Jones

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Entrepreneurial restaurateur Stephen Starr, owner of Philadelphia's eight most trend-setting restaurants, continues to stimulate the revival of a historic block of Chestnut Street by introducing Jones, a casual comfort-food restaurant and lounge at 700 Chestnut Street. Jones, with its laid-back atmosphere, affordable fare and late-night scene adds a new element to the mix, recreating a nightlife ambiance reminiscent of Starr's Continental Martini Bar and Restaurant, a retro cocktail lounge that helped turn Old City into Philadelphia's most popular neighborhood for a night on the town. Starr hopes Jones will do for Chestnut Street what the Continental did for Old City.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. We loved the atmosphere. The server was great. It was just pretty loud! But overall we had a great time!

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Combination Father’s Day, College Graduation, New Job and New apartment. Great time had by all 7 of us!!

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only reason I gave the food a 4 was because the mac n cheese had more cheese than noodles and because the chicken on the chicken parmigiana dish was very undercooked. However, the situation was rectified and we had great meals overall.

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C
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the food. Loved the atmosphere. It was a fantastic night.

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AM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grilled cheese was delicious and the strawberry rhubarb sundae was even better. Jones has a smaller, more limited menu at 3:30 and I didn’t know that until I arrived for my reservation. Despite the fact that Jones is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, I wish I would have known that before making the reservation.

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CM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food......not hurried......love the drinks....highly recommend it prior to the Walnut Theater

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RW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I had planned a pre-theater dinner with my daughter who just returned home after 6 months—I reserved table several weeks in advance. When we arrived we taken past several empty tables to be seated right next to kitchen/prep area! I had to ask to be reseated but never felt that they were as welcoming as I would expect.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Father’s Day with my boyfriend and two of his friends.. all of the food was amazing and our server was very nice as well. Love this place. Would 100% recommend!

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K
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for brunch with a date and we loved the build your own mimosas deal especially the Passion Fruit. The shrimp and grits were amazing and definitely cheesy because usually shrimp and grits I’ve had are not cheesy enough for them being called “cheesy grits.” My date had the BMW (bacon maple walnut) pancakes and they were amazing too. I could eat a plate of the banana slices that came with the pancakes. I would recommend this place for families or happy hour and dates. I’ll be back!

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Apple Pie French toast was amazing! Very sweet but worth it.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Breakfast before exploring the historic area!

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JH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Small mix up with the drinks we ordered, but the manager was quick to visit the table and rectify the situation. Thank you again!

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Table of 2 got put in farthest corner upstairs big guy very small 2 top although they were gracious and moved us I got the impression it was because we reserved on open table

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my 24th birthday and came back for my master graduation party, this place has great food, drinks, and vibes.

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OT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jones always delivers - good food, wide choices, fine service. A bit loud for intimate conversation, but a great place for a solid meal.

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ND
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant for BRUNCH! WOW! We started with MONKEY BREAD that was served warm & was so good! I had the hues rancheros & it was excellent!! My eggs were cooked just right. The service here is really good too. We are definitely going back!

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JD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The broccoli and cheese quiche was fantastic!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for our 15yo and her girlfriends. The entire staff was very accommodating and helpful. Always a great time. Bar drinks took a bit too long to prepare but were excellent once they were ready. Bartender may have been new.

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B
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Strange experience as the host/manager did not actually greet us or speak when we arrived and just handed menus to another hostess?/manager? Who brought us to our table (she was pleasant) We then sat for over 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us and finally the table next us was sat and a server greeted them and when she turned around we caught her eye and she finally approached our table. The food was delish, but we barely saw our server. Even when she took the check there was no “have a nice night!” Or even eye contact. It was like we were invisible. Bizarre and definitely not what we are accustomed to from a Starr Restaurant.

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6
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took work team for dinner. Perfect change of scenery at the end of the day.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good! I’m glad we chose to have my son’s graduation dinner here. 😀

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OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits was delicious. Our waiter Shayne was very professional and took excellent care of us. The manager visited the table and ensured we enjoyed everything.

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JS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Atrociously loud music. Asked for a different table then the one we were taken to. Pointed to an empty booth. Was told that seats six, not four. We took the less than comfortable table only to the see a party of 4 seated in the booth we asked for. I guess you have to know somebody.

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BJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was good! Chicken and waffles were soooo good! Can’t wait to go back.

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v
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. The food has always been great and is a sure thing. Consider Jones to be an easy "go to" place...

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TN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was not up to usual standard. Noise level was distressingly high, possibly because the music was loud and people had to talk even louder to be heard.

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l
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks for the hospitality Olivia & for the birthday cookie for my best friend!
Laura

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing homestyle cooking food! Large portions. We have 3 kids who ate and loved it! It was noisy, which was perfect for the kids (no one staring at us lol). Definitely recommend the grilled cheese and tomato soup, yum!

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PD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service on Saturday before a theater matinee. There were so many menu items that looked good, I found it hard to choose. I had the Salmon Tartine, excellent. Great taste combination. Good alternative to eating a heavy bagel with salmon which is also on the menu. Also tried the Monkey Bread which was shared between 4 people. It was just enough to each be satisfied with this sweet bread treat. There are more menu items I would go back to try.

If you are seated on the 1st floor, the ceiling is extremely high so the decibel level (noise) is something you definitely have to get use to. When you first sit down, it is one of the first things you notice. You must speak very loud to communicate.
There is loft seating on a 2nd level. The sound would be less exaggerated if seated up there.

I do recommend giving JONES a try.

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, great food, wonderful service

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jones was absolutely amazing! From the service to the food. We tried as many plates as we could and still will be going back for brunch and lunch. There wasn’t anything I could speak on negative. The managers and servers made us feel like we were welcomed and at home. Jones has a patron for life in me and my family. I am so excited my event will be hosted here.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to Jones before the theater. It is our go to place.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredible!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour. Thoroughly enjoyed the drinks and food. Bartender was pleasant and accommodating. I will definitely return.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was clean and hostess accommodating.

The salad was very salty in addition to the other food.

Over salted overall.

The portions were too large.

Clean restaurant and attentive waitstaff.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Freezing in restaurant

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable and the food was delicious

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AW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes everything was amazing couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed the ambiance. I feel like the menu was a bit limited. I was looking for the menu to include Chilean sea bass or Branzino. Otherwise I enjoyed the experience.

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit. Lots of comfort foods. Great location. Service was par excellence both times. Have an adult milk shake-you won’t be disappointed. One of the few cross generational restaurants where the noise level is LOW and you can carry on a conversation without shouting. I love Jones!!

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