Searsucker Downtown San Diego

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Searsucker San Diego, located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego, is a nationally recognized restaurant concept encouraging guests to come early, and stay late. Menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics for Weekend Brunch, Weekday Lunch, Dinner and Daily 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.

Inspired by the simplicity, relaxed and feel-good vibe of the seersucker fabric, Searsucker offers 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--so come early, and stay late!
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GG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for a business lunch. Restaurant was empty but music was super loud. Food was ok but service was not great- don’t think they understand people want to be in n out for lunch.

LG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It used to be a lot better for lunch. I feel it's gone a bit average...

CM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Seating is important at this restaurant. Don't sit near the kitchen or prep area. Too loud/distracting and crowded.

OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place. Will recommend it to others.

RM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was almost perfect apart from the fact our starters came out after our mains arrived! Would deffo go back

Recommend the burrata or lamb neck!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a nice experience! Form the bartender at the bar that made the beat martini i think I’ve ever had to the final bill which was so reasonable that I had to look twice. The food was amazing and Richard our server made us feel totally at home. Loved this place years ago and I’m happy to say it is still a favorite. See you next time

SN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Great food, excellent service. Definitely will be returning

SK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a nice place. I got the New York Strip. The steak was good, cooked right. DIdn't come with alot of potatos or mushrooms. Really just enough to say they were there. If you I think it's alittle over priced.

m
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice venue. Pricing a little high, but not drastic. I had cobb salad and something in the salad was very salty, not sure if it was dressing or chicken, but I really tasted a lot of salt.

KL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best we had in San Diego (and the best I've had in a long time.) Very attentive, knowledgeable, and fun. We had a great time. The manager even found out that we were a bachelorette party and did something special for the bride to be.

HP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch options with fun cocktails and a delicious sticky bun.

CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious and the staff was amazing! Katie was the best server!

JO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Food was average for downtown. Nothing special. Service was very poor. We got the main courses BEFORE the appetizers. But the worst part is that the music was so loud that we couldn't talk to each other. Even the waiter had to yell to be heard. I enjoy loud music in a club, but not when I am sitting to eat at a restaurant. I don't know why they do this. Never going back.

CL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The NY strip was incredible and the drinks were impressive! I'll be back soon.

PM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, brunch with a live DJ was awesome.

BI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We’ve been there quite a few times. At least once or twice a month and this is the first time our waiter did not come to check in on us and on top of it, did not get all of our items ordered to us. When some of those items were asked for more than once. We purposely left a not so good tip. Disappointed for the first time in the service from a waiter at this specific restaurant. Because regardless of what’s going on in the kitchen, I feel as though it is the waiters responsibility to check in on us & make sure requested food items (especially those ordered more than once) have been brought out. And to top it off...items not brought to us were charged on check, until brought to attention & then deleted.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice but menu wasn't great for business.

NO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Raw chicken, barely an apology, only 2 tables over lunch - lost it's VIBE!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING!! I would of ate way more if I didn’t want to have to be rolled out. Drinks were delicious as well.

Highly recommend the Fresh Squeezed cocktail if you like them tart - delicious.

The meatballs, mussels, and burrata were also amazing.

I get brussel sprouts whenever a restaurant has them because they are delicious - I might have to say these were the best ones I’ve ever had. Top 2 for sure.

Cool vibe

SA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A trendy restaurant with an industrial look but the food was delicious! Everything had layers of flavor which I'm still salivating for! We split the mussels appetizer and although the mussels were small the broth they were in was great -- the chorizo and spices gave them a wonderful flavor. The garlic on the pork chop was so tasty, not pungent at all, and the cookies & milk dessert came with 4 huge cookies, not little ones that you'd expect. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in San Diego!

BA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was good, everyone was really nice. The food was overpriced and actually not that good. The drinks on the hand were better so maybe they want you to get so drunk you don't notice the food sucks.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, but the music was very loud. Apparently, it was their hip hop brunch, but that was not indicated when I made the booking. It was uncomfortably loud and I would have gone elsewhere had I known it was a hip hop brunch with extremely loud music.

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome catch of the day!

C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience! Thanks for making the occasion so special.

JC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, vibe and service

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It took a little long for our food because there were so many large tables (we were a party of 6), but the staff was great & even with the wait kept us informed & brought extra sides out to compensate. It wasn’t too loud for our business meeting & was really enjoyable.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was fantastic

CR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was way too salty. Think the kitchen had a heavy hand with the salt shaker that night. Service was OK...we LOVED the ambiance when the 6 of us arrived, the restaurant is beautiful and we had heard great things. Half of us liked our dish, the other half were disappointed. Sadly we are not a picky crowd. Gas Lamp area is GREAT though.

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we have been to - tasty food, ambiance and value for money

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional knowledgeable and enthusiastic waiter. I wish more like him

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was wonderful, as was the meal.

G
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING from start to finish, service and food were both spectacular! Def recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Great experience

E
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had Sunday brunch, and the food and drinks were great, as was the service. But the live music was extremely LOUD. The singer's volume was so intolerable for table conversation. Having a live musician was nice, but not at the volume level requiring me to strain my own voice shouting to converse with my table mate.

CT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service and fun decor. We will definitely come back!

D
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was the low key kickoff to a bachelorette weekend. It was a great start, with delicious drinks and the DJ starting in the bar while we were finishing dinner.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing! We sat on the patio because the inside was way too loud to hold a conversation. But the patio was really nice, service was excellent, drinks were great, and food was awesome! Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back!

f
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Grilled octopus was delicious. Also liked the artichoke hearts. Other items were meh. Mussels were over cooked and chorizo was too spicy, drowning out the flavor of the mussels and broth.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Brunch was pretty average and didn’t really live up to its hype. I had the green eggs and ham and the pork belly was practically all fat. My friend had the chilaquilles and that looked really good. Great service though.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food , the service can be improved , the ambiance is nice but too noisy

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