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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KC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our overall experience was very good. The only misstep was the salad arriving right before the meal. Our server remedy the problem before we had to say anything. He took it off the bill and gave us a complimentary glass of wine. We’d definitely go back.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hello Kim Thank you for your honest and constructive feedback. I apologize for the mishap and we will do better the next time. Please visit us again soon ivica General Manager

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. I didn't expect large portions. Definitely a good experience.

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always have a wonderful time at Larsen’s! Great atmosphere and delicious food!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your rating and wonderful comments. See you the next time Ivica General Manager

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TK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter,Phil was the best! He explained the menu perfectly , was helpful in suggestion if wines for my picky palette and made the birthday celebration an exceptional night out for us. The steaks were all perfectly cooked and all the keto dieters at the table were happy with the side selections recommended. Thank you Phil for making it a special day!

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello Toni I am very pleased that you enjoyed your food and service with us. I will share your comment with Phil. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have become a regular at Larsen’s. Every experience has been nothing short of amazing. Great staff with excellent customer service and delicious food. Not a single complaint. Definitely recommend.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on February 17, 2020

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

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1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service high-quality meal wonderful atmosphere

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Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good, but for the steaks. Which were still good, but not amazing. I can obtain and cook prime steaks from Costco that were better than what we had there.

M
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I was disappointed. My steak was overcooked and the apple cobbler was like puree. Hard to taste the garlic in the mashed potatoes. They charged us $40 for a corkage fee but their website says $25. We typically go to Flemings and thought we would try Larsens but it wasn't that good. I would have gone to Outback instead. Wont be going back.

SI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This place was overpriced and underwhelming. I couldn’t believe how expensive this is compared to other high end steakhouses that have much better food quality. I will never return here.

CG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall.

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Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you Carlos Ivica General Manager

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1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff was great!

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Responded 19 hours ago

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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GA
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Priced like a tier 1 steakhouse but the steak I had was clearly a few levels below. The waiter couldn't answer all the questions regarding the menu items.

SL
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely have I had a meal and at the end said, "there is absolutely nothing that could have been better". Phillip, our server was professional and attentive. From the bread to the dessert, everything was absolutely outstanding. When was the last time you went to a steakhouse and every meal at the table came out perfectly prepared. All I can say is that I can hardly wait for my next visit.

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Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you Steve. I appreciate the wonderful feedback I will share your comments with Phil and the rest of the staff. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistent every time I’ve been here. Service is on point. Great place for a steak and a bottle of wine.

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Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much ivica General Manager

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KB
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Both filets were cooked to perfection (rare and medium) with a very flavorful char. Bone-in ribeye was slightly overcooked (ordered medium, but arrived medium-well). Spinach and mashed potato sides were good. Chocolate cake and bananas foster cake were a little dry. Lobster bisque was excellent. I would return for the filet and lobster bisque. Service was very good. This is not a cheap meal, but worth the splurge for a special occasion.

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Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Kelly We will work on improving our shortcomings Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

i would not recommend the restaurant. the food was very expensive for what we got.

JR
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 40th anniversary dinner at this restaurant. They had rose petals on the table in the shape of a heart. We received a complimentary sparkling wine and everyone came by to wish us happy anniversary! The food was wonderful. I has the salmon with Brussels sprouts and my husband had a steak. They finished it with a complimentary bananas foster butter cake. It was a wonderful meal!

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Responded on February 2, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Happy Anniversary and it was a pleasure talking to you last night. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was excellent for all! Birthday celebration was a success! Everything is ala carte so it all adds up to $$$$$

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Very mediocre for the price you pay. Honestly, just go to Cowboy Star if you are looking for a quality steak.

KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated next to the kitchen. I couldn't hear what the server was saying as he stood across the table from me. My filet was cooked almost well done and I had ordered medium rare. The broccolini was so raw that I could not cut it with my steak knife and the arugula salad had lots of stems which made it difficult to eat. I expected much better from a steakhouse.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ordered Medium Rare steak and it was well done, literally not even the slightest bit pink in the center. It was like chewing salted cardboard, dry and flavorless. The sides were decent. We liked the mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus but that’s where it ended. For dessert we had the banana fosters cake and it was even more dry than the ill prepared steak. Highly disappointed as the restaurant itself looked nice. Will not return.

DT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Outstanding service, great attention to detail. Food was terrific!

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Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you David Ivica General Manager

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JE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with impeccable service. Everything was delicious ranging from the seafood tower appetizers, salads, steaks and the butter cake bananas foster was a fantastic topper. Wine was superb as well as the cocktails.

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Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you We appreciate the great feedback and are glad you had a great dining experience Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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K
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, phenomenal service, amazing bartender and cocktails. Highly recommend!

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Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you for your rating and constructive feedback Kimberly We will address the remarks and come up with a better solution I will share your positive feedback with your server Roy as well. Thank you Ivica General Manager

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family from out of town get together

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Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you Sam Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious, the ambiance was classy, but the service was the best part! Every employee treated us so well.

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Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our steaks were fine and servers were attentive (almost too much so...four different people interrupted our meal to ask how everything was). Our primary server seemed a bit pretentious but otherwise he was fine. What killed me about this place was the decor. Considering that Javiers is next door and absolutely stunning, this place was underwhelming. The entire center of the restaurant is wide open and it was quite loud and it lacked any sort of personality. I just feel that for a $60 steak served a la carte the surroundings should reflect the fine dining experience. It was good but not great. With all of the other options in town I don’t see us returning.

DC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately, Larsen's Steakhouse did NOT cook our steaks correctly. The steaks are very pricey and my husband ordered rare plus but his steak came out well done, not even medium. I had a delicious miso seabass but I do not understand how a 'steakhouse' does not cook a $100.00 steak correctly...????

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. Best creamed spinach I’ve ever had. Will definitely go again

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Responded on January 19, 2020

Thank you Please come back again soon Ivica General Manager

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s
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friend’s
birthday and we can’t say enough good things. Thank you to Richard, our server & staff for making the event a great memory.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on January 19, 2020

Hello Thank you for the ratings and the detailed review. Please visit us again very soon. I will share your comments with Richard and the rest of my crew. Thank you again Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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b
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit overpriced as sides weren’t really meant for 2 people so a LOT of waste. Steaks done perfectly. Wish they served Prime Rib toasted all the time.

OT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dry aged NY Strip was great! Husband had salmon which was also good. Portions are very large, even the sides. Ambiance was great and server, Bobby, was wonderful.

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Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback Ivica General Manager

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S
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Phillip, server, made our dining experience memorable. Cocktails and wine were excellent. Short rib delicious.

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Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello Sparks Thank you for the ratings and the feedback. I will share your comments with your server Phil and the rest of the team. Please come back and visit us again and if Phil works we will make sure you are seated in his station. Thank you again Ivica General Manager

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JB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing time at Larsen’s the food the service the ambience is top notch

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Responded on December 31, 2019

Hello JBandGina Thank you for the 5 star rating and the great feedback. We love having you as our guests. Please come and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Family of 6 enjoyed every item of the menu.

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Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to celebrate birthday, anniversaries etc.

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Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We’ve gone to a different upscale steakhouse for Christmas dinner the last 5 years. Last year they crammed so many tables in and it was so loud, that we decided to try something new this year. A friend recommended Larsen’s as they had a great experience on Thanksgiving. We are a group of 6 with varying tastes and preferences. Top of our list, a great drink selection, great service, steaks, and the ability for us to hear each other at the table. Larsens delivers! Top selling point- the Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Old Fashioned. Food was good. A little variance in the steaks ( we all ordered medium and got everything from med rare to med well). There were a few long gaps in which we didn’t see our server, but the manager came and checked on us twice and even fetched a fresh glass of whiskey when there was a little mishap. The place is gorgeous and could pass for romantic, business casual, or upscale. Holiday decor was stunning and we especially loved the live piano player serenading us from over in the bar area. Overall, a great experience and most likely our new Christmas tradition!

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Responded on December 29, 2019

Hello Thank you for your review and the detailed feedback. I appreciate your comments and I am very glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at Larsen's. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They knew it was our anniversary and went over the top treating us special. Rose buds on our table, many congratulations, and a special dessert. Very pleased

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on December 24, 2019

Hello Thank you for the wonderful feedback and thank you for celebrating such a special day with us. Happy Anniversary See you the next time Ivica General Manageer

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larsen’s is starting to become my “go-to” spot. I’ve introduced the establishment to many friends and they are always with the service and food. I will continue to come here due to the phenomenal service and the delicious food.