Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC
Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC
  • Address:
    147 West 40th Street
    New York, NY 10018
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jacksrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 2128698300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; ** Brunch: Saturday - Sunday**: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    **No Brunch being served Saturday or Sunday in December**
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Omar Ramos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available. Please contact us for more information and a no-obligation quote for your next party at (212) 869-8300.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 7th Avenue and Broadway
  • Public Transit: Jacks is conveniently located on several subway lines. The closest subway stop is the Times Square Station on the 7, N, Q, R, S, W and the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC
Welcome to JACK'S Restaurant & Bar! Centrally located between the Fashion & Theater districts & only a few blocks away from Times Square & Bryant Park, JACK'S is the perfect spot for a business lunch or a pre-Broadway show dinner or an after-show cocktail.

Under the direction of Executive Chef, Omar Ramos, JACK'S provides its’ Fashion & Theatre District neighbors with a delicious solution…fashionable global cuisine in a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Whether it's a friendly chat, an after-work cocktail, or a hearty, satisfying meal, JACK'S is a great place to relax & unwind after a long, hectic day.

For our out-of-town guests, JACK'S is an affordable alternative to other tourist-traps in the area. Tucked away from the City's hustle & bustle, JACK'S is the perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner after hours of shopping & sight-seeing.

So, if you are planning to be in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by. We look forward to host you very soon!
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Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)great for brunch (6)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)romantic (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • This is definitely a winner.
    princess
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Jack's is located just enough off Times Square that you are able to get there without a hassle. It's bright, clean and the food is amazing. It's a great find for pre-theater and after also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you're looking for a place with GREAT food, fun waiters, all for a reasonable price, JACK'S is the place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place for dinner before show
    mande
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our server was very pleasant, polite & professional. Our food arrived quickly and we enjoyed it. Nice, clean and attractive place to eat. A good start to our dinner & Bway show night!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really not great.
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This place is packed for lunch, and even though we had a reservation we had to wait. Not good, especially since one of us is disabled. Tandoori chicken sandwich was overcooked and dry - perhaps because we were towards the end of the lunch service. The trouble is that in this part of the garment center there is no real competition. Hard to find a place with comfortable seating, so we go here every now and again, but I really would love to find something better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outforfunVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meeting spot
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Six friends from New Jersey met here before matinee. Lovely service, varied menu and really good food. We are fussy and recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack's Restaurant and Bar
    finediner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. We've eaten here before and it never disappoints. Food is delicious, and servings are more than ample. Service, as always, was friendly, efficient and appropriate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was very tasty, however I was unhappy with the service. The waitress made me feel very uncomfortable as she was watching our table all night. She also seemed a bit unfriendly and cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average tapas
    Ladiesonthetown
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It was a average but not crowded. The service was good. Wine was good. Good was decent but nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT LOCAL FIND
    TRAVELGIRLVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Loved walking into this nice restaurant and being greeted by many Irish accents, but don't let those fool you - this is continental cuisine and it is very good. Service was outstanding and portions were very adequate. Really enjoyed our meals...Salmon looked beautiful, cooked perfectly. Very fairly priced menu as well and great central location.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Fun place!
    Scrappy
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My son, mom and I had a fantastic pre-theater dinner at Jack's. Because it is a bar, it is a little loud, but we expected this and it didn't bother us at all. The menu was inventive and the food was great. The portion size for the tapas we ordered was extremely generous. Everything was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Great Meal
    lynned
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Jack's is my go-to restaurant in the theatre district, and we had an excellent dinner there Saturday evening before heading off to see a play. The Shepherd's Pie is awesome, as is the salmon and chicken. Have never really been disappointed with anything we've ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun food with good 'tude
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fun lively spot with wide-ranging menu including excellent tapas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    cocoacs
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my parents to Jack's for their 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner and we were well taken care of. My father absolutely devoured his steak and my mother and I ate up the chocolate cherry cheesecake. I highly recommend Jack's Restaurant and Bar for a fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oasis in the Theatre District
    HenryAVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Jack's is a classy, intimate little getaway amidst the clamor of the theatre district. Great wine selection and light tapas selections make for great variety.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 348 reviews are from the Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC reviews archive.
  • Fun place
    MEK1
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The restaurant had a varied menu that most people could find something to eat: American,Spanish, Irish, German, and more. We had four people in our party and ordered the five tapas and wine before going to theater. We were all very satisfied. We would definitely return, it worked out great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Jack's
    Bun35
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother and I go to Jack's faithfully every year. I take her to the city for the night on Mother's Day. Even though there are dozens of other restaurants to choose from, we don't hesitate on where we want to go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fit for the occasion!
    70thbirthdaycelebration
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Nine of us needed to have dinner on a Saturday between the Matilda matinee and a 7 pm train from Penn Station. Jack's was the perfect location and it was at the top (most stars) of the Open Table list selected for location, moderate price, and ability to accommodate 9 at 5; I made the reservation the day before the trip. Our table for 9 was ready when we arrived a little before 5. The two children ate from the children's menu; two of us ordered entrees (shepherd's pie, filet) and the remaining 5 of us ordered 6 tapas and a bottle of wine and shared them. Everything worked well; we were each happy with our food; the service was exceptionally good. Small water glasses but refilled again and again before any dropped below half full.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreadful and expensive
    SecondThoughtsVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This was about the worst dining experience ever. Couldn't even cut into the grilled chicken breast entree. Dessert had an old refrigerator taste. Grilled salmon was ok. Waiters were apologetic and tried to correct situation.. Having sent back my entree, we didn't bother with sending back dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Escape from the tourists
    DKNYC
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Jack's is a great place for lunch, especially a client lunch or one in which you'd like to find yourself away from the Times Square madness. a bit pricier than some of the more travelled haunts, but the food is good and the atmosphere is sane!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food - tight seating
    NJTomVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was good. Service was a little slow & one person in our party was served much later than everyone else
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a pleasant surprise!
    Tina
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Was weary about making this reservation because I haven't heard much about Jacks's but I was beyond surprised with this restaurant. It was perfectly located across from our parking lot. We were a group of four who shared about 7 different Tapas and the good was delicious!!!! Each tapa better than the other! The waitstaff was excellent and very kind...would recommend this hidden gem to anyone. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find
    jones
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    took a chance and decided to dine at Jack's and was very please with service and most importantly my girlfriend and I loved the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Service was great. Staff was excellent and answered all our questions. Did have to return steak because it was overdone. However - when t came back it was perfect! This was my second time dining at Jack's and will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I recommend the place to everyone!
    Grissy1
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I found this place when I was walking to work. I thought it was a strange place to have a restaurant, so I peeked in and thought it was a really nice looking place. I told my girlfriend that we should have lunch there that day and we did. I loved the food, everything was so fresh and tasty. The workers are really wonderful and friendly. They make you feel comfortable. I have since then have had dinner there several times and I have told my friends about Jack's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great pre-theater b-day celebration
    Out4fun
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Friendly, welcoming and delicious. Great martinis, also. Went in hungry. Left happy. They helped make my birthday a fun occasion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ours was the perfect pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Ours was the perfect pre-theater experience upon our arrival to New York. The location, as well as overall experience, was ideal for introducing our 9 year old grandson to Broadway. His sandwich was fine. We 3 adults split one 3-item and one 4-item small plate combo. We enjoyed a fine variety of styles flavors and textures. Polished & gracious Maitre D, young, energetic & attentive wait staff. Lively bar with varied draft selection. Nice wine list. Very, very happy to have stumbled upon Jack's. Would not at all hesitate to go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    GNyc
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    On a busy evening, food was great but service staff - including the manager - were difficult and disorganised. If you can bear the staff, it's food worth eating!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappointing
    kapice01
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The brunch menu is superb- a varied selection of delicious dishes. The service is wonderful. The waiters are very attentive and eager to please. I come here for brunch whenever I am in the city for a matinee and am never disappointed! A relaxing delicious meal every time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Not that Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We were visiting New York for the day and the restaurant part of Jack's was very romantic looking.. But the steak my boyfriend ordered and the chicken I ordered had no flavor. :( Other than that the waiter's were outstanding along with the host.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Fantastic Service
    gamble8524
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We came in running late for a theater show and expressed our time constraints to the staff. They were very accommodative and made sure we were in and out in plenty of time to make the show. The staff was very friendly and didn't skip a beat with our situation. On top of that, the food was fantastic. The grilled salmon was cooked to perfection and delicious. The crusted tuna special was also delicious. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a bite to eat in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for canned food
    BroadwayDiva
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The pasta dishes we had promised "house-made" sauces and yet it tasted like it just came out of the jar. The chicken tasted microwaved and was chewy and some eve dark meat. It was way overpriced and to not even offer free drink refills is ridiculous. $30 for a pasta dish after tax and tip is just dumb. The food quality was less than average. I would not suggest this to anyone. Nor will I ever return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Went in a group of 6. Service was good and fast. We all liked what we got. I had the tasty turkey sandwich with home fries. Will go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for a business lunch
    WeaveVT
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    great for a business lunch - tables are a little close, but food and service are always great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Variety and Friendly Service
    CAA11105
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I feel lucky that Jack's is near my office, since it really never disappoints. Especially in an area where it's not easy to find quality, well-prepared food for a price that won't leave you with regrets. The menu is incredibly varied and I have yet to come here with someone who could not find something they really enjoyed. The host(s) are always friendly and make you feel welcome and the service can be a little challenged in this very busy place, but is always very friendly, knowledgable and competent. It should also be noted that the kitchen staff performs a minor miracle producing such a variety of dishes in an always appealing presentation and in record time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for location
    Crispo
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I gave this restaurant a 4 because it is one of the better restaurants close to Port Authority. Service was attentive but not that friendly. Waitress seemed annoyed because we took our time but we were a group of 5 girls that hadn't seen each other in almost a year. There were other empty tables so not too sure why she felt the need to rush us. Food was good. Nothing over the top but solid. Tapas portions were VERY small but entrees were a good size so made up for it. Prices average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    boardhead
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Good food, drink and service. Had dinner before show and returned afterward for drinks. Excellant rack of lamb and fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    My co-workers & I decided to celebrate the Holidays at Jack's. Good eclectic variety of food choices. 2 of my co-workers always go to Jack's for special occasions. The prices are reasonable for the quality & quantity of each dish. I had the English cod which was very fresh. I couldn't stop eating it & ended up with food coma. One of my co-workers had the chicken pot pie which was beautiful. The pastry looked so puffed & flaky. He "swallowed" the whole thing, not a piece left. I would definitely go back to Jack's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So good, it went into my contacts
    crewof8
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Really enjoyed our experience at JAcks! Great food, wonderful service and perfect for making a show at 8. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant near the theaters
    CCinCT
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    We went to Jacks on a recommendation from a friend. Food and service were superb! It was a plus that it wasn't too far to where we had to go for our play.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic