A hidden gem!
Jane G's is truly a great find - they serve, amazing, authentic Chinese food. I've been there to eat several times now, and the food has been outstanding every time. In particular, the herbal tea smoked duck is a standout dish. The servers are attentive and very pleasant. I'll definitely be back!
12/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
Food was good but on the bland
Food was good but on the bland side and we had to ask for extra seasoning for the fish and seafood dishes that we ordered. Dinners were not served together and there was a fairly long wait for the second dish. They use a great deal of soft tofu and I prefer the firm, which is a personal preference. Dumplings and warmed saki were delicious. Freshness of food was excellent.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious! MUST try.
Went with a group of 7, first time at the restaurant. Had a fabulous dinner: the tasting menu was inventive, great breadth of tastes that all were delicious and appropriately spicy, and a ton of food. Actually had the owner (Jane) and her son (mgr) check on us several times to explain the cuisine and make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Service was excellent. Among our our group was a friend who also is a national food magazine editor - so "expert" in the truest sense -- and she loved it. GO!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend Jane G's to everyone and have brought out-of-town foodies to show off this gem of a restaurant. The food is reliably good -- dumpling sampler, popcorn shrimp, dan dan noodles-- all excellent!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great traditional Chinese
Great traditional Chinese spicy food, really authentic.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a Sichuan 3-course
Enjoyed a Sichuan 3-course lunch for 2 for $28. First course for the table (4 to choose from) was the selection of the Peking duck salad; 2nd course for the table (6 to choose from) was the selection of the pork dumplings in chili oil; and the 3rd course for each diner (10+ to choose from with a choice of white or brown rice) consisted of the boiled hot sauce with fish and triple pepper with pork. These dishes can be prepared to varying levels of "hotness".
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My biggest complaint with
My biggest complaint with this restaurant was our server had a very heavy accent, and was extremely difficult to understand. This made ordering a challenge.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chose the $40 per person tasting menu and had a wonderful meal with an unbelievable amount of food. Highlights were the lamb, duck, whole fish and Brussels sprouts. Great, attentive service. Next time will not do the tasting menu but focus on the favorite dishes we had. We asked for a heat level of 3 (we like spicy food) and it was perfect for us.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the very friendly staff to Ms. G's attention to her guests and food, it was great. Things can get a bit spicy hot. Be careful. Will be back vey soon.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very good. Nice atmosphere, and friendly waiters. Clean and nicely decorated. Wide variety on choices on menu. Would definitely go there again and again. Can't wait to go back again.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty appetizers
We had wine and two appetizers which were delicious - brussel sprouts and sampler of 4 dumplings. The wine was excellent but pricey for a small amount. Our waiter was very attentive and courteous. The menu has many items that sound the same as typical Chinese restaurants but the taste here is much better than the average.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and gracious service
Warm and gracious service from an owner and staff who genuinely care.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Last Supper
I celebrated my last night in philly here. There were eight of us and we opted to do the tasting menu at $30/person. I had emailed the restaurant beforehand because one of my guests had dietary restrictions. Jackson was very accomodating and was able to substitute one of the dishes. The dinner was very good, we had so much food that we had to tell the kitchen to stop. In place of the food, they gave us some champagne. All in all, I was very satisfied with my experience and would recommend it to anyone.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited or lunch recently and I have also visited for dinner. The food is excellent, fresh and not too greasy. We will definitely go back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent. Everything was done in a timely fashion. Food was good. I like that you can choose how spicy you want your food. The scenery was nice. The portions of food was generous for the price.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Chinese Food
Delicious food, especially the Brussel sprouts and wontons in chili oil.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wasn't sure at first... Chinese tonight... Hmmmm. Wow I was blown away. Great atmosphere and food was just amazing. Like spicy? You came to the right place. Like mild? You came to the right place. Even the manager was excellent with help on the menu. I will be back again.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and friendly services
We booked a reservation thru Open Table. We were running a bit late, got a friendly phone call from Jane G's checking with us on the reservation. The restaurant is really beautiful. Love the decor. My wife and I are not big spicy food people, but we still love the dishes there. Appetizer Beef Lover's Quarrel is really tasty, highly recoomanded. And Crispy Whole Fish is so good that my five year old daughter finished half of it. My wife and I had to suppress the urge to order another one because we knew we would not be able to finish. They have good size portion dishes. Both food and services are outstanding. We will definitely be back for more.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese in Philadelphia.
Easily the most authentic Sichuan cuisine available in Philadelphia; and likely one of the best Chinese restaurants in the region. If you come to Jane G's ordering the usual pedestrian Americanized Chinese fare, you may miss the point. Where other restaurants load up on starchy batter, Jane G's focuses on the essential flavors, the heat of the Sichuan pepper, and on presenting these from a delightful array of different angles. They do it in an accessible way, with each dish fully customized to the diner in spice and content. The staff are fantastic; Jenn took amazing care of us and presented the menu with excitement and enthusiasm that made the experience complete. Take her advice, and order the prix fixe menu if it is your first time!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but empty
I really enjoyed the food but the cooks all came out and ate their meals while I was seating eating mine. Usually this wouldn't bother me, but this one cook kept staring at me and even when I made eye contact with her she kept staring. Defiantly uncomfortable. If the food wasn't so good I wouldn't go back because of that.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute lunch date
I have heard a lot of buzz about Jane G's online and I was really excited to check it out. I really enjoyed the tofu pad thai and the eggplant in a brown garlic sauce. I also appreciate that you can have a range of spice levels 1-5.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were excellent.
Service and food were excellent. Great choice for restaurant week.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food, ample portions
We enjoyed the Restaurant Week lunch special. The string beans were especially tasty. The décor is attractive. Server was courteous and attentive. Good cocktails. I would return again and recommend it to others.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
good tho expensive spicey chinese
Prices are a bit high, and almost everything comes out spicy; they ask you your spice tolerance, one through five (one being least tolerant) and that brought food out that was hotter than almost anything you'll eat at other restaurants. Dishes are well prepared, presentation is nice, decent noise level, tables are nicely arranged so you're not crowded, and they have the typical things you'd expect in terms of chinese food, and a few that I've never seen before. Our meal was good, but next time I'll tell them I don't want anything hotter than vanilla ice cream and see what happens...
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant especially
Great restaurant especially if you like the unique spice of Sichuan peppercorns. Double cooked fish is excellent. Spice level 3 (of 5) allowed for a good kick while still allowing for flavor of fish to come through. Wine list is pretty good. Jane G is often present making sure everything runs smoothly. Friendly service
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent vegetarian "linner"
We chose this restaurant because one of us is a vegetarian and we wanted to dine at 2:00 p.m. on a Sunday. This restaurant was open at the right time and had many veg options. All food was delicious especially the edamame dumplings. This restaurant is definitely superior to the average Chinese restaurant. I will return and recommend it to others.
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food. Not your typical
Delicious food. Not your typical corner Chinese. It's special. Can't wait to go back.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
service and food was good...menu changed, but overall a good meal!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
this is not your usual Chinese food
Familiar flavors with flair and beautiful presentation. Nice sized portions but a bit pricey.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jane G's Review
Always a great place to go. Highly recommend and I will definitely return. Great food and atmosphere. Me and my friends love this place.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food Good Ambiance
Food was very good and the restaurant has some unusual interesting dishes
Service was good and attentive
We ordered main course and they sold us an appetizer then brought all the food together when it would have been preferable to get the appetizer in advince but apart from this it was great
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Gourmet Chinese Food!!
I took a group of 9 here on Sat Night. We had a great time, they spaced out the food so we didnt feel rushed at all like at other Chinese restaurants. The food was totally creative adn delicious, not greasy at all. Favs include the special brussel sprouts, assortment of dumplings (so interesting and totally tasty!), half duck and peppered steak... also the special fried dough desserts! Special thanks to our fantastic waitress, Amanda!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warrants a return visit!!
Beautiful restaurant, great wait staff, interesting menu, noise level was perfect for conversation.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM