Herringbone Restaurant, La Jolla, CA

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Herringbone La Jolla

The design for this first installment of the Herringbone brand is a wry spin on typical seafood restaurants, bringing striking images and a sense of humor into this vintage warehouse environment. To maximize the breezy California ambiance, Thomas ripped the roof off the front portion of the structure to create a cozy patio, with retractable awnings that use the streel trusses of the old barrel roof as tracking.  To enhance the indoor/outdoor atmosphere even further, six 100-year-old olive trees were brought inside, allowing guests to dine in an indoor garden. The nautical theme is given a twist with stacks of lobster traps filled with inflated blowfish, numerous large paintings by Thomas on the seafood theme, and a giant whale skeleton in a wrought iron blimp structure that becomes a chandelier.

To find out more, see the Case Study in our Dine Section.

WINNER: Orchid Award, Best Restaurant Design - 2013
FINALIST: Gold Key Awards - Best Restaurant Fine Dining - 2013