Jack Austin's

3.7
28 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Jack Austin comes from the Mid-West / Texas region of the USA. He migrated to New Jersey, bringing the deep root of his family recipes with him in order to present his heritage to the East coast. As his humble origin, the recipes are focused on organic ingredients and are supplied by small, local farms known for their pride and care in growing and raising their animals in a free-range environment. The menu consists of recipes made with simple ingredients, recognizable by their flavors but put together in order to get the maximum out of them. Jack Austin will serve breakfast items all day. Jack Austin (Eat & drink)
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3.8
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3.8
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food service and ambiance
Always a pleasure going there
We’ll back soon
Thanks Again

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V
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

$25 corkage fee and their wine is awful. The food is less than mediocre. Slow service. If you’re at the Sheraton, go across the street to the steak house or Houlihans instead. Or the Thai restaurant a couple of blocks away. Jax Austins sucks.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The view is beautiful and the place definitely has potential to be a great restaurant. The service was poor in a sense I felt like it was the first time the guy waited on a table and the menu does not have enough appetizer choices. Based on the layout and menu the place isn’t suitable in my opinion for a romantic dinner. Definitely more causal like let’s grab a burger kind of place.

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H
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for New Year's Eve before going out to celebrate. All the tables were set with hats, noise makers and other trinkets. Service was friendly and quick. Food was very good, limited menu, but had good choices. Nice wine choices from Long Island vineyards. They had a special menu with included crab cake hush puppies, that were great! Excelent stop in Weehawken with a great view of NYC and free parking.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great burger

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The prices are outrageously high for the skimpy portions they serve. The salmon dinner ($24) and brisket dinner ($26) were appetizer-sized portions. They tried to fill in the empty space on the salmon plate with a half lemon. The baked beans had about 20 beans in a tiny pot. No bread basket. Do yourself a favor and skip this stingy place. Plus the ladies room was filthy (toilet paper all over the wet floor- gross).

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time setting reservations for OpenTable. It was very nice being about to reserve a spot and it be ready as soon as we got in. Being right next to the Lincoln Harbor ferry was a plus. It was excellent food and the wait staff was great!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to hang and unwind! Beautiful location and great proximity to the city

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F
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Solid lunch spot!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Our meals were delicious and we loved your ambiance, especially the poodle lamps. We will definitely return. Thank you.

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H
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was at Jack Austin's for a bite on New Year's Eve. The food service and view are just great. There was a pre wedding party going on so the place was filled with happy dressed up fokes, which added to the pre New Year's celebration. This American style restaurant has a small but nice selection. They also have local wines from Long Island, which add to the experience. The view of NYC is fabulous and FREE parking!

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H
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was pretty much a classic hotel bar/restaurant, but Happy hour food was really pretty good. The house wines are good, and service was good.
I ordered a steak.... not the kind of restaurant for steaks, but burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos and appetizers were good. Great view!!!! Super friendly bartenders...ask for Moody.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Second time at the restaurant thinking that the first time and the bad experience was a fluke. It wasn't a fluke. The service here is terrible and the food is average.

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice spot for our anniversary dinner. Plenty of gluten free options and great views of Manhattan

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal. Great evening.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jack Austin's is a good venue for a moderate-size business meeting of 5 to 6 participants, especially if the meeting has a casual flavor. The noise level of evenings is just enough that a bigger group would have trouble communicating back and forth. Otherwise, it makes for a nice, comfortable environment with scalable dishes, good drinks and a warm atmosphere with attentive service.

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JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately the experience wasn't great. The service was terrific. However, the food was not good. For the children's meal, they put spicy pepper jack cheese on the grilled cheese. Not ideal for a small child, they said the grilled chicken sandwich was a breast, but it came out as grilled thighs (not appealing) and the fish tacos were dry and very little fish. Mostly covered by onions and cabbage. So the food really hurt the experience.

But I will say our server was great and made up for it.

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l
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I came to this restaurant when it first opened and a later time for my birthday. Both times I thoroughly enjoyed what came out of the kitchen. The service was noteworthy, especially the friendly manager making his way around whole restaurant. The bar is vibrant and is frequented by business men and women who have just gotten off the ferry from the city. The food is a modern take on Southern comfort food. They say everything goes well with bacon and this place has that wonderful ingredient in spades. Coupled with the fact that it has a wonderful view of the city right across the harbor, it is a restaurant worth at least one visit. I have no doubt that like myself you would make another trip.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Wasn't thrilled with the food - needs improvement

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m
Portland
137 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

View was good

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went here for the first time Saturday night. It was pretty good and much quieter than I expected for a new spot. Especially since it's connected to the Sheraton hotel. I had the Fish Tacos, which were just OK. There may have been 2 oz of fish on three little tacos, (if I was lucky), and no sides whatsoever.

My boyfriend, however, got one of their special burgers with onion jam, bacon, Gruyere, etc. and that was FANTASTIC! Some of the best hickory smoked bacon I've ever tasted.

We tried two of the specialty cocktails and they were tasty, but not worth the price. Very little alcohol and not entirely representative of the description on the drink menu. I think you're better off ordering you're own beverage of choice.

IMO, this place is good for high-end burgers and meat, but I would be a bit more cautious ordering lighter items like fish, etc. Again, the tacos weren't bad, but there was VERY little food there for an entree and they were just average.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was accommodating and very helpful. My girlfriend ordered a dirty martini with Blue Cheese stuffed olives, which they didn't have, but without question immediately offered to make them up on the spot.

Also she left her glasses at the table and they kept them safe and sound until we picked them up the following afternoon.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

View was nice
Everything else was like going to a Friday's

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great to sit outside by the water!

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bring back the turkey burger!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food took forever to come out and the pancakes we ordered for our kids were undercooked

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This is a decent lunch spot in a foodie wasteland. The only other places nearby are Houlihan's, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, which is not open for lunch during the week, and Subway.

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D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

For a breakfast it is very expensive place, nothing special out of this world, I believe you are paying for the view and location, I will definitely no coming back.

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