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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

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
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Romantic (42)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Business Meals (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Notable Wine List (20)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

Always perfection!

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food here is always exceptional. The staff is extremely polite and helpful. When you see them ironing the table clothes in between guests, you really see the attention to detail. Always love the compliments of the chef tasters that are provided.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing ! It was our first time having a meal there and we couldn’t have been more impressed . Garth started us off with some old fashions and they were truly phenomenal. The meal was perfect and our server ( female) was beyond knowledgeable and gave us great suggestions . We will definitely be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We loved the grass fed options for the steaks. We will go back.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

DELISH!!! DELISH!!! DELISH!!! DELISH!!! DELISH!!! DELISH!!! DELISH!!! DELISH!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wagyu and Dry-Aged Ribeye steaks were the two best pieces of meat I've ever had. Excellent and attentive staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Has it's pros and cons. We had reservations at 8:30 but weren't seated until 8:50. We were placed at a 2 person table crammed between 2 other 2 person tables (they split up a 4 person table- they had clearly overbooked their reservations). This made it impossible to get up without having to ask the other patrons to get up out of their chairs. We were literally less than a foot away from each table- which made it impossible to hear our own conversation- and we could hear every word of their conversations.

Bread was great, salad was good, Mac and cheese was great, but my husband's New York Strip was just mediocre. He ordered it medium-rare but it was medium, and he said it was tough. We usually go to Mastros and he said the steak doesn't even compare here. Disappointing since we were celebrating his 40th Birthday. Probably won't return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Best steaks in San Diego hands down!!! Service is always 5 Star, it’s our favorite date night restaurant in SD.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time visit and we really enjoyed it. We had a great table that was close to the open kitchen so it was fun to watch the action. We had the rib eye and the new york strip. The new york strip was the better of the two steaks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing and service was just as good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Expect the best meat you have ever eaten, its pricy but its worth it 100%, service was excellent waiter well informed of the dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! Cannot wait to go back and try more food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious steaks and cocktails, terrific service, and a really cool ambiance. Fine dining done right.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent all around! Celebrating friends birthday, could hear conversations so noise level wasn’t bad at all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was incredible and service was perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was amazing! Everything we had, well worth the money.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service, great drinks and food, the Cowboy Whiskey Sour is delicious. Will definitely come back when in San Diego again. Reservations a must on weekends.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, service and presentation! Cowboy Star is a high end place that does a great job of putting the food first. It’s expensive, but you do get a lot of value and just the right amount of attention here. Don’t come in a hurry (you shouldn’t be in a place like this anyways).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server's name was Jeremy. He really made my bf's birthday wonderful. It was our anniversary celebration too and we really enjoyed the food and service. Overall, we would definitely recommend this place for any occasion.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I love the Cowboy Star and have been a patron since the week they opened. And I've never had a bad meal until yesterday. But my fish was dry, overcooked and tasteless. I didn't want to complain because my client was taking me to lunch. I will stick with beef.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The service was, as always, amazing. The food never disappoints. And the bartenders are always on point with their cocktails.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Authentic, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Mac n cheese was delish with a decent portion, the brussels were ok and the almond cake was by far my favorite.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Your personal is as good as your food! Thank you for everything! We always enjoy it! Thank you for nice dinning experience it speaks well about you!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant is absolutely delicious. Great for a hearty steak and comes with delicious mashed potatoes and a veggie. The chocolate chip bread pudding is CRAVEABLE. And I highly recommend the meat and cheese plate to start.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic Food and Service!!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a great experience with amazing service and top-quality delicious food!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Staff were nice and friendly

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and decor. Food was spectacular

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

Great restaurant with a cool vibe.

Highly recommend for an amazing steak!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 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 14, 2018

Best steak ever.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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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