Jane

4.3
3458 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Jane is a casual American bistro located between Greenwich Village and Soho. Since April 2001, neighborhood regulars and destination diners alike flock to Jane for its value-priced brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Jane also serves as an ideal location for private events, from business dinners to baby showers.

At Jane, the menu showcases an affinity for local ingredients with what New York magazine calls “cleverly tweaked but unpretentious American cuisine.” To complement the food, Jane offers a hand-selected, extensive wine list and seasonally driven cocktails.

Jane is the sister restaurant to Sarabeth's Restaurants and Docks Oyster Bar.
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The Infatuation
7.8

Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It'll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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OM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good brunch food. Accommodating for vegans with delicious options.

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SV
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice for a late, leisurely lunch where you can have a conversation with table mates. Nice wine choices at "Happy Hour" prices. Delightful and knowledgeable waitress. Food is decent - mussels tasty but too many empty shells. Omelets creative and delicious. Rosemary fries still tasty. Prices seem to have jumped a lot since last visit though.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice quiet dinner. Not crowded on Monday evening. Food and drinks were very good and wait staff was excellent. Will visit again the next time in NYC!

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C
Los Angeles
237 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow but food quality very good

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L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Have been here numerous times, very early on Saturday mornings. Music too loud, requested it be turned down which it was. Almost every seating location directly under a speaker, very intrusive. The food is decent, not fabulous. The biscuit under my salmon benedict was an undertoasted, cold, yet hockey puck textured item. I suspect a slightly warmed up leftover. They could do better, fresh biscuit, properly toasted and warm...first time. Would not order again unless substitute for biscuit. Too bad, because I love biscuits and the idea is a nice variation on the usual English muffin or brioche.

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for what you get which is also not the best food

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IZ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Except that the location is very convenient for tourists and SoHo shoppers, I don't know why anyone would go there. The service is polite but not very thoughtful (I wasn't allowed to sit at our table until my friend came, even though I had a reservation) Tables are on top of one another (no privacy of conversation). But mostly the food was pretty awful. The "Bloody Mary" tasted more like watered down "Virgin Mary" The Eggs Benedict -- eggs were over cooked, bacon was barely defrosted, bread was not toasted and tasteless, as was the sauce. And yet the restaurant has been there forever. Maybe it's just me, but I'll be sure to skip it.

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t
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always great food and friendly folks at Jane. The chicken is superb, or try the burger!

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SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jane is a very dependable go to on the noho/Soho line with some fresh affordable lunch specials. It's a good place to go with friends for conversation.

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ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were amazing about my boyfriends birthday! They brought us champagne and cookies! Great dinner, great service.

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KS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quiet mid week lunch. Food is wonderful. Space is fairly small and a little bland - but you’re there for the food, right?!

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DC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So overrated. I’ve tried it 3 times to see if once I was gonna have this “amazing food and experience” I’ve read about... no. I’d describe it as “okay” or “average”.

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LG
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the salmon with the kale grits. Very good but the food WAs lukewarm.

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YC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing experience. My partner and I had lunch and each ordered the Seafood Cobb Salad, and french fries and calamari for the table. The salad was bland and had no dressing, lobster was rubbery, and the lettuce wasn't fresh. We had to ask the server for dressing twice. The fries were broken and soggy. The calamari appetizer was flavorless and the batter wasn't crispy. Service was slow and disingenuous. Less than lackluster lunch experience. Will not be returning.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and even better service! Jane never disappoints me!

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Menu looked really nice, but the food was just ok, a little disappointing.

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MF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the ambiance was so hip and fun. With reservation the wait was minimal, and the staff were pleasant and helpful.

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AY
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

It was fine but we saw it was listed as one of the best brunch spots and it doesn't meet that high standard. My french toast was a bit soggy, and the service wasn't great- we didn't get our coffee until after our food was already given to us for example. Not bad, just not amazing.

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MG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, and came out very quickly once we ordered, but it took forever for a waiter to come to take our drink order and even longer to get the drinks... However, once they came, everything was very good. Cocktails were yummy and portions were good. Would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful place and the food was good

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FM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Excellent friendly and efficient wait staff and hostesses. Noise level very reasonable. A definite hit with us all.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We used to love Jane. The quality of the food has really gone downhill. We were very disappointed. Our favorites didn't taste like they used to. Maybe a new chef...The brunch is still pretty good. But probably won't be returning for dinner.

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok. Service was very friendly. Room and noise level are fine. It's all about the food. Dry chicken. blah.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The place was way overcrowded and no space for standing at the front, which was typical. However we arrived 15 min before our reservation time and were not seated until well after 20 minutes after our time slot. After that, though, it was great!

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LT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

place is pretty packed around regular brunch hours but that's a given. food was great and nicely sized portions. waiter was attentive. parking was easy on a sunday around the area.

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H
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent Bloody Mary. Fairly decent omelette and crab Benedict. We’ll be back.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food and service, Jonathan was excellent. But beware of being stuck in the tiny basement overflow dining room across from bathrooms It is dingy and has zero ambiance. It is so far below the bistro quality of the main dining room at street level it might as well be a different restaurant. For the restaurant to gain 16 seats at such risk of reputation boggles the mind. Considering we reserved weeks earlier and were stuck down there also is a head scratcher. Won’t be back...way too many nice places in the NYU area.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was Ok. There was a minor problem with our order that was diligently solved by the manager.

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L
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chill brunch spot with excellent attentive service, great food and awesome mimosas.

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Poor service.

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious, good value, great ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Jane for a few years now and have never been disappointed. Maybe once, but that’s only because they took their goat cheese pizza off the menu(lol). I will not hold that against them. Everyone from the hostess to the waiters/waitress have gone above and beyond. The food and drinks are always top notch and never fail to amaze the taste buds. This has been and always will be a gem in the heart of Soho. I will never stop going back.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I was really excited to host a brunch at Jane, but I must say it was extremely disappointing. First, we had a reservation, yet had to wait which wasn't a big deal at all. Then we found out they had another room downstairs with open tables which was perfect for our group. We ordered crafts of mimosas and had our order taken and bread plates put down before they finally gave us our drinks. The food came out rather quickly. One wild mushroom omelette was cold and sent back. It was returned as a cherry tomato omelette, no mushrooms, but we did not send it back a second time and just ate it. I ordered the $24 steak salad. I asked for more dressing twice and finally got it. The steak was so disgusting and tough. I was embarrassed to admit this as the host, so I packaged it up and took it home to throw out. I guess it was the end of the shift and this was the result. The server was very sweet, however I will not be returning. I'm confused how this place had such great reviews maybe I just ordered the wrong things I don't know...

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jane was a wonderful site for a birthday brunch. We were seated as soon as our entire party arrived. Our waiter was fantastic and brought anything we needed. Capped of the brunch with a delicious cake for my friend. All in all will be back again for brunch!

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I didn't think the food was that good. Certainly not for the price. My omelet was small and cold. They didn't have any jelly for the plain toast. They forgot milk for my friends tea, and didn't check back in on us to see how our food was. Overall not a great experience and won't be going back.

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NZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Way too overpriced for the quality of food. Good bloody Mary’s though. But even in Soho, you can try to make the good commensurate with those ridiculous prices. I’ve had better omelettes at a diner for $7

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M
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed Jane. Our group had Moscow mule mimosas, screwdrivers, eggs benedict, breakfast sandwiches and more. Service was great and everyone was very friendly.

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Took my mom here...the food was just ok. She got a shrimp salad and I feel like we could have just gone to chop't or soemthing it was pretty bland and not worth what we paid for. The place was packed so definitely wouldn't recommend for a quiet meal. I liked my egg sandwich but again, it wasn't anything special. Not sure if I'd come back here.

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great and arrived pretty quickly. Our server was helpful and friendly. Great bellini's :). The only downside was the wait upon arrival even though we had a reservation. The area is extremely small and it's very uncomfortable to stand so close to guests that are eating and trying to enjoy their time at the bar.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

A bit disappointing unless you’re looking for a place that caters to the tourist. They are more interested in turning a table over than providing good service, my friend and I felt completely rushed. Our starter came out before beverages to begin with, then we were rushed to order our entrees. The entrees came out cold (kind of gross when eating eggs) and we didn’t have any flatware to dine with which is annoying to hunt down a server to get some. When we wanted to order another glass of wine we had to flag down a server as he was checking on each table around us but didn’t notice us signaling we would like t order however was quick to bring us the check before we finished our sentence asking for it. Also didn’t like that he assumed as we were women we wouldn’t enjoy one of the stiffer drinks. Come on. Wouldn’t go back unless I want to have a $50 brunch in 30minutes or less.

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