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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, Happy Hour and Late Night.
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Late Night Menu:
Friday & Saturday: 11pm - 1am
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 Chris Gerwig
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, 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
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.
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.
This place is def. over hyped. The waitress we had really sucked. She barely checked on us and when she finally did come instead of delivering our drinks she went and talked to her co-worker first. The bus boy was way more efficient then her. Biscuits were very dry. I was very disappointed with the Duck Pot Pie which I was looking forward too because it was very soupy and had no flavor.
Unfortunately we got a server who was not the friendliest. She was very dull. She greeted us asked us what we wanted to drink and was off, came back with drinks ask for our food orders, there was no small talk. She did not try to interact or connect with us in any way. She came to us simply to take drink and food orders. We asked for a new server who was amazing! Friendly, outgoing, and bubbly! The manager also went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied after finding out we were not fond of our server. Food was amazing, atmosphere is upbeat, and location is perfect!
We had a party of 11 for my "last day" lunch. Our server, Robert, was one of the most helpful servers I've encountered. He was well educated on the menu and happy to give us any info we needed! The food was superb (try the Brussels sprouts...), cocktails were tasty (Jalaberry Strawpeno is on point) and we had awesome service! It was perfect.
Went w/two friends. 7:30pm. Ordered biscuits to share. 10' later: "we're out of biscuits". (How long does it take to make biscuits?). Two fish choices: "Black and blue" and catch of the day. My friend orders B&B, I order the Catch of the day. We get the same entrees brought to our table. Server then tries to tell me the B&B IS the catch of the day. Desserts were good. Selection of beers good. But when charged a pretty penny, I expect better service.
The noise level is ridiculous. We all left with scratchy throats from yelling so much. Food was mediocre. I had the duck pony pie. The amount of duck was miniscule and the gravy totally eradicated any duck flavor. No reason I can recommend this place to anybody.
Everything we ordered was delicious. We went with the waiter's recommendations for two small plates and each got an entree also. It was more than enough food for two people and we did end up taking some home. We are definitely game to go back the next time we are in the area. Loved the kitschy decor as well.
Overall it was a GREAT time! I was celebrating a birthday with good friends and this is a great spot to do that. Service was good without being too intrusive and the server's menu knowledge was on point and I wound up taking all his recommendations. The only thing that was a miss was the sides came out luke warm at best, even after they came back after being sent back. I sent them back again and asked that they get heated in a pan which they did and they were fine after that.
The octopus was tasty. The outside dining area was great for people watching in the gas lamp. However, our waitress was not very attentive. Our food was delivered by the busses and we were almost done with our meal and she finally came back. She asked my boyfriend how was the scallops and we already done. Not impressed with the food and value. Had the ny steak which was cooked medium and I requested medium rare. One potato? We spent $135 before tip and felt a little ripped off.
Overall disappointing. Flavors were definitely off- bass tasted like smelly vinegar, fried chicken breading had no flavor, steak was tough. The waiter was very busy but he tried, so the service was better than the food. Took a long time to be seated even with reservations. Not a place to go to if you want really great food/flavors.
We were visiting town from Western Canada and playing some golf and seeing the sights. Searsucker was in a great location in the GasLamp district and it lived up to the great reviews I had read. We ordered way too much food as the entrees dishes are substantial but we spent a good chunk of our time loading up on the small plates. I would recommend the Tomahawk steak to share amongst several hungry men but be prepared to wait the full 60 minutes for it to cook. For the small plates we tried the Octopus, pork belly and duck wings, all of which were excellent.
If I'm back in San Diego I will be back, no question.
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