JRDN Restaurant

4.5
1365 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
JRDN showcases the best of the Califnornian culinary traditional with an extensive sushi bar, the finest seafood, hand-cut meats and organic and locally grown produce. Each creation is thoughtfully prepared for your culinary delight.



JRDN Bar and Lounge is a social indoor and outdoor venue offering a unique experience that is both casual and sophisticated. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the crowd, hip yet comfortable - all enjoying the view of the ocean while sipping hand-crafted signature cocktails and exploring one of San Diego's most creative wine lists.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Sushi, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 270-5736
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Warner
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Private party facilities
Located on the boardwalk of Pacific Beach, JRDN Restaurant features indoor and outdoor ocean view dining. The Wine Room and/or Sunset Patio are a perfect venue for your indoor and outdoor dining experience.
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Private party contact
Brittany Reinschmidt: (858) 270-2323 ext. 3126
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Catering
San Diego’s best lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal

Pier in Pacific Beach, TOWER23 is a spectacular setting for any event. Whether you need a site for a business dinner, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or reception, TOWER23 is the epitome of style. Inspired by the neighboring Pacific, Tower23’s neo-modern design is an exciting juxtaposition of earthly elements and contemporary glass/steel features. Chef Danilo Tangalin enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Blvd.
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Parking details
Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 3 hours free. After 2 hours the charge is $12.00 per hour (max of $35). Gratuities appreciated.
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Public transit
MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 8:45PM
Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 8:00PM - 8:45PM

What 1365 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Baby shower celebration

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A
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi.

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MN
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fubulousnsishi and wine with outstanding service with a smile! Consistent and great vibe, ambience and scenery, both inside and outside:)

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F
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Got good poisoning and was very sick after eating sushi there. They were also out of avocado and said there was a shortage!

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s
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful place on the beach. We waited 15 min for a waiter but once we had him he was great!

Food excellent, atypical Thanksgiving choices made it nice for everyone with a variety of choices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service great atmosphere.. loved it

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S
San Diego
114 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We have loved JRDN in years past but were disappointed this time. They went through a huge re-invention last year and we missed the 'old' menu (some items are the same) but a couple of our favorites were gone and the ambiance has also changed.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was really pretty. It was dark on the patio if you sit against the “window”, and you can’t see out. All you can see if your reflection, not the water or people on the boardwalk. They had a light blue glowing block on the table was was hard to see the menu , so we moved one table closer to the restaurant and it was perfect lighting. We went to try the tomahawk which was recommended, we asked how long it takes, she said 45-60 mins followed with “but were out, we ran out yesterday”. Bummer!! We settled for the Rib eye and the skirt steak! We asked for bread & butter in the meantime. That part was not tasty at all. The bread was stale and had a weird texture, the butter was mixed with something, so when she came around to see if we wanted more butter, we said there was still some in the basket, no thank you!! Altho we were looking forward to trying the tomahawk, Both of these choices were delicious! Food was delivered fast also! Waitress was great, she kept checking on us. We will have to make another date, and make sure they have the tomahawk for us

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I
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great meal with good service! Good choice for California cuisine and people watching.

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JD
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We stayed at the fabulous Tower 23 Hotel and were thrilled to dine at their beachfront restaurant. We had dinner there one night - sushi, 2 breakfasts - enjoyed the avocado toast and eggs and had lunch one day - salad with grilled chicken (grilled chicken not on menu but they accommodated request without hesitation). Prices are great, food very good. Location perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jared, aka Lenny Kravitz, was awesome.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it anytime for any occasion love the sunsets ❤️

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BS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good! The brunch is always very relaxing with the view. Food is excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We used to live in SD and moved two years ago. We went to JRDN often and loved it. We did not like the changes to the menu.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Noisy inside, nice on the patio. Ford was delicious, service was great.

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San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were down in San Diego for the Notre Dame - Navy football game on Saturday. It was going to be a busy weekend of football and tailgating. We wanted some time near the beach, so I booked Friday’s lunch at JRDN. It was perfect. Wonderful food and wine with superb service while sitting outside enjoying the beach views. My friends also thoroughly enjoy this experience. Thank you. We also were very appreciative of the 2 hrs complimentary valet parking since parking in PB can be challenging.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, the Tomahawk steak is a must!! Would definitely come back.

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SC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Have walked by it and never stopped. So glad I did. Had a delicious meal outside with the sounds of the ocean. Everything we ordered was perfect

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, though I was disappointed. I was really looking forward to the surf and turf roll but they were out of wagyu beef by 6:30 p.m. We were also looking to have some Oysters; however, those were not available either.

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L
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! We told her we only had a short time frame before we had to be back at our conference, and she was very kind and accommodating of our needs.

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GB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great location, interesting menu, and solid bar with good mixed drinks. But over priced for the food we actually got with crowded seating. "Good" overall but not very good and not outstanding.

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CF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch at JRDN! We had the Lobster BLT, Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken & Waffles, and the Chicken Sandwich - all of them were delicious. The service was great and we had a beautiful view of the Pacific Beach Pier. Will definitely be going back!

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n
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It looks like a restaurant in South Beach Florida. They had no oysters which was a big disappointment. The sushi was good but not memorable. Same with the cocktails. I'd go to the bar again but it didn't make me want to try the restaurant.

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j
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We ordered almost all the appetizer offerings, including a sushi roll. For our entreé, we ordered the carnitas plate for the table and we had enough for 5 people, plus some! The service was excellent, as our server made sure our table was always tended to. I will be returning here for sure!

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They were out of several items listed on the menu (although our reservation was early in the evening). I received my dinner ten, or maybe even fifteen, minutes before my husband received his.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Waiter was great. The remodel looked good.

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AF
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We've been there many times, as it is great ocean views and valet parking with 2 hours free with validation - the $12/hr. afterwards is a bit steep. The food is always great, and during the week it's not too crowded. Our waiter was great, he spent time with us on the food selection, which ended up being perfect. The only comment I have is he never came to refill our drinks.

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h
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and outdoor seating. The calamari and ahi tuna nachos were crispy and delicious.

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FF
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It used to be the place to go... now the food sucks, they couldn’t get a hamburger right... service is sub par, we were sent to wait 1/2 hour for a table on a half empty retaurant on friday afternoon because “they didn’t have more than one server”.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and worth the price. Staff is friendly and quick to tend to your needs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

valet parking is easy to overlook but the place is great and food is always delish!

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1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived at JRDN for a reservation and were seated promptly. Following this, though, nothing arrived in a timely manner. Several tables around us that arrived long after received their food ahead of us. We ordered drinks and appetizers at our earliest opportunity (about twenty minutes after being seated) and didn’t see them out for nearly an hour. Likewise, our entrees took almost another 45 minutes.

It seemed based on our server’s “I took your order, right?” that our ticket had been lost, and expectations were never set. It seemed to be a busy night but rather than reaffirming that, the staff insisted that everything would be “right out.”

The food itself was mediocre at best and absolutely not worth the price. During our long wait we joked about getting up, leaving, and going to ramen across the street which would have easily been a better option.

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OP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a really nice place with good food. I had a berry fruit salad. The berries tasted stale, like they were sitting in the fridge uncovered and picked up the taste of other foods. Quite unappetizing. The avocado toast was very good.

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H
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Awful
We have been back in here for years
Won’t be back
Server told us executive chef in vacation and it showed
2 hours for basic items
Food is mediocre
Service- we’ll he was more inside then out until we paid
A horrible experience
Want my money back

The view - always amazing but unless you ate their for drinks and apps
Avoid as a special occasion

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my best friends 25th birthday and she requested a nice

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C
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was far from special. Shrimp cocktail 🍹 while large was basically blah. I am a fan of dog patios but don’t believe a restaurant serving meals at this price need to have a dog friendly area, especially when the dog barked off and on for ten minutes
Would not recommend nor return

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m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken sandwich is bland
It could use a Cajun type spice or...... anything!!

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RM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place . Had Breakfast 🥞🍳 . Dinner is more expensive. Nice people watching

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AO
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

JRDN was very good. Our server, Sophie was great. The menu is interesting with some unique items. The food was well prepared. The wine list was very good. Overall, we were very pleased.

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JS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view, excellent food and service!

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