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“extreme steak”

Donovan's Steak and Chop House
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Ranked #50 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“extreme steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A fine dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 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 but worth it.
"And that's the way it is"
MegaBob

  • Visited February 2014
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Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this review, 6 March 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 business, it's greatly appreciated and valued. I hope you'll join us on your next trip!

Best Regards,
Jessica Smith
Guest Services
jessicas@donovanssteakhouse.com
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Ventura, California
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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 about a month prior. Corrie recognized us as well and began asking how we were doing bringing up details about our previous conversation that told us that she really pays attention to her guests. We felt so comfortable at the bar that we cancelled our dinner reservation and ate at the bar (which has excellent food, by the way). We then met Lisa who was working the bar with Corrie. Lisa was funny and just as attentive to our needs as was Corrie. It was evident that the teamwork of these two as well as the other employees at the other end is what kept the bar running so smoothly. Donovan's is a classy restaurant and bar. Their staff takes their work serious and lives up to the reputation that the restaurant commands.

On the way out, we were greeted by the Maitre D', Victor Rivero. Victor was very pleasant and inquired about our visit. This is a man who truly cares about the success of the business. Victor and his entire staff to include Annette who took my initial reservation, the hostess inside the restaurant to the young men at the valet stand were all so courteous and professional. We will definitely return.

Visited February 2014
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“Great Steak”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

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

Visited February 2014
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Roseland, New Jersey
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“Excellent Steakhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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.

  • Visited January 2014
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Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this review, 22 January 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 soon!

Best Regards,
Jessica Brickley
Guest Services
jessicab@donovanssteakhouse.com
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