Jamonera
Jamonera

Jamonera

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jamonerarestaurant.com/jamonera/
  • Phone: 2159226061x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Marcie B. Turney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th b/t Sansom and Chestnut
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
A word from Jamonera
Jamonera is a Spanish restaurant and bar located in the trendy Midtown Village section of center city. James Beard nominated Chef Marcie Turney’s menu will feature rustic, handcrafted regional fare such as: Banderillas of olives, boquerones and guindilla peppers; Crispy Calasparra Rice with heirloom pumpkin, chestnuts and La Quercia Acorn Edition jamon; Moorish Skewers of Lamb with spiced yogurt, mint and pickled chiles; and House-Cured Cecina with artichokes, fennel and amontillado sherry. Menu items will range in price from $4 to $20, spanning everything from small snacks to composed plates, all ideal for sharing. Seating at the bar is available for walk in seating.
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Jamonera reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (161)neighborhood gem (95)romantic (69)special occasion (63)hot spot (57)great for outdoor dining (33)vibrant bar scene (29)notable wine list (29)late-night find (27)good for groups (13)great for lunch (10)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Cozy and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was our first visit to Jamonera and we will definitely be back! All of our menu selections were exactly what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Frank
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My Bride and I were looking for a place to celebrate my birthday and had been to Jamonera once before. We enjoyed the meal the first time and they didn't disappoint this time. We had a few small plates, wine, and entrees to share and left absolutely stuffed. It was a great meal and a great way to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food-Mediocre Wait Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Overall, the meal at Jamonera was fantastic. The small plates were tasty and the perfect portion to share for two. The pork was flavorful and the sides were a good compliment to the meat. This is a great place to go on a date or with a very small group, as space is limited. The hostess was very friendly and took care of us most of the time. Unfortunately, our waitress was terrible. She maybe came by once a 1/2 hour and was not helpful in answering our questions about the menu items. I would have been sympathetic if she had a lot of tables to wait, but it was just us and two other small parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AndyinOldCity
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Helpful advice from server, and just the right amount of attention. Food very interesting and tasty. Very generous portions for tapas-style dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Host is really disperse, not much effort into accomodating people. He told us we could move from the bar to our table after half an hour, then dissapeared, we were moving our food ourselves to a table which was not ready, then to the bar, then back to the table. The food is good, not spectacular, but good. Do not go for a date, you will dissapoint the girl. Better to go with laid back friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty Paella
    abigailkVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at Jamonera. The service was excellent, the cocktails tasty and the kitchen accommodating about dietary restrictions. We took home so of the vegetarian paella for leftovers and the next day found it inedible due to salt levels. Restaurants oversalting their food is nothing new but I expected more from the owners of Jamonera and from my experiences at their other restaurants. it made me suspicious of the kitchen and what other shortcuts they may be using.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Tapas
    PRMANManman
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Was looking for an alternative from Alma de Cuba. I was recommend to Jamonera by a coworker and I am glad I went. The duck sausage breakfast bite was amazing. It had a great heat to it that set it apart from anything else. Also had the paella as my main dish. It was very good but was a tad too limey(?) for my tastes. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful and very intimate while being casual at the same time. Definitely a place I will return to in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent but Great Overall
    PickledPlums
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The atmosphere is young, the music is relatively loud, and the decor is composed almost entirely of black and red modern art. The waitress picked up our plates and refilled our glasses pretty quickly, though her demeanor was cold. We had the Crispy Cana de Cabra, the Croquetas, the Mushrom Flatbread and the Octopus. The Cana de Cabra and the Flatbread were exceptional. The Cana de Cabra was a fried piece of tangy goat's cheese topped with a citrus salad. The combination of the salty cheese, the crunch of the breading, and the sweetness of the citrus really woke up our tastebuds. But the (admittedly tender) grilled octopus was unfortunately so salty that I couldn't eat it- and I usually love my salt. Luckily the other dishes were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a place! The food was excellent, the wine and sangria were outstanding and the interior is beautifully decorated. You have to try the pan con tomate if it's on the menu, and save room for dessert because the donuts are out of this world. New favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas
    pezz77VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We came in late on a Friday night. We arrived early and they had a table available, the place is a bit small and the bar doesn't really allow for anyone to stand around it so we were glad there was a table. Aside from the space issue, food was great overall. We had the seafood paella, the pulpo and a few other tapas. We did like that not everything revolves around pork here since we don't eat it and we know tapas normally incorporate pork. Great find overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Stunned
    Becca
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in the city, hands down. Between the cocktails, papas fritas, and wild mushroom truffle ANYTHING, I'm always floored by the flavors, ambiance and service. The shop next door, too, is a treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the visit
    JKRaf
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our first meal here after two visits to the bar for drinks and appetizer's. It was Restaurant Week so our expectations were lessened, but as a fan of the ownership team we were looking forward to the experience. We were not disappointed. We were seated immediately and our waiter could not have been more attentive. There is a creative mixed drink menu and a variety of bottled beers and Spanish wines. The menu choices were excellent for a Restaurant Week menu. The food surpassed expectations and there was a generous amount of it. The bacon wrapped figs and goat cheese salad were favorite starters. The main course hits were the branzino and pork loin. The bread pudding for dessert was top notch. A wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intimate Dining
    Kmil321VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was excellent, every course was fabulous. The ambiance is very intimate and romantic with mostly 2-seaters, red dim lighting, lush furniture. Very trendy and very hip! Would definitely bring a hot date here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food! Fun Atmosphere!
    ferarosa
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was wonderful! Everything we tried had intense bursts of flavor. The portion sizes were perfect for sharing and I loved the tapas style appetizers. I loved the atmosphere, from the the front door to the intimate tables! The textures and colors were warm and welcoming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • higher expectations
    rickers
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was anticipating a higher level dining experience based on recommendations from friends.It was good but nothing special. Perhaps It was because we ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. I might give it another try if in the area but would not make a reservation or go out of my way. Very good service was provided to our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    JohnG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved the food and the atmosphere...tapas is great if you're looking for variety. Service was great, just enough interaction and not overbearing. Our waitress helped us through the menu as we a little unsure how many plates would be good for two people. Would highly recommend...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    urbanfoodie1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had a wonderful night at Jamonera..the food was great. .the service outstanding. .the restaurant week menu was awesome with getting all three appetizers...sidewalk dining is only for the courageous....overall I had a great time..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    TNTCVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went for the special and had a nice selection and a very reasonable price. THe food was excellent and the Spanish wine list and drinks were awesome. The place is intimate - so expect to be friendly with your neighbors at the next table. We would return if even it wasn't Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is amazing every time
    Cohogan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I don't go around singing the praises of many restaurants, but Jamonera is unbelievable. The flavors have such depth and you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. They must have an extremely talented and detail-oriented chef!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week gem
    Phillyfoodie87VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went here for restaurant week and thought it was awesome. Great portions/food/drinks- highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre theater dinner
    SuzES
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My mom and I shared a pre- theater, belated Mother's Day dinner. Every mouthful was delicious. The service was prompt, but not intrusive. We enjoyed appetizers and three additional courses. A memorable dinner and a definite return destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trisah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was not our first visit to Jamonera. We love that restaurant. The food is excellent and very authentic. We would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fine dining. The Sherry and Porto after dinner are also superb choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great tapas
    Philly4dinner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food and reasonable prices. We loved the grilled octopus and pork flank steak. Service was great. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite spot for groups
    81564VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We especially like to go here with a group of women. There are lots of small plates that are great for sharing ( like tapis though they don't call it that) more a women's choice than our spouses
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Met a friend and feasted on numerous small plates. Nothing disappointed. Waiter let us take our time in ordering and talking as we haven't seen each other in a long time--was around plenty but never felt rushed. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT TAPAS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I hadn't been to a tapas place in a while but had a hankering for it and this fit the bill perfectly! Unique and varied menu there is nothing I could complain about! Except that I could not eat more! The meatballs and the octopus were particularly good. And take a chance and try the bocarones!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ole, Ole
    DrmissannVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great Spnsh food attractively served. There were so many delicious options; ate lightly because we had to make a 7:30 PM theater. Will definitely come back and try out the paella...a favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My waitress ran my card four times for about $150.00 on the same transaction which promptly caused my bank to shut down my card. Mind you, this has never happened to me before - ever. The food was mediocre at best, but the 6$ bacon - wrapped dates were incredible. However, their wine list was amazing and that was the highlight of our night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas and Sangria, a great pair.
    Septaeater
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    If you like small plates done really well, Jamonera is a great place to go. Their meats, on their Chef's board are especially good. As a main course, the Paella was exceptional, and the ingredients were very fresh. The sangria they serve is a mix of wine juices and fresh cut fruit. Very light and refreshing. The bar was packed, and as the restaurant is not very deep, it was a little loud. One last thing - save room for the donuts!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food Speaks For Itself.
    Jordan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The server took our drink order. We were anticipating him going over the specials (which,in the course of the meal, we noticed on the board in the back of the restaurant).He didn't go over any of them, not even the 11-course-or-so tasting menu. No knowledge was shed on the menu. We went with the tasting menu and were working hard to keep up with all the course. I ended up asking the server to slow it down. We had made it clear early that it was our anniversary and we were in no rush. He then told me to notify him when we were ready for more food. I would think it's obvious that we'd be ready for more food when we had finished a particular course, but I guess not. Food great, service not-so-great. Maybe this is just how they do it in Philly.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid in general
    Cityfoody
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We finally had our first meal at Jamonera after many attempts on making a reservation. It was worth the wait for sure. The waiter gave us plenty of time to great our friends and chat a little before pushing for the order or abandoning us. He was very profesional and the food was fantastic! Every one at the table enjoy their dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • after theater
    haverforddinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great dinner after seeing a show at the Forrest Theater. Nice selection for all of us. Some dishes (flatbread, tuna, and dessert) more successful that others (veggie tapas and veggie paella). Be sure and have the mushroom flatbread, donuts, and bread pudding. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    BeisVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A slightly different take on tapas. Interesting and different than say Amada. Really relaxed bar. Have enjoyed every meal I have had there and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was very good. Four of us shared excellent appetizers and we all loved our main courses. The service was good and fast and we made our theater reservations on time. Waiter was knowledgable and efficient. Overall the experience was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • See below.
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Going to Jamonera was a delightful experience. One of my friends had been there before but for the other two of us it was a first experience. It was an absolutely delightful one! The food was delicious and our server, Sergei, could not have been more patient, attentive and helpful. Ever since I have been recommending it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience!
    PhillyDiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    There's absolutely nothing to complain about at Jamonera. The service was great, the food superb, and the portion size was surprisingly large for Tapas style. Things we ordered that were especially great and I would highly recommend: Papa Frita, Spanish Breakfast, Grilled Spanish Octopus, Pan Seared Branzino, Chef's Board, Hanger Steak Things that were good, but probably not worth the money: Berenjenas, Paella Mixta. Overall, I really enjoyed this restaurant and will surely go back soon to try the items I couldn't fit in my stomach the first time there! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Wisteria
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was good. We especially liked the meatballs - so much we asked for a second order! The bacon-wrapped dates are amazing! The interior, while a bit dark to actually see anything, is spectacular! We'll be back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was fine, enjoyed everything but nothing to write home about. Reasonable prices though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the perfect experience...
    mdevereaux
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    jamonera provides an amazing culinary experience with every plate...the restaurant is beautiful stylized...the staff is amazingly knowledgeable and compliments the experience at every turn...the small plates are perfect for sharing and we were amazed at every dish...the flavors, the presentation and the combinations were indescribable and so well executed...we will definitely return and will recommend jamonera to literally everyone that we know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paella and Sangria night!
    eaterrrrr
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My friend and I caught the last Paella and Sangria night that Jamonera did. He had been before for dinner, I had not. We did the chicken, sausage and mussel paella with a pitcher of the rosé sangria. As with the other concepts within this restaurant family, everything was stellar. I will definitely be going back for a non-promotional night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic