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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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was quite good. Steaks were excellent. However, I asked for the shot ofBelvedere vodka to go with meal. What I got was a shot of EXTREMELY DILUTED something vaguely resembling vodka in a in a rather large glass. Quite disappointing actually since I have several times asked specifically for that shot to come
With my meal.
Servers stopped by several times to check on how we were doing. My guests felt a little rushed at the end but it was well intended bu the waiter.
Steaks were excellent.

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular place: delicious food (dry-aged steak is must try) and great service! Will definitely come back here!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Alex Thank you for the wonderful rating and great comments. Please visit us again soon Ivica General manager

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LB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had a great wedge salad and hash browns. Unfortunately my steak was overcooked and I did not want to wait to get another one. They did bring me one to go but for me, the whole point of dining out is so I don't have to cook. Reheating a steak at home does not fulfill that purpose.

R
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly the best Restauraunt for service quality in San Diego by a mile. Getting that out of the way, another excellent meal. My Aunt and I shared a lovely rib-eye. My brother the filet mignonette. All food excellent. Above excellent are the Brussels Sprouts and the cushy home fries. It’s a great place in every respect. Thanks to the team and the chef who always visits and asks for good or bad comments. I don’t seem to ever have anything but positive comments

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hello Relga Thank you for the 5 stars rating and the wonderful comments We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining with us Please visit us again Ivica General Manager

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j
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration. Service was fantastic and the food was spectacular. Great job Larsen’s, and our server Bobby was outstanding.

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

Hello John Thank you for the great feedback See you soon again Ivica General Manager

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P
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been to Larsen's before and have enjoyed the experience. However, last Saturday's experience was appalling. Our reservation for 6 people was for 6:30 pm but by 7:40 pm our food had not yet arrived...we were not even offered bread until we asked specifically for it!
My fish was served skin side up which was very strange! The ribeye steaks were really fatty. Our waiter was difficult to locate!
Because of the long delay we were offered 2 complimentary desserts for our party of 6.
Overall it was a really disappointing experience!

AR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took my friend for her birthday. I made a comment about her birthday when I made my reservation. Our food was good. She had the filet with truffle butter (truffle butter was $20 extra, pretty ridiculous) and lobster mash. I had the stripped bass and brussel sprouts. The service was mediocre, nothing special. I was disappointed that no one wished my friend a happy birthday. I likely will not be going back for a special occasion. The happy hour however seems great, everyday until closing.

S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal, beautiful dining room. We came to Larsen's for the first time to celebrate my husband's 55th birthday. Spectacular meal. I had the dry aged NY strip, cooked medium rare to perfection. My husband enjoyed the incredible miso-glazed seabass. Kudos to the chef!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you again Suzanne Please visit us again soon I will share your wonderful comments with the Chef Ivica General Manager

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food. The perfect spot for a special occasion or a night for a classy drink at the bar. Service was absolutely perfect and the food was delicious. Had the best first experience

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Tomahawk steak much smaller and overly fatty. Actual beef and fat rendered parts were good. I’ve had better $90 from other fine steakhouses but this piece was over $200 and I can’t help but feel like I’ve been rolled.

K
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Perfect experience, save one thing... the service was excruciatingly slow. When we were attended to it was great though. Food excellent, good sound systems, so even the loud group next to us was muted by beautiful live piano music piped in from the bar area. Server was well informed and helpful. Managers came by to greet us and it was an overall nice experience. The ONLY thing needing improvement is the lag time in waiting for service... there were numerous times we had to look around for assistance with refills on drinks, salad service, entree and even dessert menu. Waiting for our bill was even an extended wait. So I give this restaurant an A+ except for that.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on November 16, 2019

Hello Kren Thank you for the great rating and the detailed feedback. Detailed feedbacks like your give us better understanding on where we stand and where we can improve. I apologize for the prolonged dining time and the service shortcomings. I will share your feedback with my staff and improve. Once again, thank you and please feel free to contact me at any time if you want to share some more details on your experience. Thank you Ivica General Manager

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s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food best service you cant go wrong .. steaks are cooked to perfection. love it

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Responded 6 days ago

Hello Sabrina Thank you for the 5 stars and the kind words in your review. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed our food and service Please come back soon Ivica General manager

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E
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The wet-rub ribeye, cream corn, and butter cake were mouthgasmic! Perfect date spot!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you Effren I appreciate the feedback and letting us know how we did. Please come back and visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very great food and service man very attentively

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on November 16, 2019

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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j
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I thought that this experience would wonderful, but it wasn't! We were seated promptly at a very nice booth with a table covered in rose petals for our anniversary and greeted by the very friendly general manager. Our waiter was friendly but-... Once we placed our order the waiter rarely came to our table to ask how we are doing. Although he repeated our orders back with our special requests exactly as we requested them, our meal did not come out as ordered! We ordered goat cheese on our salad instead of blue cheese, BUT our salad came out without any cheese! It took us a while to eat the salads, they were delicious, and someone on the wait staff brought out our main courses even before we finished the salads. We refused to take the entrees and requested to speak to the general manager. The general manager apologized but it was not his fault it was the waiter who controls when the order goes into the kitchen! Our meals were completely remade and they were delicious, but now we had to wait an extra 20 minutes after our salad were finished. I am not sure why they rushed the entrees out, I am sure that they were not trying to "turn" our table, especially since the restaurant was only about 1/2 full. Although the food was delicious and we very much enjoyed our meals, I am not sure we will return due to the "rushed" nature of the service and the fact that the acoustics are a bit unusual and we could clearly hear what a person completely across the room was saying to her companion!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! The service amazing. Requested roses pedals on our table, celebrating our anniversary, and they did so. Overall very good experience. High recommended!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hello Thank you for the wonderful comments and feedback. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding!!

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

Thank you so much for the review and feedback Looking forward to having you back again soon Ivica General Manager

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DT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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

Hello David Thank you for your review and wonderful comments. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us Please come back soon Ivica General Manager

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JB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on October 20, 2019

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on October 20, 2019

Thank you ivica general Manager

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t
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite steakhouse. Outstanding service by Brian.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on October 19, 2019

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
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

MW
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso y muy agradable lugar

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful service.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and freshest is best things

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy was amazing

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you Rob Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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E
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good dinner experience.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

R
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
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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