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Searsucker Austin
Searsucker Austin

Searsucker Austin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.searsucker.com
  • Phone: (512) 394-8000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Malarkey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kelley Bolender (480) 327-8883

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W 5th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Restaurant offers valet parking. Street parking and paid lots also available.
A word from Searsucker Austin
Enlightened Hospitality Group brings the Fabric of Social Dining to the south. After opening it's doors in 2013, Searsucker has been keeping Austin weird with it's unique take on New American Cuisine, and fun social atmosphere for any dining occasion.



Architect Thomas Schoos has designed this Farm to Table venue to bring his award winning vision to the venue, overhauling and re-designing the 7,000 square-foot space.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "All of the food and drink we had was excellent. My girl and I went there for our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Our waiter knew everything about all of the menu items off the top of his head and was able to make some great recommendations for food and drink. We stuck with mixed drinks all night, the Leopard's Tail was probably the best one off the menu. The bartender made a custom drink for my girl (at her request) and it was phenomenal. For food we had the tomato soup, lobster mac and cheese, and short rib off of the small plates. All were excellent, the grilled cheese that comes with the tomato soup was amazing. We finished off with the Filet and Duck. Great experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It was a bit loud but the food and service were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I probably have 3 meals a year as good as the one we had last weekend in Austin at Searsucker. Being with another couple allow us each to share the awesome starters (Poke, artichokes with cheese, pork belly and egg, and shrimp and grits). Each couple shared a different fish dish and both were over the top. Great service and a fun atmosphere. The more you share, the more you will enjoy Searsucker. We will be back on our next trip to Austin!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to visit in Austin! Great food, wine, and drinks. Try the fried brussel sprouts! Everything on the menu is delicious. You will love this place! Every time I travel to Austin we eat here. I think I've been about 5 times this year. I have never been disappointed. Love the ambiance. The wait staff is great too!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "So glad we found this place. The lunch menu was varied and every dish was excellent. Cannot wait to go back for dinner."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The music was way too loud, could not have a pleasant conversation without raising the tone of voice. The buser for the table made us feel rushed by clearing our plates without asking if we were through with our meal. Cleared plates before everyone was done."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We needed to stay close to ACL and found this gem via Open Table reviews. We sat at the bar and drank Snake in the Grass which was the best gin drink we have ever experienced. When we sat to eat we had to try the brussel sprouts in addition to the fried chicken and hangar steak and we enjoyed everything! Don't forget to leave room for the apple crisp!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The only reason this place gets two stars from me is because it was reasonably proved for lunch and he service was decent. Otherwise, the food was worse than what you could get at Applebee's or Fridays. Flavorless, boring, and uninspired. I truly don't know how it has gotten so many good reviews."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Came here on a Sunday evening to celebrate a friends BD. We all had the wonderful selection of half priced appetizers and drinks that is offered on Sundays. I highly recommend this and we will definitely do it again. The food was different and interesting. Loved the variety of cocktails offered. The atmosphere is fun and whimsical"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A Great Austin Space! The decor is eclectic and comfortable. We choose to have small plates and they were wonderful. Be sure to try the Roasted Brussell Sprouts with Walnuts and the Shrooms are amazing. This would be a great place to go with a large group or 2-3 couples. They have huge, comfy, leather booths that line the walls and they are perfect for a fun night out with friends. Easy parking around the corner for $5.00 or you can Valet. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Are you looking for the best prepared and creative fare? Look no further than Searsucker!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Unfortunately the good lacked flavor and the quinoa salad had globs of mayonnaise based dressing."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Requested a table away from the bar, which was happily provided by the affable hostess. This is a big place, so the bar scene is vibrant but dining can be quite pleasant in the back tables. I had scallops and she had salmon. Both were better than excellent. Had a side of bacon grits, and highly recommend them. The cocktails were yummy and the service was good. An overall fun experience, and we will go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Was a bit loud but food and service were great. Got a bunch of small bites and loved having a chance to just sample a wide variety of different tastes. Wine selection wasn't bad either. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Searsucker Austin caught my eye because I had already dined at the Searsucker in San Diego. I was told upon my arrival that they were indeed related. This made me happy as I had enjoyed my previous dining experience. Austin's Searsucker is even better!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and a lot of that had to do with the recommendations of our server. The fish I had was great. Really enjoyed the brussels sprouts, although they were a little overdone. The dessert was like nothing I ever had before. It had candied bacon on it. Very unique but delicious. My only concern with this restaurant is that they advertise a happy hour from 4:30-6:30. We had a 6:00 reservation and thought we would be able to order the happy hour specials at our table, only to find out you had to move to the lounge. We did not move but the table next to us did. My recommendation would be to put that information on your website."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The hamburger was excellent. Even my picky son thought it was good. The buns were the softest and I wish I knew how to make the mayo. It was big enough that two could easily share so I cut mine in half and had the rest for dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food. I was very pleased with the unique choices. Cool place. Service was ok. We were seated next to a table that contained the order system for the wait staff. Not a good spot. There are many very large dining tables for big parties. Totally great spot for a big party diner outing! Will be going back for sure but this time I be sure to be seated in a more advantageous location."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everything was delicious, the short ribs were fantastic. Tried almost all the small plates!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband ordered the Peter Rabbit and I had the Pear 75. The Peter Rabbit is made with Primm's. The first few sips were that great but it is a drink that grows on you. As it was Restaurant week we stuck to that part of the menu. We also got the smoked watermelon salad and the poke. The poke was extremely fresh and served just like they do in Hawaii. Even the chips were the same. The watermelon salad was good if not a bit odd. For our entrees we had the risotto and the pork. Both were good. I thought the pork was a tad salty for my taste. My husband didn't think it was as bad as I did. For desert we got the lemon lime sorbet with fresh fruit and a chocolate mouse. Overall we loved the vibe of the place and most of the food."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious but overpriced for the quantity. The drinks were very good but again, overpriced. I came for my birthday with some friends and did have a wonderful evening. However, it was very hot inside the restaurant and we were all sweating by the time we left which made for a slightly unpleasant finish to the evening."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "great location and amazing food. But service was very bad and slow. 10 min waiting to refill a coke, no steak knifes with steak and no spoon with soup, and absent waitstaff. Asked manager to address he came by once and never checked with us again which he should have since service was bad all night"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great and unusual food and our server was wonderful. Loved it ! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Searsucker is a must dine restaurant! I love food and like to see people's different takes and interpretations when it comes to food. Searsucker definitely is unique and stands along. From the time you walk it provides a warm feeling. The decor, top notch service, and atmosphere already made me want to come back before I even tasted the food which speaks for itself! The food was mind blowing! I would recommend you not leave there without trying their take on eggs & bacon! One of the best dishes I've ever had in my life! The shrimp and grits and short ribs were highlights also. The menu is very diverse and makes you want to comeback so you can try other dishes because it will be difficult for you decide what wonderful dish to try!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Was on a 10 day trip to the US from Asia and Searsucker was the most enjoyable dinner of the trip, we will be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Searsucker. We were visiting Austin from the New York area and went on a friend's recommendation. We had a great meal consisting of 2 small plates (the watermelon salad and the squid), 2 entrees (the snapper and the tuna) and the lemon curd coconut cake. Every component was terrific, including the wine selection and the service. We'll definitely return on our next visit to Austin."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was my first time to Searsucker and it exceeded all my expectations! The valet parking made the downtown choice easy, the service and food were both excellent. From previous reviews I thought the food might be a little to exotic, but it was all delicious. I went with a friend and we opted to try several small plates instead of ordering a main entry. The small plates were still plenty to share between two people. Our favorite drink was the Jale Berry. We were too full to order dessert but will definitely be back to try them another time!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have been 3 times now, twice for birthdays & once for mother's day brunch & each time was exceptional! this is by far my new favorite go to place for good food & drinks! love love love Charlie the bartender too!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We go for the bacon and egg small plate and then order the "Loin" cooked medium rare with a side of lobster Mac and cheese. So delicious. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I came here with some friends for Austin Restaurant Week. We had been to numerous other restaurants throughout the week but this place was the best! The decor was awesome, the service was great, and the food was incredible. I've lived in Austin for almost 20 years and this is now my go-to restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner at Searsucker on May 21st. The menu was not particularly big but from appetizers to desert had great choices. The "drunken" (fish with cherries and almonds and I guess some alcohol) was great despite how it sounds. It was not the best place for conversation as it is loud when there is a crowd there. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was awful. When I checked in with the hostess, she told me my friends were at the bar and didn't offer to seat us. Once we were seated our waiter tried to take away the 4th setting. He had not been told we had a fourth coming. When we told him we were not ready to order drinks as we had just received our menus, he disappeared. We had to ask someone to get him to take our order. He continually took plates away before we were finished eating. He asked for our dessert orders when 2 of us were still eating our dinner. We were there for restaurant week and there were only 2 dessert options. They were out of the 1 dessert which 3 of us ordered. We had to ask for other options. The restaurant was not busy. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My husband and I had an amazing dining experience at Searsucker. The service is excellent. The poke appetizer is excellent! I'm not a big pudding fan, but I could not stop eating my husband's sucka pudding dessert. I can't wait to go back! Best meal I've had in a long time!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "What a beautiful restaurant. I thought highly of it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "So glad we chose Searsucker for our first restaurant in Austin. Was not disappointed. Food was awesome, beautiful up beat restaurant, cool area to walk around in after you're done!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Searsucker has become a go-to dinner spot for us. Great food, location and ambiance! We will be coming back again, for sure."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant, enticed by the Restaurant Week promotion. Great ambiance, excellent wait staff, tremendous food AND drink. Sunday night all-night Happy Hour was a bonus. Highly recommended. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love the food - the Double Cut Pork Chop was a winner! Another of our party ordered the Branzini and it was cooked perfectly! Service was a bit scattered (a few incorrect dishes were brought to our table by mistake), but overall this was a restaurant we will definitely visit again!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is consistently good, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly, great atmosphere, and nice to be able to do either a variety of small plates or larger dishes (depending on what you are in the mood for). Great for a date or evening with friends. Has become a go-to restaurant."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "After having many friends recommend Searsucker, I decided to take my parents here the night before my college graduation and it was a HIT! First off, the decor is modern, unique and provides the perfect atmosphere for a special or fun occasion. It's just gorgeous. Our waitress was pleasantly attentive without being overbearing. She also provided excellent descriptions and drink/dish recommendations. Now, the food.. AMAZING! Literally everything we had here was great. I'd recommend the short ribs appetizer, field greens salad and the scallops for main.. so good. Oh and the layer cake for dessert made for a lovely and light end to the meal. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the brussel sprouts side. Overall a great experience. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014