Born & Raised
Our food and service were excellent. My friends each had a rib-eye and I had the filet; each of us enjoyed our main dish. The 3 of us shared 2 Caesar salads--table service. Its preparation was fun to watch, and this was one of the best Caesar salads (of many!) I've ever had. They can tailor it for each guest at your table depending on whether you like anchovies. The dessert cart is impressive. The noise level is high, but that seems to be the case for many restaurants lately. The seating is comfortable and the decor is GORGEOUS.
Superb service. They communicated every detail. Food was great and interesting and fun with a sophisticated vibe. Will definitely be back.
Always, always fabulous!
If your looking for an above average date night this is the place, the Art Deco vibes are super romantic and classy and the food was all on point. Everything our server suggested was incredible and everyone was super attentive and welcoming. Definitely going back.
Amazing food and customer service.
I had called ahead and asked for a specific table upstairs in a corner for a business celebration for an employee anniversary. We got the exact table I wanted, perfect for this get together. We had Mitch (IMO the best sommelier in SD) pick some bottles of wine to pair with the courses and all were outstanding. Service was great, there when needed it and otherwise left us alone to enjoy the conversation (sorry if it got too loud at times). The food was top-notch as always from starter to dessert. Born & Raised is great for a nice steak dinner any night, and turned out to be perfect for a business occasion, as well. Everybody had a great time and we will be back soon. Thank you for the extra attention and effort to make our night great!
Born and Raised was a step back to what service is all about...........attentive, knowledgable, welcoming, enthusiastic, and happy to see you! Servers, dare I call them that as they are so much more, wore tuxedos and raised the bar for a dining experience. Andrew was excellent!The At your Table cocktail service was fun and special. The food was amazing and delighted all the senses.
I will definately be back and will try their other restaurants as well!
My husband had meat and it was delicious, very well cooked, just like he asked. I had the vegan plate and it was really awful. Next time I’ll ask for something else. The side dishes would of been better
This is the second time I have been at this restaurant. Food and drinks are superb but the service I received from our waiter Roberto was sub par. Very disappointed since it's my husband first time and celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. Service for this restaurant is hit and miss, but I will visit on occasion for their A5 Japanese Wagyu.
The food was amazing. However, I was told that I was to be seated outdoors on the roof top and that was not the case. I took my partner here expecting a romantic roof deck dinner and all hopes for it immediately vanished upon our arrival to the restaurant. The hostess said they have “a table” ready but not the rooftop one we were guaranteed when making the reservation. When I asked why and explained that I was told it would be on the roof deck, she told me that there were no tables available and that if we wanted to be seated there instead of downstairs, we’d have to wait “a real long time”. This deminished the whole point of making a reservation for the roof deck seating, and the hostess was not very professional about the ordeal. I also would keep in mind that if you’re looking for a good dating spot, this is not the place. This has got to be one of the noisiest, most obnoxiously loud restaurants that I have ever been to. I could barely hear myself think, let alone what my partner was saying to me half of the time. Those flaws being said, the server was great and had a welcoming attitude. The food was delicious and the server was quick. The only problem regarding the value of the food here is that some items are heavily over-priced. For example, my partner ordered vanilla ice cream for dessert, which one wouldn’t think would cost very much. Upon receiving the bill, I saw that it had cost $14. Although they make it in front of you table side, no scoop or two of ice cream is worth that much money. The portions of some of the appetizers are also quite small considering the cost. Though these flaws, I would recommend due to the overall great taste and quality of the dishes, but keep in mind that some menu items are not worth their cost.
Food was excellent! The staff went above and beyond expectations. While it’s not a cheap night out, it’s a great place to celebrate.
It was a very nice restaurant, the interior design is beautiful, a bit noisy
Outstanding Service and even better food- can't wait to return!
We dined on the rooftop. The service was impeccable, the food delectable, and the view was lovely. The adjacent bar area eventually filled to the brim with people, creating a very lively, albeit noisy, atmosphere. We will visit again.
We went to Born and Raised to celebrate our friends birthdays! Everything we tried was amazing from the drinks to the desserts the experience was wonderful! Steaks were cooked perfectly our servers recommendations were exceptional. I will definitely be coming back! Make sure you sit upstairs and on the balcony best views in town.
We came to San Diego to celebrate our anniversary and Born and Raised were absolutely wonderful. They provided us with complimentary champagne to start things off and gave exceptional service as well as delicious food and cocktails. I highly recommend Born and Raised for dinner events. I did manage to scope out their happy hour, it looks pretty intriguing as well. Give them a shot, you won’t be disappointed!
Great place to splurge on tasty food. Great for romantic meals not to the excellent wine and spirits that are available.
We loved Born and Raised! So much fun and such good food. And the service was excellent!
Great meal, great service. My only recommendation would be a little less garlic in the Caesar salad. Everything else was amazing!
This place never disappoints. Service rocks. I don’t care that it’s bougee and fill of hipsters... that makes for the best people watching. Food is so good, steak, filet for sure.
Blown away at the amazing food & beautiful ambience! Our server was fantastic also! Can’t wait to go back!
Seriously best place I've ever eaten. Amazing.
It was nice but overrated. We went... we saw... we don't need to go back. Steaks were amazing but we dropped almost 400 bucks so too pricey for us.
Some of the best food in San Diego. The atmosphere is great, has a great view of downtown from the upper level. Service was outstanding
The food and service were impeccable. But the portions are quite small considering the price.
must have been an off
The view and ambiance is spectacular. We had reservations at 8:15 got food at 9:45. It was not good. Asked 4 times for bread.
Would not go back
We celebrated 3 of our August birthdays. We had table side martinis. The glasses are chilled with liquid nitrogen and it looks great. We had snails and crudo for appetizers. Steak entrees were great and the steak Diane flambé table side was impressive. Sides of onion rings and mushrooms were very good. Dessert were macaroons for the birthdays, a mousse and table side made ice cream using liquid nitrogen again. The ice cream was covered in caramel! Wonderful meal. It is noisy inside just FYI.
half assed attempt to resolve issues w rowdy and disrespectful bar members
Outstanding dinner for our anniversary. The bone in dry aged ribeye was the best steak I've ever had. The bread was delicious as well as the carrot cake. Service was outstanding too - would recommend getting something done table side like the caesar salad. We were both incredibly happy.
Even at the worst table in the restaurant (it was under the speaker and the setting sun was shining in our eyes) this is the best service and amazing food, always a wonderful experience at B&R.
Good steak, excellent service, though a bit noisy at the bar. Good looking crowd too.
Born and Raised was definitely a memorable experience. Great service with staff that enjoys what they do. Food was great, mac n cheese was my families favorite side dish. We had a variety of meats, NY steak, Rib-eye and the meat sampler for two. The meat sampler was by far the best meats I have ever eaten. I will come back for that again. Our waiter went above and beyond to make sure our meal came out in a timely matter due to one of our guest had a flight to catch, the food came out perfectly cooked and well presented. Thank you Born and raised.
Gorgeous setting, attentive staff, comprehensive wine list! We celebrated my fiancé's birthday at Born and Raised and were not disappointed. Be ready to spend some $$$ but is overall such a fun and unique experience!
Food and service don’t match environment. Just not up to par with other similar priced restaurants in major cities.
Our waiter, Nick, was very helpful and open to questions. Would definitely return!
Overall great, somewhat slow service.
It was great as usual!!! We had the best time ever!!
Food was less than expected given price and reputation, entire course was not served together, food was at best warm. The server was not attentive and seemed uncomfortable to indifferent. Arrived at 5:30 in hopes of being seated early for 6 reservation, were directed to the bar, and we had to follow up to get seated at our reservation time of 6. This with a restaurant that was only 1/2 full. BTW service by wait staff in bar was excellent, best part of the experience.