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About Searsucker Downtown San Diego
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 an open 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. Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. 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. Open for Dinner, Weekday Lunch, Weekend Brunch, and Happy Hour.
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 3:30pm
5th and Market
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is $20 per vehicle
Metered street parking is an option
Parking Structure on 6th and Market (Park it on Market)
Chef Tony Torres
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chef Brian Malarkey’s menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics. 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 Downtown San Diego Ratings and Reviews
This place was a pleasant surprise! Friends of ours came into San Diego and we live an hour north, so we went based on photos and reviews from Open Table - this restaurant even surpasses the most glowing review! The handcrafted cocktails are OUTSTANDING, so tasty, and the food is ridiculously flavorful - we shared a lot of small plates between 4 of us, some at the recommendation of our attentive and knowledgeable server - everything was to die for. My faves were the duck wings, short ribs, duck fat fries (like beyond delicious), and if you're into chocolate and peanut butter ABSOLUTELY get the chocolate and peanut butter mousse bar for dessert. Unbelievable, we will be back!
The restaurant location and atmosphere was nice. I was there mid-week for a business lunch with 10 people, the venue was not busy but the kitchen was slow. The waiters were attentive, refilled our drinks, but having an hour from ordering, I ended up taking my lunch to go. I do not recommend for lunch if you have time restrictions.
We were disappointed with the food at Searsucker - $30 for a piece of salmon with no sides and the crispy skin was rendered soggy by a sauce laid on top. The fried chicken was inedible and coleslaw had far too much mayonnaise on it to be enjoyable. The service and atmosphere were fine, but we will be going elsewhere from now on.
Came on a suggestion of friends. Enjoyed a great meal. Our server extraordinaire, Andrew, offered terrific recommendations that did not disappoint and his service made our meal that much more enjoyable. Fried chicken, duck wings, and short ribs were fantastic. Interesting cocktail list as well.
The shrimp and grits were superb. Would have been a great evening were it not for the initial experience with our service. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our initial waiter had to leave as soon as we arrived. We were then assigned to a female who stopped by maybe once and that was to say she would take over. We waited for well over 35 minutes and still had not received our drinks. Only the initial water. After 40 minutes a waiter named Richard finally saved the evening and arrived with my small plate but not my husband. Was informed we had not received our drinks yet, and he quickly tried to bring them. I had completely finished my small plate by the time the drinks arrived and my husband still hadn’t received his small plate. Fortunately once Richard got involved it all changed and we left reasonably satisfied. Prior to Richard we were planning to simply walk out and consider this the worst ever experience.
Food was good, especially those grits!
My friend and I went for a Christmas Eve meal. The overall restaurant interior is beautifully decorated with good Christmas music. We ordered the mussels and the pork chop. The food is good for the value, but it’s nothing extraordinary. Service Wise, not good. Although it was Xmas eve, we went early around 6 pm and there were lots of empty seats at the restaurant
1) we were first seated at a table with very very sticky surface. We asked the server to clean it up
2) Mussels— we requested additional bread. After 15 mins, the bread arrived and it’s totally unediable, hard as rock. I complained to the server and he only apologized and didn’t offer to replace
3) then the server ignored us for the rest of the meal
In San Diego for a conference and enjoyed a delicious meal at Searsucker. There were several large groups and the place was hoppin'. Our table was ready, service was prompt and the food delicious. The house red wine was recommended, however, we felt it was more a table wine after ordering a bottle - suggest reviewing the ample list for a better selection. Serving staff was happy and helpful and worked in teams. The decor is very nice, hip and all hard surfaces - noisy but not overwhelming (not a good choice if looking for quiet or romance). Great location in the Gaslight Quarter.
Extremely disappointing. They say they want you to come there and chill. NOPE. We were rushed for our order. 2 drinks had to be sent back. One had tonic when we requested soda the other had a substitute vodka (which the bartender took the liberty to change without asking). One meal the blue cheese fish was not edible. They did take the above off the bill but too late in my opinion. No apology nothing. Would absolutely not recommend nor go back
I reserved a table for my seven colleagues, and we had an awesome team dinner! Everybody raved about the food, and we were able to share appetizers and have a really meaningful meal experience together. The menu, from drinks to food, is top notch, and the service is stellar. The ambiance feels very cool and casual, yet also elevated enough for special occasions and memorable experiences. The deep tables and seats are extremely comfortable, but the noisy acoustic space did make it difficult for intimate conversation.
Spacious restaurant - hip and modern vibe. Food was very good - small plates are ample portions. Server was a little bit annoying as he came back to our table to take our order far too frequently (every few minutes( even though we told him we hadn't even looked @ the menu. Didn't detract from the experience though - we'd definitely return. Oh! Dessert -some sort of butter or apple pound cake with ice cream. OMG
Visited San Diego for the weekend. Got a recommendation from a friend. This experience blow me away. The food was to die for. The Chef and Owner KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THERE DOING. Also, our server (Terry) was fabulous. Great energy and very knowledgeable, a true Rock Star! We watched him perfectly manage his entire section like a Boss. He had a group of 8, 2 tops, 4 tops and handled it with pure grace and style. I am definitely going to visit next time I’m in town.
I was there to celebrate my birthday with friends and made sure to write that down on my reservation. It was sad they didn’t even bother to read it and nobody mentioned or wished me happy birthday. I thought a restaurant of that level would pay attention to these details. I didn’t feel welcome and didn’t feel special.
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