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Donovan's Steak and Chop House

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
+1 858-450-6666
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (131 reviews)
“ounce filet” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Donovan's recently moved into the village of La Jolla where the parking is terrible, but the view is fantastic. And the decor, and the food, and the wine list, and the service. Waiters wear tuxedos, and are right there at the table immediately to introduce...More

1  Thank Leslie E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My girlfriend and I heard this place was a hot spot in San Diego. We really had an amazing time. Loved the sirloin steak with Cakebread Cabernet. The restaurant was lit lightly. It was very relaxing and inviting. The hostess was very sweet. We really...More

1  Thank Jules L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We have been to Donovan's a number of times and always first rate. Excellent and highly professional staff, terrific food and a really good ambiance. For a special night out there is no place better in La Jolla!

Thank BeenAllOver1
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My boss treated my coworkers and me to dinner at Donovan's while we were in San Diego. He had been here previously and was impressed by the food and atmosphere. I too truly enjoyed my dinner. We arrived at sunset and were treated with a...More

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We went for a convention and large group dinner. Easy to find, great service, delicious food, safe for gluten free, nice wine and cocktail list, accommodating for groups, and worth the high price.

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want 5 star service,ambiance,food and prices, Donovan's is the place. Outstanding for special, very special occasions and great for all the time if you are very rich but worth every dollar spent. Miss the fine dining of New York,Chicago Gold Coast, San Franscisco,...More

Thank guskonstantin
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I visited San Diego for his senior year spring break and thought steak sounded good for dinner. Found Donovan's on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. Honestly one of the best dining experiences I've had. We both got the bacon...More

Thank PSCOnline
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Make reservations. Excellent service and even better food. Highly recommend the Pretty in Pink martini.

Thank Mike-Staci11
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

As a pretender to this level of dining I say they still have to smooth out the edges with service and food. Being early by 15 minutes and being told to wait 10 minutes when I can see tables are empty? Being asked 5 times...More

Thank Wild_Radek
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We came here for the last night of our honeymoon and Donovan's allowed us to end it on such a great note. We came early and got a table with a view of the ocean. Staff knew about our special occasion and put rose petals...More

Thank Marvyn K
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Response from Barbara A | Reviewed this property |
Donovan's does everything with class even their happy hour, Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
    (La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-450-6666
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.
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