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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” (41 reviews)
“bone marrow” (15 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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1044 Wall St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently dined at Whisknladle with out of town guests and had another superb meal there. The menu changes seasonally and the pumpkin coconut soup was a real treat, as was the pumpkin and veal bolognese. Everyone was pleased with their food selection and the...More

Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good service and great location. Not disappointed. Their tacos are good n egg Benedict was good. Didn’t go in rush hour, hence no crowd i think

Thank Shruti t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whisknladle is one of my favorite San Diego staples. They've been a constant fixture in La Jolla for the past 10 years and their food and service never disappoint! My favorite item is the Pink Lady Apple Salad - it's so fresh and always in...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend you drop by even for happy hour. The bubbles are 5 dollars and mixed cocktails are 8 dollars. The best part...the food. Absolutely delish! We had the potatoes brava, mac and cheese and the soup (coconut pumpkin). The potatoes and soup were OUTSTANDING!...More

Thank balledonna
Reviewed 8 October 2017

What a great dining experience. The food here was creative and innovative. The presentation was really well done, the flavors were well blended and interesting. We found the waitstaff to be helpful and non-rushed which helped in our long brunch on a Saturday morning. This...More

Thank christine h
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place offers very well done craft cocktails, I am a big fan of London's Burning. Hats off to the chef on their execution, the food was prepared to perfection! The steak frites was flavor packed, cooked perfectly so that it melted in my mouth,...More

Thank Courtnie C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch, walked in and had a fantastic experience. Excellent food, drinks and dessert. Highly recommended.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Friends had heard it was a good place to meet-up for lunch. We had gazpacho, BAT sandwich, a tasty sandwich of bacon, avocado, aioli and arugula and beef sandwich. The BAT and fries or salad choice were good but our friend did not like the...More

Thank cc12807
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great use of farm to table philosophy with excellent preparation of dishes. Extremely helpful and fun staff, Good reccomendation about the menu with wine pairings.

Thank JBakersfield
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If we're ever in La Jolla again this will be at the top of our list for dinner. Farm-to-table, as much as possible locally sourced, *everything* made in-house. Every dish we saw looked wonderful, everything we ate tasted wonderful. And the staff -- front of...More

Thank Stuart R
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Herb G
22 December 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
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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