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Searsucker Austin

4.5
675 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Searsucker, located in the Warehouse District of Downtown Austin, Texas, is a nationally recognized restaurant concept by Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey. Menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics for Weekend Brunch, Weekday Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. 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 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 a glass enclosed 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
WEEKEND BRUNCH:
Saturday: 10AM – 2:30PM
Sunday: 10AM – 2:30PM

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

DINNER:
Monday – Tuesday: 5:30PM – 9PM
Wednesday –Thursday: 5:30PM – 10PM
Friday – Saturday: 5:30PM – 11PM
Sunday: CLOSED

HAPPY HOUR:
ALL NIGHT MONDAY!
Tuesday – Saturday: 2:30PM – 6PM
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Phone number
(512) 394-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Turner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W 5th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available Monday through Saturday during dinner service. Street parking and paid lots also available.
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Entertainment
Live Music is offered Friday-Sunday in our bar/lounge at Searsucker Austin!
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Cans & Jams on the third Saturday of every month! Discounted craft cans from select local brewery, live music, a pig roast, swag giveaways & more. Follow us on Facebook to see who we've got in the house this month!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Our 5,500 square foot space in the Warehouse District can transform into the perfect setting for any event such as an intimate dinner or a lively birthday celebration.

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What 675 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Terrible service, reservation was at 6:45, had drinks, apps and ordered dinner. Dinner did not get served until 9:15 after we chased down the manager. Too bad cute place, not returning!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I've been twice now. The first time, we had a lot of problems with cocktails being pretty lame. Same thing this time. But they did take one unacceptable cocktail off our bill. Their wine list is limited as well. The food is pretty good, but we finished our starters before even getting our bottle of wine. Service was very slow and disjointed. But our waitress did get 3 or 4 tables all at once. I think I probably won't make a point of going back, unless I can't get a reservation anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was our second time to dine at the restaurant. First time had been brunch, so we were looking forward to checking it out for dinner. Love the ambiance. Host was very welcoming. The staff had a collaborative spirit about serving tables by having several of them check in, bring food out, etc, but not over doing it, so we could enjoy each other. They elevated comfort food. The braised short rib was delicious, and the special, seafood risotto was sublime. I’d be remiss if i didn’t mention the peanut butter cheesecake. Yum! We had a lovely decadent meal. Would go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a date lunch or dinner! Fresh, tasty food, great cocktails, and awesome duck fat fries!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful granola parfait!

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vipLocal (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was the best part. They aren't a super kid friendly restaurant, but they went out of their way to entertain and had empathy. Food was good, but heavy. Southern just isn't always our thing. Decor and vibe was positive, but confusing. We had a lively discussion on the theme- as its name made me think coastal, interior was barn like. Then it included farm animal modern art, retractable smokey glass doors- very modern, animal hide lounge furniture, and then went from Palm trees to boxwood topiaries and french bistro tables. It all meshed ok, but just felt a bit contradictory...at least enough to notice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server was inattentive and seemed very bored, it was hard to get her attention, it seemed like helping us was the last thing she was interested it. :-(

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in from out of town and throughly enjoyed our visit! We split the kimchi fried rice & eggs and the chiliquilis. Would highly recommend if a local or not!

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vipbryanmkc (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything is always amazing. I come here every time I visit Austin and every time it is better than the last. This time I mentioned they make the best spicy ketchup and the staff went above and beyond to send me home with a really nice jar wrapped and tied filled with ketchup. Thank you to to staff for once again an amazing experience and such a wonderful menu.

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Neice (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved it!!! The food, the service and the drinks!!!👌🏽

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I cannot tell you what a wonderful experience we had at Searsucker! Aaron, our waiter, was so nice and very friendly. He hand-crafted a dessert for my wife’s birthday. The manager was equally friendly and kind. We felt as though we were regular VIP’s and it was our first experience. Certainly won’t be our last!! Well done guys!!

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vipFoodlover (Naples)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

So, disappointed in this restaurant. It was recommended by a concierge but nothing was good about it. Spotty service. One meal came out at a time and most were cold, bathrooms were FILTHY (which tells you a lot about the kitchen) and overall a very bad experience. Waste of an evening in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and friendly service! The ambience was unique and very Texan. The food choices were varied and appealing.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The Sunday brunch was amazing! The drink, food and ambiance was very good. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipdiningdollar (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Searsucker was excellent - we wanted to lick the plate of everything we tried. Between the 4 of us we had: short rib, hangar steak, filet, mac and cheese, brussel sprouts and banana pudding.
Service was excellent, food was fabulous - definitely a do over.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great decor. Good service. Good menu.

Cons. Food was very salty, some inedible. Wine prices are excessively marked up, particularly by the bottle prices. I felt ripped off.

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vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Family bang

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything was so delicious - food and drink. Our group of 6 ordered several jars, small plates and entrees and shared. Plenty of food and so much more fun to share! We had the beets & burrata jar, the pimento queso, Mac n cheese, Brussel sprouts, Hanger Steak, Swordfish and Diver Scallops. Wilson, the manager, gave us all free strawberry jalapeño infused tequila shots to celebrate our friend'a birthday. So nice! Overall fantastic experience and Kristen the hostess was wonderful as well!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I’m leaving this review in a bit of a conflict. While as a whole my experience with Searsucker wasn’t terrible, I felt that for the prices I paying the level of service we received was terrible. After being sat we waiting close to 10 min for someone to come to our table, which never happened. I had to actually get up and go ask the hostess to send a server to our table. We then had a revolving door of not great service. We ordered a bottle of wine just in case we had to wait again. We chose tapas style and ordered all of our food at once. Our food ,which was pretty delicious, came out in a very strange order considering what we got. After brussel sprouts they brought our short rib and potatoes, then the duck fat fries and then the cheese board we ordered. It felt as if they brought us our entree before our appetizers. Maybe this was on purpose and I just thought it was a bit strange, I’m not really sure. Either way the food did come out timely and was delish. All the while we saw our actual waiter very intermittently and it felt as though he had no clue what he was doing. It was not super busy that night so being in the weeds didn’t fly. We did eventually get our check and all was good in the world. That being said, I would for sure go back and give it another try, the food was good and the ambiance was great. Let’s hope they get their staff together a bit better.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was decent with the exception of the cheese plate which was a complete joke for $18... 2 pieces of bread and 4 small slices of cheese... Overall it was a fine place, but I would not go out of my way to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent, interesting food. Small plates for sharing worked well. Fun, upbeat vibe.

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vipguyhouston (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Exciting menu of small plates. Intense and varied flavors throughout the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I came here to celebrate our first anniversary. The food was fantastic. The service was top notch. And the place has a great vibe. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

I held a business dinner here for 9 people. It was great. The service was impeccable and the food was great. Everything was very well prepared. The biscuits with honey and butter were a huge hit with the group!

The restaurant was relatively empty on a Wednesday night. Had it been any busier this review would probably look very different. It is a noisy venue because of the floors, high ceiling, etc so sitting in the same spot on a busy night would have made it very difficult to hear anything as we were sitting in an area that would have a lot of people walking by and talking around us on a busy night. Keep that in mind for scheduling.

Overall, a great experience and not too expensive. We spent $380 prior to tip for at 8 appetizers and meals for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for brunch on New Year's Day. The music was way too loud. The noise level would make sense if we were there for dinner, but for brunch it was just obnoxious. We struggled to hear each other over the music. We asked for the sound to be turned down but it never was.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Would not recommend. HORRIBLE service. I struggle to think of a time I've had to ask for water or silverware so many times, cleared my own plates, waited so long for everyone to be served, etc. Absolute waste of money. Regret going here.

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MNFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner reservation. Lovely space with pleasant background music playing. The ambiance was diminished, however, by the TV’s over the bar, playing AFV....really? There were several service hiccups and my online reservation did not make clear that only the NYE Tasting menu would be available. Would probably still try Searsucker again if I had a chance.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was outstanding, waitress and manager were amazing. The food was the worst, all undercooked. I will give it another try before I recommend this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We celebrated my birthday here, our first time eating here. The reservation slot was at 9:45pm, but the kitchen closes at 10, so I'm not sue why they'd have this timeslot as an option. We're lucky we arrived early. the hostess sat us in yr middle of the room, even though we requested to be seated elsewhere in our reservation request... luckily our waiter moved us when we asked with no hesitation! The food is pricy and some of the items we tried were worth it, while others were NOT. We had the biscuits (they were the densest things I've ever seen and not worth getting); the tuna tartare (yummy); fried pickles (good but a bit too pricy); pork belly roulade (amazing); and then shared the scallops entree (so awful and a waste of 35 bucks). I tried to add photos but they were too big for posting here. 😒 Our waiter was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Our server was friendly and helpful and got our order correct. My husband and I shared 5 different small plates/non-entrees and all were delicious and presented well.
My only negative is that the art on the walls is a little weird.

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