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JRDN Restaurant, San Diego, CA

JRDN Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2051 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
JRDN showcases the best of the Californian 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Sushi, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 270-5736

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gage

  • Catering

    San Diego’s best lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal<br /><br />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 Stephen Gage enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Beach

  • Cross street

    Mission Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 2 hours free. After 2 hours the charge is $12.00 per hour (max of $35). Gratuities appreciated. Parking is first come, first serve. Hours may be restricted.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,051 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. B

    Bellevuefamily

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This was our third visit to this restaurant. We ate there twice a year ago on vacation. This time the food was ordinary...nothing compared to last year. We had the fried calamari which was good. And a caesar salad with salmon. The salmon was spiced with something similar to Old Bay seasoning--and tasted farmed. Grilled to well done. Not recommended for foodies. This is a place to be seen, not heard. The noise level was like a bar. On the positive side, the view is spectacular; this is a restaurant for tourists. Eat at the restaurant, then take a walk to the Crystal Pier.
  2. RC

    RichardC

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything fantastic. On the patio, sunset, ocean view & breeze. Interesting menu and great tastes.
  3. EN

    EdNe

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Eclectic menu, service was very good. Only downside is glare from sunset is blinding. Asked waiter to move us
  4. CL

    ColleenL

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT AGAIN! Lovely professional server, superb food, fun atmoshere...we frequent Jrdn and often introduce friends who have never dined there before. Consistantly great. Thankyou. Colleen + Jim
  5. H

    Heyabbott

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Ambiance was relaxing after a long drive in from Scottsdale. Manager spent quality time with us. Made to feel at home. Highly recommend this establishment. Will be back before we head back em to AZ.
  6. n

    noelf

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Fresh ingredients, well designed recipes, and a fantastic view. Gave it a try as a lark and came back a few more times while I was in town. The staff was wonderful
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I come here
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    For Ocean Beach, this is a “nice” restaurant, which should tell you something. Food is overpriced. Some of the worst sushi I’ve ever had. Very slow service. Restaurant is beginning to show its wear and tear. Skip it.
  9. NI

    NICOLEM

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, our waiter was such a nice guy but I forgot his name. Food was great as usual. We will be back!
  10. b

    bbabr

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all shared a few dishes and they were all great. We had the Ahi Tuna Nachos, Octopus, fried calamari and a few sushi rolls. Our waiter was fun and accommodating which made our dinner even more fun. Highly recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Terrible service!
  12. KV

    KevinV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful family experience! Thanks Martin for your amazing, kind, and professional service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am definitely going back to JRDN! Our waiter was excellent, views were beautiful, atmosphere was incredible, and the food was excellent from appetizer, entree, and dessert/beverages. The restaurant was a bit too loud, we were there on a Friday, which definitely played a factor — but overall everything was excellent!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well, excellent. No more need be said. m
  15. LT

    LuminateTheWay

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Servers are great, ambiance is hip and lively, food is . . . . . did I mention the servers are great? Actually the food is fine - nothing exceptional, but not poorest quality either.. I just expected more from a restaurant that is this good looking and with great staff. Additionally : I realize this is a fine crafted beer town... And I mistakenly ordered a glass of wine - that was way short poured. (4 oz at best). Making the wine's cost - an extreme rip off.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We like JRDN. In the neighborhood. We loved the menu better after they first opened tho. Used to have more beef & fish options. But do love the sushi. Food is usually very good! On Our last visit it was unusually busy for a Wed night. Had problems getting our drinks. We addressed the issues and manager was obliging. There was Various wait staff delivering food so wasn’t quite sure who was in our guy! The food was great tho!
  17. SD

    SDFoodie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We go to Jdns regularly for their mussels. Unfortunately they can be inconsistent in the preparation of this dish so you never quite know what you are going to get, but mostly it is fine. Last night however, the dish was very over seasoned, but as we had waited an hour to get food we ate it anyway. The service there has become extremely slow. We enjoy dining at a relaxed pace but we have waited an hour plus to get food which is just too long. It seems the hold up is in the kitchen. We will continue to go there as we enjoy the overall experience but hope that the management can work on these issues.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We arrived half an hour before our patio reservation and was told that we could not have an outside seat before that time, this is OK except when we sat down in an empty restaurant server came over and said unless you’re eating in the spot you can’t sit here the bar was full we had no choice other than to do that. I thought this was rude and The empty restaurant should have been more accommodating . I should note The outside patio was almost full with just a few empty tables presumably reserved. Food was adequate although the menu is very limited unless you like sushi.
  19. TO

    TamiO

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Over priced on several items. Smoked cheddar biscuits. $11 for 2 biscuits? They were good but seriously? Lobster roll wasn’t good. NO lobster flavor. Fried Brussels sprouts were great.
  20. M

    Missnol

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our group had several of the brunch items and they were all very tasty. Celebrated a birthday and they brought a lovely complimentary birthday dessert. Gorgeous fresh tropical flower arrangements decorated the front entry. Sat outside on the modern patio space and the ocean view and fresh air was very nice. Would definitely return another time.
  21. LM

    LeanneMcD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    JRDN is a great option for locals and tourist looking to get away from the PB bar scene. Excellent food, refreshing cocktails, and great overall beach view vibes.
  22. c

    christineg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! And affordable for pacific beach Our waiter Arnold - top knotch!
  23. D

    Dinner

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was very good, especially the oysters. Sitting outside along the boardwalk was very relaxing. I highly recommend.
  24. DA

    DAWNAK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi, great atmosphere, and excellent service. Can't say anything negative. Would recommend to everyone.
  25. D

    Debbie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Very disappointed in the sushi. Decent presentation but no flavor. Service was eh... food was meh... Probably won't be going back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience5
    Way overpriced. Paying for view and location. Food was mid at best.
  27. C

    Chuckster

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food variety, service is friendly and attentive, location is great if you like being right by the ocean and the activity of all the locals and tourists passing by ! Two hour parking validation makes valet parking a huge plus!
  28. LB

    LoisB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JRDNS is our good to restaurant for special occasions. We all hadn’t something different and everything was delicious. The waiter was very attentive and the outdoor seating is wonderful! Watching all the people.
  29. T

    Till

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back for the falafel nuggets & charred brocc alone! Menu worth multiple deep dives. Our terrific server Destiny took good care of us and made us feel special. Ocean ambiance, views at sunset unbeatable.
  30. EB

    EllisB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot to people watch and eats amazing food. Going back soon.
  31. j

    jersey

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JRDN is fine dining, but accessible and not fussy. Food is 11 out of 10. Creative but approachable seafood menu (and other stuff). Small menu equals care and attention and it shows. Would hold its own in any big city. The view is a huge bonus. Our waiter was top notch.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  33. KW

    KamiW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was our first visit - the food was outstanding, the service was good. The kitchen was a little backed up and so it took a while for us to get our order but such is life. The food was worth the wait. We timed dinner perfectly with the sunset. It was a great dinner to celebrate my hubby's birthday. Would highly recommend, just relax and know the food will be great when you get it.
  34. LC

    LaurieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, lovely food, and great service. Our only significant disappointment was that they had no milk so they could not serve latte or cappuccino after the meal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    The food was excellent and the view, needless to say, was second to none. Unfortunately our waiter seemed like he’d rather be anywhere else.
  36. R

    Robin

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere overlooking the boardwalk with a great sunset- Food was delicious and George was a great server. We will be back!
  37. R

    Rich

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great view, good food, and nice ambience. Nice place for a special occasion or a social business meeting.
  38. LW

    LorraineW

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food too salty (calamari, coconut shrimp, sweet potato), cod fish tasted off (old & frozen?). Only food we liked were edamame and sweet potato fries (sent potatoes back because we requested unsalted).
  39. G

    Ggs55

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, Filip, our server was very good, we took his suggestions on what to order from the oysters to mussels to the main entree,, halibut...to our dessert, chocolate bread pudding..Everything was exceptional!!!
  40. SS

    ShariS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is delicious! I had the the steamed mussels in a wine and cream sauce. They were the best I have ever had. Highly recommend them. My friend tried the biscuits and they were perfection. Our waiter was great too.

FAQs

JRDN Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2051 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for JRDN Restaurant

723 Felspar Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Sushi, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Our parking garage offers valet parking. Upon dining with JRDN, validation is given for 2 hours free. After 2 hours the charge is $12.00 per hour (max of $35). Gratuities appreciated. Parking is first come, first serve. Hours may be restricted.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Gage

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 270-5736

  • Catering

    San Diego’s best lifestyle hotel, perched on the cliffs above Crystal<br /><br />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 Stephen Gage enhances our indoor/outdoor special event space with innovative cuisine customized to suit your tastes.

  • 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

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