Herringbone – La Jolla

4.6
1742 reviews
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Herringbone features California 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.
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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pretty loud but food and service is pretty good!

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate a birthday and it was wonderful- atmosphere, live music and of course the food and beverages were amazing

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the music playing

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JR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is way too noisy. The food is really good and the ambience is very nice but it’s virtually impossible to carry on a conversation without screaming across the table, it’s exhausting! The restaurant music is more like bar scene music, way too loud and energetic. I like background music at restaurants but it needs to be chill and not intrusive.

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c
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Four family members... love sitting under the “trees”

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the decor. Food was good - very fresh. Service was a bit slow but friendly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the brunch.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around

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CL
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Herringbone to celebrate a birthday. The food was wonderful and the ambiance was lovely. Loved the lamb lollipops and the whole branzino.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Slow service at the bar. Expensive for small portions. Meh.

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BS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere & food was excellent!!

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PC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hrrringbone is one of my top favorites in San Diego. The lobster roll is the best I’ve had. Not sure which is better-the lobster or the roll! The service is always more than outstanding.

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JB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere! Trees all around us dining, I loved it! Food was really good. Portions not consistent per item (scallops entree half the size of prawn entree) but excellent meals regardless. Would definitely return again when in town!

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LC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lamb lollipops were delicious as well as the Oysters. Margarita Pizza was good but expected better. I ordered a side car cocktail but was served in a very small glass compared to other nice dinner places. Service seemed more casual for a nicer dining place and higher priced establishment. Dessert good but not excellent as described. I do like this place but had higher expectations overall.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best oysters and bottomless mimosas. Been here a few times and this last time we had to keep asking for more mimosa. Previously the service was better.

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LR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Well worth a visit. Lively atmosphere. The oysters were great

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DS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and DJ!

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S
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The salads and fish we had was excellent. My wife had sea scallops and I had swordfish. We ordered the cheese plate for dessert and it was disappointing. Service was good and the restaurant is well done. Would recommend and will definitely go back.

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun night out with friends.

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ER
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with friends for lunch. Appreciated the attentive waiter and his good advice. There was little background noise and it was easy to converse. The food was tasty and lunch was enjoyable.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful back room with twinkle lights. Nice live music in the front lounge which was just the right kind of ambiance music but still made it possible to talk. We arrived early (5:30pm) and by 8pm the noise level was a little loud for talking.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Must go place 👍🏼

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EK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were all happy to celebrate a special birthday here and the food and service were excellent.

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and beautiful place! We had a great time and the staff knew the reason of our visit without me remembering them that. It was a nice gesture! Totally recommended!

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TK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their dining room is just so beautiful with the lighted trees and creative decor. Despite the late hour (we went in really late and our order was the very last call for the kitchen) all the food we ordered came out perfect. Highly recommend the whole fish ceviche and the swordfish entree!

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DW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and our waiter was terrific. In our group we had some tricky food sensitivities and he really worked hard with us to accommodate our needs. Highly recommended!

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Some wait staff were superb others didn’t care. Whoever brings the food needs some training. No avocado! The acoustic are terrible and music super loud to have a conversation.

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W
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lunch Menu

Mmm. Great atmosphere. Server was fantastic. I just expected more from the food. A wow but maybe because it was lunch. I’ll need to try dinner I guess. For the price I expected more from the food.

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AH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and bar decor is fantastic and worth having a cocktail just to take it all in. As for the food, the apps were good but four main dishes were very overpriced (and not worthy half the money) as well as being so so. I've heard the flatbread is much better than the seafood - wish I had gone that route instead

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F
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The place was really nice. The food was great and the server was friendly, however getting our food took way too long!!!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town

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AD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice venue. Quiet dining and great quality food. Good list of beverages, great cocktails and the flatbread was outstanding. The chicken was by far to big of a portion for my girls (a positive stress ;-))

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j
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here off and on over the years, never disappointed and always more than satisfied. :)

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, often I like to sit and stay for a while and having a server constantly ask you how you’re doing can lead to feeling rushed. Luckily the pace of our service was perfect with fun conversation when our server did visit. The food was yummy although I felt there was something missing... definitely want to go back and try the banana brûlée French toast!

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n
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

We all fish and shared brusselsprouts all was AMAZING-then it came to pay-it was super expensive .
We put cash on the check card and put $100 and some $20's-the server came back and told us we were short.We told her there had been $100 bill.She said not possible.She made us feel like criminals.I checked my wallet if maybe I had put it in by mistake,The manager came to talk to us and as he said they will put in the money the server "found " the bill in the tree that is all over for decor.We were all super upset and he said to ask for him next time we came.They should have adjusted the bill this time to make us feel more comfortable.BE CAREFUL-heard this can happen anywhere-confirm when you put down cash especially if there is a large bill that the person knows you are aware.

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c
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They are always good ... this time it was raining
And their bar - being under a tent system- was leaking where no one could sit in the area

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Small portions, but excellent food

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OT
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to do our rehearsal dinner at Herringbone. Awesome service

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