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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 - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & 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. Come indulge in Executive Chef Steve's 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 available on request. 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 from 4PM to 10PM (11PM on the weekends) and our outdoor patio and bar will be open seasonally and weather permitting.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We finally gave JW a chance. And we're very happy we didi. The corned beef (that our waitress recommended) was the best we ever had! Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. We will be going back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I first visited JW's Public House on a Groupon gift. I was pleasantly surprised so I returned. My dining experience was great both visits. The raw bar menu is something I am always interested in and the oysters and clams were cold, fresh and delicious. Entrees were good: I had the pork chop and the short ribs, both great. The spinach salad was good, lightly sprinkled with goat cheese, beets and nuts. Service was cordial and the flow of the meal was good. I also enjoyed the specialty martinis served in small carafes."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "JW's Public House (previously The Fishery) is an upscale Bar & Grill serving fresh seafood any way you want. I had the Ahi Tuna (delicious...and very good quality), and my friend had the broiled Cod with a scampi sauce on the side (thank you) - also top quality & delicious. The only disappointment was the iceberg lettuce wedge with apple smoked bacon and blue cheese dressing - delicious, if only wanting in portion size for the $11 plate charge; the Italian cheesecake with delicious but tiny. The servers were outstanding - very personable and hustling. The bus boys (runners) need to be instructed as they were clumsy, dropping plates on the table, and serving from all sides, etc. The kitchen was slow, but our servers made up for it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I finally decided to pop into JW's for dinner on a Saturday night. We didn't know what to expect as the location had been a few different restaurants in the past. After a remodel, new owners, chef and staff took over and opened what is now JW's Public House. The inside has a beautiful bar with tables and tv's for lounging and dining or you can opt to sit in the quieter dining area. The food is superb from the delicious cuts of meat to the fresh seafood! We've had the veal chop, oysters, shrimp, baked clams and stuffed flounder. All were excellent. The owners and staff are incredibly friendly, attentive and fun. We're so happy we tried JW's as it is now our "go to" neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Wonderful local dining spot. Great good and service."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Sliders were absolutely amazing. Main course, the sea bass, was flavorful, healthy tasting. Dessert was the ricotta cheesecake. Outstanding. Very nice bourbon list. Wait staff was fantastic. Very courteous and professional. They honored both my Amazon discount coupon and the OpenTable check. Would come back here."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal, and the waitress was excellent! The food was plentiful and the waitress had personality and was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "food was great, service was even better. fresh seafood also. wouldn't mind going again!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have lived in Glen Head for 30+ years and have always enjoyed the restaurants at this address. However, JW Public's is by far the best so far. The food, the atmosphere and the service were exceptional. We will go back again and again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We dine here often. It's a great restaurant. This time the band made conversation difficult, but hey, it did attract a crowd. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Although service was on the slow side the food more than made up for it. This was our first time but we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place has great food from the appetizers all the way through to dessert!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time to dine at JW's. Food and service were excellent. We'll definitely return"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our second visit. First was very good on a Sunday night, second on a Saturday night was not as enjoyable. Kitchen was very slow, tables on top of each other and very noisy (I don't mind energetic but having the people behind you screaming in your ear is no fun). Food is good once it arrives, but by then we were ready to leave."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Nice, local, easy meal with my family. Food was good and the staff knowledgeable and accomodating to one child's food allergy."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our server DREUX went above and beyond just bring our server . He really helped me pull off a surprise for our friends . Love him!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had the scallops your way and they were delicious. Sweet potato fries are outrageous."
    Dined on 2/7/2014