Jones Wood Foundry

4.4
247 reviews
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$31 to $50
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We are a food driven Pub on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and a go to place for catering, events, and parties. Our traditional British fare (The 'Fish and Chips' and 'Bangers and Mash' are a local favorite) and warm, inviting décor have been carefully thought out to portray a traditional British Pub. With an impressive beer list, we are one of only two places in Manhattan to be rewarded the official Cask Marque Certification for our attention to quality real Ale.
Our Garden opens in Spring & Summer. We look forward to serving you. Cheers!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, English, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
BAR
Monday & Tuesday at 3pm for Happy Hour!
Wednesday -Friday at Noon
Saturday & Sunday at 11am

LUNCH
Wednesday - Friday: Noon to 5:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Friday: 3pm-6pm

DINNER
Monday - Saturday: 5pm-11pm
Sunday: 5pm-10:00pm

LATE AFTERNOON MENU Saturday & Sunday
4pm-5pm
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Phone number
(212) 249-2700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Hicks
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Catering
Visit our website and submit your request!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st/York Avenues
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Public transit
SUBWAY:
77th and Lexington for local 6 train
86th and Lexington for express 4 & 5 trains

BUS:
76th and First for M15 local bus north
76th and Second for M15 local bus south
79th and First for M15 Express bus north
79th and First for M15 Express bus south
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

A great British pub that will help you solve all of your Upper East Side problems, or at least the ones related to food.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CK
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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g
New York Area
362 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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London
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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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B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

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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H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OE
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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H
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SH
New York Area
331 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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LC
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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t
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great little spot on the upper East side

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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l
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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ES
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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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AO
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious and great value for money. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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!

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CG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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T
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

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TR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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C
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an early diner - 6:45 pm with our 5 year old grandson. Although Jones Wood is not really a kid-friendly restaurant, we had a relatively quiet table in the back, which was perfect and we were able to find food to share that was suitable and really delicious. My grandson and I shared their famous fish and chips and my husband had the very tasty soft-shelled crab special. One of my favorite roses, Whispering Angel was also on the menu. A fine experience all around! This is a neighborhood favorite.

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

JWF is a great place for a low-key ,friendly get-together. Food is fairly expensive but frankly worth it. Fish and chips is very well done with light batter, not greasy, not heavy. The hanger steak was also delicious. So nice to have good food like this in the neighborhood. Cozy brick atmosphere in the back, vibrant pub scene in the front.

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JT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sticky toffeee pudding!! Great fries! All around great place

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambiance but ordered the chicken & waffles and it came out a good 15 min after everyone else's food arrived. Still, it was a solid spot for lunch. The biscuits were amazing, too.

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KH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favs in the neighborhood! Highly recommend.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service is a Skill and an Art

The English and French (at least in England and France) rival each other in reputation for table service. The French usually get stars for cuisine, the English, and I'd argue English-style pub/restaurants in America often top them with sterling and cheery service. JW has work to do on this front, but it can start by hiring servers with wait skills. These skills can boost or trash a restaurant's rep.

Our drinks waiter gets high marks.
The two kitchen bussers who tried to wait our table, however, shouldn't be allowed to serve tables until they've had basic training. (Clear first, bring food second.) Their ham-fisted shoving of plates and not-quite-English stabs at communication brought the evening to an unexpected low. If they'd been high or angry, it might have been funny. But they weren't and it wasn't.

Keep Calm and Try Again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There was some chaos in the dining room and I have to say the staff reacted SUBLIMELY.
Amidst some odd wandering customers they handled everything beautifully and made me and my two buddies feel attended and taken care of.
The restaurant industry can provide some bad nights. These pros never let it show.
Terrific food. Terrific service. Cheers.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool place- we went for brunch and we're not disappointed!! The internal garden is so pretty- great menu and cocktails-a perfect NYC brunch spot! Loved!

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