Butcher's Cut Steakhouse - San Diego, CA

Fresh off the block is Butcher's Cut, the newest steakhouse in the San Diego Gaslamp, which provides aged steaks and plenty more. Dennis and I were lucky to indulge in the wide array of food and drink samples during a recent media party!

Here's a view from the entrance showing the main dining area as well as the ample bar.

Our eyes were drawn to the back of the restaurant where a lighted display caught our eye. This large meat locker window shows off some of their amazing cuts!

For example, this beauty is their Porterhouse Steak, which we got to sample that very evening! It was cooked to a lovely medium rare and was seasoned perfectly! 

To the right is another dining area plus a glimpse at the restaurant's wine cooler.

Drink options aren't limited to wine though. We sipped on some delicious cocktails from the friendly bar staff. One of the thoughtful bartenders also created a non-alcoholic drink with mango that was pretty AND tasty too. Bottoms up!

Let's move onto some of our favorite dishes of the night... The very first bite was dreamy and decadent with this Honey Peach Glazed Pork Belly. It melted wonderfully in your mouth plus had a sultry sweetness.

The Lobster Ravioli was another favorite bite with a flavorful filling and dressed up with fennel, orange zest and emulsified butter. This came with five ravioli per dish.

This Octopus Carpaccio was thinly sliced and tender with a light lemongrass caper zest but we weren't sure whether to eat the salad on top too!

I love eating salmon so this fresh Seared Salmon Sashimi was delightful, especially with the soy lemon vinaigrette.

The Clam Chowder was charmingly different by including the clams in half shells! Creamy and captivating.


If you want to go with a hearty burger and fries, The One Pounder will satisfy! This indulgence contained sauted onions and mushrooms plus some fresh guac on top. I couldn't resist the side of fries which were crispy and seasoned like curly fries. 

For non-meat options, the Mushroom Toast was an amazing alternative. The wild mushrooms and aged parmesan really gave a punch of flavor on the crusty bread.

We had to try the desserts of course. This Tiramisu was divine, creamy and chocolately, and a perfect finish for the meal!

The evening was fantastic as we surprised our taste buds with one delicious dish after another. Butcher's Cut is an ideal spot for a date night or night on the town with your closest crew. We enjoyed the preview and would love to have some of these dishes all to ourselves on the next visit!

Disclaimer: We were invited to dine here and our meal and drink was complimentary. We were not otherwise compensated and all opinions are our own.

Butcher's Cut Steakhouse
644 Fifth Ave
San Diego CA 92101
(619) 235-8144

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Submitted by Sharon (not verified) on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 1:53am

Food, ambience and cocktails look fantastic!!!

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Submitted by lynn on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:40pm

it's a very nice place to check out!

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Submitted by Holly Bird (not verified) on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:06am

Thank you for sharing the newer places to try..I love a good steak! I will be in town next month!!

lynn's picture
Submitted by lynn on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:41pm

steak is good stuff! we hope to try their sister restaurant (also steakhouse) soon!

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Submitted by Soo (not verified) on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 8:37am

The beef looks delicious!

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Submitted by lynn on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:13am

yes they do their meats well. i might like it even better than their sister restaurant Greystone!

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Submitted by James D (not verified) on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 10:34am

The food looks delicious and the restaurant itself looks really fancy! I'll keep this place in mind next time I'm in Gaslamp

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Submitted by lynn on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:14am

i like the variety of options in case i'm NOT in a steak mood! :)

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Submitted by Faye (not verified) on Thu, 07/25/2019 - 4:00pm

So jealous of this meal! Looked like a fun (romantic) steak date night. Been trying to find another steak restaurant to try so this one will be on my list. How was parking?

I still have a hard time discerning between wet and dry aged steaks. Do you have a preference and why?

Hope you're surviving this heat wave :)

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Submitted by lynn on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:23am

we've visited on weekdays and typically find free parking around 7th or 8th street (yellow and green are free after 6pm but check meter signs for actual hours). if you park closer to the main downtown, the meters go until 8pm. i don't eat enough steaks to know the difference between wet or dry but i prefer ribeye over everything else. tender and flavorful is the way to my heart! another steak house option is STK in downtown.

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