Fodor's Expert Review Cowboy Star

$$$$ East Village Lunch

Special-occasion diners, conventioneers on expense accounts, and meat-loving locals haunt this surprisingly intimate dining room for great beef expertly prepared. The wood-and-brick interior has leather accents, Western landscapes, and vintage Old West photos, and servers wear white shirts and stylish denim aprons, all creating a relaxed urban-cowboy ambience. Here, prime 35-day dry-aged beef is king. Savor choice cuts with sides like roasted bone marrow as well as mac and cheese sprinkled with barbecue bacon dust. Non–steak options include house-made pappardelle with pork shoulder and smoked cheddar as well as the grilled local carrots with black garlic. High-back booths are comfy, as are the chef's counter and the bar, where mixologists shake up strong bourbon cocktails.

Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

640 10th Ave.
San Diego, California  92101, USA


Known For:
  • On-site butcher shop selling premium steaks, sausages, and charcuterie
  • Western decor, with leather booths and steer skulls
  • 35-day dry-aged beef
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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