Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop is the first restaurant in San Diego’s East Village to serve up a unique Neighborhood Fine Dining experience by combining contemporary American cuisine with a western flare.
Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop is dedicated to providing an attention to detail and an unmatched level of service. Here, you are the number one priority because guest satisfaction is the foundation that our entire concept is built upon.
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We are located at
640 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Winner of the 2008 Orchid Award for Interior Design, the interior space features exposed beam ceilings‚ cowboy accents‚ and classic landscape photography. The Old West ambiance provides a laid-back and sleek background perfect for private parties and special events.
The focal point of Cowboy Star is our stunning display kitchen, which offers an insider's view of the heart of the house.
The level of service you will receive is only matched by our celebration of regional American heirloom recipes highlighting local products. We strive to raise awareness of a more sustainable food future, while helping to restore a sense of community that brings us back to a more homegrown time.
The Cowboy Star menu features only the finest in select natural products from the nation’s leading Certified Humane Angus herd along with the freshest seafood available under the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s stringent Seafood Watch Standards. We are committed to supporting neighborhood farmers, fishers and producers by cooking food that recaptures the simple and pure tastes found in locally grown, natural and organic ingredients.
From a young age Christopher was destined to be a Chef. As a boy he trod the heels of his Aunt Margret Ann Smith at her fine dining establishment The Red Fox in Snowshoe, West Virginia. At nineteen he decided to join the Navy. However it quickly occurred to him that cooking was the only life he wanted. After a short stint, he returned to the kitchen in 2007 working his way up the ranks of some of Virginia Beach's best restaurants including most notably Terrapin under Chef Rodney Einhorn. In Early 2010 Chris made the move to San Diego and joined the team At George's California Modern where he worked under Trey Foshee as Saucier for three years. In May 2013 Chris made the leap to Sous Chef with us here at Cowboy Star.
Nestor has been with Cowboy Star from the very beginning and knows every aspect of the restaurant from kitchen to culture. With a passion for the art of cooking, to the detail of running a professional kitchen, Nestor has been the keeper of Cowboy Star’s high standards and impeccable reputation. With his attention to detail and knowing the “trail” of what we are, Nestor is the perfect addition to our outstanding culinary management team.
A Native San Diegan, Garth grew up the youngest of 6 siblings. He graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College at UCLA. Garth had a brief stint at an office job but quickly realized that the "9-5" world wasn't for him. He decided to continue to pursue his passion in bartending. He has tended bar on the west coast for the past 15 years. He is a sports fan, golfer, and women find him attractive. Garth has created cocktail lists for other trendy locales in San Diego, has completed level 1 Sommelier training and is a member of the U.S. Bartenders Guild. He joined Cowboy Star at its inception in 2008 to develop and continually refine its beverage program. He was named Therapist of the Year by San Diego Magazine in 2011, and a top 20 bartender in 2013.