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Whisknladle

4.7
1700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Nationally acclaimed restaurant Whisknladle is located in the heart of beautiful downtown La Jolla, minutes from the La Jolla Cove and local beaches. Renowned for its French, Italian & Spanish inspired fare, Whisknladle’s menu changes daily to reflect the best of San Diego’s local bounty. Celebrated as the “Best Restaurant – Worldwide” by Conde Nast Traveler in 2008, Whisknladle has maintained its reputation for exceptional service, artisanal food and handcrafted cocktails over the years. In 2012, Whisknladle was named “Best Farm-to-Table” restaurant by San Diego Citybeat readers and “Best Chef” by San Diego Home & Garden magazine.

Whisknladle serves lunch & dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends. It’s happy hour menu offered daily in the bar from 3 to 6 p.m. and includes the restaurant’s award-winning $6-9 tapas, $6 sangria & $6-9 handcrafted and signature cocktails, glasses of wine and draft beers


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Private dining
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch-- Monday Through Friday 1130am-3pm
Brunch -- Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
Dinner Monday Through Friday 5pm-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5pm-930pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm (bar and lounge only)
We are closed Monday through Thursday for lunch. Please visit our sister restaurant right across the street for a great lunch dining experience.
We ARE open on major Monday holidays
Days we are CLOSED: Super Bow, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas
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Phone number
(858) 551-7575
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Johnston
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Herchel
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Parking details
Validated parking also available up to 2 hours at Hotel Parisi on Hershel Street
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Special events & promotions
events@whisknladle.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Chef's Table available in our private dining room. We work with you to create a menu based on our seasonal cuisine. 2-4 course and full tasting menu's available as well as family style dining. Seats up to 14 people. 500$ F&B minimum

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What 1700 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Just amazing all around. Food, service, ambiance - even the playlist was top notch! One of my favorite places to eat. Thank you for a wonderful Father's Day Brunch!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation for a special occasion party of 5 that turned into a party of 10. They quickly adapted and offered us their private room. Made the event very special. Great food! Loved the hanger steak. One dish was abit too spicy even though we love spicy food.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food is good, ambience is nice, but the overpriced. $70 per person including one main plate, less than one small plate and a drink.
Seriously?

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Overall enjoyed our experience there. Could have been a little better on the softer side of things, but all in all, a perfectly fine dining experience.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

BRUNCH -

Normally I can't say enough good things about Whisknladle - love this place. But my last meal just wasn't the same withouth Jessie waiting on us. Food was not quite right, coffee not refilled, service with a smile not delivered. But overall WNL is still light years better than other brunch options.

Jessie not only knows how to deliver great service, but makes sure our food is prepared perfectly. It's just not the same eating at WNL without her!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food and service as always - best restaurant in La Jolla!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Always a creative menu. So probably executed with outstanding service. Lovely choice of different than the usual restaurants wine s That pair beautifully. A true gem for the village of La Jolla

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great spot. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Very nice setting, not rushed. Felt like vacation in my own city. Food was very good as always.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The potato side is impressive. Foods are in right portion, not too big. Perfect for a Sunday brunch date.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

we had an awesome time!!! loved our server, Kirsten!!!!
loved our meal!!! never disappointed !!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Favorite restaurant in San Diego, constantly good food and environment.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The hostesses were absolutely amazing, my brother surprised my mom for mother's day so we had an extra person to add to our reservation last minute and they made it happen. Very thankful for them being able to accommodate us.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Dinner with friends. Excellent drinks, scallops, halibut crude and lamb shank. Always a great experience

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food here is amazing! Bob took care of us; you should feel lucky to have him as your server. Had great recommendations and each dish complimented each other beautifully. He also gave us a few recs for a few places in San Francisco that we travel to often. We can’t wait to come back and hopefully get Bob as our server again!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Whisknladle is always great for brunch. Love the lively crowd. The Hot Chicken and Chilaquiles are excellent! And it doesn't get any better when you are served by Jessie!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Beautiful space, creative menu, and great service!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Just amazing! Our food was incredible, the service was top-notch, and they made my anniversary dinner super special. Can’t wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Superb food. Just enough. Mushroom soup was the best. Prompt service but we didn’t feel hurried. Definitely eat here with their variety of organic specials

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was scrumptious. Would definitely recommend the lamb tartare and the scallops. Service was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent !!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We go to Whisk and Ladle most every Sunday. We LOVE Kristen as our server.
The food and ambiance is very nice. Pretty good value.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

In the fence on this one—my husband LOVED his meal. Mine was just—okay. Not a really welcoming vibe here. It seemed overpriced for what it was.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Date after successful event

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was so delicious. The drinks fantastic. Highly recommend for a nice night out or a special brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

It’s always a great experience...and one of my favorite bars!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food is delicious here. Have been there 3 times in the last 3 months and would go there again in a heart beat!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing service and the BEST chicken I’ve ever had. Get the chicken (can’t believe I’d say that as I never order chicken when I go out). I literally died and went to heaven. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We like this place and come here a lot. The food is always excellent, as is the service. The only slight negatives are that the menu is somewhat limited and some dishes can be quite small: the scallops, for example, are delicious but come with barely anything, so you need an extra side dish to make it a meal, in my opinion. My (adult) son commented that the halibut was the best fish dish he’d ever had! I’m getting it next time.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The service and the food was amazing! I highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good food. Good service. Would definitely reccomend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Whisknladle is one of the best restaurants in San Diego due to the combination of excellent food, attentive service and great atmosphere. Chefs are creative with lamb. duck, fresh fish and unique pasta dishes. Steve is an excellent manager of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We are visitors from Canada and this is our favourite restaurant in all of SAN Diego. We had two visits on this trip and the second was to share the experience with our adult children who live in Vancouver, a city with an abundance of amazing restaurants. They loved it and commented that it was as good if not better than there favourites back home . I must say our server was amazing and the whole service team was excellent. Keep up the great work, and we will definitely be back next time we’re in town.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been coming to Whisknladle for years and the food is always great. On this visit, I found myself disappointed with some tweaks to the brunch menu. The egg dishes now come with a dressed mixed green salad instead of breakfast potatoes. However, the menu does not mention this salad and the server did ask if I wanted to upgrade to potatoes. The menu should clearly state all items that will arrive on my plate.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We loved everything about it but the food and especially the service were the best!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Awesome experience! From the moment we sat down to when we walked out, the service and ambience was ideal for a night out. Our server was knowledgeable of the wines and receptive to our likes/dislikes for our dinner. Every dish we ordered was delicious-the stars of the night were the mussels and bone marrow! Both were great to the last bite. We can’t wait to come back with friends and continue exploring the menu!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This was one of the best meals we have enjoyed anywhere, and the service was superb.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had another wonderful dining experience here this year. The food and service were outstanding! Our server Kim went above and beyond our expectations. We will return!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always enjoy.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service is knowledgeable and polite. Food is creative and tasty. Pure quality.

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