Herringbone – La Jolla

4.3
2251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We are now accepting reservations nightly at 4pm Monday-Friday and from 10am on Saturdays and 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, Weekend 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 2251 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was very friendly! Overall impressive experience. Thank you!

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GillianC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, cocktail list was amazing, we did have to be situated outside which was OK but would rather have been inside

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ScottS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The little ahi/poke tacos were awesome...I could eat those all day long. Good drinks, entrees and ambiance.

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JanetG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were the best I’ve ever had. Happy hour is amazing

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EstefanyG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was amazing. Will definitely go back try the happy out and the brunch.

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vipLisa
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place for a nice date/ special occasion. Awesome ambience, great personality, a great place for everyone

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vipAWPS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipLindaH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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Gern
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food was great and the service was as well.

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Ollive
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour menu was phenomenal and our waitress Katie was awesome! 10/10 would recommend this place to anyone who will listen.

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tatianak
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious. The outdoor dining is safe and comfortable. Thank you!!!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on April 2, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 31, 2021

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.

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ixzzzz
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low density with regard to people made this even more enjoyable! Food, service, and all was perfect.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 31, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Good was awful and so was the aervice

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience! 😁

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EmptyNesters
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We are so happy to be able to welcome guests back into our dining room, and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pancakes were to die for! Such great food and service. Bottomless mimosas were an added bonus!

LJ
vipLaJollaMelissa
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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.

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MarkA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

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KKfoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were so fresh. Liked the outdoor parking lot eating. Better than street side option.

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Cass
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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Foodlover2
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very poor service. Would not recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the setting outdoors and great food!

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FredricA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food delicious service was ok . But would go back again

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 18, 2021

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience! We have passed your note along to our management team, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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vipLQdiner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 18, 2021

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!

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Hien
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Food was delicious and the outdoor seating was perfect.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 18, 2021

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

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CMaria
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 16, 2021

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!

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MaryAnnScher
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

It was very cold and you do not have enough heaters
The manager would not put another heater near our table

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vipMichelleS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great special occasion place. They did a good job with the Covid restrictions . The pizza was outstanding as dwell as the octopus.

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you for the review, Michelle! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience and hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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...

Herringbone – La Jolla
Responded on March 16, 2021

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

They closed due to weather and didn’t let me know

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vipJohn
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Outdoor dining was freezing. Dress warmly

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ETGWell
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

El servicio muy lento. Y el costo muy alto vs la competencia.

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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 (858) 459-0221.

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.