Great Food and Drink
This was my first visit to Jack Rose. I was not disappointed. Perhaps the outstanding feature is the extensive selection of spirits, including rare bourbons and scotches. You can order your selection "straight" in either 1 oz. or 2 oz. sizes as well as in a number of distinctive cocktails. The menu of appetizers, small plates, and entrees is large enough to be inclusive but not so large as to be overwhelming. Offerings range from the unusual--"crispy kale'"--to the familiar New York strip. Both were delicious, as was my companions Thai fish. One word of advice: Do not expect a quiet, intimate dinner. The Dining Saloon is a large room which includes tables as well as a long bar with obviously very happy patrons.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
definitely worth a try
We liked the food and bourbon selection. Younger crowd. Very loud.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like 100's of scotches & whiskey this is your place. Food was better than average, but not outstanding. Noise level was high, but for a group it would be fab. Bar is a classic.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Excellent Whisky
Jack Rose continues to have an excellent selection of liquors and an enjoyable dining menu. They're a great place to visit for drinks, although they could benefit from a friendlier entrance for diners (perhaps a lectern or small sign that keeps people from being confused about where to go when the enter?). Service is improving.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good experience, few problems
I went to Jack Rose for dinner and drinks with a friend and had a positive experience. The scotch list covers just about any dram someone could desire, and while the menu is pretty small the food was good. Our server did forget to tell us that a particular appetizer was not being offered, but that was a minor problem at worst.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent for Single Malt Lovers
Awesome bar and restaurant. For the best experience, ignore the scotch list and trust the incredibly knowledgeable bartenders to select from the 1,500+ bottles. The menu was small but all of the food was spot on.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
With over 1500 bottles of scotch, whiskey and bourbon, it's hard to make a decision, but the Scotch Guy is very helpful!! In the end we tried a different strength for four scotches we like. They were all very tasty - and expensive.
And the burger and ribs were delicious too!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
scotch scotch scotch
Largest scotch collection in eastern seaboard, you will just be intimidated by first looking at their menu. Not to worry. Their friendly staff and in-house experts will make you feel at ease and give great recommendations. Only down side is that some of their recommendations can be real pricey. Food isn't that great, I mean its not their highlight, but passable.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really solid food. The burger was super tasty. Definitely one of the best I've had in DC. As always, Jack Rose also had awesome cocktails. Great whiskey list
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the scotch!
I really enjoyed the personalized help we received with our meal. The food was so-so; really we just ate so that the scotch wasn't sitting on an empty stomach. My only complaint is that the waiter we had was not so familiar (he was really new, in his defense) so we had to wait for one of the experts to assist; and that just took time.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for special outing
I went to Jack Rose with a group of friends for a bachelor party. The food was good, but the drinks were what was most memorable. A whiskey expert helped us choose a flight of different types of Scotch to try, explaining what to look for in each type. It was a fun, memorable evening - something that everyone should try at least once.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack Rose has a tremendous reputation among whiskey connoisseurs and now I have experienced why ~ an unparalleled selection & the ambience to match. The start of a new tradition.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jack's has over 1600 different types of whiskey lining every wall in the saloon. Was told it was the largest selection of whiskies in the world. The food was fabulous. They have experts at the saloon to help you choose from so many great scotches, ryes and bourbons from around the world.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is the single greatest place to find sctoch in the DC area.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and drinks are superb,
The food and drinks are superb, but if you want a really great experience, sit up at the bar where the bartenders are incredibly knowledgeable and willing to make suggestions and explain different drinks. Just a wonderful place overall.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great whisky collection
Jack Rose has an extraordinary collection of all types of whisky. The staff is friendly, and very able to help people select both food and drinks that match. We only had appetizers while there, but there were interesting and well done.
One thing that impressed me was how the staff handled a particularly obnoxious customer standing near the bar. They were polite but direct and diffused things quickly. The customer ended up calm and no one was disturbed. It's clear they know how to take care of their guests.
I'll be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening
I had never drank whiskey before, but after dinner and a tasting flight at Jack Rose, I may just be a convert. My boyfriend and I had a fabulous time celebrating his birthday with a quiet dinner and whiskey tasting. We both learned an immense amount. Whiskey expert Rachel was fabulous and worked within our budget to present us with a tasting flight we would love. She taught us so much about whiskey. The ambiance was beautiful; like a library of bottles on the wall. Our server was attentive and friendly. Overall a wonderful experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar staff are exemplary, can
Bar staff are exemplary, can and will make almost any cocktail conceivable. Knowledgeable dedicated whisk(e)y staffers for any questions or recommendations. Only downside to Jack Roses is the parking, and metro is a fair walk.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband heard about this place at a scotch tasting event so I made a res. Couldn't believe our eyes when we walked in! Thousands of bottles if scotch & bourbon - I can't even imagine what the start-up cost was. The service was the best we've had in any restaurant in years. The scotch sommelier was so knowledgeable & attentive, she selected the perfect scotches for my husband. The server was also very sweet & attentive. The food was good, not great. In particular my husband's chicken wings were dry & overcooked. We shared pork bellies which were tasty & scallops which were very flavorful but could have used less smokiness (bacon) & more scallops (the entrée portion only had a paltry 3 scallops). Overall we'll be back but mainly to drink!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience, but noisy.
I can only speak to the downstairs section, as the upstairs was hosting a private event, but it is quite loud in the evening due to the number of people. Once it cleared out a little the noise dropped significantly. The food was excellent, just the right size portions and the whiskey menu is fantastic. They have a small but good beer menu and the wine menu was also well done. There's something for everyone but scotch/bourbon/rye lovers will be in heaven.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
what a liquor selection!
Wonderful food and drink....but not a place to converse over dinner. 2 tops are unusually long making talking 2 your fining party difficult. We were moved to a booth which helped. ...but still had difficulty hearing one another. Well beyond the noise of any restaurant I've been in lately. Still the food was delicious. ..service friendly. Seems like a great place to take friends. ...but wwouldn't go there for business dinner.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just slightly more noise then
Just slightly more noise then I would prefer (and this may just be on the first level). But absolutely this place is a gem- REQUEST MEG for your server if she is available.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM