Donovan's Steak & Chop House

Food & Drink
4340 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 4340 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego Directions
Today 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
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100% of 6 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Steak, Seafood, American, Barbecue, Diner
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Thu
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Steak, Seafood, American, Barbecue, Diner
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
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Tips

4 Tips
Delete | 6 days ago
Absolutely loved this place. 10/10. Service and the food were outstanding. I will come back for sure
Delete | 18 days ago
We went to Donovan's to welcome home our Marines son-in-law just back from deployment AND because he and our beautiful daughter are expecting to deliver our first grandchild today! (Ok..enough grandmother bravado). ...we went early so we could watch the sunset over the cove and the view was not disappointing. Luckily we enjoyed a splendid sunset and a delightful dinner to accompany it. The waiter was not pushy, but attentive as we wanted to enjoy some wine before getting started on ordering. The Italian Barolo was fruity and earthy, but not too sweet or too dry. Ah..Italian wines! Hubby ordered the Caesar salad and Captain Marines had the wedge. Beautiful daughter and I decided to just graze off the men's plates, which they graciously allowed. Both salads were spot on. (This veggie lover is a snoot when reviewing a restaurant, basing their cooking skills upon how much attention they devote to the salads and vegetables. A restaurant that just throws an unseasoned, poorly-cooked veggie side on the plate is just a rotten restaurant, in my humble opinion...but I digress....). Ok. Yes, the salads were excellent! Hubby and BD (beautiful daughter) ordered filets, bearnaise on the side. SIL Captain had a rib eye, also with bearnaise. I opted for the halibut, since I also am a fish/seafood lover. The beurre blanc under the fish was delicately seasoned with lemon and capers and was very good. The only thing I saw anyone adding was a bit of salt, which I also added to my fish. I confess to liking a good bit of salt, but let's confess...it makes everything taste better!! The side of skin-on mashed garlic potatoes were a hit all around as well. For dessert, the restaurant started us off (complimentary) with a creme brûlée, seeing BD was 9+ months pregnant and wanted to honor her. How thoughtful of them! It was QUITE good...and we should know, as we get it everywhere we go, and (again) make a 'judgment' of the restaurant on the merits of their egg/cream-caramelized sugar concoction...yes, Donovan's did well. The tiramisu that we actually ordered was very good, not the best I've ever had, but of course, I'm a harsh critic. We didn't leave a whole lot of it, so that says a lot. The coffee was good too! Oh my...I loved it all. The servers were attentive, but not intrusive; responsive to small talk, but not too chatty. They were lovely and kind to us and didn't rush us at all as we lingered to see the sun sink below the horizon. A truly lovely evening to welcome Captain Pilot home, and to anticipate the entry of Grandest of Granddaughters... I'm one VERY blessed mother! Thanks, SIL Captain for a delightful evening, and thank you, Donovan's, for serving us graciously!
Delete | 2 months ago
Based on much research and reading reviews, we chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Although the food was good, it wasn’t as great as I had expected. I have had steaks just as good for a lot less price. The steak was cooked as I ordered. They did bring me the wrong menu item but promptly corrected it. The service is amazing which is what I feel we really paid for. I wouldn’t chose this restaurant again though. Not nearly as good as the prices determine it should be. We had wedge salad, filet and shrimp scampi Oscar style and Bone in NY Strip (special of the night). The location is great with amazing ocean views.
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Delete | 3 months ago
Drove up from San Diego with a colleague for cocktails and dinner at sunset. After our cocktail order we tried the bacon-wrapped scallops which were very good but the bacon did takeaway some of the spotlight from a wonderful scallop. This was followed by a very tasty halibut entre' and an incredibly smooth and delicious order of garlic mashed potatoes. The mountain of onion rings were surprisingly delicious as well. I love onion rings and RARELY find any worth mentioning but that was not the case here. They were lightly breaded and fried perfectly so they were crispy and not the typical semi-soft consistency that seems too common with onion rings. Overall it was an excellent meal with great views overlooking the ocean from the terrace.

From Our Editors

Located in San Diego, Donovan's Steak and Chop House's steaks are filled with juicy flavors. Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Donovan's Steak and Chop House has something that every stomach will enjoy. The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant. The private room at Donovan's Steak and Chop House is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration.

Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group. Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, where business casual attire is standard.

Looking for quick and easy parking options? Donovan's Steak and Chop House is close to a parking lot where valet is also an option.

A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal. When's the last time you had an exceptional steak? Sample some of the best cuts in town at Donovan's Steak and Chop House.

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Sun
Closed
Mon-Thu
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri-Sat
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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