About

“We absolutely must have the best culinary experience, but we want to do that in a way that’s very comfortable and approachable”

- McG

A Rich History

A collaboration between partners Joseph “McG” Nichol and Jordan Otterbein, River Jetty Restaurant Group (RJRG) brings extensive expertise and a depth of resources to each restaurant concept. RJRG was established in Newport Beach in 2007 with the founding philosophy of creating dining experiences that that offered inspired cuisine and exemplary service in an inviting atmosphere.

RJRG is guided by the principal of prioritizing employees, properly training them for excellence and giving them an opportunity to grow and prosper, which has shaped the company’s culture of hospitality. Dedicated to supporting the communities it serves, RJRG extends its hospitality to local schools and charities to continue to build strong local culture.

The Founders

A collaboration between partners Joseph “McG” Nichol and Jordan Otterbein, River Jetty Restaurant Group (RJRG) brings extensive expertise and a depth of resources to each restaurant concept.

The Team

  • Matthew HardemanDirector of Operations
  • Katie BraunsteinDirector of Human Resources
  • Madison Otterbein HarrisPrivate Events Director
  • Kathryn Riordan Public Relations and Media Manager
  • Megan Otterbein RasmussenAssistant Manager & Social Media Director
  • Kimberly JepsonAssistant Manager CDM
  • Nick DunnBar Director
  • Jason HowardWine Director
  • Nate DuffySpeakeasy Director
  • Kirk ParrishManager at A
  • Steve AckadWine Director
  • Derrick SalatnayBar Director
  • Roberto GomezExecutive Chef
  • Elvis MoralesExecutive Chef
  • Shelly RegisterCulinary Director
  • Leza KirkExecutive Chef
  • Ryan MurrayAssistant General Manager CC
  • Gordon StangeSommelier

River Jetty’sCollection ofEateries Include

A Restaurant

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CdM Restaurant

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A Market

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A Crystal Cove