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About Cowboy Star

As a new addition to 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.

640 10th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm in Bar Area

Cross Street:
Market and G Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 450-5880

Website:
http://www.thecowboystar.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is readily available before 6pm. We invite evening dining guests to park in several public lots located within easy walking distance of Cowboy Star. These lots include garage parking located on 7th and Market and a surface lot located a block away from Cowboy Star on the east side of 11th and Market.

Public Transit:
San Diego Trolley Blue Line and Orange Line: exit "Park and Market"

Public Buses 5, 901, and 929 stop half a block from our front door on 10th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Victor Jimenez

Private Party Facilities:
Cowboy Star offers an intimate, private dining room available for a maximum of 20 seated guests. Features of this room include exclusive audio/visual capabilities, a fireplace, and sliding doors for complete privacy.

Private Party Contact:
Jessica Tittle: (888) 778-0275

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cowboy Star Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for a Date (54)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Romantic (47)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Business Meals (31)
Notable Wine List (26)
Cozy (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Always a pleasure to have an excellent steak at Cowboy Star, but make your reservations early as they are often full on weekend evenings. The service is outstanding, very attentive without being intrusive, and the food is excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Some of the best food I’ve had in San Diego. The steaks were incredible. The drinks were amazing. Cannot say enough good things about this place.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Glenn, our waiter, was absolutely amazing! Thank you for making our night!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

A fun filled evening. Server and chef did not disappoint and performed at a level we have come to enjoy at Cowboy Star.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Expensive so great for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. Food was very good. Service excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant with a cool vibe.

Highly recommend for an amazing steak!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation for a birthday celebration and we had to wait an additional 45 minutes for a table - any table. Not our requested booth. We were only a party of 4 - not a big party. Other than saying « thanks for being patient » the management did not offer to buy our cocktails while we were waiting or pick up dessert for the table. Will not return.

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

What I thought was going to be a nice dinner for my one year anniversary turned out to be a mediocre dinner and time. First when we got there it was a nice vibe, the hostess was really sweet. Took about 10 mins to get seated with a reservation. You would expect when you annotate that it’s a special occasion they wouldn’t sit you next to the restrooms. The constant traffic of people walking in and out of the restrooms made an unsatisfying experience. The doors made a creaking sound every time someone walked in and out the restroom. The waiter was very nice and knowledgeable but failed to manage his time throughout all the tables he had. He had a big party and obviously his time was focused on them and not us after they showed up. When I received my 14oz ribeye steak, it was not a 14oz ribeye steak. They served me the wrong meal. After a few mins of waiting for our waiter to come to our table to check on us, he never showed so I flagged down the server to inform her that this was not what I ordered. She took the meal back and 5 mins later as I sat there and watched my girlfriend eat her meal, they brought out my meal. I cut into my meat and noticed it was very difficult to cut through. Then after the second bite getting closer into the center of the steak I was less than like warm. I waited another 10 mins for the waiter to show up but he never did so I flagged down the manager because at this point I was very frustrated. I informed her my steak was less than luke warm and would like my steak to be heated. She came back 5 mins later and my meadium raw ribeye steak I order was nice and hot but also completely charred on the outside. I was very disappointed in the quality of my meal and my experience. I would not recommend this restaurant for a date night nor any other occasion for that matter.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Best steak ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and service! However, I would recommend only getting a booth. The regular table seating is smashed close together usually in a 4 and 2 top arrangement. I was in a 2 top next to an overly loud and obnoxious 4 top, we were sitting together for all reasonable intentions and that was not cool. Besides that the steaks were very good!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Every time the experience is better than the last. I love this restaurant and am already looking forward to my next trip to San Diego to go back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We recently went to Cowboy Star for our anniversary and it was fantastic, as usual. The service is wonderful and the food was fantastic. We started with the mussels, which were some of the best mussels I have ever had. Then my husband had the wagyu steak with fois gras and I had the venison, both of which were cooked perfectly and had wonderful complementary flavors. We will definitely be back again in the future!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service was the best

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Happy hour was great, prices and food were really good. You get what you pay for and everything was delicious. They even added a nice touch for my fiance's birthday. Would go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Top-notch, service from the second we came in the door, until we closed the place down. Cocktails were very enjoyable. Cuisine was exquisite. Definitely a new favorite for the wife and me.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

A barmaid recommended Cowboy Star and she was spot on! Great in every aspect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and i have eaten at CS twice over the past 30 days. The initial visit the food was fantastic, our rib eye steak was delicious. The scallops were superb.
Our recent visit was less eventful. We tried the more expensive "aged" rib eye and were extremely disappointed. the meat was dry, tough and we did not enjoy the flavor.
there was a dog in the restaurant with a patron who kept barking...very weird!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Corner counter experience was absolutely amazing!!! Flawlessly run kitchen! Cheers to all staff, well done!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was a very good restaurant. We took advantage of the $30 corkage fee and brought our own Cabernet. We had the house bread (4.5/5), the wagyu tartar (4.5/5), the Wedge Salad (5/5), the size mushrooms (3.5/5) the skirt steak and chimmichuri (4.5/5), and the Wagyu Strip (4.75/5, but very pricey at $110). Dessert was small and not too memorable.

The service was very good, and the crowd was lively. The hostesses were very cordial and pleasant.

All around great choice and highly recommend.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very late New Years Eve dinner....sitting at the Chef's Bar just simply made the night special. Spend the night with my daughter sipping wonderful wine (great glasses) and watched the chef's creative amazing dishes!!!! When in San Diego again I will surely dine again!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The steak and filet mignon were delicious melt in your mouth!!! The vegetable could be better as well as the mashed potatoes. The beet salad was interesting and delectable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Hands down one of the best places I have eaten. Steaks were beyond expectation as well as the sides and apps. One of the best Old Fashions I ever had, but the chef here is the real star. Top notch staff as well all in all a 10/10 will come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved the service and will definetly go back. I was there for my birthday and was treated with nothing but the utmost attention and respect. Although quite pricey, you are paying for amazing service and food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Primarly a steak house with pleasant atmosphere and high quality food and professional service. Better and more personal than the corporate version: Morton's, Ruth Cris etc.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Me and my family are from Tx we were looking for a good stake so we found this restaurant and definitely a great stake house, the service was awesome the price its fair i will definitely go again👍😋

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Planned a dinner for my parents, Aunt and Uncle for a very special occasion. The restaurant staff were all very helpful and service-oriented. They customized the menus with a special note and my parents/family were touched. Their server Jeremy was the ultimate host, giving them a memorable and 5-Star personal experience. Food was amazing! My go-to for a great night out and special occasions from now on!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best food and service ever

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exquisite service in a grown up atmosphere with terrific flavoring and some novel preparations. Only the name is hokey. This is not yer avridge steakhouse.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We both had the rib eye it was so delicious! Melted in my mouth! The service was amazing!!! From the hostess the server our waiter what great amazing wonderful service! Great job!!! Food was excellent delicious! Love it!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas dinner with my wife, excellent food, great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had two excellent steaks here! The wife had a filet and I had a ribeye...both cooked to perfection. The merlot was extraordinary and the dessert capped off a great meal! We highly recommend the Cowboy Star to anyone wanting a very special experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was seasoned to perfection. Service was timely. Drinks were strong and tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The perfect B-Day gift. My husband loved receiving a menu that had a birthday greeting wishing him a Happy B-Day. This was delightful and unexpected. The service was amazing and we felt like we were getting individualized attention although the restaurant was packed. The food was also outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best steak of my life. The wagyu strip.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Glen was our waiter. He was amazing. All of his recommendations were spot on. Several people taking care of different things. Very friendly. Very attentive. It was a Saturday nite and the place was very busy. Any time we needed something Glen was on top of it. Thanks

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It’s my go to stealhu

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent as always. By far, my favorite place!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our favorite restaurant to visit when we are in San Diego. Great service, delicious steaks and bread pudding dessert that keeps us coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great experience. We sat at the counter and was able to see the food staff create the different meals.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My wife and I chose to eat here for dinner after our elopement. They went above and beyond to cater to us and make us feel special celebrating our wedding day. Food was outstanding! Highly recommend the thyme quail appetizer, the roasted beets, and the aged ribeye steaks.
The service was the best we have received in a very long time. Of course, they catered to us - but we noticed the other servers providing similar attention to their guests as well.
If you’re in the area, this restaurant is a must visit. We will definitely come back on our next trip.

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