Jayne's Gastropub

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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.

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BrockG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a honey of a restaurant. Always on our favorites list.

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vipcjsz
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside on the patio - lovely with heaters so I can imagine how nice it would in the summer. Menu is fairly limited but varied but definitely enough choices and I think that is great. My lamb shepherd's pie was so good and both of my friends had the fish and chips. They both liked it - nice portion.

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TK1125
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this cozy place!

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KatharineW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Love the outdoor seating. An urban oasis. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and server (Christina maybe?) was great. Will be back :)

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John
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaynes is a wonder mix of British and Italian traditions and one of the gems of the neighborhood. Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiting staff was very nice. Food was excellent though I wasn’t expecting it to have that much spiciness to it. My daughter and I switched plates b. It was too spicy for her. Both plates tasted great in my opinion. The choice in rose was very good. Light and delicate. A bit drafty at times but understandable because it was cold that night. We’ll be dining there again in the future.

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vipJohnny555
San Diego
147 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. Great specials, good wine list, always excellent service and the courtyard dining is charming. Go and enjoy!

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vipGood
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went there for restaurant week to give it a try and fell in love. Took some friends to share the goodness and was seated at the worst table in the house. Outside patio on a freezing night right at the door. We were constantly getting bumped into. Waitress while very nice was WAY to pushy. Came to ask for our order twice before we even had our drinks, then every two minutes after. It was like being at Denny's. Food was great, service was gone after food arrived. Too bad. Was ready to make this a favorite. Not any more. Too many other places to enjoy. Left and went to Et Voila for dessert and aperitif. Much better way to end the evening.

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vipSRM62
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jaynes never fails to deliver. Inside is a bustling gastropub, outside is a quiet garden patio. Either way, the food, drinks and service are usually top notch. Love this place.

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vipWorthit
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A party of four ladies were obnoxiously loud! No one in the dining room could enjoyed their own private conversations. What a shame. The food and service is outstanding!

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vipgardengal
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Jayne's (after reading several good things over the past year) so we tried it out for Restaurant Week--3 courses for $40. We all tried a different starter and all 3 were terrific--goat cheese soufflé with salad, pozole verde soup, & lamb kabobs. The gnocchi with chicken and peas had a terrific sauce, and the filet mignon was cooked perfectly. The sticky toffee pudding was dry compared to others (not sticky) but had a good taste. The profiteroles with pistachio gelato and warm chocolate pour were the best we have ever had ever! We will definitely return to this restaurant for such a good food experience:)

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monique
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice patio for quiet outdoor seating, well heated. Indoors is a little noisy. Tasty quality food. Friendly and proactive Customer Service.

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vippcabrales
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good. We always love to have dinner here.

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NancyM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time at Jayne's Gastropub for Restaurant week. The food was very good: Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon (6 ounces) with perfectly prepared asparagus, vegetables or mashed potatoes, preceded by a flavorful goat cheese soufflé with Frisee and fennel salad. Profiteroles for dessert.. Excellent service, excellent wine list. Two issues if they can be called that: noise level is high and parking is difficult, or at least it was for this week.. We will go back to try other interesting items on the menu! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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RandyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love this place but my food was incredibly salty...

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MarcoV
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always a great place for special events, super drinks and amazing food

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vipKheiligh
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

A decade or so ago, there were not that many options for a high quality, low fuss meal in town. Sure, you could dress up and go to Mr. A's, or join the masses at one of the chain steak restaurants, but the gastro pub movement hadn't arrived in San Diego... then Jayne's opened, and it was, and continues to be a great restaurant for quality British style food. An elevated fish & chips, an outstanding short rib with mashed potatoes and (as we recently had) one of the best duck dishes in town.

Definitely worth making a reservation for - North Park is sparse on venues in the first place, and Jayne's is always going to get full; There is a good wine selection as well, or a corkage fee if you've been saving a special bottle - and you will definitely find something here with which to pair it. No fussy cocktails or dress codes either, so you can mark an occasion or just come to enjoy a fantastic meal.

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vipPGSM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointing

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vipKenW
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday is fried chicken and cornbread day. The best fried chicken ever

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always great at Jayne’s

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TimothyO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipdianea
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..

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

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viparttarte
Philadelphia
16 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.

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Christine
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.

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WillB
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!

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vipJohnny555
San Diego
147 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LeeM
San Diego
4 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.

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gbpubgrub
San Diego
8 reviews