Herringbone – La Jolla

4.5
2485 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We are now accepting reservations nightly at 4pm Wednesday-Saturday and from 10am on Sundays. Due to recent government mandates, our seating capacity is limited for both Indoor and Outdoor seating. All guests must be present to be seated and masks are required until seated at your table.

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, fish net draping, 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, Sunday Brunch, Delivery, and Pick-up.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2485 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Too noisy inside but no heaters outside. Disjointed service and so-so food. The cocktails and wine were good.

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vipSarahJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience5

We love this restaurant but this time the food was just bad!
We got grilled octopus- wasn’t done well at all
Fish and chips: bad
Chicken was good but the sides were bad.
Oysters were okay
Muscles were way too spicy!
And the service was very late! Very disappointing because this used to be one of our favorite restaurants!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Ashley was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! The hostesses were very friendly and accommodating when we added two people to our reservation.

Our waitress was very knowledgeable and prompt with our drinks, ordering etc.

The appetizers were fantastic. The IPA mussels were my personal favorite. Over all highly recommend

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Melanie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our wedding anniversary, and we had a wonderful time! The food was absolutely delicious, and we loved the drinks also. Highly recommend the mussels, west coast oysters and lychee martini.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was the worst I’ve had in years. Thankfully there were food runners because our server may not have ever come back to our table .

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NatalyaG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We booked a table for a date night. The place looked nice and not too loud! .
We were excited for the food and thought that the choices were great, but... the flavors were not to our expectations. We ordered a seafood tower( smaller size) and it tasted ok but not great..
For main meal we ordered seabass and both felt like the dish was oversalted.. We paired it with wine which we liked a lot and our cocktails also were delicious.
Overall id give this place 4 stars bc of all the pluses. But for 260$ I would like to enjoy my meal a bit better.
Waiter was attentive and not bugging us too much and ambiance was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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skiergirl88
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, hip decor in this featuring. Service was very friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were delicious!

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HaraldB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my date at Herringbone. We will be back soon.

MH
MarkH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic oysters. Really nice place to have a drink, poke tacos were delicious too. We’ll be back.

DF
DaveF
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Good bar service, BUT $1 oyster special looked good, but there were pieces of the shell left in 2 of my 6 oysters.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

40th Wedding Anniversary.

R
vipRobert
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social media was correct as it described Herringbone as best in La Jolla. Food was great, venue is way cool and the staff so dry and professional. Highly recommend it and will be back every time we travel to the area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great food but extremely slow for a non busy day at all also missing a lot of little things on our orders

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad service, food was late and burned!

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SamW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience for NYE! Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a last minute decision to go out for NYE dinner. We were surprised but happy we could get a table on short notice. We chose a time that was the pre fixe service. We’ve had others at good restaurants and have been ok with the food. Not usually as good, though. From the cocktail through all of the courses we were pleased with everything. It was all fantastic!! Such a wonderful way to start the new year. The food, staff, and setting were perfect. 😊🥂

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Ladd
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing!! Great spot to start our NYE!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't have asked for a better last get together dinner setting for my last meal in SoCal. My friend and I had a wonderful time. The staff was extremely professional and attentive. The food and entire atmosphere was spectacular. Great selection of some as well.

MA
MisterA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for intimate or large group dining. Food was very good and service was just as good.

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Lili
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Came here for dinner and had a fantastic experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. The salmon entree was amazing! The service was top notch and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We loved how beautiful the restaurant was decorated for Christmas! You have to try the coconut creme brûlée!

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Thanos
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple the best!!

MM
vipMarkM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was perfect. The one complaint I have is we ordered oysters during happy hour but we paid the full menu price. Luckily the oysters were delicious.

RS
RolandS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was great, someone came within 2 minutes and brought us water, asked if we wanted a drink and an appetizer. The food we ordered was amazingly delicious. Karry our waiter came regularly to check on us if everything was good and if we wanted something else.

JB
JenB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, yummy food, and the service was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Birthday celebration!!!!! And they are very nice about it . Thank you

SM
vipScottM
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot with great food and cocktails and a big-city feel in sleepy La Jolla.

JS
vipJayS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun and vibrant Happy Hour . Good food music and service

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Nope
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Service and food are always wonderful. However, it smelled gawd awful in the entire restaurant especially by the bahrooms this last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waited a little over 45min for our meal but other than that food was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s 70th birthday!

J
Jordan
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

First, it was absolutely FREEZING in there. We ate with our coats on the entire time.

Second, I made a reservation for 5:30 so we could take advantage of HH 4-6. They seated us in the back and told us HH was only available in the front, but there was a buyout so we couldn't sit up there. I said I made the reservation that early specifically for HH. So they said they'd move us. We waited maybe 15 minutes, no one moved us and people kept walking past us, it was quite awkward. Then finally the server asked if we wanted something to drink "while we waited" to move tables. So we ordered regular priced drinks ($19 for a glass of wine!) and then IMMEDIATELY, I mean immediately, like they came within seconds of each other, when our regular priced drinks were ordered they brought us the HH menu and let us order from it and stayed at that same table. We ended up ordering a few things from the HH menu and a few things from the regular menu but dang it was a totally bizarre evening. It was not a good experience and I would not go back, HH or not. The trees in there are pretty cool though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is the third time for Herringbone, and each time was a positive experience in a fabulous setting. Didn’t get 5 stars for service because I had to ask more than once for bread, but that is really no big deal.
Love that they take reservations for happy hour and get its to ensure safe social distancing during Covid, but hope they keep it.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was horrible. It’s so sad because the ambiance is perfection. they were out of all red meat and 2 fish options on a Saturday night for an 8 PM reservation. We decided to go with a burger and pizza. The burger was ordered medium, and it came out burnt like a hockey puck. I couldn’t believe a chef would even let something go out of the kitchen like that. The pizza was mediocre at best. You could have blind folded me with this and Pizza Hut and I’m not sure if I could tell the difference. So disappointing for the price and the location.

ML
MelanieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, very pretty. Food was very good, only wish was that the sides were slightly bigger portions (a little on the small side for 3 people).

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. I forgot our waiters name but we felt very accommodated. Thank you Herringbone

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You can order delivery directly from Herringbone – La Jolla using the Order Online button. Herringbone – La Jolla also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. 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 2485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.