Upper East Bar and Restaurant

4.4
1068 Reviews
$30 and under
Organic
*Please note all dinner reservation on 2/13 and 2/14 are limited to 1.5 hours.
Simply ride the private elevator up to the approximately 7,500 sq. ft. rooftop, where a lush oasis beckons. The scene evolves from tranquil by day to sultry by night. Here the bar scene buzzes, a cosmopolitan mix of locals and guests mingling with artisan cocktails in hand. Nearby, hungry guests nibble on casual small plates like rosemary French fries and house-made charcuterie. If we close our eyes, we swear can already feel the ocean breeze, smell the salty sea and hear that fire pit a-cracklin’. On this rooftop, no doubt about it—life is good.

Cozy up by the fire pits, and unwind in one of our private cabanas (rented daily), or pool side chaise lounge rentals (available to be rented daily). Amenities include pool access, fresh towels, ice-cold water, and other cool summer treats. Celebrating something during the week? Book a cabana here: https://www.resortpass.com/hotels/solamar-san-diego

Experiences

  • Take out/Delivery

    Multiple dates available

    Take us home with you! https://order.ubereats.com/san-diego/food-delivery/Upper%20East/SfJcyrYESjCWW8VTDfwEDA/?utm_source=web-restaurant-manager

Offers

  • Weekly Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Thu 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Monday - Thursday, 5pm - 7pm. $8 Cocktails $5 Beers Food Specials Wednesdays: Aperol Spritz - $5 at 5pm, $6 at 6pm & $7 at 7pm
  • Snack, Sip & Savor

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Wed - Thu 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    $50.00 - Enjoy our charcuterie board, a bottle of Longhouse Pinot Noir or Sauv Blac! Perfect combo & adulting done right.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1068 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brendan is the man!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it’s a cute little rooftop bar with a pool, but probably better suited for hotel guests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They should have better music but it’s super pretty! And nicer cups lol

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Made a reservation here for Sunday afternoon of my best friends bachelorette weekend. There were 6 of us and we found the best table in the place. Comfortable lounge couches, great vibes and definitely relaxing! I had to leave early but the rest of the group stayed for several hours! They do already include gratuity in large parties so that’s why I rated the service lower. Our waiter was very friendly but did not check in with us super often. Kind of slow service but that gave us more time to lounge around. Very cool atmosphere, not super crowded perfect place for a relaxing Sunday after a long weekend and will definitely be back!!

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vipMariaC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Upon check in a waiter seated us to standard table when we literally hang up the phone few hours ago for lounge seating. When we question it the guy literally told us either you take it or you welcome to leave . I thought we hear him wrong but he repeated again to my friend. When we about to walk out another waitress came by and said we have another lounge sofa empty now, let me clean up for you ... she provided great service and save the night for us and perhaps the much needed business for the place. I understand with Covid everyone is stress out, but if you hate your job , don’t take it out to your customer and ruin others life!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super fun, our server was amazing and so friendly, she was super personable and the food was delicious as well as the drinks!

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, accommodating staff and good food.

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vipCmar
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice staff & servers here. Very attentive to our group of 6?ladies.

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AndrewD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food and cocktails, though the seafood pasta puttanesca was a bit spicy. The Korean tacos were wonderful, and pleasantly surprised my Korean colleague. Will plan to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I took my girlfriend here for a make up Valentine’s Day dinner. The decor of JSix is impeccable and very appealing to the eye although the tables are very small.

We ordered the Jsix salad and charcuterie to start which were very good. We were excited for the next items (which took an awful long time to come but we didn’t really mind) which were the mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and meatballs. The Brussels sprouts were fine. The mushrooms were ok, but cold. But the meatballs were cold to the touch in the middle which particularly bothered me because they had pork in them.

I asked for a refire and received another order of meatballs which were cold in the middle.

This aggravated me for a few reasons: 1) the manager was informed but did not come speak to us (nor did a chef) I went out of my way to speak to the manager on the way out and he did not seem to much care, 2) use a meat thermometer which is mandated by the state health code, 3) I’m sure I paid a premium for frozen meatballs.

I would not recommend this restaurant and if I managed it would be concerned about getting someone sick.

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DylanB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant was fairly empty. The menu was mire limited than the menu posted on their website and they had run out of some items the night we went there.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was terrific, with a thoughtful, discrete, informative wait-person who was attentive to our experience. Food was OK- the hype about the chef did not seem to be justified by the reality of the food, which was adequate but not extraordinary in any way. Music was too loud.

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Jock
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was decent, vibe of the place respectable. But, the food, was poor. The meat smelt old, the potatoes weren’t cooked through properly and generally everything had a bland feeling to it. This wouldn’t have been so bad a experience if it wasn’t for the price tag which was not cheap. Would not attended again to eat. Maybe for a drink

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vipSRCA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

NYE dinner with my family. Our server was wonderful (I wish I remembered his name). Super friendly and attentive. We ordered the salmon (delicious and perfectly cooked) and the fried chicken (not so great - breading was very under seasoned and oily). House Parker rolls were also tasty. Roasted carrots were very good. Will we come back? Probably not, but I’d recommend it to other diners as a one-time dinner experience.

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AlexH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waitress was nice and sweet but almost doesn’t feel like a restaurant.

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vipJohnZ
Miami
267 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special just ok meal with very slow service. We definitely wouldn't go back.
From the beginning trying to find hostess to waiting to order to finally getting meal was extremely challenging.
Find another spot there are many in area.

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vipWeebles018
Saskatoon
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’d stayed at the Solamar hotel 10 years ago, & the room service meal that trip was exceptional!!! Was hoping for a repeat, but the menu has changed obviously since then.
The lobster Mac & Cheese was good, house salad very tasty, but the Arancini was a bit bland. The previous Mary’s half roast chicken was replaced by Mary’s fried chicken, but it was terribly over cooked with the skin being DARK brown instead of a light to medium brown, a la KFC. The collard greens & mashed potatoes were very tasty, the overcooked chicken bland & dry, a real disappointment.
Jake, our waiter, was very helpful & accommodating, kudos to him. It’s just the meal itself that was disappointing overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the happy hour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was solid and tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very much enjoyed our Jsix salad and wine but sadly didn’t like the flavor or enjoy the rest of our meal or drinks. Waitress was very nice but food was either bland or overly salty. Have eaten at other restaurants connected with Kimpton properties and very much enjoyed. Was sad this one was such a disappointment.

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Hommer
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was our second and now last visit to JSix, the first time the food was a notch above standard, good I may say, the service was better, this time around we noticed the menu had completely changed and were excited about the choices, but we were very disappointed, the starter, the chilled Spanish octopus, we had to add a lot of hot sauce to make it palatable, we could not figure out the mix of flavors and textures. The mains, the swordfish is good enough, not great just good, my girlfriend ordered the Crab Bucatini and we don't really know if the noodles are supposed to be semi hard, sort of semi raw, very little crab and the flavors did not just mix.

I don't mean to offend anyone by this, but they need to know this before they'll be out of business, our first time around was a very much better experience and just to let you know, we are not novice in this matter, we frequent several business throughout San Diego and Baja.

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vipDSAII
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Jeremy, the server, was very nice and helpful. They told me they were no longer in the Passport program after I got there, they mixed up the Open Table reservation and said I didn't show, and the food was bland and tasteless, and not worth the money. I'd avoid it in the future for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our food was ice cold and the service was marginal at best. Not accommodating at all.

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TomB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

We waited an hour and a half for our food. Way too long. Our waitress was great, but we were very hungry, and waiting that long was not great.

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NancyG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

3 course meal was great. Kinda noisy, but fine for casual evening. Also enjoyed the rooftop bar after dinner. Waitress was terrific!

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WillC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic meal, great service, great location

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

No coffee refills, no one was there and we couldn’t place our order get a check....

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar watching the Padres

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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SusanH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We were charged $50 up front for parking although the website says $10 for 3 hours. It took 1.5 hours to be served and the food was fair at best. A party member requested Chivas Regal scotch. Another scotch was served and the waitress relayed that the brand of scotch was substituted by the bartender without telling us. One salad was never provided without any explanation, only a credit to the bill. Leaving was a nightmare as the valets could not figure out how to get the cars out of the garage as the gates would not go up. We are frequent restaurant goers and it was one of the worst experiences in San Diego.

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vipElandEl
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

One person in our group had been here a couple of years ago and was not impressed, but we decided to keep our reservation and give it another try. Big mistake! The service was awful - it took 20 minutes before server came to the table with water and to take orders. Wine arrived another 20 minutes later, our food was served one hour after we had arrived. Manager seemed out of control and server couldn't care less. Never an apology; noticed other tables had the same "service". Food was fine, but overall experience just terrible. Never again.

CB
CindyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made reservations weeks in advance NOT REALIZING there would be a Paul McCartney concert that night making downtown pure chaos. Staff was challenged w serving guests in a timely fashion, our food came out cold. They, without hesitation, remade the order and served a complimentary glass a wine while we waited. Food was great.

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markj
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I really enjoyed the food. The wine list was also nice. For the price I would think that the look would be nicer. The desert menu was sad.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fantastic food! Service was great and the setting was nice and quaint and lovely for a family of four to enjoy some great food. With the small menu we opted to make it more tapas style and shared everything we got - definitely the way to go! Everything was so delicious and well prepared! Great wine list. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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SeanC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Dined here early on a Saturday evening. Service was poor, which was inexcusable due to the fact that we were one of only two occupied tables. Food prices are high for the quality of the product, and everything came out VERY (nearly inedibly) salty. Our two course dinner took over two hours; not by choice.

Upper East Bar and Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Sean. My apologies on the service and issues you had with us. I have shared your feedback about the seasoning also with our Chef.

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vipHills
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We live two blocks away from Jsix and only went here because it is on Opentable and our Passport card (2 for 1 entrees). It is ALWAYS absolutely empty/dead in here. The decor is great, but the ambiance sucks because it is a ghost town. The food was actually tasty (the salmon dish and the scallops), but definitely overpriced for what it is. If we did not have the passport card, we would never come here again. Not sure we will even with it. There are too many great options. They need to run some major specials, themed nights, extended happy hours, or whatever to get people in the door.

Upper East Bar and Restaurant
Responded on May 13, 2019

We have some exciting things we are working on for this year with a new menu and have a new exciting Chef.

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vipkathy
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nick,the manager, and Michelle, our server, were both professional and friendly. The lobster roll was the best I have ever had, and my friend’s bacon burger was delicious,too. This was a serendipitous experience. It is definitely tops on my list of San Diego restaurants!

Upper East Bar and Restaurant
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thank you for the amazing feedback!!

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Coop
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The chef had unique ingredients that were delicious!

Upper East Bar and Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2019

Our chef is pretty special, we agree :)

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vipBassman
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice!

Upper East Bar and Restaurant
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

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FAQs

Upper East Bar and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 819-9770.

Upper East Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1068 OpenTable diners.

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.