Chef Brian Malarkey

Chef Brian Malarkey has created more than a dozen wildly successful restaurants across the United States including Herb & Wood, his newest concept in San Diego’s buzzing gastronomic neighborhood of Little Italy, which Zagat named one of 2016’s biggest restaurant openings and the San Diego Union-Tribune is calling, “the most thoughtful, exquisitely executed, stylish restaurant of the year.” Malarkey’s other restaurants, under the management of Hakkasan Group — an international hospitality company — include Searsucker (San Diego, Del Mar, Austin, Las Vegas) and Herringbone (La Jolla, Santa Monica, Las Vegas). He is also the partner/operator of three healthy, fast-service restaurants in San Diego named Green Acre, and Farmer & The Seahorse and chef/partner of Herb & Eatery, a market and cafe, connected to Herb & Wood. He is a judge on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, makes regular appearances on the Today Show, and was a Top Chef finalist and a winning mentor on ABC’s The Taste.


Herb & Wood

A timeless, sought-after dining escape that features seasonal California and Mediterranean wood-fired dishes in a space that combines the elegance of the 1920s with an industrial-feel.

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Herb & Eatery

A chef’s market and cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, gourmet prepared foods and a selection of housemade specialties like breads, pastas, jams, ice creams and pastries.

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Herringbone

Features “Fish Meats Field” coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats. Filled with a sense of nautical whimsy, Herringbone’s innovative design creates a fresh, contemporary atmosphere of easy Southern California beach living.

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Searsucker

Embodies the social dining experience by encouraging guests to come early and stay late. The menus are both serious and fun, with creative twists on New American Classics.

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Green Acre

A healthy, quick-service eatery with ever changing seasonal dishes using ingredients from their onsite organic garden. Features 20,000 SF of distinctive indoor/outdoor meetings and events space.

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Farmer & The Seahorse

Tucked into San Diego’s Life Science hub the full-service restaurant is inspired by the bounty produced by local farmers and the freshest catch from the Pacific coastal waters. Breakfast, lunch, happy hour private event and meting space.

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