Permanently Closed - Double Standard

4.4
465 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, DSK delivers incredible cuisine and innovative coctails with a modern twist.
What is the Double Standard you ask? The Double Standard is elegant fine dining style food with a fun and casual atmosphere.
We are open Monday-Thursday for dinner at 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday 5:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday Brunch 10:30am-2:00pm, Saturday Dinner 5:00-10:30pm, Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:00pm, and Sunday Dinner 5:00pm-9:30pm.


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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlyssaL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It seems that many folks have experienced something similar- this restaurant was closed at the time of our reservation. I’m not sure if their hours have permanently changed, which would likely call for some communication with open table regarding reservations during certain times.

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KateV
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Luckily, a friend looked up the restaurant before we went - because it is closed down.

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DawnS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and was confirmed for 4 people on Wednesday, Nov 13th at 5:15 to celebrate a 60th bday party and attend a play at the civic after. Upon arrival, the restaurant was closed, literally closed with no tables in site. Only thing we saw was an empty bar and someone mopping the floor. So disappointed that this happened. Open Table and Double Standard did not both to contact us to reschedule, cancel, give us an idea. We were tight on time and had to find somewhere else to dine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not open. There was a moving truck out front. 59513367638__D4CCFE05-5D1C-447D-9DC7-F5B24064B30C.jpeg

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up at our reservation time and the building was dark and locked up tight! There was even a lock-box on the font door. Thanks Double Standard for the great service and making our party of 6 feel welcome!

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vipjj13
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We show up Saturday night and the resta

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to restaurant before time of reservation and wasn’t even open for business. There was no indication of this at all.

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AmandaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We will not visit DS again. Staff was not very knowledgeable about the items on the menu or the drinks they served. ALL the food we ordered was extremely salty. The octopus could not be eaten due to the terrible taste. When we received out bill they had the incorrect items on the ticket. When the bill was fixed and correct we were very upset to pay almost $100 for food that we did not enjoy. I would advise people to try a different place!

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vipEatthisandthat
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed space. Delicious food, good cocktails and nice wine list. The broccolini is amazing- pastas and salads are all delicious. They roll up the windows when the weather is nice, which is almost always, so the space is full of fresh air. When we are in San Diego for business or pleasure, Double Standard is one of our favorites.

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bdayGrl
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the focaccia bread and burrata for starters and were very pleased with both. For dinner, the four of us had a variety of pasta dishes, and all of them were very tasty. The drinks were very good as well. I recommend the Fig Mule. My sister had the rose drink and didn't care for it. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us a few laughs. The couch seats were very comfortable, but the guys had to switch out the wooden chairs for comfy ones. We came early and had the place to ourselves on a Saturday for about an hour before it started getting a little more busy. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!

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Sistergal
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, casual ambiance in Gaslight District. Good pasta!

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Magaly11
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was so so nothing special. We order few appetizers, octopus was the worst octopus we have had in a restaurant, small tentacle, chewy and not flavor. The focaccia bread was good. I order steak, ordered medium rare came out almost medium well didn’t want to wait for the food because they took a long time for appetizer and main course. My friend ordered salmon dish she didn’t like it, the whole table didn’t think the food was good just editable. And the server we had wasn’t the best either. I won’t be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in down town San Diego! Loved the food and drinks. Also all the staff es incredibly nice. I’m sure we will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great go to choice for us

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside as requested and it was a busy Friday night with lots of foot traffic to watch. Our server was very personable and the food was ready quickly. He checked back on us several times. The food was excellent. My husband and I both had the salmon which was seared perfectly. The asparagus purée was delicious. My only suggestion would be additional entrees to include shellfish. Great restaurant.

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IceCapTour
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Italian fare in trendy contemporary environment.

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viptmak
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made the reservation for my daughter’s birthday, arrived at 7:30pm, it wasn’t busy, only 3 tables of customers! Server was not busy, though the music was loud! Because we have kids we placed the order right away including appetizers and entrees. It didn’t take too long for the appetizers to arrived, we finished the appetizers and waited for awhile, we haven’t seem the server for awhile not until 8:48pm I decided to follow up on the entrees and the server told us that the items weren’t ordered, there might be misunderstanding between us due to the loud music, but she could have check on us for over an hour. So we cancelled the entrees and went to another restaurant instead, the experience was bad

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Lewtus
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a business meal we had the brussel sprouts the octopus the broccolini the bruschetta the meatballs and some other dishes to share all all of our excellent

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KaylaN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. You will not regret going. Get the Brussel sprouts. And the mussels.

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PedroM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was a little bit salty. Everything else was great.

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SharonT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ness was awesome as a server and host at the restaurant!

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vipGW9411
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I liked the location and the service was OK, however we had two pasta dishes, neither of us ate half of the meal. One was noodles and short ribs (may have been 4 small pieces with a lot of noodle. Had the cheese plate appetizer, its presentation looked like it was thrown together, with 4 large pieces of bread that needed to be smaller ( and more of them) to be adequate for the plate.

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vipTylerL
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal, especially the octopus appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Service is very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter was friendly and provided very good service. The food was fresh and the gnocchi was delicious. We were there on Friday night July 5th and unfortunately could not get the mussels which I was looking forward too since they were not able to order on the holiday the day before. I liked the atmosphere. The bar area did get loud, but just made it lively. If you want quiet atmosphere this might not be it.

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vipJDF123
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

It was the 4th of July and there were maybe 20 people in the whole restaurant. The service was terrible. AWFUL. One server. So much so that even though we came a full 2 hours before the fireworks, we missed them. The food was just ok... mussels smelled fishy and weird so we got them comped. Pappardelle was just ok. The meat/cheese platter was fine. Loved the Brussels sprouts!! Overall will never be returning.

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vipMaryR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was unique and enjoyable. The service and food were excellent. We had a nice wine and the lasagna pizza and margherita pizza. Both were excellent. Ingredients were very fresh.

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DYee
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. We tried a few dishes and every one of them were really good! We will be back!

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PaulO
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place within walking distance to Petco Park . Great personal pizza!

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Berly
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely table along the window. Ness was my server and he was very attentive and made a great recommendation...the mussels are the best I've had coast to coast recently. Mussels are my go to dish when trying a new restaurant and they were sooo tasty with just the right amount of spice.

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Jessica
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I work downtown and I have drove past this place countless times. I also loved the way it looked from the outside. My co workers told me the mushroom toast was to die for and they were right! Everything we had tasted delicious. Prices are to be expected for downtown. I plan to come back to try the proscuitto brushetta.

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vipjoannab
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to this place, the service is good and the food is fantastic. We stopped here for brunch and our server Amanda was amazing! She was super friendly and outgoing and made sure to stop by often enough to keep things refilled. The patio is dog-friendly too, which is always a nice perk! Be sure to try the avocado toast and get a grapefruit mimosa - totally delicious combo!

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vipBrigitte
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The venue is lovely great décor, good location with great energy. Good for larger groups though it was a bit loud which made it hard to hear at the long table. Our waiter was excellent: attentive but not obtrusive. The meals were hit and miss. The pizza and pasta dishes were fabulous. The meatballs and mussels not so much. Half the group loves or meal and the other half didn't care for it. Over although I would recommend.

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kariotaki
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a hit with my friends who are locals and they said they would return in the future. Service, food and overall value was great at Double Standard!

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JMSD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was very underwhelming...I do not understand the positive reviews. The service was extremely disappointing, particularly considering the restaurant was completely dead and low-energy on a Friday night. A friend recommended this place to me, and I was excited ... needless to say, I was terribly disappointed and will most definitely not be back.

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ChasH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and our server Amanda was amazing. We were on a staycation and just happened to find this gem. We plan on going back and spreading the word!

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vipStephenK
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing entrees and small plates. Amanda our waitress was amazing as well gave great suggestions on drinks and food choices. The Brussels Spouts are incredible. One if the best meals I’ve had in San Diego.

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Our waiter was horrible. We were seated in the farthest corner of the restaurant even though people were seated around everyone else (and there were seats clearly visible to the rest of the restaurant). We had to ASK our waiter if we could order a bread appetizer or something to which he followed and said “oh! Bread is complimentary”. He would then disappear for long periods of time.

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LindaR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. First time here when we were going to the theatre, it was within walking distance and the food was delicious.

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Permanently Closed - Double Standard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 795-8880.

Permanently Closed - Double Standard is rated 4.4 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.