Jsix Restaurant
Jsix Restaurant

Jsix Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jsixsandiego.com/
  • Phone: (619) 531-8744
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for breakfast daily at 7am. Lunch is Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm and Brunch is available on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2:30pm. Dinner is served daily starting at 5:30pm. Our full menu is available in the bar and lounge, which also features a fun Happy Hour from 4-7pm, weekdays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Christian Graves
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information please contact Amber Wright at 619.819.9767 or at Amber.Wright@HotelSolamar.com
  • Special Events: Coming Up...

    Join us March 26th at 5pm for our 8th annual Shuck 'n' Swallow and watch restaurant teams battle in an oyster shucking and eating competition.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: J and Sixth Ave.
  • Public Transit: Trolley and public bus. Broadway & 6th Ave. bus stop. Walk 0.5mi south to J St. & 6th Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 for 3 hours with restaurant validation and dining receipt; Complimentary Valet parking for lunch guests Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.
A word from Jsix Restaurant
Jsix is an American restaurant featuring small plates of fresh, local farm-to-table produce and sustainably raised meats. We feature community dining tables, a spacious bar and lounge in a comforting, neighborhood atmosphere. Our head bartender, Nate Howell, stocks the bar with quality-focused American spirits and mixes a mean drink.
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Jsix Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (11)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Was the waiter tired ...?
    Peter
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went on a Saturday to have dinner, and was met by an waiter that was not in the mood for service. When we asked if we could have something different than french fries, the answer NO, not led by..."you can have this or that. He did what he had to, but wasn't in the mood for good service! So sorry for the chef, because the food was excellent, but I'm not sure that I will come back to JSIX.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience
    jscme
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have never been and were pleasantly surprised that we were able to get great food fast...we had a show to catch so this was great. Yummy kale salad and salmon. Nice glass of red. Entire wait staff was curteous and seemed to enjoy being there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    Labbie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had dinner here thanks to a coupon from Travelzoo. Our starters were delicious but barely lukewarm as was one of our entrees. I had heard nothing but good things about this restaurant and I was disappointed in the temperature of the food It was excellently prepared and presented, but was just not "fresh from the kitchen". It wasn't very busy either so that was no excuse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my first time dining here which I picked to help celebrate a friends birthday. Even though it's downtown, parking is easy if you utilize the valet parking from the attached hotel. Cost was only $10 once you have your ticket validated by the restaurant. The restaurant setting was trendy, lightening was low, service was excellent and the food was delicious, but the menu is limited and the prices are a little high, but I new that before I decided to go here. The LoungeSix upstairs made for a great spot to have after dinner drinks and conversation. The view is GREAT but the smoking section seems to occupy one of the best sections. Overall I had a nice time and plan on visiting again. This place would be great for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed as always
    BYOA
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was our first time back to Jsix since the remodel and I wish we went back sooner. The space looks GREAT. The kept everything we loved before - great food and good service - but the atmosphere is better. The whole team, from the server to the hostess, was energetic, attentive, and exceedingly accommodating. The food and ambiance were great as well. We tried several dishes on the menu, and each were excellent. We’ll definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a group.
    RizzotoVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    12 of us dined here and everyone loved the food the service and the 1/2 priced Wednesday wine with good selections. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding!
    gfrachel
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday and he really enjoyed himself. It was a little pricey but I appreciate that they use local organic ingredients and can modify (if necessary) any dish to make it safe from allergens/food in tolerances such as dairy and gluten. The service was very good. Everyone was attentive and patient and friendly. They have some specials throughout the week that feel like a steal so be sure to look them up if you want a fantastic meal but are on a budget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like great Food
    eyelikegoodeats
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is the type of place where food is cooked with thought and love. If you are into organic and local food sources, as well as naturally made cocktails - you know the kind with out HFC liquor.....this is a great place. If you insist that eating food with sodium nitrate is your God given right don't go here!!!! Overall, thoughtful, tasty (I had the fried mortadella sandwich) and healthy (but not over the top clean eating.) Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a business breakfast
    StickerForService
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Ate twice at this restaurant for breakfast during a conference. The service was fast, the menu options were good, and everything went smoothly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice Saturday meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    JSix was a very inviting place to eat for our foursome Oct. 18th. When we got there at 6:45 it was apparent they were expecting a large group if about 18 people next to our table. It was very intimate until the large party arrived & the noise level rose to just above comfortable. The service was prompt & professional. The food was very good & uniquely prepared & presented. After dinner we went upstairs to the open air bar which was surprisingly sparsely populated. It looked like a great place to party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated ROYALY
    FoodGalore
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I highly recommend Jsix. From our hostess Abriana, to our server Jeff we received amazing service and attention. The chef staff outdid themselves to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary! Thank you all for a wonderful evening celebrating our love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, food, service, ambiance
    DotnJohn
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A really great dining experience. Staff was super knowledgable and friendly. Service was great, and the food was FANTASTIC! A very ice atmosphere for a fun nite our or a romantic dinner for two. Will definately be back the next time we are in San Diego!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls Night Out
    Innerfatgirlwaspleased
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a very nice time, our waitress Michelle was very accommodating. We started with drinks at the rooftop, where you could see beautiful downtown San Diego. They have a big area, with a lounge type feel. Only suggestion for the happy is to add well drinks, not everyone drinks beer before dinner. After having drinks and taking in the beautiful view, we enjoyed a very nice dinner downstairs in the restaurant, that was very cozy. The butterfish was amazing! Our waitress was very sweet, and she even remembered that I noted that we were celebrating a promotion, and gave us an extra dessert to celebrate, so if you add a special request to your reservation, they read it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunray
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    waited an hour for a table but seated at a wall bar stool and did not eat due to lack of waiter service a concert was on that evening and very crowded
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Dinner
    GoodFoodsGoodFriends
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I tried their restaurant week dinner menu. The food were amazing, from appetizer to dessert. I had rabbit meat pasta, love the pasta they used, great texture. My friend ordered wine, and the first glass wasn't great, so the server brought a new one, and he didn't even charge for the wine. The ambiance was great, perfect for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Way too loud
    Diner33
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food and service were great. The rib eye and pork belly were excellent. The noise level was extremely high and this is not a large room. Not going back until they figure out how to fix the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place!
    MonCheri
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Picked this place for a recent business meeting and mini reunion with former co workers. The staff was very attentive and the selection of food was unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • buenabrenda
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had breakfast, love the decor and service but my toast was burnt and the bacon and potatoes were dry, overcooked
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  • Very good!
    indocynVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My favorite dishes on the menu are the pork belly appetizer and the rabbit fettucine. I do feel that the menu could be updated now and then as there are only 6 entree choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant with a rooftop bar
    Stacyann
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Jsix is a casual high quality, fine dining restaraunt. The service is personable and friendly. The food is delicious and the rooftop bar is pretty great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu
    BigSurFriendVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had 3 meals here over the weekend and enjoyed every one. Dinner and 2 breakfasts were inventive and delicious. The staff are very friendly and attentive. We will go back when in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall disappointed
    jeremykitVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was excited to eat here. I haven't been here since the redesign. I liked the decor and the service was good. I was extremely disappointed with the food. Everything we ordered was overcooked and lacked flavor. I kept thinking something would great. Our dinner was 300 for 5 of us and I do not believe any of us will go back again. Usually ill give a place another try but everything we ate including dessert was bad. Im really dissapointed because I had great experience here in the past
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  • Disappointing
    WeLuvFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were fans of the old JSix menu and ambiance. One of our favorites! We hesitated going to try the new menu ever since the renovation, due to the limited menu choices. The entre's ordered, chicken and monk fish were very disappointing for the value and taste, especially compared to other restaurants in the same price range.
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  • Didn't expect such a good meal!
    CarrotMikuVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have to admit, my initial impression wasn't very favorable, as no one acknowledged me at what I thought was the front door. After awkwardly standing at the bar, I was taken to my table. From therein out, I was treated to some amazing service. My food arrived piping out, my scrambled eggs were prepped just as I liked it and the bacon... Ooooh, the bacon! I can't believe I even loved the bread, but.. Yup! My coffee was re-filled before it even hit my re-fill level (and also served hot) and the finale included the wonderful idea of using a wine guide book as a receipt holder. Will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 776 reviews are from the Jsix Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had never been to JSix before and came across the restaurant through Travel Zoo. We took advantage of their deal because they always have great things and we love trying new places to eat. Our server was great and the food was really good. The only thing that we had trouble with was the lamb meatballs. We felt they were not cooked enough, and the venue went above and beyond to rectify that. My husband and I were enjoying a day and night away from the kiddos and it was a great place to finish our night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, but could have been better
    Betty
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We ate here from out of town. The restaurant is in a very walkable area of town from several hotels downtown. the menu was limited with only 5-6 entrees. I ordered the monk fish entree, which was very tasty, however the serving of fish was very small, allowing only 4-5 very small bites. The rest of the plate was filled with vegetables, which were goo, but for $35, I would expect a larger serving of the fish. My Husband ordered the ribeye steak, which was well grilled, but was too salty by his taste. Although saltiness is a personal preference, it is always better to under salt than to over salt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would give it a second shot
    Dplumly
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We came for date night using a TravelZoo. We had the lamb meatballs, which were great, and the beet terrine for appetizers. The beets had a jelly consistency that was unusual to me, but it was still tasty with the goat cheese and frisee. For entrees, we had the ribeye - the meat was cooked perfectly, but a little fatty. The onions it came with were delicious, though. The bacon wrapped monk fish had excellent greens and potatoes that kept the meal light, but the monk fish was dominated by the bacon flavor and made it very salty and underwhelming. For dessert, we shared a stone fruit crumble - it was tasty. Overall, it was good, but not overly impressive. I would come back for their Thursday prix-fix menu to give it a second shot.
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  • Noise level is an issue
    MarathonManVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We loved the food; we highly recommend the roasted tri-color cauliflower side and the potato pancakes with crab. As for the noise, it's impossible to have a conversation with someone across the table unless you shout. For that reason, we will not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was not really what I expected based on the reviews that I had read.the portion of the fish on their monkfish dish was very smal for a $35.00 a plate,the flavor of bacon overpowered it.
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  • Disappointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had dined here before and really like it. The new decor is hard and cold looking. The quality of food had declined and the menu uninspiring. The intent is to attract a bar crowd must work for them if they wish to stay in business, because they will not have repeat diners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pretty good food.
    Traveler3
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The only thing bad I can think of is that it took a while to get our food. Other than that, it's all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    Suebdoo
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    To be greet greeted with a cocktail is a great way to start the evening... However, I wanted more of the signature evenings wine, and they ran out, even before I could order one glass! Food was unique and delicious and the service exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the remodel
    memarie3
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The decor is so much better and the new menu is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome....
    YayaVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great food, great service....had been there before....and took clients back....they were as well very impressed....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE this place!
    NikkiM
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I fell in love with JSix over a year ago and it has never disappointed us! We come here for gourmet, without an enormous price tag. We love that the food is sourced locally, the chefs are creative and have a really unique twist, we have never tasted anything that we didn't LOVE. Thank you for treating us to a special anniversary dinner, we hope to see you again soon Michelle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is OK, service is not!
    CRenders
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I no longer wonder why I was able to get a reservation for 4 people on Friday night with only 3 days notice. No other restaurant that I usually go to can accomodate that, and I'll not be coming back to Jsix. Good, interesting, local food, but nothing spectacular. There are two dozen restaurants in San Diego who serve better food than Jsix. The real problem here is the service. Slow servers, laissez faire attitude toward customers, forgotten dishes that we ordered and were still on the bill, poor descriptions of dishes and specials, etc. We were seated at 7:45, and didn't leave until past 10! Very slow and inattentive. Save yourself the time and effort: go somewhere else!
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  • Healthy? Yes but its more than that
    SDFoodlover
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food was fabulous. One person in our party was not so keen on going as he is not as food conscious as the rest of us. He found the food great and is eager to go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Wingedmarsupial
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Jsix was an excellent experience. The food was well cooked, the drinks were strong and flavourful. Dessert's were excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good times
    captcoach
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I visted SD from out of town and stayed in thr Gaslamp. We found Jsix online and had a great evening. Free champagne to start and good service. Food was great but our only recomendation is to darken the lighting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't return to form after remodel
    CmsbeltVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    While still quite good, JSix didn't recover it's previous stellar form after being closed several months to remodel. Once the best deal in town, the chef's mercy with beverage pairing can now be beat by several of its competitors. The spring salad was light and refreshing and the artichokes and the roasted chile appetizers were outstanding but the wine pairings were poorly chosen. The main courses were disappointing. The squab was dry. The bacon wrapped monkfish showed that fish is one of the few foods that is not usually improved with bacon. Service was cheerful but slow. The remodel eliminated much of the dining space and the bar is now the prominent feature. It seems to have come with less focus on the food.
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