Jimmy at the James

3.9
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Thank you for your inquiry. JIMMY is being renovated/refreshed until mid-April. Please reach out to www.theskylarknyc.com, our sister property, if you are looking for another great rooftop for cocktails and bites. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

JIMMY is the perfect spot in Soho for an after-work or pre/post dinner cocktail, set 18 floors high atop The James Hotel. Jimmy is a contemporary interpretation of the classic pub, with a 1970’s New York twist. The atmosphere is intimate and refined, 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 free form 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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Akarsh
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes. But drinks are pricey
Good location and view
It was not so crowded on a Friday night

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DavidP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Everyone was obnoxious - staff included.

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DanielleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The views and ambiance is what makes this worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d been to Jimmy in the past, but decided to have some drinks for my birthday. What a great time! Excellent service! The drinks were amazing, food was great and the music was a perfect mix of everything that everyone was able to dance. Highly recommend during the week and on the weekends.

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GeorgeE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The views are outstanding in every direction! I prefer traditional martini glasses.

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NicolasL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The server gave my credit card to another client and did not follow up with me. Noise level was very high.

PJ
PatriciaJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When it gets busy it becomes hard to get timely service

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Did not like the music or the experience. Food was just bad.

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LeonardV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable views, top notch service and a great time.

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LachandraS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Nice view, not more than that

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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.

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NotAdrienJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Someone has erroneously and inadvertently used my email for OpenTable.
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annap
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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...

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silva
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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 !

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JamielynA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

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
vipJasmineH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Dont expect much from the hostesses

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. ;-)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star! Great experience!

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vipThaiFiend
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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.

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ShashankP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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PamC
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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SimoneR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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

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DanielAlves
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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...

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vipKentuckygirl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience5

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
KirstenA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Pleasure to see this view

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Riascos84
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipSydneyLepselter
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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foodislife
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Msah94
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
MegB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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