Herringbone – La Jolla

4.3
2403 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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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 2403 people are saying
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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful.
Food was nothing exceptional.

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KennethC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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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!

JD
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Made a reservation outdoors and there was no outdoor heating, and the furniture kinda felt grotty. We asked if they had blankets but they didn’t. It was kind of a disappointment considering Herringbone is part of the Hakkasan group. Our party ordered the calamari, grilled octopus, lobster roll, halibut and steak. The food was pretty good, except for the New York strip, which was blah. Overall, we’ve been to better restaurants.

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vipLarisaY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, loved in Las Vegas in the past .Happy to see you open !

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful family dinner at Herringbone for my husband’s birthday. The suggestions from our waiter were delicious and the service was excellent. The 4 stars rather than 5 stars is for a couple of reasons. First, I booked reservations for outdoor seating, but never having been to the restaurant, I thought the beautiful patio pictures were the outdoor seating. No. The outdoor seating is tables set up in the parking lot. They have done their best to make the asphalt and sidewalk inviting, but it is still a sidewalk and parking spaces. Not their fault, but I was disappointed. The second reason for a lower star was they ran out of the lava cake for dessert and we were all looking forward to sharing a couple of pieces. On the bright side, our waiter acknowledged my husbands b day with a cocktail and some ice cream, and he was very attentive to our needs. Would definitely go back and would get the reservation right next time!

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vipFood
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and great drinks and yummy food. Would absolutely return. Could be a beautiful venue for weddings.

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SydneyB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Make better food, bad food plating.

Flavor profiles for the dishes lack taste and it’s all very basic and overpriced

The halibut is dry, the chicken dish has way too much sauce. The carrot side dish sauce/ fat to cook is not render enough. It was tasteless. The asparagus were alright. Drinks are basic and could be better serve.

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vipRonB
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and food. Service was great! We will be going back.

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DMDiner
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Went for happy hour; of wines served, no chardonnay which was a little odd but they probably are pouring the least expensive. They should offer crackers or something; they finally brought a little bread but it was stale. There is a good outdoor space for safety.

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vipMonti
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience excellent service. Food is very good. For the price I would expect a better menu.

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vipWonderful
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with exceptional food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The girl at the checkin counter looked dazed and disorganized. Bogdan was an excellent waiter.. attentive and professional. Repeat customer !!

KB
KateB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Herringbone. Very cool modern California setting. Loved the seafood tower and especially the ceviche. Specialty drinks were good and creative. Didn’t love the margherita pizza but we are from NJ where pizza is tough to beat.

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LizaS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Oysters and drinks during Happy Hours were tasty and good deal. Servers were super helpful and incredibly friendly!

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vipHarrietWilde
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Everything was great until it took half an hour to get our dessert (lava cake) because “the kitchen got backed up with a larger party”. Server did not offer to comp dessert or coffees while we waited. Octopus was cooked to perfection, lobster roll was good.

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Tina
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited Herringbone for our anniversary. The food was amazing and the ambiance was just perfect. If you are a fan of seafood, you’ll live this place! I’d recommend sitting indoors to experience the atmosphere.

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vipSteven
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

“Z” was/is a professional and personable server.
Regarding the cuisine, the California halibut was excellent.

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vipFoodie
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit there could not have been better. Food, service..........everything!

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vipJackG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it was very good. Our only issue was that one of five desserts were completely sold out and they were sold out of some ingredients necessary for another.

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Rachael
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our raw bar items. I think the value was good for what we received. The ahi tacos were delicious and so was the red snapper fish and chips. The $48 NY strip was well cooked, but it was tough and inconsistent in texture, not what you would expect from such an expensive cut. They were out of the filet. Was glad they were able to move us to an inside table. Although the photos online were slightly misleading. The online photos had more lights and it looked more whimsical than it was in person. The ambiance was still nice, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I feel like we mostly paid for the ambiance than anything. The food: Vegan burger was good, just your typical impossible patty on a bun with a few toppings. The 14oz steak was cooked great but a bit overpriced for what it was — just a steak with a small caramelized onion, herb butter and a small side of greens. The lobster roll had more of a lobster salad taste to it. Clams were really good as well as the calamari! It was a pretty restaurant but I don’t necessarily think we will be back, the price of the food wasn’t necessarily worth it for us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was perfect. Happy hour was amazing and probably the most interesting menu in the area compare to others. Favorite place by far for dinner.

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vipNicknamesrlame
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food was great although only one fish main course? Problem was the lousy outdoor table set up, most of them on the road and no charm whatsover. Ours was along the outside wall at least, but it was not cleaned when we were shown to it, then we noticed a thick white film on the metal chairs and once again had to hunt down someone to clean it.
Really not up to par for this place, at this price. I wont ever eat outside again, as service wasnt great either.

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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 4.3 stars by 2403 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.