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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
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.
I brought my family here that had just moved into town and the menu looked friendly for all types of diets. Our waitress was very helpful for everyone's needs and we received excellent service from her. We will definitely be back and I can't wait to try more!!
Really wanted to like this place and was prepared for the big hit on the bill but...Shepherds Pie portion was small, battered fish on Fish and Chips were soft and moist not crunchy as if sat under a heat lamp too long..server brought desert (which we didn't want as a consolation) after dinner Tea was luke warm. On a $300 dollar dinner for 4 we expected more. Sorry not good enough.
So we thought that a reservation would have given us a head start on being fed. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.
We were definitely seated on time and managed to get our drinks within the first 10-15 minutes. We also placed our entree order at the same time.
Now.... major let down at this point. Food took almost an hour to arrive. The order was Fish and Chips and Steak Frites. Maybe a 10 min ticket time at worst. Only excuse given was they were busy. It was a Saturday evening 6.30pm. Shouldn't be a shock that people are eating!
All that being said, when the food did eventually arrive, it was hot. Can't really rave about anything else. It was a simple order, so nothing fancy expected.
People were nice. Drinks were good. Food was hot. Slightly on the high priced side, but worth a visit if you have time to wait.
I was pleasantly surprised by this little gem called Jayne's Gastropub. Three of us ladies came in for dinner on a Saturday night and were lucky enough to sit in the patio. It was beautiful and romantic, yet comfy and fresh. I can't wait to return, it really is a special place. The service was wonderful and the food excellent. Must try the Gambas, a delicious start to your meal. The steak frites and chicken under a brick are perfect. Great wine selection. Truly one of my better restaurant experiences.
Food was good, but very overpriced. In such a small space , I thought we could converse, but we could hardly hear each other. I can't eat broccoli, and there was some in my eggplant tikka masala which was not listed on the menu. They made me a fresh portion without it and were very quick about it, so kudos for the service. But 14.50 for poutine is excessive. The gravy was delish, but still, fries with cheese and gravy should not cost that much. 17.50 for a burger. No thanks.
We've been to Jayne's MANY times and they never disappoint.
As always, everything was wonderful. The four of us shared Poutine (deelish) and Calamari. For our entres we ordered the following:
Seared Scallops with Citrus Salad - Tasty and Refreshing
Meatballs & Pasta - Home cooking blissful taste
Schnitzel with Spatzel - Authentic and flavorful. Just like in Germany
Mixed drinks and wine were great.
I eat out routinely and am in every conceivable kind of restaurant, from walk up dives to Addison. I've been to Jayne's several times. I know Valentine's is a tough night for restaurants, but with a prix fixe menu and less than 30 seats available, one would expect a much better result. Amuse bouche arrived after the starter course, steak was so cold that garlic butter would not melt on it, and 34 minutes between entree being cleared and pre-made desserts arriving. Even 20 minute intervals without seeing a server. I couldn't stop apologizing to my date. For this priveledge, we paid about $210 with tip and without any alcohol. Badly done, poor value. Never again.
They said Valintines Day was a special day for them, well maybe for them $$$. I looked forward to seeing the details they mentioned such as the flowers...I couldn't even smell them. And they were maybe three tiny blossoms in a even smaller glass on the table. After seeing how serious they were about reservations I thought it would feel more intimate, but it turned out to feel more chaste. I came out feeling like they packed the place and where ill prepared, as a result seemed the food took longer to get out and even waiting for wine took forever. Which is weird to me because they only had a three entrees so what was taking so long? But when it arrived and the food it was truly enjoyable, no doubt. Will try it again, but on a week day when they won't be so overwhelmed, hopefully.
Firstly, parking was extremely difficult. The restaurant was probably the noisiest place I have ever been to. It was so bad that we considered leaving. They offered us a table outside which we took but it was really cold outside. Not a very good experience. The staff was nice and our server even commented on the noise level inside-unbearable.
The food was a little disappointing. We read the reviews and were expecting a much better meal.
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