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Whisknladle

1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
+1 858-551-7575
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“bone marrow” (17 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
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1 - 10 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, prices well, it's LaJolla. Atmosphere very casual, menu vert limited, but what we had was great. Very laid back staff, not inattentive, just laid back. Can get crowed.

Thank sestrich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burgers were good, and cooked to order. Kids were not thrilled at the menu. A step back to simplicity would be beneficial.

Thank onemanicmechanic
Reviewed 1 June 2018

After walking the Coast, we stopped in for a cold beer and hot burger. What a treat! The burger was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Our waitress, Cassandra, was awesome. She was very attentitive and friendly. We will definitely stop by again when in...More

Thank Slubby
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A great place to chill and watch world go by. Really nice staff who make sure all your needs are taken care of and love a chat. Great to see.

Thank Pete H
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Stopped for lunch with an infant. Had a great kids menu. All the salads were fantastic, and big enough to share. Fish tacos were excellent. Service and prices were excellent.

Thank FHANDS
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I always enjoyed dinner at wisknladle. I am not surprised that their lunch is very good too. I liked their fried chicken lunch. Service is good as usual. Highly recommended

Thank gzau
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Good food and service: enjoyed the charcuterie, outstanding bone marrow, vegetable medley, Tomohawk ribeye and three fish entrees, followed by tiramisu and strawberry/rhubarb crostata. Cocktails are quite special and generous. Prices on the high side, but not inconsistent with quality at a La Jolla establishment.

Thank mojobabushka2018
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Was not looking for a huge meal and stopped to review the menu. They has split pea soup as a special so, since it is my favorite soup, thought I would enjoy a bowl. It was out of this world! I paired it with a...More

Thank kathleenberry
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had some interesting sounding dishes which were very well balanced in flavour. Portion size very manageable too, as we hate to leave food which is wasted.

Thank HMAAmersham_England
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Had a wonderful week long trip to LaJolla / San Diego and had the chance to try many restaurants. Our last night we dined at Whisknladle which turned out to the best - by a longshot. Wish we discovered it earlier in our trip. Attractive...More

Thank RR22RR
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Response from MrWestalke82 | Reviewed this property |
Do not believe so...
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Response from SocaLakwatsera | Reviewed this property |
I haven't tried going for brunch but I imagine it would be as good as dinner. I just checked out the brunch menu and it looks delicious. I wouldn't hesitate trying them out for brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
    (Herchel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-7575
Description
SpecialtiesFrench, Spanish & Italian inspired farm-to-table fare! Happy Hour starts daily at 3 p.m. and includes $8 cocktails, $5 sangria and $4 tapas.HistoryEstablished in 2008Whisknladle is a nationally-acclaimed restaurant located in the heart of beautiful downtown La Jolla, Calif. Renowned for its Spanish, French & Italian inspired farm-to-table fare, Whisknladle was recently awarded both the Critic's Pick and Readers' Choice for "Best Farm-to-Table" restaurant by San Diego Magazine. Corporate Executive Chef, Ryan Johnston, was named "Best Chef" by San Diego Home & Garden readers in 2012 and again by San Diego Magazine readers in 2013.Meet the Business Owner: Arturo K.Whisknladle Hospitality started simply with the serendipitous meeting of one talented chef [Ryan Johnston] and one young entrepreneur [Arturo Kassel] in 2006. Convinced that what San Diego needed was a farm-fresh restaurant that served from-scratch cooking, the pair opened Whisknladle in the heart of La Jolla in 2008. This back-to-basics approach to cooking - or gourmet comfort food - has firmly planted Whisknladle in the hearts of locals and tourists alike.A La Jolla institution with a national following, Whisknladle expanded its concept into another style of restaurants - Prepkitchen. A restaurant designed for cooks by cooks, Prepkitchen focuses on delivering the same farm-fresh and seasonal cuisine at an everyday-eats price. Since opening the first Prepkitchen in La Jolla, the concept has exploded. In 2010, Whisknladle Hospitality opened Prepkitchen Del Mar and then Prepkitchen Little Italy in 2012.Whisknladle Also RecommendsPrepkitchen La Jolla7556 Fay AveLa Jolla, CA 92037Category: American (New)"Inspired by cooks for cooks, Prepkitchen serves artisanal, local fare at an everyday-eats price!"Prepkitchen Del Mar1201 Camino Del MarDel Mar, CA 92014Category: American (New)"Located in downtown Del Mar, Prepkitchen serves artisanal, farm-to-table style cuisine in the city's beautiful, coastal neighborhood environment."Prepkitchen Little Italy1660 India StSan Diego, CA 92101Category: American (New)
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