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JRDN Restaurant Restaurant Review: Pacific Beach's JRDN (pronounced Jordan) at the Tower23 Hotel is a San Diego hot-spot with views of the ocean and pier throughout the restaurant. An outdoor patio lines the length of the huge space and provides people-watching of the hustle and bustle on the boardwalk. Inside the dining room, a 70-foot “wave wall” commands attention with its undulating lines that periodically change colors. The bar area has a happening scene, while the secluded private dining room adjacent to the glass-enclosed wine cellar satisfies the opposite end of the spectrum. The Cal-fresh-meets-steakhouse menu offers good value, especially when considering this is a beachfront hotel restaurant. Nick Shinton is the chef. Start with steamed mussels with chorizo and herb butter. Consider the shrimp ceviche with tortilla chips, citrus and cucumber “for the table” as well. Those in meat mode will enjoy the fine selection of cuts; prices include a rub, sauce and two sides, a rarity in today’s à la carte steakhouse economics. Desserts could range from a chocolate torte to a blueberry tart and butterscotch pot de crème. Appropriately, the international wine list focuses on the West Coast states. Happy hour is offered on weekdays from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. with specials like $4 draft beers. And how can you beat free valet parking at the beach?