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JW's Public House
JW's Public House

JW's Public House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.JWsPublicHouse.com
  • Phone: (516) 200-9090
  • 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 (516) 200-9090

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was great as well as the service. Ate outside and the guitar player/singer was excellent. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The seafood was very fresh and tasty. And we loved the music they played."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service and food were outstanding. Additionally, the music was wonderful. Great evening!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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!!"
    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"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Dined inside (air conditioned!) but moved out to finish last of our bottle of wine and listen to great live music. FUN!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've been here several times both with just the family and even on ladies night out... Always a good time !"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Always great, seafood in particular, but you're good with anything on the menu."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We sat outside & enjoyed the sunset to a great bowl of steamers & zucchini pata with seafood. Our waitress Karen was great."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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 . . ."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Try the screaming shrimp. Amazing! We had a very nice time. Kids loved it."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food, wonderful atmosphere, fine service. The best restaurant for seafood in our area. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Nice menu in a nice atmosphere with great service."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We've been here a number of times and absolutely love it . Drew is the best waiter ever ! Always very accommodating!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not sure if we ordered the wrong things or we had a different chef on Sunday night, but food was very disappointing. Meal started well with a salad and the fish chowder that was very good. My husband ordered the fish entree with the pancakes which was okay but the sauce was bland. I shared the hot seafood platter and everything was dull, soggy frozen seafood. The grilled shrimp were bad tasting and the baked clams were just bad. I knew that the ipwich clams would be frozen but they were soggy - ugh. The steamed king crab was good but dry. We ordered a side of sweet potatoes fries that were over done! Restaurant has real potential - nice bar. Best thing our night was the Baskin Robbins across the street."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "my family and I went there Sunday evening and had a nice surprise. The place is very cozy friendly and the food was very good. I would recommend this place to anyone in the area."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've eaten here before but usually not on a Saturday night. A service definitely suffers when crowded. Service was still good, but not exceptional as it is during the week. Food remains exceptional. JW's is a highly recommended restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First they had a nice size menu on the gluten free items to choose from The food gluten free and regular we ordered was very very good from the first to the last bite Bread amazingly fresh Appetizer shrimp tasty and coked perfectly Salads delicious dressings Dinners what can I say just perfect"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. The portions were ample but the food was so good, we became members of the clean plate club. This is truly a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 3/28/2014