Each year my husband takes me to a different steak establishment for my birthday. Last year it was Donovan's in La Jolla, and to this day, I still rave about it! The ambiance was perfect and romantic... dark and warm. The staff was very courteous, helpful and alert... and it appeared that everyone worked well with each other as a team to make our dining experience memorable! We had a camera on the table and one of the bussers came by to ask if we'd like to have our photo taken! Our meals were absolutely phenomenal as well! I had the double cut filet mignon, rare, and it was heavenly! Perfectly grilled with a cool red center and oh so tender! That steak is still the benchmark for which I compare all others. I can't remember what cut of steak my husband had, but he was very happy with it as well. And, I can't recall the dessert they brought out for my birthday (chocolate cake?) but I just remember that it was the perfect dinner date that night! The food, the service, and of course my date... everything was perfect! I give it a 10!!!
Pros: Fantastic steaks, phenomenal service
Cons: it's a bit pricey... but at this place, it's worth it!