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JRDN Surf Sky Spirit Restaurant
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Ranked #243 of 4,726 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mission Blvd.
Transit: MTS stop is available one block east from JRDN Restaurant. Mission and Felspar. Please see host for taxi requests.
Description: Chef David Warner fuses together the absolute best of contemporary steak and seafood restaurants at JRDN, our ultra-sleek oceanfront dining room. Focused on the future of culinary arts, Warner utilizes hand selected, all-natural meats, the finest seafood from sustainable sources and locally grown and organic produce to create a uniquely modern California Fresh Cuisine. 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.
2 reviews
“Didn't reach our expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Good location and nice atmosphere. The food, both starters and entrees tasted plain though.. The prices were quite high but the quality and taste of the food didn't match the price.

Thank NinneJo
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San Diego, California
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“Love the food, sketchy server”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

First off, let me say how amazing this place is. Beautiful location, amazing food, best bloody mary ever! I have come here multiple times and it's always a wonderful time. This past visit, our server was Anthony. We went on a Sunday for brunch. He was really great the entire time, came back at the perfect times etc.
However, when paying, we had three cards and then cash. We wrote everything down for which card was how much, and the rest in cash. Instead of bringing the change back, he just kept the cash. He then asked if we needed change and we said yes, and he said he had to go get it. Mind you, the amount of cash was over 20%. I just think that was highly unprofessional and shady. I have never seen a server just keep the tip without asking or letting us leave it for them. Needless to say, he didn't get the tip he deserved due to this behavior. Sorry!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Desiree60750
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289 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“THE BEST dining in San Diego”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We just finished a wonderful dining experience at JRDN (Jordan) in Pacific Beach. The experience was superb, with ambiance, service, scenery, presentation and taste all top drawer. I am still smiling and happy, and called the steak the BEST I have ever eaten at a restaurant.
The dining al fresco was enhance by a lovely view of the ocean and great people watching. Service was excellent, we were seated earlier than the reservation without any hesitation. The wait staff were informative and professional, and the menu enticing. My wife and I were both ready for steak, and she had the tenderloin with Chef's Thunder (sauteed onions, bleu cheese and balsamic) and I went with the ribeye and JRDN rub. Two sides come with the almost $50 steaks, and the asparagus and the potato au gratin were most tasty.
The service was without flaw, and the outing a tremendous part of our pleasant memories of this trip.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Carfull
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“The Best Food, EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

There was not a bad plate to be had here. Everything on the menu is fantastic. You cant go wrong eating here.

Visited April 2013
Thank akaygibson
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous last night in San Diego”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on the last night of our trip to San Diego having booked ahead a few days earlier. We had a wonderful table outside on the balcony overlooking the ocean. There are plenty of gas heaters outside to keep diners warm (so warm we had to have the one by us turned down!)

The service here was excellent, as were the drinks and food.

The JRDN Salad lets you choose your 5 favourite ingredients, dressing and lettuce type, and was really good. The asparagus was also delicious. Our steaks ffor our main courae were both cooked to perfection. The cheesecake and ice cream were excellent too.

Can't fault this place - great atmosphere (although could be a little loud for a romantic evening if you're not outside as inside seemed very lively), cocktails have plenty of poke to them, and there's a varied selection of wines to choose from. It was definitely the perfect place to end our trip!

Finally, this is the same place as Jordan Restaurant also listed on Trip Advisor (which has a higher ranking).

Thank LovelyDinosaur
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