Donovan's - La Jolla
Open Hours:Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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- 88%Luxury Travelers
- 72%Business Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (9)
- Donovan's - La JollaMember ofLuxury TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 8Jun 07, 2013
My absolute favorite restaurant in San Diego. You can expect to pay a lot, but you will be rewarded with consistently exceptional service, elegant atmosphere, and the best steaks in San Diego, hands down. I don't mind paying a lot for a meal when the value is there, and Donovans does not disappoint. I ALWAYS order the filet and have not even once been disappointed. The spinach salad is also a favorite, but pace yourself. The appetizers, bread and drinks are so enticing that I'm usually full before I even order my entree.
- Donovan's - La JollaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
Donovan’s is located right across the street from UTC, somewhat hidden within all of the business buildings. I chose this spot for happy hour because they have fantastic options for the ladies on Tuesday nights. Donovan’s extends the happy hour pricing until 7pm, Signature Martinis for $9 and complimentary steak sandwiches. How could we not try this place out?!
Pulling up to Donovan’s, you will notice there is complimentary valet service, but there is also self-parking if you so choose. The staff was very welcoming as I walked in, which is a great way to start off my night. My first impression as I walked in was that it was dark, yet elegant. One of the ladies called it a “man cave.” We took over the bar area and quickly filled up 3 tables. The complimentary sandwiches came out right away for us and we were happily surprised that they tray pass 2 other options as well. I had not had dinner beforehand, but these apps filled me up.
If I worked in this area, I would make sure my Tuesday nights were spent at Donovan’s. You can’t beat the apps, the upscale atmosphere, and superb service.
- Donovan's - La JollaFirst to ReviewJul 07, 2012
Donovan's in la jolla! Old world classic steakhouse! The filet is at least 4 inches thick and if u like crab it is a must to do t Oscar style. Rare is truly rare at donovan's, which is tough to find. Don't pass on the smashed garlic potatoes- excellent. A must in la jolla!