) was very attentive. Food and service was exceptional. Will return.

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JorgeG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy buena comida, aunque los precios están por arriba de restaurantes como Mortons.
En la mesa de al lado se sentaron unas personas que hacían demasiado ruido y nadie les dijo nada, creo que es un muy buen restaurante que debería tener cuidado con la gente que entra para que no molesten a los que estamos adentro.

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DMK2
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The tables were so close together I could bump elbows with my neighbor. It was not enjoyable. The AC was on full blast, also not enjoyable. Our salad was as if we had 2 day old salad soaking in salad dressing. Our server made us feel like he was trying to rush us out from the moment we sat down. Both of our steaks were over cooked and dried. This was our first time dining here and most likely the last. Very disappointed overall.

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Cowboy Star is rated 4.8 stars by 3405 OpenTable diners.

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