3794 30th St, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210432.747186 -117.130359
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm - 11:30pm Fri-Sat: noon - 11:30pm 11am - 11:30pm
Neighborhoods: Western San Diego, Western, North Park
Unforgetable....but I'll try to forget my experience – When they brought my $18 entree my friend asked me if that was going to fill me up. I said NO! For $18. I expected more than an appetizer on my plate. The would not allow me to make a subsitution for a vegetable, so I paid for something I didn't eat, so that made the meal even smaller. The didn't have a clear soda like sprite or 7-up, so I had to have a coke, which is not my preference. The have a small sign as you enter, and if you are not looking for it you miss it, but it reads - "We DO NOT accept tips. But an 18% gratuity is already added to your bill". So tehy do accept tips and you pay 18% even if the service is worth WAY LESS. They should make that note on the menus or at least on the tables. It might explain in advance why thier prices are so HIGH! I will not go back, nor will I refer any one to the Linkery. Small portions, over-priced, poor selection, no substitutions on some items so you leave what you don't want on you rplate and still pay for it. TWO THUMBS DOWN!
Slow food mecca anchors North Park's local dining scene, with an ever-changing lineup of sustainably produced beef, produce and boutique wine and beer. – In Short
In true farm-to-table style, The Linkery's menu reads more like a collection of short stories than a list of dishes. Every piece of meat has a history, salads come with a special local garnish and winemakers usually get a personal visit from the Linkery's owners before their blends make the list. The Linkery first became known for their wide selection of fresh sausages made onsite daily and house-cured meats like bacon and ham. Today, offerings vary from their famous burger with an oozy egg in the middle, to whatever's fresh from a handful of natural meat or poultry farms or local produce growers. Local beers are also carefully considered, with several craft selections available daily.
Really disappointed--guess their previous success has gone to their head! – Clueless hostess, small portions, loud dining room, $4 for 8 oz of Dr. Pepper? and an owner who's attitude was basically, Go somewhere else!
OK I get it, you want to offer, good quality locally grown and raised food. Would it really damage your reputation for you to put some more potatoes on the side of a dish you're charging $19.50? Why would you offer a soft drink that is only available from Texas and charge more for it than you do for beer? And when a paying customer raises some valid points would you choose to ignore all of them and say that there are a lot of other restaurants out there, you should be able to find one that makes you happy?
I wanted to like this neighborhood joint, but never again!
Great local eatery, friendly staff, interesting menu selections – We came here after a day at the Zoo and were pleasantly surprised to find a mellow atmosphere and a menu that had some interesting choices. The BF and I went for the cask beer while the BF's mom tried a lighter amber. Both were great. The Linkery's menu is divided between vegetarian choices, specialty/house favorites, and "market specials" aka new stuff. Two of our party went with the burger (Brandt beef, bacon, gouda cheese, onions, pineapple, beet root, and a fried egg on top. I'm sure I missed something that they threw it but those are the main ingredients) I went with the Cubano. Everyone was happy with the burger, I thought that the Cubano lacked a bit of flavor and could have used more of the spicy plum mustard sauce that came with it. The Linkery is considered a local eatery- the staff is friendly and helpful. The food tasted fresh and while not the "best" that I've had, definitely enjoyable. All in all a great alternative to trying to dine at any of the tourist prone joints at Balboa Park!
Best Kept Secret in Culinary San Diego – The Linkery is the most aggressive eatery in San Diego. Marlies Wasterval, the chef of this two dining room casual bistro is constantly changing up it's dinner menu and implimenting fresh and rare ingredients into her largely successful repertoire. We were in on Sunday and started our meal with their version of artisan PB&J. House made pepita butter and anaheim chile with cranberry jelly on crostini bread. it was delicious! My friend is addicted to the greenbeans that are soaked in ginger soy sauce and grilled over an open fire. She's a vegetarian and we are both happy to see that the linkery is expanding it's vegetarian menu to include such delights as grilled portobello with a rosemary polenta cake and broccoli with a creamy hazelnut sauce. Another of our veggie favorites is the tofu al maiz, grilled tofu, tomato and queso fresco layered in grilled corn tortillas and smothered in roasted tomatillo salsa. If you're like me, and you just cant' get enough protein, try the grilled tasmanian trout! it's covered in roasted corn and red pepper salsa and coupled with avacado mash and lemongrass quinoa. Their specialty is grilled sausage. They typically feature three new sausages every week that you can order stuffed in an artisan roll, along side any of their mains or smothered in cheese laying atop a pile of choucroute. I have not have choucroute this good since frankfurt! I could go on and on about this place as it has become our second home. it's an awesome place to take friends if you want a lowkey friendly environment with greatfood and a brilliant beer and wine selection.
locals only – I love this neighborhood eatery because it's local. the staff is cool -- they remember your name and will always chat with the regulars. It's rarely too crowded, and the website is so cool with all the good foodie info. they have a great beer selection too.
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