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About Searsucker Downtown San Diego
Searsucker embodies the social dining experience by encouraging guests to come early and stay late.
Inspired by the simplicity, relaxed and feel-good vibe of the seersucker fabric, Chef Brian Malarkey created a space that invites patrons to relax and enjoy. The airy design features an open kitchen, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a lively bar area. Patrons can watch the action, chat without boundaries and feel as if they’re at a friend’s dinner party rather than a restaurant. Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself. Open for Dinner, Weekday Lunch, Weekend Brunch, Happy Hour and Late Night.
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 12pm - 3:30pm
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Late Night Menu:
Friday & Saturday: 11pm - 1am
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3:30pm
5th and Market
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is $20 per vehicle
Metered street parking is an option
Parking Structure on 6th and Market (Park it on Market)
Chef Chris Cewig
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. Dishes range from shared plates and small bites ideal for the whole table, to farm and ocean dishes that you’ll want to keep all to yourself.
Searsucker Downtown San Diego Ratings and Reviews
The kitchen got one of our orders wrong and had to send it back, this put our daughter eating while we were done with our meal. The portions were small. Our table seemed to get our food much later than those that were seated at the same time. $200 (including champagne) for Mother's Day brunch for 3 would not have been bad if these items were fixed.
I had better experiences at Searsucker but the Mother's day brunch was a joke. Carbs free crab cake with pieces of potato inside the crab cake for fillers, since when potatoes are not carbs? Escarole Caesar without a trace of escarole. The pork belly was cold and barely seared. The chilaquiles too spicy and I can go on. The service was nice but the music a little too loud. I just didn't impress my mother in law with a place that I considered in the past a nice restaurant with good food. And that was the entire point : (
I unfortunately regretted dining here. My wife and I experienced very poor service. We had a reservation through open table and arrived 5 minutes early. We were seated immediately at about 955 for a 10p date. The hostess noticed we hadn't been seen by our waiter after a few minutes wait and informed us that Joshua would be right with us.
Joshua was too busy pandering to another table to be bothered with us. At about 1020, 25 minutes after being seated. He finally acknowledged us.. He came to our table and offered no apology or recognition of the long wait.
The duck soup was terrible. They call it duck pie but it's just a soup with a bread covering over it.. very little substance to it, tasted watered down like it had been sitting in a cauldron all day.
We paid and left feeling pretty bad about how the night turned out. I left a small tip. 10%, then woke up to find an email from open table informing me that the restaurant had reported me as a no show...
Im just gonna sigh. And end the review, and my thoughts right there. Avoid this place.
3 stars overall only because when I made the reservation I wasn't told the kitchen closes from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and I made the reservation at 3:00pm. Therefore, we had to know in advance what my group of 7 ppl wanted and couldn't really enjoy the ambiance and enjoy appetizers.
Other than that everything was outstanding!
We tried it because it was supposed to be a unique menu. It was unique. We ended up getting scallops and New York strip steak. They were pretty good. The grilled octopus was different and our peach cobbler desert was amazing. I ordered the steak medium but it was medium well. The folks were very helpful and service was great.
The Tomahawk streak was very good as well as the smalls. My wife ordered the pork chop that comes with a pickled sauce that was terrible. we thought the pork itself was spoiled. Our server took the dish back two times. We ended up paying for a dish that was not edible. I suppose that was our fault. We should have insisted they take it off the bill. We will mot be going back.
Great dinner service. Appetizers were excellent. We had the tuna poke and duck fat fries. My wife ordered the New York steak and I decided to try the fried chicken. My wife enjoyed her steak, but I was disappointed by the fried chicken. It was okay, but definitely not something I would order again. Overall good experience.
Great food, and even better service. Joshua, our server knew the menu, what to recommend, and made it a great dinner. Perfect for a first or 10,000th date. The drinks, appetizers, main course and desert were all top notch. A little expensive, but totally worth it!
Forgot the bacon in the bacon cobb salad. Online brunch menu was VERY different from the actual brunch menu. Out of Guava for the guava mimosa. Server left mimosa on the check after we said we didn't want one without the guava. Not a great experience and will not be back.
Our group of eight went to Searsucker for dinner to start off a friend's bachelorette weekend, and it was the perfect venue! We arrived early and had a drink at the bar before sitting down to dinner. The bartenders were quick and friendly, and the bar was spacious enough for our group, which was a win. Our waiter was fantastic and read our group's energy and needs perfectly. He even brought out a special celebratory dessert for the bride-to-be! All the food recommendations he suggested were delicious. The restaurant's aesthetic was fun, trendy and beautiful. The only thing I would say to be aware of is the restaurant got pretty loud so I felt like we were having to raise our voices to hear each other, which could be a downside for those seeking a place for quiet conversation or those hard of hearing. Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend eating here!
Went here for Dinner on Monday and overall had a very pleasant experience. Our Server was fantastic (wish i remembered his name)
Appetizers: Mushrooms and Pork Belly. Both were AMAZING, my favorite part of the meal.
Mains: My dad got the steak, it was flavorful but overcooked as he asked for medium. I think if he would've asked for medium rare it would've been perfect. My fiance' got 2 small plates as her main, The short rib was honestly the best short rib I ever had. It was amazing! she had the Tuna Poke too, she loved it and I didn't want to try so we'll go with her opinion. I ordered the scallops, that's tricky one to order since they are pretty easy to mess up but when done right, are SO GOOD! unfortunately, they were overcooked, chewy and fishy. The server was great about it, and switched it out for the special (I think it was Okra?) That was pretty good. Next time i'd stay on land...
Side: the corn. Delicious. Order it!
Overall we'll definitely be back. 4/5 stars.
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