Whisknladle, La Jolla
San Diego , California
Tel: 858 952 1736
Concierge.com's insider take:
From cured salamis and hand-cut pastas to churned ice cream and fresh-fruit cocktails, just about everything at this laid-back star of La Jolla's dining scene is made in-house. Sourcing from the cream of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, chef Ryan Johnston fills his menu with the best local ingredients: Our faves include the charcuterie (the duck prosciutto is addictive), the crispy chorizo date fritters, the charred bone marrow and buttermilk-fried sweetbreads, and the gnocchi in a brown-butter cream sauce. The vibe is friendly and unpretentious, with modern minimal decor (tall ceilings, spare walls, and low-hanging lightbulbs). Meals are served in cozy bowls perfect for sharing or rustically displayed on cutting boards with waxed paper.—Audrey Davidow
Open Mondays through Thursdays 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, Fridays 11:30 am to 10 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm.