Jimmy at the James

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82 reviews
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JIMMY is the perfect spot in Soho for an after-work or pre/post dinner cocktail, set 18 floors high atop The James Hotel. If no tables are available via OpenTable, there is likely still room to grab a cocktail at our bar, and seating does open up all the time. For larger party inquiries or private events, please email us at events@jimmysoho.com.
Jimmy is a contemporary interpretation of the classic pub, with a 1970’s New York twist. The atmosphere is intimate and refined, with lingham wood floors and swank modular furniture – all surrounded by 14’ windows with panoramic views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River, and the bridges spanning the East River. Unlike typical rooftop bars, Jimmy is a year-round destination. In colder months, guests gravitate towards the inside conversation pit – a freeform lounge area with plush upholstered seating. In warmer weather, the experience spills onto the roof deck, where guests can enjoy chaise lounges, and unparalleled city views.

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Jimmy is the rooftop bar at The James in Soho, and it’s a good place to find attractive people hanging by a very small pool.

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I wish the maragrita pizza was bigger. It was 18 dollars, it should of been a large pizza bread for at least 2 people. Swimming pool was ok. Just dont know what days to go in it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Jimmy’s is the perfect place to just wind down and enjoy spectacular views and awesome drinks with friends and a great crowd

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice view, not more than that

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!!!!!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My partner and I decided to cap off our Pride weekend at the Jimmy and enjoy a couple of drinks on their rooftop deck. Views were amazing. Drinks were a bit pricey for what they were but it’s a rooftop bar in NYC so it was expected. Unfortunately as we walked through after checking in with the door guy, some “host” starting screaming saying “don’t let DUDES in without females unless they have a reservation.” Of course we had a reservation, but to think that we’d be refused entry if we didn’t was pretty shocking to hear (it was just my partner and me at this point-and yes we’re both dudes). I’m sure the Jimmy is not ANTI-GAY so I won’t go there. But this obviously left us with a horrible first impression and sadly set the tone for our experience. We stayed for one drink and decided to spend our “dude” money elsewhere.

NA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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a
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

No atmosphere. Better views else where. Staff depressed, tight dresses dragging around heavy boots on feet wearing sunglasses on a dull evening with rain starting. Asking for I'd in lobby lift. And holding hostage credit cards. Bad practice taking away card. Totally disappointed. Way better places elsewhere Watched
others down drink and leave.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not the same as it used to be. Views the same but kitchen took over an hour to make chips and guac to go with our drinks...

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was breathtaking and amazing ! Went there on a Tuesday afternoon and it was super packed ! The drinks were pricey but the ambiance, the view and the atmosphere were top rated ! We had so much fun !

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I’m not exactly sure how you’d make a reservation for table then receive a confirmation table to arrive with your guests and hostess tell you that it’s for “first come, first serve”. Even if it’s reserved through Open Table. She was absolutely rude, and only there to sell tables to larger groups. She also ushered us to table in the corner with a hostess who didn’t even come back for 30 mins to take our first round of drinks. If it wasn’t for the amazing dj we would’ve left.

JH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Party scene. Poor table service. Overpriced cocktails and food that are below average. Great view and sunset scenes.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

They sat us down at a terrible table in front of the toilets, very uncomfortable. But staff was very understanding and did their best to move us ASAP even though it was fully booked. Food was good, very good drinks!
Amazing view!

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Dont expect much from the hostesses

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

We started our evening there at around 5pm on a Friday night, had reservations, awesome dj playing the best of 70's and 80's, cocktails and appetizers were awesome, it was raining so we couldnt hang out on the welcoming out door roof top with pool, but still very cool spot for a couple of women in their early 50"s and 21 year old daughter. ;-)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star! Great experience!

TF
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Drinks are priced loftier than the spectacular view; go at sunset if possible and if you want to sit, reserve a table.

If you sit near the restroom (north side), service will slow down as it gets packed with 20-30 somethings at least on a Saturday . If you sit in the southwest side, near the waitress station, guess what? They still can’t hear you, but presumably corrections will be quicker.

We had spicy tuna roll and vegetable dumplings with our drinks. Both quite good, presumably from restaurant at ground level.

It’s really a bar with a dj. Tables are barely big enough for four drinks or two appetizers, not both.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for spending time with friends. Great views to enjoy sunset and also the skyline

PC
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Our friend came to visit so we booked a table to watch the sunset and noted it was a special occasion. Turned up and all tables were full, no effort had been made to reserve anything. Told they would ‘let us know when something opened up’ - no point in booking then!! After 20 minutes we left and had dinner and drinks elsewhere. Never going back.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We booked a table but when we got there they didn't have a table for us plus there was a private party going on
After 10 minutes they said they were setting a table - which in fact was them asking someone else to move who subsequently refused
Ultimately they took chairs from the private party and arranged against a wall not as promised in the window
Could be great but service / welcome v poor
Really disappointed especially as it was a 50th birthday celebration

DA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Jimmy was absolutely amazing. The scotch menu is very good. The attendant Melissa was adorable and extremely kind.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

couldn’t ask any simple questions over the phone. they said to call the front desk but then they said there was no front desk. they said you would just have to show up and see...

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Stellar views- they are the reason to spend the money to go to Jimmy. Food was good. Drinks are good but pricey. Service was AWFUL. Music was both too loud and too techno. Still- so glad we went and I don’t regret spending the time or money there.

KA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Stunning view, actual bar area nicer at night. Ambiance a little lacking. Some music on the roof top what have been great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasure to see this view

R
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome view and cool
Vibe! There’s a small pool on rooftop but I usually only see a few people in it. Expensive drinks $19. Service takes a while because it’s always packed.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation here for my birthday as their website stated you could use the pool if you have dinner reservations. When I confirmed, I learned this is only true on weekends, although the website states no difference. While trying to cancel, I was urged to reconsider by the staff from the hospitality company contracted by the restaurant, arguing the semantics of the website. Regardless, I wanted to cancel, and they pushed back. Will NEVER recommend this place.

SL
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always fun here, beautiful view, drinks were great. Sometimes door guy can be a bit snippy even this time and I specifically came for my birthday. Service is good and waitresses are very nice drinks are great and prices aren’t too bad for an NYC Rooftop

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great vibe, beautiful views, great service, awesome music but sadly the drinks fell short

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great view of the NYC skyline both uptown and downtown. The drinks were pricey, but not anything abnormal for a rooftop bar. The service was excellent. Everyone was attentive and friendly.

I recommend the pineapple mojito.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We got to Jimmy at the James at around 8 on a Sunday night. The roof deck was full of people, and there was a DJ playing some pop music. Drinks were expensive, $20 each, but the view was awesome. I got a few great pictures there. The pool was only open for about an hour while we were there and closed around 9pm but I got to sit in the pool for at least a little bit. There weren't very many people actually in the pool when I was there, there were more people just dipping their feet in while sitting poolside. Overall a good, one-time rooftop experience.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view. Would go there again and again and again.

OT
Yucatán
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Bellissimo posto non consigliato per la cena non hanno tavoli mangi hamburger in tavoli molto piccoli seduti su un divano ottimo per un aperitivo

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went to go swimming and get drinks for my birthday, and we had called in advance to make sure that the pool would be open at the time of our reservation. We got there about ten minutes early, couldn’t find anyone who worked there, and when we finally found someone they told us that they closed the pool and couldn’t give us a table outside (which we had requested) because we were late for our reservation (we were not, no one was there to help us.) Really crappy experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome location, awesome view, limited but good fingerfood.. Always my favorite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was fine, all around. Great views. The server spilled my drink on me, didn’t apologize. Told us there wasn’t mayo when there was clearly mayo on the burger. Also, there are sharp, scratchy bushes behind the benches at shoulder length.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Best sunset in New York. Great site for meet friends.

S
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

Great location, good vibes.
Staff should be more polite to their guests, be more welcoming, there’s no need to front. We are here to have a great time - and to spend $$$.

SS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Jimmy is a great rooftop bar in NYC. Stunning view at the 1WTC. Cocktails are expensive and served in plastic...

MD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Was a good time, I’ve been before. Bar closed 1/2 hour early on a holiday weekend which was disappointing. Security was a bit rude trying to clear out the guests. Service at the table was a bit slow. Other than that, great place to have a drink with friends and enjoy the views.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went to jimmy at the James go see the game one day. Although the television is relatively small, out experience was stellar. It’s your typical rooftop vibe of the city. Just a bit more relaxed and welcoming. The bartenders were sweet, the security and doorman were really funny and personable. Drinks were median priced but delicious! We got a nice view of the city and had a great time

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