Jsix Restaurant
Jsix Restaurant

Jsix Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jsixsandiego.com/
  • Phone: 6195318744x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Jsix Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)good for groups (19)vibrant bar scene (18)neighborhood gem (13)special occasion (12)romantic (10)hot spot (10)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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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....
    Yaya
    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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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    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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  • Did this place open recently?
    StillhungryVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Really cool spot, but the tables for dinner are accessible only via a squeeze through the bar, which is where the hostess stood. It was hard to figure out. The drinks and food took FOREVER to arrive, and once it did, it was not warm. The fare itself was just fair in flavor.
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  • Amazing! Love the new Jsix
    MSpears
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great food, Great Service, Great Cocktails. Super personable staff and accommodating for a picky wife :). The new menu is super fun with the ability to try smaller versions of dishes so you get to sample more items. Love the new bar program the drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • good food but slow service
    JasonSanDiego
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Went for a lunch with 4 colleagues on a very quiet day, and there was nobody to greet me at the door and show us to the table, it took 15 minutes from getting the menus to being able to place an order, they talked up their lemonade but didn't have enough for refills, we couldn't find a server when we wanted to place our orders, and thy also brought the wrong side dish for a colleague. All minor issues for sure, but they add up.
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  • ALS2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day Buffet with bottomless Mimosas were great..recommend this place for families. The service was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 756 reviews are from the Jsix Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Guidepost42
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had eaten a JSix about 2 years ago and were totally knocked sideways by the innovative menu. So we were disappointed that some of the innovation was missing from the menu (but not the bar). We were also surprised that part of the dinning room was no longer a dinning room. What we were left with was very good but not terribly original cooking, served by an extremely competent and helpful (and friendly) waiter in an ambience that was not much better than a Dennys. The management of JSix can and should do better. Our last visit made us think management was more concerned with keeping costs down rather than keeping quality up.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great remodel
    memarie3
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Loving the new look and the new menu! Server was very knowledgeable and on point!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bjt602
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    delicious fresh food in a very attractive setting but a bit too noisy
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in San Diego
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    very pleased. Picked this on account of Yelp reviews and it was very good. No disappointment here.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef's tasting menu
    SDlocal
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday, plus just couldn't choose from the new and impressive menu, so we decided to splurge on the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings. I'm so glad we did! We received special courses "off the menu," each accompanied by a generous half-pour of wine. All five courses and wines were separately introduced and explained to us at tableside. Each plate was a taste sensation and we tried wines we would not ordinarily have ever selected ourselves. What a fun and entertaining way for a foodie couple to spend our special evening.... the cocktails are superb, as well! We hope to be back soon and I would definitely recommend the tasting menu here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    Esnoz
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Everything was beyond our expectations! Quality of food was exceptional and fresh! We had gluten free needs and it was catered to with pleasure! Service was wonderful. Chef came out to meet us. Halibut was the best we have ever had! This place is impressive!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst dinner in a while
    JJPPVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Mediocre food, horrible (and downright rude) service, high prices - what else do you want to know? The have a short wine list and were out of the first two I asked for. The food sounded good on the menu but was essentially tasteless - mediocre ceviche, uninspired fried avocado, over cooked steak, completely bland and overcooked halibut. I guess this place only survives thanks to hotel guests. The revamping seems to have made things worse if you ask me.
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  • Great Cuisine, Need to Relax:)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food and service ( Michelle) was very good, but the music to much to take loud and heavy didn't relax a bit Too much Driving Modern music. Chef Christian can COOK, Eat your Organic Vegetables!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Chef!
    kricdc
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    While visiting San Diego, my husband and I met up with two friends for dinner. We picked Jsix based on some of the reviews on open table and were not disappointed. This play was one of the best meals we have had in a long time! Our server was attentive and friendly and he did a great job with a couple of wine pairings. The food was outstanding and it was nice to be able to thank the chef as he walked around checking on the tables. The halibut and the pork meatballs were two of our favorite dishes, not to mention the strawberry tart for dessert! I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in a great food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice decor.
    sgsg
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    trendy, nicely designed decor. it's a hotel restaurant though, which I didn't realize when booking through OT! went for Sunday brunch on a special occasion and the menu was minimal. Parking in the area was tough. Nothing super special about it, but a good basic breakfast.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winter break
    JS67
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    So happy checking Fodor's resulted in trying Jsix. I was actually looking for a restaurant with more vegetarian selections, but the organic description intrigued me as well as the dinner menu selections. With the service and food so enjoyable, I would never have guessed Jsix had only been open a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy but slim pickings!
    RadyVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    If you're looking for a large breakfast of pancakes with bacon or a couple of eggs with bacon, toast, etc, this is not the place. There's an egg white omelet and many different options for a yogurt parfaits, but not much "standard " breakfast food. Service was fast and friendly.
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  • Overall good but...
    FerB
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were pleased with our meal but food had some temperature problems coming out of the kitchen (broth for soup too cold, same with side of sweetbreads). Beet terrine was fantastic. Bar was more appealing than main dining room.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Order the Chef's Mercy
    BreezeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I've been to this restaurant five or six times and always order the Chef's Mercy. It's a 5-course tasting menu. I get it with the wine pairing. You can tell the chef if you have any food allergies or significant aversions (e.g., I don't like Ginger), and then just be surprised with each course. It has never disappointed. And it's always more food than you can eat. I usually take most of the main course home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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  • An Often Overlooked Restaurant
    FilmJockey
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Because of the vibrant bar scene, rooftop access, and its service to the Hotel Solamar, the restaurant side of JSix remains under-appreciated. Its diverse menu of select organic foods and wines is a welcoming, refreshing change from larger, tedious menus of other downtown establishments. The service really shines. I recommend reservations due to its smaller size, and the crab cakes and pork chop!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.