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About JRDN Restaurant

JRDN features hand selected, all-natural meats, the finest seafood from sustainable sources, 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.

723 Felspar Street
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm (excluding holidays)

Cross Street:
Mission Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 270-5736

Website:
http://www.jrdn.com/

Catering:
San Diego’s best lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal

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 Danilo Tangalin enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.

Parking Details:
Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 3 hours free. After 2 hours the charge is $12.00 per hour (max of $35). Gratuities appreciated.

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

Executive Chef:
David Warner

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
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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JRDN Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Scenic View (24)
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Special Occasion (18)
People Watching (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fun (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Great menu, great libation selection, awesome service...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food! At one point my husband laughed and said, “ We May have just stumbled on the best restaurant in San Diego!”

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

First of all, the hostess was very friendly, respectful and competent; when multiple parties entered almost simultaneously she handled it with fairness and grace. Our waiter was patient and gave good recommendations. The patio flanked the boardwalk and we enjoyed the ocean air and view. Great harmonious ambience. Delicious short rib tacos! And good draft beer!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The view at JRDN is amazing and always feels special. I tend to order the same meal for brunch on the weekend, which is the lobster BLT. It is amazing with the hint of tarragon in the light dressing. Although the fries are great here, the salad is a night sub for no additional expense.

My only complaint is the server was spread a bit thin with the tables, and wasn't always on point with new customers coming in (including me and others, as I could see their frustration) or drink refills/orders. Still definitely worth the visit and no worries once you take a look at the ocean from your table.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food, ambiance, heater & George were fantastic!! Consistently 5 stars every time!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was great but service was slow. Either they were under staffed or our server was inattentive. Scallops were good but I wouldn’t recommend. Fish special looked great. Thanks.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Met with pastor from Newbreak church.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My food was good but not great it was poached eggs over smoked salmon and potato hash, sounds great but it was a bit dry and like it needed a side of bread or something to complete the dish. That’s why I gave it 4 stars. And that’s only my dish , I haven’t ordered other stuff to really tell. Other than that everything was awesome atmosphere is impeccable.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always excellent dining. Great sunsets. People watching and of course the surf

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We enjoyed a great dinner in a lovely setting looking out on the beach. The salads were especially nice as we each selected what we wanted on our salads from a good list of options. Our entrees were very well prepared and the service was very good. We will definitely return!

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was very disappointed. We were celebrating my birthday and I’ve been here twice before with family and it was always great but this time it was my friends and I but we were treated like little children. The server was horrible. Didn’t refill our glasses, never was around, etc. I won’t be coming back I was very offended.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Much too noisy inside--couldn't hear the people sitting right next to me! Couldn't do anything but eat and leave.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful restaurant right on the water, great service, all the way around. From the valet to the server. All the food I ate was excellent and I had a flat iron steak, a potato puree and veggies. Plus the cheese plate and octopus for appetizers! Two people had steaks that were a little stringy. Enjoy this is a lovely place!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food: The New York Steak with "Red Rub" was delicious. The salted carmel mousse was amazing! The seasonal vegetable side dish, not worth eating. Fun French Waiter.
Pricing: $$$$
Great restraunt

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great ocean views, excellent service from Sarah, and delicious Roasted Brussels Sprout appetizer!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I made reservations the night before. Upon arrival, the hostess was sitting another party. When she checked us in, we sat at the bar. After sitting there for a good two minutes, we were never asked if we wanted a drink. Thumbs down with the bar. The hostess then tapped me on the shoulder that our table was ready. We sat in the patio where it was quieter than being inside. Our waiter was nice guy and very attentive all throughout our dinner. Very helpful with the menu. We shared a ribeye which was delicious. As for beverages, cocktails and wine...very good. We would come here again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Puebla)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great Place, outstanding Location, just one small detail they were not able to transfer my check from the Bar to the Dining....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Beautiful sunset, super service and yummy food! Salmon was delicious, my husband's steak was perfectly cooked and our friends really enjoyed the chicken.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Was a beautiful view during our girls brunch. The JRDN breakfast is also simple and delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Menu was all over the place. Weird combinations and can't say we were thrilled with the food. Loved the location, the view, gorgeous sunset and a nice outdoor seating environment. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would come back for appetizers and a drink but not for dinner

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

There fir lunch. Great view for beach and people watching. Food was good but the noise level as the crowds came in made conversation difficult.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

If I could give out server, Jayd, 10 stars I would. Restaurant was great. Food delicious. And everyone from the hostess to the server to the extremely polite and generous food runners contributed to an overall fantastic experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday. Great steaks and drinks with an amazing boardwalk view. Our server Jennifer was fabulous too.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fun and casual place to dine. Right at the pier so a walk after dining on a clear San Diego day, is a must. Parking on the street is rare so prepare to valet park (free for 2 hours with a validation). Shrimp and grits are a really good dish along with the rib bash.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our server was very helpful in making recommendations and checking for us on dietary restrictions (dairy sensitivity). The food was beyond delicious, prepared perfectly. And we were on the patio, so we could watch the sunset as we sipped cocktails. A perfect evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sitting and eating on the patio is absolutely delightful. Food is great, service is great, scenery is great. However, I can't imagine sitting inside and actually holding a conversation!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was our second visit to JRDN after first discovering it on a trip to Pacific Beach about a year ago. In our first visit, we had been allowed to wait for an outside table, had a great view of the Pacific, an attentive and friendly server, great food, and a great experience. On this visit, we weren't able to be seated outside, so we were seated in what felt like an overflow room with several large parties, and frequently had to wait lengthy periods between "check ins" by our somewhat dismissive server. The food was good, my wife's filet perfectly cooked and tender and my whole Rockfish was uniquely prepared and well presented. Still, this experience felt more like an overpriced Bonefish grill and less like the prime restaurant on the beach we'd experienced before.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, would recommend no matter the occasion. Good service, good drink menu. Glad we went

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We rented a house on the ocean and had our children and grandchildren join us. We had a lovely meal at JRDN. The food and service was great. Since we were out of town we had to take 2 little ones for dinner. It was clear that JRDN is a restaurant for adult but they were gracious
To include the grandchildren. We all had a good time. Everything was lovely.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

My husband and I went to JRDN for the last night of our honeymoon. What a terrible way to end such a nice vacation. There were only a few items even available on the menu due to it being a holiday Monday (is that even a valid excuse?), which was the first problem. I ordered the salmon and it was tasteless, the carrots were rock hard, I'm pretty sure there was supposed to be fingerling potatoes but I only saw two tiny pieces and there was some sort of red sludge on the plate (I can't recall what the menu said this was, and it was so dark on the patio that I couldn't see). This was the worst $28 I have ever spent on a meal. Even the decor was subpar. The tables and chairs were made of cheap plastic, not level at all. Horrible concept for the menus. It's some sort of plastic binder that won't stay open while you're trying to browse options. I'm not sure why so many have given it stellar reviews - maybe just for the view? Perhaps we went on an off night, but overall, we are extremely disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our simple breakfast order took over an hour to produce. And even then, an entire meal was overlooked. Staff comped the bill, and was (eventually) reactive and considerate. But for the first 45-minutes we were essentially ignored with no interim substance. But it was a painful experience and caused traffic complications as a result.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Where do I begin... For a restaurant overlooking the ocean the seafood was pretty inedible. We sat outside and could barely hear ourselves over the club-like atmosphere next door. The decor was choppy and cheap looking. My husband's wine tasted corked and old. It took over 30 minutes for us to get three "raw" dishes: shrimp cocktail, oysters and crab legs. The oysters were from North Carolina which doesn't make any sense since there are most likely local or at least west coast oysters that would be a much better option. The shrimp were almost a brown color and looked like they had been cooked three days prior. We didn't even eat them. The house made bread was bland and literally tasted like a sponge with butter on it.

The server was nice but didn't know anything about the menu and kept telling us they were plating our food but it still took forever to come out. It was the worst $100 I've ever spent on food and would not recommend it to anyone. If you want to see the ocean, skip the food and just walk down to the beach.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great view right on the board walk. Food is consistently good. Service just right. A bit noisy. But great overall

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything about the restaurant was outstanding. Service, recommendations were on target and one of the best martini's anywhere.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 29, 2017

great atmosphere with stellar service. Seafood options are top notch and the sunset from this place is fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went for breakfast, skip Konos and go here!
Be sure to have the sticky bun, outstanding!
Great location, great spot, we will be back!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The menu at JRDN's offers diverse opportunities to test the chef and the kitchen uniformly does a fine job. My two favorite items are the lobster bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich, with a fresh salad; plus the brunch eggs Benedict. The setting right at the boardwalk makes JRDN's a fun place to people watch as well as to catch sight of the surfers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was delicious

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Service ambience and food were very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Celebrated my Birthday with family and friends - we had a blast! Great table! Service was great - we loved our waiter!!! Food was amazing - portions were huge so definitely suggest sharing any of the apps or salads.

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