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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
We arrived for a late lunch at around 1:45 PM and it appears that the servers were too "busy" with emptiness as there were only a few tables taken. For everything, we had to appeal to a number of employees who are doing other stuff and there comes random deliveries. The boss seemed to have been on siesta to coordinate! Alternatively, the usual problem: too nice, good location and very busy to care for a couple of underserved customers.
Steven was amazing! He really took care of us & helped assist our server. Food was spot-on, especially that sticky bun. We’ll definitely be back.
The view is beautiful! For the first time, we had not-so-good service. Our server was short with us, not friendly and got the order wrong. I decided not to tell her that she got it wrong, because I didn't want to deal with an attitude on such a beautiful day. We'll still come back and hope we don't get the same server.
Lovely spot for lingering over a cocktail and fresh, well-prepared dishes. Frequented by fun locals as the bar staff really takes care of guests. Gorgeous view of the ocean and boardwalk from both bar and dining areas. More upscale than most of the beach haunts--a refreshing change--good French sparkling rose and wine list in general.
Always a great place for drinks and lunch! A must try.
Great, creative and tasty food. Not cheap. Don't go to have a conversation with anyone, way to noisey to talk.
The hostess that seated us was very kind and accommodating. Our waiter was also very kind and helpful, but service was pretty slow - my boyfriend got his entree about 7 minutes before I got mine. It also took quite a while to get the chopsticks/soy sauce I asked for, as well as the bill. The restaurant seemed pretty busy, and it appeared that many other tables had slow service as well.
Besides the slow service, we really enjoyed our food and the view! Our dinner was delicious and the sunset was great.
This was our first time back since they remodeled and it was wonderful. We love the new open kitchen concept and the new furnishings were just what the space needed.
The menu has been upgraded and the scallop and avocado toast appetizers were excellent, no too mention our entrees; the short ribs and the grilled salmon were prepared perfectly.
We highly recommend the place!
The poke bowl tasted good but did not have much fish in it.
The food was top notch - the server left a bit ot be desired. He delivered the sushi w/out soy sauce. We had to ask for the soy sauce, which took longer than it should have to arrive after we asked for it. So we had to wait to eat until the soy sauce arrived. Same with the cappucino after dinner. They forgot the sugar - by the time they brought it the cappucino was cooled... defintely off your game for serving. It was not a crowded night, so that wasn't the cause. Also - it would be great to give more time for parking (2.5 - 3 hours) before the $12 fee kicks in. :-)
Fabulous Brunch, with such Reasonable ala carte prices. Service was great, and of course the venue and location on the Pacific Beach boardwalk can't be beat! Go!
You can't be the view or atmosphere at JRDN. It is right on the beach boardwalk overlooking the water. Great food, drinks, and service. I would definitely go back and refer a friend.
Waited for food for 30 minutes and then finally got it. The server put in the wrong meal for one of my guests and she never got it until 40 minutes after we got ours.
The great new brunch in San Diego. On the water - bonus!
We didn’t stay because the only table they would seat us at was off in the corner outside in the shade and very cold despite the fact that we requested in our reservation to be at one of the tables in the sun looking at the water. There were three completely open tables in the sun when I was told that our table was the only available one.
The service was excellent but the kitchen was a bit slow. We had to send back my wife’s short rib order because it was not hot and obviously had been sitting because my dish was piping hot. They did credit the bill so they definitely took good care of it.
They need a better scotch selection if they are trying to be more upscale. Add some Glenfiddich.
Our server was superb!! She knew her job, knew the menus and did it with perfection. I can’t remember her name though but kudos to her and all of the wait staff. Our glasses were never less than half empty. Great job.
We will definitely give it another shot and I would recommend it. The food was very good.
I used to go here all the time and it was always amazing. They were closed for "renovations" for a couple months, I think it looked better before and the food was better as well. Not impressed at all.
the service was amazing and all the interactions with the waiters were great! The seafood was all very fresh; I would definitely come back next time when I'm in SD.
We made our reservation on Open Table only to find out when we arrived that they’re closed for renovations.
Open Table and JRDN needed to get their act together.
We were disappointed and it was a pain to have to wait for our entire party to arrive before discussing where to go next. Not to mention, no reservations meant waiting for a table elsewhere for our double birthday celebration with family:(
We never got to eat here because it was CLOSED yet they still accepted reservations through Open table. I got 2 text reminders and an email to confirm yet the restaurant is closed. Get with it JRDN and notify open table that you are closed so that people can’t make reservations!!! You left 7 people stranded on a Friday night. And answer your phone!!!
I am from out of town and was in San Diego for business. I made a reservation at JRDN on OpenTable and I showed up with my 3 colleagues on Friday night and was greeted by a sign that said "JRDN Closed" - turns out the restaurant has been closed for weeks for construction and won't open until March. Why was I able to view JRDN and make a reservation on OpenTable? This was a huge inconvenience and pretty embarrassing as our driver pulled away and we were left not knowing where else to eat. JRDN should have made sure their listing was taken off reservation sites so as not to inconvenience potential guests like me.
Waiter was very attentive. Went on New Years Day with friends, everything was great!
We went for NYE, the pacing was way too quick (all courses served within an hour) and the food was not the same quality that it usually is at JRDN.
The staff was prompt and friendly. The food was excellent and served in good sized portions. Great selection of steak and seafood.
For the price point the food was lacking. Service was OK. Server was not up to date on thewine list nor was the menu. They no longer carried two of our choices at $40 a plate that's just not acceptable.
Terrible experience. We waited 2 hours for our entrees to come. Moreover, we were seated outside even if there are plenty of seats inside. The server was also very rude.
I’ve been to JRDN on many occasions for brunch, but this was my first time for dinner. Their brunch is to die for, but their three course dinner was simply ok. I had ordered the tuna, and my husband had ordered the steak. Sadly, both were overcooked. The tuna was not just seared (as the menu stated), but it was cooked all the way through - making it taste like canned tuna. It was awful. The steak however, was cooked medium (not rare as ordered), but was still tasty. The best part of the meal was definitely the salad - very delicious. The service was lacking as well for the first time, which was disappointing especially for Christmas dinner. The server chose to memorize our orders instead of writing them down. Sadly, this meant that he had entered our orders wrong and incorrect courses were brought out and had to be sent back. This meant that I got to eat my salad after my husband and brother and law had already finished their first course. Not a very nice dining experience and very disappointed for a special Christmas meal.
We are staying in Pacific Beach for 2 weeks and we have been here for 10 days and we have eaten 1 breakfast 1 brunch and 2 dinners at JRDN. Love the food and the outdoor seating.
Went for Christmas dinner. Service was fantastic and food was amazing. They even accommodated the special meal requirements for one person in our group. I will keep coming back here for sure.
Emily was GREAT!
The fish dishes were delicately made and creative. They were delicious. The service got very slow and spotty after the tables started to full up.
We were pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant during our trip to San Diego (Pacific Beach). The food was well prepared, excellent presentation and tasted amazing. The risotto and braised short rib appetizers were outstanding. We only wished we saved room for dessert.
The location and views were spectacular. I liked the decor and design of the venue; very chic. It was a hot mid-afternoon business lunch and it was just too hot to stay outside so we moved indoors. They should invest in outdoor shade or umbrellas. The menu sounded good but the food itself was just "ok"; nothing memorable about it. I probably would not go back for lunch but would be willing to try brunch, happy hour, or dinner.
Our table was ignored for several minutes once we sat down, it was 20 minuets before we were served bread...after ordering it was so long before the salad was served, we were told it was because we were after a large party, with all the empty tables that night that did not seem like a valid excuse for poor service. The steak was over cooked, and that overlooked as well, we were given an apology but not offered to make it right.
Have been there many times, really sad to see this place decline.
The burger was made with a very greasy meat and it didn't taste good. The fries were really good. We also ordered a shrimp tostada and it was not good at all. we couldn't even finish it.
First time visiting this restaurant and we can’t wait to go back again!!! Food was delicious!!!
Fine. Food was okay. Service sufficiently attentive.
Great way to enjoy a view of the Pacific while grabbing a snack or taking in a beverage.
Unfortunately one of the chefs dishes was awful. The other food was okay. Pasta a little over cooked. Music selection was not appropriate for the ambiance outside & im not picking I tune it out. It would be good for the bar but outside it was bad. Loved the Brussels sprouts & the desserts were on point. Love our server but unfortunately can’t remember her name?
We love to have lunch at JRDN on a sunny, warm day. The food is creative Californian, reasonably priced, and the cocktails are delicious--and overpriced, like everywhere in San Diego these days. I still do not understand why they do not install umbrellas on the patio when the sun is hot overhead. The service used to be somewhat slow, but on this visit it was normally-paced.
The scene on the bike/walk path is worth looking at, with the ocean on the other side of the fence. A short walk to Crystal Pier.