JRDN Restaurant

4.7
1773 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately they are understaffed which led to very long wait times for food. We got our appetizers about 1 1/2 hours in and then ended up having them cancel our entrees at 1 hour 45 minutes since they weren’t on the grill yet. I get the understaffing issue going on at restaurants right now but even the waitress admitted they over sat tables for what the kitchen could handle.

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JeffG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I never do reviews but this place is a joke. I ordered a $58 steak it was poor quality. Mashed potatoes tastes like butter. Nasty. Mac n cheese noodles were hard. Clam chowder is like Gumbo style. Yuck. We had a couple of bites of each thing. And paid the bill. The waiter was cool and I think felt bad for us when he saw our faces at the end of this ordeal.
It’s the first time in my life that I went and ate dinner after going to dinner.
Jeff Gates

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vipLNreview
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Before COVID we often used to go to JRDN. It's a great location especially at sunset. The new menu includes a lot of appetizer type items and not so many main courses. Our food was nice but not outstanding. The wine list is good. Service is good.

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vipBitmoreBroker
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a single older woman diner, I am accustomed to feeling like the last choice for the best table when I dine out. However, I am pleased to report that JRDN made me feel special from the minute I walked up to the hostess stand. They seated me right away at a very nice ocean-view table. The server was attentive, pleasant and made all the right suggestions. All in all, I was very pleased and will return when I'm back in town in three weeks!

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ErinW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:00, but it was extremely busy so we weren’t seated until close to 7:30, which wasn’t awesome, but not horrible either. We had requested patio dining and we were seated on a patio, not the main patio but more of an outside room. It still had a view of the ocean, but didn’t have the same vibe as the main patio. Again, not awesome, but not horrible either.
The server was sweet and friendly. She was also a little forgetful and maybe new. But let emphasize, she was lovely and sweet.
The food was amazing, worth the wait, the so so seating and the forgotten glass of wine ;)
Amazing food, good service, beautiful setting.

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Pineapple11
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, in a good way! Fun location by the water. Our server was great. My only negative would be the hostess who seemed clueless

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RowenaR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely great and sitting in the patio area made lunch perfect with my family!

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TammyF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and dining experience. The wait and culinary staff are a dedicated group; their expertise is sincerely appreciated.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas was top notch and deserves an ownership stake in the restaurant. GM also had great food recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and service!

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TammyF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and exceptional service! D finitely going backZ

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BCC1995
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in San Diego for a nice dinner! Food and service is always amazing.

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Wawamendo1
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan with a beautiful Bulgarian accent was our waiter and was phenomenal, top quality service. Made our first experiment here one of a kind. Can’t wait to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We made a reservation for my birthday. We were promptly seated at 7:45. And that’s when things started going downhill. First it took the waitress a good 10 minutes to take our drink order. Another 10 minutes before the food order. She wanted to take the appetizer order to get them out first.

50 minutes later (yes, I counted) she gave me a snippy response when I asked if she could check on the food. She came back another 10 Minutes later to tell us that the kitchen was still working on tickets from 8:05. Like that’s an excuse lr I should care.

A few minutes after 9, the manager comes by and I let him know how frustrating this was, pointing out that there were children in our party, and not a lick of food. He offered to bring some bread out ahead of the food.

His explanation that the restaurant was busy because of accepting too many walkins is simply ridiculous. The food was delicious but the service is ridiculously bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We went for breakfast/brunch. They weren’t serving after 11, when we got there. So we had a drink and left. I spent almost $200 the night before and the server recommended the brunch the next day. He did not mention the hours. We wasted our time based off his recommendations. Very disappointing. The server we did have for our one drink was uninterested and seemed to be annoyed that she had a shift. I’d expect better service from an establishment with these prices.
Also my Bloody Mary tastes like soap and didn’t have the fun meat n cheese garnish that it used too. Covid ruins everything.

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vipKatjaB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place to eat and watch the sundown

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SandraD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quite loud out on the back patio. I would rather have had the opportunity to listen to the ocean instead of the loud music and, therefore, loud patrons. But the food was excellent, especially the lamb lollipops and the corn and cotija salad. Sushi roll was great too. Very kind server too, but perhaps new, as he kept forgetting to bring my drink and I finally got it at the end of the meal, with dessert.

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SuzetteM
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome menu, ambience, waitstaff! Food was summery, fresh, and delicious. Great place for a birthday dinner!

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vipPatrice
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, good was great! Had the smoked trip tip dip sandwich which was LOADED with a relish full of broccoli and red peppers! 🤤 Our server, Mike, was superb! This is by far my FAVORITE restaurant in my town!! Never a disappointment!

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MzScorpio
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff was kind and professional. Waiter was excellent. Attentive and stopped by regularly to check on us. Food was just okay. Sushi was a little too wet and not flavorful. Chicken breast was tender with the chop salad. Dressing was not flavorful. 7/16

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JellyBean
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for local San Diegan's to get out see the beach and enjoy the reason we live here. And for tourists, it is perfect. The quintessential Southern California experience with good food, great martini's and atmosphere.

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lovetoeatout
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I had a great time at JRDN yesterday. Everything was perfect including our table, the service, delicious food (2 got the fish tacos and 2 of us got the chopped salad) and the valet parking. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We came late at night, they were very accommodating—great service, food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and perfect patio! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Not great. Reservation at 8:15 and did not get a drink until 8:45. Food came staggered at different times and we could not eat together

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vipCherylF
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy food and ambiance.

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JandK1988
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitstaff is short handed, but as attentive as they can be. Probably short handed due to the economy. New menu is confusing and compared with the previous menu, it is lacking. Not everything has to be Japanese cuisine. Most of the dishes were prepared well and delicious, but more choices would be nice. How about a nice big hunk of grilled fresh fish? We’re next to the pacific after all.
Skip the crab toast appetizer—I could see the crab, but couldn’t taste it through the mayonnaise. Chef needs to rethink that one. The chocolate mousse is great and my wife loved the 8 layer carrot cake.
We ate there 2x this vacation and I canceled our third reservation to try something else. Too bad the old menu is gone. We went to the restaurant many times before Covid.

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keppie
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service beachside got a very pleasant birthday lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view, great atmosphere and great service.

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vipFrances
San Diego
102 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. First, the hostess seated me at a quiet table with a nice view of the ocean. Then the server made sure that everything was fine. The food was very good.

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JerryL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We celebrated our 42 wedding anniversary.

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SallyN
Las Vegas
69 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have walked by this restaurant several times when we visit San Diego. This time we went in and we were very glad we did. The food was great and our waiter was friendly but professional. We will be back!

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MikeB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside next to the plexiglass with a fantastic view of the Pacific. The food was all very good. My wife really enjoyed the BAKED GOAT’S MILK RICOTTA appetizer and she loved the corn bread. Her entree Crunch salad was an ample portion with lots of veggies.
The mac and cheese shareable side was very tasty. But my high lite was the Bone-in Bacon Pork chop. It was HUGE in size- probably a full 16 oz cooked medium rare with a lot of flavor. Delicious and filling. We finished with the cream cheese carrot cake with caramel corn, whiskey raisins, and butterscotch. How do you say SUGARY Sweet? But, mmm good. We spent two leisurely hours soaking in the ocean view and stuffing our bellies with very good food served by an attentive waitress.

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vipSunny
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at JRDN twice during our visit to the Pacific Beach area. It is the only upscale restaurant that we found in the area. The food was excellent with unique tastes and ample servings. Dined outdoors once and at the bar the second time. Waitstaff was very knowledgeable of how the various dishes were prepared. They were also very attentive. Vibrant bar scene right next to the beach.

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vipMargaretl
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very noisy except for outside on the north side by the ‘windows’. The food was outstanding! The manager was great!

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ElaineE
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

For the prices the restaurant is charging, you should receive impeccable service. We were seated @ an unmade table that appeared dirty and had seat cushions w/ crumbs and stains. They sat us w/ one menu and then the server pulled out a wadded up copy from his pocket when we requested a second menu. He (our server) was nice enough, but goofy and unprofessional and had to return several times to ask us orders again because he had forgotten. Here is a clue, write it down! It was my sister's birthday and he recruited the loud drunk people at the next table to sing to her. The food was pretty good and the restaurant is hip, but having been in food service myself it was all a bit embarrassing.
Luckily my sister had a decent meal. And we laughed a lot at the spectacle.

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vipmarch
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant. staff top notch. food was awesome. will be back for sure.

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Freja5
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ahi tuna nachos were amazing as was the yellowtail roll. Highly recommend.

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vipparticularbutpleasant
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We told the hostess we had a birthday girl but no one ever did anything - no dong nothing— wanted a little surprise for a 19 yr old. Food was mostly good but the lighting at the table after dark made it anyone’s guess what was going on our fork and into our mouths. Nice waiter. Yellowtail was great so was ceviche and oysters. The calamari was inedible.

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JRDN Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1773 OpenTable diners.

JRDN Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://t23hotel.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.