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JG Domestic
JG Domestic

JG Domestic Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jgdomestic.com/
  • Phone: (215) 222-2363
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:45pm

    Bar Menu: Monday-Friday: 3:00pm-7:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm-7:00pm

    Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jose Garces
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: JG Domestic, Chef Garces’ beautiful restaurant located in the Cira Centre, can host large social or corporate events The ultra chic space boasts a stunning panoramic view of the city skyline. Enclosed by glass windows with a scenic view of Center City, the Cira Centre lobby can be swiftly transformed into an elegant venue for any memorable occasion such as a seated brunch, dinner, wedding or cocktail reception for up to 400 guests. For more information and to schedule a tour, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: With the rustic meets modern décor and locally sourced cuisine, JG Domestic's unassuming event spaces are ideal for gatherings of business or the business of socializing. Indulge in the vast beverage list with a whiskey flight or beer tasting in the private room or bar area.

    Private Dining Room 1
    Capacity: 13 seated
    Includes a view of the open kitchen

    Private Dining Room 2
    Capacity: 36 seated; 40 standing cocktail reception
    - Features a flat-screen TV
    - Ideal for business meetings and presentations

    Non-private Communal Table
    Capacity: 18 seated

    Bar Area
    Capacity: 40 standing cocktail reception

    Full Restaurant
    Capacity: 156

    Full Restaurant with Cira Centre Atrium
    Capacity: 250 seated / 400 standing reception.

    Please call our private events team for more information at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th St at the Cira Center, adjacent to 30th Street Station
  • Public Transit: Adjacent to 30th Street Station and easily accessible via all Septa Regional Rail lines, as well as Amtrak.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: $12 Self-Parking is available with validation in restaurant.
A word from JG Domestic
JG Domestic highlights the season’s best from American growers, making available to you ingredients at their peak: premium pastured meats, farm fresh vegetables, and organic dairy.

We are proud to showcase our very own Luna Farm produce from Chef Garces’ 40-acre Bucks County paradise. The delicious produce on your plate most likely came from Chef Garces’ own backyard.

In addition to our own produce, we make every effort to highlight the highest quality seasonal products available from local farms and suppliers across the United States.

Private Parties: J.G. Domestic welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Too noisy for a business discussion and the service was poor. The server forgot to bring one entree. The food was mediocre and I found a piece of plastic in my salad. They took that item off the bill but it took away my appetite. They should have made the entire meal free."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I've been going to JG for years and the last few times the food and service have been terrible. I made reservations with a friend, ordered the classic burger medium and was brought RAW. My friend finished her meal before my second burger was returned and I had to ask for utensils. Not sure if I'll ever return. It's been a hit or miss. Not sure if they have new cooks or otherwise, but if it wasn't for the wait staff, don't think I could return again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Seemed like the waiter was a bit pushy trying to up sell for an additional items."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant near 30th Street Train Station, period."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The lunch specials are definitely worth a try. Burgers are delicious, especially if someone else is paying!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My first time at JG- meeting an old friend on a train stopover from 30th Street Station. Requested a quiet table so we could catch up on the 9 years since we got together last. They seated us in a private booth back by the stairs- fantastic- holding the table even though we were a half hour late (train was delayed). Our meal was delicious- I had gazpacho presented in a square bowl with a hazelnut brittle and chopped strawberries for garnish, followed by a delectable meatloaf on cheddar grits. My friend had a seafood soup and turkey panini. Beignets with butterscotch sauce for dessert. YUMMY! Our server was fabulous, and I never felt hurried at all- we stayed for 2-1/2 hours. It was a memorable meal in a beautiful venue! THANKS!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and quick."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Only restaurant around 30th street station . It is part of the lobby of an office building. very limited menu and some were not available. Service average, food ok but mostly since it is the only place around."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I had requested a quiet table for my boss and his colleague. They got a nice quiet table in the corner and had plenty of room to spread out their papers and files. I suggested this place to my boss and he really liked it. I believe that this is his 3rd or 4th time eating at JG Domestic. He said that it is a really nice place. He is a vegetarian and loves the food also. He had reservations for 11:30am and stayed until about 4:30pm. It is very conveniently located right near the train station and has ample parking. Every time he is in Philly, he always dines at JG Domestic."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I took a client there. There were a lot of options. The client had a special diet and they were very accommodating toward her needs as well. I would suggest it to anyone who has a working lunch. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food is tasty. The waitstaff kindof takes a long time to give you water initially. The salads are very good."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our party of 3 attended JG Domestic's Mothers Day Brunch. The food was delicious and the service was excellent as well. We have eaten at this restaurant twice and were delighted both times. We have patronized a number of Philadelphia Magazine's top 50 restaurants and rate JGD as one of the two best. If you are thinking about trying it you should - you will not be disapointed."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The flatbread and Luna Farms Salad were delicious! The meatloaf was lukewarm and way too salty. The grits looked and tasted like glue and were cold. Our server never once asked how anything was, she only interacted with us to try to sell us more ie: another glass of wine, dessert, coffee etc. Very disappointing for a Garces restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We ran in for a late lunch traveling home back from NYC. Salad was fresh and deelicious and burger was terrific! Fries worth the calories too! Enjoy! Great location by the train station!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is in am off location, but it's well worth the trip. A great find. The portions for the tasting menu were quite large too. Lots of value for your dollar."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "pouring 3 oz wine is a rip off. The industry pours 5-6 floz"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We had a fantastic lunch at JG. We were first time diners there, although we have enjoyed many of Chef Garces' restaurants. The food was delicious (butternut squash soup, hummus, truffle flatbread, beet salad) but our server, elyssa, really made our experience memorable. She was excellent, offering great advice to help us make our selections. We look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Came here for lunch after a mid-day show, and was pleasantly surprised. I've been impressed with all of JG's places, but had heard mixed things about this location. We had a lovely lunch, without excessive noise (a rarity), a comfortable and roomy space, good service, and the best surprise - the Village Whiskey burger - without having to wait an hour at the 20th st location. Another standout was the bourbon biegnet. I would definitely come back for dinner or happy hour."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was delicious! The best hamburger in Philadelphia coupled with duck fat fries. The chimichurri steak was also well prepared."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The only complaint was that I mentioned, in my online reservation request, that one of our party was vegan. When she ordered her salad, it had to be sent back because the dressing had egg in it. (One other minor complaint, the plants that were hanging over our table needed watering - badly!)"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Was in Phila for business and in the Cira Centre. The options are very limited - Au Bon Pain? Fine for just me, but needed to do a business lunch. JD really fit the bill. Nice and bright, interesting menu. Could have sat there all day!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We were a group of 11. The food was good but overpriced. The cheese and mushroom flavor on th steak sandwiches overpowered the taste of the meat. The restaurant accomodated my vegan diet and special requests. The waiter was hard to find and the plates were not cleared.We all enjoyed the flatbread, hummus, burgers, salad, and pickles."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I had the burger and fries. The burger and roll fell apart and made a mess of the plate and my shirt. THe menu overall was odd and pretty expensive. Took a friend there for her birthday, wasn't a great experience and doubt I would do it there again. Expensive and odd not great food, No Thank you. The staff was very pleasant, just ina poor place."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Beautifully cooked burger with the best duck fat fries! Must get the beignets with the bourbon butterscotch sauce for dessert too!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Received a complimentary bowl of smoked, glazed pecans when we found out our steaks had been over cooked and needed to be re-cooked. And served to us by the chef himself!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Staff is always the best, food is fresh and delicious. Just love it!!!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Service is great but food is average at best and WAY overpriced."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "My first time at JG was what will become the first of many more. The setting is perfect for a productive lunch; the food was of the finest quality; and the service was efficient and professional. The fish and chips were some of the best I have ever eaten. And, then the sinful but very delicious beignets. Clearly, one cannot, should not, eat lunch like this every day, but what a treat!!"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Unusual experience for lunch on 10.03.2013 at J.G. Domestic... Our waitress was friendly and introduced herself quickly. We were never served all of our items together... We ordered appetizers (2), meals (3) and beverages (3) and all were brought to us at separate times. It's awkward to begin eating your lunch when your companions have not yet rec'd their meals. Overall, our food was good. One note - We ordered the 'House Made Pickles' as one appetizer and we we very surprised to receive an order of pickled vegetables (kale and carrots). While they vegetables were not bad, they certainly were not the 'pickles' we were expecting. And one final note - it shouldn't take 10 minutes (no lie!) to get a take-home box."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "The atmosphere was nice and the noise level was excellent. No one felt they had to shout to be heard. The chicken panini is my favorite. Everyone that got the fish and chips and the burger said it was delicious and the best they ever had. I will try the fish and chips next time. The waiter was excellent and and very attentive. It was an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Had lunch with two friends at this restaurant. It was very enjoyable from start to finish. Our waiter, Nathan, was awesome! The food was delicious. The butternut squash soup was heavenly, the burger was outstanding, and dessert was yummy. The service was excellent. We were not rushed and had an relaxing lunch. The chef even came to our table to chat about the soup!! How nice is that?"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "I finally tried the kale salad. It wasn't bitter, as expected. The buttermilk dressing was a touch heavy, but tasty. The beignets are notto be missed."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our "just girls" luncheon at JG Domestic. The service was impeccable, and the food was complex, interesting, and delicious. When we tried each other's food and added new items to our choices, they appeared promptly, and the servers were gracious and helpful. A delightful experience."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "The meal was just okay, and I was disappointed, as I am a semi-regular luncher at JG Domestic. the bean soup was watery and not hot enough. The burger was served on a bun that fell apart. The bread for a hamburger should have some spring so it can take the juices that emerge, and this didn't. Also, the burger was on the greasy side. I'd definitely eat there again, but I can't recommend those two menu items."
    Dined on 7/16/2013
  • "I've eaten here 10 times because its in my office building and sometimes we end up here. After more than a year of surly and arrogant service coupled with average and not so tasty food at unreasonable prices, this visit showed some improvement. Although the lunch menu contines to be priced higher than comparable restaurants (expect $25 - $30 pp w tax and tip) the food was served promptly ans we all got it at the same time. Gone were the weeds that were once called salad replaced by recognizable lettuce. We had an attentive and pleasant waiter"
    Dined on 7/9/2013
  • "It had been quite a while since I had been there for dinner but a colleague was meeting someone at 30th street station, so I thought this would be convenient with out the hassle of parking downtown. The menu was small, I had a salad and asked for ground pepper and was told they don't have any (waiter went on to explain in todays nouveaux dining this is passai) etc. After paying the bill, I learned that the parking was $17 for 11/2 hours. All in all, not a good experience."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "I went here for lunch with my family after my commissioning ceremony. I felt like they were doing a lot to accommodate our large party size. The waitress was very friendly and attentive and the JG Domestic burger was exceptional (especially with that egg on top...mmmmmm). I didn't like the flat bread snacks as much, but they were still decent. The fish and chips (which a lot of my family members ordered) were pretty stellar also. I loved the decoration and layout of the restaurant itself. Very cool. They had a good bar too which I might have been inclined to patronize more had I not been with the fam :) Would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "Went here with the WHOLE family after my commissioning ceremony at school. I loved the layout and the decoration of the place, very accessible and easy to find. The restaurant and the waitress herself were very accommodating to our rather large party. The JG Domestic burger and fish and chips entrees were the most commonly order in our party. I LOVED the burger with that wonderful egg on top...DELICIOUS. The fish and chips I thought were just so-so, same with our flat bread appetizer. They also had a wonderful selection of draught beers including my personal favorite, the Yards PPA!! All around good experience and would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "I've been to JG Domestic 3 times previously. The food was at expected levels--esp the flatbread. We were sitting at the bar--the service was poor. It wasn't that crowded, but our server took a very long time--almost as if we were an imposition. The pour on the bourbons was pathetic. First of all, putting bourbon or other good whiskey (and JG has a very deep selection) in prissy little snifters is a horrible affectation. I don't care what drink consultant they brought in--that's no way to have a decent straight whiskey. Second, the amount? For $12 to $19 dollars a glass you should not have essentially a glorified thimble-full. I brought this up to the bartender. He looked at me like I had two heads. Maybe next time."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "I did like the food, specially the appetizers were great. However, I think that the options were limited and not too many healthy options besides salads to choose from. It 'd be nice to see a veggie burger added to the menu"
    Dined on 5/15/2013