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About Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC

Welcome to JACK'S Restaurant & Bar! Centrally located between the Fashion & Theater districts & only a few blocks away from Times Square & Bryant Park, JACK'S is the perfect spot for a business lunch or a pre-Broadway show dinner or an after-show cocktail.

Under the direction of Award winning Executive Chef, Jesse Olguin, JACK'S provides its Fashion & Theater District neighbors with delicious solution's... stylish global cuisine in a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Whether it's a relaxed chat, an after-work cocktail, or a hearty, satisfying meal, JACK'S is a great place to sit back & unwind after a long, hectic day.

For our out-of-town guests, JACK'S is an affordable alternative to other tourist-traps in the area. Tucked away from the City's hustle & bustle, JACK'S is the perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner after hours of shopping & sight-seeing.

So, if you are planning to be in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by. We look forward to seeing you soon!

147 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; ** Brunch: Saturday - Sunday**: 11:30am - 3:00pm

**No Brunch being served Saturday or Sunday in December**

Cross Street:
Between 7th Avenue and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 869-8300

Website:
http://jacksrestaurantandbar.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available. Please contact us for more information and a no-obligation quote for your next party at (212) 869-8300.

Public Transit:
Jacks is conveniently located on several subway lines. The closest subway stop is the Times Square Station on the 7, N, Q, R, S, W and the 1, 2, and 3 lines.

Executive Chef:
Omar Ramos

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jack's Restaurant & Bar - NYC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (19)
Comfort Food (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
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Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Tapas (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Romantic (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nice place to meet with friends, food was okay. Ordered tapas to share. Portions were good size food wasn’t anything special.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Some of food awesome,the tapas all good. We were ignored by server to the point of seriously rude although we didn't not complain abou food. The shrimp salad was the worse food I've ever been served. The shrimp way, way over cooked and the dressing was (seriously) just straight soy sauce. Yuk. Fish and chips likely good but hsd been pulled from fryer before batter was fully cooked so that seriously lowered quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. The hostess accommodated us when we mentioned preferring a booth. Will be returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very reliable place for dinner before a show, near but not actually in the Times Square area. The food is very good as are the drinks, and service is prompt but not so fast that you feel like they are pushing you out.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good location. Can have a conversation. Good food and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of the best joints in NY. Great food and service. Going back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great pre-theater menu of 3 courses for $35/person and they got us in and out in an hour so that we could make our 7pm broadway show.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great lunch and excellent service. Food was fantastic and quickly served! I've been to Jack's before and its a great place!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was excellent from the minute we walked in the door. Three members of our party had the chicken pot pie which was absolutely delicious. The best I have ever had. Someone else had the Shepherd's pie which he said was very good and another friend raved about the lobster ravioli. Three of us were visiting from out of town - some of us had been there before - it is reliably an excellent dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great Place! Very comfortable, the lunch menu could have had larger selections

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was a wonderful surprise. The atmosphere and staff made you feel very welcome. They went out of their way to please and satisfy your needs and special requests. (I have food allergies which can be a problem. Nos here. They went out of their way to take care of my needs,) AND IT WAS DELICIOUS! Would definitely recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Did a web search for brunch place close to theater. Took a chance and was rewarded. Delicious brunch! The Croque Monsieur was excellent.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Better than average for the price and area. Food was good, Service was exceptional. Everything in the theatre district is overpriced, but Jack's provides quality food at a reasonable price for the area, with a Nichols New York vibe.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great choice for dining near the Theate Disteic. Everything we have eaten there has been excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to dine at Jack's given the NYC restaurant scene - but if in Times Square, and if perhaps seeing a show at the Nederlander Theatre, Jack's is the perfect pre or post dining spot.

Food was quite good, as was the service and ambiance.

ps My friend loved the chicken pot pie, and I enjoyed the steak salad.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

After reading all of the positive reviews of this restaurant I was shocked at how bad the food was. The restaurant has a moderate noise level and the atmosphere is fine. The wait staff was nice. However, we had a reservation for Sat night at 7:30 and yet there was no steak left to order!!! Their were six of us and both the appetizers and the entrees weren't hot enough. The butternut squash soup, the mussels and the cod were all luke warm. The only meal that was hot enough was the salmon that is served in a steamer basket. I asked for my lamb chops medium and they were were before rare and also cool. This was a get together with friends I hadn't seen in a long time and so it was even more dissappointing. I could never reccommend this restaurant.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was very disappointed in the quality of the food. The steak on the steak salad smelled and tasted like ... dog food? The mashed potatoes were tasteless. The butternut squash soup was so spicy (pepper, I think) as to be inedible. I went for a birthday pre-theater lunch and would not go back (except perhaps for fries and a drink at the bar because of theater location). Service was fine, but that really counts for little when the food is so bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was fairly good. The food took a while to come out and the waitress didn't smile. The food was delicious though and I love the atmosphere of the restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nothing over the top but everything was good. Great with location for pre-theater

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We tried a variety of tapas, the Thai chicken wings were my favorite.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Convenient to theater, great wait staff, good food, and wine.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Found Jacks on Open Table and it was close and convenient to where I work. The food was good and tapas style offerings were very good. Overall, it was a good find.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

All service staff are friendly and attends to you immediately

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Perfect choice for lunch or dinner in the theatre district. Their tuna burger is amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Good place to eat and discuss work in a reasonable setting

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Jacks was a surprise treat. I went with a small group before theater on a Thursday night. We had the shepherd pie and salads. And different beers. Shepherd pie was wonderful with plenty of ground beef and potatoes and enough veges. It was so tasty, we dug into our friend's leftover half before learning it was her next day's lunch.
Room was quiet and even sitting at a long tables we could hear each other. We were in and out in less than an hour and did not feel rushed.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant was very good. I would recommend it. The service was excellent. It's a little restaurant with a price fixed menu as well. The chicken pot pie was awesome. We had the mozzarella appetizer and the lobster soup which was delicious.Great for a pre theatre meal. Although it says Jack's restaurant bar and grill, it does not feel like a bar setting. The restaurant is actually quite personal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Ate at Jack's before a Bruno Mars concert at MSG. Close enough without being in a crowded restaurant near the garden. Beautiful atmosphere. Not noisy. Food was very good at very reasonable prices. Would
definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Jack's is located in the theatre district and an east walk pre or post theatre dinner. It had a bar area that seemed quite lively around happy hour. The restaurant was clean and dark but nicely appointed. Service was initially slow, but fine once we were initially approached. The meals were excellent and a good value for what you got. Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere. The food and service were excellent. The restaurant is not crowded together. There is plenty of room between tables and not overly noisy, problem in many NYC restaurants. I was very pleasantly surprised with our entire experience at Jack's and plan to return again. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I really enjoyed our dinner at Jacks. Our party was made up of 3 women after a theater matinee. The atmosphere is relaxed and homey. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. We loved our waitress, she was funny, warm, and attentive. We felt right at home. The wine selection was very good, and the food was delicious. The Thai spring rolls were quite tasty and the house salad had a great, sort-of sweet dressing. Rave reviews for the chicken pot pie and the shepherd's pie. My fettucini and shrimp in pesto sauce could have used a bit more fresh basil for taste but overall was a good choice. I wholeheartedly recommend this little gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Live Music, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We enjoyed the food and beer selection; wanted to try fish/chips but not available.
Had burger instead which came out cooked perfectly and juicy. My favorite thing was the sweet potato fries, crisp. Lobster ravioli was very creamy with nice lump of meat, only complaint was that there wasn't a couple of more. Enjoyable pre-theater lunch completed by a delicious price of Chocalate Mouse cake.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food options were plentiful. The chicken pot pie was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great lunch!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I went to Jack's about six months ago and had a wonderful meal, so when I came back into the city, I was quick to make a reservation for dinner prior to a show. Sadly, the food lacked the same quality as before, especially the roasted half-chicken, which was dry and lacked much flavor (and the lemon broth it was served in was not to my liking at all). It's unfortunate that they changed it since it was one of the reasons I returned. The rest of the meals were just adequate. The mozzarella cheese bites were warm and flavorless, and the other entrees were just OK. And it annoys me to no end when they charge for refills on ginger ale, club soda and coke. When it's less than $0.02 a glass, it's just gouging. But hey, maybe it's NYC and I need to get over it, but others should know

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Please bring back another non-meat sandwich. Why did you get rid of that lovely mozzarella sandwich? Otherwise, very good place to eat especially for business meetings.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Poconos)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Nice, friendly service. Well-appointed dining room, but not too fancy. Diverse menu, good for when you don't want to choose from just one cuisine. I had the cod special, which was excellent. My date had the lobster ravioli, which I tried. They were good, but I've had better. She preferred my meal.

I would definitely recommend this place, especially if you're in Midtown and want to avoid the tourist traps.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I was with a large group and the service was very good. I will say that I believe everyone liked their food but unfortunately I got a lemon. I had the fish and chips which were very subpar. The fish was extremely bland and the chips tasted like the salt shaker top must have popped off when they seasoned them. Literally inedible.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 16, 2017

very crowded - at last minute, they added a table of 40 women for a noisy celebratory luncheon. we walked out after waiting 35 mins for 2 burgers. DREADFUL - and the servers didnt help.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great place especially for casual dining with friends

Tags: Casual
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