Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla

4.6
713 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 713 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Seafood was not overcooked, steaks were the right temp, and the salads are large enough to share. The Pork belly appetizer was a favorite of ours by far.. Our server Dillan(sorry if I spelled it wrong) was absolutely great! He was very knowledgeable, courteous, and has a personality that can win crowds. He made our date night one to remember. We will definitely be back again to enjoy more outstanding food with our new favorite server.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hello Anthony Thank you for your feedback. I will let Dylan know as well. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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JonC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Celebrated college graduation as a special occasion. They did an awesome job... Classic steakhouse experience in terms of superb customer service and delicious protein and sides. Very attentive. Timing was perfect. Great wine presentation. Friendly staff, make you feel special... like you are a regular. Thank you to Richard and the entire staff for making this special occasion a great celebratory dining experience.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Jon I appreciate the wonderful feedback. I will make sure I share your comments with your server Richard also. Please come visit us back soon. Ivica General Manager

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GusL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service and Ambiance, all top notch. Big Thank You to the staff and especially our waiter Philip for knocking it out of the park for us. Looking forward to coming back.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Gus Much appreciated. I will share your review with Phil. Hope to see you again soon Ivica General Manager

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EvaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Muy buen servicio

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Eva Ivica General Manager

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The server was entertaining and gave some good food advice.

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vipBradH
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Thank you to Richard for his excellent service!

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vipWorldDiner
Phoenix
77 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and outstanding service. Everything was perfect

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Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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IggyM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated My Sister's. birthday at Larson Steakhouse early dinner at 430pm we had the restaurant practically to our self. Loved the food and service. We will be back for another birthday celebration soon.

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Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you Iggy I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner celebration with us. Please join us back soon Ivica General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite place to dine! The best food and service!

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Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get a dry aged steak. It's worth it . Caesar salad is huge. All around amazing dining experience. Gonna cost , but it's fire

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Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you Ivica General Manager

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cindies
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for an upscale dinner for a nice night out, I highly recommend Larsens. Our food was cooked perfectly, grear service, and wonderful ambience!

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ArtemG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another bd dinner which the staff made pretty spectacular. I’m a Regular. Says it all.

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RickA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary since we weren't able to last month and wanted to try something new. This was our first time here and absolutely loved it. Our waiter Phillip was very attentive and gave excellent recommendations. We will for sure be returning .

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you Rick Happy Anniversary again and thank you for celebrating with us. I am very glad that you had a great dining experience with us. I will share your feedback with Phil and make sure he gets recognized for his great work. Please visit us again very soon and thank you again for your detailed feedback. Ivica General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larsen’s continues to play as a catalyst to a phenomenal dining experience. They even personalized a dessert for my party. I will continue to dine here because each experience is nothing short of amazing.

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Responded on May 30, 2021

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

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vipMichaelD
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We made reservations for outdoors, but it was cooler at night and they had a piano player in the bar area, so we elected for a booth in the bar and listened to him finish playing. Then, we had the room to ourselves, as most diners were outside or in the restaurant. Had TV's going for NBA Playoffs and the Padres game. Friendly service, nice ambiance and fantastic food.

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Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you for your detailed feedback Michael. I am pleased to hear that you had a great dining experience with us. Please visit us back soon. Ivica General Manager

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vipBradH
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there amazing experience definitely going back soon

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Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you so much Looking forward to having you back soon Ivica General Manager

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Apap
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 33rd wedding anniversary. Absolutely loved the whole experience. Definitely recommend and will be back.

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Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and Happy Anniversary again. Looking forward to having you dine with us again very soon Ivica General Manager

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Rbnnandy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, without a doubt, the best restaurant in which we have dined. I did not think it possible to create such a perfect steak. I am used to ordering medium and hoping there is pink in there somewhere. Normally, it is minimal. This warranted pictures. The pink was throughout my strip. Even more amazing, the whole steak was hot. You could literally cut it with a spoon. The seasonings, flavor and texture were perfect. The asparagus was large, cooked beautifully with no sticks, those hard parts of asparagus. While the interior of the restaurant is lovely, the atmosphere is warm. The staff was so very nice. This is now on our restaurant list. Oh, I never eat my left overs. I have to fight off my husband on this one.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and wonderful comments. I really appreciate the detailed feedback and it makes me very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. Please come back and visit us again soon. We will be happy to have you back and make our restaurant your go to spot. Please reach out if I can be of any assistance. Thank you again Ivica General Manager

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JorgeR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was not good for the Price ; it is not worthy.... the service was awful! Too long the waiting time for the food... almost 40 minutes to get the appetizers....
it was really dissapointment

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was our waiter and was truly top notch. The food was amazing, service could not have been better! The manager made sure we were well taken care of and the ambiance was perfect!!

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Ivica General Manager

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alana
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Large, dressed up cafeteria style restaurant in a trendy shopping mall. Good service. Large side and salad portions. However I am firmly convinced that someone in the kitchen must have stolen half my steak.

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MarvinC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Fantastic service! My steak was the best I’ve ever had. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you Marvin Ivica General Manager

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ChoosetoSing
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Just priced 25% too high starting with a $40 corkage fee on a quality wine we brought that wasn’t on their menu. Waiter Brian was great including keeping the setting sun out of our eyes during our reservation on the early side.

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vipMuriel
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean our server was excellent. He was attentive but not too much. He had great suggestions. We will be back

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you Muriel I am glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. I will let Sean know as well. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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Ajulgar
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was great! Amazing service and selection of food. Truly enjoyed our time there

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you Ajulgar I appreciate your feedback. I will share it with your server Sean as well. Looking forward to your next visit Ivica General Manager

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vipBradH
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you don’t like Richard there is something wrong with you.

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JoseV
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

La comida no estuvo mal, sin ser nada especial, y sin embargo el precio si es muy alto.
El servicio está desarreglado y eres “bombardeado” por preguntas acerca de tu experiencia por al menos 5 personas diferentes lo cual hace que te sientas incómodo y tus respuestas no tengan valor ninguno.
El ambiente, en el exterior, sin ser ruidoso, estaba deteriorado por el las voces de otros comensales a menudo desagradables por su volumen y tono.

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LoveSDScene
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at the La Jolla location several times for special occasions and Larsen’s never disappoints. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. We have another special occasion coming up soon and we’ll return as a party of six.

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you for your review and detailed feedback. I am very pleased to hear that your dinner with us was enjoyable. Please visit us again soon. Ivica General Manager

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vipemd1142
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larsen’s never ceases to surprise and delight me! Everyone is very professional and welcoming! I appreciate how management takes the time to check on each table to make sure everyone is enjoying their meal. Today I visited for a birthday dinner. The food, drinks, and service were phenomenal! I’m looking forward to my next visit! :-)

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vipFloridian
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Could be the most disappointing steak dinner we’ve ever had. Steaks tasteless and overcooked. Chewy. And we ordered three different types so....
Service awful. Waitress hovered over the table deciding which fork to remove (unnecessarily). Begged for water refill but nothing.
The fact that on Mother’s Day, at 6 pm, the place was so empty should have been a signal. Obviously everyone in La Jolla knows to stay away.
$360 for 3 people before tip.
Lesson learned.

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vipSteve
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service, steak and Lobster were to die for..Excellent. The Broccolini was dripped in garlic was the only downside to the meal.

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vipSf4shawn
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother's Day. Our server, Sean, was exceptional! Helped us navigate the amazing menu, timed all the courses perfectly and managed to always be near but never hovered. The steaks were cooked perfectly. My lobster was soooo yummy. And the Mac & Cheese is an absolutely decadent side and a must have! It's a pricy dinner, no doubt, but for a special occasion you really can't beat it. We will be back soon.

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will share it with Sean as well. Please visit us again very soon. Ivica General Manager

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vipVictoria
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had ordered delivery before and loved it but in person dining was so wonderful for Mothers Day. The food was excellent and our waiter James was fabulous! Took home leftovers and they were amazing the next night!

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you Victoria Ivica General Manager

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AliceR
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive. Good quality all the way around!

Food variety and quality is excellent. Good service.

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Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you Alice Ivica General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good food and nice staff

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CynthiaC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overdone meat, over priced, over rated. Service was very slow to start.

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Elisa
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was very good and the steaks were perfectly cooked.

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EricT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! The dining experience was great, salad, sides and steaks were delicious. A very nice Pinot Noir to enjoy and a rich and tasty birthday dessert to complete our dinner. Granddaughter's first fine dining experience and she really enjoyed it too.
Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved the bartender Rob , He made amazing drinks and the service was excellent

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you Rob is our rock star bartender. I appreciate the great feedback. I will share it with Rob. Please visit us again soon Ivica General Manager

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 886-7561.

Larsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla is rated 4.6 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.