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1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437 (Herchel)
+1 858-551-7575
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The meal was the best I have had since I moved to San Diego a year ago. I woke up thinking of the pasta I ate. Yummy!!!!!

Thank lwindrow
Salt Lake City, Utah
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the menu. There were numerous delicious looking options of appetizers and main courses, so choosing was difficult. We chose the flatbread appetizers, and they were excellent. Similarly, our main courses were interesting and delightful. There is the usual very good wine list, typical of California. There is also an excellent variety of local microbrews, both draft and in... More 

Thank drfunutah
Lake Wales, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is farm to table with fresh options galore. The local vibe is present and even as a tourist, I felt right at home. A young, hipster environment energized the late evening meal. I could not decided what to order to eat or to order from the bar. The young bartender asked me what I liked and brought me... More 

Thank terrim386
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there for Mother's Day and it was a delight. All of the dishes were unique, fresh and delicious! The restaurant is half indoor/outdoor so it has a great patio-type feel, without the effects of the fluctuating weather. Will definitely return.

Thank Daniel S
Nashville TN
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202 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

For our last night's dinner in La Jolla we decided to go a little upscale. Reservation was made and we showed up on time. Kristen, the server, made excellent recommendations - Parsnip and Apple soup; mussels; Scallops and the rabbit. All were exceptional. The passion fruit tea was very good; food was delivered timely and service excellent. The only issue... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had dinner here Friday night, they were busy but we did get seated right away. Things went downhill after that. $14.00 for a small salad?! and slow service. Never again

Thank cycler2015
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Whisknladle was amazing! Mussels in a broth that I just kept sopping up with the fabulous bread, the cauliflower soup was so decadent and the butternut squash melted in my daughter's mouth. Rustic, charming and trendy!

Thank hlkjx4
Newport News, Virginia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I ate here with a group of colleagues. Since I don't do seafood, I ordered the steak. That was a mistake--it was overcooked, bland, and tough. One of my colleagues also got the steak and she found it the same, not good. The potato gratin that came with it offered little flavor as well. I did get the market green... More 

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Seattle, WA
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

As a solo diner I went to the lounge and they made me feel welcome. They serve the full menu and you get to people watch.

Thank Sunzhine
Hawick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

great atmosphere and setting. Cocktails and food delicious. service slow but gave us 2 free drinks to make up for it and couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful

Thank shona s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-7575
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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