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“Pricey but worth it...”

Herringbone La Jolla
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Ranked #26 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wall Street
Description: Herringbone features a California coastal cuisine 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 of each of location is achieved through live trees, lush greenery, fish net draping 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.
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's not a very big menu but diverse enough to offer something for everyone.

We started with a dozen oysters. They were very good but I was a little put out that we paid $35 and the folks in the bar we eating the same oysters for $1 each. If I had not been on vacation I would have told our server that I was going to the bar for oysters and I'd be back for dinner. Anyway, they were good.

We chose the Branzino and the cod. Server asked if we wanted anything with it. Turns out the sides are separate. I get it, it's La Jolla, but you'd think a $40 piece if fish would come with something else on the plate. Oh well, we ordered the carrots as a side. Bottom line, everything was fantastic! Perfectly prepared, fresh as can be, perfect flavors, just outstanding.

Our server was excellent, the room is beautiful in a quirky kind of way, overall a "A+" experience that was worth the price.

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Alex F, General Manager at Herringbone La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018



Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you took the time to share with us, and rest assured we’ve passed your comments along to our team members. Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,
Alex Fernandez
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We seek out $1 oysters and these didn’t disappoint- the happy hour area was pretty full, so it was awkward eating oysters in the longe chairs but worth it for live music and live indoor trees

Thank tanya p
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Alex F, General Manager at Herringbone La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Tanya,

Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Herringbone. We have passed your note along to our team members and look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Alex Fernandez
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had dinner and were greatly disappointed. The waiter "pushed menu items" which he claimed were wonderful. The food was bland overall. Other than the drinks, I would not come here again.

Thank nancyqc
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Alex F, General Manager at Herringbone La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018


Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We take great pride in our cuisine and source our ingredients from the best purveyors. We are constantly innovating and looking to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. We have made note of your comments, and have shared them with our management team. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.

Sincerely,
Alex Fernandez
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice dinner. Cool atmosphere in an old warehouse. Enjoyed a couple of seafood dishes (oysters, tuna - delicious) and the service was top notch. Attentive, but not overbearing. Place was packed on a Wednesday night with small and large parties. Next time I’m out there, I’ll try to come back. Very enjoyable.

Thank glenn k
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Alex F, General Manager at Herringbone La Jolla, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018


Thank you, Glenn for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you took the time to share with us, and rest assured we’ve passed your comments along to our team members. Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Sincerely,
Alex Fernandez
General Manager

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Herringbone 2/23/18 and were so surprised when we walked in. This place was amazing from the beginning with the service as soon as you walk in. We had reservations which we highly recommend and we waited less than 5 minutes for our table on a Friday evening in La Jolla at 6:30. The place was full and for good reason, great drinks, outstanding food and that’s to Steven our waiter the service was second to none!!! Thanks a great night Herringbone!!

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