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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
+1 858-450-6666
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (133 reviews)
“ounce filet” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

we visit Donovan s every 2 months the fillets are extremely large and are the best in san diego the staff is first class just a wonderful experience can t wait to go back

Thank clarky53
Reviewed February 27, 2014

What can you say about Donavan's other the Wow! Excellent service. Courtney was our server and with her assistants there was always someone right there to assist us. Everyone in our party of 5 enjoyed the steaks, seafood and price-fix choices. It's a little pricy...More

Thank MegaBob
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Hello MegaBob, I'd like to thank you for your kind review. I'm very pleased to hear that you and your group had such a great time with us and that Courtney took great care of you! Thank you again for your feedback and for your...More

Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I went to Donovan's for dinner. We had a 5:00 dinner reservation and arrived a bit early. We sat at the bar for a glass of wine where we were served by Corrie. We recognized Corrie from a previous visit to Donovan's...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Ribeye was great medium rare. Group also found salmon and fillet very good in the price- fix option. Hardy cocktails, good wine list

Thank Cenkmd
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Classic high-end steakhouse. Classy bar and excellent steaks. We came with a regular who loves the place and he was spot-on. Great service.More

Thank Conseiller99
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Hello Consiller99, Thanks for your great review! I'm glad to hear that you had such a great time and think so highly of us! Thank you again for your feedback and for your business, it's greatly appreciated and valued. We hope you'll join us again...More

Reviewed January 17, 2014

The service was first rate! From the moment I pulled up, I was greeted with complimentary valet parking. My husband and I were dressed up and the hostess was quick to compliment us on our attire. She seemed genuine and sincere. We were seated at...More

Thank monymony68
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Hello monymony68, I'm so pleased to hear you had such a 5 star experience with us and that everything was perfect from start to finish! Thank you for your feedback and for your business, it's greatly appreciated and valued. I hope you'll join us again...More

Reviewed November 5, 2013

Service was great a few things to improve..., they forgot to give us dishes for the appetizers, so we had to bread plates.. The special of Filet and scallops was not a good value (Menu item) steak was about 5 ozs and two scallops, good...More

Thank JMF521
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Hello JMF521, I'm sincerely sorry about your experience at our restaurant. Management has been made aware and they are investigating with the servers and Chefs about your concerns. If you'd like to continue this on a more private forum, please feel free to email me...More

Reviewed November 3, 2013

Decided to give them a try because of a Groupon and am happy to report that my experience lived up to their fine reputation. Service was on par with the very best restaurants I've been to. Case in point: Entree's took what seemed like a...More

Thank localboy858
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hello localboy858, Thank you so much for the kind review! I'm so happy to hear that they took such excellent care of you and that the problem was fixed with such sincerity. Thank you again for the feedback and for your business, it's greatly appreciated...More

Reviewed October 22, 2013

Even though my reservation was lost and it was a extremely busy night, not only were we seated but seated at our reserved time. The meal was excellent and service beyond expectations, both the front desk and wait staff.More

Thank Mike T
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Hello Mike, Thank you for the great review! I am sorry your reservation was lost but that you were quickly accommodated and that everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you for your feedback and for you business, it's greatly appreciated and valued. I hope you'll visit...More

Reviewed October 9, 2013

I brought my wife here for her birthday dinner and we had a great meal - service was friendly and efficient, drinks refilled, steaks cooked precisely as ordered, sides (onion rings and satueed mushrooms) were flavorful - the only nit I have is that the...More

Thank James M
Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Hello James M, Thank you for the great review! I'm really glad that you and your wife had a great time with us for her birthday and that your food was absolutely perfect. Thanks again for your feedback and I hope you'll join us again...More

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Donovan's does everything with class even their happy hour, Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
    (La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-450-6666
Description
Celebrate Restaurant Week all year long! Enjoy a soup or salad, a choice between two special entrees, and your choice of desserts... all for only $45! Donovan's rich and intimate ambiance is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service and a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 700 wines feature the best the world has to offer.
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