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About Farmer & The Seahorse

Brian Malarkey's new farm to table eatery located in the lovely Torrey Pines neighborhood!
Service Styles:
Breakfast- Order at the counter with the Baristas
Lunch: Full Table Service
Happy Hour: Counter Service through the bartenders.

10996 Torreyana Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday; 7:00 am -10:30 am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday ; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Happy Hour: Wednesday-Friday; 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Brunch: Sundays 10:00 am- 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Science Park Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 260-5401

Website:
http://www.farmerandtheseahorse.com/

Catering:
16,000 sq. ft. indoor and outdoor event space
Brian Malarkey and his team have developed a one-of-a-kind catering menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and produce. By bringing together world-class culinary talent and a dedicated events team, Farmer & the Seahorse provides best-in-class service for a group of any size.

Parking Details:
We have our own, very large parking lot.

Public Transit:
978 Coaster/Torrey Pines

Executive Chef:
Brian Malarkey

Private Party Facilities:
Auditorium: seats 210 Pre-function: Reception style for 100 Conference 170: Conference for 50, Theater 100 Shell space: Seating for 100 Ballroom: Seats 200 in rounds Event Lawn: Large parties and weddings

Private Party Contact:
Alex Esmonde: (858) 260-5412

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Farmer & The Seahorse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (9)
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Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Live Music (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Organic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

It closed at 7pm when we were given a 6pm reservation. This was not prudent. It made us pay and leave within an hour when we would have stayed for two hours. It’s fine if they close early but make that known as it is very unusual for such a place.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

I just ordered the Brussel sprouts and beets and the sprouts were too big and under cooked and the beets were over cooked and hard???? I would try deep frying small sprouts and the beets needed more cheese and cooked properly. Hard to believe you can screw up beets but you did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Cool ambiance but disappointed by the service and the food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

I was not happy that my request for outside seating was not granted without waiting an additional 20 minutes as I had made a reservation. Seated inside with all the windows open was chilly, uncomfortable, and a bit noisy for my taste. Outdoor seating is really the only way to go in this place. Service was very slow so not amenable to a business lunch break. Food was mediocre at best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

They won't seat your party unless everyone is there...this was not stated when I made my reservations and I found it annoying when I checked in. Food is always good though!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We really were pleased to find this hidden gem of a restaurant! It was last minute, and neither of us had ever heard of this place before. So we decided to give it a go and were glad we did. With its quirky, modern "American Gothic" decor, ample indoor/outdoor seating, and pleasantly hip but not overbearing background music, it is a perfect example of Southern California, hipster casual dining. I ordered the crabcake club sandwich as a lettuce wrap, and it was delicious. Even though there could have been more crab in the cake, it was well-seasoned with a nice crispy crust. My son enjoyed his fried chicken sandwich, and the fries were tasty. The service was a little slow getting started, but kept good pace once it did. Unfortunately, they do not serve dinner, but they do offer a Happy Hour and have live music. I am definitely going to return, I can't wait to see what my husband think of this place!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Music on Sunday brunch is deafeningly loud making conversation impossible. Service, as always, is slow and inconsistent. But the views make up for it and the fact that it's so dog friendly is a bonus

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Friends from the UK who were totally overwhelmed with the setting and concept of this great restaurant! Food and service always reliable and nice sized portions of everything. Wish they did dinner!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was perfect!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great place for lunch!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent, as usual! Food, service, ambiance all great.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great location for a quick bite before the Theatre. Pizza’s were a bit dry, however I have been there before and they were great.
We sat inside and it was still cold—they need extra heaters on cool nights.
Very quiet with few guests.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We love sitting outside and enjoying the patio on a sunny day. Don't miss the Airstream set up INSIDE the restaurant for small groups. It's a kick!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food, location and atmosphere for business lunches!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This restaurant is wonderful! We have been several times for happy hour and loved it! So, we thought we would try the brunch and it was delicious. The music was great! We enjoyed several hours of lunching and live music while our daughters played jenga, corn hole, etc. It was a great experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Ambiance was great but my fried chicken with jalapeno "hot pepper " hollandaise and sausage gravy was overpriced and not very good. The chicken was dry and they served it with hollandaise only ( no sausage gravy as stated on menu ). When I asked the server, she said that non-spicy hollandaise is how it was supposed to be served, no gravy and not much jalapeno because some diners might find it too spicy. Biscuits and hollandaise, really?

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good food and service. A unique place tucked away but worth finding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We visited Farmer and the Seahorse twice over the past week because the menu was so imaginative and executed so well. Top that off with superlative service and you realize it’s the best dining choice in North County. We’ll absolutely be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The hostess that showed us to our table actually threw the menus across the table rather than
walk around to each seat, very rude. We sat inside and it was cold. The food was great.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place for brunch despite limited menu. and fun outdoor area. Lots of young families at this multipurpose space. The restaurant is the best part.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Disabled Access, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This is a perfect place to have a bite before heading to the La Jolla Playhouse-timely, nice selection of food and wonderful service.
We will make this a regular before the theatre.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The setting was beautiful, the food delicious and the service impeccable!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had many lunches here. It is my favorite spot to take out of town visitors. I work at Scripps so it is very convenient. I love the food and the choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful Birthday celebration for my friend. Ashley was a great waitress.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was terrible. Food was sub-par and over priced.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I eat here often and love it. Today the restaurant was exceptional noisy, service was slow, and the food marginal. We ordered hamburgers medium and they came well done and tasteless. Given how long we waited for our food- we didn't have the time to send them back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambiance was excellent, the services was very good, and the food was tasty, but my dish (Chilequiles with chicken) was not hot; it may have sat under a heat lamp before being served.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great atmosphere!! Love the menu and open air feeling. Food was spectacular - we ordered almost everything on the menu so we could try everything and we were not disappointed. This will become a weekly staple for our Family of Five.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Enjoyed the food, ambiance and fun vibe, first time and easy to find...hikes at Torrey Pines after for fun get together for s friends’ Birthday. Would recommend-special place.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was great!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love this place ! It is absolutely amazing to go there with your kids and let them run around on the grass

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The ambiance is spa-like! Agua Fresca of the day was delicious and so was the risotto. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a very pleasant experience
Our server Allie added to our enjoyment

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fun environment with live music on sunday brunch. However the service was slow and we had top keep reminding them we had asked for coffee. They were nice enough to remove the cost of the coffees but still wasn't enough to give them 4stars for service. Food was good but didn't love up to expectations.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

No dinner menu, only happy hour. I’ve consistently had weird experiences with the hosting staff. The ambiance is great. Recommend for lunch or drinks.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Was here for a business lunch. Server was inattentive, food took a while, server did not check in during meal. Water was not get refilled until we asked. Really disappointed with the service here.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I loved the patio area..very relaxing. Although we arrived very early, at 1105am, and it wasn't busy until we were leaving, our waitress seemed to be missing at times. My friend, whose 50th birthday we were celebrating, and I both asked for salad dressings on the side but neither came that way. Instead of asking for a new one as I thought it'd take too long based on how long the intervals were between seeing our waitress, I just went ahead and ate the drenched salad. Then, when I asked the waitress if they do anything for a "birthday" she told us they do, but then the dessert was added to the check. Usually when a diner asks if the restaurant "does anything for someone's bday" it's usually complimentary, or at least in my experience.

I'll go again just for the ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My wife and I had a late lunch there and the food was outstanding and fairly priced.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. The outdoor seating and live music made our meal very enjoyable. The food was delicious too. We will visit again soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I wish I lived in San Diego, I would be here every weekend. We make a point to go here every time we are in town. Just wish they were open on Saturday as well! Can't get enough :D

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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