Jones Wood Foundry

4.6
338 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 338 people are saying
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vipSharon
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Rubbery chicken. Rushed service. Mediocre place.

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vipSparky
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really like dining there. Tables outside are terrific, burgers are delicious. Will try salmon next visit as I hear very good. Waiter was outstanding.

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TheNewsNyc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Separation of tables was comfortable because dividers were in place. A bit pricey for drinks that were on the smaller side. And food was decent but nothing that was really outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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ACM433
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden British pub on the UES! Such a great spot. Food was amazing, highly recommend the chicken sandwich, so juicy and crispy. Will definitely be coming back!

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JacksonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

guinness is very fresh
v gooooooooooooooooooooooood

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MelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for brunch. Love it!

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LarryN
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another nice brunch in their rear garden! English breakfast is the best!

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AndrewA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food always good, but there was only one heater. I know they are trying to get more, so once that

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vipDisappointed
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good solid food in a very pleasant environment

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lucys
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fun! very slow service for brunch but the secret garden in the back is the perfect spot to spend time outside with friends!

MJ
vipMJFin
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good English breakfast if that’s what you want. No pancakes or waffles

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vipJennyA
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Jones Wood Foundry. Love the food, casual atmosphere, and our waiter Nathan was chipper and helpful.

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vipElleC
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hidden gem in the UES! Friendly servers & unpretentious pub vibe w/ hidden back garden patio & front sidewalk dining. Indoor dining also available with very well-spaced tables at minimum (25%) capacity. Fantastic Scotch egg (perfectly crisped outer shell comprised of sausage w/ a spicy kick) & delicious Fish & Chips (perfectly beer battered fish with super tender, moist, flaky white fish inside!) served with triple cooked fries...so good! Burger w/ Stilton cheese also super tasty & well-prepared?

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vipLayla
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service at Saturday brunch. Reminded me of pub food I loved when spent Much time in UK. Definitely would go back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was told there was a vegetarian pie , I checked twice before and I got there and the chef said he couldn’t make it. Almost no veggie options was hard to eat there as a vegetarian

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viproberte
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Outdoor experience was awful. Server overwhelmed. Never served appetizer ordered, entree was wrong, requested drink replenish never came - just too overwhelmed. Need to manage controls. Server couldn’t even make eye contact when she dropped the check in our table - knowing how wrong it all was. Times are tough for the restaurants and guests . Will not spend my time here again.

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vipFrancophile
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I initially missed doing my Open Table reservation correctly, the restaurant was able to seat us. The food was so o good and the experience so enjoyable we’re returning tonight! (Nov. 13)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Took a long time for food to arrive. Lovely atmosphere outside in garden. Tasty food.

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vipTizLoz
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, quite and beautiful location, we loved the hidden garden and service was super attentive and gentle

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vipShireenH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and atmosphere was phenomenal!

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vipPeterF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fun British gastropub with great courtyard garden.

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Meag
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seems like a small place in the outside, but is so beautiful and spacious on the inside! Great service, vibes, decor, and FOOD!! Definitely recommend the ricotta to start.

JM
vipJenniferM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Neighbourhood gem with delicious food and great service. Outdoor dinning in the garden was perfect for maintaining social distancing .

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MelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Will probably make this one of my favorite places in the city.

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden is so cute and the food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the garden was nice, the food was very greasy and I actually had heart burn after eating. We had the big breakfast, French onion soup and scotch eggs. The big breakfast esp - everything was oily. I also had the sticky toffee and it was just okay - overly rum (or some kind of alcohol). Also another thing, they had that heater thing on the hall above seating area but my partner sat facing it and after dining and later on her face was red and red and it was because she was facing the heater thing even though at distance but after sitting for over an hour it could burn!! She quickly put some aloe Vera mask at night and she felt better. I would be very careful cos the heater thing doesn’t have those cover so the heat can be alarming. We are pretty sure it’s from the restaurant the burning sensation because we stayed indoor after the lunch so there’s no way she got the burn from the sun. I was sitting below the heater so wasn’t direct facing it. I’d say be cautious! Not sure that heater thing is safe!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice outdoor dining setup! A bit pricey but otherwise great.

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AmirR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We were there for brunch and although in pictures the backyard looks pretty good with few tables, in reality, it was full of tables literally touching each other with some shields in between but my feet hit the stranger next to me a couple of times or for example, there might be some of our adjacent tables food on ours from the openings around the shields. so NOT SAFE for Corona, serving COLD poached eggs and all in all, not a good experience at all.

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LukeH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

• This place was fire
• We ordered the 'Welsh rarebit fondue' to start - The item we got didn't look like the picture from the website. The picture on the website looks super good, cheese melted on bread. We got bread with a dip on the side instead. We thought we got the wrong dish but were too nervous to ask because we already ate half cause we were hungry as frick.
• Burger & chicken sandwich were fire

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viproberte
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sincere effort to lease all under challenging conditions. Many thanks to the entire JWF team. Your hard work is truly appreciated.

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thedivarobin
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch in the garden. Our waitress was very nice. There was only one problem.....they were jackhammering outside. It was SOOOOO loud. Not your fault but made the lunch very uncomfortable.

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GabrielaR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food, excellent attention, totally recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast. Shame they ran out of gravy though and could only provide a small sprinkle per person, that’s tragic for a Sunday roast...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, super sanitized for Covid. Taking temperature, all the bells and whistle's to feel safe. Not to mention excellent food and drinks. Highly recommend

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AlisonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding, the food very good - though the poached eggs were undercooked.

Just make sure that you like dogs - during these Caronavirus times, we were the only table under the tent without a dog and the dogs were pulling on their leashes to both to get to each other and, in some cases, they came up to our table because of the smells. Everyone else seemed to find this entertaining - so depends on whether you would be one of them.

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vipSHNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the choice to sit street side or in their garden. Chose the garden, wasn’t in the mood to hear street noise. The chicken liver fois goes pate appetizer- was amazing! My friend had the fish & chips. They were on point as usual. Great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salmon was delicious but it was a very small serving.

FAQs

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 338 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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