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Steak 48 - Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Steak 48 - Del Mar

4.8
4.8
841 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
At Steak 48, we serve the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our diverse menu will satisfy any personal craving, as we serve the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers. Also enjoy classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list.

At Steak 48, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!

If you need any special accommodations or flowers reach out to us at the host desk!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 119 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:15 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 901-0048
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sal Reynoso
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What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

  • North San Diego

    Best Overall

  • North San Diego

    Best Food

  • North San Diego

    Best Service

  • North San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • North San Diego

    Good for business meals

  • North San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • North San Diego

    Good for special occasions

  • North San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

842 Reviews
  1. EdwinD

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, service from the valet to the restaurant staff exceeded our expectations. Reserved the Chef’s table, and my friend was very impressed with the ambiance, our server and most importantly the food (and presentation!). Since this was her first time here, I asked for a tour which we did after dinner. She was very impressed and we will definitely dine here again !!

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  2. NoWhining

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive menu (maybe a little too large?). Steak was near perfect only being slightly too salty. Definitely one of the more expensive meals.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a first class experience. I would recommend to anyone that appreciates fine dining

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a delicious dinner- Miranda, our service provider, was incredible! Food was delicious! I had the petit filet (tender w/ incredible flavor), my husband bone in ribeye. My husband’s a little less flavor- but was still good. We also had - baked potato- fully loaded & creamy Mac and cheese. I forgot to mention we started with the Bread & Chopped Salad! We both loved the salad & bread, well my husband thought the bread was too dense. The night ended with their Key Lime Pie- yes please!! Overall- so worth it!! ❤️😋

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  5. JamieG

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and so was the service. The cream corn is amazing

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  6. LAURAC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfection, the service was a little different than previous times but still great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Wonderfully attentive staff excellent food everything was top-notch

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  8. jonboy

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is probably a one and done scenario for us. Excellent steak, spotty service and way too expensive. Also the lights are turned way down low, as is typical for a steak house but this seemed excessive. The main issue is price.

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  9. StephenC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to a number of high end steakhouses (mostly in the Silicon Valley area). This is the best steakhouse we have ever been to! Highly recommend.

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  10. KyleP

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing experience at the best restaurant in all of San Diego. Perfect food, service and drinks. I wish I could come here every week.

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  11. TheZillionaire

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent again. Best service in San Diego Food was top notch Can’t go wrong

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service I highly recommend

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  13. AmyC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak 48 is so special. The food is outstanding but the service is even more of a standout. We had Becky last night and she was the best! I would not wait another moment to try this treasure out.

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  14. KimberlyD

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior service !!!! Great menu selections !! Great place for a special meal ❤️

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at Steak 48 was absolutely splendid, will definitely come again soon!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Restaurant in Sn Diego by far !! Amazing experience

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  17. KathalynnB

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has exceptional service from valet to table service. The food is delicious. Steaks are perfectly cooked. I don’t mind paying more for good service and food which is why I love this restaurant. I dine there often.

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  18. Htown033

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Phillip was great. He was knowledgeable, funny and charismatic. The entire staff took great care of us. Our entire dining experience was like a symphony. Keep up the great work. Will definitely be returning soon.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly. The size if the sides was good for a family of four. Staff were nice and friendly and offered excellent service. Definitely our new preferred steakhouse in San Diego.

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  20. Missnyc

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service is top notch, the food is ok, though not worth the price tag. They charge for every little addition like sauces and on the fish for instance. Also, we booked this meal for Mother’s Day brunch (usually only open for dinner), so we mistakenly thought the menu would reflect a brunch. Instead it was the same dinner menu as always and the same prices as dinner (at 11am!). A let down in that regard. Music is too loud, though excellent song choices! Might come back for dinner, but disappointed as a Mother’s Day event.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful restaurant! Staff and food was incredible!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing!!!! My new favorite steak house. I have been here several times and this was the best so far!!!! We sat at a private table and the service was spectacular!!! Brian and Dillon were great!

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  23. Angel

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Best of Fine Dining! Great place to go when you want the very best of food, service and atmosphere. From the moment you walk through the door you will feel as you have arrived somewhere special. The staff is unbelievely knowledgeable and provide top notch service. The menu options are extensive and offer something for everyone. The food is well prepared and delicious. I am still raving about the adult beverages. The cocktails servings are generous.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I absolutely loved the restaurant. This was my second time coming in but my families first time, they loved everything about it. The service, our waiter Alex, the ambiance and the food. I already have another reservation booked for this Saturday!!

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  25. JamesMackayJMM

    San Diego

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New top tier steak restaurant. The restaurant is very large but nicely partitioned into multiple "rooms". Excellent food and wine.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service were excellent. But, the overall experience was marred by the atmosphere. It was way too loud. The music volume was too high, and a large table of drunks exacerbated the noise.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. jeffb

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic 12 oz filet was poor - very gristly and chewy.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. JeffW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Contrary to 2 of the reviews I read today that gave 1 star, they are wrong. I think they are competitors. Steak 48 just became our new favorite steak house. The decor was stunning. Every item ordered was fantastic. I have never eaten at a better steak house that here. The other 3 in our party echoed that sentiment. Our server, Peter, was outstanding, funny, and very attentive. This place is worth the half hour drive to get there. The first bite of my grass fed New York Strip was like having dessert first. So, it sounds as though the naysayers I read didn't feel everything was perfect or something. It IS expensive, but what steak house isn't. The valet parking lot had about 2 million dollars worth of cars in it, so we parked away, as to not bring down the value.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place every time! Highly recommend for a special occasion or for a nice night out!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to say I was extremely impressed and pleased with our experience at stake 48. We went there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, which we made known to the staff prior to arriving. From the card at our table saying happy anniversary to the many staff members coming by and wishing us well, it was very touching. Even received phone call the next day asking about how our evening was. Our server was incredible making great recommendations for our meal. The food was excellent. My husband, who normally does not order steak ordered the Wagyu and could not believe how amazing it tasted. Everybody work together to make our evening extremely special and we would definitely go back again. We asked for a quieter table, knowing that we were celebrating something special and were seated and one of the back rooms where the noise level was less than it would have been around the bar. That said I think on a different evening, it would be kind of fun to be out in the room where all the action was. Would definitely recommend this place for a special night or special event. Or just if you want to go out and have a really nice time. 

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  31. AntV

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute first-rate restaurant! Love it! In terms of fine, upscale dining, Steak 48 hits the mark. It is easy to question whether expensive restaurants are worth it....there is no questioning Steak 48! This is one of San Diego's best!

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  32. Kris

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jacob is the manager. He is truly exemplary, whilst our particular waiter (whose name I won’t reveal, sorry) was absymsal. But I tipped him 20% nonetheless since I wouldn’t feel right otherwise. Food and ambiance is outstanding. Go. And ask for Jacob if you seek a seasoned sommelier who can recommend bottles that don’t even appear on the menu…bravo!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came here to celebrate his birthday, and it exceeded our expectations. The service was friendly, accommodating, and perfectly timed between courses. The food was amazing. Highly recommend the Australian wagyu, and sea scallop entrees, as well as the wild mushroom side. The lobster escargot appetizer was delightful as well. As for dessert, the triple chocolate bombe was unreal. The servers brought it out with a lit candle for my husband, which was a nice touch. We will absolutely be returning to Steak 48!

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  34. TomH

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak 48 was a disappointment. We were seated immediately but it took two hours and forty-five minutes before we had finished our meal. Part of that time was taken by replacing my wife's medium-well done steak with the rare steak she had ordered, but most of the time we just spent waiting for the various courses to arrive. That rare steak was very good, my Chilean sea bass was fairly good, the wine was very good, but the key lime pie was too rich to finish. The caramel dessert was excellent. We did appreciate the 60's - 80's music selections, but that is a pretty noisy restaurant. To their credit, the wait staff and management immediately realized the steak was not rare and comped the price of the steak. The overall experience lacked almost everything I expected from a very pricey restaurant.

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  35. katep

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way except excessive ly salty mushrooms

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Service and Amazing Food! I love Steak 48!

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  37. SDFamilyof5

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time to Steak 48. It's one of the best steak restaurants in San Diego county. The service is very professional, the food is amazing (the steaks are the best restaurant steaks we've had), and the ambiance is elegant. It's definitely a special occasion place.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my husband birthday and his and my daughter’s first time here. Marshall was our waiter tonight he was very informative on the wine selection and also the recommendation for dinner. Absolutely amazing Customer Service and-amazing experience. By far worth the 45 minute drive. Everyone was so friendly the minute we arrived and sat down. I absolutely recommend it for a special occasions or just date night with friends or love ones. 

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak 48 is the BEST fine dining experience I have ever had. The staff is incredible. The food was scrumptious. Absolutely a wonderful evening.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best dining experience we have had in awhile! Our server Alex was amazing! Great recommendations and really made our experience here enjoyable. We got the yellowtail hamachi app. Delicious. We got a ribeye and filet mignon with truffle butter. The steaks were cooked to perfection very tasty and melted in your mouth! Would absolutely be back!

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Steak 48 - Del Mar is rated 4.8 stars by 841 OpenTable diners.

Steak 48 - Del Mar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 119 times today
Google Map for Steak 48 - Del Mar

12995 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92130

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Del Mar Heights Town Center
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:15 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sal Reynoso
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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