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.
San Diego, CA 92109
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)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.
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
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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JRDN Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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 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.
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.
Terrible food and service. We waited for 30 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Waited for another 15 minutes to get the water poured. They brought out cold appetizers and swapped the main dishes, blaming it on supply shortage. Worst restaurant I have ever been to.
We made a reservation at JRDN on Thanksgiving for their prix fixe menu. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation, and had to wait over 30 minutes at the bar for our table. This made no sense because the restaurant was not crowded. We had to ask the hostess a couple times if our table was ready. Finally we were seated, and the hostess tells us that they are "out" of half the sides and one of the entrees listed on the prix fixe menu. I don't know why they didn't tell us this BEFORE making us wait 30 minutes to be seated. I guess they wanted us to spend some money on drinks at the bar.
The waiter comes over and we order some more drinks and a bottle of wine. We then order our food, and it turns out several MORE items are no longer available because they have run out. Our options for thanksgiving sides were Brussels sprouts, potatoes, or broccoli (which was not even on the prix fixe menu). The service was very slow and we still hadn't gotten our wine (we'd been seated for almost an hour at this point). The starter dishes come out and are completely inedible - some cold soup and a cold, dry sweet potato that had been reheated multiple times. Finally the server brings a bottle of wine, but it's white wine, not the red wine we ordered.
At this point, we'd been seated an hour and a half and didn't even have the wine we ordered, so we decided to pay for the drinks we had gotten and leave before getting our meal. As we were leaving, other tables were complaining to management and refusing to pay for their meals, saying they received cold food and tiny portions. It was a complete disaster. I'm just glad we left before having to pay for any of that truly awful food.
JRDN's management was completely incompetent and ruined the holiday for us. You can't advertise a prix fixe menu and then say you're out of over half the items when people get seated. It was an absolute disgrace and the worse experience I've ever had at a restaurant. We went away hungry and disappointed.
We had a group of 9 for Thanksgiving, three were under 12 yo. The holiday meal was $45/person... no discount for kids. With the limited selections on the menu, several items were already unavailable with a 5:30 pm reservation. The unavailable salad options were advised and we were able to choose another option, however, the unavailable side dishes were randomly chosen for us. Service was slow and sometimes nonexistent.
I️ was with a party of five for thanksgiving so admittedly it was not their normal flow. But geez was the food super average at best and the service at a snail’s pace. It took 50 minutes before our first course was served. Another 45 minutes of being done eating before the main. We left when dessert finally arrived but missed nothing. The pies left everything wanting. The views are stunning though. I️m not anti this restaurant. I️ just want you to know what to expect for special events - molasses slow service, meh food, but views that make it all worthwhile.
Went for Thanksgiving dinner and had one of the worst dining experiences. It was my first time there and I had heard great reviews first hand so I was looking forward to it. Took 45 mins to get our drinks after we sat down. Had to ask for water multiple times throughout the meal. Steak was raw when I asked for medium. Au Grautin Potatoes were grossly undercooked and had the consistency of apples. When we asked for another serving, the second batch was even more undercooked and they didnt offer another side even though none of us even touched the second serving. We ended up talking to the kitchen manager and he took care of our drinks, but after all was said and done we had spent 3 hours there waiting for sub-par food. I would only go back for the sunset and drinks, since it’s hard to mess those up.
Rather disappointed. Went on Thanksgiving Day; there was no limited menu posted on OT or there web site. There was no flexibility in menu for example just to get a standard mix green salad or asked if there fig salad could come with no figs and was told no?! Ask for al mode with pumpkin pie told again, no menu deviation. Beverage service very slow throughout. What we did order and consume was good, not great, definitely not worth $.
Took us 40 minutes to get a waiter, and after 2 Hours we were still waiting for our deserts. Had to go to the hostess for check and asked for deserts to go. Just got home and had the wrong deserts (ordered 2 Pumpkin Pies and got 2 Apple Pies). Waiter also told us the wrong side for the fish special, which would have changed our order.
Nice place and views that we frequent, but very disappointing evening and will be a while before we return.
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!
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.
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.
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