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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 tcoffey@hakkasan.com

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Cheers to the New Year in La Jolla with a decadent 4-course dinner and celebratory bubbles toast at midnight! Enjoy dishes like our beloved bivalves, Kona Kampachi Crudo, Seared Scallops, or Prime Dry Aged New York for $95 per person. Make your reservation today!

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Private Dining

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

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Special Occasion (31)
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Romantic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Fun (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Healthy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Live Music (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Casual (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food but the restaurant is TOO LOUD. That’s our only complaint.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for the oysters and stayed for the ambiance and the great menu!
Loved the fresh fish and sweet tender oysters...great ambiance-

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Live music and the bottomless mimosas are truly bottomless! Love the interiors, especially the front room. Been here twice and have had a great brunch each time. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server, Rune was phenomenal. His suggestions were spot on and his humor made our dining experience perfect.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary October 14th 2017. It was absolutely beautiful and really unlike anything I have ever been to.

The good the service was great. The servers had made sure we had everything we needed. Before going over to there next customers. The food was delicious I had the chicken and I must say it was cooked very well Although the sauce is something of an acquired taste my wife thought it was delicious. My wife had the crab cake and said it was one of the best she’s had.

The bad: the place was very crowded and very loud which made it hard to talk to my wife who was sitting next to me. The serving size was a little smaller than what I thought it was going to be which didn’t make up for the price. And the customers that went to eat were your typical rich stuck up La Jolla folk which took away from the experience.

On a good note, I would think about eating here again it’s very unique and that’s not something you find in your everyday restaurant it had its own personality. Well done!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Met here for book Club. Tasty drink and meal. Love the atmosphere. Relaxed!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very good, but DJ music a littlew too loud in restauranrt for conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Two out of three meals were amazing. Sea bass was not the best on 10/14/17. Amazing decor and service! Way too loud! Couldn't hear each other. This was our second visit. All meals were great last time and it was not as loud. 5 stars that time. I think it depends on where you sit. And fish can be iffy I guess!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fabulous food. Great wait staff. Loved the idea of being able to order different sizes of wine glasses. The branzino was wonderful and the donuts were to die for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The place is beautiful. Plan on waiting for a table even with a reservation. Appetizers were great. Main course was average.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. We had amazing service and the food was delicious. I love how Herringbone is decorated. They have great drinks as well. I would highly recommend making a reservation for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My family is from Panama and it is difficult to find tasty fish, but Herringbone got it right! We tasted many items on the menu from the Branzino, Octopus, Chicken to the heavenly maple donuts. Everything was superb. We will return.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic service. Food was delicious - Buffalo Octopus, Scallops, Linguini and Clams, Halibut, Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus. Everything was cooked and presented perfectly. Fun, lively atmosphere with unique decor. Great coctails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This restaurant is so fun with it's indoor trees and rustic nautical decor. You'll see food you recognize on the menu but they are served with Herringbone's creative flair. The manager, Alex, was extremely friendly and went out of his way to make us feel welcomed and happy with our meal. Everyone was friendly and it was a great experience over all. Thank you.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Took some out of town friends there to celebrate. We shared the whole fish ceviche and it is fantastic! Both the halibut and scallops were given rave reviews by our friends too. It's one of my favorite spots in La Jolla.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I've been here several times over the years, but always for dinner. Saturday brunch was a first. I've yet to come here and check everything off at once when it comes to food experience, service, ingenuity, value for price, etc. but am always hopeful. The French toast was excellent, the best ever, but none of us could find the eggs that were supposed to be in the chilaquilles dish. In spite of it being Saturday brunch, there were no fruit juices available although they served mimosas, but I was able to get a great cup of fruit "off" menu. The service was okay, not super attentive considering the slower crowd, and being offered at least one coffee warm up would've been nice. And I don't see how, at least upon opening, staff can't ensure that restroom necessities are refilled. It's the little things that make a great restaurant. This one is still in a learning curve, consistently making basic mistakes as though no one's really in charge or is indifferent to overall customer experience. I like the ambiance and decor, and for Saturday brunch in La Jolla clientele were remarkably light - perhaps telling. I hope they can realize their food and service potential at some point.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Awesome, fun atmosphere. Great food. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I picked Herringbone, for a "1st date" with a new friend from Riverside County.
Thanks to the excellent service, from your very vibrant Server, Rune, my date was a "hit"!
Very knowledgeable about the menu, and its ingredients/preparation. And his "timing" was perfect. ( not too "hovering", not too "absent". Just Right, for a 1st Date. )
I will recommend Herringbone (& Rune), to anyone who asks...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Made reservation but was not seated on a timely basis. The front desk forgot about us and thought they seated us even though we were waiting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my wife and I anniversary of our first date and herringbone went out of their way to make it special. They gave us complimentary glasses of champagne and a complimentary dessert. The food was excellent as always. One of our favorite places in San Diego.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Incredible good Ambiente combined with a real good service and the food was absolutely excellent!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Everything was great, except our server was just so bland. It seemed as if he was annoyed with my table during the whole dining experience. I've had great experience there before but the server this time really turned us off.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Absolutely great dining experience! Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. I especially liked the cous cous salad/appetizer. Cory, our server, along with all the other help provided great professional and very personal service. My wife and I were celebrating our one year anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make us feel special. Did I mention the food was great.... and the cocktails too! Thank you for a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, good value, neighborhood gem; service was slow this particular night but usually god,

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The whole Branzino was spectacular tasting and served beautifully. We had the summer salad to start, lots of color and lovely fresh flavors.
We will definitely return and will recommend to friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Amazing in every way. I had mentioned it was our anniversary and they surprised us w champagne and desert! Highly recommended and we will be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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