JRDN Restaurant
JRDN Restaurant

JRDN Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jrdn.com/
  • Phone: 8582705736x
  • 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: Organic, Californian
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
JRDN Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (130)scenic view (123)special occasion (79)vibrant bar scene (76)fit for foodies (64)romantic (62)hot spot (61)great for brunch (56)great for lunch (54)neighborhood gem (50)good for groups (38)notable wine list (30)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (12)Show More
  • Amazing place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What a great restaurant attached to the ultra chic Tower23 Hotel in Pacific Beach. We stayed at the hotel for three nights, and we absolutely loved the whole experience. We started with the avocado toast and the grilled pita with three dips - awesome! For dinner, I had the the ribeye, which was fantastic, and my wife enjoyed the skirt sweat, which was outstanding. No room for dessert, but they sounded tasty. Fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a first-class, special occasion place all the way. While I would like the menu and wine list to be a little more varied (just my personal taste), the service is great (although both times I have been there for dinner the kitchen forgot something but it was quickly remedied); the staff are very nice, friendly, and attentive; the cocktails are fantastic; and the food itself is delicious. Don't skip dessert either, you'll be glad you didn't. It's too noisy inside for me so we have eaten dinner outside both times and you can't go wrong with that because you're staring at the ocean and the sunset. For lunch and brunch though they do not have any umbrellas and half the tables are in the sun, just a note for all those sensitive to burning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tower 23
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! Quite loud for trying to talk to your party. Beautiful setting. GREAT food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice!
    Sean
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Loved JRDN, our wait staff was so helpful with suggestions and I highly recommend this for a date or special occasion
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Sunday Special Dinner
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The four of us each had a different meal, we all pronounced our delicious. The were good about accommodating my nephew's special request. Great oysters and crab cakes. We will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal Meal
    denisesd
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went there for brunch with my family. Our bloody Mary's (let's say you never would have known they had alcohol) Asked for toast, it came dry, no butter. We never had the same waiter. We counted up to 5 different people that worked out table. No one new what the other one was doing. The food was nicely seasoned and tasty, but the drinks were awful and service was less than desirable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great! Except...
    Angello
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We loved the food here, my steak is perfectly cooked and my wife loved the swordfish. The only problem we had was parking which understandable since it is a Saturday night and there is a lot of people. One thing that I would suggest that the restaurant needs to work on is the service. Our server did not know the menu and too relaxed for a high end restaurant. I understand that it is by the beach and maybe that is why they are as professional. I asked our server about what is in one of the items and he tried to answer, but he was not sure. My wife also as for a recommendations for wine desert fairing and the server has no idea at all. I highly suggest educating the servers more about the menu and how to interact better with the customers. ty
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Love Love Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My Wife and I make sure to come in for breakfast when ever we are in town. Eggs Benedict and the shrimp and fish Ceviche cannot be beat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The bar here was loud, but going into the neighboring dining patio and adjacent room was quiet. The service was great during our dining experience and so was the food. Excellent dishes - we had the flank steak, diver scallops, truffled avocado and mussels. Every single dish was amazing. Also a great place do dine outside and watch the sun set. While there is plenty of pedestrian traffic along the "boardwalk" right alongside the patio, it doesn't impose at all to the experience or view. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    zboy1974
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took a date there and had a great time. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. We both enjoyed the ocean view with sunset of course.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful View
    MariaR
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Outstanding ocean view. We all ordered a steak with choice of type, rub and sauce. A good variety of sides to choose from. A definite stop worth making.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food! Great Service
    emilysrealestate
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was great. We had a party of 6 which included a 3 year old and a 2 year old and the staff was awesome. Very attentive and patient with the kids. Nice outdoor patio with a view. Prawns on the appetizer menu are large and the sauce has a kick. Yummy! Build your own salads were a hit for the whole table. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always
    LM56
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    What beautiful food. We go here for every important occasion. This time the service was slightly off. Waiter poured water, then left glasses across table instead of placing them near us. Next waiter walked off with wine list before we'd chosen. But they're a good group of people. I do love that plates are served to you using napkins so someone's grimy thumbs aren't all over your plate ; ) A lovely place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jardin? No, Jordan.
    Shodo13VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Kinda pretentious and expensive, although the food is pretty good. From what I saw, the steaks are the way to go. Do you like kids? 'Cause there are dozens of 'em everywhere. Strange mix of the loud singles bar scene and families with babies at dinner. Servers are very good and personable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Beautiful view, great service, food is okay...the sun took a toll on us, though! Our drinks were almost boiling and we gut sunburned :(
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Very pleasant experience. Making a reservation is a good idea for weekend brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Bar was really loud. Very limited seafood selection. Very expensive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disapponts
    EatAlittle
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious dinner on Friday evening. Love the fact that two waiters cover the same area and share tables. This provided high quality attention. Had the skirt steak with Chimicuri sauce. I didn't realize until I got it they it was a mustard Chimicoiri. Was a much bigger fan of the original one you used to serve. Mojitos were good too. Not too sweet and not too much acidic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunrise SUNSET
    RobertGFromLaJolla
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We have returned to this great restaurant, jammed with a wedding crowd, yet excellent service and outstanding food. The pork belly was outstanding, the steak full of flavor, the ceviche superb with a refined tomato salad. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    JRDN never disappoints. I meet there for lunch meetings quite often. You can't beat eating in the open air right along the boardwalk. My guest and I both had the Hamachi Sashimi Salad. No complaints from either of us. I would have stayed for cocktails if I didn't have to go back to work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It was the perfect ambience for our group setting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing but love for JRDN
    JPat
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I frequent JRDN for many reasons - the food, the service and the beautiful view. It's a staple in my book but even more so when friends and family are in town. You guys are awesome:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset Dinner Gem
    Louie57VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First time there was with a large group, has a great dining experience..This second time with family & had another great time, thanks to Gio's guidance & suggestions, starters delicious pita bread with 3 spreads (hummus,artichoke & goatcheese) + oysters 1/2 shell + hamachi sashimi...as entrees had Tenderloin, skirt steak & ribeye steaks with 2 sides that where grilled to perfection & great taste.. They mention the use of organic & sustainable items for the menu,,,Overall had a smooth & enjoyable experience...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    JBEatsAlot22
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem !!!
    Opentablereviews
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent experience
    Jerishps
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Go and enjoy a great experience for lunch. Good food and great service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food selection was excellent, attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    JAO3VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Came back for the amazing mussels. Enjoyed them with Champagne. Salads and skirt steak were very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for San Diegans and tourists
    DOVE
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    AbiolaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in the Sun!
    SpindogVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JRDN is amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Value
    Vanilla
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant is not inexpensive. They deliver value, with attentive service, outstanding cuisine, and a beachfront, sunset viewing location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Malibu in San Diego
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite in Pacific Beach
    Tina
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have been here several times. The food, service and wine list never disappoint. Have the signature salad. .it's a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for cold days
    foodie88
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    msc618
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.