Jane

4.4
3482 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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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a very fun ambience! I loved this restaurant. I had the chicken and it was AMAZING. The waiter was very sweet and helpful. The wine was amazing and I will definitely be visiting again!

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Used to be much better. Quality has definitely declined.

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E
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We didn't like the biscuits AT ALL - dense, dry, ick. And they were used in the eggs benedict...overall the food was medium.

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MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was excellent and reasonably priced.
Made a reservation but still waited about 20 minutes. Continually told that our table was being cleared but not true. Finally placed us and 5 minutes later asked us to move to another table.
Being a little older than the usual crowd, felt we were pushed to the back of the restaurant not to be seen by the public walking by. Drinks came after the food, service not great. Never asked if we wanted a second drink. given the bill and out we went.

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T
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tables along the wall a bit cramped. Waiters kept bumping into my dining companion sitting on the outside.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and ambiance. We enjoyed the recommendations made by the staff. Great brunch atmosphere!

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RO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Jane. I had the short rib hash special which was plentiful and flavorful. My friend had and egg and seafood dish which he loved. The host & server were both friendly & accommodating. The two of us lingered a bit longer then we expected and no one rushed us out. Will definitely be back!

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SL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!
The world-famous gnocchi was delicious and chicken was cooked perfectly—juicy yet crispy

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R
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The coffee was good, I like the restaurant and the food was delicious.

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NY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It's changed, food is not as tasty, the size of the food portions are smaller.

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ES
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jane has been a favorite of mine for years. The food and service are great. Generally the restaurant is not excessively noisy. A bit pricey but worth it.

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t
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Recommendation from georges berges art gallery in soho
Service was outstanding menu had a good selection with interesting preparations. Cauliflower app was great pork chop main was excellent

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special - was just ok.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meeting up with some good friends

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TB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Jane Burger was a bit messy, but incredibly delicious and perfectly cooked. The side salad was nothing special but enjoyed it as a side option over fries. Our meals came out quickly and service was good. Only issues - it took us quite a while to get our check. And drinks, while good, are a bit overpriced. I’m all for high-priced cocktails when it makes sense, but these weren’t strong and had so much ice you could finish it in a few sips. My friend and I also ordered the same drink and mine came out with an obvious less amount. But overall - good spot. We made a reservation but even on a Saturday afternoon, seemed easy to walk in. Good energy. Good menu. Good location.

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R
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Jane! Its my go to place when in NYC. Great food, great service, great vibe!! Will be back for sure!

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

The Jane was a beautiful find, the food was artfully crafted—never masking or diminishing ingredients and Ebonni provided fantastic service. She recommended the Diplomat cocktail that paired beautifully with my grilled octopus, crab cake and gnocchi!

One my favorites spots to date!
~Rigness

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s
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our latest visit is the perfect example of what to expect at Jane. Arrived for Sunday brunch and seated exactly at reservation time despite the place being completely packed. Then, despite being packed, were visited by our waitress right away. Then, despite being packed, drinks were brought within a few minutes.
I had decided on the steak frites with rosemary fries, ordered medium rare. Again, despite being packed, food was brought after only a short wait. The steak was cooked exactly perfect as ordered- so much so it was more accurate than some supposed steak restaurants I have been to. The perfect size portion of steak was butter-soft and not one piece of fat, grizzle or anything to be left on the plate. The nicely-portioned rosemary fries were perfectly crisp on the outside with actual rosemary taste.
Also, despite being packed, our waitress noticed after our server brought the food, that I was missing a steak knife and brought it immediately. We also ordered wine which we got within just a few minutes, despite being packed.
Just as I am amazed when "better" restaurants under less "challenging" circumstances cannot run their businesses well, I am impressed when a place like Jane seems to actually thrive and justify that they deserve the amount of business they get by delivering a great dining experience.

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tables are a bit cramped in the middle area. Brunch food was uninspired.

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CD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic! Be sure to save room for the flourless cake, it is to die for! We were upstairs and it was Easter Sunday, it was a bit loud. It cost us $100.00 dollars for eggs benedict, forgot what my husband had, 3 drinks and the cake, so a bit pricey. Still overall I will go again the food was that good.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed it very much. While it was very crowded (Easter Sunday), the food was very good. The service was also good. Our server was attentive, and friendly.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food took a long time to come out

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J
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

This place is a bit long in the tooth for Manhattan. I should have done my research a bit more. Apps were very good but my salmon was WAY overcooked and the general feel and vibe of the place is old. Wouldn't return.

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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
240 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
31 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
49 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
4 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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