Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla

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Larsen’s requires a highly skilled butcher to be at the location at all times to monitor airflow, temperature, and humidity. During dry aging, the prime meats’ natural enzymes act as soothing tenderizers. At the same time, moisture evaporation improves the supple texture and hearty taste of the meat, making it richer and more buttery. Dry aging continues until a thin coating develops on the meat surface. This coating seals in flavor and juice, and is later trimmed off. Larsen’s then wet ages its beef for another arduous fourteen days, preserving its flavor of highly marbled, prime grade meat, from exceptional cattle breed. This process is a respected, time-honored technique of preparing high quality beef. It ensures that our guests enjoy the best steak they’ve ever had. Furthermore, our diligent method of preparation includes slowly searing the meat in its own natural juices at 500 degrees, rather than blast cooking it at 1700 degrees like most steakeries.
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DT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal! Great service! Can't wait to go back for another meal.

JB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always treated like a VIP amazing food and cocktails!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hello Gina Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate it. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you ivica general Manager

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t
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Larsen's Steakhouse had our booth ready when we arrived. We were celebrating our 61st anniversary and they had rose petals spread out on our booth for us. Our server was nice, but didn't come back to ask us how our steak was. I was surprised at that. They are expensive, but we expected that. They gave us a dessert to share.

R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite steakhouse. Outstanding service by Brian.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hello Ragcy Thank you for your review and feedback. Looking forward to having you again soon Ivica General Manager

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JD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kobe beef filet was NOT fresh and disappointing since ones pays $30 per ounce.

MW
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went with friends. Everything was good except my steak. It was the dry aged NY strip. Was really not good. Too much fat, really some bad bites. My wife and two friend had the filet, and really enjoyed their steaks. Wish I could say the same. High end restaurant should deliver great steak and they failed me. Waiter was great, and would rate his service 5 star.

DN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, excellent steak. Ambiance wasn't quite what I care for, but I would probably come again.

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Responded on October 14, 2019

Hello Deb Thank you for your review and feedback. We would love to have you back. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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JS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by the team of Philip, John and Terry. Thanks to Philip for a wonderful wine rec! All in all a lovely experience from the start at the bar through to dinner. Glad to support a SoCal family business as well.

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Responded on October 12, 2019

Hello Jim Thank you so much for your review and wonderful comments. I'm very glad that we made your dining experience memorable and enjoyable. I will definitely share your comments with Philip, John and Terry and make sure their performance is recognized. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicioso y muy agradable lugar

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Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you, Gracias ! Ivica General Manager

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A
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful service.

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Responded on October 12, 2019

Hello Aquarius Thank you for your great comments and rating Happy Birthday Ivica General Manager

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NT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food and freshest is best things

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you Nick Please come back and visit us again Ivica General Manager

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C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant of all time! The food is second to none and cooked to perfection. The Chefs are incredible. The service is as good as it gets and they cater to your every need. My husband's birthday desert was gorgeous and special. Ambiance is high end and relaxing. We love Larsen's!

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello Char Thank you for the wonderful comments and feedback. I will share your review with all of my staff. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is pretty good overall. It just seems really expensive for a place in a mall. I recommend going when they have happy hour as the menu is just ridiculously expensive. $15 dollar asparagas side anyone? $5 per steak sauce? Just crazy prices.

RP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeremy was amazing

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you Rob Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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E
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good dinner experience.

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you Eric Ivica General Manager

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here multiple times and I will continue to return. The service is phenomenal and the food is always a delight to eat.
Definitely recommend.

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the great feedback Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Too hot. Sweating. Asked 5 times for ac. It would come on then shut off.

R
San Diego
84 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

You can find many reviews from me on Larson’s which is by far the best steakhouse in La Jolla. Tonight there were a few little glitches— note they were not with the fabulous food which at the end of the day is ALL I care most about. That said the extraordinary caring management team was all over the minor issues once I made them aware. I am grateful to a restaurant where they so deeply care about the experience of their guests. It is absolutely the exception rather then the rule in dining out.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an unforgettable experience. Food was amazing! And the hospitality was great. Extremely under rated steakhouse.

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Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to dinner for my son's birthday. Reservations were easy via open table, ambiance was very upscale yet staff very friendly and down to earth. Sat on patio with perfect weather, wait staff was plentiful and certainly catered to your every need. Steaks were well proportioned and cooked to order, very flavorful and sizzling upon arrival. The side dishes were amazing, and just the right size for 3 good eaters. The appetizer, filet mignon sashimi may have been the best starter I have ever had. This place is pricey but well worth it given the service, quality of food and large selection of dishes. Would visit again most certainly.

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Responded on September 29, 2019

Hello Chuck Thank you for the review, rating and kind words. Thank you for celebrating your son's Birthday with us. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance. Please come back and see us again soon Ivica General Manager

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RB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome anniversary dinner thanks to the staff at Larsen's. They greeted us with rose petals on the table and a complimentary glass of prosecco. Our service with Paul was spot on and we enjoyed talking to him. The steaks we amazing and they even included a complimentary dessert for our celebration.
I highly recommend Larsen's and hopefully you'll be lucky to waited on by Paul.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you Robert Happy Anniversary and thank you for celebrating with us. I'm glad you enjoyed Paul's service. Please come back soon Ivica General Manager

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Although the venue is not necessarily kid-friendly, they accommodated us very well. They even packed our birthday dessert to go when we were in a rush to leave.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Hello Danalyn Thank you for your review and feedback. I'm glad you decided to celebrate your Birthday with us. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

our server was great
Steak was great
very small crab legs way overpriced
no atmosphere. Only one other couple in the restaurant for the whole time we were there
My wife got a severe sick reaction to something she ate or drank. Our waitress brought her some soda water and we left. She was sick all night but ok in the morning.
Not a good night. It was our anniversary.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Steak was not cooked properly. Served salad with no dressing. Sides were cold and the waiter told us they were suppose to be. Steak was tough

AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. The restaurant was too cold though..

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Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for the great feedback Anastasia Please join us again soon Ivica General Manager

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M
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks, fun ambiance, wonderful wine list and Paul (our server) was outstanding.

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Responded on September 14, 2019

Hello Marc Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed. The service was great and the food was delicious!!!

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Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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R
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been here before but decided to try it while visiting from out of town. The restaurant is very large and includes seating in the main dining room, the bar and on an outdoor patio. Compared to the capacity of 266, there were very few people there tonight. Walking in, we were unsure of what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised by how good the steak was. Cooked perfectly and very tasty. The portion sizes of the sides were large enough for 3-4 people as well. We definitely did not leave hungry and would definitely go back again.

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hello Rich Thank you for the wonderful detailed comments and feedback. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us. I will share your feedback and comments with your server and the rest of the staff Thank you again Ivica General Manager

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience at Larsen's Steakhouse! Excellent food and very pleasant service. Our family from out of town really enjoyed the dining experience.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello Phil Thank you for the great feedback and rating. I am glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Larsen's. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. The establishment was neat and the sanitation was outstanding! The accommodation was terrific, I will definitely eat there again. Jason Thompson (Su Chef) was on top of his game with his food presentation along with taste and texture. For sure a must eat establishment!!

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Hello Donnel Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our food and service. I will share your comments and feedback with Jason and his staff. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic. Amazing service. Food to die for. Large portions, great experience

e
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently celebrated my birthday at Larsen’s with a few of my closest friends and had the best time. The food was delicious as always and service was fantastic! I had an opportunity to meet the Chef and Assistant General Manager. For those who are unfamiliar with this restaurant, I would definitely recommend the Manhattan or Old Fashioned as a drink, filet mignon as an entree, and mashed potatoes and creamed corn as sides. For dessert, the butter cake is a “must have.” I will definitely be back at Larsen’s to celebrate the next special occasion or visit for my happy hour. Thank you for making my birthday extra special, Larsen’s! :-)

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello Thank you for the great and detailed feedback. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your comments will be shared with the Assistant General Manager, the chef and the rest of my team. Please visit us again soon ivica general Manager

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HC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service , waiters forgot to take the order of one guest and omit to pour wine in the guest glass. Guest left upset.The other guest steak was well done ordered medium. Nice ambiance. Great location.

R
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Shoutout to our server Kenny!!

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much Please visit us again soon Ivica General manager

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m
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was delightful, Robert made it fun and delicious, he made great recommendations, black berry martini, French dip app and one of the best wedge salads we've had. Thanks again Robert!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for the great feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our food and service. I will share your comments with Robert and the rest of the staff. Please come back soon ivica General Manager

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T
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was EXCELLENT !

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for your constructive feedback Eduardo. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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CC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible meal and experience. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and the staff at Larsen's made it a special night. For complementary champagne (and sparkling cider for our kids) to two incredible desserts to end the evening...The staff at Larsen's knows what Customer Service is all about. Thanks to Paul our waiter for a "wicked" good evening!

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello Coleen Thank you for the detailed positive feedback. I will share your comments with Paul and the rest of the staff. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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R
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continue to find this the go to place for good value and more important excellent food in a fabulous atmosphere. Model in so many areas for the many mediocre restaurants in the area. Service is phenomenally good. Food excellent. ❤️

FP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, Prime Rib eye steak , sides and butter cake excellent. Jumbo lump crab cake average, chef used back fin meat as a filler, flavor strong.
Could serve a better quality Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream with great butter cake