Jones Wood Foundry

4.4
613 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Fare at the Foundry (Turkey Menu)

    $49.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    A 3-course menu with Appetizer, Main Course (TURKEY) and Dessert +BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI +TURKEY WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS +FIGGY PUDDING ᴘʀᴇ-ʙᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ ᴏɴʟʏ. We will need 24hrs notice if making a reservations for Christmas Fair. We reserve the right to cancel any reservations not made within 24hrs. ᴍɪɴ 𝟺 ᴘᴇʀsᴏɴ
  • Christmas Fare at the Foundry (ROAST BEEF Menu)

    $69.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2021

    A 3-course menu with Appetizer, Main Course ROAST BEEF) and Dessert +BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI +ROAST BEEF & YORKSHIRE PUDDING +FIGGY PUDDING ᴘʀᴇ-ʙᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ ᴏɴʟʏ. We will need 24hrs notice if making a reservations for Christmas Fair. We reserve the right to cancel any reservations not made within 24hrs. ᴍɪɴ 𝟺 ᴘᴇʀsᴏɴ

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 613 people are saying
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ArtG
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, excellent service and very good food. Very enjoyable experience!

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BrianNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great find on the UES! As close to an upscale pub in Mayfair that you’ll find in NYC. Solid food, attentive and knowledgeable staff and good British drink selections (but no hard liquor FYI). Can’t wait to come for brunch!

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GeorgeP
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When we first arrived the room was quite chilly, and we were at the very back of the restaurant. The heat level did go up until right before we left there was a rush of cold air through the restaurant. I would dine with you again, with a extra sweater

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our lunch was delicious and the service was great. We look forward to going back and trying more items on the menu.

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vipgreatdinner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and was very cozy with the heat lamps. Our food was delicious and the service was great. Our waitress was helpful and concerned about us being warm enough and even offered to move us inside if we got too cold. All was well though. It’s become my go to place in the neighborhood.

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FrankZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cozy place!

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MarkL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We've had thanksgiving dinner 3 years in a row now...the food is excellent. Turkey incredibly moist, delicious sides (brussel sprouts, stuffing, potatoes). Appetizer was tasty ravioli. Pumpkin pie was good, but portion was a little small. Bread was tasty, but serving was odd...one muffin sized corn bread type thing cut in half...one half for each person. Just thought that was an odd way to serve bread.
Price is what it is, $88 per person, plus tax, tip, drinks, so not cheap. But I thought the taste of the main meal was of high quality....best turkey i have ever had.

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GilbertB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Dinner would have been better if you weren't playing rock and roll music during a Thanksgiving event. Holiday music, traditional music would have been much nicer for the amount of money that I had spent with my family but listening to eighties music while trying to have a nice beautiful respectful Thanksgiving dinner with family was unacceptable.

When you spend 500 dollars, you expect a wonderful event and not feel like you are in a bar.

Also, charging a 9yr old and a 12 yr old 88 dollars each was extremely tacky.

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Derk
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our overall dining experience was excellent. It was easy to make a reservation. The ambience of the restaurant cheerful pleasant quite lovely. We were warmly greeted upon. entering and the wait staff was extraordinary. Service was quite prompt and the food was excellent. The restaurant was very comfortable end it was quiet so that we could enjoy yourselves in a very pleasant atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Prices were a bit high but it was Thanksgiving day so that is to be expected.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It took 40 minutes to get the appetizer. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter and I had Thanksgiving brunch here and sat in the outdoor tented & heated area. The prix fixe menu was just like what Mom would’ve cooked and a good value.

After living in NYC for 20 years I had left for CT & wanted a quintessential edgy NYC “local” place and JWF was all this.

Very friendly staff, and pub atmosphere indoors. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to feel like a local!

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Liza
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our server was very rude. She yelled at us when we went to order off the regular menu. We were not aware it was prix fixe only. She yelled at us and said she had explained that when we sat down. None of us in our party heard her say that. It was fine to have just the prix fixe but we were very put off by her manner. And when my daughter ordered a drink she replied “Are you OLD enough to have a drink?” in a very rude way. My daughter was very upset by it and embarrassed. She had her id ready but the waitress was very unprofessional about it. The waitress should have just asked to see her id and not made a rude comment. Overall this was an awful experience to have on Thanksgiving day; a bad memory.

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vipRunner2
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all counts---service was OTC--off the charts--very friendly and professional staff--food was superb--ambiance was superb---can't go wrong with Jones Wood.

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TNMurphy
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment they opened the door, everyone was so kind, helpful, and lovely. The space itself was beautiful. The food was AMAZING! And the we appreciated the music! 60s and 70s hits? Yes, PLEASE!!
It was my first thanksgiving going to a restaurant and I believe this is one of my favorite Thanksgivings.

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vipColinsCrew
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always one of the best burgers on UES - great food and outstanding service on a consistent basis.

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
361 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Jones Wood Foundry for the second time in two months, and had another amazing lunch. My parsnip soup, salad and cod sandwich were all just delicious. And I decided to try the banoffee pie this time - and it was nothing short of heavenly. One of the best desserts that I've ever had! My server James was wonderful...and the manager Steven was so kind to check in on me and make sure that everything was good. This really is such a special restaurant. I can't wait to go back for that banoffee pie!

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vipHommePac
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to eat at Jones Wood Foundry and the experience didn’t disappoint. Great atmosphere, ate in the back patio which is covered but the dining room is located in a very cool space. Excellent friendly service. Food was incredible: foie gras parfait, chicken leek & truffle pie, braised short ribs and the excellent sticky toffee pudding to finish. Very British experience. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a bit worried with the mixed reviews, but absolutely loved this place. We went for brunch and ordered the Shepherd’s pie which was delicious, chips and the Sunday roast. Food was amazing, came out hot and delicious. Service was good, we sat at the bar so we were checked on less frequently but that was fine. Only negative I’d say is that the hostess seemed a bit irritated, other than that everything was great. Would definitely go back!

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vipThomasG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been back after several years
Very enjoyable brunch
Will be back for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Service was amazing and the outdoor patio was perfect!!

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EpicCurean
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I really want to like this place. This was my third trip. The full English breakfast wasn’t “full” (no black pudding), which they should have disclosed when we ordered it. We nearly had to trip the wait staff to get them to fill our coffee cups. Otherwise, the eggs Benedict went down well (with a slosh of Boddington). I’ll be back, but I’ll be more attentive about service and menu promises.

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KellySipler
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service and management in NYC definitely will never return

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vipbakedbeans212
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Classic English Pub. Great fish and chips and shepards pie. OK beer selection but no spirits as they are located next to a school.

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BFuego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Absolutely terrible - Our waitress found a way to answer simple questions with a smug remark. Our table attempted to start finding ways to interact with her as cleanly and simply as possible. When I got asked what drink I wanted to start with, I answered, "A margarita". Even that got a snarky response about how there are different different types of margarita. When I got it it was the worst drink of my life, such that I couldn't help but consider the possibility the server who seemed to be in a terrible mood had dome something to it.

Fries were acceptable bar fries. Ambience is wonderful. One of the few quiet places on the UES.

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Sheldon
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great crowd, great vibe & nicest staff you've ever met. Food is solid (rarebit great, fries less so), value is excellent and guaranteed your large group will have a blast.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

The enforcement of proof of vaccination was inconsistent

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MartinR
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fish and chips was not good - fish was mushy in the inside and batter was soggy.

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Xxxxyyyy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our second dinner with Nathan serving us. What a pleasure.
Good food. Good service
Tables nicely separated.

FK
FatimaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love Jones Wood, and go there often just for drinks. But their dining hours are not very clear, and we made a booking for 4pm, but the kitchen wasn’t open until 5pm. We were fine as we were not in a rush, and had a great meal. But it would be good to update reservation slots.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was literally the worst Dino g experience snd food I have eaten in my 21 years of living in NY.dry. Flavorless. Overcooked. Undercooked .

SJ
vipSuzJM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James our waiter was excellent and attentive. Being English I was very excited to see that that had roast beef lunch on the menu. The food did not disappoint. Might I suggest for the Sunday roast you bring an extra jug of gravy to the table as us Brits love our gravy!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 1:30pm, and ordered immediately. Our appetizers came quickly, but our entrees did not come until 3pm. The wait was ridiculous, and our waitress gave a slight “I’m sorry for the wait” with no explanation. Very disappointing.

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ChrissieB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The service was just poor. It took forever for our food to come and we had to ask/remind the waiter for it. My dad's entree had clearly been sitting at the kitchen for a while because his sandwich was cold. Everyone else at my table got their entree but I had to wait 20 minutes extra for mine and it was AWFUL (chicken and waffles - undercooked waffles, crappy chicken). Avocado toast wasn't very good. Eggs benedict were ok. The only things that were good were the popovers and the french fries. We were seriously underwhelmed with the whole experience.

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greg
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipNotasgoodastheoroginal
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat us based on our reservation time. Food was very good.

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UnionSqJ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good hearty meal at a cool no-attitude spot with an excellent friendly service and great drink menu.

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Kristen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic british food and drink and a lovely pub vibe!

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chrise
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quiet English style pub atmosphere. Good for meeting for drinks and food

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janep
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Epitome of pub comfort food. Super wait staff and very high quality--not for vegans or health nuts. Would recommend fish and chips highly--got and not the least bit greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible service , horrible table, food poor quality. That will be a one time visit

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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 4.4 stars by 613 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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