This is a great casual, moderately
This is a great casual, moderately priced restaurant with good food. If you want a giant pot of mussels (4 flavors available) cooked just right - this is the place. I had 2 small plates, the beet salad and the crab cake - both were excellent. My 3 compainions all had mussels and a salad. We all went home happy and it didn't break the bank. The ambiance was warm and homey, the service very good. Also several choices of fresh-brewed iced tea - that works for me. We'll be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprise! Sushi Sandwich!
The new sushi station at Jack Halyard's offers some of the best sushi combination rolls ever. I chose the sushi sandwich! (And that's what it looks like.) Made with tuna (or with salmon for those who enjoy cooked fish) it offers the most incredible flavor and texture combination I've ever experienced at any sushi bar. As the old ad used to go - yes, showing my age - "Try it, you'll like it!" Or, as in my case, you'll LOVE it.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a visit
Food was well prepared and tasty. Drinks were done right also. Only small complaint is that there were small waits for getting the orders in.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for Mother's Day and we enjoyed our brunch very much! Everything tasted fresh and homemade. The service was impeccable and helpful throughout our meal. We also enjoyed that they give you normal, and not obscene, portion sizes. It was great for the occasion and for any time!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food In Oyster Bay!
We have been frequenting this neighborhood restaurant since the new ownership took over about 3 years ago. The food is freshly prepared and always delicious! The food choices are quite varied and we gravitate towards fish dishes ... enough to choose from. However, our friend had the Short Ribs the other night ... he said they were perfectly prepared.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid all around
Have dined there twice and found it to be a pleasant experience. Nice to find a local place that has good food and great service.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at this restaurant. It overlooks a parking lot which was not the most pleasant scene, but the food was very good and the service was perfect. The crispy lamb shank was a treat, although the cost was higher than at my favorite Greek restaurant. My daughter enjoyed the leftovers when I got home.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner at Jack's
Three different fish dinners; nothing left on anyone's plate. Super friendly waiter (Danny). A truly memorable Father's Day Dinner and the boys picked up the tab!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second visit to this establishment proved why I enjoyed the first one so much. Food was served quickly and was perfect. I was joined by two friends and they enjoyed the meal as much as I did. I suggest this location to anyone looking for a nice little spot that could become a personal gem. Enjoy!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back Again After Not So Good Meal
My wife and I have been to this restaurant several times, under several different owners. Usually the meal and experience was excellent. However when we went for dinner several months ago, the meal was very disappointing. We had not gone back for at least 2 to 3 months. We decided to give it another try this past weekend. I must say the restaurant appeared to be reborn with new life and a redone menu! Sushi addition is a wonderful addition. We were delighted. Would recommend giving this restaurant a try. However was disappointed that the coconut cake was no longer available. please bring it back as it is a favorite of mine.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jack Halyards continues to
Jack Halyards continues to serve top quality food with competent and friendly staff at reasonable prices. Keep in going!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to this American Bistro in Oyster Bay. Saturday night live music in bar area which you can hear softly through rest of the restaurant. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their appetizers and entrees from the crab cakes to Mahi Mahi and Long Island duckling. A side note the chef was formerly at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill and also Sushi Samba.
This is why there is a full complement of fresh sushi and sashimi. Many creative rolls...
And save room for dessert like the flourless chocolate cake....
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious Food in Oyster Bay ...
We keep returning to this local restaurant because the food is always freshly prepared and delicious. I usually choose a fish dish ... this visit I had the sauteed sea scallops which were perfectly prepared. I started with the beet salad ... which has a pleasing variety of ingredients. My guests had skirt steak and flat iron steak ... They each enjoyed their meal and said the steaks were packed with flavor and very tender.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is divided
The restaurant is divided into 2 distinct dining areas. We were seated in the quieter & more formal back room. The food choices offered something for everyone. Seafood was dominant, but the hit at our table was the Gorgonzola crusted filet mignon. Our waitress was exceptionally attentive and accommodating. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return soon.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food always good, sometimes
Food always good, sometimes great. Best tuna burger. Wonderful salads.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good overall place, but ........
The food was very good. The service was excellent. However, they just could not get the order right. When one dish had to be sent back due to an ingredient that was specifically to be eliminated, it came back out with the very same ingredient adorning the top of the dish. The chef needs to read the orders better
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really great food!!!!!
Decided to go with another couple last minute Saturday night. Staff very accommodating. Had the Kung Pao Calamari - excellent. Lobster Bisque very rich and delicious. Watermelon and Feta salad delicious. Scallops and Salmon prepared to perfection. Even the bread basket was tops - fresh and tasty with some type of spread that was light and airy. I had to go meet John Brill in the kitchen because I felt strongly that the meal was tops!!! I can't tell you about dessert because I just had no room in my belly to try...go and enjoy !!!!!!!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service outstanding.
The food and service outstanding. For a special occasion or dinner out with friends. We especially enjoyed the seafood salad and Kung pao calamari appetizers. Everything was so fresh and tasteful. The service was terrific and the meal timed perfectly. We never felt rushed and had enough time between courses to fully enjoy the meal.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafare and more...
A nice successor to what was Fiddleheads and a bigger menu too -- a sea change if you will. Even a sushi bar. Worth a trip to Oyster Bay.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great new find
Will definitely go back. Food was delicious, from Appetizers through Dessert' even comped for Birthday dessert.
Will definitely recommend and go back.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the food and excellent service. Our waiter, Sean, was very well versed with every aspect of the menu and food preparation. He made the dining experience extra special.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back!
We had not eaten here in a very long time. The menu was formerly limited and the back room was only used for private parties. Now the menu is much more extensive, and includes a list of evening specials. The back room where we ate was busy, lively, and more "formal" with white tablecloths. Prior to this , there were only a few tables in a cramped dining area and the menu was very limited. I am so happy we tried this neighborhood gem and can't wait to go back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time there - excellent. Waitress Sara was terrific - food exceptional, especially the Soft Shell Crabs and Sorbet Soup.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oyster Bay Sailaway
My Connecticut-based sailing club sailed over to Oyster Bay on Saturday for an overnight stay at Oyster Bay Marine Center. Five of us dined at Jack Halyard's and hung out in the bar afterwards to listen to some music. The food was delicious and our server, Sarah, was extremely good. We moved into the bar after dinner where our after-dinner coffee and teas were delivered and we were joined by 4 more sailing friends. The music by Ken Sambolin was a lot of fun and we all sang at the top of our lungs until we had to run to catch the last launch to our boats. We'll be back!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food beautifully
Delicious food beautifully presented. Moderately priced. Will definitely recommend to friends.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely worth the visit
The food was really good and the service was excellent!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here several years ago and didn't love it. The chef has changed and the food was great. Try the sushi, as well as the main dinner options. Appetizers (calamari, mussels) were also great! Will be coming back again!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have been going to this restaurant for years as it has evolved under new management and new menus. presently, I would recommend it to anyone- as the food is always very good, the service excellent and the restaurant able to accommodate a romantic twosome as well as a good sized group in the back. the bar area features entertainment on weekends that is also a plus. the only thing that I would add for that last star- please bring back the coconut cake.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
East meets West and both are best!
I was in the mood for a burger and my husband wanted sushi, so we knew just where to go. My burger: all-American and never better with cheddar and Applewood bacon. His sushi: some of the finest tuna we have ever seen, and in addition, by special request, the chef's special "sushi sandwich." Where else but Jack Halyard's can you get the very best of both worlds?
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable and consistently
Comfortable and consistently good - the menu changes keep it fresh and current - We are always satisfied by the tastes and flavors of each dish, but also the highly attentive service. The mussels are generous and tasty - the sauces rich for "dunking". The beet salad is so fresh and light our whole table enjoyed it. This is the place for fresh seafood and tasteful, cozy dining.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant, comfortable local
A pleasant, comfortable local restaurant with food which is always tasty and sometimes absolutely delicious. Interesting menu which changes constantly.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty and comfortable
This was our first time dinning here. The Lamb Shank was delicious. Four of us ordered it and everyone was delighted. there were two steak entrees good, but one the sirloin with Rosemary a bit pricy. Would not recommend the Servolli Cavatelli, not very good.
Overall great food and service good.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food, friendly service
Jack Halyards has consistently served high quality food with an extremely friendly and efficient staff for a reasonable price. It doesn't get any better.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
can't wait to return. warm,
can't wait to return. warm, friendly greeting. bartender served great drinks immediately. wait staff friendly and courteous. jen was very helpful in describing the specials and in selecting the menu items.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hard Workin' Sea Farers
Great food with good service. A little loud for my taste, but it provided lots of enthusiasm in the room. Well rounded menu with chefs in view of the public. These guys work like horses. They must sleep well at night. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM