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Jack's Cafe -- CLOSED - 24 Reviews - 7863 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA - Fine Dining Reviews - Phone (858) 456-8111
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Jack's Cafe -- CLOSED

7863 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 456-8111
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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 o...


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 f...

Great food, cool atmosphere 7/10/2009

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 more

Service 3/5/2009

tried Jack's based on the reviews here. We sat at the outdoor dining area since the inside wasn't open for dinner yet. The service was very slow but the view was great. I plan to return to dine inside. more

Soooooo GREAT!!!! A MUST go to if your in the San Diego area for the weekend! Prices are also VERY reasonable! 12/4/2008

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! Pros: Great area, Great service, Great prices, Great atomosphere, Beautiful View from the Ocean room! Cons: Not even One!!!! more

Best Menu in La Jolla 11/19/2008

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. more

Best Italian Food Outside of Italy 7/16/2008

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. more


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 more

Fantastic new menu 7/15/2008

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 more

Overpriced, mediocre food, inexperienced service 6/7/2008

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. Pros: Central location (but so are many other restaurants in La Jolla) Cons: Food, service, overpriced more

Best dining experience all year thus far... 3/24/2008

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. more

Great lunch spot 12/29/2007

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 more

Swank scene in the middle of downtown La Jolla... 9/24/2007

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Swank scene in the middle of downtown La Jolla with three levels of dining including a bar, grill and lounge downstairs, piano bar mid level and a... more

Amazing Location 2/5/2007

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. Pros: Food, Choices, Flexibility Cons: Not Quiet more

The Dining Room at Jack's.... 1/20/2007

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 more

Amazing Food and Service! 1/8/2007

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 more

Great Night 1/2/2007

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. more

Great music! Great Food! Great people! 12/28/2006

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!) Pros: There is something for everyone at Jack's La Jolla! Cons: Thursday nights get a little too crowded and noisey. more

Fabulous atmosphere with great sushi. 12/17/2006

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. more

awesome 12/12/2006

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 more

Best lounge 12/12/2006

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. more

Next time we'll bring friends 12/12/2006

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. more
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  • In Short
    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...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northern San Diego, Village, Northern