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Born & Raised, San Diego, CA

Born & Raised

4.6
4.6
4109 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 120 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • 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

    Jason McLeod

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 8 or more, please e-mail the restaurant directly at frontdesk@bornandraisedsteak.com

  • Private party contact

    sharill@bornandraisedsteak.com: (619) 202-4577

  • 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

What 4,109 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JB

    JerryB

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Milestone Birthday
  2. JM

    JMDM

    New England

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Born and Raised was a good experience. The service was truly outstanding! Helpful and patient. Great follow up. Excellent main server- blond female, unfortunately I don't recall her name. The food was very good. While very good, it may not have been up to the premium price of this particular restaurant. A very nice place for a special occasion or to impress a client. We enjoyed the experience. A little overpriced though (yeah, I'm a rich guy complaining about the price ha - just keeping it real though since you asked!)
  3. N

    Nalini

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. Excellent pisco sour cocktails, appetizers and the steaks were incredible. Loved the dirty hashbrown and the espresso martini was so good. The service was excellent and the decor and everything is very well done. A great place for customer dinners, family celebrations and date nights.
  4. TF

    TomatoFan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing restaurant in San Diego! Parking can be. But if a pain, but the experience is worth it! Amazing food, service, and ambiance. Also the rooftop is really pretty.
  5. L

    Lesliefun

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible dining experience, the atmosphere is sultry, sophisticated, sensual. Dinner just adds to the experience.
  6. KA

    KATHERINER

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is now the favorite place for our crew … steaks are grilled to perfection, too many tasty appetizers to review, and save room for the decadent desserts! We sit outside and love it.
  7. CS

    CareyS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The charcuterie board was wonderful. The bread with Normandy butter was amazing but overpriced. The Tomahawk steak was a tough cut of beef and our steak knives couldn’t cut it. The seats were uncomfortable and the prices were dumb high for the quality of the food. Our server, Joseph was good. Forgot a few things but fixed them right away. The chocolate cake was just OK. The lemon NY cheesecake was great. We won’t be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe at upstairs bar
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an absolutely amazing experience! Ambience was incredible and our server Mattie was the best. The food was delicious. Will definitely be returning
  10. DG

    DanielleG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! And service was attentive. We will be back. My boyfriend ordered the filet mignon which was cooked to perfection. I ordered the ratatouille which had amazing flavor. We also ordered the potato puree and mac and cheese as sides, both had amazing flavor. I had an expresso martini which was the best I have ever had, very balanced with a creamy froth on top. To end my boyfriend had the ice cream sandwiches which were closer to a cream puff, and I had the 7 layer carrot cake. We basically rolled out of the restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and exceptional service! Loved it as always!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just recently came to Born & Raised for a birthday celebration and it was hands down AMAZING!!! We had an excellent waiter who was very helpful (Matty was the best!!!) and created such a fun experience. We ordered the French onion soup and bread to start with - just wow. For our main course we did the Wagyu Sampler with a side of the cauliflower and broccolini (Matty’s recommendation). It was the perfect amount of food to share, while also giving us tastes of amazing steak. This was hands down one of our favorite meals and we are so excited to come back!! Can’t forget Matty’s recommendation to try the tequila manhattans!! Highly recommend!!! A huge thank you to all of the staff for creating a truly fantastic experience and helped me pull off the best birthday dinner surprise!! Will be telling everyone to come dine at Born & Raised!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our waiter disappeared and a new one didn’t show up for 45 mins until we asked.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience amazing food
  15. d

    davidf

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, outstanding staff and attentive service. Food was good, but very pricey, hard to justify the cost/value along those culinary lines. Definitely paying for the experience which was a good one.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The restaurant was definitely alive with a Great Gatsby movie type of feel. Me and my Fiance had got engaged earlier that day and this dinner was to celebrate the occasion. I was asked if I wanted to do a champagne cart to celebrate and I said sure! We had our glasses of champagne, ordered our dinner, and enjoyed some cocktails while we waited for our food. The food was amazing and tasted unique. We were stuffed and couldn't eat everything but we did enjoy all of it. However, the disappointment we felt was the occasion was not necessarily celebrated through the customer service. I'm sure our waiter said congratulations once but it was so loud I couldn't really tell. Unfortunately, we wont be coming back here because we can enjoy a $450.00 dinner that makes special occasions feel special at another restaurant.
  17. j

    judyblue

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very slow service w a bit of an attitude. Didn't feel the food was worth the price. Everything was under cooked and needed to be sent back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Wait staff did not seem knowledgeable about the food. Also we ordered a table side Cesar and it was underwhelming. Our server asked the person to split the Cesar and instead they just gave us one little Cesar - small for a single serving I’d say - and it was about $21.
  19. MU

    MarkU

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice place but not out of the ordinary. No wow factor and service was under par as a result of staffing issues; our waitress had multiple tables and I had to keep pouring our wine. Cleaning up took a while as well - you don’t go to a fine dining restaurant to find a bunch of table in need of being bussed. Food quality was ok.
  20. AA

    AlexA

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Too loud inside, food okay, servers polite but overall service slow (took almost two hours to get our meals, got appetisers somewhere in that two hours), tries hard to be upscale but seems like a cheap pick-up bar once inside.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    We were celebrating our friend’s birthday. We had the worst server possible. She seemed so stressed throughout the night that made our dinner experience very uncomfortable. She seemed out of place with job she was doing. The General Manager Todd was so rude. We were upstairs getting fresh air when he approached me and my friend with a very rude tone that we need to lawns the area. They had a private event and there were no signs that they were holding a private event. When my friend said we will leave he said you need to leave now. I said may I speak to the GM and he said that’s me and you need to get the hell out of my restaurant. After spending $1,300 for a dinner for 4 people we were escorted out of the restaurant with bunch of their staff curing us and trying to call the cops on us. I have never in my life been treated this way in any restaurant. If you are the owner of this restaurant and read this review you need a new staff and new GM. Not acceptable. We will never ever go to this awful place ever again
  22. M

    Marina

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Austin was an amazing server. Really made it enjoyable
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is phenomenal! Service, food,drinks , environment was perfect from start to finish. The decor was breathtaking. The view from the rooftop was immaculate. They provided me with a lush blanket and turned on the over head heater to ensure I was perfectly comfortable. The Etiquette of all of the staff was top notch. This is what you expect from fine dining. Very well executed. Do not miss this experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Asked for outdoor seating well in advance and didn’t want to accommodate. Offered champagne and didn’t deliver. Didn’t allow to seat at the bar because of being underage despite being 35+. Ribeye was dry and super garlicky. Bad service.
  25. KM

    KathleenM

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was AMAZING
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Good food, very slow service, wait staff must have too many tables, barely saw any of them and wait times were significantly extended for each/every course and beverages.
  27. p

    passion4food

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Would not go back. Very disappointing. We drove almost 2 hours to get there
  28. CB

    CharlesBlack210

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Ordered a martini. Extra dry. Waitress came back, said the bartender asked if I wanted extra vermouth….apparently this is the only bar/restaurant in the world that extra dry means extra vermouth? My partner ordered a sazerac, waitress came back asking if she wanted the drink or it separately…..We still have no idea what she meant. We said the cocktail, please. It was not good. Steak was fair. Asked for another drink after. Tequila. Half a lime. Shaken. Served up. They came back wt a tiny wedge of lime. When I asked for more lime, waitress said all the lines are cut up. So when I asked for half of one, she thought I wanted half of a tiny wedge. Not sure if the waitress was having a bad day or the bartender needs to read a book. Finished eating. Asked for a toothpick. In a steakhouse. No toothpick to be found. In a steakhouse. No toothpick. Terrible waste of money and time.
  29. MG

    MichelleG

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was exceptional and our server Geoffrey was amazing. He suggested a couple of items from the menu that were really good and the dessert was outstanding. He made our 35th anniversary very memorable. 5 star!!!
  30. MW

    MoeW

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish
  31. m

    mike

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing full enegry and very knowledgeable of all items on the menu. I will say my steak was cooked to perfection however a tad under seasoned for my liking, but besides that it was an exceptional experience would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.
  32. CP

    CristinaP

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sofisticated and chic atmosphere, good food and great drinks. Open late and have a very original decoration. Very good service, and good food specialty meats.
  33. B

    Bill

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic dry aged strip and incredible rooftop setting!! We are East Coasters but B&R is of our favorite steakhouses anywhere.
  34. MK

    MaryK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable Evening! Beautiful ambiance and spectacular food.
  35. KK

    KimK

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience from the ambiance, the food and the service. We will definitely be back the next time we visit San Diego.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Increíble la comida deliciosa y el lugar hermoso
  37. MK

    MatiasK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food is outstanding, perfect for date nights or celebrations
  38. YM

    YasmineM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MATTIE! Was the best ever!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. From the service, to the atmosphere, to the food and drink selection. The rooftop is best for more intimate occasions in my opinion and you get a nice breeze as well. Will definitely be coming back again.
  40. RW

    RobertW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    One of the best steaks ever Upstairs views are really impressive

FAQs

Born & Raised is rated 4.6 stars by 4109 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 120 times today
Google Map for Born & Raised

1909 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • 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

  • 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

    Jason McLeod

  • 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 of 8 or more, please e-mail the restaurant directly at frontdesk@bornandraisedsteak.com

  • Private party contact

    sharill@bornandraisedsteak.com: (619) 202-4577

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