Jams - NYC

4.6
766 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman's new restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and an air of simplicity serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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4.4
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
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MatanalaiB
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Food was served fast and came in just right portion for us.

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Nansea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The coffee is very good and so is the almond croissant. I wish their menu offered more selections but for what they have it is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen is the BEST server!

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vipUWSfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Definitely overrated. Menu selection for brunch was sparse & presentations unimaginative. Drinks were small, weak, & overpriced even for NYC. Expectations were high but we were sorely disappointed.

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vipKimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night in NYC

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VanessaSpatz
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to go while in NYC, just across Central Park. I absolutely love them and their staff!!! 3 yrs of continuous patronage.

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vipGWDiner
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The restaurant only had 3 tables when we were seated. The person who took drink and appetizer orders disappeared. Someone else brought the drinks and took orders for entrees. We did not get the appetizers because the entrees appeared suspiciously quickly? We asked for the $11 bread basket with a couple of pieces of toast and two stale biscuits? Complained but charged. Same with dessert 3 cookies for $12 not baked on the same day but the cappuccinos were okay. The server knew we had tickets for a show but disappeared at 7:20 not reappearing until 7:40 so the spare time we had was gone? It was a special occasion with two friends for 60 years but not acknowledged by Jams.

Special occasion is not defined when dining at Jams; it was tortuous getting drinks, food or the check !

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MissyM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner were all delicious. Thanks will be back when in NYC agagin

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KAtieB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food is good not great. Nice ambience, but would prefer to spend my moneyelsewhere and gets better meal and have a menu with more variety.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brunch was good here! Some of the food have small portions, so beware of that! Otherwise, great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

No sabía que era vegano y hace tiempo vine y la comida era exquisita

Jams - NYC
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hola, Gracias para este examen verdadero. El equipo esta entranado con el menu mas mejor que antes. Por favor, tienes que visitar otra vez para una experiencia mas divino. - Adrian Alvarez

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vipAmandaJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant! Amazing food we wanted to order everything!

Jams - NYC
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hello Amanda, Thank you for naming us a great restaurant! Our establishment is very dynamic, menu-wise, and we are elated to hear you enjoyed your meal! Please stop by again for another JAMS experience, with us! - Adrian A.

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vipTK719
New York Area
339 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Jams. The bread plate, trout and cobbler were all delicious. The service was great and the prices were quite reasonable. Great ambience, too. Excellent dining choice near Central Park South.

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Jams. I had read a review and decided to take a chance. We were all happy with our meals. The service was great and as was the ambiance of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot in midtown near Central Park! Delicious food, good vibes and a hotspot.

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KarenT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sublime, the service was first rate. Has become my new favorite restaurant

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vipPhilyrun
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The menu was not the same as posted when asked they gave some obscure reason

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vipnorthendmom
New England
88 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always but what I love the most about Jams is the atmosphere. We go once a year for a girls weekend and always stay at 1 Central Park. Jams is perfect for catching up with friends along with delicious food and drink. We’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the food! One of the best in New York City!

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MROBXA1
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food in a great location, at a reasonable price. One of our favorite restaurants in NYC.

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DarrenBlack
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Low lit sexy but chill vibe the was PHENOMENAL!!! but i have to admit drinks are very overpriced

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LTD43
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very professional, courteous staff. Highly recommended.

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vipMagzzz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Will definitely be back!

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LeonardR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

excellent food, gracious service, acceptable noise level. BUT: two-top tables are too narrow, there is no provision for coats (or bags), and the lighting needs to be brighter (impossible to read menu without cellphone lamp assistance). for me, the table was a bit too high (or was the chair seat too low?)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch with friends! The frittata and chocolate chip pancakes were great.

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vipBethM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The three of us each really thought our food was really good...2 hamburgers 1 chicken
Wait staff was really nice and attentive

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DanielleT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and experience!!! Our server (can’t remember his name) was very attentive and kind.

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vipAmanda
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The headline is that the food is just so overpriced for what you get. The staff is friendly and there was a small gaffe with the reservation. The food service was incredibly slow and there were no apologies given by staff. People who ordered after us, got their food first. I generally don't mind paying for quality food, but I got the salad with grilled shrimp (~$26) --- I've had better salads for less than half the price. All cocktails are $17 and certainly a mimosa is not worth that. The only upside was the lovely decor. You can find much better food for lower prices elsewhere.

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vipMarceloB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. A little pricey for being that casual

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AllisonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The dinner menu online had many more options than the actual menu at the restaurant so my family didn't really get to eat what we were hoping/expecting to. We also would not have chosen to eat there had we known the actual menu. We had to ask 3 times for bread. The "cheese" board had only two cheeses on it and very small portions. Our waiter was very good and helpful when we needed to change and add an order. Other staff seemed like they we being inconvenienced when asked a question.

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vipVikki
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Only Brunch menu available at 12:30 on Saturday. My husband had scrambled eggs and Bacon for $19. I ordered a chicken dish and the chicken was good but I found a piece of plastic in the broccolini side. The manager offered a substitute and comped my entree but charged us for everything else. VERY disappointing. We will not be back.

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vipAnyaR
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast with my friends. I will be bringing more people the next time we come to the city

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vipDukeH
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (Marcy) were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my mother’s birthday and truly had an excellent time. We had a little snafu in the middle of the meal and the manager was so wonderful and apologetic it completely turned what could have been a meh experience into a wonderful, memorable one. Highly recommend!!

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emma
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, manageable noise level, and pleasant environment (lots of indoor plants!)

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vipiebcpa
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

AWFUL POORLY COOKED FOOD. THE MUSIC WAS AMBIENT IT BLEW YOUR HEAD OFF!!!

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AVD1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Did not think the food was as good as Barbuto. Overall a little disappointed. Would not go back, too many other old choices.

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JamiS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It was also kid-friendly, something we appreciate having a toddler. The food was truly excellent. Loved it all!

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Moni
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jams is getting to be my go to place to eat before midtown activities. So delicious! Great service! Love the ambiance!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and several vegan and veggie options. Restaurant has great atmosphere. It was my first visit, and will definitely check it out again.

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Jams - NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 766 OpenTable diners.

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