The J (FKA Jezebel)
323 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013Neighborhood:
KosherPrice: $50 and over
The J (FKA Jezebel)
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://thejsoho.com/
- Phone: 6464100717
- Hours of Operation:
Closed on Friday's
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Kosher
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Our bi-level space offers guests a downstairs lounge, with seating for 50, richly decorated in gold and replete with a unique cocktail menu. Travel upstairs to the expansive second floor, which features a dining room that seats 100, and is punctuated by the main bar overflowing with fresh herbs.
- Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8776253076
A word from The J (FKA Jezebel)
Welcome to The J (FKA Jezebel), a decadent feast for all your senses. Combining extraordinary food, flawless service and dramatic design, The J is set in a beautiful converted 100 year old carriage house, filled with eye-popping installations, and located in the bustling Soho neighborhood at 323 West Broadway. Let The J dismiss all of your previously held notions about Kosher dining.Continued
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The J (FKA Jezebel) reviews from OpenTable diners
- Great food. Mediocre service.RavronDined on 11/9/2013The restaurant was beautiful, lively and the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, it seemed that our servers were confused from the start. 2 of them offered us the list of specials, neither aware of the other. After we ordered, the 1 stopped by to ask if we had made up our minds yet. Also, our drinks were sitting on the bar ready for delivery for about 10 minutes. I had to get up and ask for them. A similar delay unfolded after we were ready to pay. The food was outstanding- especially the filet tartar with a poached egg. And I thought the lamb was outstanding. And when we added fries to our order after the meal was already on the table, they we brought tasting fresh and within 5 minutes. Overall, I am looking forward to coming back soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing!MoishyKDined on 9/10/2013Really enjoyed the experience from start to finish! From being able to make a reservation online, to being seated immediately, great staff, great recommendations. The cocktail was unique and delicious. The food was amazingly presented, quick, extremely flavorful, unique and strong flavor, good to the last drop!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- put More food on plateBellaDined on 9/1/2013This is a really pretty restaurant, I wish I can say same about food, portions are extremely small, Soup is filled -3 Table spoons, chicken portion is a small chicken bottom, I wish they would not be so stingy with the food, for this price portions should be a bit larger, I have been to many many restaurants and this one is the worst, food was ok thou, tasty, place was empty, i guess people know this place already, and are not coming back. I wont be coming back anytime soon. unless i hear that food situation was changed.
- Good kosher food. Glad toMikeDined on 8/29/2013Good kosher food. Glad to have that option in Soho.Special Features:
- Portion SizebierhereDined on 8/25/2013Food was tasty and served nicely. Our only complaint is that my wife's chicken portion was a bit small. My soup portion was also small.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great experience!Diner123Dined on 8/25/2013Was a pleasure to eat kosher in the Village! Great salad, terrific fish, succulent steak. Excellent service. Only thing that was lacking was good bread. But I was happy to not have those carbs!Special Features:
- UpsettingSinneronezzDined on 8/17/2013We called got no answer. Booked a table through opentable looking at their menu hoping to get a burger or steak. When we arrived we were seated at a tiny table with the AC blasting. We were handed a tiny sushi menu and drink menu.
- Everything was great ! Expect....weHgoodfoodDined on 8/14/2013The service was OK. It took too long for simple foods like French fries or a salad to come. The waiter brought those foods with ribs that my friend ordered at the same time. In my experience salad usually doesn't take that long to make . And this happened for the desert as well. We just kept waiting. But it was still a very good night !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- J Soho So-SoinNYCfromNJDined on 8/13/2013Loved the ambiance, but a large group showed up mid-meal and was a little rowdy. Loved the service, but the food was only good, not incredible. Also, they were out of chocolate cake!!!!!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Who Knew Kosher Could Be Cool?CheapeatsDined on 8/7/2013I chose this spot for dinner with a friend visiting from Israel who is Orthodox. I didn't know what to expect and our dinner surpassed my expectations. It isn't cheap, but for a special occasion like this, SO WORTH IT.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delightfully surprisedOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/5/2013I heard lots of review about The J and finally decided to go check it out on my own. The Prime Rib was so succulent, tender, tasty and juicy. I was really impressed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OkYandaDined on 8/1/2013Expensive for what it is. None of the appetizers sounded good so we skipped that. Really good selection of kosher wines - we got a bottle and really enjoyed it. Considering the restaurant was Half empty the service was subpar. We had to refill our wine glasses ourselves and ask for more water more than once. The main food wa delicious steak is the way to go and the creamed spinach was good too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- spectacularhealthcarestocksDined on 7/24/2013Our first experience when it was Jezebel was decidely mixed. The owners have figured it out. The food was tremendous including the cream of mushroom soup. Hanger steak was done exactly how i ordered it. Creamed spinach, sweet potato sides were outstanding.Special Features:
- ReviewFirsttimeDined on 7/17/2013Waiter appeared apathetic and lacked knowledge of food when questioned. Food was bland, unimpressive and therefore overpriced for what it was. Restaurant was packed with bar goers and service was very slow. We ordered sorbet for dessert and our friends ordered coffee - our sorbet arrived 5-8 minutes after their coffee and it also had pieces that seemed freezer burned. It was unpleasant not to have been served our courses simultaneouslySpecial Features:
- A true Seinfeld EpisodeOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/17/2013I have lived and dined in NYC for over 25 years and I can honestly say this was one of my most horrific dining experiences ever. We were told we needed to be out of the table in 2 hours. The waiter, Gandhi, was seriously a character out of a Seinfeld episode. He was rude, mean and completely unhelpful when asked very simple questions about the menu or really about anything. About 2/3 through the meal they pulled down some TV screen and started blaring NY1 and the Bravo Channel. It was so strange and annoying and I really did not understand what the point was. It was close to impossible to get additional drinks once we sat down and then they were out of everything we asked for. Please do not waste your time or $.
- Fun place!EJamDined on 7/10/2013Beautiful restaurant. The food was very good and the service was great. Fun place and great vibe!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The JAliebsDined on 7/7/2013The J is overall a great experience. It has a nice ambiance and due to its location all the way downtown is makes an event out of the dining experience when one is coming from further uptown. Beware, a lot of the food is quite spicy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good food /Excellent Service2fordinnerDined on 7/7/2013Enjoyed ambience of the restaurant even though we asked the waiter to turn down the sound of the music level. The salads were well-prepared and abundant.. I thought the WAYGO burger was well-prepared, but certainly overpriced. My wife enjoyed the chicken breast with all the sides. We shared a dessert , which was certainly enough sweets for both of us. The house wine certainly enhanced the meal I ordered. My wife and I had a relaxing and enjoyable evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 6/26/2013I was very disappointed with the experience. Especially since it was supposed to be a special night for my parents 45th wedding anniversary. I didn't mention it when I made the reservation but you shouldn't have to. I expect the same service as all the "friends" of the host or manager or whoever "he" is are receiving. Word of advice: when you ask your server how your entrees are coming along, you shouldn't be told that the reason yours is taking so long is bc there is a 16 person table that's getting all the kitchens attention.
- Not bad for a kosher restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/16/2013A little pricey, but the food was good and the ambience was great. Probably the best kosher restaurant I've been to. (Yeah, I know, not saying that much...)I would recommend this to a friend.
- A bit overpriced but not surprisingOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/6/2013A bit overpriced but not surprising for a high end kosher restaurantSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Average at bestOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 5/26/2013I usually don't write reviews but had to in this case. Our group ordered 5 different things and each one was lacking. The steaks arrived only mildly warm and my wife sent hers back. It arrived 10 minutes later only warm again. The duck was tough and chewy. The veal overcooked. The green beans were well prepared however. For the average $50 entree price tag, the food should be substantially better. I can think of much better places in NY for a kosher steak.
- Superb Glatt Kosher!KathyVDined on 5/1/2013This was a discovery for us -- we enjoyed truly fine dining with a nice wine list. On a Wednesday night the place was full yet the noise was manageable and we had an easy time with conversation. The location is wonderful -- All around a great evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The duck wasnt cooked enoughOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/22/2013The duck wasnt cooked enough and made my stomach uncomfotrable. Also you ran out of the that red-dragon drink ? Also we received the wrong check ? ambiance and environment was cool, but the service and the food/drinks need to be in stock and cooked with better care.
- There isn't much for me to returnOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/14/2013I ordered the sea bass was on the tasteless side. The side of string beans was way over salted. The dessert of lemon cake and sorbet well the lemon cake tasted stale. The waiter refilling water kept on spilling each time.
- very nice ambience, waiterOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/7/2013very nice ambience, waiter was extremelly curtious. Was a bit slow when we first walked in, but that was fine for us. while menu was very limited, the menu items were all excellent, as well as the bar.Special Features:
- great upscale kosher restaurant.OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 4/6/2013great upscale kosher restaurant. great atmosphere, great food, great crowd.Special Features:
- Hot spot but over pricedOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/4/2013over priced for what it is. That said, its a hot spot. Small portions on the appetizers. excellent waiter staff. The bar scene downstairs has DJ music and appears the place to be seen.Special Features:
- Bitter-sweetOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/21/2013This was my second time at Jezebel and I had an interesting experience. I went for lunch and ordered a burger. I asked for the burger to be cooked medium and when it came, it was very rare so i sent it back and asked for another one. Well...The second burger came back burnt, even the inside of the bun was black, i cant believe they even had the nerve to give it to me like that. The waitress asked if i wanted something else so i went with the steak salad which was AMAZING. I would go back to Jezebel because i would like to taste more of their food and I also love the ambiance. Im hoping I have a better experience next time.Special Features:
- Good but priceyOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/20/2013Great ambiance. Good food. But kind of pricey for what you get (and portions are small)
- Excellent kosher cuisine inOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 3/13/2013Excellent kosher cuisine in SoHo. Very attentive staff with good recommendations for pairing foods with the winelist. The spicy peppers and sausage were a nice compliment for the sweeter short ribs entree. The preliminary toasted pita bread while reviewing the menus was a minimalist approach. But, you couldn't get full on the few pieces. A little something more substantial and unique for an upscale meat/fleishig resteraunt would be better.Special Features:
- Okay lunch with co-workers,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/13/2013Okay lunch with co-workers, was not wowed and prices were high.
- You wouldn't know it was KosherShellshokdDined on 3/11/2013Came here with a Kosher client for dinner. Service was less than it should have been at this level. Food was good, and for those who are not Kosher, you'll find plenty to eat and probably wouldn't notice it was Kosher without being told - which I believe is their goal. There are plenty of places in this neighborhood to eat that I'd rather eat at, but if you are eating Kosher this is probably one of the best in the City.
- Perhaps the most interestingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/10/2013Perhaps the most interesting kosher dining experiences in Manhattan in my experience. Will return.
- Although the service at thisdbdbDined on 3/10/2013Although the service at this quite new and very stylish kosher restaurant is not as smooth as it will be (which they apologized for and compensated us), we really enjoyed eating here. The ambience is lovely. An old carriage house turned into a very stylish restaurant. The food we had was delicious (excellent steak tartare, risotto, and Moroccan meatballs), although a little more variety in the menu (lamb, duck) would be welcome eventually. Some very nice kosher bottlings on offer.Special Features:
- The whole experience was great....fOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/9/2013The whole experience was great....from the welcome to the goodbye. Staff friendly and knowledgeable, food delicious. Would definitely go backSpecial Features:
- Food was uneven and way toodianefeVIPDined on 3/6/2013Food was uneven and way too expensive for the quality. One dessert great the other way too dry and inedible. Service was just confusing and not professional. Rare steak order was well done, we asked for advice re the wine and never got it.
- nice ambiance, disappointing menuOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/5/2013I was very excited for the exeprience: it's not everyday that you find a kosher restarant in downtown manhattan that has beautiful decore. However, the restaurant was too loud and overcrowded, and I was not impressed with the limitted options on the menu, all of which were very overpriced, even for a nice steakouse. Very nice staff.Special Features:
- poor service and no value for moneyOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/4/2013two issues that have made us decide not to return: 1. We ordered the duck fries with our steak. They were served before the steak, and luke warm. We sent them back, and they came after the steak and were just reheated. For those prices, the fries should have come WITH THE STEAK and PIPING HOT. 2. I ordered the Branzino. The piece of fish was so small, it looked like a minnow. For $28 for a fish that is inexpensive to begin with (unlike Halibut or Chilean Sea Bass in the market), the portion should have been a decent size. I was hungry, and I'm not a big eater.
- Out of Towner's ViewOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/3/2013J-Soho has great potential. I am also concerned. There was a restaurant in Los Angeles that closed recently that had roughly the same ambience within the kosher milieu but, unfortunately, didn't make it long term. That restaurant's name was La Seine. Meanwhile, J-Soho is really a needed compliment to the kosher restaurant scene. Particularly it's physical location upstairs off West Broadway gives it intimacy while its interior exudes warmth. As for the food, I had veal meatballs, an excellent concept. The Waygu burger was to die for. The St. Emillion cab at $20 was excellent so long as the pour stays at 6-7 ounces.Special Features: