Jones Wood Foundry

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255 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 it's "theirs, 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.

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4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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KB32
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and truly delicious food!

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vipIlsa
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

fun place for beers. food not so great, at least what we had--fish and chips bland, shepherd's pie mostly mashed potatoes. However, the French onion soup was good, and the dessert, banoffee pie, was yummy. I recommend only for beers and ambience. Also, service pretty slow.

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vipTopcat
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, very tasty English food and English beer on tap - can't go wrong!
Service was good also.

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vipAthena
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A good casual spot to meet up with th friends, pubby in feel. Wait service is friendly. Food is okay but not great, and the desserts are very heavy and lead-like. Couldn’t even cut the thick, impenetrable crust on mine without fear it would go flying across the table and hit my dinner companion. My friends dessert was way too sweet and she couldn’t eat it.

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NLee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Jones Wood Foundry for brunch with my boyfriend and his parents. Staff was polite and the food was tasty. We ordered a pitcher of bloody mary's and 4 different brunch plates. Best part about the dining experience was that the parents were super pleased with everything the restaurant had to offer (food, environment, staff) and said they wanted to come again when the garden opened up.

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vipAllisonB
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, lamb shank vindaloo was excellemt. Nice selection of wines! Service and Staff were great!

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vipLeslieK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish and chips was excellent, as was the Orkney dark

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vipColinsCrew
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great! Super burgers, great British pub food! True neighborhood treasure!

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Headbrewerjim
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection including cask friendly staff and creative menu. Great value for NYC 🗽

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NYCMAfan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, comfortable, cozy, and delicious are just a few ways I can describe JWF. It was our first time here, but it won't be our last. Every bit of our brunch was tasty and satisfying. The sheppard's pie and waffle with fried chicken and scrambled eggs were amazing. Every dish that passed us by was something we also wanted to dig our forks in to. See you soon for the recommended mulled wine and spiced cider. It was a lovely way to celebrate an anniversary.

CK
vipCathieK
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious butternut squash soup, fish and chips and chocolate mousse!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good casual neighborhood eatery. I wish there was a selection on pentacle to book the garden for a table.

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vipgourmetgal
New York Area
391 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With NYC real estate so pricy, it's hard to find a thriving mid-range restaurant on the UES. Thankfully this place seems to have a loyal fanbase. It was quite full for a Monday night and the atmosphere was lively though not raucous.

Duck is the special here on Mondays and we both had that. It includes a half duck (enough for a second meal the following day), two veggies and a scrumptious glass of wine. Everything was SO good. Our server couldn't have been more charming (the entire staff is friendly) and we loved the cozy main room covered in British knickknacks. The garden was also open and that seemed a good seating option as well.

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Simp7
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place food always consistently very good and the speckled hen on draft is beyond delicious

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Sandy
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Should really add a vegetarian option to the menu. A good veggie burger would be loved

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. I would have no problem taking my friends from London or Ashbourne here for a faithful recreation of a English food. The beer selection is also fantastic. And don't skip dessert - the banoffee pie is out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jones Wood Foundry is as if an English Pub has been transported across the pond and dropped into New York. The ambiance , food and particularly beer are all typically British. From the outside it looks small but be sure to enter and like good English pubs once in they become more interesting. It has a large dinning area and even an open area for outdoor eating. The food is superb you could be back in England and the staff are all really friendly. Shall defiantly have it on the list to return to on next visit to New York

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside garden area and it was magical! The fish n' chips were to die for! Great experience!

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Victor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This was our third time here and our second bringing friends because we loved the place so much, but honestly the service this time was really awful and we probably won't be back for awhile.

We had reservations and were seated promptly, then sat at our table for about 5 minutes and no server came by. At that 5 minute mark, a couple was seated next to us. 5 minutes later (so 10 minutes total since we had arrived), a server came...and walked right by us to help the couple who had arrived after us. Ok, this was not great, having sat there for awhile with no service, then having people who came in after us served first.

The server had a long conversation with them about the specials and so on, before she eventually made her way to us. And when she got to us she was kind of cold. Asked us for a drink order, didn't ask if we were ready to order food (which we were because we'd been sitting there for almost 15 minutes by this point) and then left.

When she did come back with the drinks she just asked us if we were ready to order food, but didn't tell us about the specials, I had to ask her to tell them. So what she was happily offering the people who came in after us with no prompting I had to request.

The whole meal was fine, service continued to be rather poor but nothing too exciting. We were at the restaurant celebrating with a friend from out of town but only had a single beer because our server rarely came to us during our meal.

At the end, we were done, the table was bussed and we were sitting there for ~15 minutes and our server was nowhere to be seen with the check. Eventually we had to ask some other server for the check because our server was apparently missing in action. The other server helped and our server was the one to bring the check back to us.

Overall it was just a really poor experience and I'm not sure what we did to merit it. We were cordial, kind, and had a full meal with dessert but were treated poorly. It will be awhile before I come back.

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vipBigbang13
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always great as is the caring and deliberate service. It is a really nice restaurant and would be perfect if they were able to serve alcohol. I know the High School proximity prevents it but that sucks. It is a once a month place especially in the winter.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I booked this restaurant because it offers outdoor dining. From the picture I expected a garden setting. However the outdoor space is only a small inner courtyard which was stifling and airless in the current hot summer temperatures. Having said that the interior is like a cozy English pub and the food was excellent. The waiting staff were also friendly and efficient.
I will go back there in the winter but certainly not for an outdoor dining experience

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vipwanjingH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time have British dining, like scotch egg, and spotted crab which are impressive, the must try traditional starter.

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scottaettin
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a chance to spend a great evening catching up with old friends. The pints kept coming and the food was delicious!

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vipOverdinedExec
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot both menu selections and a really cool restaurant besides. I've loved it the 2x I've been there and wouldn't hesitate to return.

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vipHeathcliff
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good, it's always a mini trip to the U.K. As it feels like a real British pub. Food is great and the back dining room is cozy.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good, authentic Gastro pub food.
Would like more selections!
Generally wonderful staff.

LC
vipLarryCarat
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable....very hidden gem....pot pie a real winner. Had the mussels for the first time....loved'em.

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vipthegypsy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great little spot on the upper East side

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased by our dinner experience. We had a large group of people and we felt very welcomed, food was amazing, good selection of wine! Friendly staff and great atmosphere! Special thanks to manager Janise for organizing perfect table and being so accommodating!

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AnnL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor patio, quite, nice with kids. The food and wine were delicious and a nice menu selection sandwiches, burgers, fish, steaks and more.

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good neighborhood pub with decent food and lots if interesting beers and ciders. Nice friendly atmosphere. Some if the attempts at creative cuisine, like grilled watermelon, don't work

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vipEddieS
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Did not have good experience. The rotating cask ale was alright and the beer was lukewarm. The pulled pork burger was bland and needed more seasoning. The chips were good and the ambiance was nice. The waitress never checked in how we were doing and had to ask different servers twice regarding condiments and the check.

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vipAllOvrNYC
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious and great value for money. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place. The best go to for a fresh salad to start and shepherds pie accompanied by a cider or beer on tap!

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Diner1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice ambience but food was meh...ales and appz were good - I had the whole branzino special (salty) with very little other flavor...and the sticky toffee dessert had an overabundance of ginger spice (the sauce and scoop of ice cream on the side were nice though) - the service was good...may give it another shot for brunch and have a full English breakfast!

CG
vipChiGuyNJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was fine but a little slow. The food was good with decent wine options. The only low note was we went for the mussels special and disappointed there wasn't a Mussels a la Mariniere, but we obviously didn't check the special details closely. Will go back again nevertheless.

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superdba
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our local go to spot for family events (with the kids) and date nights. We have been there multiple times for brunch and dinner. The food and service are always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother's Day, moving in celebration and two birthdays.

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Therealmckay
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We'd been wanting to go here for a while. Was very happy to see a roast on the menu, and a full English breakfast. Decided on the roast in the end. Our food took quite a long time to arrive, and when it did, it was luke warm. One of our party sent hers back to be warmed up. The service had been mediocre from the start, but when the food was asked to be warmed up it deteriorated. Our waitress was very sullen and unfriendly, and everything seemed like an effort. At one point she actually almost threw the coffee cup onto the table. The air conditioning was blasting which meant that our already luke warm food got cold very quickly. Our waitress did not once ask us how our meal was, nor did she even offer to show us the dessert menu when we had finished our main courses. Disappointing to say the least after having read good reviews and looking forward to visiting. Perhaps we just caught them on a bad day, but unfortunately we will not be going back to give them another try.

TR
TheRebbe
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Be a champ and order nothing but beer and three desserts. :)

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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 4.3 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

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