Jams - NYC

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$30 and under
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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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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
17 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
1 review
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
8 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
84 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
15 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
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Will definitely be back!

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LeonardR
New York Area
5 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
11 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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Amanda
New York Area
4 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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MarceloB
New York Area
10 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 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
96 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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vipemma
Cambridge
4 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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vipMoni
New York Area
32 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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vipElaineR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, service was scattered and the portions were very small

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vipkstauf
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was disappointing for the cost. I had the chicken and broccolini dish and it was very bland. I mentioned this to our wonderful server and she asked if I wanted something else...I got a side salad due to our timing. I do give the restaurant manager high marks for her handling of the situation. She took the chicken off the tab and did not charge us for the salad either along with her apologies. My husband has the swordfish which was good. It was a very busy restaurant so I am thinking what happened with my order must have been an anomaly.

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GregTessM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabuj was an excellent waiter. Food absolutely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the bench moves up nd down every time some one sits down or gets up. the service to order or get coffee was slow

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Tess
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Usually great food. Gracious service. Great breakfast choice with some innovative offerings. Nice lunch spot. Fantastic dinners. I have been here many times. On our recent lunch I was disappointed that the green salad had many obviously wilted and unappetizing leaves in it. It was late in the lunch service but still. Nonetheless highly loved and recommended.

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vipGinaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Appetizers come in a hurry but we waited over an hour for our entrees Each time we asked the waitress about anything she said she would send over the manager. He did arrive, offering us free dessert but we were out of time. The food and the convenient location makes this a good choice but the service is beyond tolerable. They did take the drinks off the tab to compensate.

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vipKiki
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love Jams, but the menu is considerably shorter with fewer choices than I remember. Our food was excellent, our table was ready when promised, and our server was excellent.

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vipbugsy4
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined there for Sunday brunch. Tried salmon plate, pancakes and omelet and a muffin. Food was prepared well but nothing special. For example muffin tasted good but would have been better warm. Service was ok specifically the order was correct but drinks were not refilled. Portions on the smaller side for the price.

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OwenD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service kept passing us by during brunch hour, and the bench was wobbly. Otherwise it was a pleasant experience

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JulianneG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Decent food but not amazing. Especially for the price

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vipKay11
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Loved location. Not crowded on a slow Sunday evening. Our server had a difficult getting our orders straight. Had to ask several times for items and the check.

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vipas23
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice setting, and the food was outstanding, especially the Brussels sprouts!

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vipUTEpicurean
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. Pacing of food, from appetizers to main course, to desserts and after dinner drinks was perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed the entrées. The gnocchi was divine! Start with the spicy mixed nuts. Addictive! End with the baked Alaska.

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Jams - NYC is rated 4.5 stars by 751 OpenTable diners.

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