Jack's Cafe -- CLOSED

★★★★☆
  • 7863 Girard Ave

    La Jolla, CA 92037

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  • 858-456-8111

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Would go back again. Next time I'll skip the intimate (more expensive) diner in the Ocean Room and just skip to apps. on the first floor and head to the club upstairs after. Be prepared for pricey martinis! Good time overall.

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★★★☆☆

Would go back again. Next time I'll skip the intimate (more expensive) diner in the Ocean Room and just skip to apps. on the first floor and head to the club upstairs after. Be prepared for pricey martinis! Good time overall.

Pros: Good service, interesting menu

Cons: loud music from above while having an intimate diner

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Several of my friends recommended Jack's- so maybe my expectations were too high.

Anyways- I wasn't that impressed with the service, the food or the atmosphere. IMO there are much better places to go.

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★★★☆☆

Several of my friends recommended Jack's- so maybe my expectations were too high.

Anyways- I wasn't that impressed with the service, the food or the atmosphere. IMO there are much better places to go.

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Gorgeous and exquisite food. This place is top notch for food, atmosphere and service. If you want to treat yourself nicely, Jack's is the place to go to.

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Gorgeous and exquisite food. This place is top notch for food, atmosphere and service. If you want to treat yourself nicely, Jack's is the place to go to.

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Bartender makes good drinks, appetizers are yummy. But nothing outstanding to warrant the prices apart from the location...though there is no view. Overpriced for quality that is underpar, a bit of a disppointment for a downtown la jolla restaurant... quality does not warrant prices... But if you have money to splurge and do not care about quality and only interested in meeting people and being at a seemingly "posh" location, go for it. There are a lot of other spots that are posh, fun, draw a great crowd and have impeccable service and worth the cost.

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★★★☆☆

Bartender makes good drinks, appetizers are yummy. But nothing outstanding to warrant the prices apart from the location...though there is no view. Overpriced for quality that is underpar, a bit of a disppointment for a downtown la jolla restaurant... quality does not warrant prices... But if you have money to splurge and do not care about quality and only interested in meeting people and being at a seemingly "posh" location, go for it. There are a lot of other spots that are posh, fun, draw a great crowd and have impeccable service and worth the cost.

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Well to start off...I was VERY impressed! We joted off to San Diego a couple of weeks ago, to get married. Driving down from L.A on a friday. Anyway, I made reservation's ahead of time online through Jack's website with open table. Which was awesome, even got email confirmation on time and day. I chose Jack's because how beautiful it was with so many differen't choices on restaurants. I also chose the Top floor Ocean room.. YOU have to choose that one! They have canopy's & cabana's with lots of pillows! Which I was also impressed that they gave us the cabana with a view just like I requested. It was HUGE! WOW...I scored extra points on this night! We were seated at our table and greeted VERY promptly by our waiter, Robert. If you have the Ocean room ask for him. He took care of us well! We had several differen't orders of sushi, which were very tasty and very fresh! GREAT sushi chefs! I kicked my high heels off, snuggled in that awesome cabana and enjoyed our wine our food and then desert & expresso's & most of all each other! I couldn't have asked for a more special night! Jack's came through on ALL levels! When we were finished we didn't want to leave. And Jack's left us already making plans for another trip down to San Diego which we will totally will be right back in our cabana at Jack's!!!!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys for making our night so magical! We couldn't have picked a more special place to spend many anniversary's to come...From this born and raised San Diego girl, you have set yourselves high among the rest! All I have to say is, look out LaJolla....Her comes JACK'S! Love you guys and will be seeing you VERY VERY soon!
Adrienne David a.k.a. Mizz Hollywood Hair!

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Well to start off...I was VERY impressed! We joted off to San Diego a couple of weeks ago, to get married. Driving down from L.A on a friday. Anyway, I made reservation's ahead of time online through Jack's website with open table. Which was awesome, even got email confirmation on time and day. I chose Jack's because how beautiful it was with so many differen't choices on restaurants. I also chose the Top floor Ocean room.. YOU have to choose that one! They have canopy's & cabana's with lots of pillows! Which I was also impressed that they gave us the cabana with a view just like I requested. It was HUGE! WOW...I scored extra points on this night! We were seated at our table and greeted VERY promptly by our waiter, Robert. If you have the Ocean room ask for him. He took care of us well! We had several differen't orders of sushi, which were very tasty and very fresh! GREAT sushi chefs! I kicked my high heels off, snuggled in that awesome cabana and enjoyed our wine our food and then desert & expresso's & most of all each other! I couldn't have asked for a more special night! Jack's came through on ALL levels! When we were finished we didn't want to leave. And Jack's left us already making plans for another trip down to San Diego which we will totally will be right back in our cabana at Jack's!!!!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys for making our night so magical! We couldn't have picked a more special place to spend many anniversary's to come...From this born and raised San Diego girl, you have set yourselves high among the rest! All I have to say is, look out LaJolla....Her comes JACK'S! Love you guys and will be seeing you VERY VERY soon!
Adrienne David a.k.a. Mizz Hollywood Hair!

Pros: Great area, Great service, Great prices, Great atomosphere, Beautiful View from the Ocean room!

Cons: Not even One!!!!

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Best Pork Chop I have ever had. The ambiance and setting is great for Happy Hour but would also be a great date night spot.

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Best Pork Chop I have ever had. The ambiance and setting is great for Happy Hour but would also be a great date night spot.

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My wife and I heard about Jacks from friends; at first the sign "grill" threw us off, but once we got inside we discovered FIRST CLASS food and wine selections on a very up-scale menu. Celebrated our wedding anniversary at this place for dinner but like to come on Friday to simply enjoy the piano/jazz entertainment, good drinks and meet people. Thank you for having this available to the public!

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★★★★★

My wife and I heard about Jacks from friends; at first the sign "grill" threw us off, but once we got inside we discovered FIRST CLASS food and wine selections on a very up-scale menu. Celebrated our wedding anniversary at this place for dinner but like to come on Friday to simply enjoy the piano/jazz entertainment, good drinks and meet people. Thank you for having this available to the public!

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Great location! Pretty good food and drinks! Very crowded on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, which makes it hard to move around and get to where you want to be.

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Great location! Pretty good food and drinks! Very crowded on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, which makes it hard to move around and get to where you want to be.

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Good place to have a few drinks with your friends and just relax. they got decent music, but farely packed for a lounge I guess .The location is nice to cause its rite by the beach

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★★★☆☆

Good place to have a few drinks with your friends and just relax. they got decent music, but farely packed for a lounge I guess .The location is nice to cause its rite by the beach

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Never felt quite comfortable at Jacks, where you will find more cougars than the San Diego Zoo. But seriously the food is not bad and the prices are no more expensive than anywhere else. There is a certain vibe though when you walk in that I cannot describe. Love it or hate it, you will know as soon as you walk in. Try the happy hour they have some great deals and its a good way to test.

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★★☆☆☆

Never felt quite comfortable at Jacks, where you will find more cougars than the San Diego Zoo. But seriously the food is not bad and the prices are no more expensive than anywhere else. There is a certain vibe though when you walk in that I cannot describe. Love it or hate it, you will know as soon as you walk in. Try the happy hour they have some great deals and its a good way to test.

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I am a pretty articulate person, but the poor food and service leaves me at a loss for words. The restaurant was hot and uncomfortable, the food was beyond bad, and the management was rude when we tried to explain our complaints. I was astonished.No, not a good deal at all. Simply horrid. Never again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a pretty articulate person, but the poor food and service leaves me at a loss for words. The restaurant was hot and uncomfortable, the food was beyond bad, and the management was rude when we tried to explain our complaints. I was astonished.No, not a good deal at all. Simply horrid. Never again.

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I went to Jacks tonight, was promptly seated at an excellent, centrally located, table. I was informed by my waiter that this was the first night for the new menu on the first floor. I couldn't have been happier. I ordered the scallops and the opakapaka, and my friend ordered the chilean sea bass. All of these dishes were fantastic. The plating was ingenuitive and the flavors were first class. Everyone should have dinner in the grill at Jacks La Jolla.

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★★★★★

I went to Jacks tonight, was promptly seated at an excellent, centrally located, table. I was informed by my waiter that this was the first night for the new menu on the first floor. I couldn't have been happier. I ordered the scallops and the opakapaka, and my friend ordered the chilean sea bass. All of these dishes were fantastic. The plating was ingenuitive and the flavors were first class. Everyone should have dinner in the grill at Jacks La Jolla.

Pros: Food, Service, Music

Cons: nada

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My husband and I recently ate at Jack's. We had not decided prior to going which level we would dine at. There are three great choices depending on how much you want to spend, what menu you would like to order from, and what area you would like to eat in. We decided to eat at Viaggio and were thrilled with the attentive staff, the excellent wine selection, and the fabulous take on Italian cuisine. We will go back many times. In fact our waiter told us that everything is house-made from their ice creams to their pastas. Truly a great dining experience.

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★★★★★

My husband and I recently ate at Jack's. We had not decided prior to going which level we would dine at. There are three great choices depending on how much you want to spend, what menu you would like to order from, and what area you would like to eat in. We decided to eat at Viaggio and were thrilled with the attentive staff, the excellent wine selection, and the fabulous take on Italian cuisine. We will go back many times. In fact our waiter told us that everything is house-made from their ice creams to their pastas. Truly a great dining experience.

Pros: SERVICE AND FOOD

Cons: PARKING

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My fiance and I dined at Viaggio last night. The venue is beautiful especially since it is so warm out. It mediteranian climate. The retractable roof and sidings provided us a nice cool ocean breeze. The menu was spectacular. Since the menu is so large our server recomended that we try the seven course tasting menu--and what a treat. We were able to enjoy the a nice sample from the antipasti, primi and secondi portion of the menu. Although the waiter suggested we could create our own menu, we were successfuly pleased with the 14 different dishes we got to enjoy. Kudos to the chef. Service was streamlined as well.

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★★★★★

My fiance and I dined at Viaggio last night. The venue is beautiful especially since it is so warm out. It mediteranian climate. The retractable roof and sidings provided us a nice cool ocean breeze. The menu was spectacular. Since the menu is so large our server recomended that we try the seven course tasting menu--and what a treat. We were able to enjoy the a nice sample from the antipasti, primi and secondi portion of the menu. Although the waiter suggested we could create our own menu, we were successfuly pleased with the 14 different dishes we got to enjoy. Kudos to the chef. Service was streamlined as well.

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Jack?s is a restaurant and club located centrally in La Jolla. So much for the good news. To sum up the bad news we experienced when dining there recently with some friends: The food is heavily overpriced, ?fusion? cuisine is ill-conceived, the service is inattentive and slow, and the food left our intestines rumbling for the rest of the night.

Our group of about 10 friends went to Jack?s on a Friday night to have some good food and perhaps listen to some music in one of the lounges afterwards. Despite the restaurant seemed only at 25% capacity, we had to wait a long time to receive the attention of one of their 10-plus waiters, who all seemed to be guys in their early 20s. What could be said about the meals is that they were mediocre at best. Bread was stale, gazpacho (and most of the other dishes) lacking taste, and the fish (going for about $30 a piece) left many of us with a bad feeling in our intestinal track. The food combinations seem odd as well (e.g. halibut on a bed of luke-warm soba noodles sprinkled with corn and sausage?) and were probably assembled by somebody without taste-buds.

Jack?s prides itself with a 4-start Mobile Guide rating, which we could not disagree with more. It speaks to the fact that, when it comes to fine dining choices, you probably shouldn?t listen to a gas station.

Most of us decided to give the desert chocolate cake a chance, which resembled a turned-over muffin with ice cream. The spoonful of ice cream was probably purchased off-premise, because it was actually quite good. However, the price of the desert was certainly not. Since we were in a group, the restaurant treated itself to a billed 20% gratuity, which the service and the food quality did not deserve.

In summary, I would advise against dining at Jack?s. The food is sub-par, expensive, and the service inexperienced and slow. La Jolla has so many better restaurant options, with more atmosphere and excellent food, and most are much less expensive than Jack?s.

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Jack?s is a restaurant and club located centrally in La Jolla. So much for the good news. To sum up the bad news we experienced when dining there recently with some friends: The food is heavily overpriced, ?fusion? cuisine is ill-conceived, the service is inattentive and slow, and the food left our intestines rumbling for the rest of the night.

Our group of about 10 friends went to Jack?s on a Friday night to have some good food and perhaps listen to some music in one of the lounges afterwards. Despite the restaurant seemed only at 25% capacity, we had to wait a long time to receive the attention of one of their 10-plus waiters, who all seemed to be guys in their early 20s. What could be said about the meals is that they were mediocre at best. Bread was stale, gazpacho (and most of the other dishes) lacking taste, and the fish (going for about $30 a piece) left many of us with a bad feeling in our intestinal track. The food combinations seem odd as well (e.g. halibut on a bed of luke-warm soba noodles sprinkled with corn and sausage?) and were probably assembled by somebody without taste-buds.

Jack?s prides itself with a 4-start Mobile Guide rating, which we could not disagree with more. It speaks to the fact that, when it comes to fine dining choices, you probably shouldn?t listen to a gas station.

Most of us decided to give the desert chocolate cake a chance, which resembled a turned-over muffin with ice cream. The spoonful of ice cream was probably purchased off-premise, because it was actually quite good. However, the price of the desert was certainly not. Since we were in a group, the restaurant treated itself to a billed 20% gratuity, which the service and the food quality did not deserve.

In summary, I would advise against dining at Jack?s. The food is sub-par, expensive, and the service inexperienced and slow. La Jolla has so many better restaurant options, with more atmosphere and excellent food, and most are much less expensive than Jack?s.

Pros: Central location (but so are many other restaurants in La Jolla)

Cons: Food, service, overpriced

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Jack's La Jolla is restaurant/lounge/club that is nicely decorated, with different themes for each section and floor. They have the Ocean Room, the Dining Room, the Beach Bar, the Wall Street Bar, and the Sidewalk Cafe, all in one place! The prices for drinks and food are a little on the higher side, but it is almost expected that the prices are not going to be low at a place like Jack's. The waiters and bartenders there are very nice and carry a chill attitude. They also have plenty of delicious house drinks that are only offered at Jack's. I highly recommend Jack's La Jolla, whether it's for a fun night out or for a date.

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Jack's La Jolla is restaurant/lounge/club that is nicely decorated, with different themes for each section and floor. They have the Ocean Room, the Dining Room, the Beach Bar, the Wall Street Bar, and the Sidewalk Cafe, all in one place! The prices for drinks and food are a little on the higher side, but it is almost expected that the prices are not going to be low at a place like Jack's. The waiters and bartenders there are very nice and carry a chill attitude. They also have plenty of delicious house drinks that are only offered at Jack's. I highly recommend Jack's La Jolla, whether it's for a fun night out or for a date.

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Located in beautiful down town La Jolla, Jack's, a combination of three restaurants is home to one of the best happy hours of San Diego. Of course the title says it all, happy hour is the time to go. Happy Hour though only applies to Jack's Grille and Ocean Room, not the Dining Room. With drink specials and good prices on appetizers it's the place to be if you're downtown. If however you don't happen to make it in time for happy hour (3:30p-6:30p at the Ocean Room, 5p-6:30p) lunch is still a great time. Last time I went it I got the Kobe Beef Burger, delicious. My friend got the steak sandwich, equally delicious. The prices aren't that bad though I'd still recommend happy hour. Overall the service was fantastic ; the only thing I'd watch out for is the restrooms, quite a walk to get to them. Make sure you don't drink too much or else you'll be taking your time to get to them. Check it out though if you get a chance, great experience.

Jack's La Jolla has three distinctive restaurants featuring steaks, seafood, sushi, and Italian cuisine. Built on three levels with an open air courtyard and a retractable roof, Jack's is La Jolla's hotspot with its five lounges, ocean view terraces, piano bar, and dancing to some of San Diego's best DJs. Jack's Dining Room is one of only three restaurants to receive The Mobil Travel Guide's 4 Star Rating. Jack's also has won the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

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Located in beautiful down town La Jolla, Jack's, a combination of three restaurants is home to one of the best happy hours of San Diego. Of course the title says it all, happy hour is the time to go. Happy Hour though only applies to Jack's Grille and Ocean Room, not the Dining Room. With drink specials and good prices on appetizers it's the place to be if you're downtown. If however you don't happen to make it in time for happy hour (3:30p-6:30p at the Ocean Room, 5p-6:30p) lunch is still a great time. Last time I went it I got the Kobe Beef Burger, delicious. My friend got the steak sandwich, equally delicious. The prices aren't that bad though I'd still recommend happy hour. Overall the service was fantastic ; the only thing I'd watch out for is the restrooms, quite a walk to get to them. Make sure you don't drink too much or else you'll be taking your time to get to them. Check it out though if you get a chance, great experience.

Jack's La Jolla has three distinctive restaurants featuring steaks, seafood, sushi, and Italian cuisine. Built on three levels with an open air courtyard and a retractable roof, Jack's is La Jolla's hotspot with its five lounges, ocean view terraces, piano bar, and dancing to some of San Diego's best DJs. Jack's Dining Room is one of only three restaurants to receive The Mobil Travel Guide's 4 Star Rating. Jack's also has won the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

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It was the first weekend of 2008 when I went to visit a friend staying in San Diego & this is the restaurant she chose. Jack's Dining Room was by far one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Since most (but not all) places in LA have terrible service, this was a welcoming change for the new year. Everyone was attentive and courteous for such a nice place; I was expecting the same stuffed attitude or aloofness that I receive from most nice places, but this was an exception. The food was fantastic-cubes of bluefin tuna, poached pear & arugula salad, crispy jidori chicken-& the chef even had smaller dishes brought out to us that we didn't even order, & they were amazing as well. The place is slightly confusing for a first timer with all the levels and dining choices but everyone was accomdating, & we capped off the evening at the upstairs bar which had a great dj & crowd for a Friday night. It's March, & this still warrants my title of best dining this year...I was certainly not disappointed & hope you won't be either.

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It was the first weekend of 2008 when I went to visit a friend staying in San Diego & this is the restaurant she chose. Jack's Dining Room was by far one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Since most (but not all) places in LA have terrible service, this was a welcoming change for the new year. Everyone was attentive and courteous for such a nice place; I was expecting the same stuffed attitude or aloofness that I receive from most nice places, but this was an exception. The food was fantastic-cubes of bluefin tuna, poached pear & arugula salad, crispy jidori chicken-& the chef even had smaller dishes brought out to us that we didn't even order, & they were amazing as well. The place is slightly confusing for a first timer with all the levels and dining choices but everyone was accomdating, & we capped off the evening at the upstairs bar which had a great dj & crowd for a Friday night. It's March, & this still warrants my title of best dining this year...I was certainly not disappointed & hope you won't be either.

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Had lunch upstairs, on a weedkay afternoon. Our waitress was very pleasant and really seemed to love her job. Our food was great. No huge portions, but I like that. It was a very nice and quiet experience. I would come here again and will return to try out their tasting menu in the fine dining room.

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★★★★★

Had lunch upstairs, on a weedkay afternoon. Our waitress was very pleasant and really seemed to love her job. Our food was great. No huge portions, but I like that. It was a very nice and quiet experience. I would come here again and will return to try out their tasting menu in the fine dining room.

Pros: food and service

Cons: sushi bar not open for lunch

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Go during happy hour and sit at the bar at Jacks... great deals on there menu. Small menu but tasty fare, and Great 1/2 price deals during happy hour. Great views too. The staff could have been better, but the sliders were worth the bad service.

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Go during happy hour and sit at the bar at Jacks... great deals on there menu. Small menu but tasty fare, and Great 1/2 price deals during happy hour. Great views too. The staff could have been better, but the sliders were worth the bad service.

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Went for a Birthday Dinner in late January. They impressed all of us in the dining room, including 2 New Yorkers and a vegan (also a chef). With little notice, the chef made a corresponding vegan dish for everything on the tasting menu, which held up amazingly.

Great meal and service, and I've paid a lot more for worse food. Bars were also fun, and I'm dying to go back some time to try the fireplace/candlelight/waterfall table, as well as the menu in the grill room.

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Went for a Birthday Dinner in late January. They impressed all of us in the dining room, including 2 New Yorkers and a vegan (also a chef). With little notice, the chef made a corresponding vegan dish for everything on the tasting menu, which held up amazingly.

Great meal and service, and I've paid a lot more for worse food. Bars were also fun, and I'm dying to go back some time to try the fireplace/candlelight/waterfall table, as well as the menu in the grill room.

Pros: Food, Choices, Flexibility

Cons: Not Quiet

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On top of Jack's providing an array of dining and bar options, the Dining Room at Jack's has a few more tricks up their sleeve. I have now had the opportunity to dine in the Dining Room twice, once to the underground feel of a Sinatra band on Sinatra Sunday and the second on a ultra hip Thursday night, where beauty wafts from the cool, confident and refreshingly knowledgeable service staff to bustling bars filled with ultra chic La Jollan?s sipping on their secxy martini?s and clasping to the bottles of Veuve?making it a true NY see and be seen. It?s often compared to the New York big leagues, and I truly believe that places like Jack?s are changing the face of not only the culinary scene here in San Diego, but are truly making San Diego a CITY.

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On top of Jack's providing an array of dining and bar options, the Dining Room at Jack's has a few more tricks up their sleeve. I have now had the opportunity to dine in the Dining Room twice, once to the underground feel of a Sinatra band on Sinatra Sunday and the second on a ultra hip Thursday night, where beauty wafts from the cool, confident and refreshingly knowledgeable service staff to bustling bars filled with ultra chic La Jollan?s sipping on their secxy martini?s and clasping to the bottles of Veuve?making it a true NY see and be seen. It?s often compared to the New York big leagues, and I truly believe that places like Jack?s are changing the face of not only the culinary scene here in San Diego, but are truly making San Diego a CITY.

Pros: always accomodating

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My daughter and I celebrated her birthday dinner at Jack's. We had the most delightful experience from start to finish. The service and attention to detail were impressive and our meals were incredible. Also, we thoroughly enjoyed the live music with our meal and were treated like VIP's. We definitely will be returning often, and highly recommend this restaurant!

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★★★☆☆

My daughter and I celebrated her birthday dinner at Jack's. We had the most delightful experience from start to finish. The service and attention to detail were impressive and our meals were incredible. Also, we thoroughly enjoyed the live music with our meal and were treated like VIP's. We definitely will be returning often, and highly recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Food, ambience and service

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I experienced Jack's for the first time last night after reading about it on city search and found my new spot. When I arrived I sat at the bar where I had a wonderful cocktail that was served with a flower in it. The bartender was so helpful by explaining the whole restaurant to me (there are three floors with three different restaurants). After my husband arrived we decided to eat at the grille because we loved the ambiance with the fire and flowing water. Our server was friendly and prompt, as was the manager who recommended a fantastic bottle of wine to us that was priced reasonably as well. The food was very impressive from appetizers to dessert, everything we had exceeded our expectations. After dinner we decided to stick around in the lounge and enjoy the band. They were a good time. All in all it was a great experience and I will be sure to return.

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★★★★★

I experienced Jack's for the first time last night after reading about it on city search and found my new spot. When I arrived I sat at the bar where I had a wonderful cocktail that was served with a flower in it. The bartender was so helpful by explaining the whole restaurant to me (there are three floors with three different restaurants). After my husband arrived we decided to eat at the grille because we loved the ambiance with the fire and flowing water. Our server was friendly and prompt, as was the manager who recommended a fantastic bottle of wine to us that was priced reasonably as well. The food was very impressive from appetizers to dessert, everything we had exceeded our expectations. After dinner we decided to stick around in the lounge and enjoy the band. They were a good time. All in all it was a great experience and I will be sure to return.

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We came in for a glass of wine before making our dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant and never ended up leaving. (Ofcourse we called to cancel our reservation!)
I couldn't be more impressed with the service and the warmth of the staff.
The ambiance was relaxed and classy, with the exception of the restrooms on the top floor.
I only had time for dinner in the Wine Bar/Grille but we did take our own little private tour of the entire building and got a taste for all the different restaurants and bars.
I give Jack's 4 stars for creativity, attentive service, HUGE wine list, and the "walk-in" factor! (the ability to walk-in and get great service).

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★★★★★

We came in for a glass of wine before making our dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant and never ended up leaving. (Ofcourse we called to cancel our reservation!)
I couldn't be more impressed with the service and the warmth of the staff.
The ambiance was relaxed and classy, with the exception of the restrooms on the top floor.
I only had time for dinner in the Wine Bar/Grille but we did take our own little private tour of the entire building and got a taste for all the different restaurants and bars.
I give Jack's 4 stars for creativity, attentive service, HUGE wine list, and the "walk-in" factor! (the ability to walk-in and get great service).

Pros: There is something for everyone at Jack's La Jolla!

Cons: Thursday nights get a little too crowded and noisey.

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Jack's La Jolla is absolutely amazing. I have never been to a cooler restaurant. The decor and ambiance is over the top. I have eaten in the grill and just off the Ocean View room both areas were so comfortable and enjoyable. The food is outstanding - we started with sushi samples which were melt in your mouth and then had a full meal which was delicious. The staff were so attentive and friendly. I have been recommending Jack's La Jolla to everyone I know.

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Jack's La Jolla is absolutely amazing. I have never been to a cooler restaurant. The decor and ambiance is over the top. I have eaten in the grill and just off the Ocean View room both areas were so comfortable and enjoyable. The food is outstanding - we started with sushi samples which were melt in your mouth and then had a full meal which was delicious. The staff were so attentive and friendly. I have been recommending Jack's La Jolla to everyone I know.

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fantastic service, great food. I felt every staff member was out to create the perfect night for my anniversary. Definately dine at the Ocean Room at Jacks La Jolla!

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★★★★★

fantastic service, great food. I felt every staff member was out to create the perfect night for my anniversary. Definately dine at the Ocean Room at Jacks La Jolla!

Pros: everything

Cons: not open 24 hours a day

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I am a frequent visitor to Jack's. Each venue is unique and so unlike the other, it's almost impossible to get tired of the place! I especially enjoy the Grille at Jack's, the food is delicious, and completely affordable. It is by far the best place in La Jolla to have a nice glass of wine and appetizers after work.

2
★★★★★

I am a frequent visitor to Jack's. Each venue is unique and so unlike the other, it's almost impossible to get tired of the place! I especially enjoy the Grille at Jack's, the food is delicious, and completely affordable. It is by far the best place in La Jolla to have a nice glass of wine and appetizers after work.

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My husband and I just recently moved to La Jolla from the east coast and had heard about Jack's through work friends. We had reservations in the Dining Room, which is on the second level . We arrived early in order to investigate some of the bars that are located on the other levels. Walking into this giant complex, half the time we thought we were lost. What we did find was a funk band playing inthe grille and a piano duet upstairs - they were so much fun! When the activity went from bustling to busy we went upstairs for our reservation. We were seated in a private booth and given complimentary champagne when we mentioned to our server that we had recently been married. We ordered a seven course tasting menu, which was risky for me because I'm a picky eater. However, the server asked if I had any dislikes or allergies so I was willing to try. The food was wonderful. We were surprised at the size of the plates (large portions) and pleased with all of the pairings. Our server was incredibly knowledgable about the courses as well as the wines that went along with each, bring each glass just moments before the food arrived. Each plate was a testament to the award winning chef who has really mastered subtle flavors. Whether the dish was something I would have ordered on my own or not, every item on the plate worked in harmony as there was perfect balance between salty and sweet, sour and savory. All in all it was a great experience - they won me over with the little dessert plate they brought with the check. Next time we'll bring friends and make a night of it.

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★★★★★

My husband and I just recently moved to La Jolla from the east coast and had heard about Jack's through work friends. We had reservations in the Dining Room, which is on the second level . We arrived early in order to investigate some of the bars that are located on the other levels. Walking into this giant complex, half the time we thought we were lost. What we did find was a funk band playing inthe grille and a piano duet upstairs - they were so much fun! When the activity went from bustling to busy we went upstairs for our reservation. We were seated in a private booth and given complimentary champagne when we mentioned to our server that we had recently been married. We ordered a seven course tasting menu, which was risky for me because I'm a picky eater. However, the server asked if I had any dislikes or allergies so I was willing to try. The food was wonderful. We were surprised at the size of the plates (large portions) and pleased with all of the pairings. Our server was incredibly knowledgable about the courses as well as the wines that went along with each, bring each glass just moments before the food arrived. Each plate was a testament to the award winning chef who has really mastered subtle flavors. Whether the dish was something I would have ordered on my own or not, every item on the plate worked in harmony as there was perfect balance between salty and sweet, sour and savory. All in all it was a great experience - they won me over with the little dessert plate they brought with the check. Next time we'll bring friends and make a night of it.

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Jack's is getting quite a bit of publicity and for the most part it lives up to all the hype. There are a bunch of different restaurants within the building and all are very classy and have there own advantages. I have personally dined at the downstairs grille and I was impressed by the menu and food. The prices were also not too bad. This is a good place to have a drink after work and chill with friends. The crowd tends to be a little older with females looking for that rich single guy. Overall this is a fun and trendy place in La Jolla that is worth checking out.

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★★★★☆

Jack's is getting quite a bit of publicity and for the most part it lives up to all the hype. There are a bunch of different restaurants within the building and all are very classy and have there own advantages. I have personally dined at the downstairs grille and I was impressed by the menu and food. The prices were also not too bad. This is a good place to have a drink after work and chill with friends. The crowd tends to be a little older with females looking for that rich single guy. Overall this is a fun and trendy place in La Jolla that is worth checking out.

Pros: cool bar with different levels. The crowd is very well dressed and good looking.

Cons: Can get pricey.

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Everyone's talking about this place. if you can figure out which of the 6-7 restauarnts-within-the-restaurant you want to go to, i'd suggest the dining room. it's waaaay more expensive, but the food in the much-cheaper grille just isn't that great. it's a cool, if pretentious, place overall.

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★★★★☆

Everyone's talking about this place. if you can figure out which of the 6-7 restauarnts-within-the-restaurant you want to go to, i'd suggest the dining room. it's waaaay more expensive, but the food in the much-cheaper grille just isn't that great. it's a cool, if pretentious, place overall.

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My wife did it again. She made reservations without asking me. I had never heard of Jack's. I guess it is new. Although we had to wait for our table for 15 minues, they bought us drinks. Most places just let you sit there and wait. The food was great, no it was terrific! I think they brought the chef from NY. After dinner we walked around and found out that there are two other restaurants. The jazz on the ground floor was very enjoyable. the piano on the top floor was also great, and the DJ certainly knew how to get people dancing. Anyway, I would recommend JAck's to everyone. I guess I will let her make all of the reservatios from now on.

2
★★★★★

My wife did it again. She made reservations without asking me. I had never heard of Jack's. I guess it is new. Although we had to wait for our table for 15 minues, they bought us drinks. Most places just let you sit there and wait. The food was great, no it was terrific! I think they brought the chef from NY. After dinner we walked around and found out that there are two other restaurants. The jazz on the ground floor was very enjoyable. the piano on the top floor was also great, and the DJ certainly knew how to get people dancing. Anyway, I would recommend JAck's to everyone. I guess I will let her make all of the reservatios from now on.

Pros: Great Food, people watching, wine list

Cons: it is very busy

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I visited Jack's for the first time and was amazed by style and decor of this restaurant. The concept is truly original with multiple offering throughout the restaurant. After being seated and having a couple of drinks, we wandered around the rest of the restaurant- it was almost like being in a chic mall or something. Extremely warm, comfortable and posh. The drinks are agressively big too!

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★★★★★

I visited Jack's for the first time and was amazed by style and decor of this restaurant. The concept is truly original with multiple offering throughout the restaurant. After being seated and having a couple of drinks, we wandered around the rest of the restaurant- it was almost like being in a chic mall or something. Extremely warm, comfortable and posh. The drinks are agressively big too!

Pros: Open Air Restaurant, Ambiance, Decor. Solid 3 hr happy hour

Cons: Pricey but worth it. Parking

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This comprehensive set of restaurants and lounges is the brainchild of renown chef and owner Tony DiSalvo. Dining options include the casual street-level Sidewalk Café and atrium-level Jack's Grille. Both use theā€¦

 

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