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1044 Wall St. (Herschel Ave.) Send to Phone
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La Jolla’s Whisknladle is known for creative farm-to-table fare.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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4.5 rating over 3 reviews
Whisknladle , La Jolla, CA

Whisknladle Restaurant Review

: This popular La Jolla eatery draws a crowd for its cool design, compelling menu and great drinks. Chef Ryan Johnston and proprietor Arturo Kassel have offered different takes on the locally-sourced-ingredient theme. Start with Milagro Farms pomegranate and fig salad with fresh burrata, or steak tartare on Texas toast. Share one of the rotating flatbreads like fennel sausage with arugula or a house-made pasta such as squid ink linguine with sautéed squid and Calabrian chilies. We also recommend the house-cured meats and cheeses, unpretentiously presented on a cutting board with waxed paper; and the fried chicken with sweet corn and peppers in a maple-lemon glaze. Although the wine list is not fine dining caliber, it has been carefully created and contains many fun boutique selections that will appeal to adventurous drinkers.

User Ratings & Reviews for Whisknladle
Average rating    2.67
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Great Neighborhood Spot
by SDJKP on Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:55 pm
The food is great, very fresh and well prepared. Drink menu is very solid. The New Fashioned is an especially refreshing take on a traditional cocktail. Suprisingly good fish tacos. We enjoy this place a lot and visit quite often.
Great Service, Bad Food
by KellyHara on Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:08 am
I visited this location during restaurant week. I chose it because I read great things about it and thought, "Why not?"
I was thrilled with the service and thought it was top notch, but disappointed with the food.
That Crows Pass Farm greens salad was absolutely amazing, kudos! Very delicious and satisfying. The Maine Scallops were not very good, unfortunately. They were gritty -almost like there was still some sand on them? But to be honest, I'm not sure why they were gritty. The thing that was really bad was the salt. They were super salty. I couldn't even eat more than one scallop. I didn't even bother taking it home for leftovers.
As for the dessert: I wasn't too pleased with that either. I ordered the banana mousse (the exact name escapes me) but there was no mousse at all. The banana filling had the texture of flan. I ate maybe two bites. The chocolate on top was congealed and very unappetizing.
bad waiters and busboys
by clay717 on Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:10 pm
I ate here friday night...there were 5 of us and we each ordered salads to start with and each had entrees and a bottle of wine with 2 rounds of drinks while waiting for a table. The food was ok but the treatment of the customers was pretty bad. We were at the restaurant pretty close to closing time. We were sitting at the left side of the restaurant in a table in the corner and there was no one else left on that side when we were leaving. as we got up to leave, our table was being cleared already by the busboy. We were about 5 minutes out the door when we realized that we left our camera. we went back into the restaurant right away and the busboy and waiter deny seeing anything. Then they started to question whether we even had a camera or not to begin with. We spent a lot of money at that restaurant and the manager defended his own employees without acknowledging that as customers that paid for a service at his own place we suffered from a loss. We don’t even get an "i am sorry that this happened in my restaurant i will do everything i can to help u" nothing comforting or somewhat helpful whatsoever. I would not want to be supportive of a business that does not take care of its customers
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