JW's Public House
JW's Public House

JW's Public House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jwspublichouse.com/
  • Phone: 5162009090x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm - Thursday and Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steve Demetriou
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room available for parties up to 50 guests. Buffet and special menu requests are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill 5162009090x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oaklawn Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking available behind the restaurant in town public lot.
A word from JW's Public House
Welcome to JW's Public House, a Glen Head eatery and bar showcasing Seafood, Steaks and Spirits. Indulge in fresh cuts of fish and steak - starring local oysters, clams and steamers from Oyster Bay Harbor. If you are looking for steaks come try our featured strip steak "Mignon" style or our 48 hour marinated Cajun Ribeye. We will also have weekly specials designed to highlight the seasons. Price fix menu available Sunday through Thursday before 6PM and Gluten Free menu is available. Try our large selection of special Martini's, high end Bourbons and eclectic wines and beers to satisfy all palates. Open Tuesday - Sunday for dinner and our outdoor patio and bar will be open seasonally and weather permitting.
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JW's Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (29)neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (12)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (9)romantic (8)notable wine list (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Restaurant
    TonyMichaels23VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Best seafood in our area of Nassau County. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a real treat
    StevieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was happy to report that the place was very clean and real neat. A gem of a place in a small town located in Long Island. The food was better than I expected. The place wasn't very busy and hope they can stay in business. The location isn't in a busy area for fine dinning. The selections were good and the prices was fair. I would go back in the near future. I wish them well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    AlwaysSmiling
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I came here for an event with psychic medium Mary Drew, so with a prix fixe menu, I can't comment much on the entire menu selection, but at a table of 10 we all thought the food was delicious (I had the braised beef). Service was tentative, there was 1 waiter & 2 bus-staff for an entire room, so with that I feel they did a good job. Staff was very friendly, I loved how so many people walked in & it was like they were home, hugging the greeter, chatting with the bartender, etc. Really a comfortable, neighborhood kind of place. Lovely, rustic decor. Though we live a bit far to frequent, we do intend to visit again; with another couple - my boyfriend was in love with the Oyster Bay Pumpkin Ale on tap, served with a caramel rim!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seems to be declining...
    RobbyleeVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We've eaten hear several times in the past & always gave rave reviews. This past Tues. wasn't a good experience. They had an event in the pvt rm but other side wasn't full. Svc as always, good. Food was spotty. Crab cake app very good. Baked clams were dry & very unappealing. Wound up squeezing 6 ¼ wedges of lemon (that's 1-½ whole lemons) onto the serving! Entrees included Red Snapper special-inadequate serving. Husband left hungry. According to my husband was nothing special. The Ahi Tuna, usually a fave of mine was mediocre + the asparagus side was so overcooked it was truly disgusting. The waiter offered to bring grilled but, I'd like meal all together & at the same time as others @ table. A shame-they were good in the past.
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  • weird
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was quite good. the service was weird. We were the only table dining and our waiter was often nowhere to be found. We sat and waited to order, waited indefinitely for the ketchup and replacement silverware. Bread was served 10-15 minutes late. W were the only table on a Friday night at dinner time. Makes you wonder...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Even though we made a reservation we were seated in back of the bar. There was a very loud noise level. The food was good but not hot. The hostess was unfriendly. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    made a reservation in advance when we arrived told that our table was still occupied - though there was an empty table in the main outside area they put us down an alley far removed from the main outside eating area. Service was terrible - we had to go look for the waiter. 2 of the dishes - fish and chips were way too salty. We brought guest here because we had been to the restaurant before - this experience was totally disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    bigeyesVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was really good. I ordered the Branzino which was done perfectly. My husband had the pasta with seafood. His portion could have been larger, but it was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Puckstopper
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was great as well as the service. Ate outside and the guitar player/singer was excellent. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • geneseogirl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The seafood was very fresh and tasty. And we loved the music they played.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time here, we really liked sitting outside with the live music. It was a nice night and the place had a great vibe. The food was good, no complaints, everything was tasty, and nice portion sizes. The JW margarita was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    Cutekat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our waiter was superb with extensive knowledge and enthusiasm about the menu. He had great recommendations. The food was excellent. One of the best meals I have had in a while. We sat outside on a beautiful night and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but poor staff attitude
    DineAround
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our 2nd trip here. As the 1st experience was positive we came back with friends. The food was fine however the waiter was manipulative and the hostess/manager was rude. We were charged up-charges without our approval as well as for items we didn't order. The waiter overheard us discussing his attitude and the TIP we would leave and took it upon himself to add 20% to the check. Management said since he overheard us he added his own tip and that was OK! After another argument to remove this unapproved TIP, the restaurant ran through he charge twice, once with the TIP and once without. We asked for a copy of the VOID/refund of the charge and they wouldn't give it to us stating "we know what we are doing". Amex is now assisting us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of our favorites
    TonyMichaels23VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Can't say enough about this restaurant. Whether you choose seafood like the combo platters or an order of ribs, you can count on it being delicious. While the wine list is not extensive, it has just the right selection of reds and whites at a range on price points.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent At every Level
    991carreradriverVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our 4th time to this eatery. Food has been outstanding at every level each time, which is why I am commenting ( I never write reviews). I am not a fish guy, but my fiancée is? Both specialties are outstanding whether it be Atlantic Char or Braised ribs. Drinks are a full pour and service is very good. We have only been on Saturday evenings, which stretch most establishments. If you prefer a quieter environment sit inside in the small dining area on the way to the outside seating area. A real plus is the outdoor bar and seating. This has become one of our two favorite spots on the north shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service and food were outstanding. Additionally, the music was wonderful. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual feel great outdoor dining
    EnjoyFood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner. Sit at high top by bar, in dining room or outdoors. Varied menu and great gluten free options. Many appetizers to share, casual bites or delicious entrees for one if you prefer. Fun and easy going.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    live2eat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very good food and service, friendly staff and ownership in a cozy atmosphere. The patio is very inviting. Another terrific dining experience in Glen Head!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CraigVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    JW's proves to be consistent with their food. My wife & I shared oysters & clams which were fresh cold & delicious. I had the stripped bass special which was great!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drew excellent waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I have celiac disease and he was very knowledgable on how to suggest what foods I was able to eat And was delicious
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sit on the patio!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dined inside (air conditioned!) but moved out to finish last of our bottle of wine and listen to great live music. FUN!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time !!
    funtimes
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We've been here several times both with just the family and even on ladies night out... Always a good time !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    TonyMichaels23VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Always great, seafood in particular, but you're good with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the JW's Public House reviews archive.
  • Good & Bad Experience
    foodman13VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food and ambiance were quite good. However, the time it took for our food to be delivered was sub-par. The server was polite and kept apologizing for the inordinate delay. It seems that their kitchen is either under staffed or poorly run. Too bad, because other aspects of this bar/restaurant are quite nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find through open table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The tuna tartar was excellent even for somebody that doesn't like raw fish. Great screaming shrimp! The house dinner specials were also very good! Extremely friendly and helpful staff! Great night out and food was amazing
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CraigVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We sat outside & enjoyed the sunset to a great bowl of steamers & zucchini pata with seafood. Our waitress Karen was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Third Time Not a Charm
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We made the mistake of coming to JW's on a night where they were simply overwhelmed. My broiled sea food platter was lukewarm and had the most overcooked piece of fish in it that I have ever been served, but having waited for over an hour between appetizers and the main course, I didn't dare send it back. Other things were ok, if a little off - i.e., Sea food Cobb salads without avocado? If you are in the area, like eating outdoors and enjoy live music, then, by all means drop on by. But if you see a crowd, though, plan on spending awhile. A very long while . . .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • walked away with a smiling
    haleboya
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Try the screaming shrimp. Amazing! We had a very nice time. Kids loved it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Birthday Surprise
    FDfoodgirl
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I took my boyfriend here to continue his birthday celebration. I found this restaurant through Groupon since we wanted to try a new food place. This place was incredible! Great food, great service, and a great experience! The calamari was perfect. The filet mignon melted in your mouth, and the crab stuffed shrimp was excellent. We loved the raspberry sorbet. I would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    LIMom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went here for an early mother's day dinner. We ordered food off the mother's day prix fix menu as well as the regular menu. All of our dishes (crab cakes, fish and chips, skirt steak and roasted chicken) were really good. The noise level was quiet loud and unfortunately we were seated near the rest rooms, so that wasn't too ideal. Overall, good experience. Friendly service.
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  • fair food, poor service
    andya53
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    we were excited to try this new, seemingly higher level, pub restaurant but were severely disappointed. both appetizers and entrees for our party of four were ordinary to below. only the apple crisp for dessert was good. our dinner took over 2.5 hours and we were constantly asking for service, ie. water, where was food, etc.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FIRST TIMERS
    mojo
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    this was our first time dining at this restaurant and we were all very impressed with the food and service. My whole Bronzino was wonderful and probably the best I ever had!!! I would definitely return either with couples or a girls night out!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our night
    BocaGrande
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was also very good. They gave us plenty if time to enjoy the courses and our conversation. I thought it was more of a steakhouse, but it is more pub like. Still very pleasant and reasonably priced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    TonyMichaels23VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great food, wonderful atmosphere, fine service. The best restaurant for seafood in our area.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nice menu in a nice atmosphere with great service.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Puckstopper
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything here was excellent. The food was great, the service was very attentive and the atmosphere was great. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it.
    youngatheart
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I chose this restaurant through a Groupon coupon, to celebrate my birthday. My friend and I enjoyed the food and service. My rib eye steak was made to perfection, and my friend greatly enjoyed her skirt steak. We shared a calamari appetizer, that was very tender. My friend really liked her cheesecake for dessert. Would definitely recommend the place. We were there relatively early, so the noise level was not too bad.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JW's Public House
    Taco44
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We went on a Thursday evening so it was quiet. The menu was varied and well priced. It was hard to pick one dish so we shared a number of things. Our waitress, Kathy, was terrific, making our experience even better
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fishy
    BgreenVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Quality of food is second rate. The focus is selling everything on the menu, but little attention is given to food preparation and presentation. Restaurant prices with fast food quality. They desperately need a Chef.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Gem
    JBIRISH
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Feeling like Tuna, or a nice rib eye? J W's has great fresh fish and a wonderful burgers If seafood is not your thing, the meats , or specials are always good. It replaced a previous fish house that has been there a long time, but Jw's has a much better dining room and great outdoor deck, weather permitting. We in Glen Head are very lucky they came to town.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.