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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

4.3
4.3
2170 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features only the finest quality mid-western aged steaks and chops, charbroiled to perfection over a mesquite wood-fired grill. In addition to the USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, the extensive menu also is highlighted by Angus Prime Rib, slow-roasted to retain its tender juiciness, as well as veal, chicken, lobster tail, king crab legs, and shrimp entrees. The dessert selection is nothing short of decadent, and there is a full bar and excellent wine list. The ambiance is elegant, warm, and intimate with rich dark wood paneling, comfortable leather booths, gleaming brass, beautifully etched-glass panels, and a cozy fireplace. The gracious and attentive service staff will anticipate your every need and ensure that your dining experience exceeds your highest expectations. Whether you visit for lunch, dinner, or just cocktails & appetizers in the lounge, you will soon list this among your favorite dining destinations.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 565-2272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Bergueiro

  • Catering

    Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private banquet rooms- our Board Room, which seats 25-40 people, and our Windsor Room, which seats 50-200 people. We also offer semi-private intimate surroundings for any occasion. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Cross street

    Complex Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Route 20

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,170 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Special Occasion

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Special Occasion

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  1. AG

    AGirlwholovesSteak

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    My husband and I were shocked to see the new menu and pricing. While we understand, costs have gone up, you are now competing with extremely high-end steakhouse prices, and you have not put any effort into renovating your place and its location is not for that value. This was a place we would come to for the last two decades because of the value for the steak, but not anymore. Sounds like the new owner is having some financial problems or something because it just doesn’t make any sense. The prime rib was average and more expensive than my bottle of wine, which just doesn’t make sense. Not sure we will go anymore, but I hope the place stays in business with the upcoming recession.
  2. S

    Stuart

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is THE place for beef! The decor reminds me of old-style steakhouses in places like Chicago: Lots of dark wood and subdued (but adequate) lighting.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and the service were good, but not on par with other restaurants in that price range.
  4. a

    alexanderlittlestar

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu for restaurant week, the skin potatoes and the prime rib fabulous. I was impressed with their bread pudding. Great wine selection.
  5. RL

    RollyL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was slow and not up to par. Gave me the wrong order twice. Steaks were not as good as Morton's. Sorry but we don't plan to return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Good for San Diego restaurant week. Food’s yummy (banana pudding dessert was great). New management’s apparently still figuring out some administrative logistics, but overall a good experience. Waiters seemed busy but overall nice and friendly. Drinks were nice too (I had a manhattan).
  7. C

    Curt

    San Diego

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met our son there for his birthday last week and it was great. The food, service and atmosphere are so much better than I remember a few years ago - we will be back. It was also great to see Alberto working there - he's such a pleasant asset to any restaurant. We are now fans. Thank you.
  8. ML

    MicheleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yesterday was the start of restaurant week, which was so unexpected. My brother and sister-in-law were coming to town, and they wanted to go there to eat. Once we were seated, our waitress told us it was the first day of Restaurant Week and would we like to look at that menu also? The prices and variety of the special menu were good some of us ordered from there and some from the regular menu. The Butcher Shop is a nice steak house ($$$) so if you are looking to get a good ribeye or tommy hawk steak or even prime rib that's a good place to go.
  9. f

    fosterr

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was pretty loud where they first seated us for our Anniversary
  10. AD

    AD00

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent ribeye
  11. JB

    JBofPoway

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had delicious Prime Ribs all around. Each of the 3 cuts in fact. The calamari appetizer was great also. It's not a cheap place to dine, but the service, food, and atmosphere were all terrific and made our dual birthday celebration great. The complimentary birthday desserts at the end were a nice finishing touch!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime rib 10oz cut was fantastic!! Impressive clam appetizers! I was very satisfied 🙂
  13. JM

    JasonM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great old school restaurant. The menus has been revised and the quality of the steaks has increased. With the pass management the steaks were over cooked. Now the steaks are cooked very well.
  14. ND

    NancyD

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was our server in the bar. What a server!!!! she is everywhere and on top of everything. Be sure to ask for her. The steaks are of the highest quality and cooked over the grill like nowhere else in SD. We love this place and only eat here when we need a steak. Not cheap but definitely worth ever dollar
  15. B

    Bgman

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere in this classic old style steakhouse. We didnt think the quality of the cut was on par with similar level steakhouses in this price range. We also didnt like that by default they included a garlic butter sauce on the steak as a steak should speak for itself. This should be on the side only. But a solid place if you're ok with the price range (eg $50 approx for 8 oz filet).
  16. KB

    KenB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not what it used to be is what I would say. Maybe its a sign of the times. Friday night, 6:30, not crowded at all as one would expect. The steaks are average at best, certainly not worth the asking price. I had a New York Strip, my Son a Ribeye and neither were comparable to what you can find at similarly priced restaurants. I've been here several times over the years and last night was the least memorable. The Host made the rounds asking diners how the meal was, skipped us and when we left just watched us walk out the door with no comment. My Son, who has worked in the restaurant business for several years made the comment "That's terrible front of house service" and I would agree. Bottom line, average at best. Lots of good steakhouses around these days.
  17. S

    Symilarian

    San Diego

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the only upscale restaurant in Kearny Mesa with 94th Aero Squadron behind it. Both have become a little bit pricey with the Butcher shop being the better value.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic it was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had in my life I mean no one compares
  19. JL

    JanetL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Loved the ambiance. Nice big booths were very comfortable. Food was average at best. Salmon was quite overcooked and risotto very bland. Steak cooked perfectly but no real seasoning. Server was friendly and efficient. All in all good but not worth the price.
  20. D

    Desiree

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is fantastic!! It is an old school high end steakhouse. We ordered prime rib and new york steak. Both were cooked perfectly! The baked potato was baked so it had the nice crunchy skin on it. So delicious! Would definitely recommend eating here!!
  21. SW

    StaceyW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet in town! The salmon is delicious and the mashed potatoes were to die for. Great wine list and wonderful service! We hope our server enjoys his trip to Lebanon!
  22. ET

    EmilT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Waited 20 minutes to get our table even though we had reservations, waited another 30 to get our drinks. Food quality is not as good as it once was. Feel bad for the staff who was trying their best but were short handed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Staff was lovely, however they were constantly running and needed at least two more servers in the dining room to smooth out the service tempo. Likely a staffing shortage- whatever the case the food compensated. I would love to go back for a better timed service to sample more of the menu. There will be a next time and hopeful that was a one off.
  24. CE

    ChristopherE

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We had the prime rib bites and they were over cooked and over seasoned. The crab cakes were ok at best. The filet was decent, but not the quality I was expecting from a “steak house”. The ribeye was large, but again not the quality I would expect from a steak house. Service was very slow and not very attentive. Several times our glasses were empty for 5-10 minutes. Amazing ambiance, but that’s where it ends.
  25. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not what it once was pre-COVID, but that's true of a lot of places. My wife and I had a great steak dinner which was just as good as ever, and the ambiance is unchanged. Unfortunately the menu has shrunk, and you might notice things missing, plus chicken dishes were featured prominently - in a steak house. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Waitress told us quietly that there's a new owner - I'm hopeful they can bring the Shop back to former glory.
  26. CM

    CamM

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The quality of steak has dropped and the value of the meal is not what it used to be. No paper towels in the restroom, so until I asked the host for paper towels, how were the staff washing their hands after using the restroom? I was provided a stack of napkins to dry my hands. Not someplace I would want to return. Loyal customer for over 20 years and now very disappointed.
  27. DU

    DeborahU

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    food excellent. service poor. they need to hire more staff.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Special occasions are why we come.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Butcher shop is known for its top of the line choice of meat and service. I ordered their regular cut prime rib. The meat was up to their usual standards. The service and ambiance was high standard. The bar served a good drink and my son enjoyed his rib-eye.
  30. DG

    DebraG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing and the food was top notch
  31. KH

    KathiH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All five of us thoroughly enjoyed the old pictures of the movie stars. Our waitress was attentive & patient with our group as we decided our choices. The food was great. I had the prime rib sandwich and can't wait to try it again. We like to finish our meal with coffee & it was excellent! We have been to the Butcher Shop prior to COVID, but we can only get together for lunch, so this was the first time back.
  32. FC

    FrankC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It is a welcome home after a few years of not too impressive service and menu. Very delightful and now the rest of the family has to come and enjoy the return of one of the Chicago Style Steak houses. As the patronage increases and the staff increases this should be one of the best. Young impressive management seems to have the best interests of the patronage in mind.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent, knowledgeable server and staff.
  34. VB

    ViviaB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Very expensive meal.
  35. SW

    ShawnW

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Michelle was top notch. The service, ambiance, food and overall experience was exceptional.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place. Prices have definitely hiked, but was phenomenal.
  37. KG

    KGirl

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't review many restaurants, but I feel this one deserves my time. I haven't been here in a long time and my husband had never been. In a very unassuming location, but such a great experience! Your classic vintage steak house with red leather booths and dark lighting. The prices are on par with other steak houses, but here it includes a soup or salad and a side dish. I'm going to say that I preferred their steak to Ruth's Chris. Maybe not as fancy, but just as delicious if not more. Unlike Ruth's Chris, their mark up on wine is not astronomical. Can't wait to go there again!
  38. OH

    OH28

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Nice date location.
  39. JB

    JasonB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love the Butcher Shop, the absolute best food in San Diego.
  40. O

    Odie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Superb setting for a classic steak dinner. The ambiance and quiet are old world high quality. The food is superb and the service very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 565-2272.

Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 2170 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Butcher Shop Steakhouse - San Diego

5255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Complex Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Route 20

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Bergueiro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 565-2272

  • Catering

    Private Dining options available for groups of 25 to 200. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private banquet rooms- our Board Room, which seats 25-40 people, and our Windsor Room, which seats 50-200 people. We also offer semi-private intimate surroundings for any occasion. Please call 858-565-2272 for details. butchershopsd@sbcglobal.net

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

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