Jayne's Gastropub

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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Jaynes is San Diego's trailblazing first and only Brit owned Gastropub. The eclectic menu features gourmet takes on pub classics using local, organic and sustainably farmed produce, meats and seafood. Beverage highlights include one of the city's most avant garde wine lists, a world class craft cocktail program and a broad beer list on draft and in bottles. The beautiful old world interior and garden patio is reminiscent of London and San Francisco and rates among the most charming in the entire city. Utterly non-corporate, Jaynes is the local's secret darling on North Park's 30th street.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us Christmas Eve! We will be serving our regular menu as well as some cozy specials including our Steak and Guinness Pie. We look forward to this sharing this festive night with you! Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. See you then!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year and Decade with us at Jaynes! 3 course prix fixe menu plus amuse bouche for $85 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations are available between 6 and 10pm. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 571 People Are Saying
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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, host, atmosphere and vale all amazing!
Wide variety of choices on the menu

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointing

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always great at Jayne’s

TO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!! Went for Thanksgiving and loved it!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second year in a row having Thanksgiving dinner at Jayne’s Gastropub. I know I wasn’t this stuffed last year! The food was as plentiful as it was delectable. Chris provided excellent service! We hope to make it to Christmas Eve dinner two years in a row as well!

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Better fish and chips than I had in London and Liverpool.

d
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

My husband and I dine often here and enjoy the food an ambience however this time we were very disappointed in the quality of our meal.

First we ordered Cesar salads to share and we’re asked if it should
Include anchovies or not . Now we
Don’t really care either way so we said sure included them however we were not informed
It’s a 2 dollar upchare to add anchovies ( which we really don’t care about ) so now our starter salad Turned into at 16 dollar salad. It was the simplest of salads that we have ever had at a restaurant, not sure that it commanded such a heavy price!

Then I order the halibut which was served in a liquid sauce, and was so spicy it was virtually an edible. Again the waitress never notified me that it was a spicy dish, and I never experienced that before at that restaurant.

My husband switch entrées with me and agreed it was the worst price of fish he had ever eaten! I ate his hamburger, which he has ordered numerous times in the past. Our waitress suggested if he didn’t want french fries he could do a salad or veggies, again did not notify him that there would be an up charge for that and to a considerable amount.

Frankly we love this restaurant and have dined here here for many years but this is the first time our meal was far than satisfactory and we were misinformed the entire meal about up charges etc. The fish we ordered was very thin and not of the highest quality which were very surprised as we’ve never experienced that at this restaurant before. I would think twice about coming here in the future, but the ambience is so lovely and we usually love the service and the attention to detail so something has changed.

I hope they read this and make necessary changes. We love the restaurant. As there are so many Dining options these days and they can be costly, we hope they listen to these criticisms and make adjustments as necessary..

LM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Intimate atmosphere. Reliable. Excellent value. We love Jaynes and they never disappoint

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the setting & wait staff....oh, and the food? Yum!

a
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in San Diego. The food is excellent, love the cozy outside courtyard and the service is always spot on.

C
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Only criticism was that it took a while for our food and dessert to come out. Great place for a celebratory dinner.

WB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at Jaynes is always exceptional. The food and drinks are second to none. Best hidden little gem in San Diego!

J
San Diego
144 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, service, the garden everything works perfectly.

LM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We loved the atmosphere, the welcoming service and the small restaurant boutique vibe. The martini was perfect as was the salad. Unfortunately, the meats in the main dishes were less than excellent selections and both were under cooked. Mine was the short ribs which should be slow cooked until very tender. They were not.

g
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small menu, but all the food is nicely done. Nothing groundbreaking, but high end comfort with satisfying flavors and good, fresh ingredients. The back garden area was very nice; quite, intimate, and relaxing. Dinner for 5 (with one appetizer, one dessert, and 2 bottles of wine): $350.

ME
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful dinner with friends at Jayne’s. We shared Caesar salad and the spicy shrimp appetizer, schnitzel, beef short ribs and the halibut. Everything was amazing!

LA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently fantastic. Been back 3 times and have not been disappointed. Fresh, flavorful and imaginative. There are little twists of excellence added to every traditional sounding dish. Service was attentive and delightful. We especially enjoyed the charming back patio space.

WN
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been to Jane’s many times and this time it was pretty disappointing. Burger and fish and chips were very ordinary. And for what they were, expensive. Service very indifferent.

j
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of our favorite spots to eat in town.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to come here all the time when we lived in San Diego. We were so happy to see it still open when we came back for a visit this week - and Jayne running it! She is so nice. Great food, great service, great experience!!!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience except for the fried calamari. It came to the table i one large pile of oily, soggy, tasteless calamari.
Ugh.

GN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty. Jaynes Never Disappoints. I will be going back

MC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food!

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food and service are always amazing.

E
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is the best spot, far less noisy than indoors and such a pretty space. The food is some of the best in San Diego, IMO, and I've visited JG more than half a dozen times now. My only criticism is the price for the appetizers is high, considering the portions. One example is the cheese platter which had two crostinis and two very small tastes of three kinds of cheeses. Delicious, but a little chintzy. Will keep going back though. Love it!

s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The schnitzel was awesome as always. Have been coming here for years for it and never disappoints.

NH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the outside back patio is dreamy as always, food for restaurant week was delish. highly recommend

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week

B
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for San Diego Restaurant Week and it was so yummy! Love the ambience as you walk in and me and my best friend were seated in the back patio which was O adorable and quaint! Will definitely be back! Everything was delicious. Excellent service and atmosphere! Great Thursday night!

RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my friends and as always Jaynes didn't disappoint!

RL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor area. Our server was helpful and provided great recommendations. Food was outstanding

MO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came in for restaurant week but super disappointed with food and service. It took almost 45mins for appetizers to come and dinner was also delayed. Service was just par checked on us but took a long time for server to acknowledge that food was taking a long time. This was the second visit for us but not sure we will come back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My hamburger was spectacular. My wife's Shepherd's Pie was a bit spicy for her 'supertaster' palate, but did not seem so to me. Instantly substituting a chicken pasta dish to her exacting specifications got full marks for Service Recovery. Quiet patio, charming staff, good food. We'll be back for sure.

BW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are always perfect. I find them to be the best restaurant in town. They manage to hit every note just right and have the most pleasant team around. I've been going regularly for the last 10 years and have always had an exceptional experience.

J
San Diego
144 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is becoming one of our favorite places. Great food, good wine list and garden dining. What's not to like?

D
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mussels were the best!

DM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, always delicious food, great wine list - professional staff... a favorite!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio

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h
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Server could not have been nicer, and tried to be helpful...just food coming out was SUPER SLOW...several tables that arrived long after us were served before us. Not terribly impressed with the menu selections...think the hamburgers looked the best...

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Patio dinning was beautiful and charming. Inside was warm and stuffy for a warm evening. Food great and service was wonderful.

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