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

4.4
4.4
2129 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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Booked 7 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.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

  • Neighborhood

    Kearny Mesa

  • Cross street

    Complex Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Route 20

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,129 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. r

    ryans

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I was expecting more for the price. The waitresses were very sexxy. The food was way over priced. And the atmosphere was old and cheap looking. I'll never go back.

  2. N

    Noli

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All of our food was excellent! My filet mignon was amazing and my friends had prime rib and they said theirs was excellent, too. I’m a brussel spout fan and they were awesome! It was nice and quiet so we could talk and hear each other which was nice. We sat in the bar area and it was a slow night (Wednesday). It’s a little pricey, but if the food is good, I don’t mind paying for it. I would highly recommend the “New’ Butcher Shop!!

  3. RW

    RadaW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Came in for the opening celebration. The place seemed to attract a more mature crowd. The ambiance was dated, which may be more appreciated by the mature crowd. The service was ok. Felt like this was a poor recreation of the playboy mansion. Girls were in very short skirts and low cut shirts. The food was extremely overpriced for the low quality. The misquote grilled chicken had salty ginger soy sauce over it and the “fresh veggies” were basically microwaved colored cauliflower from a frozen Costco bag. Which was close to $40 for the dish. We also order a petite filet and received a rare rib eye. Hope this was just growing pains for this business, but I don’t expect to return.

  4. JF

    JackFrostie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great at usual Our server Michelle was just the best

  5. P

    Promobabe

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Quality beef cooked perfectly and at a reasonable price in today’s world of skyrocketing prices. Great service too. Love the classic steakhouse style with the comfy red booths. I love the Butcher Shop. Highly recommend.

  6. DB

    DonaldB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is great. Good food and service. A bit pricey but ok for special occasions.

  7. JS

    JohnS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food, attentive staff and a local favorite that has lasted the far beyond others! I might add that the French onion soup and accompanying bread is amazing......

  8. JF

    JackFrostie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a amazing time will be going back soon. The prime rib was to die for and the service was outstanding

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was good, the service was excellent. The prices were very high. I ordered filet medallions and the dish was not worth the $56 they charged. Other than the prices everything was good.

  10. GS

    GeorgiaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We asked for our meat to be pink inside and got bloody… had to send it back and it came back just a little bloody. We were expecting it to have some seasoning but we had to salt and pepper it. The ambiance is worth the time and the service was good. Just be sure to be very specific about how you want your steak.

  11. MF

    MichelleF

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Total Old Hollywood vibe steakhouse. I love it here. Just go try it! It's a classic place with amazing food and ambience makes you feel like you're in a Godfather movie. I feel like it's a hidden gem.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening with the place under new management. They have already stepped up their game!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Ruth Chris prices, with worse than Outback service, and decor targeted at 80 year olds

  14. JB

    JackieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful return experience for our anniversary. The scallop pasta and insane and we told the cook he was a wizard. I've never had such perfectly cooked scallops. The filet was also cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. We did express our sadness at the bland nature of the garlic mashed potatoes and they were super appreciative of the feedback.

  15. JM

    JosephM

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent but pricey

  16. W

    Wisegirl

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Retro steak house ambience and food. Great service and choices. Outstanding bar and wine list.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I was told that they had an outdoor section according to this website and that was a lie, very dissatisfied with this reservation program

  18. HA

    HART

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    Disappointed in the food and the service. Usually this is a wonderful place for special events but not this Mother’s Day.

  19. ED

    ElfriedeD

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Food was good! Waitress was probably the worst for such a beautiful place to eat. I have to give kudos to the Co-owner Gil, he was so apologetic and wanted to make it right. Was my birthday night and I had more fun celebrating lunch in Tijuana.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The old world ambience, service and generous helpings is still alive at the Butcher Shop. If you crave the 70-80’s style? This is the place to take your lady or party to see, eat and feel that certain breath of days past in a restaurant that lives up to expectations.

  22. LA

    LoriA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    So sad to see the decline of this previous family favorite. Salad drenched in dressing, no silverware with meal, no serving spoons in side dishes (that were also drenched in oil/butter/grease) We ordered steaks that cost from $142 to $65 and they were the quality of- black Angus or worse. Service was from a bartender that wreaked of smoke and admitted he did not ever do this before. Dishes were abruptly collected mid dining stream. After tonight I feel like I lost a best friend. No longer with the money and the class of the place has left.

  23. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    I was so happy they had reopened. Butcher shop always a must while working in that area of San Diego. I was greeted well by Pat at the bar. Had a good drink then sat in front of the fireplace. I ordered the 10 ounce prime rib cut, with baked potato. After my dinner salad, my meat came. I noticed immediately that it was certainly less than 10 ounce. At about 1/4”-3/8” thick, probably 7-8 ounce for $58! Then, cutting into it was a real feat! It was a very tough cut. Barely choice, probably less. I struggled with it, had to spit out a couple of bites because I couldn’t chew through it. This was comparable to a $24.95 cut you might find at a low end joint. I am very disappointed that they allowed that cut to go to a customer’s table. Potato and salad were par with Butcher Shop quality. Next time, Red Tracton’s or Bully’s for prime rib at $45-60 !!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The service was soooooo slow and the place was more than half empty. My prime rib was meh and instead of a robust creamy horseradish I got sour cream. The taste and quality do not match the price tag. This will likely be a no go for me in the future.

  25. GM

    GeriM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints. Food is excellent.

  26. JE

    JoninEC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and service. Prime rib was decent. I’ve had better for half the price, but still good. Food portions were pretty sizable. We’ll dine there again, it’s just good food that is priced at a level one step higher than the quality.

  27. DT

    DottieT

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1

    carpet VERY dirty!! Food overpriced! VERY DISAPPOINTED! We went for my birthday Sad! We have been going for years!

  28. ND

    NancyD

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Leticia our server . She initially was alone serving the entire restaurant. We were concerned but she was a star and handled everyone with efficiency and skill Then thank god another joined in. Steaks omg wonderful cut and charred to perfection Excellent filets . We know it’s expensive however we also know what’s going on with prices of meat and we loved every bite and well worth it

  29. MB

    MaryB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We always love going to The Butcher Shop! It has wonderful ambiance and food. The service is always great!

  30. P

    ellieP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything that I ate was delicious and the service was fantastic?

  31. TF

    TFood

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Went here for Restaurant Week, which of course is a limited menu, but we thought it would be a good way to try out the place. Some of the food was excellent - the chicken, the bread, the dessert - and some was fine but not exceptional (the filet). The recommended wine pairings were also not fantastic. Service was fantastic. For the price, though, we didn't feel like we got our money's worth.

  32. FA

    FredaA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Very disappointing. Waitress was not very good. Food was mediocre. And very expensive.

  33. S

    Susan1484

    San Diego

    318 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    318 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I would like to see more variety in the menu. Paying $73 for a steak is still daunting. Service is always excellent. Would love to spend more time for dinners if there was a larger variety for those of us who are not big beef eaters.

  34. MC

    MonicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is always the most excellent in-service. The food is so delicious. Love it ! It so comfortable and romantic. Thank you !

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For a birthday… was nice server was great… some dishes were over cooked but palatable

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Great food as always but way over priced. Prices def gone up almost x2 what it was. But other then that amazing and great service.

  37. J

    Jazmin

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Request secluded seating hostess place us in a noisy room with a woman staring directly into our face for over an hour. Server took my beverage and never offered me a refill so once my main course came my husband and I had to share a glass of water. Pricing on menu also did not match actual bill. We were also marked as a no show for our reservation assume this is because the young lady didn’t actually care to look at our reservation’s notes before seating us.

  38. D

    Dilbert

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about menu choices and how the items are prepared. All in all it was a very nice dinner and pleasant evening for us.

  39. D

    Diamond

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time back since the early 90s when I used to work in San Diego and I was definitely glad not much has changed. We were celebrating my wife's birthday on this trip. The prime rib I had was done just as ordered and my wife had the shrimp scampi which was perfect. The servers are just great and very attentive but not hovering. I certainly recommend the Butcher Shop.

  40. JP

    JohnP

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Feel sorry for the Chef... Big management problem not enough staff to even get you seated let alone serve you. .. for such low quality service it brings down the food.

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 4.4 stars by 2129 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 times today

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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

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Gil Frank: (877) 295-5305

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