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About Searsucker North County/ Del Mar
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, koi pond, a lounge space with comfortable seating and a two lively bar areas. Patrons can watch the action, chat without boundaries and feel as if they’re at a friend’s dinner party rather than a restaurant.
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 Daily Happy Hour.
San Diego, CA 92130
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Mid Day Eats: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Daily Happy Hour: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 4:30pm - close
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Del Mar Heights Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music available during weekend brunch!
Del Mar Highlands Center Parking Lot.
Chef Cesar Oceguera
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Searsucker has a private group dining area that can seat up to 40 guests, a semi-private outdoor table that can seat up to 8, and a wrap around patio and whole venue available for buyouts!
Searsucker North County/ Del Mar Ratings and Reviews
Drinks are good, but kitchen is incredibly slow and food is hit and miss. Servers try to make the most of it and the ambiance is nice, but don't go expecting top notch food or go if you are in a hurry. Have had the same experience the last two times. For the price, should be better.
Cool,funky vibe. Reminded me of Austin where I used to live. Noisy like a bar even in the restaurant area. Food was pretty good but not great. Service was pretty bad. Waited about 20 min at our table until our waitress approached and said, "is someone helping you?". When they brought the food, they brought everything except my wife's main course. 15 min later it shows. They did apologize and offered free dessert. Doubt we'll go back. .
We have previously dined at Searsucker and did not have such a poor experience. They were understaffed and our service seriously suffered. It was not the servers fault he must have had 12 tables! We didn't hear any menu information and our entree's came before our wine or appetizer.
I chose this restaurant not knowing the area. This was close to the hotel we were staying. I took a client here on a Sunday evening. Very quiet but assuming this place just based on SIZE must attract HH and game day crowds.
The food was "ok" . We ordered the chicken lollipops to start ( tasty but overcooked it seemed). I had ahi which was "seared" either I didnt read that on the menu or the server didnt tell me. I like ahi raw or cooked not seared. So might not be flaw of experience. My client had salmon which he said was tasty.
I passed on dessert but he had the butter cake and he LOVED THIS.
server was very attentive.
My husband and I went here for a date night. We had been here before. We eat out often and wanted to do something a little step above. The food was amazing, once you figured out what you were ordering. Very trendy. We sat on the patio with Koi Pond.
Also I don't drink alcohol, so it was nice that they cold make all their specialty cocktails "Minors" for me.
We have eaten at the restaurant once before and were excited to come back. We had a large party and had some issues with the food coming out of the kitchen properly and promptly. However, we did speak with the manager on duty who apologized profusely. When the bill arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find he had given us a generous discount. As we were leaving, he stopped us to apologize again. The food here is very good. We enjoy this restaurant and will definitely be back to give the service another chance.
We participated in San Diego's restaurant week at Searsucker. We came for an early dinner and were seated right next to the koi pond in the covered outdoor patio. My 3 year old joined us and was given food to feed the fish which was a wonderful treat. It's a real challenge to find a great eats restaurant that is also kid friendly. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and gave great suggestions that we thoroughly enjoyed. We will definitely be back.
The squid “sweet heat” is "fried food with sugar" just like at Panda Express and the Shrimp & Avo Ceviche is a tasteless shrimp and avocado salad. If you dream of a ceviche, you will be highly disappointed. This is a cooked shrimp dish, nothing ceviche about it. The chicken "salsa verde" was served without the salsa and the faro/corn/pepper mélange was in fact 90% roasted corn, nothing else. The scallops were appropriately cooked, but at $35 for 3 units, I don't see the value. The pinot noir was served at 75 degrees. When I asked for an ice bucket to cool it for 5 minutes, the waitress looked at me like I was a Martian. The décor is nice and the restaurant offers many dining lounges. For these reasons, I won't be back...
Sorry to say that I won't be back to Searsucker. The menu selection is not extensive and there is not a wide enough variety of foods to choose from. We felt rushed by the bus-persons -- there were four of them around our table and we were only a party of four! No need to make a reservation because the restaurant was nearly empty on a weekend night. The best thing about the night was the wine, but not good enough for a return visit.
We arrived 30 minutes before our reservation. Even though they were busy, we were seated immediately. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. We asked many questions and he had a correct answer for each one.
We had a wide variety of food dishes, mostly from the "smalls" on the menu. The tomato soup+grilled cheese sandwich was by far the favorite. It was enough food to make it an entrée. Our least favorite were the cheese puffers. They were dry and tasted like a cheese-it cracker. Short rib= wonderful!
We are a past of the older crowd scene so we went early - 5:30 PM on a Saturday. Place was nearly empty whne we arrived but the music by Musak was a bit much so we asked for a provate table and were pleasantly seated in the private dining area - perfect for us. Now the ambiance is not going to bowl you over if you want white table clothes and classical music. But the food and service were wonderful so that covers a number of sins.
Tables are barren; chairs are eclectically mixed; decor is, well, different and the view is valet parking. That being said, the receptionist was delightful and very helpdul. The service was wonderful (except for knowing where to put knife & fork) and the food was varied and wonderful. Salads are an unexpected delight. Main courses are a tad small but filling and very tasty. All in all, a very enjoyable dinner.
BTW: when we left (around 7:15) the main room was filled and the bar scene was filling up....so it is a lively place.
I recently took my Mom to brunch at the San Diego location & loved it. While this location is very different, once inside, the vibe was similar & the food equally good. Had dinner with friends who happen to be somewhat difficult to please but the food & service were spot on.
Love the indoor/outdoor bar, very nice touch.
I will never return to this restaurant simply based on the treatment we received from the hostess that was working the night of Mothers Day. She actually rolled her eyes at my mother as we were leaving and told her to have a good evening. This was after she told us there were no reservations available at the time we requested, even though we saw the time available on open table. When we told her this she replied "7pm isn't a convenient time" We still made the reservation through open table and were treated like second class citizens from the moment we walked in the door. To be treated so poorly on what was supposed to be a nice family dinner was very disheartening.
Although we had a reservation we still had to wait for 40 minutes. The hostess said the computer crashed and there were others ahead of us. Service was slow. Coffee was not being filled, food was delicious but eggs were cold. Ambiance was lovely and overall very nice but for $35 a plate, just not all worth it. I was so happy to be there for the occasion but disappointed with service.
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