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Herringbone – La Jolla

4.5
4.5
2663 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Located in the coastal community of La Jolla, Herringbone features a “Fish Meats Field” California Coastal Cuisine menu 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. The coastal charm is achieved through 100-year-old olive trees and maritime-inspired artwork and fixtures; while the cuisine uses market-driven ingredients and a curated wine selection that allows guests to set sail on a unique culinary and social dining experience. Open for Dinner, Oyster Hour, Delivery, and Pick-up.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (702) 715-3753

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Wall Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Live Music offered in our bar/lounge Thurdays-Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. DD

    DwightD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! The drinks were a little weak but it’s La Jolla. Definitely one of my favorite eateries!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was decent but not great.
  3. AP

    AdrianP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat...more lively than quite. Awesome ambience.
  4. LS

    LizS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    A pleasant restaurant, nothing unique on the menu and an incredibly expensive wine list, with very limited selection. Great service, the wait staff are very helpful. A mixed bag - the good was OK, but not very imaginative. The decor is attractive, and pleasant. The ambience - a mix - some screaming children, but overall, they kept the large and noisy parties to the bar area. Did I say the wine prices were ridiculous? BYOB and pay the corkage.
  5. VN

    VegasN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gaven Tran Chef did the good job, he recommend me about the restaurant, reservation,... Decorate impressive. The waitor so nice so friendly and helpful. He is always patientent and checks on us. Great experience for my birthday night. Applause 👏
  6. CW

    CaitW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute and trendy spot. I loved the trees inside. The food was great. We had the ahi poke tacos (very small but yummy), the filet, and the fish and chips. All was great. We also loved our cocktails. Great vibe!
  7. JS

    JaredS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was good. Got the Baja oysters, lobster roll, the NY strip and wood fired brocollini. Wine was expensive between $18-$21 per glass.
  8. MB

    MariaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s perfect! I loved it, I would come back. Service is great
  9. ES

    EricS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Over priced basic food. First and last visit
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service. meals came out fast and was delicious. sea food tower was great
  11. ES

    EdwardS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food and vibe. A little pricey but typical for La Jolla…..
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. The service,food, and vibe was great. I would definitely patron this restaurant again.
  13. JA

    JAke

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Restaurant was very humid Food was the worst by far Ordered chicken entree which was dry and forgettable Ordered the salmon dinner and the tomatoes that came with the dish were fishy and overcooked We also ordered oysters that were not appetizing and the waiter didn’t seem to understand that we didn’t like the meal as a whole
  14. MB

    MiaB

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    great cocktails, pizza pretty good for kids, lobster roll bread could have been a lot better
  15. SI

    SIMONC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too small parking lot! Need outside parking service or Ballet parking.
  16. p

    patrickh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent: food, service, embience…we recommend with no moderation !
  17. S

    Sofi

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was amazing!!!
  18. DL

    DanielaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, very friendly, amazing food. I will definitely come back
  19. N

    Nycfoodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was great. Herringbone has a great ambiance. Restaurant was a little busy so the server wasn’t too attentive but I still had a great time
  20. N

    Nina

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Pretty disappointed with our experience here. We sat on the front patio because we had a service dog with us - no problem. The issue was we sat there for 20 minutes before anyone came to check in or give water although a few employees came out to pet the dog. Once our server did come it took forever between water and getting our drinks. My glass of wine was not very good. Food was fine but not worth the value. At the end of our meal at 8:45pm they had shut the front doors of the restaurant and closed the curtains on the inside so we were sitting outside in the dark. Our table was very disappointed with the service.
  21. WO

    WilliamO

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place however we waited 32 minutes from the time we were seated till our drinks arrived…
  22. RL

    RLG76

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Service was horrendous. On vacation in San Diego and drove to La Jolla for this place - waste of time and waste of gas. No "outdoor" seating, even though website and OpenTable claimed that was a reservation option - just uncomfortable seating near the bar with a retractable roof which was closed and it was close to 80 degrees inside. Waiter disappeared, it took 45 minutes to get one caesar salad, food arrived 30 minutes after that and the order was wrong. Finally we just asked for the check so we could leave and head somewhere else. Manager (maybe b/c he never introduced himself) came over and gave the worst apology I've ever seen and said he'd comp the one glass of wine we had. I generally don't take the time to write bad reviews, but this place needs an overhaul on every aspect of the place. With so many great options in the SD area, try any of them except this place.
  23. JB

    JakeB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Gone down hill. Drinks were mediocre. Wine list is very limited. Had the salmon and it was very over cooked.
  24. CG

    ChrisG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had two experiences: happy hour and dinner. Happy Hour was good, but busy...so the service was slow. Probably took 8-10 minutes before a server visited our table. Smaller beer selection, so I opted for a beer that was decent. Food was great and my wife enjoyed the $1, Happy Hour raw oysters. Dinner was a bit more of an elevated experience. The rear of the restaurant is beautiful. Our server, Damien, was quick, attentive, knowledgable and helpful. I ordered surf n turf. When my New York strip came out well done (I ordered medium rare), Damien noticed and out of great service, refused to let me keep it. He asked me to cut 1/3 of it to keep myself busy while he had another prepared. The next came out rare, but I appreciated the attempt to get it right. My wife's fish n chips were absolutely perfect. The best and most perfectly-breaded fish I've ever had. Drinks were great. Meal for two with a couple of cocktails each, surf-n-turf for me, and fish n chips for her was $275 (before tip).
  25. PT

    PatTD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food at this restaurant was pretty good and the set was great.
  26. CA

    CesarA

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good ambiance, a little hot, great service, good food, I gladly come back
  27. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great but paying $48 for water was a disappointment. Why can’t a fine restaurant like that offer filtered tap? Are they that hard up for money and tips that they have to sell water and not make guests feel safe to drink the tap?
  28. TM

    TheresaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very poor experience. First, our waiter told us that they were out of scallops which we found out wasn't true. Then our waiter quit his job halfway through our dinner (not due to us - lol!). We watched the staff run around trying to figure out what to do but no one came up to us for over 20 minutes. I finally flagged down a waiter and asked and he confirmed that they couldn't find our waiter. After another 10 minutes or so, I flagged down the manager who had passed by our table at least a dozen times and asked him. He was very apologetic and asked if he could bring us more food but by then we were done with dinner. He said he'd bring us a dessert but then we didn't see him for another 10-15 minutes so we left. I think the worst part was that we were lied to about the scallops which is what I wanted to order. Very strange evening to say the least. Everyone was really nice and I felt bad for the staff but as I told the manager - he should have at least stopped by our table and let us know, we would have been understanding of the situation. It was obvious that we were looking around wondering where our waiter was.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    6pm dinner on a Thursday. The ambiance was great, enjoyed the decor. Our server, Emma, was amazing; very friendly, attentive and informative. She seemed knowledge about all the dishes and drinks and made suggestions with sustenance. We had two cocktails, each had a lobster roll, and had a berry tart for dessert. Cocktails were good, tho the old fashioned would benefit from a single large ice cube versus many small ice cubes to avoid being watered down. Lobster roll was just okay, not a ton of flavor and while the large chunks of lobster were appreciated, it made for an awkward eating experience. Best part of the tart was the sorbet on top; the bottom of The tart was incredibly difficult to cut through with our spoons. The tip to the server was the best value proposition of the meal, she certainly earned it.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, incredible food and service
  31. C

    Cinderella

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I had a completely preconceived idea about this place. First off when I made the reservation I had to put down my credit card which I have never had to do before, ever. Second, it states no beach attire, no flip flops, tank tops, etc…. My husband forgot his more formal shoes and wore his slides, and nobody said anything. We also noticed people wearing plain white t shirts and other t shirts. So yeah, not sure why the fuss about no beach wear. The ambiance is very nice, we arrived on time at 7:30. We were sat at a 4 top that was next to a high top and the chair was practically on top of me. When they sat that table the person that was going to sit in that chair moved it to the other side. Should not have a high top next to a regular table. We sat for exactly 22 minutes before we were acknowledged. It took 26 minutes to get some water. We were minutes away from walking out. Finally at 30 minutes we were able to order. I understand it was Saturday night and it was busy, but we had been out the night before at a restaurant that was just as busy and had a much better experience. Two other tables that sat after us got their food and drinks before we did. 👎🏽 So the service needs some upgrades. The food did make up for the service. Starter we had the bone marrow. Excellent. Next we had the burrata salad. Very fresh and good. Main we had the special that night, the branzino, it was excellent. My husband ordered a second drink and so did I, but waiter forgot my drink. I didn’t say anything, decided to go somewhere else for my second drink. This place is okay but I was under impressed overall. Pass.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One awesome dining experience. Special thank you to GM Kyle and Team for accommodating us !
  33. JR

    JuanR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Frankly we where expecting more. We both tried the Lobster Sandwich and it was not excellent. Just Ok on flavor. We also tried the ahi tacos and nothing extraordinarily good. In general average food (overpriced) with normal service. The place is very pretty and the ambiance is nice.
  34. BW

    BetsyW

    Treasure Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all liked what we ordered. I had the pepperoni pizza and it was the best!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent but the service was mediocre at best. We did not see your server for long periods of time. She would disappear and not check in regularly.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner and great service! A1 night
  38. AP

    AlexanderP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This restaurant has really gone downhill. I’ve been here a lot of times and they’ve really fallen off. The menu has contracted to just a few generic options, the quality of service has plummeted, and the overall value proposition has collapsed. The oysters are still good, but everything else (except a couple appetizers) is no longer worth getting. Really disappointed, as this used to be a favorite in La Jolla.
  39. E

    Emwood

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The steak was very good except there were a lot of tendons I had to cut through. A little disappointing for the price. All n All a very good dining experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We made this reservation with great expectations. The mussels were in a light and delicious white wine broth, evunfortunately half of the mussels were unopened and inedible. The aqua ceviche was watery and impossible to share. The mussels came with 3 tiny french bread rounds, additional bread was at a charge. The restaurant was out of pizza at 6:30 and several liquors. The restaurant also overcharged by triple the cost for bourbon.The salads were bland and no better than a bagged grocery store item, the addition of shrimp was very skimpy and plain and flavorless. We tried to speak with a manager which took 5 days and he didn’t have any response other than to ask please come back. Why would we? I even filled in the corporate survey and got no reply. There are so many better restaurants and ones who value their customers.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Herringbone – La Jolla using the Order Online button. Herringbone – La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 715-3753.

Herringbone – La Jolla is rated 4.5 stars by 2663 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Herringbone – La Jolla

7837 Herschel Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wall Street

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music offered in our bar/lounge Thurdays-Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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