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Carvers Steaks & Chops, San Diego, CA

Carvers Steaks & Chops

4.7
4.7
1884 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

Welcome to Carvers Steaks and Chops - a San Diego restaurant committed to the tradition of the big-city steakhouse without the big-city price or the big-city drive.

Located in the community of Rancho Bernardo, Carvers is the perfect destination for whatever mood you're in. Whether it's stopping in to enjoy a hand-shaken martini after work or bringing the family in to sample some of our award-winning prime rib, choice steaks, seafood options, and meals for the kids, we will cater to your every need.

Visit us and experience our array of dining options, live entertainment, and top-notch service. Carvers Steaks & Chops - voted North San Diego County's Finest Steakhouse twenty two years running.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 16:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    (858) 485-1262

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Victor Cisneros

  • Catering

    Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak, our classic items prepared in house, and served on site.

  • Private party facilities

    Two private dining rooms available holding up to 38 and 70 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262

  • Area

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Cross Street

    Bernardo Center Dr & Bernardo Plaza Dr

  • Parking Details

    Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.

  • Entertainment

    Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Gooey Brownie a la ModeUS$7.95

    A rich Chocolate Flourless Brownie served warm & topped with vanilla bean ice cream

    • Mississippi Mudd PieUS$7.95

      Oreo cookie crumbs, coffee ice cream, and a thin layer of fudge and slivered almonds

      • Crème BruleeUS$7.95

        Fresh vanilla custard topped with caramelized sugar-in-the-raw

        • Apple Cinnamon Bread PuddingUS$6.50

          Bread mixed with custard and sliced apples. Baked to perfection and served with powdered sugar and caramel sauce

          • White Chocolate Raspberry CheesecakeUS$7.95

            Sweet cream cheese with white chocolate, with raspberry puree in a graham cracker crust

            • Creamy Ice CreamUS$5.95

              Rich, creamy ice cream; chocolate, salted caramel, or vanilla bean. Served plain or topped with fudge, caramel, or raspberry glace

              • SorbetUS$5.50

                Flavor varies from week to week. Please ask your server

                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                What 1,884 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.7
                4.7 based on recent ratings
                • 4.7Food
                • 4.7Service
                • 4.5Ambience
                • 4.5Value

                NoiseModerate

                Loved For

                • San Diego

                  Steak

                • North San Diego

                  Steak

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                1. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Las Vegas

                  17 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  17 reviews

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                  We’ve been going to Carvers for the last 12 years. We’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere the service and food. Unfortunately, when we arrived promptly at 8:30 we felt rushed to order, since the kitchen was closing, earlier than I remember, we really never felt settled in. Our server was graciously accommodating, however, I sensed a level of urgency to wrap us up and finish her duties. The food, as always was wonderful.

                2. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall4food5service4ambience2

                  Dissappointing certain items were not available

                3. HC

                  HenryC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The best services and the best food 👌 I love this place ❤.

                4. WC

                  WilliamC

                  San Diego

                  7 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent in every way

                5. DG

                  DG2022

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  We really enjoyed our dining experience. Will likely return. Appreciated the extra touch for the birthday we were celebrating.

                6. LO

                  LupeO

                  San Diego

                  18 reviews

                  5.0

                  18 reviews

                  Dined 1 day ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  After work on a Saturday, it’s the perfect place to come for dinner with my favorite waiter- Waitress Mariah , A warm welcome took me straight to my table I had reserved, no Alfredo today , but Mariah , did an amazing job . Food was hot , love the wedge salad.

                7. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Alfredo was so kind and courteous, we had a great time celebrating our 10 yrs anniversary. Great food and beautiful ambiance.

                8. BE

                  BillE

                  San Diego

                  22 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  22 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                  We go to carvers often. Great food & service. However Since reopening from Covid - the entry way into the Bldg has had a terrible smell. Maybe water damage w the area there And Buy the restaurant bathrooms also up front. Many mention it. Why the Mgmt - owners ignore this huge issue is hard to understand. And I know they have been told as well as have to smell it them selves. The hostesses state it bothers them also. Come on Carvers. You are better than this mentality.

                9. TB

                  TessaB

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall3food1service5ambience4

                  Ordered chicken and a prime rib, the chicken was so dry it was inedible and there was so little flavor that it could’ve been plastic and I would not have known. The steak was ordered medium rare and was so inconsistently cooked that some parts were well done. The price for this food was outrageous. The service however was splendid and everyone was working with a smile and very kind even when food was sent back.

                10. CP

                  CindyP

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Carvers was superb as always. Always our “go to” place for a quiet relaxing meal.

                11. JM

                  JoniM

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 4 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Celebrating friend’s decision to retire early!

                12. D

                  miaDiaz123456

                  San Diego

                  11 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  11 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Getting together with family

                13. GB

                  GregB

                  San Diego

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  I love Carvers. It's a fine dining experience in a casual environment. Service is always fantastic. Thanks!

                14. CK

                  CKallDay

                  San Diego

                  9 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  9 reviews

                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent food, service and ambiance. Great place to go if you want to have a nice quiet night out with some great steaks! This place also has its own parking lot, which is just an added bonus!

                15. SR

                  SteveR

                  San Diego

                  18 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  18 reviews

                  Dined on 14 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Carvers never fails, always a great meal and great value. We had a ribeye, prime rib and New York and all were amazing as always. Cooked exactly as ordered, flavorful and tender. Service is always spot on.

                16. IK

                  IraK

                  Los Angeles

                  16 reviews

                  5.0

                  16 reviews

                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great food and service

                17. S

                  Sass

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 13 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything was great! Good so good! Prices had increased a lot since we were there last.

                18. S

                  Suzy

                  Chicago

                  5 reviews

                  3.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 12 May 2022

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  A traditional steakhouse menu, offering plenty of beef choices including prime rib. It's an older crowd, eating earlier than typical, but Carver's is well suited to good quality and service and lower prices on average.

                19. HJ

                  HarryJ

                  San Francisco

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent meals served to party of 4. Noise level was louder than usual. Server was friendly and very good.

                20. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent food, service and ambience

                21. S

                  Sunny1

                  Los Angeles

                  20 reviews

                  5.0

                  20 reviews

                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Ryan was terrific. Really like the raspberry sorbet and the prime rib.

                22. V

                  Vegas2play

                  San Diego

                  6 reviews

                  3.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                  Very rude hostess and 'manager', if you can call her that. Was very rude to my wife when all we did is ask if we sit at another table. I know restaurants are overworked and understaffed, but I think there is basic decency that should be preserved in all circumstances. It would be different if we were rude, but we weren't. On the other hand, our waiter was absolutely amazing. As for the food, we've been coming here for 15 years. The food is pretty much the same as it's always been which is great

                23. DD

                  DeborahD

                  San Diego

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We really loved our waiter Jim. He was so attentive and friendly! It made our Mothers Day special.

                24. R

                  Rusty

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly, spicy shrimp appetizer was excellent.

                25. LW

                  LindaW

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything was outstanding.

                26. B

                  Bigseamus

                  San Diego

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Had been meaning to check out Carvers for several years. Delighted that I finally did this past Mother's Day. Food was excellent as was the service. Waiter, Ryan, was a but too chatty for my liking but, apart from that, ambiance was outstanding, as was staff and food. Best restaurant in Rancho Bernardo as far as I'm concerned.

                27. SM

                  SuziM

                  Los Angeles

                  15 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  15 reviews

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Always a favorite! Great food with great service!

                28. MD

                  ManuelD

                  San Diego

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Celebrated our son’s 27th birthday , dinner and service was absolutely the best. Unfortunately we were placed in a room with a loud family, we could barely hear our conversation, next time we will request to sit out in the regular dining area. Still highly recommend.

                29. DI

                  DIANER

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall2food2service3ambience1

                  Service was friendly, and showed effort, but was still slow. Too few servers. Maybe with one greeter at the reception area instead of three people, they could hire more servers and experienced chefs who know what "medium rare" is. Love the old-fashioned decor and burning fire place. Steak not cooked to order. Had to be sent back twice. Noise level was very loud--like a bar on Friday night. That was the deal breaker. We won't be back. I could pay a lot less and get the same or better service at any McDonald's.

                30. u

                  urbanite619

                  San Diego

                  6 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                  Carvers was a decent steak and chop restaurant that met all expectations for the price point.

                31. MD

                  MDHTAH

                  San Francisco

                  10 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  10 reviews

                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  The meal & the service were very good. Shania was friendly and attentive, however, she took a long time on requests, so perhaps she had one too many tables.

                32. SQ

                  SuzyQ

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  A very nice meal and our server were excellent. The music was loud, but then after more people arrived one couldn't hear the music. The conversations over powered the music. ☺

                33. DS

                  DominickS

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great place to go for dinner. Great food, and service.

                34. JS

                  JSno

                  San Francisco

                  9 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  9 reviews

                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Delicious food and great service! Try the bread pudding.

                35. SS

                  SheldonS

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 5 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We always enjoy going to Carvers. The steaks are great quality, and the side dishes, and bread are delicious! The service is always friendly and dependable.

                36. S

                  Smac

                  San Diego

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 4 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Tuesdays special menu never disappoints. Steak & a bottle of wine for $36.

                37. GI

                  GregI

                  Las Vegas

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on 4 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This is a favorite restaurant of mine when visiting San Diego. Food is always excellent, service is excellent and the ambiance compliments the overall dinning quality.

                38. TB

                  TarriB

                  San Diego

                  7 reviews

                  1.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                  The restaurant was very busy. We were first seated in a booth back in the corner. There was barely enough room to sit. The table was so close to the seats on both sides. But what really bothered us was that the table wobbled so bad. We asked if someone could put a wedge under the leg, but we’re told they couldn’t fix it. So they moved us to a table in the middle of a smaller room. It was so noisy that we couldn’t even talk to each other across the table. You could see that everyone was disturbed by the noise. We ended up leaving before ordering. If you are going to be an upscale, expensive steak house, then your atmosphere and service need to reflect that. We went to Vintana instead. Much better!

                39. JW

                  JanW

                  San Diego

                  17 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  17 reviews

                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We enjoy dining at Carver’s as their prime rib dinner is always a good choice. My husband and I both ordered the 8 oz prime rib with the au gratin potatoes and salad. The dinner was very good and this portion size was perfect for us.

                40. PG

                  PatriciaG

                  San Diego

                  36 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  36 reviews

                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Everything was excellent as always - the food, the drinks, and the service. Carvers is a neighborhood gem and we are fortunate to have such a great restaurant in our own backyard!

                Safety precautions

                • Cleaning & sanitising

                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                • Physical distancing

                  • Limited number of seated diners
                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                  • Extra space between tables
                • Protective equipment

                  • Waiting staff wear masks
                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                • Screening

                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                  • Staff temperature check required

                FAQs

                Carvers Steaks & Chops offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 485-1262.

                Carvers Steaks & Chops is rated 4.7 stars by 1884 OpenTable diners.

                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                Booked 3 times today
                Google Map for Carvers Steaks & Chops

                11940 Bernardo Plaza Dr San Diego, CA 92128

                Additional information

                • Cross Street

                  Bernardo Center Dr & Bernardo Plaza Dr

                • Area

                  Poway / Rancho Bernardo

                • Hours of Operation

                  Dinner Tue–Sun 16:00–20:30

                • Cuisines

                  Steak, Seafood, American

                • Dining style

                  Casual Elegant

                • Dress Code

                  Casual Dress

                • Parking Details

                  Wrap around parking with additional parking available in the nearby shopping center.

                • Payment Options

                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive Chef

                  Victor Cisneros

                • Entertainment

                  Classic Rock and Roll every Friday and Saturday evening in our lounge (8pm-12am). Small dance floor.

                • Additional

                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                • Phone number

                  (858) 485-1262

                • Catering

                  Traditional buckboard catering with items cooked over red oak, our classic items prepared in house, and served on site.

                • Private party facilities

                  Two private dining rooms available holding up to 38 and 70 guests each.

                • Private party contact

                  Bruce Cook: (858) 485-1262

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