Jams - NYC

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745 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman's new restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and an air of simplicity serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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MR
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food in a great location, at a reasonable price. One of our favorite restaurants in NYC.

DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Low lit sexy but chill vibe the was PHENOMENAL!!! but i have to admit drinks are very overpriced

LT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very professional, courteous staff. Highly recommended.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Will definitely be back!

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

excellent food, gracious service, acceptable noise level. BUT: two-top tables are too narrow, there is no provision for coats (or bags), and the lighting needs to be brighter (impossible to read menu without cellphone lamp assistance). for me, the table was a bit too high (or was the chair seat too low?)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch with friends! The frittata and chocolate chip pancakes were great.

BM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The three of us each really thought our food was really good...2 hamburgers 1 chicken
Wait staff was really nice and attentive

DT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and experience!!! Our server (can’t remember his name) was very attentive and kind.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The headline is that the food is just so overpriced for what you get. The staff is friendly and there was a small gaffe with the reservation. The food service was incredibly slow and there were no apologies given by staff. People who ordered after us, got their food first. I generally don't mind paying for quality food, but I got the salad with grilled shrimp (~$26) --- I've had better salads for less than half the price. All cocktails are $17 and certainly a mimosa is not worth that. The only upside was the lovely decor. You can find much better food for lower prices elsewhere.

MB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. A little pricey for being that casual

AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The dinner menu online had many more options than the actual menu at the restaurant so my family didn't really get to eat what we were hoping/expecting to. We also would not have chosen to eat there had we known the actual menu. We had to ask 3 times for bread. The "cheese" board had only two cheeses on it and very small portions. Our waiter was very good and helpful when we needed to change and add an order. Other staff seemed like they we being inconvenienced when asked a question.

V
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Only Brunch menu available at 12:30 on Saturday. My husband had scrambled eggs and Bacon for $19. I ordered a chicken dish and the chicken was good but I found a piece of plastic in the broccolini side. The manager offered a substitute and comped my entree but charged us for everything else. VERY disappointing. We will not be back.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast with my friends. I will be bringing more people the next time we come to the city

DH
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (Marcy) were awesome

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my mother’s birthday and truly had an excellent time. We had a little snafu in the middle of the meal and the manager was so wonderful and apologetic it completely turned what could have been a meh experience into a wonderful, memorable one. Highly recommend!!

e
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, manageable noise level, and pleasant environment (lots of indoor plants!)

i
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

AWFUL POORLY COOKED FOOD. THE MUSIC WAS AMBIENT IT BLEW YOUR HEAD OFF!!!

AV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Did not think the food was as good as Barbuto. Overall a little disappointed. Would not go back, too many other old choices.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It was also kid-friendly, something we appreciate having a toddler. The food was truly excellent. Loved it all!

M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jams is getting to be my go to place to eat before midtown activities. So delicious! Great service! Love the ambiance!

F
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and several vegan and veggie options. Restaurant has great atmosphere. It was my first visit, and will definitely check it out again.

ER
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, service was scattered and the portions were very small

k
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was disappointing for the cost. I had the chicken and broccolini dish and it was very bland. I mentioned this to our wonderful server and she asked if I wanted something else...I got a side salad due to our timing. I do give the restaurant manager high marks for her handling of the situation. She took the chicken off the tab and did not charge us for the salad either along with her apologies. My husband has the swordfish which was good. It was a very busy restaurant so I am thinking what happened with my order must have been an anomaly.

GT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabuj was an excellent waiter. Food absolutely delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the bench moves up nd down every time some one sits down or gets up. the service to order or get coffee was slow

T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Usually great food. Gracious service. Great breakfast choice with some innovative offerings. Nice lunch spot. Fantastic dinners. I have been here many times. On our recent lunch I was disappointed that the green salad had many obviously wilted and unappetizing leaves in it. It was late in the lunch service but still. Nonetheless highly loved and recommended.

GH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Appetizers come in a hurry but we waited over an hour for our entrees Each time we asked the waitress about anything she said she would send over the manager. He did arrive, offering us free dessert but we were out of time. The food and the convenient location makes this a good choice but the service is beyond tolerable. They did take the drinks off the tab to compensate.

K
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love Jams, but the menu is considerably shorter with fewer choices than I remember. Our food was excellent, our table was ready when promised, and our server was excellent.

b
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined there for Sunday brunch. Tried salmon plate, pancakes and omelet and a muffin. Food was prepared well but nothing special. For example muffin tasted good but would have been better warm. Service was ok specifically the order was correct but drinks were not refilled. Portions on the smaller side for the price.

OD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service kept passing us by during brunch hour, and the bench was wobbly. Otherwise it was a pleasant experience

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Decent food but not amazing. Especially for the price

K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Loved location. Not crowded on a slow Sunday evening. Our server had a difficult getting our orders straight. Had to ask several times for items and the check.

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice setting, and the food was outstanding, especially the Brussels sprouts!

UT
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. Pacing of food, from appetizers to main course, to desserts and after dinner drinks was perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed the entrées. The gnocchi was divine! Start with the spicy mixed nuts. Addictive! End with the baked Alaska.

NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a special request that was perfectly accommodated and went off without a hitch. Very appreciative for the work that went into that by all involved.

T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I recently had a lovely brunch at Jams with my family. My daughters got the bagel/smoked salmon plate, croissant and fruit bowl I had the homemade granola with yogurt and my husband got an omelette- All of which were good sized portions, fresh and delicious! I did have order envy when I saw the french toast arrive at another table, so I may order that next time. Service was great with a friendly wait staff. The restaurant is not very big so reservations for Sunday brunch highly recommended.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jams has become a special place for us, as it’s where my son and I have gone to brunch twice before seeing Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. It’s an easy walk from Grand Central and a great place to settle in and enjoy a stylish New York restaurant before a show. The food is good - my son loves the French toast — albeit a bit NYC pricey. But the best part of Jams are the people who work there. The hostess is adorable and greets you with a friendly smile. The wait staff is super efficient and attentive, and the manager on duty was so lovely. It was my son’s birthday and they truly went the extra mile to make our visit special. Thank you Jams!

IN
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoy this place. The food is always made with farm fresh ingredients and excellently prepared. The atmosphere is cozy, sustainable and modern.

OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good drinks.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took a bit to be recognized up front by the host but the waiter was fantastic, the food came out quickly and it was very tasty.