Searsucker is a highly hyped restaurant that has received rave reviews from the local critics. Therefore, I greatly anticipated the experience. My son and his wife, "foodies" from Washington, D.C., were in town, and I wanted them to appreciate the best of San Diego dining. To make a long story short, Searsucker was a major disappointment. They first wanted to seat us in a tall table with flimsy, weak-backed chairs - not the best for a "mature" woman as myself. Being a Monday night, the place wasn't very busy, so we asked for better seating, which was provided (with a smile). The waitress was quite nice, and patiently explained the menu items. However, she - and every other staff member - seldom made an appearance during the meal, except to deliver the food. Most of the staff were talking and "hanging out," rather than paying attention to the guests (unless, of course, you were one of the friends they were hanging with). The food was clever, but unexceptional. The duck, in particular, was a major disappointment, having recently had a wonderful duck dish at it's sister restaurant, "Burlap." The fish dishes were boring, although the "face" of the restaurant, Brian Malarkey, is a famous seafood chef. The check, however, was one that you would get at a high-end restaurant. I wouldn't have minded, if the experience lived up to it's price. Save your money - there's plenty of other choices in the Gaslamp, or near-by Little Italy.