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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.

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About Jane

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.

100 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
M-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
F: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cross Street:
Between Thompson Street and La Guardia Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 254-7000

Website:
http://janerestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
1, 2 to Houston
B, D, F, M, 6 to Broadway/Lafayette
A, C, E to Spring Street or West 4th Street.

Executive Chef:
Steve Meyers

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Greta at greta@rbmrestaurants.com or 646-590-4184

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate the season with family and friends. Enjoy our 4 course seasonal menu from 1pm-9pm, $55 adults and $28 children under 12.

Private Dining

Jane offers a private dining room that seats up to 40, and can accommodate up to 55 for a cocktail party. The restaurant may also be rented for a private party of up to 150 people.

Jane Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (64)
Casual (43)
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Fun (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Cozy (15)
Healthy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Pastry Basket (Good) - Sticky Buns (Very Good) - Jane Burger (OK)

American Menu - Atmosphere was good - Food was ok, not great - Service was massively disappointing - Similar type restaurant to the Smith and if you have to choose, choose the Smith every time - Bloody Mary (OK - lacking garnishes and strength) - Waiter forgot to brings sides we ordered, we did not bring it to his attention - Was not very attentive at all - The burger sounded good on the menu, but ended up being a very boring burger - overall we were all massively disappointing besides the sticky buns - would not go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Not worth the wait - it's like a zoo for weekend brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I found Jane incredibly disappointing. It was absolutely heaving and overcrowded to the point of uncomfortable. The food was fine but nothing special. It was completely unremarkable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We we’re pleasantly surprised with our experience at Jane. Last minute dinner plans on Saturday night limited our options so we were just happy to find a table in our neighborhood. But the evening turned out great! Lovely atmosphere, good food and quiet enough to have a conversation. We would definitely go back

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

We came here for brunch on a Saturday afternoon and had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent! Bloody Mary was top notch..highly recommended. Excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Good place. Food was not bad, but certainly not all that its hyped up to be. Definitely not a bad place, but would rather brunch elsewhere next time I'm down in the village for brunch. Good service though!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I have come to Jane several times and love their French toast. As soon as we were seated we were informed that the delivery truck hadn’t arrived so they weren’t able to make the French toast. I was extremely disappointed but found something else that I was satisfied with.

It’s usually very loud as the tables are very close to each other so you can’t help but hear your neighbors’ conversations. This particular morning, however, one of the waiters was cursing so loudly at one of his coworkers that everyone could hear it. It went on for several minutes and started in the back but when the coworker tried to walk away into the bar area in the restaurant,he was followed by more cursing. Very unprofessional and disturbing to hear when you’re trying to enjoy your brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A group of us went here after a show knowing that we could still get a good meal even after 9p. The service was friendly and knowledgable and the food was spectacular as always. They even tempted us to get dessert - we practically ordered one of everything.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was slow. Waited over an hour after ordering and people who were seated after us were served before us. Waiters never came over after we placed the order. I had to flag them down sand was told a chicken sandwich took longer than other food. We left without ever getting our lunch as we had to get back to work. Front of the room staff asked how everything was but when we told them they just said ok.
Will never go back

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We went on a rainy Tuesday evening so the restaurant was only half full. The ambiance was relaxing and conducive to conversation. It was really great to be able to talk without shouting and rushed to leave. We all ordered the brick flattened chicken. The chicken was wonderful! It had just the right amount of spice and was so moist. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is quite good at Jane, especially at brunch. Pancakes, waffles or an omelette make a nice beginning to a lazy Sunday. Make a reservation. The place is jammed on weekends.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was good (food and service) but too expensive: brunch dishes could have more food (i had to ask to add french potatoes and an orange juice: they should be included !) And i had to pay the "refill" of coffee, everywhere it's Free.

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

Went for brunch. The food was very good, fresh ingredients and creative.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great service . The staff was very nice and good follow up by the waiter.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always have such a great time when we go to Jane. The food is always delicious. It’s crowded and noisy but not in an obnoxious way. I’ve been coming for years and am never disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Jane! The food, service, and ambiance were all wonderful! Great portions for NYC ! We were all starving when we arrived and we left full and happy! I would definitely recommend Jane to anyone looking for a great brunch option!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were sat downstairs with a few big parties and it was incredibly loud and we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. I think the experience would have been better if we were sat in the main dining room. Otherwise, service and food experience were good but nothing special.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always perfectly prepared. Their french toast is by far the best in NYC

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were sat down 15+ mins after our reservation time and our server didn't bring us any bread. Then there was a 25 minute wait for our tuna tacos that we were told was going to be complimentary because of the wait. This was not the case as they didn't take it off the bill. The flat iron steak with rosemary fries I had was fair but my wife's lobster roll was very bland and tasted watered down. The roll itself was good but not the filling. It was also way too loud to have any decent conversation at the restaurant. Given all the options in the area, I can't say I would return to this establishment any time soon. Just a very disappointing experience overall.

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

Service was great, steak and lobster roll delicious and ended with milk and cookies dessert which was great!

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lovey brunch menu. Downstairs was spacious and tables were well spaced.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Friendly staff, Nice restaurant, good vibe, good food, surprised you can get in as quickly as you generally do.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing! We had the vanilla bean French toast, home fries, bacon, and special (buttermilk pancakes). It was all fresh and really great!!! They also have this in house made habanero hot sauce that is really good! Great on the omelets or potatoes.

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 (London)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent healthier foods and skillful & friendly service.
Just a few blocks from Central Park.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

went here for a sunday brunch. waited for half hour for our food to come out. Salad was not fresh on my dish. no where to find our waiter during entire brunch, only when we are ready to pay. host was not welcoming, no greeting at all. not in the begining, not at the end.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful food and best customer services

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great, service was superb and you can actually have a conversation without yelling. I'll definitely come back for something else.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall disappointing brunch. Eggs on my husbands Benedict and my avocado toast cooked through! Not runny. Waiter fixed but surprising error for an expensive brunch. Second avocado toast had large glob of Unripe avocado stacked on it. Service great and responsive to problem but I did not enjoy my dish to the fullest.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food and very fast service, but we felt like they were rushing us out. Also, the refreshers were overpriced and not what they claimed to be

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service, food was good

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

It was awesome food and service would definitely go back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I came here for Sunday brunch looking forward to a great meal but was very disappointed. After having a reservation for only 2, we still waited 15 minutes to be seated. It took about another 10 to be recognized by a waitress and another 15 minutes to order our meal. The black coffee alone was 8.50 on top of our 2 bloody Mary’s I was already annoyed that our menus sat on the table for that long. The food was mediocre honestly, I was expecting more based off the reviews and menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

overpriced. omelette was very disappointing and lacked flavor (seems hard to mess up an omelette, no?)

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was recommend Jane as a brunch spot to celebrate my birthday with a couple of girlfriends. The food and brunch drinks were amazing, service was so friendly, and the atmosphere was great! I’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Jane was clearly having a rough night. I had never been before but anyone I had spoken to only had good things to say. The person who sat us (I’m guessing the manager or supervisor) was very nice and I had high hopes as we were sat. The waitress was horrific - one of the worst I’ve ever had. She took our drink orders (their lemonade + kettle) and app orders. She then took our menus away.... We tried to stop her but she grabbed them insisting she could bring us one if we needed when ordering mains.

Our hot appetizers came out in the right amount of time and were pretty good. About 5 minutes into those our first round of cocktails came. They came with apologies that the bar was backed up. We then tried to order our mains but couldn’t remember the proper names so the waitress went away and came back with the menus. Food was served and was great. We had ordered another round of cocktails with dinner and they came when our check came. We were not eating fast. The Manager comped us a round of drinks which was helpful.

In between all of this they smoked out the dining room twice (smoke so think it made your eyes tear) and they had to open the doors to air out the restaurant. Let’s just say my girlfriends and I went to the bars that night smelling like smoke, satisfied with our food but not with the service.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Been here before and loved it, went back and left disappointed. Went around 5 and got the sunset menu, disappointed it didn't have steak and frites, but the waitress talked to the kitchen and got us our steak. Was super happy but she left after taking our order and gave us to another waitress. The steak was cooked perfectly but seasoning could have been better, the buttery steak sauce that I had last year was gone and got a steak sauce that didn't compare. On top of the the fries were way too salty it was hard to eat. Though the agave lemonade is amazing! The waitress getting us our steak was a highlight but the food could have beed so much better especially when it was amazing the year before.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great experience here! We were looking for a place that we hadn't tried on OpenTable and we selected Jane based on the Open Table ratings. So happy we did! Delightful waitress and waitstaff. Good service, but not rushed. Terrific drinks and great recommendations from the waitress. The food was good. We would definetly return. My husband and adult daughter were visiting the city. They were on business and I tagged along. I made the choice and they were both delighted with it. Both said they would be happy to return.

The space is packed with tables but it doesn't "feel" packed. We couldn't hear anyone else's conversations and we were able to converse comfortably during dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything we ordered was amazing and our waitress was very accommodating and knowledgeable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've been to Janes many times and have always loved it. Unfortunately this time the staff wasn't as pleasant especially the hostess...or welcoming and the service was mediocre. I think our waitress was hungover and messy.She had a beyond messy bun in her hair and we were concerned her hair would fall in the food! Ugh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had brunch at Jane on Sunday with my friend and her husband. The menu looked so good, I had a hard time choosing between the French toast (touted as their specialty) and the Jane Benedict. The waitress said both were great, BUT she loves the Jane Benedict which is eggs benedict but on crab cakes instead of an English muffin. I took her advice and was NOT disappointed. Absolutely yummy! The complimentary Bloody Mary was a nice surprise. While Jane is quite "energetic", my friends and I could still carry on a conversation without screaming at each other. Would highly recommend Jane and I'm sure I'll be returning.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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