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“Sizzling Perfection!”

Donovan's Steak and Chop House
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Ranked #51 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
La Jolla, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sizzling Perfection!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Donovan's is world class service served up with top steak and cuisine... love the private rooms for a party.... love the seafood tower for a party starter!

  • Visited June 2014
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Pasadena, California
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Feels like New York”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This restaurant is very much like a Morton's! Great food, very pricey but nice. We weren't overly hungry so we had the calamari, French onion soup on special and the wedge salad. All were good and our drinks were delicious. The service was impeccable. A great place for a special occasion or if you just want to indulge in a great meal.

Visited May 2014
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Thank tmboc
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Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Hello Tmboc,

Thanks for the awesome review! We're really glad to hear that you had such a great time and that the service was excellent. Thanks 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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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“If you are looking fro the best steak....go to Donovans”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Excelent place, I visit this restaurant a lot. Dont look for more. This is the best place for steak. Excelent service too.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Festercarecota
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Jessica B, Guest Relations Manager at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Hello Festercarecota,

Thank you for the great review! I'm very glad to hear that you join us frequently and that you always have such a wonderful time with. Thank you again for your feedback and for your business, it's greatly appreciated and valued. I hope you'll join us again soon!

Best Regards,
Jessica Smith
Guest Services
jessicas@donovanssteakhouse.com
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san diego
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good food, poor ambiance”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Instead of doing mothers day Sunday, we decided to celebrate Saturday night. Normally we go to Flemings, and are regulars there, but thought a change would be good.
We were seated in the back room, the one with the padded like kitchen chairs. The room is cramped and certainly not worth dressing up for. I was upset and disappointed for my wife who dressed up and looked beautiful. I feel like we are banished to the children's dinning room. Feels like Denny's. By the way of the few ( 3 to be exact) times I have visited Donavon's, we are always seated in this room. I am not sure if they reserve the main dinning room for their regulars.
The staff are efficient and attentive. They seem a little stand offish.
Everyone in our party had steak. The meat was very tender and tasty. Veggie and a potatoes side are included which is a nice touch for a restaurant of this caliber.
However, I won't be back. I would rather go somewhere where my patronage is appreciated and I am seated in the main dinning room and has friendly staff.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank srinds
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“extreme steak”
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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Thank clarky53
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