The Lion's Share (American)

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629 Kettner Bvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 564-6924

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Reviewed on 5/5/2012


I've heard great things about The Lion's Share, and late on a nostalgic Friday night with old friends back in town, the time was right to give it a try. The atmosphere is neo-hipster, with a vibrant energy and great eye-candy in the form of a haunting array of wall art. But let's get to the food.

The menu is intriguing, to say the least, packed with dishes featuring wild game. Even though I've been eating smaller portions lately, I couldn't resist the antelope sliders followed by the hanger steak. The sliders were good, but I didn't really get a sense of what antelope tasted like. There was a lot of bun, cheese and sauce getting in the way. Perhaps that was by design. Next up was the hanger steak. I have to say, this was a bit disappointing. The steak was a bit tough, and the potatoes were smothered in a non-complimentary sauce. Loved the vegetables, though.

The highlight of the night was not ordered by me, but needs to be mentioned. The sausage sampler was excellent, containing exotic links of pheasant, elk, and duck with bacon (this one was amazing). I can also highly recommend the fries. The wild-style burger was good, and had some intriguing flavor notes, but at $20 buckaroos, wasn't a very good value.

The service was super slow, but friendly enough. Their late-night menu doesn't have all the dishes, so bear that in mind. The wine was good..we went with a bottle of the Clos La Coutale, Malbec. I'll be back, if for no other reason, for another stab at that sausage plate.


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