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“Outstanding - in every way!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Donovan's Steakhouse

Donovan's Steakhouse
K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
619-237-9700
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Ranked #119 of 3,683 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 6th & K
Description: Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 300 wines features the best the world has to offer. Wine tasting dinners available.
Rochester, Minnesota
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Outstanding - in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

I've dined at Donvan's a number of times and each time their level of service, quality of food and elegance in presentation have been top notch. This time was no different. Their approach is in classic steakhouse. Also, their wine menu and knowledge of food parings is exceptional. I'll keep going back whenever I'm in town.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Better in Chicago”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

First time here and it will be the last.The service was marginal at best. The steak and lobster bits was a special on the menu. The meat was very TUFF and not worth 1 cent!
They should come to Chicago were the meat is Fantastic! This place promotes there meat is from Chicago....NOT THE CASE. and if it is they should spend more time tasting before serving.

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  • Visited January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Classic Steakhouse, Perfect Execution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

This clubby, classic steak and seafood house did everything well. The steak was excellent quality meat, prefectly done, exactly to order. Our halibut was wonderful. The sides were good, but not unusual. Service was attentive without being cloying, wine and water glasses filled without interrupting conversation. Wine list is a little skimpy, and somewhat overpriced, but not shockingly so. Overall I thought the price was consistent with the national competitors, none of whom have as much character, and none of whom could have done better than equal the meal.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Love this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Go everytime we are in San Diego. Great food, awesome service, and great specials!!! A must for steaks!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Novato
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“Great steak and great atomosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Went last night, really enjoyed it... quite old-style steakhouse with Frank Sinatra in the background.. My father's kinda steakhouse and now my kind of steakhouse... 4-stars instead of 5?? don't know... but was a toss up... We will be back... yes we will!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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