Great meal. Better fish and chips than I had in London and Liverpool.
My husband and I dine often here and enjoy the food an ambience however this time we were very disappointed in the quality of our meal.
First we ordered Cesar salads to share and we’re asked if it should
Include anchovies or not . Now we
Don’t really care either way so we said sure included them however we were not informed
It’s a 2 dollar upchare to add anchovies ( which we really don’t care about ) so now our starter salad Turned into at 16 dollar salad. It was the simplest of salads that we have ever had at a restaurant, not sure that it commanded such a heavy price!
Then I order the halibut which was served in a liquid sauce, and was so spicy it was virtually an edible. Again the waitress never notified me that it was a spicy dish, and I never experienced that before at that restaurant.
My husband switch entrées with me and agreed it was the worst price of fish he had ever eaten! I ate his hamburger, which he has ordered numerous times in the past. Our waitress suggested if he didn’t want french fries he could do a salad or veggies, again did not notify him that there would be an up charge for that and to a considerable amount.
Frankly we love this restaurant and have dined here here for many years but this is the first time our meal was far than satisfactory and we were misinformed the entire meal about up charges etc. The fish we ordered was very thin and not of the highest quality which were very surprised as we’ve never experienced that at this restaurant before. I would think twice about coming here in the future, but the ambience is so lovely and we usually love the service and the attention to detail so something has changed.
I hope they read this and make necessary changes. We love the restaurant. As there are so many Dining options these days and they can be costly, we hope they listen to these criticisms and make adjustments as necessary..
Delicious dinner. Intimate atmosphere. Reliable. Excellent value. We love Jaynes and they never disappoint
Love the setting & wait staff....oh, and the food? Yum!
One of my favorite places to eat in San Diego. The food is excellent, love the cozy outside courtyard and the service is always spot on.
Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Only criticism was that it took a while for our food and dessert to come out. Great place for a celebratory dinner.
Service at Jaynes is always exceptional. The food and drinks are second to none. Best hidden little gem in San Diego!
Love this place. Food, service, the garden everything works perfectly.
We loved the atmosphere, the welcoming service and the small restaurant boutique vibe. The martini was perfect as was the salad. Unfortunately, the meats in the main dishes were less than excellent selections and both were under cooked. Mine was the short ribs which should be slow cooked until very tender. They were not.
Small menu, but all the food is nicely done. Nothing groundbreaking, but high end comfort with satisfying flavors and good, fresh ingredients. The back garden area was very nice; quite, intimate, and relaxing. Dinner for 5 (with one appetizer, one dessert, and 2 bottles of wine): $350.
A beautiful dinner with friends at Jayne’s. We shared Caesar salad and the spicy shrimp appetizer, schnitzel, beef short ribs and the halibut. Everything was amazing!
The food is consistently fantastic. Been back 3 times and have not been disappointed. Fresh, flavorful and imaginative. There are little twists of excellence added to every traditional sounding dish. Service was attentive and delightful. We especially enjoyed the charming back patio space.
We’ve been to Jane’s many times and this time it was pretty disappointing. Burger and fish and chips were very ordinary. And for what they were, expensive. Service very indifferent.
By far one of our favorite spots to eat in town.
We used to come here all the time when we lived in San Diego. We were so happy to see it still open when we came back for a visit this week - and Jayne running it! She is so nice. Great food, great service, great experience!!!!
Great experience except for the fried calamari. It came to the table i one large pile of oily, soggy, tasteless calamari.
Very tasty. Jaynes Never Disappoints. I will be going back
Charming atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food!
I love this place! The food and service are always amazing.
The patio is the best spot, far less noisy than indoors and such a pretty space. The food is some of the best in San Diego, IMO, and I've visited JG more than half a dozen times now. My only criticism is the price for the appetizers is high, considering the portions. One example is the cheese platter which had two crostinis and two very small tastes of three kinds of cheeses. Delicious, but a little chintzy. Will keep going back though. Love it!
The schnitzel was awesome as always. Have been coming here for years for it and never disappoints.
the outside back patio is dreamy as always, food for restaurant week was delish. highly recommend
Went for restaurant week
Came here for San Diego Restaurant Week and it was so yummy! Love the ambience as you walk in and me and my best friend were seated in the back patio which was O adorable and quaint! Will definitely be back! Everything was delicious. Excellent service and atmosphere! Great Thursday night!
Had dinner with my friends and as always Jaynes didn't disappoint!
Loved the outdoor area. Our server was helpful and provided great recommendations. Food was outstanding
Came in for restaurant week but super disappointed with food and service. It took almost 45mins for appetizers to come and dinner was also delayed. Service was just par checked on us but took a long time for server to acknowledge that food was taking a long time. This was the second visit for us but not sure we will come back.
My hamburger was spectacular. My wife's Shepherd's Pie was a bit spicy for her 'supertaster' palate, but did not seem so to me. Instantly substituting a chicken pasta dish to her exacting specifications got full marks for Service Recovery. Quiet patio, charming staff, good food. We'll be back for sure.
The food and atmosphere are always perfect. I find them to be the best restaurant in town. They manage to hit every note just right and have the most pleasant team around. I've been going regularly for the last 10 years and have always had an exceptional experience.
This is becoming one of our favorite places. Great food, good wine list and garden dining. What's not to like?
Mussels were the best!
Lovely setting, always delicious food, great wine list - professional staff... a favorite!
Server could not have been nicer, and tried to be helpful...just food coming out was SUPER SLOW...several tables that arrived long after us were served before us. Not terribly impressed with the menu selections...think the hamburgers looked the best...
Patio dinning was beautiful and charming. Inside was warm and stuffy for a warm evening. Food great and service was wonderful.
My family and I LOVE this place! Casual vibe with phenomenal food!
Lovely neighborhood spot! Solid wine list, charm & interesting, quality food. Try the chorizo mussels!!
Pretty place. Nice variety on the menu. Food was ok. My fried chicken was good. Mashed potatoes ok. Fish and chips not good over cooked and French fries were cold. We didn’t have time to send it back. Dirty glass for wine and I had to go find the waiter to get a new one.
My wife an I recently dined at Jaynes Gastro Pub for our weekly dat night and it was an ok experience but it’s not a place I would go back to visit without a few key changes in food and service. I didn’t care for the host, food was marginal and we sat inside being told that the patio was booked. I was put off by the attitude of the host for not accommodating our request to sit in the patio, where most tables we open, even after we left! I had booked a reservation on open table and they told me I needed to specify, which seems like a weak excuse to not accommodate our request. I hoped the food would overcome this initial disappointment, so we settled into our evening. I brought a nice bottle of wine and they charge a $25 corkage, which I don’t mind paying, but the staff didn’t really focus on wine service to warrant the fee. I had to ask for them to open it, was not offered a decant and pretty much poured our own through the course of evening. Fortunately, our waitress was darling, which was the highlight of the night. The food came out and the appetizer was good, main course was ok and dessert ok. Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but two of the selections were specials, which should have showed their best stuff. Bottom line, I think the place needs to refocus its efforts on providing a great experience to new diners because there are too many other places that try hard to make their guests feel special and deliver results worth returning time and again.
Loved it. Will return.