Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill
Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill

Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jackhalyardstavern.com/
  • Phone: (516) 922-2999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Glatzerman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Jack Halyards will custom design the perfect party for your every occasion.
    Call the restaurant for details
    (516) 922-2999.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer top-notch catering services for corporate functions, weddings, bridal showers, communions, and any other special occasion under the sun. Each catering menu is completely customized to accommodate your particular event. Our state of the art audio visual set up is awaiting your commands.
  • Private Party Contact: Bernie DelBello 5169222999x
  • Entertainment: Jack Halyards is known as a great venue for Live Music. Tuesday Night Mike Dorio hosts an Open Microphone 9-12 Pm. You just never know who is going to show up and surprise the crowd. Live music can also be heard Friday & Sat nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamilton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two private parking lots, on street parking and municipal parking lot available.
A word from Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill
Dine in comfort and luxury when you pay a visit to Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, the Oyster Bay region's favorite seaside restaurant and grill. We have provided the Long Island community with a truly unique dining experience in a comfortable and family-friendly environment. Whether you visit us for lunch, dinner, cocktails or request our local catering services, we are always here to satisfy your craving for fresh, tasty dishes you have never tasted before.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (6)great for lunch (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Dinner at Jack's
    Gastone
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had a reservation for two at 7 o'clock on Saturday evening. It was honored in a timely manner. We shared an appetizer of the grilled portobello mushroom salad which was very good move to long to dinner also very enjoyable female server don't remember her name but she was very polite enjoyed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brought some friends who had never been there previously. Everyone enjoyed the food/drinks/desserts. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Laureen
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lively and fun location on a Thursday evening in Oyster Bay. Seemed to be mostly locals / regulars having a good time. Food was good and service was excellent. Nice evening, will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT CUISINE COMFORTABLE AMBIENCE
    VILLAGEREPORT
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    ENTREES AND WINE - THAT'S ALL WE HAD. IT WAS EXCELLENT FOR PRESENTATION AND TASTE. WINE LIST HAD RELIABLE STANDARDS AS WELL AS NOT-SO-COMMON OFFERINGS. WE ENJOYED THE DRY WHITE VIOGNIER !! THE AMBIANCE IS COMFORTABLE FOR OUR PARTY OF 4, BUT EQUALLY FINE FOR 2 OR A MUCH LARGER PARTY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OBGemVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As always, the food was excellent. However, on this visit the restaurant was packed and the kitchen was totally overwhelmed with orders, so getting an entree took an overly long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unfortunate
    OBfoodies
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very dissapointed with the quality of the food. This is the second time are family has dined at Jack Halyards, now I remember why we only went once.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was terrible
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Busy night all tables were full and they only had two waitress working. You could die of thirst and they would not notice. Food was smothered in garlic and butter. Would never yo back, over priced terrible food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 175 reviews are from the Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Great night out
    tastytimes
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been to JH many times as a music goer on Tuesday nights. We love the open mic night experience. My friends/family and I also started to have dinner and I have to say that the food is great, good wine, and friendly service. I will be making dinner a regular on my list. Nice job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Jack Halyards!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We arrived by boat to the marina, and Jack Halyards American Grill was a close walk. The food was fantastic and there is a large variety. We LOVED the tuna tartar nachos. Others in my party said the fish and chips were outstanding. I had the tuna special that was fantastic. On our next boating outing to oyster bay, we will definitely visit Jack Halyards.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous dinner with friends!
    LastMateVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Jack Halyards is always terrific! We love to enjoy the wonderful food with friends whether we travel by car or by boat and never tried anything we didn't enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Wanting to try a new place for dinner I found this one. It did not disappoint. Although the special that the waitress mentioned was not available after we ordered it, we were given a choice of fish to substitute in on the same dish. A very nice compromise and the meal was still fantastic!! The beet salad and calamari apps were great too. Definitely a place to return to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a 4th of July blast!
    PeaceEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Enjoyed a great dinner at this establishment once again. Started things off with a couple of well mixed drinks while waiting for food to be served. Beach roll was simply delicious and flatbread chicken special was equally tasty. Service was excellent and very quick. Check this place out and give it a try if you've never been here before.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently perfect
    SueCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love everything about this place. The servers are so friendly...food is amazing...nice atmosphere. We come here as often as we can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid
    Joeykid
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Place is dirty. Walls, carpet, table, menu , and bathroom. My swordfish dinner was not edible. Fish must have been frozen twice. Also I thought spinach and quinoa sounded healthy but were drenched in butter. They didn't care that I couldn't eat it. Still charged me $26 for it. This is not a restaurant for anyone that appreciates good or fine dining.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Quality: terrible
    McDonalds
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is not the best quality for the food's price. Although the noise was minimal, and the service was semi fast, the food was not the best experience. With burnt meat, and pure fat meals, this is not the best choice considering its area. The spaghetti was filled with butter and oil, and had no flavor whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Seafood Restaurant
    Seafood123
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went with my parents for Father's Day. Everyone was friendly and the food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. The Blue Long Island drink I requested was made perfectly, they didn't skimp on the alcohol. The only mild issue, perhaps it is their style to not be around too much so diners can enjoy time alone, but I would have preferred a bit more occasional presence of our waitress. Aside from that, my family and I plan to patronize this restaurant in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Causal , with great food
    dinex2VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Consistently better than good meals with service to match.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful!
    LastMateVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We are big fans of Jack Halyards, and this visit included a special with roasted scallops and crab over pasta that my husband enjoyed immensely after his favorite local raw oysters. I had the tuna tataki appetizer, always delicious, and a double crunchy spicy tuna roll. From steak to sushi, Jack Halyards has it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    Dm2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Creative menu .... halibut with lobster risotto was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place!
    SueCVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This restaurant gets better and better each time I come. My friend thinks they have one of the best burgers he has ever eaten...a real rave. The lobster mashed potatoes were OUTRAGEOUS! My chicken was cooked exactly the way I requested. Service is always professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but won't be back
    Beth
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was very good. However we were very disappointed that the menu did not match what was on line. The whole "simply grilled" portion was eliminated that day per the waiter. I also feel the prices were too high with the lack of ambiance in this restaurant. However the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dottie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The service was great and food was delicious. Had live music. Great casual find. Definitely will be back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • UnnecessaryRudeness
    respectyourcustomers
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Never even got out of my car. Pulled into the parking lot and was told I could not park in their lot because they were having an event for a local group. Not fond of being chased out of an establishment's parking lot when I had a reservation. No offer was given as to where I might park - just that I could not use their lot. Went to Angelina's in East Norwich and had an absolutely marvelous dinner and wonderful experience. Don't plan of even attempting Jack Halyards ever again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great hometown restaurant
    Angelvoice
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Jack halyards has an amazing chef! Good food is the best testament to a great restaurant and the most important. Ambiance is wonderful here- warm, inviting, friendly. All the staff is very competent and super nice to the customers! They make your visit memorable and have you coming back again and again. Weekend e endings are so nice-live entertainment is a definite asset to add to an already enjoyable visit. By far our favorite place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    SignNDineVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is truly one of the better restaurants on the north shore. The menu is diverse with many interesting dishes. The wait staff is well trained and very pleasant. We always enjoy dining at Jack's
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thumbs UP
    cigar1
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    If I had more than 2 thumbs I'd use them. Spinach avocado dip to savor. Ribs juicy tender and enough to bag ssome. Oyster Bay amber-2 fers what's not to like?=NOTHING, John the server was attentive but never hovering even tho single diners usually get rushed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very enjoyable dinner. We were glad to be seated away from the bar. The dining room we were in was quiet and relaxing. Closer to the bar with live music, it would have been far too loud for conversation and not nearly as pleasant. It really depends on what you are looking for and the mood you are in. We will definitely go to Jack Halyards again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TOPS!
    GregVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We have been to Jack Halyards many times over the years and, as usual, Jack Halyards served two top quality fish dishes Friday night--halibut and swordfish. It just doesn't get any better.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • no surprises
    foodie263
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    the food is great, portions are a bit small. Happy hour is a nice stop after work. We also enjoy the special events .
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Spare Ribs
    WorldTravellerVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We have dined here many times and keep returning. The spare ribs were outstanding and our wait person did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was just great,
    bronx51
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The service was just great, a very attentive waiter named John.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and disappointing
    makeitbluVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Drinks from the bar were not enjoyable and served in cheap and small martini glass. Linguini and clams not good. Mahi was overcooked. Do not waste your money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Brought new friends and everything was excellent - will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new favorite spot
    paulspallet
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was a refreshing find. Great food and the service was wonderful. Truly enjoyed the comfortable setting while having our pallets explode with flavor. Owner and staff were very friendly and allowed our dining experience to feel like we had always been their patrons. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fat Tuesday Fantastic
    Jerry
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We decided to bring a group of friends to Jack Halyards for the Mardis Gras celebration we heard they were having and were not disapointed. The 8 of us had a great meal that was made up with the Cajun cuisine specials for the day. The baked oystes with a white truffle cream sauce as well as the andouille and cornmeal stuffing baked clams were delicious. The gumbo was full of amazing flavors. Dinner highlights were the crawfish etouffee and the BBQ white shrimp. Our server was very attentive and personable despite having several large tables at the same time. Nice balence between festive partiers in bar the dining area allowing chat amongst friends while still feeling a part of the celebration of the evening. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oysters from the Bay! Yum.
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Oysters from the Bay! Yum. Outstanding Bloody Mary, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No "scene", GREAT food!
    Jules11575VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This place is a new favorite! Small with quaint decor, but the food is outstanding and the people who work there are super friendly. This is the perfect place to go if you want a nice night out where you can actually have a conversation without yelling. We'll worth the drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place!
    SueCVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have been here several times. Each time is better than the time before. The staff is so accommodating and friendly. The food is great, especially the SUSHI! I almost don't want to write a great review because I am afraid this restaurant is going to get too popular and I won't be able to get a table on a Saturday night!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Helpful
    Cookie
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Substituted red sauce for white on pasta. Informed us a bottle of wine was half price that day. Would not have known. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack Halyards never disappoints
    GregVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been to this restaurant many times over the years and always come away extremely pleased with the food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.