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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.

4677 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary European, British

Hours of Operation:


Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm


Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:30pm


NOW OPEN MONDAYS

Cross Street:
Adams Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 563-1011

Website:
http://www.jaynesgastropub.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jayne Battle

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Cozy (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Casual (13)
Romantic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

For a casual neighborhood restaurant, prices were on the higher side but food was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Finally tried Jayne's and it was great! Very good neighborhood spot for a date. The sticky toffee pudding for dessert was a highlight.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Such a wonderful restaurant!! Loved the food, atmosphere, and people! Wish we were in town longer so we could go again!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had dinner at Jayne's after a very warm summer day and the cool patio provided a quiet and refreshing setting. Cocktails and dinner were lovely and the staff was courteous, attentive and friendly without being overbearing. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Ambiance, service, drinks, food....everything was wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Incredible food with tons of modification options for vegetarians and vegans. New favorite!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Had a quick dinner here with my husband. Great spot in Normal Heights for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Simply one of the best restaurants in San Diego, never lets you down. Great food and cocktails, staff is outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable and on top of things. Inside and outside seating in a lovely setting with beautiful tiny bouquets on every table.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Visiting from NYC, was recommended by some locals.
Will return next time we are in the area. 👍

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Only downside was that the lighting was a little dim.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Simple menu, great service, simple yet tasty food, great décor. Would definitely recommend if in the area -- just make a reservation!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Terrific staff. Large groups such as ours (10 people, including two small children) are difficult to serve, yet the staff did so with good cheer and patience. Food & drinks were excellent, too. Enjoyed sitting outdoors.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Organic, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very nice atmosphere with a great menu and good service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was outstanding, ambience very nice. Parking was an issue. We'll definitely come back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great evening. Great food. Will be back again. The lamb meat pie was to die for.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Got there on Wednesday and I had the Fried Chicken and I am still thinking about that chicken 5 days later it was that good. Love the food here have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We loved dining outside in the small garden area, warm& inviting and our Sheppard's pie was divine, I wasn't that Hungary but ate every morsel!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Stopped in for Easter Brunch and it was fantastic, I can see making it a tradition! Great baked goods, drinks and fantastic full English breakfast.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I love the patio at Jaynes. It's a nice little outdoor oasis in the middle of busy North Park. The food is excellent, a bit pricey, but delicious. Service wS excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food as always was delicious. The food service was on the slow side and the noise level was a bit loud inside. Patio seating ideal. Gorgeous patio.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Very tasty entrees. Short ribs tender and flavorful, overall nice varied wine list, could have more by the glass options.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

This is our go-to spot for a rare date night when we have a babysitter. Always feels like we've escaped for a few hours, especially in the back garden. Food is fantastic, service is great. My favorite restaurant in San Diego!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Parking is a challenge! The food was fantastic. The restaurant was very noisy, luckily we were seated outside in the patio.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 28, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We were thrilled with the outdoor area; beautiful and a low enough noise level that we could talk...food was great; enthusiastic server ; great experience!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We ordered two of the specials and they both were amazing- chorizo mussels and pork schnitzel, plus some other items! Delicious food and great service. Have already recommended it to friends!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food and our bartender was so friendly, nice and attentive. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Always amazing .. Its rare that a restaurant can be your weekly go to, AND a special occasion date night spot. I come here in jeans straight from work or all dolled up for a date with my husband. Love it here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Weekend getaway from LA and came in this place. We had bone-in pork chop and iron steak. Pork chop was over cooked and iron steak had a full flavor. I guess some people like the way but it was so much and too seasoned for me.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food is excellent. The servers are always attentive. One really loud guest almost ruined our evening. I wish management would have handled that better. But otherwise a great time with my husband.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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