JRDN Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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.

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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

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome menu and the desert was amazing. Service was outstanding!

w
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sushi rolls were mushy...Octopus app was awesome...as was the tuna tartar and carrot risotto

ET
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French toast 😍💯👌🏽🤯 was the freaking best!!! (From my girl)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall,great service and food

AM
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday outside on the patio
It was awesome food as always!
I had the burger with truffle fries and my friend had the lobster blt and it to was amazing!
I will definitely go back and I highly recommend it!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my 23rd birthday dinner here & Nora was the absolute best. Everyone collectively made my night feel even more special. Thank you !

t
San Diego
108 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend to lunch on a beautiful afternoon and we sat on the patio.
very accommodating in every way as my 5 stars show! love having this local
dining place to enjoy!

RM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I started dining at JRDN in 2005. It was my favorite restaurant in San Diego and go to spot for years. My most recent visit was my first time back in several years. The presentation, quality and taste of the food is still amazing and above average! The restaurant is noisy but always has been and that’s just part of the experience. The service use to be as good as the food and I’m sorry to say that wasn’t the case on this visit which is unfortunate. Great food, beautiful sunset but not the same experience I enjoyed for years. Unfortunately based on the service and the “bad taste” it left in my mouth and especially my girlfriends we won’t be returning.

SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Location is good. Food could be better. I would recommend it for the views and ambiance. I reserved a table through OpenTable, but once arrived they had given all the good tables to walk ins. Not cool.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very tasty and amazing! The view great, service even better !

AC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of the three sushi dishes we ordered was a bit soggy. The service was very good. The atmosphere great! We were there for dinner and I want to go back for lunch or brunch if they have one, to see the whole beach atmosphere. Parking very easy, valeted with hotel and get it validated by the restaurant.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to have a Sunday morning brunch....thanks

PA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly atmosphere. Felt as though we were on vacation,

s
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ours was a most excellent experience. Mid-week, and a special occasion probably brought us a little extra attention, but it was pretty darn good at any price. A perfect evening from the weather gods helped, but again the real credit must go to management and the team that put it all together. Kudos! We will return. There’s no better recommendation than that.

BC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great staff, amazing view, and delicious food

RP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have ever wondered if your special requests using Open Table can be met, let me tell you that with JRDN, they blew me away. May special request was "It's a secret. Proposing at sunset". The entire staff was eager to serve, the table selection and service were incredible, and the surrounding patrons enjoyed the show! Now one of my faves in the US - JRDN.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The view/location is fantastic. Unfortunately, the service was not so good. It may have just been an off night, but there were 2 of us and one of us was never brought his entree. The food runner brought my food, and then we sat there a while waiting, and finally I started eating so it didn't get cold. We never received the other entree. Our server did not check in with us until much later asking if we wanted anything else, at which point, we told her one of us did not receive their meal, and we just wanted the check at that point. Had she checked in periodically, we might have been able to correct this. It is unfortunate since reservations were made for this place a few days in advance for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere was great, but unfortunately, we left disappointed.

AA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 5

Timing was terrible. Wine arrived after the appetizer. Three of our 4 meals were not good. Lobster was dry and one meal arrived 5 minutes after the others. Beautiful view of the ocean, but that's where it ends.

a
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local food. We got the lobster rolls and fried calamari - both were amazing and fresh. Drinks were excellent as well. Just in town visiting but will go back if we make it to PB again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great spot but for sitting in the ocean expected the sushi to be excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food was perfect

m
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for brunch and it was great food & drinks! I got the Lobster BLT and a Bloody Mary. Very tasty! The noise level was very high and there is a high energy vibe to the restaurant. We had very good service. I loved sitting outside even though it was hot and the umbrella only provided some shade in the table but not in my side. There’s valet parking and easy access to PB beach.

e
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My meal came out after the other three meals were finished. But the manager did comp mine.

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was a little slow, but everyone was very nice. The food was good, not great but still enjoyable. You can't beat the view and its great for people watching.

BG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good always worth the money! Don’t think twice about it....

E
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I have always admired the architecture/design at the restaurant and hotel and the setting, right on the beach is outstanding. We ordered simple things, sadly, my eggs benedict--which I happily custom ordered via the choices on the menut--was cold! I didn't mention it to the server because my friend and I were under time constraints for our time together. I also had to ask for a spoon! and sweetener for my tea. But I would return to the restaurant anyway.

J
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed a lovely meal right on the boardwalk, watching all the buzz go by, highlighted by a gorgeous sunset. Fine dining with a view. Highly recommend!

J
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, excellent service, and the food was delicious! Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I’m really impressed that they really pay attention to what I requested for. It was a very nice services. We will definitely come back :) thanks again.

SW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

After having an epic weekend in San Diego, we were left on a bad note. We had such high hopes for ending the weekend, with a beautiful sunset, and an incredible meal. But that didn't happen. We started off well with the brussel sprouts and a bottle of Pinot noir, both which were out of this world incredible. Then it just went downhill from there. Oysters, that had pieces of shell in them, not properly shucked, and not properly dressed. No lemon, no cocktail sauce, no horseradish...0 garnish. My wife had the crispy chicken salad. The salad itself was terrific, but the chicken was like sawdust and inedible. I chose the dry aged NY strip. What a shame to destroy this piece of meat. It actually looked like it was boiled. 0 caramelization, not med rare. In the end it was still a steak so I tried to make the best of it. All in all we won't be back. However, it is a beautiful restaurant, perfect for a romantic dinner with the sunset. Hopefully, they just had an off night.

BM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visit this spot about once every 4-6 weeks after a yoga class. Service was awesome. We ended up being pressed for time and we explained our situation to our waiter. He took our orders and the food was out within about 10 minutes. I had the chicken and waffles. It was indeed delicious. The restaurant was a bit packed so the noise level was kind of high making our table conversation difficult to hear. Still...what a crazy cool spot to dine and our experience was nonetheless great.

AG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole staff is amazing and the food and drinks are terrific. Thomas always takes great care of us

M
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food came out a bit slowly. Quality food. A bit surprised the bill wasn't higher.

L
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

JRDN used to be one of our favorite restaurants years ago but we had not been there in a while. I decided to take some friends for lunch to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. I'm happy to say that it was very good and all our choices enjoyable. I was surprised that our server did not offer a dessert menu but brought the bill instead.

P
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and our waiter was great. Helped me with a wine pairing and it was just perfect.

BG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, Staff and food

H
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was "good" which doesn't mean we had a bad experience. But for some reason neither my friend nor I were wowed. Maybe it was because it was just lunch but we're not sure. Sat outside with a wonderful view. Service was just fine and the food (fish tacos for my friend an a lobster BLT for me) was "fine." Nice they have valet parking which they validate. I would go back but wouldn't rush by any means.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great view! What more could you want?!

K
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Phillip gave us EXCELLENT customer service! Executive Chef DAVID WARNER understood my dietary restrictions and that I eat Paleo. He made me the BEST pork chop entree I have ever had in my life. Born in SF, I'm jaded about food, and he really impressed me!

The view from the restaurant is gorgeous, and we also walked the near by pier as well.

Blessings,
~Kiwoba

p
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter great hostess very nice sweet!..food yummy..hostess gave us blankets and made sure heaters were on..

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