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“Outstanding spot for a delicious lunch”
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Ranked #19 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Herchel
Description: 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)
Reviewed November 13, 2013

What a great spot for a lazy Sunday lunch. The food was outstanding - we had the Broccoli cheddar soup - the color of the soup was so amazing - it was obviously home made and very fresh. The apple salad was also amazing - it was obviously made completely fresh - you could tell by the crispness and color of the apples. The crispy chicken salad was also delicious. Bloody Mary's - amazing, again. And there is quite a wine list to choose from - including many wines by the glass. We will definitely be back.

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Thank PeteyTravels
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

This review is based on one dinner that consisted of two main courses and a shared salad. The service was good and it is a fun atmosphere. However the food is competently prepared but rustic and not given the degree of care that you would expect for the prices that they are charging. I will say that the place as packed and definitely is doing something right for the local clientele.

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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Went to Whisknladle again, this time for brunch. The experience was way better! Our server was awesome, fast and friendly. I had the pancakes and normally I am not super excited by pancakes but these were delicious. Usually I have to drench pancakes in syrup but these I only needed to use a little. The taste of the pancake was great and they had a very nice texture. The fruit and creme on top were good but I really loved the strudel/granola. It had a wonderful taste and added a nice crunchy element to the dish. My husband had the fish tacos and he said they were the best fish tacos he has ever had. Oh and we also had a flat bread pizza and it was fantastic!

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Thank Aprilp2412
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great place for a bistro type meal in La Jolla. Whisknladle focuses on well prepared simple food using high quality ingredients. Great combination. Service is very good too. Very limited wine selection however this is not a place for a leisure meal. Whisknladle has an energetic environment and they push cocktails rather than wine - that's fine as their choices are quiet varied. Would appreciate adding a Spritz to their drink selection. Then you would have a perfect meal

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Thank karchi
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining at Whisk'n'Ladle last week when we were in La Jolla. The meal was fresh and wonderful. There were five in our group and every meal was great. We wouldn't hesitate to eat there again. My husband and I shared the brussel sprout salad which was more than enough for both of us. Our entrees were amazing as well. It is wonderful to eat great food at casual restaurants.

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Thank kapneubush
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