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About The Lion's Share
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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Wild Game, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 4:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Most guests find it easier to park on G street or Pacific Highway.
Located next to the Seaport Village Trolley Stop
Chef Scott Mickelson
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Lion's Share Ratings and Reviews
Amazing drinks and great ambiance. Did not like how they kick you out of the table because there is another reservation booked. Our party was not done ordering. We actually skipped dessert because they were only giving us 15 minutes to order, eat it and pay. Best to just get a spot at the bar so the staff can leave you alone.
We are neighborhood regulars at Lion's Share. Service is always excellent thanks to Lauren, Josh, and Kayley. And they are always happy to accommodate our pesky requests for our meal (everything on the side, etc.). Meggan is a great hostess who tries to give us the table(s) we request! Great restaurant! Connie Madden
Just dropped in on a recommendation. Claim to fame is the craft cocktails. So yes, they do have craft cocktails, but I am not necessarily a fan. The atmosphere was nice and the service was fine. However, I have been to craft cocktail establishments and this is just not as good in my opinion. If in the area, I may try it again to see if some of their other drinks were better but the ones that we had were just ok and not distinguishable.
The lion share came highly recommended from a friend of ours who knows my husband in particular, likes to try interesting proteins. He's also a big salad guy. We ordered the gem salad I believe it was grilled and flavors were good. The bison tartar was my fave. Rabbit pie was really an empanada...was ok. We should have ordered the sausage board instead...next time! We'll definitely b back. Killer cocktails. Great staff. We r sit at the bar types but I opted to reserve a table as it was a special occasion. Next time will be at the bar.
There was a wine tasting in the front dining area, so when we showed up with a party of 5, we were sat in the bar area by the bathrooms. It was really too loud and people standing around the bar kept bumping into us. Maybe don't take reservations over an event like this.
We thought it would be interesting to try antelope, boar, etc for happy hour prices. Inside was quite dark with all sorts of animal-themed paintings. The place was crowded and noisy partly because a Padres game was soon to start, but it was also extremely loud right by the bar as drinks were being made - almost had to shout to be heard. The service was excellent- our waiter came and asked if we wanted anything else before happy hour ended and was similarly attentive throughout the meal. Food was wirth trying because of happy hour prices. Prefer quieter places for a date, maybe at a different time of day, it would have been better.
I made reservations for a double date night Friday at Loin's Share because I knew my friends would enjoy the ambiance. The food and service was excellent, as always! Maria was our server and she nailed the drink recommendations. She was friendly, energetic and always checked in to make sure everything was on point.
I'm also a fan of the food. The deviled eggs were outstanding as were the rabbit pie and quail fried chicken. I can't wait to go back!
Such a creative menu that spotlights meals many other places do not offer. From Rabbit to Quail, the food was outstanding. The cocktails were also really good. Our service was spot on. She was timely, attentive & not overbearing. The atmosphere is dark in the back & bright up front near the windows. Small area, but I would definitely come back again.
Located near Manchester Hyatt San Diego and the Convention Center, we were attracted by the wild game-oriented menu. The restaurant has an animal theme, where humans and game animals are in various states of friendly and adversary relationships as depicted by the numerous paintings and décor. Being a lion’s den, the furniture could have been a bit more plush than the metal chairs without cushion. Having reservation, we were promptly seated by an attentive hostess. They have interesting menu – deviled eggs, foie gras, bison tartare, antelope sliders, wild boar Bolognese, elk loin steak, etc. Per review recommendations, wife and I shared the deviled eggs, fois gras, antelope sliders, pork belly and sliced raw fish, all small dishes. The fois gras and antelope sliders were outstanding. The sliced raw fish was excellent, the pork belly and deviled eggs were good.. I also tried their cucumber gimlet, which had a rather unique (pleasant) taste. Overall, an interesting restaurant worth a visit if you like wild game-oriented menu and setting.
Livingjust around the corner . We eat at Lions Share 1-2 times a month and it's always a delight - josh and team directed us to new items on the menu and they were fantastic . Hip atmosphere, great craft cocktails,
Sophisticated entrees skillfully prepared and excellent service makes lion share a unique and must go location for
A great experience.
Lion's Share is a fun place! It's small and crowded and loud, but that is part of the fun. The ambiance is just so cool and make it worth going there once.
The servers are friendly, helpful, and know the menu. The problem is the food itself. Although it's a creative and exciting menu, the food basically lacks flavor . The server knows the menu, but doesn't explain the food well.
Ex: Boar's sausage with fries and cheese.
It ISN'T boar's sausage with fries and cheese. It's fries, with cheese mixed with very small parts of boar's sausage like a gravy. We were really disappointed and when we told our server, she acted as if we should have known.......hmmm......
The deviled eggs, again, have NO flavor!! There are four on the board, all the same with a different topping on each.
We ordered several items and the only item we would order again is the lavender bread pudding. It was incredible!!
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