We'll definitely be back.
This is a great find in the zone between the Theatre district and Madison Square Garden -- both places that can be difficult to find a good, dependable place to eat. The vibe is casual and friendly. Perfect for kids. While we expected standard pub fare, the food is more varied and of better quality than we expected. I had a bamboo steamed salmon that was healthy and delicious. My appetizer was tuna sashimi with some kind of wasabi sauce and seaweed salad -- it was fantastic, fresh and spicy. The rest of the folks in my party liked their meals, too. The service was prompt and friendly. They were all festive, celebrating St. Patrick's Day. All in all: good food, convenient location, nice vibe.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable and relaxing
Everything was excellent, very relaxed atmosphere. We ordered from the pre-theatre dinner and also had the Pork Tenderloin from the regular menu. The food was great and the service terrific. It was located around the corner from the theatre and I would definitely return. Very enjoyable evening.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food in an otherwise
Great food in an otherwise difficult area of Times Square neighborhood. Group of about 10 women came in and the noise level rose uncomfortably, the acoustics in there are not good with loud people. Luckily it was near the end of our dinner. But food great!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunch experience.
I work close by. It's a great place for lunch and dinner. Service is good and food just as good. Enjoy! Based on time of day, it could be noisy. If you are in a booth, it's better. At the tables, noise level can appear a bit louder. I was at a booth and we were fine... Thanks.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very creative menu and run
Very creative menu and run by two of the nicest guys in the business. A very busy lunch scene with mostly business folks.
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little place for pre-theater
Jack's is a very reliable choice right next to the Theater District in NYC, just beyond the reach of the tourists. Service is always friendly, never intrusive, and the food - from tapas, sandwiches, burgers to entrees like salmon and steak - is fresh and well-prepared. I love it for pre-theater dinners, and it's great for brunch with friends and business lunches.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual, eclectic food
Nice casual neighborhood place. We went for Wednesdnay night late dinner and it was not at all crowded; oldies music playing. Wide assortment of food and cuisines to choose from; PEI mussels were particularly good. Delicious cocktails and decent wine list. Very reasonably priced for the Times Square area. Will return if staying in the area again.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, friendly service
Excellent, friendly service with great food. The Cod dish was delicious.. Also perfect dining if your looking for Pre Theater dinner, my friend ordered the Grilled Salmon which was very impressive too. Would recommend & definitely go back next time we're in the neighborhood.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Location if you're going to see Newsies! We had Sunday Brunch before the 3pm show and it was perfect.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot near Times Square
My coworkers and I often go here when we're meeting friends for lunch. There's a large menu with good variety, and everything's reasonably priced, especially for the midtown area.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack's Lunch Review- a nice place
I work in the neighborhood and have always found Jack's to be an excellent destination for lunch with either a client, a friend, or work team member. The food is very good. The service is very good as well. Sometimes if they are packed, you might have to wait a bit longer, but it has been my experience that waiters/servers do check in to see how the meal is and if you need anything. They try their best to be attentive. It also appears that many have been working there for a while which is always a good sign. I would recommend reservations for lunch (and for dinner) unless you go at off peek 1:30 and forward for lunch.I always reserve a booth and usually get my request 95% of the time.Wish that they would give free refills for the ice tea.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Look forward to returning!
I visit New York regularly and after passing this restaurant many times, I decided to give it a try. I was very impressed by the very friendly and efficient service. The menu offered an interesting variety of dishes and I will go back again gladly.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience Every Time
This was my third time there. Excellent every time. I highly recommend for pre theatre, delicious food along with warm and helpful service. Ambiance is very relaxing and nice not to be rushed.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Had blackened
Food was excellent. Had blackened New England cod and companions had salmon and pot pie which were good portions and cooked well. Unfortunately noise level prob higher than normal due our own group's contribution.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there on a Friday night
Went there on a Friday night after work because Times Square was halfway between my date and I but we wanted to avoid the tourist traps. This place was exactly what we were looking for. It wasn't crowded, but wasn't dead. It was a little noisy at times, but my date was soft spoken or I wouldn't have noticed it. Food was excellent and our server made sure I quickly got a new drink when I ran out.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack's is a great meeting place
We've eaten here many times. All tables are rectangular so groups of 2 or 4 are fine. Lunch is the busiest time and late night.
This time we met friends at 7:30 and it was quiet. Food is always good and service, especially when they are not busy, is
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place near Time Square
It was so great to find a terrific lunch in the tourist mecca, but no noticeable tourists! We both had the salad with scallops which were cooked perfectly. It was a business lunch, with the staff providing the right amount service to be efficient, but not in our face.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pre Theater Dinner
This was our second time there. Food is tasty, great menu selection and impressive per theatre dinner with generous portions..
Service was superb on both occasions, friendly and efficient, never felt rushed.
Look forward to returning again.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is conveniently located near Times Square but not a super-crowded place. Nice for an evening with friends without the huge prices or lines. It's nice to get tapas here and share with friends. It's not an enormous amount of food but its quite tasty.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined at Jacks many times & it's the warm, friendly, comfortable atmosphere that draws us back every time. The food has yet to disappoint and we especially love their Tapas. Definitely a hidden gem in the neighborhood, worth the trip.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple and Yum
Good was very good...split four tapas between two people...waitress recommended certain tapas and we went with them and they were great!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful evening
We recently had an early dinner at Jack's. The food was excellent, as was the wine. The wait staff was very attentive, friendly, and helpful. I would definitely visit Jack's again and recommend this resturant to a friend!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Brunch on Sunday, 9/15/13. Reasonable prices. Very nice close to the theatre district. We would go there again and try the lunch menu.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good variety of tapas & relatively
Good variety of tapas & relatively quick service before theater. Calimare was a bit rubbery, I had better, but crab cakes very good.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Business Lunch
Good food, nice atmosphere and attentive service. Perfect for a lunch meeting.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here for dinner on a Thurs at 630PM. We tried several of the tapas - cheese, calamari, seared tuna, tuna sashimi. It was all good. The 2 tuna tapas are great and the calamari was a little different than most places (cornmeal crusted) but tasty. The cheese plate was okay - the cheese comes as slices of cheese on bread, as opposed to small blocks of cheese. The service was impeccable. I got there a little early and sat at the bar. The bartender was attentive and friendly and our waiter was the same. Great place to meet someone for dinner after work.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service - pre-theatre
Lovely waitress was very attentive and made sure our food was delivered timely. She was helpful with the menu which she apparently memorized as she took orders without writing and got everything perfect. Waitstaff overall delivered and cleared courses timely. We had 4 tapas and a dinner salad, all split and it was done beautifully. Will return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in the city
A great place to get some small plates or enjoy a full entree! Great food!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
40th st. hideout
Great spot for 42nd st. theaters. We went for brunch, great menu choices, and the waiter was most accommodating in making the substitutions that we trequested
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a good place to get
Overall a good place to get dinner before a show. Food and Service was fine. We had reservations , and when we got there our table was ready. Some reviews I read did not like this place, but I guess you cannot please everyone. We had no issues.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jack's delivered with great food and fantastic service. We got there late and our waiter made sure our food was out faster than I have ever seen. Everything was delicious! Highly recoommend the empanadas, anything on Naan and the Fried Goat Cheese salad. Yum! Great restaurant in the heart of the theater district and if you part at the Central lot next door it will only cost $10!!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food, fantastic service
This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed. Fantastic food, fantastic service. The restaurant was in a great location for the theatres. Would
Highly recommend Jacks.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM