Prime Rib and More at Cowboy Star

Experience an inimitable cuisine that embodies the spirit of the American West while utilizing the season’s freshest offerings in a warm and welcoming atmosphere complete with exposed beam ceilings‚ cowboy accents‚ and classic landscape photography. A display kitchen allows guests to get an up-close and personal view of the chefs in action, and an adjoining walk-in retail butcher shop is the source for the signature meat served in the restaurant. All meats are brought in from farms and ranches that adhere to the highest integrity farming practices, include 100 percent grass and corn-fed‚ USDA Prime‚ 35-day dry-aged beef along with several free-range poultry and game options. Cowboy Star sources only the freshest ingredients for each and every dish, utilizing farmers’ markets to find the best produce available. Their seafood program also follows the strict Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Seafood Watch” to ensure total sustainability in an effort to save the oceans. I am crazy about their signature hand-chopped steak tartare prepared to order with capers, shallots, and parsley then topped with a quail egg and served with toasted baguette.

Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop, 640 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 450-5880; thecowboystar.com; Steak House.

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