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Jack's Dining Room

DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 11:11 AM

What's the accessibility like for Jack's Dining Room (the fine dining venue)? We are doing a big family dinner to celebrate 5 birthdays including my aunt's 90th. She in remarkably good shape for her age but has some mobility issues with stairs. 2 or 3 stairs aren't a problem, but a flight of stairs (like at Laurel for instance) presents a problem. No elevators, she hasn't ridden an elevator in 70 years. Jack's is on the short list, but if there are access issues I need to delete it as an option. Thanks.

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    rotochicken RE: DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 11:24 AM

    Unless there is a route I am not aware of Jack's requires more stairs than Laurel (or an elevator) for pretty much all their venues (except the Sidewalk cafe).

    You probably know, but Nine-ten is street-level with an inexpensive valet directly in front of the door.

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      DiningDiva RE: rotochicken Jul 30, 2007 11:43 AM

      Thanks, that's pretty much what I thought. Nine-Ten was already on the short list, looks like it moved up a notch ;-).

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      clayfu RE: DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 11:42 AM

      i'd say a good 40+ steps

      1. toodie jane RE: DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 12:41 PM

        where is Jack's?.... let me guess, San Diego?

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          DiningDiva RE: toodie jane Jul 30, 2007 12:43 PM

          Close. La Jolla ;-)

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          BionicPimp RE: DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 06:54 PM

          I think that there are elevators at jacks, but it really does not have very good accessibility and it gets pretty crowded later on in the night, since it's become a trendy club spot. Thurs nights are pretty bad. Also, personally, I think the food at Nine-Ten is better, but If you go to jacks, make sure and try the lychee martini (jack's martini). It's awesome.

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            daantaat RE: DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 08:28 PM

            If I remember accurately, there is a "short" flight of outdoor stairs leading up to the Formal DIning Room. I want to say about 5 stairs, a landing and then another 3-5 stairs. Going up to the bar and grill area requires at least 2 average flights of stairs on plexiglass. I think that would be more than she'd like to navigate, especially between intoxicated partiers....

            Tapenade only has the curb to navigate...

            AR Valentien has valet and no curb...

            1. Alice Q RE: DiningDiva Jul 30, 2007 11:59 PM

              If I recall correctly, I think the front stairs leading up to the Ocean Room have a little open mini-elevator attached to them. They also have a regular elevator in the main part of the building. You might want to give them a call.

              Personally... I would probably go to Tapenade - Jack's let me down on my last visit and I thought it seemed like it had slipped a bit.

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                clayfu RE: Alice Q Jul 31, 2007 10:31 AM

                imho it slipped the moment it opened.

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