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Herringbone – La Jolla

4.4
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$31 to $50
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Californian
We are delighted to announce that our restaurant has reopened, but due to recent government mandates our seating capacity is limited to our outdoor dining area only. Limited reservations available. We are also offering pickup by calling the restaurant directly or delivery through Postmates, DoorDash or Grubhub. We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms… just no hugs for now.

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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to eat outside. Great food. Great service. Had a nice time and the heaters kept us warm.

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Chantal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience1

There was no ambiance, the food and service took an extremely long time, the price point was rather expensive for what you got. Would not recommend

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Chantal, We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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vipSeattleFoodie
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My husband got the filet mignon which was over cooked and under seasoned. I got the clams and the broth was almost inedible it was so salty. The little gem ceasar arrived with only Romain lettuce. Not a big deal but it was completely bland. Our son loved the margherita flatbread. The worst part was the service. We had two servers yet felt totally neglected. They never asked how our food was, we waited 15 minutes after finishing to get our check and then after waiting another 15 minutes Dow them to run our card, my husband had to go ask the host to run it. Maybe covid is taking a toll on staff levels? This was a really negative experience.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded 5 days ago

We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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PamelaT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, the best fiah & Chips we've had in ages, the service was terrific, the drinks seemed very expensive and we liked the outdoor area they set up to accommodate us during Covid.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Pamela, We are glad you enjoyed your fish and chips and experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC TEAM and hospitality!!! the food is so delicious and the space is so chic !!!!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipBubbie1
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lobster roll had no flavor and not quite anything like an east coast lobster roll. Lobster wasn’t fresh and may have been frozen. They need to rethink the lobster roll.

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vipLulu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Herringbone. The service was fast and top notch. The spacious outdoor area with lights was awesome.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 15, 2020

Hi Lulu, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Alyssa
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow which we’ve come to expect w/ covid but when you have to enjoy almost your entire meal before a condiment you requested comes, that’s a bit excessive. The food was average we had the Chilean sea bass which was cooked nicely but I’ve had better and portion was very small. We also had the burger which was pretty basic. Fries were the best part of the meal. Enjoyed the happy hour $1 oysters as well which were good minus a few pieces of shell and no hot sauce. Probably won’t be back.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hi Alyssa, Thank you for your feedback, someone from management will reach out as soon as possible to further discuss your experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Service was outstanding. Covid precautions were taken. Would go again!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 12, 2020

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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SandraW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening out! Herringbone has figured out how to do outdoor dining during COVID the right way. Service was outstanding, food perfect and dining outside was lovely. Music was not loud, lighting was great. Highly recommend!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hi Sandra, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server Erica was so fantastic so accommodating and great with my son! Love her service! His pancakes were great! The American breakfast was a little bland but nothing salt and pepper can’t fix!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It was my sisters 58th bday and we heard great things about the food here. The NE Clam Chowder was good. We both ordered fish and chips. Mine had way too much batter and I could hardly taste the fish. She ended up throwing hers out. The drinks were good. The part that really got to us was that our waiter was not attentive at all. He had lit a warming lamp for us that went out and he was gone so long that another waiter came up to us and told us that he was taking it to a couple not far away from us. However after we yelled at him he then asked if he could move it over a little, that's when our waiter came over. Keep in mind their were 3 other lamps that were not even being used. We will visit San Diego again but will try another restaurant next time.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 13, 2020

We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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NotTooPicky
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The hostess could have been friendlier.
Waiter was helpful. Service was fine.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the overall experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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AlexanderF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. We always come for the Happy Hour.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi Alexander, Thank you for the positive feedback! We're happy you enjoy our happy hour, and hope to welcome you back soon!

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oyster was so perfect in very good quality. Especially during the happy hours, It's only 1 dollar each, me and my wife took 3 dozen and we still miss the oyster after back to LA. The server was super nice and friendly. Will definely come back for my next visit to San Diego.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 9, 2020

Hi Gary, Thank you for the positive feedback! We are glad you enjoyed oyster hour! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Server did a fine job, especially while being understaffed for obvious reasons. Food was great, can't wait to go back when the restaurant is fully open.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Charles, Thank you for the positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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econoahmad
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dining outside with the lights. Good service

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back soon.

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

drinks took over 30 min. for two drinks. waiter was not very attentive. Flatbread pizza looked and tasted like a pizza hut personal pan pizza. Beautiful location with lights and exposed brick, but the scenery was much better than the dining experience. They could have tried harder.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jessica, Thank you for your feedback, someone from management will reach out as soon as possible to further discuss your experience with us.

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NeilM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was slow and indifferent. the drinks were small.
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Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hi Neil, We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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KimberlieM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very pretty atomsphere and good staff/service. We spent $300 on the two of us ($100 on a bottle of okay but not great wine) and our food was very average. Husbands filet came out barely pink (asked for med rare), califlower tasty but cool, and my sea bass was okay on a bed of cool risotto. I was really looking forward to super good food. Ambiance was great, server was good, reception very friendly and helpful. Maybe not staffed enough as it took lots of time to get drinks and food? No choice to put as a maybe for recommendation.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hi Kimberlie, Thank you for your feedback, someone from management will reach out as soon as possible to further discuss your experience with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Very slow service and staff was just okay.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 5, 2020

We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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Weekender
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Happy Hour. Large outdoor seating area

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 7, 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback! We also love happy hour, which is why we offer it 7 days a week! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Corrie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My boyfriend and I went on a double date here to see if it's the vibe I was looking for for my Birthday brunch. Even with Covid, it's absolutely adorable and loved the food and ambiance! Service was definitely a little slower than I was hoping for, but it was made up because of good company and an adorable vibe.
Very excited to be coming back this weekend for my birthday!!!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Corrie, Thank you for the positive feedback, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the double date and look forward to welcoming you back for your birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a disappointing experience at Herringbone this weekend. They currently are not seating anyone inside which really depletes the “high end” experience. The service was also slow and negative. We were celebrating an accomplishment and only ever received 1 drink each, we would’ve spent a lot more. Lastly, the food was mediocre. Very small portions and hardly refunded which was extremely disappointing for the cost of the dishes. I realize due to the pandemic restrictions their business operations might be hindered however I’ve been dining out frequently all over San Diego for several months and have only been inclined to speak negatively about Herringbone. We will not be back.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 5, 2020

We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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MelissaN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi Melissa, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service! We hope to be able to welcome you back soon!

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MadisonS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Our service wasn’t the best. Probably won’t be coming back.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 5, 2020

We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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WalterC
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just at the beginning of its climb to fame. Amazing $1.00/ oyster happy hours, ambience and service attitude which spell success. We were visiting from Indian Wells and have nominated Herringbone as the highlight of the trip, betting that when they move indoors and are in full post Covid operation, it will be very hard to get a table!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 2, 2020

Hi Walter, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We also love oysters, so are glad you enjoyed our oyster hour special! We hope you enjoyed your visit from Indian Wells, and hope to welcome you back on a future trip!

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NYCphoebe
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

thanks great food and service nice outdoor dining area too

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 5, 2020

Hi Phoebe, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipLisaL
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was very slow. We ordered a caesar salad to split and they gave us two full portions. The steak was tough and tasted awful. Oysters were delicious. We've been here before and it was always good. This visit was so disappointing and we don't plan on going back.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 1, 2020

We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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vipSusanG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for happy hour. It was a good value. We had the oysters they were very tender but not a lot of flavor. The tuna tartare I would not order again it really had no flavor. The Caesar salad was delicious. We enjoyed the drinks.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on October 1, 2020

Hi Susan! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience with us, we are big fans of happy hour which is why we offer it 7 days a week (and all nights on Mondays and Thursdays). We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Biddy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time and get very safe during these social-distancing times. Bottomless mimosas were great!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi! We are glad to hear you enjoyed brunch with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipTheresaC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed and just very average food , service slow . Will not go back

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 28, 2020

Hi Theresa, We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We will connect with you in a private message so we can learn a little more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great ambiance. Great cocktails.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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EllenB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Think you need a chardonnay on your happy hours.
Also we miss the little peppers you used to have.

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vipBubbie1
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Menu is short with a few entrees. What we ordered was good. Looking for their lobster roll that was not on the menu. Asked for extra ketchup for fries and asked repeatedly - finally came when the fries were almost gone. Drinks were good!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 21, 2020

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Our Lobster Week celebration runs this week (September 21 - 25) which will have the lobster roll special available during dinner service. We hope to welcome you back in soon!

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Liliana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was perfect. We had the oysters and calamari for appetizers. $1 oyster (FYI) . The snake salt (something like that) drink is the best ! For entree we had the salmon and chicken . Both cooked to perfection. Amazing! Vets and first responders get 15% off , super nice of them

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 22, 2020

Hi Liliana, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We love the community of La Jolla and are happy to offer the 15% discount to our vets and first responders, as they are such an important part of the community here. So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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gerilynns
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

street ambiance does not compare to indoor restaurant

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vipmiker
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steaks were unacceptable
Cesaer salad very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean sea bass was amazing! It melted in your mouth. Came here for the dollar oyster.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the sea bass and your experience with us, we look forward to welcoming you back!

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shaniaashley
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, best chicken I've ever had, along with a delicious steak and a very tasty dish of calamari. Our server was very attentive and quick, the location is nice and environment is very cute. I celebrated my boyfriend and I's first anniversary here and it was lovely! We were extremely happy, I would strongly recommend! Comfy chairs too, and good music :)

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on September 16, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to welcome you back soon, and happy anniversary!

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Herringbone – La Jolla does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Herringbone – La Jolla is rated 4.4 stars by 2173 OpenTable diners.