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4.2
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vipBrookboy
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Jack the Horse (JTH) is the restaurant that everyone would like in their neighborhood. The bar is friendly and inviting, and the bartenders will mix you your favorite cocktail or one of their own creations. The restaurant itself is also inviting, a lovely place to visit, especially on a cold NYC night. But best of all is the food, which is both creative and expertly cooked (do yourself a favor and try the shrimp risotto). When JTH is on their game, you won't get a better dining experience anywhere else. Lucky us, to have it in Brooklyn.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My GF & I went after a hard day at work and had a tremendous time. The cocktails are incredible. Portion sizes leave you full, not overstuffed.

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vipFriarbri
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for the first time with friends from France. I loved it! Cozy, warm ambiance, great food and service. The staff was VERY attentive and friendly. I will be back! Special touch: ordered an Uber to return to Manhattan after dinner...it was a freezing cold night. One of the hosts made sure we were welcome to stay inside to stay warm as we waited for the car. Thanks!

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erica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect as always. The menu, the food, the staff, the drinks, the atmosphere - all consistently well done.

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vipDonP
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Usually our go to brunch spot, we visited for the prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner. Creative cuisine, excellent service and pleasant atmosphere.

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vipAGDECOR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am a regular diner at Jack the Horse Tavern and I have to say that this past Saturday evening (12-30-2017) I had a particularly enjoyable dinner and cocktails. I had dishes I have had previously, but the appetizer (beet salad) main course (short ribs) and even the cheese plate for dessert, were notably excellent. Staff is always professional; the owner was gracious and inquired about my meal. There were a few children - a necessary evil, I suppose; after all, this is Brownstone Brooklyn - scattered about in the dining area but even they could not annoy me this time. All in all, a pleasant experience and I can certainly recommend Jack the Horse Tavern.

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Diane
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was varied in scope and delicious and the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Atmosphere, food, waitstaff all perfect.

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vipMattC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a perfect neighborhood spot, nothing fancy, just consistently solid w/ good service and well prepared food and delightful/quiet spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While limited, the food is consistently good. Unfortunately, the service borders on fair. Wait staff needs to be better trained. Bar needs a wider variety of options.

With that being said, for a local restaurant, I do go on occasion. Not a place I would opt to travel to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorote neighborhood gems

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Kb123456
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner at Jack the Horse, the oyster room next door is also quite nice

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was a bit disappointed - we ordered mussels and chicken and both were just ok. Wine was pricey. We were over from Ireland visiting for a few days and read reviews raving about this place - we couldn't honestly see what the fuss was about. Food ok, range of menu ok, wine ok - but all just ok. Disappointing...

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JaniceD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There are tons of restaurants in the Brooklyn Heights area, many of which are very good, but Jack the Horse Tavern has always been my favorite. With it's diverse menu of always-excellent food, friendly service, simple-but-attractive décor, and the ability to actually be able to HEAR the person you're dining with, it's always my first choice in the neighborhood.

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vipJcruz0519
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I used to come to here a lot and realized after this evening why i stopped coming. I made reservations for 4 but at the last minute we became 5. The hostess sat us at a corner table on the banquette. It’s was an awkward arrangement and I asked if we could have 3 tables adjacent to each other. After a few moments the hostess squeezed us into 2 tables because the other 3 open tables were for reservations. Those tables sat empty the entire time we were at the restaurant.
My roasted vegetable salad was shaved root vegetables on top of undressed greens and the rice that accompanied the salmon was swimming in butter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. Food was slightly above average, but the menu was a little boring and it was too loud to hear my friend from across the table. The glass of wine I ordered was spoiled and I had to request another one, and only then did the server make suggestions or offer to let me sample it first. The service was very slow - I had to ask for everything, even for a dessert menu and the check, and nobody checked on us at all. The apple dessert was pretty good. Overall, it’s a decent dining option if you’re in the neighborhood and don’t want to walk too far or make any decisions, but other than convenience and a well cooked meal, it’s not really worth the price. There are better options nearby with a more interesting menu.

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vipLaurenR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is delicious and cocktails even better. Love sitting at the bar or in a corner table in the back. Hostess can use some training.

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Suzanne
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The good and service were very good and we liked the ambiance.

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vipJDCH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Step above everyday

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Kitchenbabe
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never disappointed. And totally addicted to the trout salad. I almost wish they would take it off the menu so I would have to order something else...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly small neighborhood restaurant with excellent food...amiable, knowledgeable service. Only drawback is the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly Employees.
Good Food.
Very Cozy Restaurant
Center of Brooklyn Hights

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Problem was service. Server was good, but not enough servers, so we had to wait too long!

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vipAdvisory
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Multiple visits. Good neighborhood option. Solid recurring menu plus specials. Good service.

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ClementMFP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Super Expensive, Super Expensive,Super Expensive,Super Expensive,

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vipSonaliM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything was fine. The waiter was nice. The food was fine. Was surprised that they closed the kitchen at 9 p.m. on a Sunday, but maybe that is a seasonal thing.

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vipAGDECOR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined there Saturday evening, August 5th. Excellent, friendly service, fabulous cocktails, and delicious food. Always a pleasant dining experience. Unfortunately, they are "Kid-friendly," but a later evening reservation took care of that problem: not a child to be seen.

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dschndr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bartender seemed like he was strung out and drunk. At first told us we could not get oysters at the bar then later asked if we would like to order some. There are too many other strange things he did to mention in this review. Our server was was great but had too many tables and the place was not that busy for a Saturday eve. Two of our dishes were barely warm but was flavorful

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was strange. One of our entrees was inedible. We have eaten here many times , and will most likely not return.

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vipJaneP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to grab a few drinks and light bites at the bar, or enjoy a meal at a table. Very friendly staff. The octopus, brussel sprouts and beet salad were excellent. Very close to the Brooklyn Promenade so it's convenient for taking a nice stroll afterwards.

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good American food. Good choices for 2 adults plus a grandson who only eats hamburgers and a vegetarian granddaughter. Attentive service. Delicious desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We have dined at Jack The Horse many many times. The food has always been excellent and they have a nice wine and drink selection. Several of their wait staff have been there for a few years. On my most recent dining experience which was July 9, the service we received was not up to their usual standard. Will take a break from dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend the evening before he had to leave the city for a couple of weeks and we had a delicious, romantic, hugely enjoyable evening. we had happy hour oysters and cocktails at their oyster bar next door, then headed to the restaurant for a big bowl of mussels and a smoked trout salad.
In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I went back for brunch the next day with a group of my friends. The eggs orleans were so good they actually made my friend cry.
All the food is delicious, the cocktails are amazing, the waitstaff are friendly and fun, I honestly couldn't think of a single thing I'd improve.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

ok enjoyed everything but surprised that the small bottle of diet coke (6 or maybe 8 oz) was $4.00 and withe tax and tip almost another dollar!

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Disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Sunday brunch has been excellent, but this 7/3 Monaday night dinner was very disappointing. We had to just about plead for more bread (4 small, thin slices for 3 of us), one salt shaker for entire restaurant, noisy with loud tasteless "music," my medium steak came blood red, but the waiter was reluctant to remedy insisting it was medium; had to repeat 3 times that I could not eat it that way! Expensive and not worth it. We will return, but for Sunday brunch.

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Diana
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love having this restaurant so close to where we live. Enjoyed our meal, glad mussels are back on the menu but pity they're not served with French fries anymore!
They weren't quite as delicious as they used to be a few years ago! Wine was delicious.

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vipKevin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience. Best kept secret spot in heart of Brooklyn Heights. Hostess needs to smile a bit more - no enthusiasm!

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vipNancy
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu and great mussels! A good restaurant with a nice, neighborhood feel to it.

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chefbob
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, secluded neighborhood gem. Creative, locally sourced cuisine served professionally with friendly ambience. Well-stocked bar and a reasonable wine list. Jack the Horse is one of the reason people love Brooklyn!

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Rudy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great find in a neighborhood in walking distance from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The food was tasty, the service was terrific. I will definitely come back!

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Jack the Horse Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-5084.

Jack the Horse Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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