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JRDN Restaurant
JRDN Restaurant

JRDN Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jrdn.com
  • Phone: (858) 270-5736
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: David Warner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: San Diego’s newest lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal

    Pier in Pacific Beach, TOWER23 is a spectacular setting for any event. Whether you need a site for a business dinner, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or reception, TOWER23 is the epitome of style. Inspired by the neighboring Pacific, Tower23’s neo-modern design is an exciting juxtaposition of earthly elements and contemporary glass/steel features. Chef David Warner enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Blvd.
  • Public Transit: MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 3 hours. After 3 hours the charge is $8.00 per hour. Gratuities appreciated.
A word from JRDN Restaurant
JRDN features hand selected, all-natural meats, the finest seafood from sustainable sources, organic and locally grown produce. Each creation is thoughtfully prepared for your culinary delight.

JRDN Bar and Lounge is a social indoor and outdoor venue offering a unique experience that is both casual and sophisticated. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the crowd, hip yet comfortable - all enjoying the view of the ocean while sipping hand-crafted signature cocktails and exploring one of San Diego's most creative wine lists. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall dining experiences I have had in the last 5 years. Service is incredible and food is just outstanding. Two servers for each table outside. They didn't miss a thing. One of my friends said, "this is the best food and experience I have ever had at a restaurant." This from a woman who dines out 75% of the time for her job."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a phenomenal restaurant connected to a phenomenal hotel Tower 23. The staff were so attentive and friendly and they thought of every aspect to make your visit to the restaurant with an abundance of available convenience's not found in other densely very popular destinations like Pacific Beach. Valet parking available and validation when eating in the restaurant, spectacular views and the list goes on."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent view. Good service. Great for people watching."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Go and enjoy a great experience for lunch. Good food and great service"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We eat at this restaurant all the time and love it. We normally always have a great dinner and great service. We love being down by the beach and watching the sunset. This past Saturday, the service was HORRIBLE!! It took 2 hours to get our appetizers. Ultimately everyone was nice and tried to make things better and apologized. I hope this is just a fluke night. We will definitely give it another chance."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We go to Jrdn about once a month and we are never disappointed. This time we went for dinner and the menu has recently changed with new options. The carrot and barley risotto was awesome! Good vegetarian choices. My friends got the seafood options which were Ll yummy too. Service is always spot on."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is not inexpensive. They deliver value, with attentive service, outstanding cuisine, and a beachfront, sunset viewing location."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food selection was excellent, attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Came back for the amazing mussels. Enjoyed them with Champagne. Salads and skirt steak were very good as well."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Hi- The food and service were excellent. My guests particularly like the meat selection where one can pick the cut, the rub, and the sauce. I would recommend the restaurant for elegant yet informal dining on the Pacific."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is the second time that I have been here for lunch in a month! Fabulous lobster sandwich and out of this world hummas/herb cheese/artichoke mascapone platter. The view of the beach is great for people watching - sit outside!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It's a restaurant that caters to every age and every taste. Children are welcome with a great kid's menu. The bar scene is lively at all times of the day and night. Dining outdoors along the Pacific Beach boardwalk can't be beat."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was plentiful and excellent. The service was a long wait for our food because we were told the kitchen was backed up. We had to ask for anything extra example; jelly for muffin, another drink, etc. The scenery was great. Friendly employees. Great weather."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The service was great even though I wasnt provided an outside seat like I requested. I feel like the food was great and when my girlfriend complained about her food being cold it was replaced right away. It was also fun watching blimps of the soccer game there as well."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The staff were very accommodating. My friends and I enjoyed the drinks & food AND the view. Many thanks to the chef for making something special for the birthday girls! :)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My partner and I celebrated our 9th year anniversary there. They gave us the perfect sunset patio seats! Wait staff were great. Very passionate about what they do. The food was amazing and they have a huge wine list selection from around the world."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have been here several times. The food, service and wine list never disappoint. Have the signature salad. .it's a must!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Reasonably good reliable food very good lobster club and smoked chicken salad Our server Sara was fantastic and personable. My favorite time to go is weekdays lunch when its slower and quieter"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We love the restaurant, nevertheless, sitting outside is NOT recommended for cold/windy days. We had to sit on the shadow while the winds blew constantly; they could not move our table and the Heater Lamps were not close to our table. The manager had to bring us towels from the hotel to wrap on in order to keep the cold at bay. Further, the food was all cold ater a minute on the table because of this."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The seafood from the sizzle menu was excellent as was the heirloom tomato salad. That menu seems to change, but if it is always this level of good, JRDN is quite worth the visit. The bar and sleek decor is great but loud. Luckily the dining room is also stylish but manages to dampen the noise so you can talk to your table. The servers were great and honest about wines and folks' palettes. Parking can be drag (it was full). But there is a public pay lot near by."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Once again enjoyed our special event dining at JRDN."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "JRDN is the special place to have a meal with friends. Food is consistently good - service never disappoints and the view rain or shine excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had business lunch on the outside patio as we watched the surfers, whales and skateboarders glide by. Sashimi salad was great."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant by far that we have ever been to! It was our first time in San Diego and this restaurant was recommended by the Pacific Terrace hotel just down the boardwalk. We brought our teenagers with us to celebrate our anniversary there for our last night. We sat outside, ocean view. They had heat lamps outside so we were not cold at all. The service was extremely excellent for all of the servers! The ambiance is great, low key. We ordered the king crab legs (excellent), side salads which you can write down what you would like on your salad and give it to the server. We had steak, halibut, and quarter chicken leg dinners which all were the best and freshest we have ever eaten! Thanks again from North Dakota!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Make a reservation! This place gets really busy on the weekends. For good reason, the atmosphere is unbeatable. The food is pretty good too, although the vegetarian options are limited. I got the French toast, which was delicious! However, I won't be returning until they offer some more healthy veg options in the breakfast section of the menu."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "1st let me say that the reservation hostess, Victoria, was fantastic. The atmosphere here was electric in the bar and the outdoor seating was just plain special. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. Will go back every time I am in San Diego. Happy hour is 7-10pm. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is really good. We love the view, we always sit outside-they have heaters if it's chilly. The bar is loud but once your thru the door it cuts off so you able to enjoy a romantic dinner or in our case with the kids. This is one of our fave restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Special evening that was enhanced by the JRDN team. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I took my Prom date here because it's close to where prom was being held. Overall a nice experience, had an excellent 8oz steak, the JRDN rub is amazing. I would recommend this to a friend who wants to treat their lady to a expensive restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Love JRDN and have been a fan since it opened. Food great, noise level never bad at lunchtime, however, this trip, disappointed in our server. A little too much chatting with buddies and not enough attention paid to customers. Not the norm for JRDN!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Had been here before for breakfast on the weekend and it was delicious. Decided to try dinner on a weekday with a friend and was extremely satisfied! I ordered the almond crusted scallops, which was so yummy and cooked to perfection. The waitstaff is incredibly friendly and helpful, as well."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Excellent customer service - table for 8 outside Love this place - nice to come visit and see it has evolved even more - each time. Staff was very attentive, food was delicious - yummy bloody mary's and margaritas, and of course you cannot beat the view and ambiance. Great for lunch, brunch, dinner, cocktails. (Prior to 2005, Aug 2013 & June 2014) -- (Native San Diegan lives in Wash, DC)"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Atmosphere and service are excellent. I come here regularly to have a drink and some appetizers which are always good. Came here for dinner and was not impressed. For the high prices the food was sub-par. Duck wasn't cooked well and was chewy. Sashimi was fishy."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great spot on the boardwalk on Mission Beach. Excellent food and selections. Went with a group of six and all went away happy. Outstanding service. Bar area is a little loud and that resonates through the restaurant, not a quiet romantic spot. It is a fantastic place to watch the sunset. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Ground zero for PB fine dining AND fun! Food was very good with interesting choices and the service was excellent. Eloise was terrific! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great menu, excellent service and a beautiful view of the ocean!! Need I say more? "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "JDRN has become our go to Restaurant for events in our life - birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. It has never disappointed. Not enough superlatives for food, service and ambiance"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Celebrated my daughters 21st birthday with 7 of us for brunch on a Saturday. Went to Opentable and found JRDN. We were seated outside on a beautiful sunny day with views of the beach and ocean. It was a perfect setting. Jose was our waiter and made it a memorable meal. We brought 2 bottles of Prosecco for a toast. Jose promptly brought us an ice bucket and champagne flutes. We had fried calamari and pita and hummus for appetizers. We had steak and eggs, French toast (amazing height and flavor), juevos rancheros, avocado toast, JRDN breakfast and hamburger among us. All was delicious and the service was very good. All the food came out at the same time and at a perfect temp. We are definitely going back! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "OK....so had a 12:15 reservation. I get there at 12:05 and check in with the hostess. She said my table will be ready "closer to my reservation time". REALLY....REALLY. So we wait by the bar as she seats 3 walk in groups. So I went back at about 12:20 to remind her that I had a 12:15 reservation. She says "Oh, yeah we can seat you now". So I go back to the bar seating area to get the rest of my party. She never came to get us and continues to seat walk in guests. All while she makeseye contact with me. So we just left. As we leave and head to another spot to eat and drink, we notice like 5 free tables outside. Don't offer a reservation option if walk ins get served 1st. Or hire a hostess that knows what she's doing. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The views of the ocean are amazing! The food was good and we had no issues with service at all...the only issue really was when the sun was beaming through the glass outside roasting us in our seats. But the sunset was totally worth it. The cheese plate was awesome and the create your own salad option was perfect for our group! Great place to go, especially if you have out of town visitors that want good food with great views:)"
    Dined on 4/30/2014