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“Overprice for good food but poor service”
Review of Born & Raised

Born & Raised
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Ranked #995 of 5,482 Restaurants in San Diego
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Pretentious, decent but expensive food, service was only fair. They need to do much more training with their staff. Outdoor area cold and windy, even with heaters, and had to insist on getting moved downstairs (when this is what we had originally requested when making reservations). Manger did comp some of our food due to problems with service.

Thank KLD101
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Let me preface this by saying I was VERY excited to try out this new hot spot and I'm still rooting for them and hope they listen to the constructive feedback to make what could be a great experience better. That said: They have great quality steak and a really nice wine selection. The decor is absolutely beautiful! The upstairs open-air area was really nice and felt like a place we would love to come back to just have cocktails. We ate downstairs in the indoor area. It was EXTREMELY loud -- as in lose your voice loud just to talk to people on the other side of the table. The service was mostly good, but we did feel a couple times like the servers were pushing bread and other "add-ons", even after we had ordered appetizers. So we ended up getting talked into ordering extra stuff we didn't need and couldn't eat, even though we had already ordered plenty of food. When the food came, the steaks were cooked really nicely and the sides, while heavy, were also tasty. Everything, however, from the steaks to the potatoes to the rest of the sauteed and broiled vegetables were over-seasoned. We needed a lot of water to combat the heavy-handed salt. Overall, it was a perfectly adequate dining experience. The bottom line is the price -- we definitely expected more.

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Thank mikecorrales
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We got this place recommended by friends that live in San Diego. We went there 3 couples. We sat at the upper area that is open like a nice terrace . Heating systems are great. Service was always outstanding.
Appetizers don’t forget to order the foie gra. For dinner the best is the aged ribeye. Their filet is nice to . Their special t-bone is not that great and is to much.
Their wine list is outstanding. Will come back .

Thank Alvaro C
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Despite a poor start with a rude hostess, this ended up being one of the best dining experiences I have ever had!

The space is incredible, table side carts bring back a lost dining era and the service was excellent.

Much more than just a steakhouse!

Thank CarlosM12718
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

What a disappointment. Fine dinning and pricey by people who obviously don't know what the style is. Dressed up waiting staff who haven't been trained properly. A wine list that if is extremely difficult to find reasonable priced wine in! Arrive at 7.30 for a 7.30 reservation, told table not ready so please go upstairs to the bar even though numerous tables empty. The whole experience was one of over charging for the quality and service given. A shame for little Italy which has some really good eating houses available.

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Thank Nigel F
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