Jane

4.3
3435 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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MD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Poor service.

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JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious, good value, great ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
44 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
1 review
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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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We searched for a place that was quiet. Jane is not super noisy but I have voice issues so there was a bit more noise than I expected. The food was good but I was a bit surprised at the bill for 4 of us, each with a drink - $149 (without tip) for brunch. It's listed as $ so the total bill seemed not in line with that description of the restaurant. The staff was great and the meals came fast and the food was very good.

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CC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, well executed food, some highlights a few lowlights, nice buildout, noisy but not stupid.

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H
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a terrific find. We ran late and had to get on line for comedy club, they accommodated us and rushed all the orders and got us out in no time. We absolutely loved the cauliflower, the meatballs and the calamari appetizers. The salmon and mussels were ok, not bad not fabulous, great burger, great cocktails. A very nice meal and we will return

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch for 8 on a Tuesday. Place is inviting and food was delicious!

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

It was a cold cold day. And the restaurant was not packed. My friends didn't arrive on time. But there was so many tables empty. I was hoping if the restaurant could get me seated first in this kind of situation. But it didn't happen. I would feel a better customer service if they do since it’s cold to wait near the entrance.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service has always been good but the food was so/so the last few visits. My poached eggs were very underdone and for my friends, their food was very salty.

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PC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch! Many choices at good price points. Staff is friendly and helpful. Get here early if possible. Staff definitely has timetables to move tables which is annoying.

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LN
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service, delicious food, friendly staff. Always come for brunch when visiting NYC!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good as always. Best to go on a week night because it’s pretty empty. Great cocktails and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The place was completely empty other than two other tables. The hostess chose to seat us right in the middle of the other two tables. We could hear every word that the other two tables were saying. The place was empty. She could’ve seated us at least a decent distance away from them. The waiter would’ve had no problem serving us because again, the place was empty and it’s tiny. The food was unimpressive as well. I got the roasted ricotta gnocchi and my mom got the lobster sandwich. Neither of them were very flavorful. Overall, just really unimpressive. Don’t recommend.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had Sunday brunch. The food was fresh and delicious but - a bit overpriced. The service was as good as it could be for a crowded and noisy space.

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Not as great as expected. Overpriced and the food wasn’t great.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We made a reservation but then ended up having to wait for a table for over 20 minutes. When we finally did get sat the food was good. Nothing exceptional.

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AL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Been to Jane a handful of times. I took my coworker here for a birthday lunch (it was her first time) and unfortunately the food and service was a bit lacking.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good but because it was so packed we sat in the very crowded space in the front of the restaurant. Food was good and fast.

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, came out very quickly, the staff was kind and attentive. We had a great time and we'll definitely be back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite dish is from this place- toasted ricotta gnocchi. It is consistently amazing. Brunch is very busy but I’ve never had a problem getting a table for dinner.

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

This place needs a bit of a makeover or freshening up. Love the food and the service was great but just feels broken down visually. Chipped up. Needs fresh paint and tables/chairs. It’s a really good restaurant- deserves a makeover.

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

Had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation. Was given a free round of mimosas, but was still irritating since we had a reservation.

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Had to wait more than 15 minutes to get a table even though we had made a reservation.

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BA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only issue here are small tables if you have a group of 5+. We asked for bigger table but hostess said they were all reserved (even though we had a reservation). Eventually another hostess came and asked if we'd like to move to a booth which we did (they in fact moved all our glassware, dishes, and silver). Other than that hiccup, this continues to be one of our favorite spots!

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly, nice ambiance, and I especially appreciated the relative quiet. Food was very good, but just shy of extraordinary.

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N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my go to place around west Houston St areas. The food is consistently good, the staff are lovely, it is a good restaurant all around

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