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Jar
Jar
  • Address:
    8225 Beverly Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Neighborhood:
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $50 and over

Jar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thejar.com
  • Phone: (323) 655-6566
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday, 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Suzanne Tracht
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Jar comes to you! From intimate dinners for eight to large scale events for 200, we freshly prepare and serve your Jar favorites in the comfort of your own home, office or special event venue. Our professionally trained catering team has years of special event experience and know-how. And, we are ready to handle every facet of your event. Everything with the attention to detail and personalized service that you expect from Suzanne Tracht and her team! Give us a call or drop us a line for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Harper Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, $6 per vehicle. Metered parking available on Beverly Boulevard and adjacent streets
A word from Jar
Jar, the highly acclaimed restaurant by Chef Suzanne Tracht, is a modern day chophouse which fares great appetizers and salads, a la carte Broilers & Roasts, Braises & Sautes, supplemented by an array of sides and sauces, and dessert. Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong continue to create a contemporary American cuisine with dishes that appeal to everyone. The room is infused with the artistry and flair of a 1940's Supper Club and the signature dishes have brought rave reviews for almost a decade. Be sure to join us for a stylish Brunch menu every Sunday, or a last minute dinner at Jar Bar / Lounge. Check our website for menus and more. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "The best Manhattan in town! The Kansas City steak (bone in) is always cooked and seasoned to perfection, if you enjoy it med-rare. The motif in the dining room is minimal with a hint of retro. Nice ambient lighting in warm tones create a relaxed yet spirited vibe. Our server Nicole provided exceptional service. (pretty , great smile knew the menu) My love-story and me shared a few dishes that she recommended, when the food arrived she severed our dishes so gracefully that we commented on how she would glide from table to table so effortlessly…serving, pouring wine and taking drinks to and from…We didn't realize she was at the table. ( the Serving Whisperer) We will return most definitely, one of our favorite restaurants. Yummy!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food met and exceeded our expectations. The pot roast was delicious, as well as the sea food dishes. The sides were outstanding and one that was a favorite is the purple yam. For egg fans, the deviled eggs are a must. The service staff were very friendly and helpful in our dinning selections."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We've always loved Jar ever since it opened and will always return, again and again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Where else in LA can you find east coast fried belly clams done so perfectly? My ony complaint is they are not offered as an entree. The steaks are all wonderful, with the pot toast being a particular delight."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Though I have heard others claim the quality has slid over the years I can find no evidence of that and had a wonderful meal there on Friday. The dry aged bone in filet specila was excellent as was their coterie of sides. I will continue to recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "NO wonder Jar is on Jonathan Gold's list of best 101 LA restaurants. The salads (white peach/manchego) and calamari were very fresh with beautifully balanced flavors. The Asian-inspired pork chop was the best pork chop I've ever had. My husband loved his steak and chocolate decadence dessert. The butterscotch pudding lived up to its high recommendation. Our server Nicole was very knowledgeable about the food and made great suggestions. The entire experience was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Jar has always been a 10 in my book. They've remained consistent for how many years now? The best QUALITY steak house in Los Angeles in my opinion. And those deceivingly simple sounding side dishes...WOW."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I decided to come to have dinner with some friends. This was a great choice, The manager at the door was very nice and helpful."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Way too trendy. Cook overly generous with salt! Squash blossoms ruined by deep-frying! I prepare lamb chops sooo much better - way too expensive on menu! Food Not worth the price!'"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The staff need to be more observant, care a little more about what they're doing and communicate more effectively. We were not offered bread and when we asked for some, it still did not arrive. Menus and wine list sat on our table through the first course. When the server asked if I'd like ground pepper on my salad, he gave the peppermill one turn and went on to the next person at the table. My credit card fell out of the sleeve when the server was taking it to ring up my check. The host found it, brought it to my table, telling me it was on the floor by the bar. My server waked up, grabbed it and said she'd been looking for it. Little details like this cause the diner to wonder if the staff know what they're doing."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food at jar is amazing! The fish, pork and beef entrees are all delicious and there is a wide variety of appetizers and side dishes to choose from. You can't go wrong with any of them but the purple yam, brussel sprouts and French fries are particularly good. You can't leave with out trying the butterscotch pudding as an end to the meal. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a delicious and interesting meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "JAR's menu is all about real food, many entrees like those your grandma may have made for Tuesday supper, but so, so surprisingly different under the skillful mastery of JAR's chef Suzanne Tracht. Obviously the best ingredients are used here and loveingly attended to from pantry to plate."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We've been making an effort to try new spots in Los Angeles, so The Jar came up on the rotation. We knew it was going to be expensive but the bill was much more than we anticipated. The food was definitely good, but for the cost, I wouldn't recommend it. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food is the star for me. It's a tad too dark although I didn't mind but my Australian guest had a hard time reading the menu. If the lighting were to remain the same I suggest a menu with more contrast so that the words jump out rather than blend in with the color of the paper. It feels stuffy (although it was not) because of the lack of windows. Service and food are superb. Valet service a little snooty for my liking. Would definitely come back to try something else. And Chef Tracht came to our table and my 8year old was giddy a chef came to our table. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love the location, ambiance and service. The fried foods however were a bit heavy and greasy, especially their famous onion rings! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My husband and I originally had dinner here about 3 years ago, and the meal was so wonderful that it stuck with us all these years. We finally had an opportunity to go back with some friends this Memorial weekend, but we all left a bit unsatisfied. The appetizers (oysters and crab deviled egg) and sides (sauteed pea shoots and garlic fries) were tasty, as was the dessert of butterscotch pudding. However, we were all underwhelmed by the entrees, and the signature flourless chocolate cake was dry and tasted somewhat tinny (too much cocoa powder, perhaps?). We're hoping that it was just an off night, and not a decline in the quality, as I still can't get the memory of the braised lamb shank from 3 years ago out of my head!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Once again Jar was great. The pot roast was awesome as was the steak. The rib appetizer along with the stuff squash blossoms were great. Great food, adn ambiance. Definitely a place to return to..."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Jar was my favorite restaurant for years. But subtle changes over the past year bother me, the most notable was a ballsy bait and switch - sauteed chanterelle mushrooms were a special, but when we ordered them, we received shiitakes and the waiter's insistence that they were chanterelles. Bad. And unethical. This last trip, everything was a miss. The duck fried rice used undercooked rice and there were more shiitakes (hmmm...) than duck. The "cowboy ribeye" was $72 and even medium rare, was the dryest and most tasteless steak I ever ate. The wine list is getting shorter and shorter, with odd selections and crazy mark-ups - the sommelier long gone. Bread is now brought on request. One might conclude the restaurant is in wind-down mode. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I read about this gem online....just as my foodie Sister-in-Law was arriving from New York for a short visit. It was listed as having soft shell crabs and having my own interests at heart I made a reservation. Excellent choice, siste-in-law impressed and I found a new favorite."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "That's JAR. Its 'initials stand for just another restaurant. Pleasant pot roast, coq au vin, okay halibut. Better sides & appetizers. Unfussy decor & same with service. Will try again, just to see other entrees. Family-safe. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were very happy with the food..everything was delicious. Our server was very well informed and a delight."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food at JAR is fantastic. If you want a great steak this is the place to go. This visit the service started out lackluster, we waited longer than I would like to for first contact. After that our waitress was better. My main issue is the loudness. I don't mind an energetic place, but it really gets too loud for conversation across the table."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "First,the ambiance of this restaurant in the evening is lovely. During the day, not so much as it is really all about the lighting that makes the ambiance here. The brunch was boring. No energy in the restaurant, few patrons and most old. Valet parking is $6 and street parking if available is a two hour max for $1/hour. Brunch menu also boring. Ms. Tracht is known for her pot roast, I ordered the pot roast hash. Very disappointing. It consisted of scrambled eggs, a few potato chunks, lots of pepper slices, some pot roast and roasted garlic. Mainly, it just LACKED flavor. I was hoping for FLAVOR and found NONE. We paid $6 for bottled water and got filtered tap in a jar that they wash and refill regularly, TACKY. Can't recommend."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I happen to love Jar. Brunch is usually a delight. The pot roast hash is delicious and unusual. I would be remiss if I did not comment that I was annoyed that my bloody mary was $14 - a dollar more than my brunch item. TO make matters worse, I ordered a bagel on the side - ok it was $4, but what was a travesty was that it was a generic tasteless supermarket (e.g., Sara Lee perhaps?) bagel. One would expect Ms. Tract who serves only the finest to serve a reasonable bagel or pull it for the menu. It was a crime against foodies."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I saw the mixed reviews, but decided to give it a shot anyway. For fine-dining, the service was abysmal. I waited 30 minutes for my glass of wine (ordered upon sitting), then had to eventually stand and wait for my waitress to finish her spiel to another table where the maitre d' eventually spotted me and asked if there was a problem. She took care of it immediately (still 35 minutes after I had ordered it). We didn't see (our perfectly lovely) waitress until halfway through our entrees. The meats were good and the sides where below average. Really can't recommend this place at all. Oh, and, despite a reservation, we waited 20 minutes for our table. You can't charge fine dining prices and then not run a respectable dining room. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had 5 people and all loved their food. The crab deviled eggs were great as was the beet salad and soup special. The steaks were done perfectly and the pot roast (actually a braised short rib) was superb. Dessert was great as was the service. Expensive. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Excellent food, quite noisy. Difficult to talk to person next to you."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Jar is where we go to celebrate all our family birthdays and other special occasions. We love the standards, but we occasionally try the evenings specials and it's always delicious! Always have to have the mussels though and must end with the butterscotch pudding."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Friends who visit LA raved about Jar, but I found the food to be mediocre. It was good, but there was nothing about the experience that was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Seems that the chef is out and about chatting with her regulars most of the time. I have experienced that the past two times. I think it's fine for a chef to come out and make the rounds briefly. But, she comes out and only chats with the people she already knows and stays out for what seems like most of the evening. Also, they have an overly strict corkage policy. Even if you buy an expensive bottle off their list, they will not waive the corkage fee for a bottle you bring in. That is not the typical policy these days. And, they don't seem to have a sommelier. So, given that it seems like a place for regulars, was quite loud, and had an annoying corkage policy, I won't be returning. The food was good but hardly great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a terrific place: everything I like about going out to dinner in Los Angeles is present at Jar. The folks there are as friendly as could be. The wait staff, especially the young woman who took care of us on Saturday, exemplifies what the combination of professionalism and personal contact can be. My friend had been dining at Jar for years, so he guided us on the menu. I found a superb Bandol Rouge, at a price that made the wine even more delicious. Halfway through our meal the lighting in the restaurant was so dim, people near our table were using flashlights in order to read the menu. Is this always the case? Will be going back, to check out the Weekend Brunch, often and happily!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food is sooooooo yummy. But, at this price point, I would expect either an amuse bouche or a "check treat" -- just something small to show an extra touch."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I have been to Jar at least 25 times and Saturday 3-30 is the first time I have left disappointed. We had a 8pm reservation and did not get sat down until 9pm despite asking several times about our table. To add to the disappointment, I had invited a prominent couple that I was hoping to do business with to dinner and every minute that went by I got more and more embarrassed. At 8:45 and on complaint #3, the restaurant did bring some deviled eggs to the bar for us and promised to have some of our dinner comped. This did not happen. We had brought our own wine and we were still charged corkage fees. I have loved Jar over the years, but will be rethinking dinning there. What was supposed to be a fun night was soured by the wait."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "You can't go wrong by going to Jar. Always good and low key. Notably, the wine list has a terrific array of wines at several price points, but all are excellent selections. As well, some of the popular menu items are things you love but nobody else sells.....go ahead, choose them!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was our first time at JAR, and it won't be our last! Service,Food, ambience was beyond great! JAR is not a big restaurant, it's very intimate.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We thought the food was very good, the ambiance comfortable and the service was very good as well. An enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful brunch. Free enormous sticky bun for the table to start!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was good and the service was impeccable. No complaints. :)"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I went here to celebrate a birthday. The service was impeccable as fine dining should be. The decor was mid century modern yet with a comfortable vibe. My dirty martini was one of the best I have had in the city. It had blue cheese stuffed olives (which I normally don't like) but they complimented the drink perfectly. Like most steak houses the sides were extra but the portions were large and delicious so It didn't bother me as much as it usually does. My steak was well cooked and well seasoned that I didn't even need the dipping sauce but the Bearnaise that came with it was heavenly so I could't resist dipping. The crowd was a bit old school but that is exactly what I am looking for in a steak house. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "first, the good. service was unimpeachable. can't complain. now the bad: 1) while the chicken for the coq a vin was good, the sauce was regrettable. i am used to a thicker sauce--much like a gravy. of course, everyone has a different interpretation, and i'm not going to say any one interpretation is the "right one". however, i do know what i like and i prefer the interpretations with thick sauces. the sauce here had a watery consistency, which also lacked in flavor. the bacon in the dish, instead of being the crispy fried or baked kind, was braised--so it came off like boiled ham. they should have said the dish contained applewood smoked pork belly (it's still bacon technically, i know) 2) if only the cream on the choclate cake was sweet"
    Dined on 3/15/2014