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About Jayne's Gastropub
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 the city's most avant garde wine list from wine director Jon Erickson, 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.
San Diego, CA 92116
Gastro Pub, Contemporary European, British
Hours of Operation:
NOW OPEN MONDAYS
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is usually readily available. The Adams Avenue bridge directly over the 805, two blocks east of Jaynes, is a neighborhood secret and only a 2 minute walk. Remember that green, yellow zones and parking meters are open and free after 6pm.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jayne's Gastropub Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I came here for her birthday. We sat outside in the back, which was nice. Great drinks, good food, and good service. The price was really what got us. Makes me feel like a cheap-o for even writing this. But the value isn’t there. We paid $16.50 for the Caesar salad! The salad was good, but it was just one head of romaine and we added anchovies. My wife ordered the local halibut on special and liked it. I had the eggplant tikka masala and also liked it. The halibut seemed to be the only thing priced right.
Side note: the pricing on the menu doesn’t seem to match the pricing in their system. For instance, the Negroni I drank was listed at $13. We were charged $14. The menu reads that the Caesar is $14.50 and the anchovies were a $1 add-on. We were charged $16.50. Not a big deal, just struck us both as odd.
I have been to Jayne's several times. The Pinot Noir they had by the glass was mediocre. I think the Rickshaw Pinot is better for example. The duck breast was well-prepared as was the spinach and the mushrooms. Delicious flavors. The flourless chocolate cake was dry; Smoking Goat has an excellent one. The blackberry sorbet was so-so; not very intense blackberry flavor.
Such a disappointing experience. We were there on a busy Friday night for a “girl’s night out” to celebrate a birthday. We had a great table near the window but the noise level was so loud we couldn’t hear each other. The servic overall was terrible.Took forever to get drinks, then a long delay to get the first course, then over an hour wait for the main course (2+ hours after we first sat down). When main course arrived, vegetables and side dishes were lukewarm, like they’d been plated long before meat cooked. Server made half-hearted apologies but no attempt to make it better, for example bringing over a basket of bread or a complimentary round of drinks to ease the wait. Owner Jayne was there but never came over to apologize or explain what was going on. At the end of the meal, they brought a “complimentary” dessert but never a heart-felt apology for a terrible dining experience.
We had a wonderful meal at Jayne's to celebrate my friend's birthday. Even though they were having an event in their back patio, they allowed us to sit there when we expressed our desire to eat outside. It was dark, but the patio was well lit and the heaters kept us warm and comfortable. The patio at Jayne's is delightful, with high, ivy covered walls that make you feel like you are dining in a charming restaurant in Europe. The food was excellent, well cooked and perfectly seasoned. All in all, a perfect evening!
A good friend introduced us to this restaurant and it instantly became one of our favorite restaurants. We prefer the patio because it is enchanting and quieter than inside. The food and service are excellent. The handmade drinks are interesting and addictive. We love this restaurant.
I don't usually write reviews, but my experience here was not great. Service was slow and the food was mediocre. We went on a Wednesday. I ordered the fried chicken. The server inquired whether I preferred white or dark meat. I chose white. I was served a wing and a thigh. Dark meat. Probably won't go back.
We came here for my husband's birthday celebration. The patio is very welcoming and relaxing. There was a group of 7 of us and we had a very special dinner that felt like we were in someone's backyard at home. The staff was friendly and the service was wonderful.
Perhaps it was Friday of Restaurant Week, but overall a little disappointing. Food ingredients excellent, appetizer and main course preparations okay, desserts somewhat lacking. Ours was a different impression than those in the very positive reviews I had read. Noise level was more than uncomfortable. Seems like a popular neighborhood spot and that's what I think it probably is good for, rather than a drive across town for a special dining experience.
Everything was exceptional and far beyond expectations: food, service, and ambiance. The menu wasn’t overly creative, but the cuisine is the highest quality in flavor and preparation. The drinks were delicious and the service and ambiance alone would be enough to return regularly even if the food wasn’t as absolutely amazing as it was.
Jayne's food is consistently very good and has great cocktails especially gin gimlets. Service was slow this time but it was restaurant week. Most of us had filets which were excellent The one order of tikka masala was described as just ok . ThT is my opinion as well when I had it in the past. Plan on spending $60-80 per person Corkage is the highest $25 I have seen at any place and shoul be reduced or waived if one orders a second bottle of wine Hamburger is one of the best in town
Excellent. Were a scale of 10 available, would give 9.
(It was very very warm today) The singular reason not 5/5 across the board was flies. Everything else, especially food and service- were outstanding.
The windows on the street did not have screens; and the door to the back patio area had one- but it was left open to more easily set up for a dinner.
Flies kept outside simple via application of screens, would IMO make this place perfection.
I've been here before and the steak frites was fantastic! I got a fish dish and was surprised that it was totally bland. The outdoor area is great but the whole place is pretty small it's tight for strollers and wheelchairs. Great ambiance and interesting cocktails though.
I love everything about Jaynes except their wine selection. It's a bit too scattered for me. I prefer a chardonnay and.there are only 2: a french by the glass and by the bottle; and a California only by the bottle. So I had a $15 glass of chardonnay that didn't suit MY taste....but it was a generous pour!
We've never had a bad meal!!
The restaurant was recommended highly, as the best food in San Diego. We were not disappointed. We were able to sit in the garden where it was very quiet and quaint. Waiter was very attentive and we did not lack for anything. Quality of food was superb! Servings were large enough we took another meal home. Prices were higher than expected, but when you take a meal home, it hurts less. Will plan to go back. Parking is the biggest problem.
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