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About Herringbone – La Jolla

Conceptualized by Chef Brian Malarkey, Herringbone features “fish meats field” 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.

7837 Herschel Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday-Wednesday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm

Weekend Brunch (Sat-Sun): 10am-2:00pm

Oyster Hour: Daily 4pm-6pm (4pm-9pm on Mondays)

Cross Street:
Wall Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 459-0221

Website:
http://www.herringboneeats.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music offered in our bar/lounge Thurdays-Sunday.

Parking Details:
Valet on Friday & Saturday nights.

Executive Chef:
Chef Jessie Glessner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For private event inquiries, please contact LLiedy@herringboneeats.com

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Herringbone - La Jolla sets sail on an ocean-to-table culinary excursion and social dining experience with al fresco dining, a raw bar and 100 year-old olive trees. A restaurant brand conceptualized by Chef Brian Malarkey, Herringbone features “Fish Meats Field” coastal cuisine with an emphasis

Herringbone – La Jolla Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
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Happy Hour (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Romantic (18)
Casual (17)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Music (6)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

So delicious. Great service. Awesome music. Pricy but great portions. Attractive young crowd. Great for all ages though

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It was amazing!! We will definitely return. We highly recommend

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food, not sure it was worth the price. Would go back!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Disappointed in our server for the evening - my wife did not like the pork belly. Instead of asking for a different meal, or if it could be prepared differently, the meal was taken away and still left on our bill at the end. Won’t come back to this location, but will continue to go to Santa Monica location given overall better service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Lobster roll lunch is a special treat. Nice selection of hand crafted drinks. Free parking adjacent to restaurant is another plus. Perfect lunch ambience. Chris was very helpful
as our server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for Valentine dinner. Lots wrong. $88.00 for their 4 course meal was a ripe off. Waiter was inattentive, 45 minutes between courses, pasta was in-eatable and I ended up not having a main course. Steak was undercooked and couldn’t be cooked more because they cut it into strips.
We were first seated right next to a bar cleanup area where dishes and bottles were clanking loudly. Then we were moved to a table where overhead music speakers played really loud music that was certainly not of the romantic sort. The manager was nice and discounted our dinner but the experience was awful.
Overall, worst Valentine’s Day dinner ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The pictures do not do this restaurant justice. It is absolutely beautiful! I will say that the chefs clearly have an affinity for hot sauce...two of the four courses my boyfriend had for Valentine's Day dinner tasted unmistakably of it... Nevertheless any issues with our food were forgiven thanks to the incredible ambiance of the place!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

Great for Valentine's Day lunch with the BEST Hostess ever! Usually there are TWO hostesses,
(and I've never been impressed by any !!) but ONE was just right, especially this one!
Chris was our waiter and we ate from menu along with a bottle of wine. I had wierd requests (like straw for my water glass) and special bread for my sandwich and he cheerfully accommodated me. Don't think I was offered a dessert menu though but would have asked if I needed one. Our relaxing lunch ended with the gift of a long
stemmed RED rose! Voila for Valentine's Day! FREE parking lot is always appreciated!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was amazing, food was just ok.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall the experience was so so. My husband and I had to wait a half hour even though we had a reservation and our server was really busy. Wonderful atmosphere but next time I’ll probably only go for drinks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and service were excellent.
Server(Daneesh) was very good.
Main issue in the restaurant is that it is TOO LOUD. It is hard to hear anyone talk. Probably will not return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Visiting from Boulder and had great meal. Tuna poke was fresh and served on a flat bread
The fish entrees were well seasoned and well done . I had the whole fish while my wife had the black cod. Wines were a little pricey but the service was attentive and prompt

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I don’t have any additional information to share.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The decor and ambiance is fantastic and the food was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fantastic. Server was fast, knowledgeable and friendly. The ambience was perfect for a Friday night

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a lovely lunch here, service was great, atmosphere was nice, food was excellent! Parking can be a little tight at times, be sure to look at the lot next door first!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

James, le serveur avec du métier! Good guy!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a wonderful experience here! Blaise and Tristan were exceptional servers, the food beautifully presented and expertly cooked, and a decent, if not extensive wine list.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing food creative and delicious. Go for happy hour in the bar great wine and food value. Bar seating is very cool.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great first time experience. Fish was exceptional.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Relaxing with lively opportunity to visit with friends
Good food
Lots of options

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

always great and the staff as well....love the happy hour

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great seafood with a few meat options. Beautiful ambiance.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our first time at this restaurant. Was told we would have two servers sharing our table. Saw one of them once and the other maybe 4 times. For a party of two we ordered 2 refillable drinks 2 starters and 2 entrees and side order. Our time at the restaurant was 2hrs. Honestly we got more service from the runner then our servers. Looking around our servers were paying more attention to other tables even enjoyed laughs with them. While my drink was still empty. I had to push my empty class to the edge of the table for them to notice. Keep in mind both servers frequently passed our table. At the end our servers were tipped what they deserved for their services. Our runner got a more generous tip for his hard work. Thank you to the hard working runner you made our experience better.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great time celebrating my cousins military retirement. Service, drinks and food were all excellent!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Server was great!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went there for a special date.
Since we arrived early, we grabbed happy hour drinks and nibbles, and sat by a very inviting fireplace that took the chill out of us. Great drinks, not watered down. Fried Brussel Sprouts with candied Pecans (on the happy hour menu) were killer! While we were sitting by the fire, Jimmy, the manager, came over and greeted us. He spoke to us for a couple of minutes, despite being very busy, and told us about the history of the building the restaurant was in.
When we sat down for dinner, Jimmy brought us two glasses of Champagne, very gracious and not overdone with a lot of hoopla. We had the Branzino and Red Snapper, both were wonderfully prepared. The waitstaff worked smoothly thru dinner in a team. They were attentive but not hovering. A true skill that shows this place has done great job training their staff.
To finish the evening off, Jimmy again brought us a desert plate, nicely decorated for the occasion.

All in all a very memorable evening, great meal, and wonderful staff.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We loved everything about Herringbone, from the ambiance to the food. Definitely will come back again and again. Thank you for an excellent experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Outstanding menu choices and wine list. Flatbread was actually a small, round pizza that was just ok; rest of the meal was exceptional.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Stopped in for an early lunch. It was a very quaint & unique restaurant. My husband and I each had a flat bread pizza. They were both very good. But, they were big enough that we wish that we would have just gotten one to share. We each had a glass of Zin that was spectacular. We would definitely go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everyone was fantastic except the bartenders. It is always a bummer when the bar is busy, exactly what a Bartneder hopes for and yet they seem miserable and do not engage at all. It didn’t ruin an amazing night where everyone was and the meal and drinks were fantastic! Nice work Malarky!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food. Great atmosphere. Stellar waitstaff (Megan)-attentive and helpful.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I have been here before for happy hour and dinner, and the ambiance has always been trendy but peaceful. For whatever reason, on this evening the music was BLARING. My group commented that the style of music that was being played (Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake, etc) was hardly in keeping with the tone of the food and atmosphere. We enjoyed our meal but could barely speak to one another - it was a Thursday evening in La Jolla but felt more like a Saturday downtown. I wasn't as thrilled as I usually am when I leave Herringbone. I will note the staff were lovely, as always, and very attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Right in downtown La Jolla, Herringbone not only has a diverse and delicious menu, but also has multiple choices for seating - on the patio in front, around the bar, and in a large quiet back room perfect for a group. In addition, there is adequate parking right at the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our server was not attentive and would forget about us. There were times we had to find someone else to ask for water, to order or our bill.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is our third time and probably last at this restaurant. It has a lot of potential but the service is the worst and un attentive The servers just wait for you to ask for what yo want. They just ignore you once you are seated and you are on your own. It was a dissapoitment, but we will find a new go to place in the area.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This establishment has never disappointed us. Excellent food, great service. If I have any complaint, it's that the noise level is too high with the music, making it very difficult to have good conversation. I had the scallops and they were pure perfection.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything fit the mold of a super hipster high-end eating establishment with small plates, minor mention of local fair, great staff, great wine, cocktails, and the food was excellent. The ambiance was good positive energy.

The only thing.... when we asked if the black cod/ sablefish entree on the menu was from Alaska, we were told it was from the Atlantic side of the US. Are sablefish actually distributed on the east coast?

I would recommend that Herringbone provide their customers, visitors with more detail on where the food is coming from with as much detail as possible, add this information to the menu. I didn’t see any local California shrimp that was a slight disappointment.

That being said I would visit this place again and recommend it for an awesome date night experience or an evening out with friends.

Cheerio!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing Food! We ordered the Local Ceviche so good we ordered a second one as an app.. One of us ordered the scallops, one shrimp, and the other flatbread pizza and shared a blackberry torte - ALL AMAZING!!! Jasmine iced tea as great flavor can’t wait to take my next guest!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Dinner great. Signature cocktails? Meh. Maybe they just forgot to put gin in The cucumber mint lemon drink whose name escapes me. And the Chenin Blanc glass - good with scallops but nothing great on its own.

Regular cocktails great.
Roasted carrots, great.
Scallops, cauliflower salad: both great.

Ahí poke- an amusement but the chip is super salty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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