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1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
+1 858-551-7575
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“bone marrow” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here for a business dinner - a group of five. I ordered the braised beef. Some of my colleagues ordered the sea bass and some the pork bolognese. The beef was bitter and too salty. The same with the puree - way too...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank adsreea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend. Very nice restuarant and we had a nice table next to the sidewalk. Our waitress was very friendly and atended to our needs. I was excited to try the fried chicken sandwich because of all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ottissmithjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 10 of us and it was a casual business dinner and this was a highly recommended restuarant The evening started well and the best efforts of our waiter seemed a bit stalled by a slow kitchen and bar. It took 30 minutes to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Darrell T C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this place in a magazine at my hotel and thought it looked good. The atmosphere is really good and music is cool. If this place was beside the sea it would be so cool.... but even being a few blocks away it manages...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JustinE720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful restaurant ... and I was so excited. I got my whole family to go. We struggled a bit from the start to find an appetizer we liked. We ended up with the flatbread and the bone marrow. That was delicious. I would have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
16  Thank tjeatsworld
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Never shy to treat ourselves, my boyfriend and I were looking for a great meal as we walked around La Jolla Cove. Not hungry enough for full more than one starter, we split the Cesar salad to start, which was delicious and a good size...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank giget8
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere and I was thrilled to be able to return recently as we were in town for a convention for work. The ambiance is perfect - so pleasant and warm. The food is always elevated. Years ago I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank krissullivan
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We were here for breakfast and recommend the French Toast, which is a huge piece of thoroughly soaked bread with Grand Marnier on apples, persimmons and raisins. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Coastman3
Reviewed November 19, 2018

To be honest I would have given a poor rating if not for the bone marrow which was very good and an unexpected treat. It was priced at $18. The menu is very limited and very uninteresting. Two of us ordered the sea scallops which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bmaryWindsor_CT
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Whisknladle provides a nice menu to satisfy your brunch or lunch cravings. No matter the day of the week, you can get your fix of brunch at this casual indoor/outdoor style restaurant in popular LaJolla. Whether its eggs or a salad you're craving you have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dsrtgrl
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from MrWestalke82 | Reviewed this property |
Do not believe so...
Herb G
December 21, 2014|
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Response from SocaLakwatsera | Reviewed this property |
I haven't tried going for brunch but I imagine it would be as good as dinner. I just checked out the brunch menu and it looks delicious. I wouldn't hesitate trying them out for brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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