American Restaurant, New American Restaurant, and Tapas Restaurant · Village
1044 Wall St (at Herschel Ave.), La Jolla, CA 92037, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 174 votes

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    Lucas V.
    "Try the Cured Meats Cutting Board"(5 Tips)
    David T.
    "charcuterie , roasted bone marrow and octopus was a perfect dinner."(7 Tips)
    Nate S.
    "Chorizo date fritters to die for"(3 Tips)
    Ashley S.
    "Happy hour is also fun but gets crowded quickly."(7 Tips)
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  • cutting board
  • happy hour
  • cocktails
  • bone marrow
  • good for dates
  • seafood
  • trendy
  • sangria
  • burgers
  • fancy
  • brunch food
  • wine
  • tagliatelle
  • lively
  • large beer list
  • great value
  • butterscotch pudding
  • healthy food
  • bottled beers
  • gnocchi
  • Chris O.

    Bone Marrow.

    Chris Orihuela · October 15
  • Susan K.

    Make an open table reservation to reduce the wait time!

    Susan King · September 7
  • Susan K.

    Use Open Table to book & your table is ready on arrival!

    Susan King · August 15
  • Brett V.

    Hit happy hour from 3-6 daily at the bar in the back. Top class cocktails for 5 bucks. Trust me you won't regret it.

    Brett Venker · May 13
  • D. G.

    Whisknladle is a really nice place in a quiet neighborhood. Food here is good. Good for families. Tacos are good but also tacos are good in most places :-)

    D. Gönen · April 4
  • Roger

    Decent HH specials on their drinks

    Roger · March 27
  • Josh W.

    Fish tacos were good. All dishes are farm-to-table.

    Josh Wood · February 28
  • Laura C.

    Cocktails and appetizers

    Laura Crotty Alexander · February 14
  • Duane N.

    The quail and waffles are fantastic!

    Duane Nicholson · February 11
  • Mimi S.

    Cucumber water. Fried chicken sandwich.

    Mimi Su · January 3
  • Toia C.

    Ethan is the best waiter. The drinks menu is impressive. You can't go wrong with any picks here.

    Toia Capelli · December 30, 2014
  • Roberto N.

    Great seabass, tagliatelle, drinks and desserts.

    Roberto Nascimento · November 21, 2014
  • Conrad & Jenn R.

    Food & drink specials for Happy Hour. The Cutting Board is a nice charcuterie of goodies to share. Loved the Nature's Remedy cocktail and the Colorado lamb rack entree.

    Conrad & Jenn R. · November 8, 2014
  • Muddy

    Try the cutting board

    Muddy · October 24, 2014
  • Wanda S.

    Can't go wrong with the mussels... actually, you probably can't go wrong with pretty much anything. Our party of 4 enjoyed everything.

    Wanda S · October 16, 2014
  • Ashley S.

    They have a fantastic (but messy) burger here. Happy hour is also fun but gets crowded quickly. Great service and atmosphere.

    Ashley Swapp · September 28, 2014
  • San Diego Reader

    "House-cured chorizo, house-made pâté, several types of house-pickled olives. I can only marvel that preserved foods of this quality sprung forth locally. Europe would be impressed." -IA, SD Reader

    San Diego Reader · September 19, 2014
  • Tyler T.

    Awesome food and cocktails

    Tyler Tremelling · August 27, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Jason Knibb, chef of NINE-TEN, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Seasonal sweetbreads. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Muddy

    Happy Hour tapas for $3!

    Muddy · August 22, 2014
  • Mark F.

    Great cocktails! Friendly staff.

    Mark Freed · August 13, 2014
  • Step

    Bone marrow was phenomenal and the scallops were like taking a bite out of a stick of butter. What a great experience

    Step · June 1, 2014
  • Deanna M.

    London's Burning. Best spicy drink Ive had in a long time!

    Deanna McDonald · May 24, 2014
  • Teri P.

    One of the most solid restaurants in San Diego. Breakfast and dinner.

    Teri Pytel · March 22, 2014
  • Eater

    From-scratch cooking combined with a casual approach to fine dining. This group also runs the popular Prepkitchen locations. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · March 5, 2014
  • Eric H.

    Excellent place all around. Ambiance, food and service all was exceptional. Would highly recommend

    Eric H · December 12, 2013
  • Barry S.

    Lemon Olive Oil Scone is amazing. Do not Miss.

    Barry Schuler · November 9, 2013
  • Kip B.

    London's Burning is an amazing and unique cocktail! I am not a gin person, but the flavor of avocado and jalapeño is intense and good!

    Kip Barton · September 21, 2013
  • Karen B.

    The Salmon was incredible. Zac the waiter was great!

    Karen Barton · September 21, 2013
  • Steve B.

    They have the best drink options.

    Steve Beck · August 29, 2013
  • Ana Paula

    The flatbread is a must. Food amazing, service excellent. A plus: they work with seasonal products and is sustainable and organic.

    Ana Paula · August 22, 2013
  • La Jolla Mom

    Get the cutting board! It's full of amazing artisanal cheeses and cured meats.

    La Jolla Mom · June 9, 2013
  • Susy J.

    Brunch- we rarely miss a Sunday. Start with a French 75 (not too sweet and perfectly refreshing with bubbles) order the Chilaquiles as your main. You can't go wrong!!!!

    Susy Jones · May 24, 2013
  • Chisem K.

    Absolutely delicious!!! Great spot for brunching...

    Chisem Kaplan · May 18, 2013
  • Steve B.

    Always a place to get a great cocktail

    Steve Beck · May 15, 2013
  • Andy S.

    Hands down, one of the best meals I've ever had. Try the summer squash and sit outside.

    Andy Stone · May 12, 2013
  • La Jolla Mom

    The Cutting Board is a must-order or artisanal meats and cheeses!

    La Jolla Mom · May 7, 2013
  • Eater

    From-scratch cooking combined with a casual approach to fine dining. This group also runs the popular Prepkitchen locations.

    Eater · April 23, 2013
  • David T.

    charcuterie , roasted bone marrow and octopus was a perfect dinner. I was v hungry though, normally two of the thee would ha e. wen perfect

    David Terry · April 9, 2013
  • Brianne G.

    Delicious butterscotch pudding with salted caramel!

    Brianne Grajkowski · March 18, 2013
  • Seth B.

    Don't know about the food yet, but first indication is clientele are trying to hard. Red Vans with hounds tooth capri's?!!

    Seth Bishop · March 17, 2013
  • Carter G.

    From-scratch cooking combined with a casual approach to fine dining. This group also runs the popular Prepkitchen locations.

    Carter Gibson · January 17, 2013
  • John C.

    Very beautifully presented food, classy ambiance, great service.

    John Chinello · January 15, 2013
  • Brooke M.

    Do not miss the drink list. London's Burning is unique and incredible.

    Brooke Mason · December 12, 2012
  • Michelle E.

    The burger was delicious, our server was fantastic and the hostess was a doll. Worth a 45 minute wait? Yes, they made it up to use two times over!

    Michelle Evenson · September 8, 2012
  • Peggy G.

    Small but excellent draft and bottles beer list. @PrettyBeer and @JesterKingBeer FTW!

    Peggy Gartin · July 19, 2012
  • C M.

    get Bone Marrow and a Burger. Put bone marrow on the burger and consume. You won't regret it.

    C Ma · July 8, 2012
  • Sheri F.

    The Caesar salad is fabulous!!

    Sheri Fitts · May 22, 2012
  • Jillian W.

    Good happy hour in bar area - regular dining seems overpriced

    Jillian W · April 10, 2012
  • Lucas V.

    Try the Cured Meats Cutting Board

    Lucas Vandenberg · March 25, 2012

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