Very High Quality Bar!
Love this place! Excellent drinks, and very very skilled bartenders! My whole family went a few days before Christmas fro drinks and bar food and we loved everything!
12/21/2012 4:00:00 PM
Minimal words are needed to
Minimal words are needed to describe Lionshare..OUTSTANDING! I am a foodie myself and it was without a doubt one of the best meals (and cocktails) I have had! I am such a fan and cannot wait to go back! Get couragous and try as much as you can. YUM!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a really nice dinner
I had a really nice dinner at The Lion's Share. I had the deviled eggs to start. They are very creative and flavorful. Also had the kangaroo tartare, which was my favorite dish. It comes with an egg yolk and some crispy greens which complement the kangaroo well. For dessert, I had the goat cheese and vanilla mousse. It's light and sweet, with only a hint of goat cheese tang. The waitstaff had good recommendations and were very attentive. I would definitely recommend this place.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great character and nice people.
Great character and nice people. Wonderful food too!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a great
My wife and I had a great time at the Lion's Share and the food was great. Not a big place so make sure to get reservations.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
As a seasoned traveler and a person who has had the fortune of dining in many of the best US restaurants this was one of the best meals I've ever had. If you're looking for a stuffy boring steakhouse this may not be your place but if you're a foodie and are looking for one of the best meals of your life from a brilliant chef with excellent cocktails a cool decor and a staff that is extremely knowledgeable friendly and helpful look no further.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great cocktails; fun atmosphere
Visiting San Diego for a convention, and wanted to try something unusual. The Lion's Share fit the bill for that. The decor is dark and interesting, the artwork on the walls definitely conversation-worthy. The cocktail menu is a fun read, and the ones that we tried were delicious.
I'm not really the target audience for this place, since I don't eat red meat. The frog's legs were interesting, but way too salty. The salad was wonderful - I think they used almond oil in the vinaigrette, which enhanced the nuts in the salad, and was just yummy! My companion had a wild boar special, which he raved over, even though he ordered it medium-well and the meat was nowhere near cooked that much (quite red in the middle).
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were excellent!
Food and service were excellent! Dessert was the onlyDisappointment after such a deliois meal! Wild definitely Go back !
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll be back.
Absolutely loved the chef's prep of such exotic meats. Joey was an awesome server. Had the Kangaroo tartare and loved the shredded shallots with green apple side. The wild boar meatloaf was OK. Wine list was nice.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service at the Lion's
The service at the Lion's Share was really nice. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was unique and tasty. I liked the music playing in the background and the decor in the eating area.
I will be back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very unique menu.
Fun, out of the way place. The menu has some incredible dishes that we had never seen before. Fun crowd. Not a table cloth and candle place. More an out-of-the-way experience just six block away from Gas Lamp District, but yet seats alone with nothing else around. Opened late !!! Good parking available. We parked just right in front of it. For sure go check it out.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Lion's Share has a great cocktail menu, mostly rum-based, and both the cocktails we ordered were delicious. The food offerings are mostly game and unusual: deviled eggs with quail confit ( divine!), frog's legs, antelope sliders, kangaroo tartare (we tried this one - and enjoyed it!), and a wonderful beef burger with boar bacon and fried egg. Great food experience.
The restaurant is dark and wooden, with garish paintings on the wall and mounted animal heads displayed. An upscale hunting lodge, I think. A great joint to try for the carnivorous!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun adventurous dinner
This place is great had a wonderful dinner; frog legs, duck tongue tacos,
Antelope sliders, caviar deviled eggs, and kangaroo tartar. Our server Jason was awesome and very knowledgeable.
As a diner I appreciate all the details put into service and menu planning. Thanks for a fantastic meal.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
We enjoyed our experience at The Lion's Share on Mother's Day. I'd like to return when the menu isn't limited. The food was good as was the service.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We just moved to the neighborhood and thought that this might be our "go to" place. We came in for apps, wine and dessert and it was well over $100! It was good, and it's close by, but I'm pretty sure that we won't be coming back soon. We could have a couple of nice dinners for the same price and not leave hungry.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The emphasis in this restaurant is exotic meats with veges definitely a side dish! We had antelope sliders; pheasant, duck and elk sausages; bison roast, a burger with wild boar bacon, and kangaroo tenderloin. All were great! Only downside is the lack of parking so expect a hike to the nearest parking meter unless you get very lucky on your arrival.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of the wild side
We loved the kangaroo tartare and the lamb tacos were great. My husband said the mushrooms in the risotto were unusually flavorful. Our only regret was we didn't have room for dessert! Definitely next time.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic As Always
Having been here twice, I already knew exactly what to have a second time. Deviled Eggs are a must, Frog Legs are definitely a must, and this time I had the Kangaroo Loin since I loved the Kangaroo Tartar so much last time. Joey was great, professional, made few recommendations however since we already knew what we wanted and stated it right off the top. Everything was refilled and asked if we would like more drinks in a timely manner, and there was no issues with the timing of everything either. All in all a stellar experience for such a small place.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent local find
I have wanted to go to the Lion's Share for a long time and finally got the opportunity. A wonderful experience all around. The food was delicious, the atmosphere very welcoming and the service was splendid. Our server was helpful in so many ways and suggested some terrific cocktail choices, asking what kind of drinks we liked, what kinds of ingredients appealed to us. I couldn't have been more impressed. The Lion's Share is truly a gem of a place. I'll be taking friends there in the future!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious drinks and odd art
It's just part of the charm of this place, the drinks were amazing, staff very gracious and the food was top notch ^^_
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant offered a
This restaurant offered a great opportunity to taste game meats not regularly found on local menus. I had the kangaroo steak and it was wonderful. I used to live in Australia, so I know kangaroo and this was great. My teenage son loved his grass fed beef burger with boar bacon and my four year old loved her fresh pasta. Our only concern was the bar. We didn't realize that the bar was such a draw. Seated next to the patrons, it was difficult to carry on a conversation at our table. Next time, we'll ask for a table further away from the open bar. They do not have a separate kids menu, so be sure to ask if they can take something on the regular menu and alter it for the little ones. They had no problems accommodating us.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique place to go for a nice
Unique place to go for a nice dinner! We had the antelope sliders, sausage board and lamb tacos. All were great, but would have liked a few more options without meat. Also, they were out of at least 3 other things we tried to order.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very trendy, hip vibe. Interesting menu options & delicious drinks!!! Definately worth trying!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment I walked in
From the moment I walked in I was instantly welcomed and brought immediately to my reserved table. The waitress was nice, knowledgable, and paid close attention to detail! I was referred to this restaurant by a friend and she did not disappoint. We started off with cocktails and wine, everything was amazing! We tried a little bit of everything and wow! The bruschetta was unique and full of flavor, the meat selection was thoughfully put together, and some dishes can be made veggie...big deal in my book! The coolest part is that they were open and happy to the change I made to the tacos. All in all, not only will I be back but I have already recommended it to all my friends. Thanks for making my date night so special!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food!! New food
Fantastic Food!! New food to try with amazing taste. Will definitely be back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Calling all adventurous meat eaters- you have arrived your destination. Enough said!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Game
Love the game meat options but was bummed the Kangaroo wasnt available. The sausage sampler was amazing as was the venison tartare.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
From looking at the menu, we just had to try The Lion's Share on our short San Diego trip and, boy, am I glad we did! It was the best meal we had in San Diego. Our server was attentive, informed and very courteous. The dishes were intriguing yet still accessible and were bursting with flavor. The cocktails were the best part -- the "Federal Buffalo Stamp" with bourbon, lemon, maple syrup and ginger was the stuff of dreams! This spot is a must for adventurous diners.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid experience, novel menu
I was impressed by the execution of the dishes; not gimmicky despite the "exotic" meat take on classic items like a burger or steak.Venison tartare was fantastic. Good cocktails but limited wine choices, and even some listed were out. Friendly but professional service. I already recommended this place.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lion's Share Does Not Disappoint
Joined some friends for dinner on a Friday night. 4-top at 7PM. We got there early to enjoy some cocktails in the bar before dinner. Our table was ready right on time. We ordered the cheese board to share - fantastic. I had the frisee salad and the venison chili. Both were outstanding as was my wife's burger. Great wine and beer selection. Service was phenomenal. Go!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique menu, fun place.
Had a nice meal, not very large so Make a reservation!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and cocktails but
Great food and cocktails but definitely a bit noisy (other guests / noise travels).
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM