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Cowboy Star
Steak House$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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640 10th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
640 10th AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92101
$$$Steak House, Butcher Shop
Steak House
Butcher Shop
Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
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Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Contemporary American Cuisine with a Western flare. Stunning display kitchen with a laid back and stylish ambiance. Steaks are hand cut daily from the on-site butcher shop.
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Rustic-chic decor sets the stage at this chophouse serving standard meat alongside ofal & wild game.- Google
"Mac n cheese (good hint of nutmeg) and sautéed brussel sprouts as sides."
"The drink menu and wine list was impossible to negotiate."
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Donte Golden
2 weeks ago
I have worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years running up the ranks from server up to sommelier, my restaurant was a 4 star establishment. My Wife and I chose this place last minute in order to take advantage of our babysitter being available....the decor and ambience is ok considering they have no valet and ( in our case and mostly during normal dinner hours you're forced to park across the street in a grocery store parking lot and pay the trusty bill slot post on the south end of it. My Wife ordered the NY strip med-well....I on the other hand ordered the dry-aged boneless Ribeye all came out at the proper temperature that we requested but I was the one that ended up with FOOD POISONING!....I have never had any episodes of this until I decided to go to this my line of work, this is unacceptable at any level, let alone when you price your menu as such!/....Proceed with caution with this place. Especially their dry aged steaks!!
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Nathan Hearns
5 months ago
Such a great indie steakhouse. BISON BISON BISON. If you like steak, you have to try their BISON. It is super good. Ive been here many times. BISON and the duck, which are delicious. Now, Im not a huge fan of going to food specific places (steakhouses, seafood houses, etc) and eating something else, but in this instance, Cowboy Star does very well. People that I have been with have also had non steak items and been very impressed. The drink menu is very well done as well. Lots of pretty creative mixed drinks on the menu and decent wine options. Location is very convenient with parking on the street, across the street. And the service is absolutely incredible...and right on point. I would recommend anyone to go here for a great dining experience.
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Samya France
5 months ago
The menu here is really good. You will find a wide array of meats. If you are a meat lover this is your place. Another awesome thing here is the theme behind the decor, very western but keeping it classy. I do suggest you make a reservation because the place can get packed.
Jon Trujillo
8 months ago
Outstanding!!! The food, service, atmosphere, cocktails, wine; everything was great and beyond expectations. A elegant place without pretension. We will be back.
Justin H
a month ago
This is by far the best restaurant in town. I visited a friend in San Diego and he took me here. I'm very picky when it comes to fine dining restaurants and this place definitely went right to the top of my list. Next time I'm in town this will be the first restaurant I'll be going to. On another note I forgot my phone there and they didn't open back up till after my flight left the next day to go back home. They were quick to mail it right back to me in Milwaukee. I got it today. Thanks guys.
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Shalee Kekawa
a month ago
The service was excellent, the food great. It was a bit noisy and we were seated about 45 mins. late, but they gave us complimentary champagne and were really nice. I would go there again for dinner.
Abbey L
10 months ago
This is THE MOST OVER-RATED restaurant in San Diego, period. Not only is the food overpriced and the drinks short-poured, but the staff is completely arrogant and obnoxious. I live in Downtown San Diego and there's almost an unlimited number of great restaurants. Cowboy Star in not one of them, even though local concierge desks seem to think differently and send unsuspecting tourists there throughout the convention season. Locals in the know avoid it for its high prices and the crusty atmosphere of looped divorcees hanging out in the front bar rubbing their droopy bodies against each another. LOL..
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Robin Swan
a year ago
hate it!!! first when in a steak house don't order vegetarian. especially this steak house! everything had bacon in it and the dish i got looked like oatmeal and tasted worse. 15 dollars for risotto with NO VEGETABLES in it and a weird boring butternut squash sauce. when i asked the waiter about it, who never once came by our table to check on us~ it was clear he had no interested in my feelings about my food. three things that were on their menu weren't available. really the service for what it's suppose to be was way under par. the manager made his way over to us with a disinterested look and didn't even make eye contact. we had gone for a birthday looking for what we thought was on the menu and it wasn't, as well no even wished the birthday goer happy birthday!!! totally sucked!!! i will not be returning and sincerely can't imagine how much longer the cowboy star will be in my fair city.
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