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Donovan's Steak & Chop House
Steak House$$$
Today 4:00 – 10:00 pm
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4340 La Jolla Village Dr La Jolla, CA 92122
4340 La Jolla Village DrUSCA92122
$$$Steak HouseToday 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 4:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 4:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 4:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 4:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 4:00 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
Donovan's sets the standard of steakhouse excellence. Upscale and worldclass yet cordially friendly. Attentive unobtrusive service that accentuates every exacting detail.
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La Jolla offshoot known for top-shelf meats, martinis & desserts in a dim, sophisticated setting.- Google
People talk about steak & chop, happy hour, steak sandwiches, alaskan red king crab legs and giant shrimp cocktail
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An Nguyen
reviewed 7 months ago
Hank was our server and I ordered multiple appetizers and an entree. I ordered and wanted a rib eye(cajun seasoning) and he recommended adding the blue cheese on top. Placed the order based upon his recommendations and 10 mins later he came back to me and wanted to know if I wanted it with the bone or not. I responded that I wanted it with the bone. Was charged for a Prime Chop vs the Rib Eye cajun seasoning. Didn't want to make a scene so I paid and tipped 20%. He could've at least told me that they don't carry a rib eye with the bone. Food was good, just disappointed in the service.
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San Diego
reviewed 7 months ago
Best steak in town. Pretty pricey though. Agree with other reviewers about the low lighting level. Very good service.
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Craig V
reviewed 2 years ago
If you want a classy place with the best steak in town, go to Donovan's. Pricey, yes, but you get what you pay for, and what you pay for is amazing. Steak prepared perfectly to your preference. I recommend some Blue Cheese on your filet mingon. The wait staff is very attentive and nice. Even though a different person than your server brings your food, they don't "roll call" your food, they know exactly who got what and place it in front of you without interrupting conversation. We will always choose Donovan's when we want a fancy place with delicious food, oh and a good serving size unlike some 'nicer' places. I was stuffed when I left here.
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Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Steak, Wine list
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Bill Nelson
reviewed 7 months ago
Donovan's is one of my Favorite steak restaurants! Amazing steaks, tons of wines and great ambience!
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reviewed 8 months ago
This is my FAVORITE chop house in San Diego. All of the locations are spectacular, however, I prefer La Jolla. This is coming from a self admitted foodie. High recommendations and encouragement to make your own experience here.
Joel Matthews
reviewed a month ago


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