Herringbone – La Jolla
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, Weekend Brunch, Delivery, and Pick-up.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
chef's selection of season's finest
Pacific Snapper Fish n Chips
local ale beer batter, triple fried 'chips', minted peas, malt vinegar-tartar sauce
grilled brioche, truffle mayo, celery & herbs with a side of mix green salad, lemon and fries
Food was delicious! Staff was very friendly! Overall impressive experience. Thank you!
Food was very good, cocktail list was amazing, we did have to be situated outside which was OK but would rather have been inside
The little ahi/poke tacos were awesome...I could eat those all day long. Good drinks, entrees and ambiance.
Oysters were the best I’ve ever had. Happy hour is amazing
Made a reservation for an anniversary which they didn’t acknowledge. Bartender came to our table to help us with drinks because server disappeared and they were not busy. It took a long time to get drinks and food. Definitely not coming back.
Ambiance was amazing. Will definitely go back try the happy out and the brunch.
Herringbone never disappoints. We travel to the area about once each year and always make sure to stop by Herringbone for a meal. Everything is prepared with care and attention to detail so that each bite is delicious. The atmosphere is creative and fun. The service is friendly and efficient, but with a personal touch. Highly recommend.
Love this place for a nice date/ special occasion. Awesome ambience, great personality, a great place for everyone
The ambiance is great even during Covid. The service was spotty. My pet price is when all guests are not served at once. My sons dinner came out 5 minutes later than ours and it was still cold in the middle of the fish?!!! 9/12 oysters were good but 3 were undersized and not flavorful. Also slim Pickens on the sauces and lemons that were served with them. The mushroom pizza was great. The steak small and over priced.
Also the beers and wine are about $2-3 over priced. No big deal but a little insulting! I’d still go back but they definitely. Red to up there game.
I was very disappointed in the food at Herringbones on my recent visit. I have been many times and it has been one of our favorites. I am hoping after Covid conditions subside more, they will return to the quality I have enjoyed in the past. The food was not good, bland and lacked flavor and uniqueness.
Everything was excellent. Food was great and the service was as well.
The happy hour menu was phenomenal and our waitress Katie was awesome! 10/10 would recommend this place to anyone who will listen.
The food was delicious. The outdoor dining is safe and comfortable. Thank you!!!
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Had high hopes for this place based on several sites. The restaurant’s interior is beautiful. We made outdoor reservations and we’re not able to switch. Outdoor seating has poor ambiance. The server was friendly, but lacked general knowledge and our apps were delivered before drinks. He completely forgot the second drink order later and we had to ask again. Sea bass was fishy (chose this place bc Thrillist said they were tops for seafood) and presentation was dull. Burger was burnt on the outside. Vegan bolognese was tasteless ( maybe bc it was vegan). Overall an extremely disappointing experience.
We appreciate your feedback and regret to hear that you were not happy with the food and service. We take every comment seriously and have passed your notes along to the team. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.
The oysters and drinks were good. But the server seemed to be of really bad mood the day: no smile, no check backs, inpatient. We only did starters, decided to leave early and went to another restaurant for dinner. The dog at another table barked very loud as well (we dined indoor)
Low density with regard to people made this even more enjoyable! Food, service, and all was perfect.
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Good was awful and so was the aervice
It was a really good experience! 😁
Great food and excellent service! We loved getting to eat inside this cool restaurant. I imagine when it is fully packed, that room would be quite loud, but it was just perfect now!
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The pancakes were to die for! Such great food and service. Bottomless mimosas were an added bonus!
I normally don't leave reviews but I was just very disappointed with my food. I had the lobster roll and I didn't even end up eating a quarter of it. Then there was a fire that started outside with the lights so we had to eat our entire dinner in the dark.
We waited and waited and waited and when our food finally arrived it was ice cold. This was not our servers fault and management never even bothered to come and apologize.
Extremely disappointing as we've been there many times in the past.
Oysters were so fresh. Liked the outdoor parking lot eating. Better than street side option.
Herringbone has all the makings of a great dinner spot with amazing food but the food was pretty mediocre. It's tasty but nothing special. The ambiance for outside (COVID style if you will) was great. The staff was also great.
Very poor service. Would not recommend the restaurant.
Great eats in a very safe and friendly environment! Beautiful set up with the garden lights and a fun spot to grab a bite and enjoy a night with friends. Amidst a dull culinary scene in La Jolla, the food here was intriguing and each bite presented an exciting pallet of flavors. Bravo to the culinary team!
Loved the setting outdoors and great food!
Food delicious service was ok . But would go back again
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Although we dined outside in the cold, we managed thanks to dedicated heater near our high top table. The oysters were fresh, cold, and served on a bed of ice. The calamari was crisp and the sauce very tasty. The sea bass and the salmon were cooked perfectly. Service was always solicitous thanks to engaging busser and waiter. All and all a great experience. We would go back again.
We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we did, and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Always a treat! Food was delicious and the outdoor seating was perfect.
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Love this place in La Jolla. We sat outside for brunch but it was super cold and breezy, and just not that comfortable. I prefer the inside patio. My adult daughter ordered the vegan pasta but it was too spicy so she had to order another dish. I had the salmon and it was delicious. Some dishes were better than others but this place is lovely, especially inside!
Thank you for the feedback! We look forward to welcoming diners back into our dining rooms as soon as we're able. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
It was very cold and you do not have enough heaters
The manager would not put another heater near our table
Great special occasion place. They did a good job with the Covid restrictions . The pizza was outstanding as dwell as the octopus.
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Ambiance inside looked amazing. Due to COVID-we were outside which is fine but very little attempt was made to create an ambiance for comfort with spring cool temps. Only 5 heaters were scattered over an area of 900 sf or more. No attempts at blocking wind like the many other restaurants we visited during our week there. It made it hard to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Our service was of very low quality. We hardly saw our server and our food and drinks took an extremely long time to arrive to our table. We would have stayed for dinner but left after a few cocktails and apps because of the long wait. We plan to attend again once indoor dining has been reestablished. Disappointing to say the least...
We appreciate your feedback. We regret to hear that you were not happy with the service. We take every comment seriously, and have passed your notes along to the team. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.
They closed due to weather and didn’t let me know
Outdoor dining was freezing. Dress warmly
Monday happy hour, good service, dollar oysters (Kumiai) were nice, good cocktails,
Street dining-not much effort to soften the dining area. Just table & chairs on asphalt, nothing overhead or to enclose the ends. Other area restos have built platforms with rugs and overhead and end closures to halt the breeze.
Server didn’t come to table after drinks and entire dinner order was placed (drinks arrived then order was placed) forgot to check in and offer additional drinks etc. was more focused on table of young girls behind us. Saw manager when she took order and dropped off drinks and said she would be with us - never saw her again. Not even at another table. For a 300$ bill for 3, I would’ve rather spent my money elsewhere.
El servicio muy lento. Y el costo muy alto vs la competencia.
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Herringbone – La Jolla is rated 4.3 stars by 2251 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.