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Jsix Restaurant
Jsix Restaurant

Jsix Restaurant Details

  • 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, Californian, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The decor is so much better and the new menu is great!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, great service....had been there before....and took clients back....they were as well very impressed...."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Jsix was an excellent experience. The food was well cooked, the drinks were strong and flavourful. Dessert's were excellent"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Loving the new look and the new menu! Server was very knowledgeable and on point!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "very pleased. Picked this on account of Yelp reviews and it was very good. No disappointment here."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "delicious fresh food in a very attractive setting but a bit too noisy "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food wasn't great - meat wasn't tender, pairings seemed conceptual rather than spot on, noise level was incredibly loud, and it felt like people were wandering through on their way to the hotel. Service was slow and seemed almost resentful when we asked for refills on water."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "What a special and delightful surprise! We will make this a dinner destination whenever we are in San Diego."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had to meet an out of town friend for a business lunch and needed a quiet place to talk. The restaurant made a special salad for me and it almost came the way that I wanted it. I had requested no pine nuts but the salad came with nuts anyway (they were fine but not on my diet). My colleague had a hamburger which he claimed was terrific. It came almost raw and was sent back to the kitchen with great apologies. I was almost done with my salad by the time the hamburger re-arrived. I was a bit surprised that they didn't comp us for at least part of the meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had dinner at the newly remodeled JSix on Friday night. First off, the renovation is incredible... great ambiance and feel throughout. The craft cocktails were incredibly creative, well balanced and unique, all inspired by different parts of the country. The food was amazing; highlights for me were the crab pancakes, the raw organic sweet pea salad, and the braised rabbit and spinach pasta. Each dish was a fresh and innovative, and I loved that the ingredients are locally sourced. Our server was fantastic, he checked on us gracefully throughout the night . We have been looking for a great upscale dining spot downtown that isn't just another steakhouse chain, and finally found it at the new JSix! Absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Dinner at Jsix was amazing. The renovations look great and the food is delicious. Matt was a great server and very knowledgable about the new menu and beverages. I would suggest the smokes salmon salad as an app and the halibut or steak for a main. This is one of my favorite restaurants downtown. Keep up the great work Jsix!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This eclectic restaurant, aptly named for its location on the corner of J St. and Sixth Ave., prides itself on locally sourced and organic ingredients whipped up into tasty dishes that are a fusion of local and modern American cuisines. The space is located adjacent to a trendy hotel (where you have to go if you need the restroom - the only downside to this spot) and resembles a lofty warehouse. The menu is not expansive, but there seemed to be something for everyone at our table. I'll happily return the next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've been looking forward to the re-opening with high hopes, and our dinner experience on 2/21/14 did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in, we were constantly wowed by the stellar service. The interior is very inviting and surprisingly a bit quirky, and we loved all of it. For the most part, the starters and appetizers (strawberry salad, taro chips/green strawberry salsa (a bit flat) chicken meatballs bathed in a symphonic broth, and crab pancakes with generous heapings of crab meat) we shared were both innovative and delicious. Both our entrees, halibut and chicken, were flavorful, moist, and delectable. Looking forward to a return visit!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We are New Yorkers from Manhattan and we are foodies so our bars might be a bit high... The Great, Good, Bad, Ugly: The Great was the service...our waitress was fabulous - knew the menu extremely well and was able to explain nearly everything on what is organic, gluten free, veg/meat options The food was Good not Great...all the dishes were presented well but none of them had a wow factor. It was my mother-in-law's birthday and we had probably 5 starters and 3 entrees so we had a good subsection of the menu. Our favorite item on the menu Rainbow Beets or Crab Pancake... The Bad and Ugly was the location of their restroom...they didn't have one. You had to go outside into the hotel next door through the lobby and hang a left...???"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Kimpton Hotels have exciting restaurants. Unfortunately, this one disappointed. Perhaps they are working out the bugs in newly redesigned space, but it didn't work. The lighting was awful. One side of the restaurant was brightly lit, while the other side was dim. Made it awkward to know where to sit. Food was good, but not great. I had pork chops and grits. Tasted good, but not memorable. We ordered chips and dip, which were innovative, but two few chips with too much dip. The place has good bones and an innovative menu. Unfortunately a lot more details need to be thought through."
    Dined on 2/18/2014