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JRDN Restaurant, San Diego, CA

JRDN Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1967 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

JRDN showcases the best of the Californian 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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Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Sushi, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 270-5736

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gage

  • Catering

    San Diego’s best lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal<br /><br />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 Stephen Gage enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Brittany Reinschmidt: (858) 270-2323 ext. 3126

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Beach

  • Cross street

    Mission Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 2 hours free. After 2 hours the charge is $12.00 per hour (max of $35). Gratuities appreciated. Parking is first come, first serve. Hours may be restricted.

  • Public transit

    MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • JRDN Breakfast$13.00

    two eggs any style, choice of bacon, ham, or sausage, choice of wheat, sourdough, or english muffin, breakfast potatoes or fruit

    • Chilaquiles + Eggs$16.00

      chorizo, guajillo chili salsa, queso fresco, pico de gallo, avocado, lime crema

      • Sausage, Egg + Cheese Sandwich$14.00

        house sausage patty, american cheese, fried egg, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted garlic aioli, brioche, breakfast potatoes or fruit

        • Steak & Eggs Rancheros$18.00

          two eggs any style, rancheros sauce, black beans, short rib & mashed potato rolled tacos, guacamole, lime crema, queso fresco, pico de gallo

          • Buttermilk Pancakes

            whipped honey butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup

            • Short$10.00
            • Tall Stack$13.00
          • Veggie Scramble$16.00

            egg whites or whole eggs, seasonal vegetables, avocado, arugula, feta, breakfast potatoes or fruit

            Last updated: February 3, 2022

            What 1,967 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

            4.7
            4.7 based on recent ratings
            • 4.6Food
            • 4.6Service
            • 4.6Ambience
            • 4.3Value

            NoiseModerate

            Loved For

            • San Diego

              Californian

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            1. B

              Billy2013

              San Francisco

              168 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              168 reviews

              Dined today

              overall4food4service3ambience4

              Pretty gourmet food, esp for mega-casual PB &amp; beachside PB. Maybe a tad too much salt &amp; pepper on the meats, otherwise all pretty good &amp; delish. The carrot cake def A+, one sorbet had a odd “fishy” smell &amp; flavor…?

            2. SH

              SadieH

              1 review

              1.0

              1 review

              Dined 5 days ago

              overall1food3service1ambience1

              Worst service I’ve ever received. We had reservations and were sat immediately, but did not receive service for 15 mins. The table was absolutely disgusting and sticky and the chairs looked like they’d never been cleaned. Our waiter, Josh, only came to our table twice and barely spoke two words—mostly communicated in grunts. The rest of the staff that brought our food and drinks pretty aggressively dropped it off at our table without a word.

            3. V

              Vern

              Phoenix

              8 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              8 reviews

              Dined 5 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Excellent service, food, and location!

            4. C

              Chaloom

              San Francisco

              5 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              5 reviews

              Dined 6 days ago

              overall4food2service5ambience5

              I recommend this place for drinks and the view. The menu lacked an upbeat vibe with new variations.

            5. LK

              LeslieK

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 19, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              All the personnel were friendly and helpful. The menu was limited. If sushi is your thing, it was fine. However, it’s advertised as a surf and turf restaurant and there were few fish entrees offered.

            6. PA

              PeggyA

              San Francisco

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 18, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              This is one of my favorite restaurants. I think the food and presentation is excellent and the atmosphere is casual and fun. Service is great and I love that you can park underground.

            7. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              San Diego

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on May 18, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Loved our waitress and the atmosphere

            8. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 18, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The food and the service was wonderful. Our waiter was great. It does take a bit to get your food, but fill that time with the great vocktails

            9. NM

              NiallM

              Dublin

              5 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              5 reviews

              Dined on May 17, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great food and atmosphere!!

            10. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              San Diego

              3 reviews

              4.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on May 17, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience5

              Awesome place, great food, waiter was amazing with a great personality! Highly recommend! View unbelievable.

            11. DG

              DonyaG

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 15, 2022

              overall4food3service3ambience4

              Beautiful restaurant. Food was average. Nothing to rave about. Server & staff , friendly & attentive at the start but at end of meal we were trying to get our check. We were in timed pay lots. We had difficulty getting the check to so we could cash out. It was definitely busy when we arrived but calmed by finish of our meals.

            12. JC

              JCarr

              Orlando

              7 reviews

              4.0

              7 reviews

              Dined on May 15, 2022

              overall4food4service3ambience3

              We ate outside on the main patio. People watching was fun but it was a bit hot out at 5:30p. The staff tried to give us some shade but there was only so much they could do. I had the short ribs and my wife had the lobster risotto. Both were very good. My short ribs had more of a beef stew texture but fortunately, I like stew meat. We spent about $200 for the evening, had a nice time and would go back if we were ever in the area again. Speaking of the area... this restaurant is directly across from the pacific ocean and perfect for the sunset. We were a bit early for that but experienced a wonderful sunset just a few miles south. Would love to have watched it while eating... next time we will plan ahead and book our reservations further in advance. JC

            13. S

              Susan

              Portland

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 13, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience3

              Loud. Very loud. Great food and service.

            14. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              San Diego

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 11, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              This is my favorite place to bring my friends and family in San Diego, beautiful beach view, food has been spectacular every time

            15. DC

              DavidC

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 10, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Was not very busy as we stopped in for late lunch on a weekday. The mussel plate was excellent as were the oysters. We had a tuna roll that was excellent. View is excellent as well. I great experience overall.

            16. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              San Diego

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 10, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great server

            17. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Chicago

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 10, 2022

              overall4food5service3ambience5

              The experience was good.

            18. F

              Fairfax

              Houston

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 7, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Hands down best food during our week in San Diego. Highly recommend the sushi, chopped salad and lamb chops. Friendly and attentive service. Casual vibe, great people watching .

            19. DQ

              DawnQ

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 7, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              One of my favorite places to eat in Pacific Beach

            20. MB

              MarissaB

              Los Angeles

              8 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              8 reviews

              Dined on May 7, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Food is bomb. Place is loud. Servers were cool. View was excellent.

            21. B

              Brischer

              San Diego

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 4, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Beautiful views, great food, great service. Mari was our server and she was wonderful. We had the chopped salad and salmon sandwich (Mari’s recommendation) and both were delicious. You can’t beat the patio on a sunny day. Complimentary valet with validation. Bring cash to tip the valet!

            22. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Washington DC

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on May 4, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Obsessed with the ahi nachos, mango margs and view!

            23. G

              Gino

              San Diego

              7 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              7 reviews

              Dined on May 4, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The sushi, steamed mussels in broth, raw oysters with green sauce, Hamachi collar were all delicious, but wait their is more the carrot cake was the best i have ever had

            24. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Columbus

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 2, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Birthday dinner, server was Phillip and he was AWESOME! Service, food and ambiance (right on beach) was amazing! The mussels were so delicious we utilized the mussel shells to scoop the chorizo and brother even though the mussels were empty! lol The oysters were fresh and delicious!

            25. RM

              RosslowM

              San Diego

              2 reviews

              4.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on May 2, 2022

              overall4food4service5ambience5

              So bummed the artichoke is taken off the menu! It was such a good dish for plant based…replaced with the sweet potato dish but it was too oily/buttery & burnt! Lamb lollipops were amazing! And so was the mussels!

            26. HA

              HeidiA

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Out of town visitors always enjoy JRDN. Good experience overall, definitely will go back.

            27. CT

              CarolT

              Phoenix

              7 reviews

              5.0

              7 reviews

              Dined on May 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Excellent food and service. George served us on two occasions. Looking forward to our next visit!

            28. EO

              EddieO

              Birmingham

              4 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              4 reviews

              Dined on April 30, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              These guys just know how to do it and do it well. Oysters were fresh and cocktails on point. Keep up the good work guys!. -Eddie

            29. VS

              VanessaS

              San Diego

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 29, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              Get the ahi nachos - they age amazing!! The only complaint was I was trying to call to bump our reservation by 15 minutes as I thought we were running late and the first time i called it rang endlessly and no one picked up. I called back again and the hostess answered and asked to put me on a brief hold…I waited 12 mins and she never came back so I hung up. I figured they were busy but when I got to the restaurant that was not the case, so she either forgot about me on hold or didn’t care, either way it was not a good start to the visit.

            30. J

              Jessica

              Phoenix

              2 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 29, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Our dining experience at JRDN was phenomenal. Everything about this place, the food, service, ambiance (ocean & sunset views!!) wine and cocktails were excellent. Our server, Justine, was so great. She was perfectly attentive to every need at our table while also giving the feeling she was not there at all. Perfect service and kept our drinks filled and made sure food came out exactly how we wanted. Highly recommend the lobster risotto!! The lamb lollipops are also amazing as well as the sushi rolls. After watching the sunset on the patio I was afraid I would get chilly outside but I never did! The staff makes sure to place enough heaters for each table so no one gets cold. Truly an amazing experience and would recommend JRDN to anyone visiting or living in San Diego. Ask for Justine and get amazing service.

            31. LG

              LisaG

              Baja California

              6 reviews

              4.0

              6 reviews

              Dined on April 27, 2022

              overall4food3service3ambience5

              Love this place but the seasonal menu for seafood was disappointing. All the sushi rolls were spicy, which left my guests with limited choices. Service was slower than normal.

            32. LL

              LindaL

              Phoenix

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 25, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              As usual, the food was spectacular. I tried a new salad (JRDN chopped) w an exquisite glass of Zinfandel. The server was spot on, no airs, just a fresh and attentive personality.

            33. SD

              SDkitesurfer

              New York Area

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 24, 2022

              overall5food4service4ambience4

              Beautiful setting overlooking Pacific Beach San Diego. Delicious sushi with creative twists and fusion. Nice selection of cocktails and a good mix of New and Old world wines.

            34. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              San Francisco

              21 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              21 reviews

              Dined on April 23, 2022

              overall5food5service4ambience5

              Food was so good we ate here 2 times in one week. Hamachi Kama was prepared perfectly and we loved the special crostini. Very cool vibe. Server the first night was spot on.

            35. EH

              EvelynH

              San Diego

              2 reviews

              4.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 23, 2022

              overall4food4service3ambience4

              Thé food was good, noise level low as we were outdoors. Inside is another story. Service was good till they dropped the ball at the end. Didn’t come back once we were served. Had to get up and ask for check. Our waitress had disappeared.

            36. LF

              LoFlo

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 22, 2022

              overall4food4service3ambience5

              It was beautiful here, the bartender was very nice. Food was good. drinks were good. Server was busy so it wasn’t the fastest service but overall would go back. Maybe a bit over priced but portions were good especially with the view.

            37. RR

              RichR

              Pittsburgh

              17 reviews

              4.0

              17 reviews

              Dined on April 22, 2022

              overall4food4service5ambience5

              Visited at sunset, AWESOME. Service was great. Oysters super fresh. Sushi was solid. Great visit!

            38. CC

              CrisC

              Los Angeles

              8 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              8 reviews

              Dined on April 21, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              We went there years ago when first opened. Nice to see there standards have not gone down. Martin and rest of staff were very accommodating for our group of eight.Everyone enjoyed their meals. Will definitely make this a regular part of our yearly Pacific Beach plans.

            39. MW

              MarcW

              San Diego

              23 reviews

              5.0

              23 reviews

              Dined on April 20, 2022

              overall5food4service4ambience5

              Great atmosphere. Perfect weather. Sushi was excellent! Had to remind the waitress to refill my iced tea a few times.

            40. MD

              MikeD

              Phoenix

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 20, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              FANTASTIC!!!

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            JRDN Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1967 OpenTable diners.

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            Booked 47 times today
            Google Map for JRDN Restaurant

            723 Felspar Street San Diego, CA 92109

            Additional information

            • Cross street

              Mission Blvd.

            • Neighborhood

              Pacific Beach

            • Hours of operation

              Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

            • Cuisines

              Californian, Sushi, Steak

            • Dining style

              Casual Elegant

            • Dress code

              Business Casual

            • Parking details

              Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 2 hours free. After 2 hours the charge is $12.00 per hour (max of $35). Gratuities appreciated. Parking is first come, first serve. Hours may be restricted.

            • Public transit

              MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.

            • Payment options

              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

            • Executive chef

              Stephen Gage

            • Additional

              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

            • Phone number

              (858) 270-5736

            • Catering

              San Diego’s best lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal<br /><br />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 Stephen Gage enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.

            • 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.

            • Private party contact

              Brittany Reinschmidt: (858) 270-2323 ext. 3126

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