We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7837 Herschel Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4408 (Wall Street)
+1 858-459-0221
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 375: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Roseville, California
Level Contributor
131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Same chef as Searsuckers (a favorite) and a couple others. The restaurant and setting are really quite nice and upscale. The food is fantastic. Lots of upscale shopping is all around. Best of all, it's not down on the Cove where the smell of seal poop permeates and overwhelms the air. Yukkkk,

Thank Steve R
La Jolla, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went to Herringbone for dinner with family. Great atmosphere and food. Center of the room in the back is loud - very hard to hear conversation. Stick to tables on the edges if you want to hear your table companions! Overall - very good!

Thank tlcwayne
North Carolina
Level Contributor
90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere, but felt the music was just too loud. Almost feels like having dinner in the middle of a club.

Thank Familytraveler2010
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went to Herringbone for brunch with the wife and we were both extremely satisfied. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the ambiance was perfect. We loved the atmosphere and decor. We highly recommend checking this place out. Enjoy!

Thank Sam K
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cool entrance, with a fireplace at the waiting lounge, corals on display, and true trees inside the place. Two big rooms, the front with live music that can be easily heard in the back room. There, an amusing caged skeleton of a shark, and modern colorful chandeliers from a high ceiling. Tasty brunch fare.

Thank Vania P

Travellers who viewed Herringbone also viewed

La Jolla, San Diego
La Jolla, San Diego

Been to Herringbone? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Herringbone and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
San Carlos, Ca.
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Herringbone staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?