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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%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“bone marrow” (15 reviews)
“cutting board” (14 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
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Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

The farm to table concept can sometimes be a bit much nowadays. Too many places slap the farm to table blurb on their menus and that's that. Not here. I have found the quality of the food to truly be fresh and excellent. Presentation is...More

Thank Dean R
Reviewed February 23, 2015

Recent trip to SD included a stop at WhisknLadle. Liked the look and vibe of the place. Service was good....not great. We brought in a bottle of wine and loved the $20 corkage. We had the octopus- delicious and very tender, the quail and waffles...More

Thank James C
Reviewed February 22, 2015

What an experience! Definitely the best restaurant we visited during our stay in SD. Our waitress was very knowledgable and accommodating. I had the pork cheek with polenta and which was delicious. A great culinary experience!

Thank AlwaysOnTheGoGo_1206
Reviewed February 19, 2015

. Recommended by the La Jolla Tourist Bureau, after saying we were looking for a good farm to table restaurant. Had intended to eat at another restaurant in town, but despite what their web posting stated were their open hours and a phone call, they...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This was my favorite restaurant out of all the ones I went to during my time I spent there in that area including Pacific Beach. Wish I could eat there everyday. The pork chile verde and Bloody Mary was excellent I love the concept of...More

Thank Linda X
Reviewed January 27, 2015

Came to this restaurant on the recommendation of an acquaintance who had frequented the area while his son was in college nearby. comfortable atmosphere. very tasty, creative dishes. nice wine assortment. very pleasant staff. best of the restaurants that we found in La Jolla, better...More

Thank PJA32608
Reviewed January 23, 2015

It has been a while since I have moaned whiled eating, lol! This was the third time a WhisknLadel over the past 2 years and every time has been a gastronomic delight. I am not just saying it is a good meal and competently prepared......More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed January 18, 2015

We dined here over Christmas and had a hard time getting in but found a night which had an opening. It is was so worth it. The menu selection was very impressive, fresh and had story behind it. The very helpful waitress explained the menu...More

Thank John W
Reviewed January 15, 2015

We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner - from the service to the food and the people. The food is fresh and locally sourced, and the preparations are innovative - but what really stands out is the technique. Everything was cooked just as it should...More

Thank DrJoeBuffalo
Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was definitely the best meal we had while staying in La Jolla! First, the restaurant is gorgeous and the service is top-notch! We were able to book a table easily though open table. The menu options were amazing! When an appetizer we ordered sold...More

Thank newfoundlaurenie
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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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