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Herringbone – La Jolla

4.5
4.5
2644 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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 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, Delivery, and Pick-up.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (702) 715-3753

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Wall Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Live Music offered in our bar/lounge Thurdays-Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. S

    Sofi

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashley was amazing!!!
  2. DL

    DanielaL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, very friendly, amazing food. I will definitely come back
  3. N

    Nina

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Pretty disappointed with our experience here. We sat on the front patio because we had a service dog with us - no problem. The issue was we sat there for 20 minutes before anyone came to check in or give water although a few employees came out to pet the dog. Once our server did come it took forever between water and getting our drinks. My glass of wine was not very good. Food was fine but not worth the value. At the end of our meal at 8:45pm they had shut the front doors of the restaurant and closed the curtains on the inside so we were sitting outside in the dark. Our table was very disappointed with the service.
  4. WO

    WilliamO

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place however we waited 32 minutes from the time we were seated till our drinks arrived…
  5. JB

    JakeB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Gone down hill. Drinks were mediocre. Wine list is very limited. Had the salmon and it was very over cooked.
  6. CG

    ChrisG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had two experiences: happy hour and dinner. Happy Hour was good, but busy...so the service was slow. Probably took 8-10 minutes before a server visited our table. Smaller beer selection, so I opted for a beer that was decent. Food was great and my wife enjoyed the $1, Happy Hour raw oysters. Dinner was a bit more of an elevated experience. The rear of the restaurant is beautiful. Our server, Damien, was quick, attentive, knowledgable and helpful. I ordered surf n turf. When my New York strip came out well done (I ordered medium rare), Damien noticed and out of great service, refused to let me keep it. He asked me to cut 1/3 of it to keep myself busy while he had another prepared. The next came out rare, but I appreciated the attempt to get it right. My wife's fish n chips were absolutely perfect. The best and most perfectly-breaded fish I've ever had. Drinks were great. Meal for two with a couple of cocktails each, surf-n-turf for me, and fish n chips for her was $275 (before tip).
  7. PT

    PatTD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food at this restaurant was pretty good and the set was great.
  8. CA

    CesarA

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good ambiance, a little hot, great service, good food, I gladly come back
  9. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great but paying $48 for water was a disappointment. Why can’t a fine restaurant like that offer filtered tap? Are they that hard up for money and tips that they have to sell water and not make guests feel safe to drink the tap?
  10. TM

    TheresaM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very poor experience. First, our waiter told us that they were out of scallops which we found out wasn't true. Then our waiter quit his job halfway through our dinner (not due to us - lol!). We watched the staff run around trying to figure out what to do but no one came up to us for over 20 minutes. I finally flagged down a waiter and asked and he confirmed that they couldn't find our waiter. After another 10 minutes or so, I flagged down the manager who had passed by our table at least a dozen times and asked him. He was very apologetic and asked if he could bring us more food but by then we were done with dinner. He said he'd bring us a dessert but then we didn't see him for another 10-15 minutes so we left. I think the worst part was that we were lied to about the scallops which is what I wanted to order. Very strange evening to say the least. Everyone was really nice and I felt bad for the staff but as I told the manager - he should have at least stopped by our table and let us know, we would have been understanding of the situation. It was obvious that we were looking around wondering where our waiter was.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    6pm dinner on a Thursday. The ambiance was great, enjoyed the decor. Our server, Emma, was amazing; very friendly, attentive and informative. She seemed knowledge about all the dishes and drinks and made suggestions with sustenance. We had two cocktails, each had a lobster roll, and had a berry tart for dessert. Cocktails were good, tho the old fashioned would benefit from a single large ice cube versus many small ice cubes to avoid being watered down. Lobster roll was just okay, not a ton of flavor and while the large chunks of lobster were appreciated, it made for an awkward eating experience. Best part of the tart was the sorbet on top; the bottom of The tart was incredibly difficult to cut through with our spoons. The tip to the server was the best value proposition of the meal, she certainly earned it.
  12. C

    Cinderella

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I had a completely preconceived idea about this place. First off when I made the reservation I had to put down my credit card which I have never had to do before, ever. Second, it states no beach attire, no flip flops, tank tops, etc…. My husband forgot his more formal shoes and wore his slides, and nobody said anything. We also noticed people wearing plain white t shirts and other t shirts. So yeah, not sure why the fuss about no beach wear. The ambiance is very nice, we arrived on time at 7:30. We were sat at a 4 top that was next to a high top and the chair was practically on top of me. When they sat that table the person that was going to sit in that chair moved it to the other side. Should not have a high top next to a regular table. We sat for exactly 22 minutes before we were acknowledged. It took 26 minutes to get some water. We were minutes away from walking out. Finally at 30 minutes we were able to order. I understand it was Saturday night and it was busy, but we had been out the night before at a restaurant that was just as busy and had a much better experience. Two other tables that sat after us got their food and drinks before we did. 👎🏽 So the service needs some upgrades. The food did make up for the service. Starter we had the bone marrow. Excellent. Next we had the burrata salad. Very fresh and good. Main we had the special that night, the branzino, it was excellent. My husband ordered a second drink and so did I, but waiter forgot my drink. I didn’t say anything, decided to go somewhere else for my second drink. This place is okay but I was under impressed overall. Pass.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One awesome dining experience. Special thank you to GM Kyle and Team for accommodating us !
  14. JR

    JuanR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Frankly we where expecting more. We both tried the Lobster Sandwich and it was not excellent. Just Ok on flavor. We also tried the ahi tacos and nothing extraordinarily good. In general average food (overpriced) with normal service. The place is very pretty and the ambiance is nice.
  15. BW

    BetsyW

    Treasure Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all liked what we ordered. I had the pepperoni pizza and it was the best!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent but the service was mediocre at best. We did not see your server for long periods of time. She would disappear and not check in regularly.
  18. AP

    AlexanderP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This restaurant has really gone downhill. I’ve been here a lot of times and they’ve really fallen off. The menu has contracted to just a few generic options, the quality of service has plummeted, and the overall value proposition has collapsed. The oysters are still good, but everything else (except a couple appetizers) is no longer worth getting. Really disappointed, as this used to be a favorite in La Jolla.
  19. E

    Emwood

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The steak was very good except there were a lot of tendons I had to cut through. A little disappointing for the price. All n All a very good dining experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We made this reservation with great expectations. The mussels were in a light and delicious white wine broth, evunfortunately half of the mussels were unopened and inedible. The aqua ceviche was watery and impossible to share. The mussels came with 3 tiny french bread rounds, additional bread was at a charge. The restaurant was out of pizza at 6:30 and several liquors. The restaurant also overcharged by triple the cost for bourbon.The salads were bland and no better than a bagged grocery store item, the addition of shrimp was very skimpy and plain and flavorless. We tried to speak with a manager which took 5 days and he didn’t have any response other than to ask please come back. Why would we? I even filled in the corporate survey and got no reply. There are so many better restaurants and ones who value their customers.
  21. LM

    LMTabin

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I hadn't been to Herringbone for a while and was looking forward to hosting clients for dinner. When I arrived, I was disappointed to see that the menu was VERY limited; only a few choices for appetizers and entrees. We started off with some oysters which were good; the Aguachile which was underwhelming; and the calamari, which was extremely salty. I attempted to order 3 different wines by the glass and was told that they were out of all of them. I resorted to a cocktail which was beautiful, but far too sweet to enjoy with food. I had a tough time selecting an entree because with dietary restrictions and limited options, not much stood out. The table ordered scallops, chicken, salad and pizza. We attempted to order a bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner, but again, each of 4 different wines LISTED ON THE MENU, were unavailable! Once the food arrived, everyone was a big fan of the scallops served over Risotto (a favorite and recommendation from our server); the chicken was forgettable; and the pizza, tasteless. I finished every bite of the salad due to the underwhelming nature of everything else! We passed on dessert and decided to head home after an unfortunately disappointing experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Arrived early for our anniversary sat at the bar to get oysters and drinks, table was ready. We were sat at a lovely table and waited 25 minutes with no service e at all, no water no waiter. After 20 minutes my husband got up and said we need a waiter it’s been 20 minutes waited another 5 minutes and got up and left. Mind you this was our anniversary dinner date. We won’t be back again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. M

    Maggat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Good food and location but staff from checkin to bar to food was unfriendly, and super slow for a nearly empty place on a Saturday night.
  25. PK

    Pete1K

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was excellent along with the service and a good value
  26. MC

    MariC

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is simply wonderful and the food was delicious. As a single diner, there is the tendency to be "forgotten" but the managers, whose names I did not get unfortunately, had me covered, so I am very thankful to them. I cannot wait to go back again.
  27. EH

    ErinH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    I haven’t been back to Herringbone in 8 years. I loved it when they first open. Last night, I was unimpressed with our experience there. I’m a big foodie and particular. And none of these things individually created a terrible experience, but it just could have been better for the price and the reputation. 1. The old fashioned cocktail didn’t come with a big ice cube. Using regular ice waters it down fast and at a place like this, they really should have big cubes. 2. My lychee and rose martini was lukewarm. Martinis should be freezing cold, even with some ice sheets floating on top. This was disappointing. 3. I ordered the mussels, which were delicious. The flavor was fantastic. However, the grilled bread on the side was disgusting. It was cold and stale and just awful. That was a bummer because there’s nothing like warm, fresh crunchy bread with mussels. 4. The service was less than ideal. He forgot a few different things. He brought my oysters ($1 oysters Baja, hated how creamy they were but still a great deal on oysters) before my friend’s glass of wine. We ordered a side of fries with our entree that came out as an appetizer like 15 minutes before our entrees which I didn’t like. Overall, it was fine. The ambiance is incredible, beautiful inside. Probably wouldn’t go back with how many incredible restaurants there are in La Jolla.
  28. MR

    MaryR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were great! Perfect location to celebrate a birthday or anniversary
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place, delicious food n drinks and lovely ambiance. Our server Emily was amazing and sweet! Would visit again if I’m in the area.
  30. CI

    ChewedItOver

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The $1 Oyster brought my family and I in. The chicken dish my wife had was great! We will be back!
  31. RE

    RichardE

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - recommend
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time back in many years. Great to return to what was always one of my favorite dining spots. Great food and ambiance!
  33. PC

    PCSPCS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly designed space. Food choices were broad. The service was excellent and friendly. The cocktails were tasty. Our only complaint was the tiny tacos. They ask you how many you want but our server didn't do a good job saying exactly how small they are.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food we ordered was delicious! The octopus and scallops dishes were our favorite. The service was great, and the menu has a good variety of food options. Will definitely be going back to try other items we didn’t get to
  35. S

    Sunny

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice location, food is ok, the dishes we wanted were not available, small portions. Ordered some appetizers to share, it would be nice if the server mentioned that something is not appropriate to share.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    good but expected better food
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chocolate lava cake is not really a lava cake. It’s like a very moist chocolate cake. Salmon was the tail part and smelled really vey fishy (more than normal). Server was very good, energetic and welcoming.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We had high hopes for our dinner last night, those hopes were quickly dashed by what I would call an average dining experience. Cocktails, new twist on an old fashion served over a heavy glass of drink ice cubes, nothing like a watered down speciality cocktail to start! I will say the Far South of the Border mezcal cocktail was a delightfully smoky and sweet drink. The chilled avocado soup lacked a flavor personality, was it a dip? A drizzle? Why served in a shallow dish? The steamed mussels and burrata were great. The garlicky chili spiced sherry with the mussels was delightful. The entrees that were ordered, black cod (86’d) subbed for scallops and risotto, along with another scallops and filet. There are a few items that can either be fantastic or truly botched. Scallops were under cooked, decent sear and crust on one side yet raw and gummy on the bottom. Couple the under done scallop with the grossly under seasoned (I would stand by not seasoned at all and no sign or taste of saffron) risotto and you have a masterpiece of flavorless mush. The filet was supposed to be cooked to med Rare yet arrived seared and blue. The one highlight was the side order of fries, crispy hot outside soft middles…Overall what I would classify as a very sub par dining experience that fell completely short of the ambiance it was presented in.
  39. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I have to say that while my experience at Herringbone was fine, what prompted the reservation was an email that advertised a Happy Hour, with a direct link to make the reservation via Open Table. What it did not say was that the Happy Hour was not a part of the reservation (Bar and Lounge only, but table-only reservations). This is misleading, and Herringbone's marketing team should do better for their customers, especially if they are going to be spamming email ads for promotions that do not exist.
  40. CW

    CarolW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    wanted to sit in the back restaurant area, needed to ask

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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You can order delivery directly from Herringbone – La Jolla using the Order Online button. Herringbone – La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 715-3753.

Herringbone – La Jolla is rated 4.5 stars by 2644 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Herringbone – La Jolla

7837 Herschel Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wall Street

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music offered in our bar/lounge Thurdays-Sunday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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