Jimmy at the James

4.2
59 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Thursday - Friday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 3:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 201-9118
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Raoul Whitaker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Avenue
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Public transit
Canal Street A,C,E
Canal Street 1,2
Canal Street N, R, J, 6
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Entertainment
DJs on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00pm-2:00am.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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4.2
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasure to see this view

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R
1 review
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.

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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.

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SL
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 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

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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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.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 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.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Yucatán
1 review
Dined on July 25, 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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 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.

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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.

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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.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 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 $$.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 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...

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MD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 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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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for happy hour drinks and the view was nice! It has a good of the Hudson River. Good open air area

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JG
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Everyone we encountered who worked at this place was rude. The man checking reservations before the elevator was rude to us and to another guy who was a guest at the hotel trying to go up for a drink. The girl who seated us was very rude and snobby. Our server was very rude, too. It was crowded, chaotic, uncomfortable and we did not enjoy our visit. The weather was beautiful, so we left and went to another rooftop bar where it was also crowded, but the staff was cheerful and the service was good. We aren't sure why the staff at Jimmy treated us that way. We were dressed nicely, fit in with the atmosphere and acted appropriately. I wish we had our $50 back that we paid for 2 warm glasses of Chardonnay.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Jimmy! The most beautiful NY’s view! I went there 2 times and I would like to return soon! Five stars!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I love that place! It has amazing view, atmosphere and you can see beautiful sunset. Bartenders are so nice! Great spot

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Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We are from Germany and were visiting NYC for 5 days. This evening we wanted to celebrate into my husbands birthday together with friends and were therefore looking for a bar that is open until at least 1am. We were driving from Columbus Circle all the way down to the James Hotel and even if we had a reservation through Open Table the staff at the door was unfriendly and started to argue with us. We finally made it to the roof top, but drinks were expensive and quarter to 12 they asked us to order the final round of drinks. We told them that we have a birthday to celebrate and they made us order another round and promised that we can stay (because also the homepage said "open until 1am"). 5 minutes past 12 they told us to leave - we had full glasses in front of us with drinks 20$ each. From that moment on they came back to our table every 5 minutes. We finally left very angry. Bad experience! Total rip-off!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The jimmy got style but the price is very high. Dont sure why, jimmy is not only rooftop in town

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy was EVERYTHING! Thanks for the reservation actually meaning something. They had a beautiful spot on the roof waiting for us. It was lovely and I was a star for my LA friends. Didn't hurt that the weather was flawless. Dinner downstairs at David Burke was equally wonderful.
One note, tried to make OpenTable reservations for dinner and system wouldn't allow because I had Jimmy 2 hours earlier. Not sure why you can't have drinks at 7, dinner @9?

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Service not very organized. Drinks are overpriced and food is very average. Not enough speakers outdoor so you barely hear the music. The best thing about this place is the drinks, enjoying the nice weather and the sunset view by the pool.

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London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is amazing and it was not as busy as some other skybars we went to, so we could really relax and enjoy the view. The cocktails and the food were great.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I made a reservation for 2, table, and we were never seated. Cocktails are not outstanding and food didnt look good. Only thing worth it was the view.

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our 2nd wedding anniversary and had a blast! I recommend reserving a table or else there aren't many options for seating. Incredible drinks, ambiance, service!

Definitely coming back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, nice view, but ordering wine was a bad idea: both were plain bad, annoying at that price range.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance!

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Mainz
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wein zu teuer
95$ verkauf
15€ einkauf

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LW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a view and great staff! Amazing night!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We booked the table for dinner, when we came to the place it was only a bar (with a very nice roof top view). No tables, only lounge seating and bar seating. Not good for food, only for drinks (expensive but very well made)!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You can just go to Jimmy for a photo on the roof top and leave but if you have time grab a cocktail, a cheese platter and enjoy. Great looking bar, busy with after work groups so book to secure a seat and have a champagne cocktail "French kissing in the USA".

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JS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome view of NYC from soho in all directions...you've got to see the outdoor pool.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Our service was absolutely horrible. It Took her 15 minutes to seat is with a reservation, 20 minutes for her to take our drink order, another 20 to get our drinks, and our food took 40 minutes. I also ordered the check 3 separate times and I watched the waitress talk to other employees and was in no rush to get us our check. I had heard great things about this place but I was very disappointed in the service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!!!

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Roof-Top scene, It's an overall great spot. The food is off the easy, especially Lion Dub the DJ. He know the yard Vibes as well.

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CP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was the same issue as Monarch. We booked a table through Opentable and when we got there, apparently we didn't have a reservation because we didn't call to confirm our table. Good thing the bouncer was gracious enough to let us in since it wasn't crowded yet. Our bartender didn't smile at all while serving us although he did make a good cocktail.

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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Arrived, no table for us and had to leave. Nice place however, disappointing overall

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