Permanently Closed - Whisknladle

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 tapas and signature cocktails, glasses of wine and draft beers


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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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AmyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and they have the best staff. Every person who has served us at Whisknladle has been so pleasant. I would definitely recommend dining here. I can’t wait to come back.

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ChrisC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food was subpar. I ordered the hot chicken which did not have much of chicken but only the batter. I loved the ambience though. The menu could be better and also offer some healthy dining options

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vipPBSteve
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again another perfect meal at Whisknladle.

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JoAnnN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice menu, yummy food. Very pleasant ambience. And not noisy!

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littlejo
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service very slow, we sat at booth and reflection off car windshields blinded us. their sunscreen goes all the way across multiple seatings, so you cannot very well ask them to put in down and block everyone's view. French fries super salty. Fried chicken sandwich fairly tasteless, limited beer selection to emphasize Gravity Heights brews.Even with BOGO coupon our lunch with two beers and two sandwiches was $50, which is steep for the meal we had. I know some people really like this place but I had disappointing breakfast previously and now disappointing lunch so don't feel like attempting dinner. Nice that they offered mocktails but at $7 or $8 for basiically fruit puree and seltzer or tonic that is steep. No wonder places are closig because who can afford to go out.

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vipCherylW
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome and the food was delicious! A definite return.

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viplloyd
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork sausage tagliatelle was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, friendly service, and a very accommodating environment. we look forward to our next visit.

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vipEsperinos
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful farm to table place. The roasted cauliflower starter was nice. Maine scallops were cooked perfectly. Very popular place e judging by the activity.

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jrad
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in La Jolla. Never can go wrong here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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Ben1
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting and delicious food combined with excellent, friendly service.
But don't sit on the banquette, as the springs are worn out.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great service friendly and welcoming

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice date night location. On the more expensive side. Food portions are not that big but has a great ambiance & excellent wine!

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LauraC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. I love the atmosphere, and the staff was very friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb . A singular experience in service and food.

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princess
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The waiter was wonderful and we enjoyed the restaurant and food very much. Definitely will return.

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vipWorthwhile
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service.

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LillieO
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Yummy! Great selection of food and drinks.

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ScottS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent brunch experience all the way around -- food, atmosphere, service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Loved the ahí crudo. Will definitely be coming back!

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JenniferW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat at Whisknladle when in San Diego. The service, food, and ambiance are all incredible. Thanks for another great meal!

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jillw
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our yearly visit to La Jolla and we always head to Whisknladle Outstanding and the staff is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I had the tuna tacos! There was one very skinny strip of tuna swamped in cabbage in each taco. At first I thought that they forgot the tuna. Oh! I just remembered, there was also a little piece of avocado. That’s it! The green salad was just pieces of lettuce with a boring salad dressing, ie. no taste. Very disappointed. And it was Valentine’s Day! Not a heart anywhere. And no mention on the menu or anywhere in the restaurant. Granted it was lunch, but we like to have a nice lunch rather than a heavy dinner of several courses.

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vipsimply7
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Staff were attentive. The wine was good (35$ red). The artichoke appetizer was good. The crudo was ridiculously small for the price and the cheese plate was so lackluster with the choice of cheeses and no interesting accompaniments for the high price. Will not be returning.

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EatnEverywhere
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great
Food was fun

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DaveS
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have four appetizers between the two of us. Our waiter paired them up for us perfectly and each dish was excellent. We'll be back soon

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vipedwardw
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just always a delightful time. Bob our favorite waiter is amazing too.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely amazing! Great ambiance and very cool atmosphere. Servers were super knowledgeable about how the food was prepared and had great recommendations. Highly highly recommend!

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vipLisaM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was fabulous! We will definitely come back next time we are in town

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vipec67
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was imaginative, well thought out and put together... amazing! Our server and everybody on staff was so attentive and cordial and polite and friendly! Wonderful evening! Highly recommend!

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Momoftwo
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for San Diego Restaurant Week. $50 per person. I got the artichoke for appetizer, scallops for entree and Butterscotch Budino for dessert. The artichoke was on the spicy side. I would probably get the mussels in its place next time. Scallops were excellent with the sweet potato puree. The Butterscotch Budino was amazing!
I am looking forward to dining here again.

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JennU
San Diego
2 reviews