JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
We had a delightful time!
The menu was varied and there was certainly something for everyone to enjoy. The portions were generous, but not overwhelmingly so. Of the eight courses we enjoyed (between the 2 of us) , five of them were excellent, and the other three were good or very good. We would definitely recommend JNA, and plan to return. Thanks for a lovely and delicious evening!
Drab decor, lack of presentation and tasteless food.
Excellent food, wonderful service, and excellent value.
Everything was great!. Joe our server was attended to us like we were in a 5 start restaurant. Food was delicious.
The ambiance was perfect. The food and it's presentation was good. They had run out of a couple things and made some substitutions but the overall dining experience was extraordinary. I selfishly don't want to tell anyone because I want to keep this to myself. Very nice and friendly staff.
This was a great treat to experience in Philadelphia. Truly a hidden gem in city. Food tasted really good; presentation was superb; and service was top notch. We will definitely return.
I love coming here. Atmosphere is laid back and the service and food was amazing. Will have many more visits, thanks again!!!
We enjoyed the seasonal winter French menu. Our choices from the various selections were delicious especially the fish and soups. Our server was polite and helpful.
This is a hidden gem in Philadelphia. The items that we tried on the 4 course French menu all rivaled meals that my wife from Italy and I have eaten in France. The escagot in a pastry shell were spectacular and the fish was perfectly cooked as well as having a freshness that tasted like it had just been pulled out of the ocean. The wine is very reasonably priced, especially for the quality. Service was excellent - professional, knowledgeable and personable. Director Joe has done a masterful job here! The atmosphere (with the jazz softly playing in the background) created the perfect ambiance. It was a beautiful experience!!!
I have had meals in Center City restaurants that cost twice as much and weren't half as good as here. My wife and I can't wait to return.
Excellent accommodating professional great food great wine selection
Everything was excellent! The food was delicious! Service was great!!
We normally really enjoy JNA, however, for whatever reason, the service was not as good and the food was only average. One of the people with our group of four, said she would not come back.
The food was excellent. Service wasbwonderful. I would highly recommend jna
It was a nice meal. I enjoyed it. The service was my favorite. Very attentive.
We go quarterly to experience the different menus. Always a good time.
Always a great meal with many choices and even good for gluten intolerant patrons.
Service is always very friendly and even a special birthday celebration at the end.
I have been here before and love the quarterly change of menus. I have tried things here that I may not have tried elsewhere. The food in usually great as it was this last time. The service was attentive and the value unsurpassed.
Always great four-course meal and interesting to meet new students getting experience. Menu changes every few months. Plus BYOB. We go often.
great service, food well prepared though two entrees had to go back for warming-
they need better cushions on the chairs
Not what I expected. Served too quickly. Food not hot when served. Ambiance too stark. My fish was dry, only warm, and fishy tasting. I did not eat my meal, and that seemed of no concern to anyone. My husband’s chicken was dry and no cheese could be found.....
Great value. Elsewhere the same meal would cost twice what it does here. The students that work here are fun and enthusiastic.
I have been to JNA numerous times and have wholeheartedly recommended it to dozens of people. The cuisine and value are second to none. In fact I purchase 3 or 4 Groupons whenever they are available.
We enjoyed this dining experience very much. The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful.
This is a great restaurant and so fun to be a part of the students' learning experiences as chefs and wait staff. The menu is varied and the four courses were wonderful! I will definitely be going back. And we went on opening night!
Food is consistently delicious. Highly recommended
I enjoy JNA I try going every month or every other month
We were celebrating our patents 67th anniversary... the food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and accommodating . We even got a tour of the kitchen!
GOING AGAIN! Love the atmosphere and the waiters were very professional and friendly. The food was absolutely amazing and tasty! Great menu selections and the best part, was when the Chef came out to introduce himself . Awesome guy by the way lol
Very tasteful and accommodating for people's diet restrictions. They accommodated my vegan diet.
Great value - 4 courses for $30. and about 4 choices within each category.
We liked everything that we had. Not rushed and fun to talk to our server who is just new to the hospitality business. Had my leftover Hawaiian rolls for breakfast and still tasty the next day.
The food here was excellent. The atmosphere was also great. Overall this was a great experience that I would recommend to both family and friends.
Our visit was so fun. It was a pleasure seeing students learning the techniques of serving and cooking for future clients . The students are learning the fundamentals. Preparation, serving,
greeting customers. The atmosphere of the dining room is 1970's. Mostly original everything. However I liked it because it brought me back to my younger years. I remember all of it.
JNA never disappoints - four course meal, BYOB, for a great price. Plus you are served by students and get to interact with them. You might even get a tour of the kitchen. Chef Joe does a great job, welcoming, serving, whatever needs to be done.
Once again we enjoyed a superb meal at JNA. My dining companion and I love the seasonal themed menu with its array of choices in 4 courses. The flavors that the chefs prepared in the various Mediterranean dishes were outstanding. The portions are just right sized and the courses were served in a timely fashion so not to come out before we finished the previous course. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We also love that it is a byob. We look forward to checking out the next season's menu.
At the price of $30 for the spring menu, you get four courses with about four choices per course to choose what appeals to you. We found something we liked for the first three courses and they were very good, especially the entrees. However, dessert left something to be desired that night. I would definitely return even with the lacking desserts. We each chose something different and none of us were satisfied. Maybe we will get a good pastry student next time.
This was a four course meal that was well priced. The menu was limited but varried, the food was OK, but the descriptions of the food sounded more exciting than the taste of the food - which were lacking in seasonings and spices.
Always a great 4 course meal prepared by students with student servers. The price and BYOB make for a nice time.
Looking forward to going back for the spring menu. All the food and choices were excellent.
Everything was great and we got to meet the students. Awesome!
The menu options were good, the pace of the meal was excellent. They were accommodating of our needs and the service was good.