We have waited 11 years to go here. I personally do not eat steak but my husband loves all foods under the sun.
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We had a drink prior at the bar. The bartenders were nice but lackluster.
The service was beautiful. We enjoyed all aspects.
The oysters were delicious.
The Parker rolls were ok but could be better.
My sherry beet salad was flat and so was my husbands Cesar salad.
My salmon was cooked perfectly but it was fishy.
My husbands steak was cooked perfectly.
It was a birthday celebration but the dessert wasn’t complimentary.
Overall, it was $300 with tip. With are happy we experienced the restaurant but would not go back again. We were disappointed.
Dishes are well spaced out so we didn't feel rushed and nothing got cold while we finished other meals. Dishes were all excellent except the bread pudding was bland without the sauce it came in. Would be nice if bread was free considering the average party of 2 probably spends over $200.
Everything was on point, from service, to quality of food, to taste. #1 favorite place to dine.
Ate solo at the bar and splurged. Everything including the wonderful bartender (who turned out to be the wine buyer) was great except the very uncomfortable bar stools and the only ok mashed potatoes. Homemade parker house rolls, an amazing caesar with home-cured bacon, and a fantastic bone-in dry/aged ribeye, accompanied by the eh mashed potatoes and very good asparagus even though out of season. A half bottle of excellent red wine that I thought might be young but was correctly assured was ready to drink. Highly recommend. Ask for a mashed potato substitute.
Great meal with service “like it used to be”!
Took my husband out to dinner for his birthday. We ended up sitting at the counter where we could see the cooking action. We were given special appetizers to try, a birthday dessert and birthday menu. We met some really cool people while sitting at the counter. The service and food were fantastic! I would highly recommend this place and we will be coming back.
Steak was too salty. Waitress didn’t pack the sauces we paid for. Took the staff forever to tell a belligerent customer to quiet down.
Great ambiance and excellent service!! Our prime rib was extra chewy and not worth the money but everything else was excellent.
Wonderful. Delicious steak!
We are in the middle of a five week road trip, and this was the best meal to date. The steaks were great, however the service made our evening. We had three people from the kitchen stop by to see how we were doing and to introduce themselves. Our primary server Luis was great, however Lauren outshone them all. She was not our primary server but went out of her way to make sure we had the best experience. I cannot say enough about how great a server and person she is.
Food was exceptional- the cheese and charcuterie plate ist a must-have! Service can improve - waiter was not very knowledgeable about the meat, served the wrong bottle of wine.
This was our first time visiting here, and it was wonderful.
It was a wonderful experience, all-round. I appreciated how the team anticipated our desire to have a slower meal. Also, we knew the steaks would be amazing, which they were. The mushrooms were a surprise, new try for us, they did not quite steal the show but were impressive complex.
The service was great and our server was outstanding. However, the food was mediocre for the value. The salad was super soggy and not fresh. For the main dish, we both ordered stakes medium rare, once arrived it was literally raw and no flavor whatsoever. We took one bite and asked to have it boxed. It was my girlfriend's birthday so we decided to have dessert to make the night memorable. If it was a regular night out, we would have left right after the soggy salads. To make matters worst that night we both got the stomach flue. The following day I send the GM Will an email and have yet to hear back from him or anyone else.
Our waiter was so professional and friendly. The hostess was on it and friendly. She knew certain customers by name and treated everyone who walked in the same (prompt and courteous to everyone).
Extraordinary steakhouse! Great butcher quality and wonderful, creative side dishes! Fantastic desserts!
A place to go! :)
Cowboy Star has become a favorite steakhouse anywhere in the country!
First timer and loved the atmosphere! Lots of dishes to choose from...smoked brisket sandwich was delicious and tender. Next visit will involve a bison burger.
Good place for dinner
Delicious food, attentive service
We love sitting at the Chef's Counter, its always great watching the crew as they prep and cook. Service was excellent as always and the food if amazing. The bread pudding dessert with a scoop of chocolate ice cream wonderful and the steaks were perfect. We always make it a point to dine at Cowboy Star whenever we are in San Diego
Went in for a honeymoon dinner, the server gave us complimentary champagne as a congrats as well and was very helpful in guiding us culinary! The food was fantastic, expensive but worth it for a special night out!
Birthday dinner - the service was impeccable. I felt our server was thoughtful, experienced and had a tremendous grasp of time tables and communicating that to us so we ordered accordingly. We were able to place our orders and enjoy the items before us without long gaps between courses. We sampled various items oysters, steak tar tar, mussels, bread, wedge salad, rib eye, wagu skirt steak, mushrooms and carrot cake - the items appeared in a casual flow WELL DONE! Menu was personalized with a Happy Birthday greeting NICE TOUCH! Ambiance - was a casual , comfortable easy going vibe. Requested a booth last minute and got it- Thank you!. The bidder, good runner, host, hostess, waiter 5 stars! I would recommend to friends!
Place was amazing. From the service to the food it was 5 star. Staff was great and dinner was one of the best I’ve had in memory. If you like steak and a classy environment, this spot does not disappoint!
I love this place. We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here and they gave us a menu that has 'Happy Anniversary' written on the top, which is pretty cool. We sat on the counter so we could see how the food are prepared. The food is always awesome. Service is great.
Husband didn’t like his steak but we both thought my ribeye was perfect. Brussels sprouts came out cold however quickly replaced, but didn’t remove from bill. Bread service was a nice touch. Drinks were fab and ambiance romantic. Service was excellent. Drink prices are steep and overall the food was so-so. Entrees include two sides which is rare find at nice steak restaurants. Keith at the bar was great, Victor and Lori were especially attentive servers as well. We will return to give them another shot.
Great presentation, food was delicious and staff were wonderful. Great first time experience.
Im such a dope. Asked for a medium rare filet and saw it was rare. Should of sent that puppy back but for some damn reason I feel like a whinner when I do that???Just think it kind of throws off the timing of everything when youre out with a date and she finishes first because you had to wait.
Great food and special attention to detail, you get what you pay for at cowboy star for sure. Wait staff is friendly and fun. It’s a five star experience at cowboy star.
Fantastic seat at counter. It was great to watch the kitchen and talk with chefs
Great ambiance, exceptional service and outstanding food!
Great meal, ambiance and fantastic service! Our waiter did an amazing job. Probably the best waiter I have had.
We had an amazing meal and the service was absolutely perfect.
As always - Cowboy Star is a excellent dining experience.
Excellent service! Steaks were fantastic. Would love to return when I travel back to San Diego!
Had a fantastic dinner at Cowboy Star. Had a great time food was fantastic, service was attentive and well orchestrated Would refer friends and would definitely return.
Food was delicious. Service was excellent. I would definitely recommend.
Food and service was great. Will definitely come back again!
Cowboy Star never disappoints. Steaks, sides, dessert. Always delicious.
Have been here a few times now. Service is not only attentive but knowledgeable. Atmosphere and decor are great and the food is spectacular....never had better steak anywhere.