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Born & Raised, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Born & Raised

4.6
4.6
5478 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The American steakhouse is an iconic restaurant institution. We’d wanted to tell that story for years, but waited until we had the skill, talent and ability to execute it properly, and the right space to be our canvas, an important corner in Little Italy, a neighborhood where we have deep roots. We brought an almost academic appreciation for steakhouse history and tradition to Born & Raised, while trying to stay relevant and authentic to ourselves and our city. Our dry-aged beef pays tribute to earlier, earthier, pre-government grading practices and is the centerpiece of a meal best savored at a slow pace. A timeless celebration of everything that makes restaurants so special. - Consortium Holdings. A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 119 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 202-4577
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Charleen Sandoval
  • Private party facilities
    For parties larger than 8 please e-mail the restaurant directly at frontdesk@bornandraisedsteak.com
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    Fir Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is offered but not always available. There is a public valet service available across the street from our main entrance provided by the Little Italy Association. Please look for the red umbrellas.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $149.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Please join us for a delicious four course dinner, prepared by Chef Charleen Sandoval. This menu will feature a Hamachi Crudo, Duck Terrine, and American Wagyu. Come ring in 2024 with an incredible dinner at Born and Raised.

What 5,478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Most Booked

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

5,478 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I look forward to our visit to Born and Raised every year! This place never seizes to amaze us. Overall 10/10 😁

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The table side Caesar and service was a fantastic experience. The Broccolini was a little spicy but delicious nonetheless

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  3. Mike

    Grand Rapids

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere. They brought out the wrong steak, but did offer to replace and gave us 15% off bill. Steaks were cooked to order. Nice wine selection too.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, suggestions were really good. Servers customer service was also great. Let’s not forget the view from the second floor

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Nice ambience and city views

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We came here for a date night and the experience was pretty good. Over entries weren’t that great. We ordered the chicken and pork chop. Maybe we should’ve gone with the steak. Drinks were good and the service was great

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful vibe. Request upstairs seating, but if you don’t get it, it’s got a great ambiance downstairs. Good was awesome, I’m not a bread eater, but get the bread. Steak tartare was awesome with a little added horseradish. Steak was cooked perfectly. Caesar was average. Cocktails were 100. The blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini were crave-able. I think this is a must when visiting SD.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing evening! From the beginning to end drinks food, ambience, amazing experience!! 

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  9. LeaA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my best friend here for her birthday and WOW! Neither of us had been before so we had no idea what to expect. Absolutely fantastic. The vibe is great, the drinks were awesome, the staff was friendly, and the food was phenomenal. Must order: the snail appetizer (trust me I promise), the steak sampler, and the espresso martini. If you are looking for the best steak of your life and a nice night out in Little Italy - go here!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was out of this world good !! Oysters, snails, mushrooms, meat sampler, table side ice cream ……. Best meal we’ve had in a long time !

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  11. charliep

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Arrived early for 5pm reservation and was seated in the worst seat in the house for party of 2. Over priced and small portions. Bone in New York was over done and full of fat. There are many better steakhouses in SD.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Would very highly recommend born and raised. The food was delicious and the staff was very kind and accommodating. My group came as a part of a business dinner and had a wonderful time. I really appreciated the help of the staff, especially Carla, who was extremely responsive and helpful during the reservation process.

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  13. GregG

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and cocktails, very attentive service, relaxed, old school atmosphere with leather booths, low lighting, jazz music. It's not cheap but highly recommend if you want to splurge and get a great steak.

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  14. PedroS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had a filet was cooked perfectly! Will go back to enjoy a great meal on our next anniversary or birthday.

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  15. PeterJ

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers and sides were amazing but ribeye was underdone and very large fat cap. Booth was comfortable but the table base was large and bulky.

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  16. NoraN

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy, elegant setting with excellent cuisine and first class service. Our server Caroline of Louisiana gave us the best dining experience for a delightful, and memorable birthday party!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Nice place and atmosphere, but they have the worst service I have seen in San Diego. The food was delicious, but served cold and without clutery. Definitely not going back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quite possibly one of the best meals we have ever had. We enjoyed the experience and food from the time we walked through the door. We will definitely be back!

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  19. JosephC

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in San Diego, by far. Food is outstanding m service is even better.

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  20. PaulQ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly incredible experience for my Family and I. I will definitely make reservations again at this talented establishment.

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  21. GregK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an anniversary, the staff was thoughtful in their service. Excellent food and drinks. Welcome environment.

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  22. CandaceM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Disappointing experience. We love BAR so we picked it for my Bday dinner. We weren’t seated until 20mins after our reservation time (30mins after arrival) which wasn’t a huge deal, but then our server want great either. We’ve always had the best severs which is part of the experience. The food was amazing, as usual! Loved the steak sampler and the ambiance is always on point, but we left disappointed and wishing we had gone somewhere else to celebrate.

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  23. FoodieDoodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Hostess and help staff were very attentive but server was not. Saw her only when ordering and she never came back to check on us at all for rest of night. Bread w butter - 4/5 Snail bone marrow - 6/5 excellent Ribeye - 2/5 very dry Steak sauces 3/5 Brocollini - 3/5 Apple crumble cheesecake - 5/5 Start of meal and end of meal were great but main dish was not. Steak was not high end. Service in beginning was good but midway it was very slow.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely succulent and luxurious steaks! The mushrooms are beyond tasty as well- if you like mushrooms, you should get these! Always delicious!

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  25. DianneM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I brought our daughter her to celebrate her birthday. We started with the oysters, snails and Cesear salad; all were delicious. We shared the rib eye and porterhouse paired with the dirty hash browns and brocolini. The steaks were cooked perfectly. The service from the hostess, to our server, to the staff that cleaned our table after each portion of the meal was wonderful. This was our first time at this establishment and will definitely return. Thank you, Born & Raised, for a memorable time for our daughter's birthday.

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  26. ClintonB

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Poor first time service. Had reservation at 10. Wasn’t sat until 10:24. Had to ask hostess twice. Each time gave a different answer. Was obvious she didn’t really know.

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  27. Adam

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food for a decent price, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. easily one of the best meals i’ve ever eaten.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server gave me a birthday card for my birthday

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  29. Raul

    Tulsa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. Will definitely be going back.

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  30. DylanW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Lily who made our table side Cesar salad was such a delight. Answered out questions and was so great to chat with.

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  31. MarinaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The steaks were under cooked. Rain puddles I. The patio and staircase was not kept

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    While the service and ambiance were great, I was not overly impressed with the food. Especially for the prices. I’m glad I tried it but don’t plan on rushing back.

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  33. JessicaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I wish we could refund and go somewhere else. It was really that bad. $800 party of 6. Two people felt ill. Steaks are subpar really. Service mediocre at best- kind of snotty. I believe Cheesecake Factory to tast better so we were really sad.

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  34. Madison

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Born & Raised for our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The setting was romantic, the food was delicious and arrived quickly to the table. Our server Jared was attentive and very kind! His recommendations were spot on! We can't wait to come back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    El servicio deja mucho que desear, llegamos antes a la reservación nos dijeron que nos pasarían antes y nos pasaron como 5 min tarde, hay que estar buscando a los meseros para pedir porque no están al pendiente de la mesa, la comida muy buena

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  36. JoeD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool and beautiful. Love the table side preparation of Caesar salad and steak Diane.

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  37. Drea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The view was wonderful as well as our server matti. The food was alright. Steaks were more on the rare side when we ordered medium rare. Steaks were also under seasoned. Ordered yellow tail but never came out.

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  38. ErikA

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I’ve had in years. Can’t wait to go back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing views and delicious food! Definitely recommend for any date night!

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  40. sisi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor dining area, steak was perfect, very good service too

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FAQs

Born & Raised is rated 4.6 stars by 5478 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 119 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Born & Raised

1909 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Fir Street
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is offered but not always available. There is a public valet service available across the street from our main entrance provided by the Little Italy Association. Please look for the red umbrellas.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Charleen Sandoval
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 202-4577
  • Private party facilities
    For parties larger than 8 please e-mail the restaurant directly at frontdesk@bornandraisedsteak.com
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