Herringbone – La Jolla

4.4
2423 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 2423 people are saying
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gregm
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Cool San Diego vibe with great design and great music. Somehow the music wax at a decent volume but you didn’t have to talk over it and couldn’t really hear other conversations. The calamari was great and the poke tacos were amazing. Service was also great. The first bottle of wine we got was bad so we sent it back. The manager agreed that it was soured? Apologized and actually thanked us for saying something. Genuinely. Love this place and will come back for Poke tacos x2 next time!

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NadyaZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Out of a lot of things on the menu. So cold inside the restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing atmosphere with quality food abs service. Fantastic seafood fresh selection.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, beautiful and unique ambiance, great attention and service!

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ChristopherO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place, good food, pretty romantic setting for a date night.

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Thepash
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was underwhelming and drink came out half full after waiting 20 minutes waiting for the waiter. None of the food came out together everything came out haphazardly. Been to the best in la jolla, this was not one of them

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TroyR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Once seated it took about 10 minute for someone to service our table, but once the server arrived, the service for the rest of the evening was very good.

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MaryG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here a few times and will be back. Loved the poke tacos!
We really enjoy the oysters too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Service, food, culture…. An amazing experience every time.

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The molten chocolate cake was not molten and didn’t taste good. Curry spices not properly cooked in cauliflower side. Shrimp burned. The tiny dollar Baja oysters are the same they serve in the dining room at full price. Staff, cocktails, and appetizers were good.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with outstanding service and food. A bit loud, making conversation a little more difficult, but overall, a great experience.

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LisaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a delight .... this restaurant is so lovely. Highly recommended!

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CarlosR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty good food, did not like that the menu was fixed only for brunch.

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Tavi5
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp cocktail is delicious, the halibut app is out of this world! The drinks are incredible. The happy hour menu is the best deal on drinks and apps. Fresh oysters for $1 per oyster, can’t beat it! We found Herringbone on a whim and this was our second time, we love it. We drive from North County. I had the halibut dinner, delicious. I have also had the filet, delicious. My husband had the New York, loved it. I want to try the lobster roll next.

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MasaY
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent experience for us. Food was good, service was also good.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite my mom and I going during a gloomy day, this place was absolutely gorgeous! The ambiance was great and the food was delicious.
We went for Sunday brunch and we ordered the lobster Maine roll, poached eggs and side of potatoes and the Ricotta pancakes which were divine! The bottomless mimosa was also a must and they were kind enough to let my mom and I share one order with 2 glasses for each of us!
Bryce/Brice was our server and he was attentive and was very sweet.
The staff as a whole definitely gave us superb service:
Totally would recommend this place to everyone

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vipJill
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Halibut is delicious. Will is an attentive server. Unique venue with inside trees and funky lighting.

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BarbaraM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always great food. And the ambience is special. Be prepared for the different kind of restroom.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful.
Food was nothing exceptional.

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KennethC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cool place to have dinner in La Jolla. The setting is spectacular, the waiters really nice and great food. I definitely recommend the fried calamari and burrata salad amongst starters and excellent lobster roll as an entrée. The place is perfect both for a romántic evening or fun with friends!

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EllenS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ahi tuna tacos!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great ambience. Would like to visit for dinner next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food is extremely overpriced for what you get. My lobster roll was a bread roll. I paid 150 for 1 lobster roll, two drinks and A side of veggies. Never will I ever be ripped off like that again. Get a clue. Your pricing is beyond reasonable. Thanks for ripping me off. I hope it was worth losing me for life and others I’m sure.

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AndrewP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good was outstanding. Service not so much. Assuming this is related to staffing shortages everywhere. The food made up for the staffing struggles

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really great experience with wonderful food and great staff. The lava cake is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went here for some oysters, Walked in and observed the chalk board with 20+ varieties of oysters. Everyone around had a plate full. When we asked for our favorite B.C oysters from the board the waiter apologized and said nothing shown on the chalkboard was available. It was for decoration only. They only offer “west coast” (meaning Baja) or East Coast. The west coast were the happy hours oysters and available for $1 a piece. I don’t like Baja oysters so ordered the East Coast for $32 a dozen. They were awful. Paid $12 to add 3 shrimp to our salad. They were not awful. Waiter was friendly. Won’t be returning.

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vipBabie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and services with a true happy hour ...

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CortneyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All night happy hour was so yummy! Cesar salad, calamari and pepperoni pizza! Plus drinks. Such a fun atmosphere and vibe! Can’t wait to go back!

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DonS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for sister. Jesse was our server and was fabulous. Food amazing. Great celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Absolutely the worst experience! While the food ended up being good, the service was horrendous!! Waited forever for everything, no communication from the waiter (Donne) and no follow up at any point through dinner!!

We were seated and waited for 20 minutes before anyone even acknowledged we were there.

The service got worse from there!! At the end of the night we finally got our check … he put the bill down on the table without a word

Such a crazy experience; hard for service to be this bad

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vipFranciscoM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere at Herringbone and couldn’t pass up on $1 oysters!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great! Oysters, poke tacos, and salads were awesome.

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DylanO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Despite the halibut main course being a bit dry and overcooked, everything else we ate was amazing! Gorgeous decor and lovely staff!

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LeahK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. Our waiter was very attentive and kind. We had a delicious lunch. The seafood tower was amazing and the wine he suggested was a perfect choice.

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vipGlobeTrotter
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience at this restaurant. Not only was the food just about average, but the service was awful. The manager, Max, was the most incompetent manager of any restaurant I’ve even been to. Totally unwilling to validate a Rewards certificate from OpenTable. Ended up charging my credit card twice. After talking to him he had the nerve to be so disrespectful to my partner and I who were just visiting La Jolla for the weekend. Clearly he thought we weren’t patrons worthy of this restaurant. I am appalled by the treatment we received. He should be terminated from his job. As a VIP OpenTable customer I sincerely wish I could give this restaurant zero stars.

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Erin
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I requested to sit by the trees in the ambience of the restaurant, however the host did not honor this requests made during the reservation process. we were sat outside which is in the parking lot/street. There was no good vibe and the food was unimpressive. Our server was great and the cocktails were good. If I were to go back I would just sit in the bar, it looked fun, I wish we would have been allowed to sit there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! And delicious food and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and ambiance!

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vipJoanneD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The calamari was the best I’ve ever had and the almost burger was also well prepared. However the halibut was over cooked and the steak wasn’t prepared well either.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Place has gone downhill significantly. Food was incredibly salty, hard to eat. Service was non-existent. Lots of better places to go in La Jolla.

FAQs

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 (858) 459-0221.

Herringbone – La Jolla is rated 4.4 stars by 2423 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.