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JRDN Restaurant

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1266 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Sushi, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 270-5736
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
David Warner
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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.
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Private party contact
Brittany Reinschmidt: (858) 270-2323 ext. 3126
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Blvd.
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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.
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Public transit
MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.
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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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Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 8:00PM - 8:45PM

What 1266 People Are Saying
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3.9
service
4.2
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The view was nice and the food certainly not bad, but there were some fairly large detracting issues that left us not wanting to return. The $110 dollar steak was ordered medium rare and came medium well. I understand that tomahawk steaks and any steaks over 2" thick are difficult to prepare, but someone staffing a kitchen of such a restaurant should be able to do this with ease. We are not the type of people to send food back to the kitchen. The service was insufferably slow. 2.5 hours for 1-2 cocktails, an appetizer and an entree. No coffee or dessert. We noted this was for a birthday on the electronic reservation. There was no acknowledgement of this to any of the party. We arrived at 5:30 and were not out of the restaurant until nearly 8:30 PM for a party of 6. It was not busy and there were many empty tables. Drink service was slow as well.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Thomas was very attentive and patient. He was kind and bright even though most of the group was late and hungover. The food was very good and flavorful. This restaurant is doing a really great job with their food and staff training. Great for big groups, and the ambience is fantastic. Such a great location. Thank you Thomas for making my birthday brunch quite memorable!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I made a special note that it was our 25th wedding anniversary. We initially got seated right in front of the packed and noisey bar. We had to ask to be moved to a more quiet location and no complimentary dessert was offered for our special occasion as most other restaurants would offer.

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a great place for drinks and lunch! A must try.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great, creative and tasty food. Not cheap. Don't go to have a conversation with anyone, way to noisey to talk.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The poke bowl tasted good but did not have much fish in it.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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. :-)

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The great new brunch in San Diego. On the water - bonus!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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:(

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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!!!

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Waiter was very attentive. Went on New Years Day with friends, everything was great!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The staff was prompt and friendly. The food was excellent and served in good sized portions. Great selection of steak and seafood.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Emily was GREAT!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

First time visiting this restaurant and we can’t wait to go back again!!! Food was delicious!!!

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Fine. Food was okay. Service sufficiently attentive.

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