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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.