Herringbone – La Jolla

4.4
2448 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We are now accepting reservations nightly at 4pm Wednesday-Saturday and from 10am on 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, Sunday 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 2448 people are saying
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Stella
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance and atmosphere at the restaurant are truly magical. Very romantic and welcoming. The food was really great as well. If you like seafood, I’d definitely recommend eating here!

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MarvC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The mussels were some of the worse that i have had. It was just a very bitter broth. The salmon that my wife had was as if it was frozen and not fresh!
The calamari was excellent as well as drinks. This was our 2nd time. First was ok, but not good!

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JonS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food and atmosphere is awesome. Our server was overwhelmed Nf it took 45 mins to get a second drink. By that time we actually cancelled the 2nd drink.

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vipMichaelM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. It has a great vibe and awesome food and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and incredible food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service. Left small tip to reflect this… credit card charge was $9 higher than our receipt shows. Hmmm. Won’t be back.

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Madz
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the place was very nice! loved their happy hour menu

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great place to eat. The location, ambience, food and service were all top notch. I recommend this place to everyone.

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I really wanted to love this restaurant based on the online photos and menu. Sadly, we were placed at a table with zero ambience or view of the interior décor. The service was good, the food was ok, but disappointing overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Very disappointed. Had the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. The shrimp smelled really funky. Complained to the waiter but all he said was that it was due to the seasoning. Maybe yes but maybe no. Still with funky smelling seafood you can not take chances. Would have been much better if he had taken the issue seriously but he did not. Don’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were disappointed because we were there at happy hour times but would not serve happy hour on the back patio… You did not have any tables in the front except for outside and because we had elderly gentleman with us that would not work… However food was excellent service was excellent and the back patio as always was gorgeous… I just wish they could have been did the rules a tiny bit as we were clearly at happy hour times and more comfortable for elderly people to sit in the back… Love your restaurant

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Joe50
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The entree took very long to come out and even after I told the server to make the entree to go, it still took 10 more minutes. Check took awhile to get here as well. The octopus was a little too salty and the calamari bits were cut too small. There were alot of calamari batter bits than actually calamari. The lychee martini was very good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Horrible food and drinks but great decor and ambiance

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Foodlovin
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Both dishes were really good. The lobster roll was delicious and the filet was outstanding. Prepared just right, juicy and tender.

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maxine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! Fabulous food and service! Thank you Herringbone!
We definitely will be back and will recommend the restaurant to all our friends.

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StephanieC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jesse, was absolutely great. The food was really good as well. Overall made for a great evening with my wife and two daughters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Worst service I’ve had in a long time. Waiter made me feel uncomfortable finally had to go to host to ask to remove items that never came.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Josh was great but he got really busy. He did take care of us and the food was absolutely amazing.

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Allison
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was okay... very pricey. Not a huge fan of what we ordered.

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TracyU
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp with mushroom risotto was excellent.

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beachgirl
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herringbone has a great selection of food and drink as well as happy hour prices on Friday!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great with one exception. Although the NY Strip I ordered tasted great, it was cooked well-done even though I ordered it medium. Seafood tower was awesome. Lastly, dessert (ice cream sundae) took 15 minutes. Overall a great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food is not good. Fish in the fish and chips was bitter. Grilled shrimp not fresh.

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s23pm
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place, trendy and cool. Good food, fast from the kitchen.
Emily, he GM approached to answer some questions about the wine we were looking for.
We asked about some wines and she suggested another one (less than half the price than our pick) and said it pair better with our meal... professional attitude!
Bryan The sous chef approached to see how we were doing, sent us complimentary dessert.

In few words I'd say it's a place to have a nice comfortable diner and drinks in a social mood.
Oyster bar is outstanding. Decor is really nice.

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DeeDee10
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazingly delicious. I loved the roasted cauliflower with the curry.The flavor was amazing!! I would go back just for that. The main lobster roll was yummy too. And can’t beat the ambience to open with indoor trees. I just wish the service matched up. I sat waiting forever before somebody even came over to ask me if I had been helped. It was rather disappointing and my waiter never really came back much to check on me – –someone else had to bring me water and my bill. But the food was still amazing so I would return just for that. Thank you to the chef!

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NatalyaB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great as usual - we were there for happy hour; but the happy hour seating area is VERY LOUD - music is not great but loud. Oh well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Spendy cocktails but it’s La Jolla! Excited to return.

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gregm
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Cool San Diego vibe with great design and great music. Somehow the music wax at a decent volume but you didn’t have to talk over it and couldn’t really hear other conversations. The calamari was great and the poke tacos were amazing. Service was also great. The first bottle of wine we got was bad so we sent it back. The manager agreed that it was soured? Apologized and actually thanked us for saying something. Genuinely. Love this place and will come back for Poke tacos x2 next time!

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NadyaZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Out of a lot of things on the menu. So cold inside the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing atmosphere with quality food abs service. Fantastic seafood fresh selection.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, beautiful and unique ambiance, great attention and service!

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ChristopherO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place, good food, pretty romantic setting for a date night.

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Thepash
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was underwhelming and drink came out half full after waiting 20 minutes waiting for the waiter. None of the food came out together everything came out haphazardly. Been to the best in la jolla, this was not one of them

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TroyR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Once seated it took about 10 minute for someone to service our table, but once the server arrived, the service for the rest of the evening was very good.

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MaryG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here a few times and will be back. Loved the poke tacos!
We really enjoy the oysters too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Service, food, culture…. An amazing experience every time.

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Maddy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The molten chocolate cake was not molten and didn’t taste good. Curry spices not properly cooked in cauliflower side. Shrimp burned. The tiny dollar Baja oysters are the same they serve in the dining room at full price. Staff, cocktails, and appetizers were good.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with outstanding service and food. A bit loud, making conversation a little more difficult, but overall, a great experience.

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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 4.4 stars by 2448 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.