WhiskenladleIntriguing cocktail list, "Little Gem" was like a rickey with kumquats - refreshing. Ricotta gnudi -light satisfying with a killer sauce with citrus5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent experience
has gotten a bit pricey, now at the upper end of La Jolla restaurants5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy waitress was great! SheMy waitress was great! She suggested a virgin cocktail for me, when I asked what non-alcoholic drinks they had. But no one brought our table bread until we asked, and no one seemed to notice we had none. Also, there was a man smoking right outside the restaurant most of my dinner, which really affected my enjoyment of the meal. The scallops were well cooked with great flavors, but the scallops themselves smelled a little old. Overall a fantastic meal, but a few things kept it from being outstanding.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood BrunchMy husband and I took my mom and stepfather here for brunch the day before mother's day. This was an awesome place. We each got something different and we were all very pleased in our dishes. The food was very fresh tasting. I got the chilaquiles, my husband got the quiche, and my mom and stepfather each got the 3 egg breakfast.
The service was great also. The waiter was very helpful and nice. I am a light eater and the restaurant host even came over to make sure my food was ok, because I had stopped eating and had half left on my plate. It made me happy that they care about their customers.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great spot to grabAlways a great spot to grab brunch with friends or wine-and-dine a special someone... Awesome food, locally sourced, with unique style and flavors. Ambience is intimate, but open and makes for a great place to have a conversation among friends.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery knowledgable waitstaff.Very knowledgable waitstaff. Food was excellent and the house special drinks (we had red sangria and a little gem) were very well put together!
Every course was delicious but we capped off the night with their ice cream sandwiches which turned out to be the most unexpected bites of awesome I'd had in a dessert in a long time. Very refreshing and innovative flavors throughout the meal!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favoriteWhat a great find!!! Food prepared perfectly. Ambience,decor, staff,menu....I will definitely go back and recommend to my family and friends.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery impressed. Good freshVery impressed. Good fresh food and good service, had a good vibe, will return!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the Best! Always Fresh!The menu is always changing. The chef is always keeping it fresh. Seriously ... this place is amazing. I had food that made my trip to San Diego! La Jolla is better because of this establishment. Try their incredible mixed drinks! Try their starters! Try it all. Blow it out. I can't wait to get back to the West coast!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined there severalI have dined there several times and it has always met expectations. Very good food, mostly from local area.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect score!Amazing experience. Great tasting food and over the top customer service. When our waitress was busy taking care of another table, another waitress stepped up to provide assistance without us even asking.
When ordering, someone in our party incorrectly ordered. When the food came out, we let them that it was our mistake but they apologized to us while taking the correct order. The manager came over and insisted that we try the incorrectly ordered dish anyways while we waited and did not charge us for it.
Also spoke with them regarding their monthly Supper Club and private dining room, which was very intimate (seats 8-12). Whisknladle is on the short list for our next group dinner plans.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience!We had a great experience! The food was innovative and delicious.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the stop. We don'tWell worth the stop. We don't live in La Jolla and struggled finding restaurants we really liked. This place fits what we are looking for. An emphasis on creative food, not formal,fun but you can still take your kids to and not feel like you are ruining it for everyone else.
Could use a few more beers on tap.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis hands down my favoriteThis hands down my favorite San Diego dining spot. The seasonal menu is ever changing with locally sourced produce, meat and fish. I am always astonished at the ingenious menu selections. The service is top drawer. Try it, you'll like it.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite place with outstandingA favorite place with outstanding menu. My young kids love this place. Consider us regulars all the way from NJ.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWe we were in La Jolla (my wife (vegetarian), 12 year old, 8 year old, and me) and wanted to splurge on a nice dinner. Nice setting. My wife and I each had wonderful cocktails. We then split a Charcuterie and cheese plate- delicious and a generous amount. Then we had crispy pigs ear and cooked asparagus with cheese, breadcrumbs, and a fried egg. Dinner was stuffed pork chops, flank steak, and gnocchi. There was not a single dish that didn't wow us. The server suggested spreading out the dishes over three courses, which enhanced our experience. The service was excellent, relaxed, and friend. No kids menu, but they would have made pasta butter. We decided to share our "real" dishes instead. spendy, but worth it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways one of my favorites:)Always one of my favorites:) Didnt order the chilaquiles this time although I could smell them from the next table. Ordered the apsparagus dish and was to die for!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent farm to table restaurant.We had a wonderful experience here. The food is farm to table and is exceptional. The arugula salad was delicious as was the corvina. The sauce was delicate and very tasty. The atmosphere was great and the service was very good. We will definitely go there again when we are in la jolly3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding! Food is exceptionalOutstanding! Food is exceptional and the cocktails delightful and original!!! LOVED it!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNEVER a let-downALWAYS AMAZING! A group of 4 of us went there. We wanted to share everything we ordered. Without even needing to ask us, the server (I regrettably do not remember her name) set up our order so that the dishes came out one at a time so we had plenty of space at our table and we could enjoy every dish at our own pace. My boyfriend and I have been to WhisknLadle twice and all their Prep Kitchens multiple times with different group sizes and at different times. They have NEVER disappointed. I think the service gets better and better every time. The food is ALWAYS delicious, even the ones that do not sound appetizing (like bone marrow). The drinks are amazing (London is Burning.....YUM!)! This is our go-to place.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to WhiskNLadle. We had tried out the Prep Kitchen in Little Italy and once we learned that these restaurants are 'related' we thought we'd give this one a try as well. We had a good experience. The service was good, the food was good, the overall experience was good. With that said I do think, given these two experiences, I prefer the Prep Kitchen in Little Italy. I liked the vibe there more. Either way, you can't really go wrong with either restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great DateFood was fantastic. Great for sharing and trying various menu items. Our server, Bobby, was on point. He read where we wanted to go with our meal after we ordered our first dish and made great wine and food recommendations from then on. Amazing experience, will definitely be back3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM