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7837 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4408 (Wall Street)
+1 858-459-0221
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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262 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool looking place. It was very convenient to where I was staying. The place was almost empty...should have been a clue. The food was weak. I would've sent mine back...but it seemed like more hassle than it was worth. I won't try it again.

Thank DogDoggie
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered Smoked Salmon Benedict and Stuffed French Toast for Easter brunch. Asked for the eggs scrambled for the benedict but they came poached. The benedict was cold and the English muffin so hard it could not be cut. The Stuffed French Toast had very little strawberries and lemon ricotta and was very dry. The side potatoes were also dry and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you enter the place is really nice, with trees inside, decoration is very nice. Service is excelent, sadly the food pretends to be original but the taste is not that good. The crab with rice was dry, the oysters were good and fresh, the octopus is mmmmm and the halibut was also average.

Thank K8RdeC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant on a recommendation and glad we did but was surprised at the high prices and small portions. I guess we were paying for ambience and service because both were above average. I enjoy fine dining and more than happy to pay for it but three small scallops for $42 is somewhat silly. I've been to the... More 

Thank Brian H
Montreal, Canada
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216 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiance is awesome. we had fish it was excellent .Service was good I d go back if we are in that sector of the country again

Thank Paolo1005
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The first thing I noticed was that there were olive trees in the middle of the restaurant; The only down side is that they will probably lose them as there doesn't seem to be sufficient light. They have a number of small plates to choose from and share; each with its own unique flavors and presentation. We were in La... More 

Thank Luvaghn B
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Got there with a reservation to find a letter size white sheet of paper on the front: "closed due to power outage, sorry for the inconvenience" Not even a courtesy call to inform even though I had made reservation via Open Table 4 days prior Stay classy!

Thank Tovarich1975
Alex F, General Manager at Herringbone, responded to this review

Hi, Our sincerest apologies for not getting a hold of you to inform you about our closing. We called all of our reservation on Thursday to let them know but obviously you were missed. We had a small electrical fire and have not been able to get power restored yet. We would like to invite you back! Please shoot me... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had several appetizers pre-ordered which were quite good, followed by individual selections of salads and entrees. My salad, mixed greens had a couple of bites that tasted like a spoonful on salt. I could not eat it at all. Followed by short ribs that were advertised as 48 hour short ribs. They were not fork tender, nor did they... More 

Thank Steve F
Napa, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Monday happy hour all day in the bar fresh Oysters, great craft beers my wife had the Bronzino, I enjoyed the Halibut tender & moist flaky,the place had ambiance live olive trees fireplace and great service. On our A list next time we come visit! Thank you Andre & Michele Scott Napa Ca

Thank Andre S
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and cool interior...then it went downhill. Service was extremely poor. im usually not bothered by servers who have no personality, but when they also ignore you, and focus on the tables around you, it takes its toll. Also, expext to see extremely large prices and small portions...not sure why that happens...who serves one crabcake the size of a... More 

Thank Michael M
Alex F, General Manager at Herringbone, responded to this review

Hi, I am very sorry for the service you received here at Herringbone. We take great pride in our food and our service. We appreciate your feedback and would like to grow from it and prevent this from happening again. If you could share a little more information about your experience I would be grateful so we could use this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7837 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4408
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-0221
Located in the coastal community of La Jolla, Herringbone offers "Fish Meats Field" cuisine by Top Chef Season 3's Brian Malarkey.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?