Jams - NYC

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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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our recent visit to Jams found us all enjoying a delightful brunch, outstanding service and a very comfortable atmosphere. I ordered the tofu scramble. Tofu is an item I much enjoy and Jam’s scramble was absolutely delicious! We all enjoyed our respective meals immensely. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraction not working at end of the restaurant. Very smelly (of food)

MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall one of the best meals out in a while. Everything was cooked perfectly.

NZ
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was nice. The chicken was as good as it usually is. Lack of seasoning? Service was fine. Room is pleasant. Will return but I may order the burger next time.

FC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a novel menu. Really wonderful food, coffee and atmosphere. BYOB (bananas) however. No bananas here because the food is locally sourced.
Can’t wait to return and try another dish.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Restaurant is beautiful. Our bench seating though was like a see saw

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. The waitstaff was very attentive and offered fantastic suggestions and pairings. Steak was okay, but the drinks were great and burrata was delish.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and fresh

JC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Back again almost a year since our last visit. Great to see the food and the service have continued to maintain the high standard that we have come to expect and appreciate from one our favorite restaurants in NYC. The Jams chicken is simply delicious!!! Keep up the great work!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

I was so excited to eat here, I had been following the restaurant on Instagram for a while. The service was beyond atrocious it was so disappointing. They didn’t give me another knife for my broccoli I which was so difficult to cut through with my butter knife. My sunny side up eggs were pretty cooked through, we didn’t get the toast until after we finished eating it was just annoying, I couldn’t wait to leave. Nice ambiance and the food was good but nothing to be as excited about as I was.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Average at best. Several items on menu not available. Much better options nearby.

LL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had to wait for our breakfast for 40 minutes to come!!!

TM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, nice staff, and delicious food. Would definitely eat there again!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The receptionist was super sweet and acknowledged that it was a special day for my son and I. After our brunch, we easily walked to Broadway to see a show.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

雰囲気が良かった。2回行きましたが、サーバーは人によって?かな…

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Potatoes with the burger were SALTY. The burger was great. Apparently they don’t make regular mixed drinks.... they have a FULL bar and can’t make me a classic margarita. But there’s a margarita on their drink menu........

PJ
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, super location. Delicious food especially charcuterie plate, kale salad, gnocchi.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Enjoyed the restaurant and the service. The food was unique.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

JAMS is a great place for lunch or dinner in Midtown-- beautiful interior, great service and amazing food!

MK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice for a quick business lunch

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Don't miss it while in NYC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Relatively spacious for NYC dining, I’d call the ambiance upscale casual. The duck was perfect. We would eat here again.

R
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

I sat outside, napkins forgotten, water refilling forgotten, service forgotten, food was not properly presented, it was a very unpleasant experience.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We made this reservation because, according to the NY Restaurant week website, Jams was participating in both lunch and dinner specials for restaurant week. When we got there we were told that the restaurant was only participating in lunch.
We each ordered entrees and a side dish to share. The entrees came and, 25 minutes later, the side dish arrived. We had to ask, a half hour into the meal, for bread, although tables around us had bread.
Additionally, the restaurant was uncomfortably warm and although we asked the server to ask that the air conditioner be turned up, it was not.
Not a pleasant meal.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is limited but they have some good selections.
They were unable to find our bottle of wine until our second course. They graciously comped us a glass until they found it. Server was good.

RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience at JAMS. Everything was fairly tasty, fresh but pricey for what you get. The service was above average and friendly.

BH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is casually beautiful and located only steps from Central Park. There were many healthy, vegal and gluten free options, although the gluten-free toast could use some improvement.

DM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waiter. Food was terrific.

JK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I recommend going to Jams for the drinks and the ambiance, however the food is not great. We ordered the tagliatelle and sent it back for something else as it had a very strange flavor. That being said, the service was very good and accommodating. Nector of the gods was a delicious drink!

TB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good! Loved the food.

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sad that Barbuto is gone but relieved that Jonathan is still rocking it at Jams! Best chicken in the city!!!

KS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We came here bc barbuto closed, but nothing came close to how good Barbuto was. The chicken was not great. Nor was the kale salad. The strip steak was good and so was the blueberry pie but the rose sorbet and summer pudding were 👎🏻. Our server was super nice and got us what we needed when we asked but we always had to ask! Like, Can we order drinks? Can we order dinner? Can we order dessert and coffee? Can we have the check please?
Maybe should of given it 3 stars but it wasn’t bad.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

The steak was as tough as leather. Service was cordial.

h
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had two constraints: a show at City Center and an allium allergy, and the great team at Jams accommodated both with a smile. Our server Bruce worked with the kitchen and us to navigate the menu and adapt dishes to our needs. The food came quickly despite being special ordered. Though it’s in a hotel, the vibe was very New York, not touristy. It’s a fun space with great food and great service.

WB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Jams was absolutely wonderful. Great food, great service and it was just a wonderful experience. I highly recommend the Jams chicken and the gnocchi. I will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Staff, very flexible and helpful. Terrific farm to table food. Excellent choices throughout the menu. Something for everyone- even the super picky!
Trendy ambiance, comfy, highly recommend!
ENJOY!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my family to celebrate father’s day and we had such an amazing time. Loved every single thing. The desserts are so creative and not super sweet which is a plus. Thank you!

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