Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar

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$31 to $50
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Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen is veteran New York restaurateur Chris Cannon's four-part restaurant housed inside Morristown's historic Vail Mansion. The Oyster Bar at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen serves an extensive selection of raw bar, salumi, cheese and small plates for the table in addition to farm-to-table entrees by acclaimed Executive Chef AJ Capella.

Guests are welcome to order cocktails from The Vail Bar or select wine from a 450 bottle wine list featuring over 30 wines by the glass and a rotating selection of sixty wines for under sixty dollars. Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance. Jockey Hollow also offers week of reservations in the Vail Bar, a 1920's inspired cocktail lounge located in the mansion's library.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.4
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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was agonizingly slow. Food was good but portions were small for the cost. Cocktails were good.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The oysters were very good.
The lobster tortellini was delicious. The chicken roulade, however, was dry.
We ordered a second round of drinks and, for whatever reason, it took about 20 minutes for them to come. Overall our dining experience was good.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Expected more. Over priced menu for the portions you are served. Drinks were great. Staff seemed lost. Dirty... windows were dirty with spots.. fixtures dusty. Not worth returning.

J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Boring and overpriced. Level of service can be summed up by a person coming over to pour water after being seated without saying a word.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Was nice and quiet so you could have a conversation

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We used to love going here but the last two times have had us wondering if we will return. This is a gem in Morristown but the menu choices are limited compared to the old one and the food taste wasn’t great. Please bring back the old menus and great food. (The Service is great and the wine choices doesn’t disappoint-but the food is seriously lacking)

AW
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Save room for sorbet!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing valentine’s day menu and live band. great date night spot and would love to definitely come again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Incredibly awful experience from the moment we arrived with a valet lot that was full (restaurant empty) to every single dish coming out wrong. And what did come out tasted awful. At least they acknowledged this and slashed the bill. Never going back.

PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

prix fix dinner - you would think they could get them right. Food was tough, served cold and priced high. Horrible combination

RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day was pre-fixe menu. They didn’t let people know it was only pre-fixe. $85 per person not a good value. Plus the first course was either octopus or steak tartare. Very limited options. Just not worth it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not the best restaurant in Morristown

H
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and atmosphere for a girls' night after a show. The food was way beyond expectations (and I went in wanting 7+ items from previewing the menu) , drinks were tasty, and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I should have received 1,000 points for this visit (however looks like I only received 100). Can someone please call me to follow up - 917-945-6056.

Thank you very much!!!
-Heather Handler

AK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had brunch in the oyster bar. The brunch was not near worth the price. Food was not hot enough, the selection was just okay. The servers seemed to keep forgetting we were there. In years past all of this was completely different - it was WORTH the cost. Not any more :(

R
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I used to love going here but they have switched to a brunch buffet which was very average; please bring back the a la carte!! Cocktails were still good and service good too

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Arrived 10 minutes early and were rushed to the table.
Dirty plates and glasses.
Overcooked proteins.
The wine isn’t poured at the table.
Horrible experience for the price.
I entertain for a living, eating out 2-3 nights a week in NYC for the last 20 years and this was easily the worst experience I have had in this time. You would have thought the sommelier was working at a Thomas Keller restaurant given his attitude. This place wouldn’t last a week in NYC, be thankful it exists in NJ where competition is stifled.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Buffet format on Sunday doesn’t work.
I miss the a la cart menu.
Omelet station needs to be reviewed; very poor.

PK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Jockey Hollow is always wonderful so I was a bit disappointed in the Brunch. Some of the warm food was cold and the idea that people should take cutlery facing outward (so you had to grab by the tines) during cold and flu season seemed a little unsanitary at best. Why not just do a normal table setting? The wait staff is all there and is amazing. The price was excellent and the prosecco lovely but somehow I expected more from such an superlative kitchen. I will try brunch again at some point and hope for an improved experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had reservations for 4 people. 1 person in the party was late. They seated the 3 people present but wouldn’t let them order any food. Placed a drink order and waited over 30 minutes to get drinks. By this time, the late party had arrived and we had a new waiter. Never received bread or given any thing comped. The dinner bill was over $300. Unfortunate because had only good experiences previously. What type of restaurant won’t let their patrons order any food after they are seated?

m
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We had a bottle of sparkling water spill at our table during dinner (because of an uneven table), and my entree was ruined before I had finished it. We pointed it out to the server when she came over to check on how our meal was, and she said, "Oh, I'm sorry to see that happened.", and did NOTHING else. No offer to bring out another entree (or even a partial entree, as I had eaten a fair amount already), or to make it right in any way, shape or form. It will be a LONG time before I step foot in Jockey Hollow again.

OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience as always! Oysters are delicious and the wine suggestions were perfect. Would be back again.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner on Sunday evening in the Oyster bar. Started out with drinks before dinner at the Vail bar, had champagne cocktails. There was a large selections of drinks with exotic mixtures. I enjoyed my drink but my wife did not. The dinner venue was quiet for there were only several tables occupied. Our waitress was wonderful, she was familiar with all of the dishes, answered all of our questions and helped with our drinks. Had Maine oysters for appetizers and they were excellent. Ordered bread and it was a very good selection, we enjoyed it. I ordered the pork shank special and my wife ordered the smoked fettuccine venison bolognesse which was not smok

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Perhaps it was a “off” night because I’ve had excellent meals here in the past. This meal was surprisingly bad. Based on past experiences, I’d be willing to try again though.

PG
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

When we arrived at Jockey Hollow, we were seated immediately. Valet parking a plus, especially since the town was crowded. Atmosphere is very nice.

Food as good, not great. Scallops were very good but short rib agnolotti was dry. Berkshire pork was recommended medium rare, asked for medium and got medium well which made it chewy. S’mores dessert was made with a twist but missed the mark. Service was excellent.

Probably will try one of the other restaurants in Morristown next time in town.

AD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! We’ve been here many times. The food is always excellent. The service is always excellent. The vibe is warm and fun. Whenever we go, it’s always a great night.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. It was ok

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for dear friend. Staff were amazing - every single one wished her happy birthday !

JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very unimpressive sadly.

JY
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exceptional Service. Food is Okay but our selection was limited due to the New Year Menu. Nice place. Would recommend it and will give them another try.

DG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves...beautiful setting, very good food, great service. We’ll be back!

OT
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Birthday lunch but didn’t realize when I booked on open table that it was a brunch buffet.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding; food was pretty good however the portions are a bit on the small side.

JO
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

First time to this restaurant. Ambiance and look of the place was pleasing. After that, it went really downhill. Service was deplorable; servers were extremely difficult to understand and appeared to be very inexperienced. Rarely saw same server more than once. Various servers bring dishes out and explain what they are but you never see them again. After dropping vegetable dish on table and then very inadequately wiping it up ( including wiping some of it onto a fur coat), no one seemed to care nor did the restaurant manager. Within five minutes of that, the servers then dropped a glass of liquid from the next table on the floor which went all over our shoes and pants- again, no one really seemed to cared, or was apologetic. Food was okay, but after everything else, we just couldn’t wait to get out of there. Not a place I would recommend to anyone, nor would we return. Very unfriendly and cold attitude from hostess. Not sure why anyone would go to this restaurant.

YR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We went to Jocke Hollow for brunch. The decor was nice, the service was good. But the food was below expectations, we had to let the staff now the chicken sausage was raw, we got charged for water, yes we got charged 3 dollars for tap water. I would only come here for drink, pass on brunch it overpriced and the food is overrated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Chris, Andre and the rest of staff. My kids had a wonderful experience!

KW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is awesome. Food runners, water, bussers -all great. Waiter/ress not good

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Horribly dated food.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Avoid the brunch buffet. We arrived at 11:00, which is when the buffet is starting. Food had been prepared and sitting for some time. French toast was not very good, shrimp and grits was good, bacon and sausage were ok. My made to order omelette was very good. Mini biscuits were bad. Dessert cakes were unremarkable. Mimosas were good and staff were very attentive and cheerful with refills on mimosas and providing clean plates. We had a raw bar order of oysters as shrimp that was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experiente, great food and outstanding service!