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Born & Raised, San Diego, CA
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Born & Raised

$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

Why we love it

Executive chef: Chef Charleen Sandoval

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

The scene is just as sizzling as the steaks at this Little Italy stunner. Born & Raised turns the old-school steakhouse genre on its head, displaying photos of rap legends in the all-gold, super-glam dining room. There are steakhouse faithfuls, plus carts that prep vintage cocktails tableside. The result is an OTT steakhouse fit for the highest of high rollers.

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
  • 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

What 5,835 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

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  • San Diego

    Most Booked

  • San Diego

    Steakhouse

  • San Diego

    Most Booked

5,835 Reviews
  1. Liz3989

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was great. Such a beautiful restaurant! 10/10

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful restaurant and the staff was friendly. Food was pretty good, the table side Caesar, aged meatball and Choc cake dessert were the highlights. Appreciated them acknowledging our anniversary with a Champagne Toast and a macaroon. Steak was slightly overdone. I would go back but try and sit upstairs.

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  3. WorthAVisit

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our 4th time here for dinner and everything we ordered was delightful. The steak sampler and dirty hashbrowns stole the show as always, but the bone marrow/burgundy snails and the uni pasta were terrific. This was the first time the service suffered, which was a bummer but we're writing it off as a one-time flub and can't wait to go back for the full Born & Raised experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    One of the waiters was very rude to us and made us feel uncomfortable.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. EmilyL

    Naples

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were super excited for our dinner at Born & Raised, but unfortunately with a 7:00 reservation, we were not alerted of our table until 7:40. We waited at the bar and I had a glass of wine, as the time passed we started losing interest.. I was hoping they would have offered to comp my glass of wine for the long wait but when they asked for me to close out my tab, we paid and then excused ourselves. I do not mind waiting, but I do believe that dining at a restaurant of this quality would/should have shown more of a hospitable gesture. I do not want to fault the entire restaurant, I’m sure the servers & chefs are phenomenal, but I will not be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. DeShaunP

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a romantic date, the food was delicious!!

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  7. MichelleB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing per usual!!! Service and food was phenomenal

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  8. DavidB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mark was great! Loved the food, loved the service

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  9. RomyD

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Even with a reservation, still took 10+ minutes to get seated. Took a while for food to arrive. Food was lukewarm. I had the chicken and the inside was barely warm. Side of brocolini looked sad, they included the stepms which were difficult to chew. In general, for the price, quality of food, presentation, it is average.

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  10. Chrendy

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a fantastic dining experience! The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and we could see the chefs working from a distance when we were seated. We had the steak sampler which was unique and every piece was done to perfection. We also had the whipped potatoes and broccolini, and they too were delicious. A great apple pie cheesecake for dessert capped off a five-star tasting meal. The seating is a bit intimate for me as you are right next to (and across) from the other booths, but all of the people around us seemed nice and we got over it pretty quick. If you are in San Diego, make sure to get reservations- you won’t be sorry. To all at the restaurant: keep up the great work!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, we had the beef Wellington which was amazing, drinks were awesome and the side dishes, potatoes and onions were great. Jason was our server and was amazing. We will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Not impressed with the service or meal. Steak was mediocre at best. Best thing about our meal was the sides. Really need to improve on customer service and quality of the steak.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. ReemonB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever I’m in little Italy I make sure I get a dinner reservation here. The atmosphere, service and food is unmatched.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great everything as always.

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  15. ElisaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is overpriced! Spent over $1,000 for our party of 7 and not worth it. Shrimp cocktails were 4 pieces of shrimp. The New York strip was $54.00 and had the flavor and toughness of shoe leather Very disappointing and will not be going back.

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  16. KatC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was too loud and impossible to hear the third person around the table. Food I had it better before there.

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  17. SilverbackTM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been coming to Born and Raised for the last 3 years on my birthday. It’s always been an incredible experience. I recommended this spot to everyone that visits San Diego. Never change, just evolve.

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  18. BirthdaycelebrationApril

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best steak houses around. My filet was perfect.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and food. Our server Jake was incredible.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing and highly recommend it.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was at 8 and I requested an outdoor spot. Unfortunately it was past the reso time because the guests at the table before us were lingering. As soon as we sat the server made a comment on the host team saying “idk what they’re doing” along the lines twice. Made the interaction just uncomfortable. Not sure why you’d say it twice tho cause if it didn’t stick the first time why say it again? I know the table turning is not the hostess fault it’s either the server doesn’t want to get sat again or the party just didn’t want to leave. The hosts were very sweet. The one running the door was very nice along with the taller female host. They were very apologetic. The food was not that great as well. Server forgot one of our guests drink. Should’ve told him “idk what’s wrong with you” but that’s my fault for not keeping the same energy.

    2 people found this helpful

  22. WendyV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s was an amazing dinner for my Birthday really recommend.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hands down BEST restaurant experience I’ve ever had.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Born and Raised, celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. Our reservation was on time and we were seated promptly. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent. We loved the Uni Spaghetti and the steak sampler. The Wagyu was mind-blowing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, beautiful interior. When we first arrived, it was quite noisy. As the evening progressed and People left, it was quieter. But I would not say it is a quiet restaurant. The upstairs appeared to be a bit quieter, but you are more exposed to the elements. Still, we had some unbelievably great food

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  26. FGSlim

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I’ve been to BAR 4-5 times and the food is always delicious; I wish they would just update prices and remoce the 4% surcharge, it has been a while and it does not look like it will go away.

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  27. Roan

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    suuuuch delicious food and equally good drinks! very pricey but worth it for a special celebration :) tysm for making my birthday weekend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here a dozen times, and this was my first disappointing experience. My filet was overcooked and the service was terrible. Our server maybe came to the table 3 times total and never asked if we wanted more drinks.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre dining experience. $100+ per person menu, upscale appearance, wait staff in tuxedos yet the service was quite lackluster, long waits in between table visits. Ordered a $60 filet (great price, by the way) but with zero presentation. A slab of meat on a white plate. No purée, no garnish, notta. Just oddly basic for a place that seemingly touts a high-end dining experience. Also, the base of the tables are very awkward and take up all of the floor space. I looked around, and just like myself, everyone had to bend their legs to the side — a misstep with the design. Wouldn’t recommend, won’t return. I don’t mind paying $600+ for my family of 5, but I have expectations — this place is a miss.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and already planning on coming back. You guys made our anniversary extra special. The food and drinks were outstanding. Thank again

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  31. JoseP

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience but food was not as good as it was hyped up to be.

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  32. IsaoT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience with a server named Reed. It's always wonderful to come across friendly and helpful people. I enjoyed the food - especially the oysters! Yum!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were impeccable! Only thing I would say is that it was absolutely freezing at our table (close to the kitchen) to where the waiter brought my guest a blanket. There was a definite breeze that even made our food get cold quickly. The staff tried to have it turned down, and were very respectful and helpful…but it was just way too cold at our table.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed. I went there to celebrate my birthday and my expectation was high because of the great reviews. We ordered rib eye steak medium and it was tough that my knife couldn’t cut it. I thought if my knife couldn’t cut the steak i will have a hard time chewing it. True i had a hard time chewing it. I had better supermarket or grocery steak. The service was great though. Not coming back

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  35. Michael

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Service was unrivaled, led by our server Matt! We couldn’t have asked for a better service team. Whole team did a phenomenal job. The food was incredible, and some of the best side dishes we’ve had at a steakhouse. Can’t forget to mention how awesome this place is inside, truly a unique atmosphere and nailed the prohibition era vibe. If we lived in the San Diego area I would definitely frequent this place…thanks to the team for a wonderful birthday dinner.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was AMAZING! Was able to step out of my comfort zone and try new things and have new experiences. The wait staff was second to none. Best dining experience I’ve had in my 36 years of living!

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  37. Tada

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had originally booked this reservation over a month ago so we wanted outdoor seating and of course we knew it was weather dependent. It was raining so they called to ask us if we wanted indoor seating because of the rain and because we were from out of town, we wanted to try this place not knowing when we will be back again. We arrived at our reservation time with indoor seating not realizing they had opened up outdoor seating again so we asked to be sat up there as it was originally our request but our request was pretty much denied until we complained about it. We almost walked out the door before the hostesses said they made it work for us. Even though we agreed to do the indoor dining, we thought we should have had the choice for outdoor because it was our original reservation. We didnt know it was going to open back up. The hostesses gave us a hard time about it but they made it work. However, the overall experience after that was good. The waiter was knowledgeable about the food. The drinks were great. The food was exceptional. We had the shrimp cocktail, steak sampler and pureed potatoes. The food took a little bit to come out but besides our reservation issue, the experience was great and would like to try this again some day when were back. The outdoor seating was chilly, shades were down due to weather, but it was not as loud as the indoor seating. After sitting up there, i dont think it mattered anymore because we didnt have a view anyway so if we ever do go back, the reason to sit outdoor is would be because of the noise level. Overall, amazing food and is pricy so be prepared to spend a lot.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Each staff member we encountered was nice, knowledgeable, & had amazing recommendations. I’ll have to visit everytime I’m in SD.

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  39. MiguelP

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were great, starting with the snails in bone marrow, followed by the Bone -In Ribeye, with a side of Broccolini, everything was on point. Our waiter could’ve been better, but it wasn’t bad, just good, not great. It has some area of opportunity to improve.

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  40. TMMJ

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In my opinion, the best restaurant in San Diego. Everything is fabulous, from appetizers to dessert and everything in between. Always my first choice for a special occasion!

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FAQs

Born & Raised is rated 4.6 stars by 5835 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
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
  • 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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