The Lion's Share

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
715 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Wild Game
In addition to modern American fare, The Lion's Share features exotic meats seldom found in other restaurants. The menu pairs well with an interesting wine list focused around small production wineries.

Last, but not least, they offer hand-crafted cocktails considered amongst the best in the city in an eclectic atmosphere with a friendly staff.
What 715 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktail list! The rabbit hand pie was very yummy. We also enjoyed the sausage board. The bread pudding was excellent and large enough to share. Looking forward to going back on our next visit.

S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, cocktails, service and atmosphere! David was great! Will definitely be back!

B
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour menu and options. Perfect place to grab drinks before a show.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was so loud in the restaurant that our waiter couldn’t even hear our order clearly. That caused him to miss one of the appetizers we requested so that didn’t come until after our entrées were served. My voice is horse today for having to yell for my date to hear me! Food was good but not exceptional. Cocktails were top notch though!

M
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Bit too noisy place, but the food was excellent and tasty!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

b
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing as always! Such great cocktails and food!

N
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food was outstanding and service was great!

BJ
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lion’s Share is unique in the decor as well as the food and drink menu. I have been visiting regularly for the past three years, and have never had a bad meal or experience. They also change the menu on a regular basis to keep the experience fresh. I recommend to all my friends, family and business associates that no matter the occasion LS is a great fit.

d
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent inventive cocktails with unique and housemade ingredients. All food selections were well prepared and offered an opportunity to try exotic game meats. An additional non-meat (vegetarian or seafood) dish would have been appreciated. We would definitely return if we lived here.

SW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was incredible.

HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We try to go almost every time we're in San Diego

A
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The hostess were sweethearts. We never got a chance to eat there because our female server was so rude right from the get go bc we asked for a drink right away since we had a long day.We finally got only my first drink. We had to flag her down after another 15 min for my fiance's first drink. We waited about 20 min for the 2nd drink and never got it. We were starving and hungry so I put a 20 dollar bill on the table for the 1st and only drink we ever got and walked out. I do not go to restaurants after a long week at work to catch attitude from a waitress. I come to have a nice fun experience. This is the first bad review I've given any place. I highly suggest they train the servers to not ruin the customer experience. Would never step in that place again

NR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool concept! Service was great, cocktails are on point and my chicken just fell off the bone.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Pricey than most but you dont get this kind of food for cheap. Unique and fun atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and delicious food!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great eclectic menu

SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience for the whole party. The service was perfect. The food was wonderful!

AL
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our food was good- we got an appetizer and two share plates. We really enjoyed the shoshito peppers, and it was a large portion. And the camel tacos were delicious as well! They had mocktails which was appreciated as a pregnant woman! My husband enjoyed his cocktail too. It was extremely loud and hard to hear each other or have a conversation. I would recommend it more for a bar setting than for a date night (if you want to speak to one another without shouting).

c
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lion's Share is always one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Our server on Wednesday was Maria, and she was exceptional! Thanks for another great meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, even better ambiance! Elk loin was delicious.

DZ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the ambiance, it's dark with neat animal art. We tried the camel tacos, antelope sliders, elk and boar bolognese. Everything was very good.

BH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic, funky and fun! Quirky, but really chill atmosphere, interesting, tasty food, What's to not like?

SF
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lion's Share is an intimate, dark restaurant located near the harbor, close to the large waterfront hotels. Rather than do full plates, my husband and I decided to try a few small plates We had a roasted corn and poblano bisque, tuna tartare with beignets, antelope sliders and bison carpaccio with arugula, rye crumbs and parmesan. Everything was FANTASTIC. I had a delicious bourbon and aperol cocktail to start, then a gorgeous glass of a red blend. Service was great as well. Highly recommend!

ST
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciated our polite waiter Josh. He was so kind and even made sure to make my boyfriends day special as it was his birthday. We got a free mouse. I didn't even have to remind them. I love the lions share.

8
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service.

HL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great experience at this place. The food is always tasty and the cocktails (although expensive) are delicious. Oddly their burger is one of the best burgers in San Diego but I suggest trying the entire menu.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Son going back to college for the Fall.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic happy hour drinks and appetizers. Perfect burgers. Favorites are the arugula salad, tuna tartare, smoked pork belly, and deviled eggs.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday and they surprised us with a free dessert of mousse with a candle. It was amazing! Food was so good

AM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, this place was lovely. The food was delicious and the service was great. If you are feeling a bit daring, this place is the right place.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely a place I hit every time I'm in San Diego.

d
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is unique. Good grub and friendly people. Happy hour is a good deal. Make reservations because this place is always poppin!

DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great shareable small plates, less typical proteins (antelope, elk, boar, bison), and imaginative and expertly crafted cocktails- what’s not to like? Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place in the Gaslamp!

SB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful, had excellent recommendations! Fun place, & our out of towners loved it!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Wanted to get an extra seat for a latecomer to our party. The table clearly had room. Answer was no ...and I did talk to the manager that night. So we left, we were starving after a long day but I thought it was ridiculous -i used to like going there but I just can’t anymore

BH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is just steps from Harbor Dr and it is phenomenal. From the craft cocktails to the sausage board to the elk loin. You will not be disappointed. We make this a part of our visit each year.

i
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The bar height seating was painful after 15 min. Our party was wishing for other seats , or a cushion and back rest .
Our server was amazing ! She was serving the entire resturant, and doing a great job .... food was perfect !

LM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lion's Share has a very interesting and well executed food options. The drink servers are very knowledgeable as well. Go when you are hungry and plan to share.

1
2
3
18