Jones Wood Foundry

4.6
517 Reviews
$31 to $50
British
Every aspect of this Upper East Side pub and restaurant has been carefully crafted to evoke a sense of ownership among patrons, to assure they feel like an extension of their homes;. Jones Wood Foundry is always warm and welcoming for a quick drink at the expansive bar, casual snack, and conversation at the communal table overlooking a secret courtyard garden, or for a leisurely meal in the cozy dining room.

From the locally sourced ingredients fueling the constantly evolving menu to the vintage furnishings painstakingly collected by Jason Hicks, Jones Wood Foundry embodies a nurturing sense of homey comfort--a reassuringly relaxed throwback to a less hectic era.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 517 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprandallr
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. Always great food and service. Look forward to returning again and again.

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DorisE
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Nathan, was excellent and made our dining experience memorable. He was well versed on the menu, made excellent recommendations and truly enjoyed his position. Our meal was diverse, served on time and a good time was had by all. The menu was diverse snd had something for everyone in our party of 6!
We are outside so we didn’t get to evaluate the indoor experience!!

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Margaret
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's good value, service was efficient and friendly. Food and mood was good, can't think of a way of adding wood into the review to make it food, good, mood, wood.

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vipNeotone1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Host gave attitude when I approached to tell him that we had arrived for our reservation. Service was quite disorganized. Food was fine, but way too expensive for brunch this time. Their Covid-pricing is a bit excessive for what type food it is.

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JoeP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Great food . Excellent Service. Cant wait to go back and try something different.

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vipClaudiaL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food in beautiful building! service was wonderful, super friendly.

JB
JBDNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A lunch earlier in the week was ideal - tuna tartare excellent, music level low. Last night's dinner less relaxing - music/sports news volume a bit high, service polite but rushed, and a highly anticipated sticky toffee dessert tasted more like gingerbread. Seating area choice makes a difference - it's great that JWF offers several options inside and out.

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Eddie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Bangers and mash were a little salty this time around

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Eat2live
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was outstanding
Friendly attentive staff
Service was exceptional
Delicious entrees

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Suraj
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, people, and vibe. Amazing for a mellow evening with buddies or just by yourself :)

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vipkknyc
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great burgers and an amazing brownie, seated outside... even though it was in the 90s we were shaded and there was a fan so it was fairly comfortable. It’s nice that it’s on a quiet side street rather than directly on an avenue. Only wish was for more beverage choices beyond wine & beer. Will return!

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vipJrotundo14
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the England soccer match, and it was a ton of fun! Service was great!

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vipCocktailLyn
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Watching the Euro Cup Finale!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I had the Shepards Pie for about the fifth time here, and it was as good as was the previous times, which shows consistency. For dessert I had the Sticky Toffee Pudding which was served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce instead of Toffee Sauce. I would have preferred Toffee Sauce, but the pudding was good. The Vanilla Ice Cream was virtually tasteless, so I would recommend choosing a different flavor.

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vipBADG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jones Wood is a favorite of ours! The beer selection is obviously fantastic, but the wines are just as great. And the food is always tasty. Ricotta toast is a must. Can never decide between the bangers and mash or fish and chips because they are just too good! If that isn't enough, the atmosphere is splendid. Fun and friendly at the bar, but quiet and casual in the dining area.

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SoniaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I haven't been at the Foundry since before the lockdown and I loved being back there. Truly memorable experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Jones Wood!

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vipGandJ
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beef was tough but server was willing to replace it.

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Manuka
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and happy staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have had their Shepards Pie here many times and have always enjoyed it. One day this weeks I had the Cottage Pie and found it to be delicious, so much so that I went back the next day to have it again. On that day there was a night and day difference. The Cottage Pie that had so much flavor on my first experience with it was virtually flavorless.

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MarkS
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was very good British fare done very well desert were scrumptious drinks well made and some nice selections there as well staff friendly

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psjg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have been coming here for several years, as it’s one of the better British gastro pubs on the upper east side and usually serves old speckled hen (I am British, hard to find that beer in NYC). The past two times I have been here, in January and then online Sunday we’re not so good. We came for Father’s Day lunch, the first table we were offered inside was covered in flies, therefore we asked to be moved outside and the staff accommodated us by providing an outdoor table after a 15 minute wait. Ordered our food, grilled cheese, toast with pate a Yorkshire pudding and fish n chips which took over an hour to arrive and other diners who came after us got their food before us….Waitress was apologetic, apparently there was a problem in the kitchen and gave desert for free. Food was very good however waiting so long was annoying, particularly as the food was relatively straight forward. We’ve been to high end restaurants in NYC that are a lot quicker than this. Also, several beers on the beer menu were also unavailable on Sunday, was told they get the deliveries on Monday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!

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viprandallr
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Nice decor. Great wine/beer list. Food was great. Liked the food pictures; helped us to order. Friendly and efficient service. Can’t wait to return

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Manuka
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great ambiance

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FrancescaK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Normally I love this place but they just seemed to not have enough servers. We finished our dinner and it took 30 mins to finally get some attention from the server. Reservations were at 530 and we did not leave until shortly after 8.

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vipRajat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice beer selection and authentic British pub fare. Highly recommended if you like either.

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu with an excellent variety. Food is always delicious. Service is excllent. Outdoor dining is spacious and comfortable.

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vipAubreyW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We love this place but when we were forced to cancel our 11:30 reservation and returned later(1:45) the hostess dismissed us saying there were no tables until after 3. I promptly went on open table and made a reservation for 2:15, walked back in and was seated by another hostess. I wish she had at least looked or asked us to make a reservation instead of turning us away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I lived in NYC I would be a regular- everything was wonderful- including the desserts we took to go! Nathan was a fantastic waiter after a early afternoon wedding held on site!!

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Sandee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was mediocre at best. The service was terrible, the English breakfast was disappointing. I did enjoy the toffee pudding. I do not plan to return.

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ap060
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience all around. Great food (we had the chicken and leek pie and the special lamb and rosemary pie and both were fantastic) and great beer. Service was attentive. Great atmosphere and despite the place being pretty full, the noise level was very low.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was very bland

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PaulO
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific all around

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vipSharonH
New York Area
407 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Also a good choice!!!
Might be time for them to add a few new items to the menu!

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vipSuzanneC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Best British fare around. Service was excellent. Love this place. One caveat -- way too loud -- they need to address the acoustics and then this place would be perfection.

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MitchellL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The huevos rancheros entrée was fresh and tasty. The ricotta cheese appetizer was sweet salty creamy with a mysterious delicate crunch- unique and heavenly! Service was friendly and attentive yet gave us the space we needed to converse. Refilled the water without having to ask. Exceeded expectations- I would gladly return!

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vipJesalShah1976
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I really like Jones Wood, and it’s still a great place to hang out for expats. But ... The margaritas were bad. The sticky toffee pudding is far too sweet, and isn’t a traditional sticky toffee pudding (just an FYI-it’s quite different, and very spiced!)

The bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie were quite good.

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liligabor
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great escape to England during this pandemic and the Scotch eggs were amazing. I highly recommend this place.

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vipFoodieeeee
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant excellent food terrific service an A+ experience!

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Jones Wood Foundry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-2700.

Jones Wood Foundry is rated 4.6 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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