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JRDN Restaurant Restaurant Review: Pacific Beach's JRDN (pronounced Jordan) at the Tower23 Hotel is a San Diego hotspot with views of the ocean and pier throughout the restaurant. An outdoor patio allows 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 buzzes, but there’s a secluded private dining room adjacent to the glass-enclosed wine cellar. Executive chef Nick Shinton is the force behind the California-fresh menu. For breakfast there are chipotle scrambled eggs with braised beef, peppers and onions in a wrap or brioche french toast. Lunch fare includes a hamachi sashimi salad and a lobster BLT. Brunch by the beach calls for “build your own Mimosas" with cava dolled up with blackberry mint or blood orange rosemary to enhance your oysters or steak and eggs. For dinner, start with the raw bar selections like jumbo prawns or stone crab claws. Then share steamed mussels with chorizo or a delicate pear and arugula salad. Meat-lovers will appreciate the cuts from rib-eye to tenderloin, with myriad rubs and sauces, and sides like creamed Swiss chard or puréed yams with marshmallows and Cognac. Salmon, scallops and swordfish lure seafood fans. Desserts may include peppermint mocha chocolate cake or crème brûlée. The international wine list focuses on the West Coast.