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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with us as we bring you a 4-course, prix-fixe dinner featuring some of your Herringbone favorites. With dishes like the well-loved Buffalo Octopus and the Pan Seared Scallops, this $88 per person dinner will surely give you butterflies.

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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

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (28)
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Romantic (24)
Fun (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Authentic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Seasonal (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Live Music (8)
Cozy (7)
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People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
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Tapas (2)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 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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·Dined on January 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was excellent. The server was overly familiar. The noise level is quite high on Friday night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Herringbone is our "Go To" place...Always consistent!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Late-night Find, Cozy, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was great, and the service was very good too!!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A beautiful spot with great entertainment, good food and the nicest most attentive staff. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a GREAT time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Saturday lunch menu was extremely limited. Other than that the food and service were okay. There was loud live music, which was annoying.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall it was a nice place for a special dinner date with my husband. Our waiter started out attentive but as soon as tables were seated, we lost him. Our drink took forever as well as paying our bill. Our bill for two was $150+, so I would think he would be more attentive, but nope. Oh! The local (?) singer was horrible! It was awful t listen too. Oh! The table next to us “knew” a cook so they got lots of perks. Lucky them... not us... just another table in the mix. Sucks because we know the owner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding! Will definitely come back! The ambiance was very relaxed with nice music, the food definitely delicious and the service good, the drink selection robust; the desserts could definitely improve.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant. No tourists!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our first visit to Herringbone based on our Friend's recommendation. It was really exceptional. The hot plate appetizers created a great start. And the remaining dishes were excellent. The desserts were a perfect end to the evening. We'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Not sure how this restaurant got such great reviews... the food is just not good, service was slow and prices are high, the only good thing about it is the ambiance

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I selected this restaurant based on the description and the reviews on the web and was disappointed. The food was mediocre at best. The service was terrible, we ordered our food medium well and it came medium rare. We asked for a drink with a small amount of ice and it came filled with ice. We asked for other things and didn't get them. Nobody really cared how we ordered things, they just filled the order to fill it. Basically, I paid for high end service and food and got diner service and food. We made a reservation for 7:15 and waited until 7:45 to get seated. While we were waiting, friends of a hostess showed up and got seated right away and had their drinks and food almost immediately. Overall, not a good experience and I would not go to this restaurant again.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was a wonderful lunch! The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time! Alex the manager arranged for us to have the maple doughnuts at our lunch ( usually only available in the evenings ), and went the extra mile to ensure our enjoyment.
Congratulations to the chef -- the whole fish ceviche is astonishing! As are those doughnuts! We loved every moment!
Thank you to everyone!
Peter Radestock

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Fantastic food and great service. Fake dolphin skeleton

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food and drinks- crazy expensive for a regular dinner out. Special occasions perhaps.
Waitress was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The so-called beat salad was an arugula salad. The flat bread was burnt. The rest of the meal was in memorable. Nice ambience, friendly service but if you don’t have the food get out of Dodge!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, wine, & atmosphere! Can’t ask for much more - Dustin, our waiter was great b

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Visiting for vacation. Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere and interior design. Attentive, but not intrusive service.
Relaxed vibe, but still felt very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Mediocre drinks. Poor service and inedible food. We ordered two pepperoni pizzas which came out dry, burned and rubbery. When brought up to our server’s attention (Dustin?) he said they were in “rustic style” and were meant to be like that. Dry. Rubbery. Burned. No apologies given, only smirky unprofessional attitude. Have you heard of customer service? Probably not. Learn to fix mistakes instead of amplifying them.
If you’re a fan of wood hard, burnt pizza with a thin layer of cheese this place is perfect! Otherwise stay away and find something better, which is so easy to do in the area.
#worstpizzainlajolla #worstserviceinlajolla #boybye

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife and I an incredible lunch this past weekend. Service was excellent and food was prepared to specific dietary needs. Great wine list, and our waiter was extremely professional and attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Poor, slow service was not the server's fault as he seemed to be the only server on duty during this Thanksgiving Week lunch. This was a management fail. Waited protracted periods for everything, from ordering to food delivery... but our waiter was really the nicest guy. Fish tacos had very little fish... ceviche was delicious!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely amazing! On a quick trip to La Jolla I will have to stop here every time! Delicious food, friendly staff, and just a wonderful setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and Service always 5 star. Price OK.
Very noisy at 7PM as bar with happy hour is carried by loud speaker into restaurant . Hard to have a conversation!!! Suggest not having bar noise so loud in restaurant for those who go to eat with friends and want conversations!

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 (México)·Dined on November 10, 2017

El lugar muy bonito ambiente exelente comida deliciosa

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic evening at Herringbone celebrating our anniversary! Beautiful setting and lighting with the Olive trees and indoor enclosed courtyard. Our waiter was very friendly and kind. Excellent cuisine also, including the beet-arugula salad and delicious scallops.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The interior design of this restaurant is very cute and comfy. Food is delicious and service is decent. Will come back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent experience. Beautiful décor, outstanding food and service. Creative dishes. Appetizers and main course were both excellent. We were in La Jolla for 3 nights and this was easily the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was very disappointed by the service we received from our waitress. She was very absent minded and forgot many of the items we ordered. When reminded of the missed items instead of taking ownership of the issue, she became argumentative. I do like the restaurant, good food, and ambiance. I would not come back to this restaurant if she was my server again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food tasted well but the portions were tiny, and the waitress was extremely rude with a change of tone towards us when she realized we were ordering cocktails and lots of drinks. I will not go back, to many other good options

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding Meal. Terrific service Definitely recommend

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was fantastic as well as the service. Corey did an amazing job with suggestions and helping me and my wife figure out what we would like to eat. He was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu as well as being honest with which dishes he preferred over others and also stopped by the table to check on us every few minutes to make sure we were doing okay and didn’t need anything. The environment of the restaurant made me and my wife feel very welcomed and we enjoyed the experience immensely.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. My scallops were delicious. Friends enjoyed the swordfish. We also loved the wood roasted carrots. Chocolate chip cookies soft, warm with a little salt. Perfect! Try the sparkling water.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food experience, from well serve drinks , great service and attention to details, highly recomended

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always enjoy this restaurant. Very thoughtful service/dessert for a birthday dinner, including requested table (albeit early on a Sunday night that was surprisingly busy later). We all enjoyed our steak, linguine, and whole fish selections.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very unique decor which makes for a fun atmosphere; great for a date. The service was outstanding! The food was very good but probably not the best value. But I would recommend for a nice meal out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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