JRDN Restaurant

4.7
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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.

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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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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

DO
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

yikes.......attitude at the host station......they just stuck us in the overflow bar area......if we hadn’t pushed back we would have been stuck in this uncomfortable and super loud area.....not a romantic high end experience.......i think a business earns it’s reputation every day....there’s an air of arrogance and complacency in this place and that’s a problem.

RM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Very crowded and noise level was high. Nice waiter but somewhat pushy and seemed in a hurry. Seated outside next to heat lamp which was often too hot. Everyone's food was very good and we enjoyed it.

L
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great location, good food, the service is a little slow. Had to ask to have dirty dishes removed from the table.

VP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to get to go to JRDN while i was in San Diego for just a few nites on business. We sat on the patio, with the heat lamps on in February and had a truly memorable experience. Sheer perfection from the valet, to the hostess, to the service to the management team and the kitchen. We started off with one dozen oysters and the ahi nachos, both truly exemplary. We had some amazing wines and move to the main courses including salmon, octopus and lobster pasta. There was nothing left on our plates and not because of small portions. The portion sizes were perfect. Everything was just too good not to finish.
We felt like VIP's with the exemplary service. I cannot wait for my next JRDN visit! Hopefully this summer!!

K
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointed in the changes to the menu seems there are less options as in the past, we have been patrons your opening. I understand wanting to evolve over time but I wasn't as happy with the menu options, other then the steaks.

JK
Kansas City
172 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely view on the patio. Food quality is excellent as was service. Inside is rather noisy so always choose to sit outside.

JS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Came for brunch and despite the rainy morning, the restaurant was warm and inviting. Service was on point and the manager presence was strong!! Love the lemon meringue donut and chicken and waffles!!

JH
Indiana
65 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Great food, excellent service...very very noisy

A
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous the view was great and the service exemplary prices are a little on the high side but not outrageous

VA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a romantic date, girls date, brunch, drinks, basically anything. Except classy/upscale so not your typical PB party zone.. please and thank you :) All seafood/sushi is my fav here and most of all the view at any hour. I love it, I keep coming back

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was awesome

PM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Cool decor. We would definitely return.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food/drinks and great scenery. Indoor and outdoor seating. Valet validated for 2 hours. Looking forward to going back.

M
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Das Essen war in jeder Hinsicht exzellent! Habe sehr selten so gutes Fleisch in den USA gegessen. Werde definitiv wiederkommen wenn ich in San Diego bin.

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f
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at JRDN for Sunday brunch and had a wonderful breakfast. Service was great as was the food ordered by our dining party of four. We ordered short rib hash, lox eggs benedict, avocado toast, and vegetable scramble along with mimosas. The view was fabulous sitting right along the boardwalk. Would definitely recommend.

CS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great we sit outside whenever we can. Romantic for sun sets

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious. They were out of their only veggie dish which was disappointing. Thankfully I eat fish and had the salmon which was amazing. Everything was fresh and delicious. We eat here every time we come to PB. Definitely the best restaurant in PB.

MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Terrible service by our waitress. She was busy flirting with the two cute guys/customers at the adjacent table.

E
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled octopus, hamachi collar, and black truffle risotto. A cold savagno blanc. Sitting on the outdoor patio, with a breathtaking sunset. Service exceeded expectations as well! A great place to dine with dishes done to perfection! Yum!

Excellent each time we've been! Glad they are not local to me...I'd go too many times and my pocket book would hate me...and prices are very reasonable for the fantastic quality you get!

Pictures from inside the bar while we had cocktails. And on sunset while dining on patio.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very cool vibe😎

A
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We were very disappointed regarding the Prix-Fix meal that JDRN offered for restaurant week. It only included one sushi roll and two glasses of wine. That was the only choice. So we ordered from the menu which was more expensive than we would have liked. The food was good, but by then we were not in the best of moods. Would not visit them again.

RJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Way too dark to eat outdoors. Needs better lighting.

CC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a friend from out of town and he loved it some h he returned the next day. You cannot beat a boardwalk side table! The ambiance is unbeatable and the food did not disappoint. The Mediterranean Sea bass was moist and flaky and absolutely delicious. My friend had the lobster pasta and devoured it! Service was wonderful but waited a bit to be able to order our second drink. That is the only reason service did not get five stars. Will definitely go back again

MH
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Ceviche appetizer, Sea Bass entree. Nice to have GF options!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Short Rib Potatoes were delicious as well as the sticky buns the only thing that definitely needs work on are the chicken&waffles, excepted more since it a is such an easy dish...

TN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere. AMAZING! Went to dinner there three times. Love it!

RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

DJ
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great place with a magnificent view😍

DS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were there for New Years Eve dinner. Had no idea it was going to be a fixed price meal. No price on the menu and the server was unsure of the cost. Apparently it included tickets to there DJ party at 10pm but, if you didn't want to go to that, there was no discount. The web site had no information either on this or we would not have booked here. We were stuck as it was New Years Eve and as we were in from out of town on vacation, every decent place was full. Very poor front of the house management. Food was very good but, there was confusion on when certain parts of the menu were to be served. Very loud as well. They had the place closed until 5:30pm so they could prep for that evenings service so everyone had to wait I the bar. No servers I the bar for the tables, you had to go up to the bar and get served there. If the management would get their act together this might be a good place to go. Next visit to the area, we will probably skip this place.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didnt have high Hope's, we made a reservation on opentable and the manager told us that since we made it only 30 minutes before the time, we couldn't be seated outside and then they sat us down and seem to have forgot about us for aviut 20 minutes. Once the server came over things went straight uphill, Cesar was so nice and curtious! We ordered food and it was awesome!!!! If you are a fan of mussels, please people , do yourselves a favor in life and get their mussel and chorizo dish. You will not regret it! Thanks Cesar for making our new years lunch memorable l!!!

TW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding. Ambiance/scenery fantastic, right on the water. Service was a bit slow, though the restaurant was crowded. Appetizers and entrees came out at the same time.

N
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Love this place and come all the time. Food ALWAYS is pretty slow to come out but today was an epic wait. It wasnt busy. they dont do anything but say they are sorry when this happens. Guess its become par for the course. Managers, if you read these.. shape up, you will lose this longtime regular if this persists! thanks

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing view. Delicious food. Kids meals overpriced.

LS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

LW
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had dinner at JRDN on Christmas day. The ambiance was nice as we sat at a table close to the window so we could see the sunset. The waitress wanted to place us at a table that was right at the entrance of the dinning area where other people were walking back and forth. When we asked to be seated at a table at the window she told us "I will check, but we have a lot of reservations tonight". So what, we had reservations too and we are there now. We had a 5pm reservation. I did not request a window seat in my reservations, because I was not sure of the setup. I could understand if other individuals requested a window seat and their reservations were close to our time. But, don't down play like my reservation means less than others!

The food was very good but I had a problem with the size of my dish. My date had the Porchetta and it was very good and a good size for one individual. I had the Lamb Rack. Yes, it tasted great, cooked to the right temperature, but the size of the rack was no bigger than a child's fist. My entree was the most expensive on the menu and also the smallest on the menu. I was very disappointed in that size.

The wait staff was great and the atmosphere was just right for couples. I would love to eat there again.

l
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Christmas Eve dinner. The food was uniformly excellent and creatively prepared and presented. We were particularly delighted that the chef prepared all food items such as the ribeye and pork chop to the perfect temperature (ie: to the temperature requested, something that many of the local steakhouses seem unable to do). The evening was enhanced by the outstanding service provided by Stacy, who helped made the evening fun and festive. Kudos all around!

BD
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice food, great wine 50% off on Tuesday nights. Atmosphere was not the best - cold and not really comfy. Server was great though.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually don't write reviews, but this excellent restaurant was great to find in Pacific Beach. The food was wonderful and visually attractive. I had the hamachi sushimi , which rivaled the freshness I've experienced anywhere, and the sea scallops were perfectly cooked and with unusual accompaniments. The chocolate moose was actually an assortment of chocolate delights. The staff was efficient, helpful and friendly. I ate indoors for dinner as it was dark out, but will be anxious to eat on their beach-side terrace. This is a restaurant where I could happily eat weekly.

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food great service.