Herringbone – La Jolla

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Herringbone features California coastal cuisine with an emphasis on line-caught seafood and high-quality meats. 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. Filled nautical whimsy, Herringbone’s innovative design creates a fresh, contemporary atmosphere of easy Southern California beach living.
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the new year and enjoy our NYE Prix Fixe offering of our classics served alongside seasonal specials. Cheers to the new year with a glass of champagne and dine on the most delectable Californian coastal cuisine. $95 Per Person, beginning at 5pm. Price does not include tax and gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2000 People Are Saying
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4.3
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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The quality of the meal was very poor and the taste of both of our meals was bland. I paid over $100 for meals that I wouldn’t be happy purchasing for $10.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, courteous waiters and delicious food!

WX
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think it is quite a bit over priced. so, if you dont mind about $$$, go for it.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My drink (old fashioned) was quite good. I split the buffalo octopus and although a fairly small portion, it was quite tasty. Unfortunately, the night peaked early. For my main dish, I ordered the bass. The waitress offered (prior to taking my order) that the fish portions were 6-7oz. However, it would be a stretch to call that 4 oz. And unfortunately, the rest of the plate was as under seasoned as the bass. I had high hopes for the place and did enjoy the ambiance. But the food is why I came and would consider returning, and that was a miss.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ok food. Not a lot of value. Small portions, mediocre quality of food/cooking. Service was great

L
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, amazing food, and great service! Had a wonderful time.

KH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Appetizers were awesome, waiter was helpful and friendly, took about 30 minutes to get a drink 41 dollar bass had no flavor.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks were okay, but overall it was a great experience

TJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ....as always, the whole fish, the crab rice, the steak, the prosciutto & fig flat bread....and the milk and cookies

Oh, and the service was amazing!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The staff was a little overwhelmed- we had to keep asking for drinks and water. The food was good. Have been there many of times.

OT
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure to try this La Jolla location for Happy Hour. The service and food was equally good as the ones in Waikiki. We had the oysters on the Half shell and were very impressed on how the East Coast
Oysters (PEI salty) were as well served and fresh as the West Coasts ones (creamier and sweeter). Also, you must have the Fried Brussels sprouts, they are so tasty!

L
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food, service and decor. Highly recommend.

E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We went for an anniversary dinner. Food was fabulous, waitress was friendly, but only after a long delay for the food to come (and someone elses food being put on our table) we flagged her down and were told that there "were new people in the kitchen" as the reason for the wait. Assuming the reason was true, a simple heads up to the situation would have reduced our disappointment with the experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The ambiance is great. The menu is very very conventional and very expensive . The tuna carpaccio was so spicy that all my mouth was burning even ten minutes after I finished the dish...

The restaurant looks good, the food is ok but nothing exceptional and at that price it is not a good choice

RW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The singer is amazing! Food is good but a little expensive.

RW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

This was my first time going to brunch at Herringbone. Unfortunately the service was extremely slow and it took 2 hours just for the food to come out after we ordered. I really like the food and atmosphere of the restaurant but the service could be improved.

G
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Last evening at La Jolla and a perfect dinner with a starter of a dozen oysters. Fish was well grilled. Live music from Bar was a little bit too loud hearable in the restaurant.
Best place for a romantic dinner

b
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The service person couldn’t stop complaining about her children, which I understand but venting to a customer is not the right venue. Not sure how to accommodate that when trying to enjoy a night out.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our return visit, always a lovely meal.

I
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance is fabulous with twinkle lights scattered around in both the bar and main dining room. The service was also excellent - our server Miles was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. I did not enjoy the whole red snapper entree, however. It was deep fried a little too long, with too crispy of an outside, and was hard to eat with all the bones. The flesh was good, though a little bland. It was served atop a sauce that we couldn’t figure out. Unremarkable, overall, but a large portion to share. We had a prosciutto and pear salad that was good. All in all, the ambiance made the experience good, and I would give it another try.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time when we come here! Food is consistent and delicious. Also I have celiac and they are very accommodating with gluten free!

M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. The food was honestly a little disappointing - pretty mediocre. The brussel sprouts were great. The tuna tartare was the only thing we had that was just not good.

F
Des Moines
41 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal! One of the best.

KS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was a letdown. Service and ambiance are good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive aesthetics and atmosphere inside of the restaurant. The food was great and service was excellent

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Service was very rushed
Sea Bass for $41 very small

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We went to herringbone in La Jolla for lunch for my husbands birthday and food wasn’t what I was expecting, I ordered a lobster roll, and honestly y didn’t enjoy their version of a lobster roll, no dressing nor seasoning, just a tiny roll, the rosemary potatoes it came with where vey dry, the ceviche was under seasoned, good presentation though and my kids really liked the flatbread.
Not impressed not satisfied with my experience, also very slow service.

W
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. We loved the space and open-air feel to the space.

G
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time there. The service was great and do was the food. We will definitely be back again

H
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy coming to this place. We tried the upsidedown cake for dessert... definitely NOT for sharing.... won't even be enough for your "teacup" size dog...Yes it was TIIIIIIINY! not really anything to write home about and woudn't even mind the $12 price tag but come on!!! the "scoop" of ice cream would all melt in ONE minute because it's that TINY of a scoop! We ended up walking to Haagen daz a couple of blocks away for some REAL dessert!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great accommodations for a group 12 deep. Would go again:)

JD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It’s fine. Good. Not awesome. Expensive

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From NJ, visiting our son. We eat here every time we come out. Love the ambiance and the food.

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful spot great dinner and decor

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional ambiance - Even better service and Exquisite food

SS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The place was empty and the servers were no where to be found. Food was pretty good, but it took forever. Not what I remember of Herringbone.

SS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service for our anniversary, the waiter was awesome and comped is a nice dessert. We’ve been several times and are always most pleased with the tremensyfood and decor. A must visit spot!!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great atmosphere fun place for a night out

RG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, first time at Herringbone and I was impressed. The Wednesday special Lobster roll and wine was the best, and the server and staff were so friendly. Great energy, ambiance and atmosphere. Definitely going to be a recurring visitor.

J
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Two tables occupied at lunch. Took nearly an hour for omelette and salad. Food so salty It burned my throat but didn’t send it back because of the time