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JW's

3.8
67 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Bar Seating
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups
Winthrop's newest dining destination! Located in the heart of Winthrop, MA; Casual, Upscale Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American
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Hours of operation
Daily: Open at 11:00am
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(617) 207-3077
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Pauline Street

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 67 People Are Saying
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4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great local find. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The prime rib was out of this world. Food and service was great. We went in the Sunday afternoon of Easter and it was just perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was absolutely amazing!!!! And food was as well!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great night out after Nor’easter left town!!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The worst service we have ever had! We had reserved a table 2 weeks in advance and the place was empty. We ha d to sit at the bar to eat our dinner. Will never go again, the staff was rude and unprofessional.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Overall good as usual but do not use Open table since they apparently do not use it for reservations: didn’t have our reservation so we had to wait

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great local restaurant with good food !

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our second visit and it was as great as the first. A great neighborhood gem with 2 available menus. Lively atmosphere. Fantastic wait staff and very reasonable prices.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Felipe paid no attention to us unless we call him or when the hostess flagged him. He never bothered to ask how our meal was, no water refill, etc.

I would come back for the truffle fries

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was very good.. The restaurant staff was very attentive. A+

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3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Our server Troy was amazing. Worked the whole back room, including a small bar, eight tables and a large party of 15 teenagers. It was loud and we were celebrating with a small party for a birthday so not very appropriate that night.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Good portion size. Great service. Not a lot of vegetarian options

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was awesome can't go wrong however the service was very delayed

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

JW's was absolutely amazing!! Well worth the ride to Winthrop! The bartender was friendly & fast... the waitstaff was welcoming & very helpful, attentive & eager to offer menu suggestions. Our food was delicious, scratch made fun brunch entrees. Try the Potato Cabonara it's amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Very predictable - great food, drinks and service.!!!!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Made reservations and they didn't have table for us. But they did go out of there way and made a table for us. I was happy for how they tried to fix the error and ended up being a great experience

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a great Father's Day dinner. We had two vegetarians in our party who loved their meals. The menu was updated with some great summer dishes, and they have specials every night. We have had many great meals at JW's.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2017

All in all it wasn't bad, the food was good , however, the service was a little less than expected the bread was excellent, not to excited about the meatball appetizer. Meatballs were bland. Chicken parm was good however the pasta was overcooked

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Jessica was a fun and welcoming bartender, see made me feel right at home! I had stoppped thru in my way to my BNB for a martini and dinner. I ordered the lobster flatbread pizza which was amazing. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to visit when Jess is singing!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The food here was delicious but the service was slow. It was very noisy and then they had a singing duo in an open area that was too loud. I would go back and ask to sit in the back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Very efficient and relaxed staff, food is perfectly cooked and the table was visited by Chef Jay to make sure all was good. The menu was varied with some very interesting and delicious dishes produced by Chef Jay. The fine quality of the meal, combined with the ambiance of the place the night we were there, means we will return often. A great place!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

very good food and they catered to my request for a vegetarian pasta dish and it was delicious. both friends were very impressed with their meals. Service great ! but it was loud not energetic. Hard to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

We had a great meal. Our server recommended a very nice bottle of wine and let us have a taste before we ordered it. The tiramisu is some of the best around.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

A FIRST TIME FIND OF EPIC PROPORTIONS! GREAT SERVICE, WONDERFUL MENU CHOICES ALL AT A TREMENDOUS VALUE. GIVE JW'S A TRY AND YOU ARE SURE TO RETURN!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Great find! The atmosphere, service and food were all top notch!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

We are regulars at JW's and are very excited with all of the new changes and new ownership. Coming from a family that has been in the restaurant business for years I am pretty fussy when it comes to food. My wife and I always support business in our home town and our experience on St. Patrick's Day at JW's was just outstanding. The corned beef dinner was the best I have ever had. Served in this large white bowl it featured mini potatoes and other root vegetables, cabbage in broth and the best corn beef I have ever experienced. Rumor has it that this dish was oven baked, not boiled and it really made a difference. I just hope that Jay features this dish from time to time and not wait till next St. Patrick's day. JW's offers the vibe of a Boston restaurant with great appetizers small plates, great sea food, steaks and great specials without the in town prices. Their staff is the best, and offer family style dining in their adjacent restaurant, Marco.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2017

Definitely ask what your Chef is cooking.
If the chef enjoys cooking the meal the better it taste.
And the Hot Pudfing is tadyefore.
Enjoy
cheers

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

It was noisy just because Bruce Bartlett was playing live and rocking the place! Which my boyfriend and I loved. The place is usually just as loud as it should be, nice and quite quiet. Food tastes amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We had another great meal at JW's. The food was high quality and creative. The owner and staff take a lot of pride in making sure the experience is what people expect. I look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a great time dining at JW's. We had two little ones with us, and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating! The food was superb, from appetizers all the way to dessert. My friend loved the Carpaccio. They also handled my daughter's allergies with grace and knowledge.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

Mark the owner chef was very engaging and friendly

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Our best meal yet at JW's. We both ordered specials of the night, a Halibut and Filet. Jay the new owner and chef has really taken this Winthrop restaurant to a new level. Keep the new entrees coming.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Great food! The new chef-owner of JW's is creating great food at a good price. I've been 4 times since the ownership change and each time my food and my companions' food has been excellent. I especially enjoyed a delicious linguine with red clam sauce. It's my go to dish at many restaurants and this version was one op the top examples. Burger is awesome, steak tips, etc. in addition to full on steak, pork chop and other meals.
Ease of getting to and parking at this place should not be overlooked. It is a 20 minute, or so, ride from Boston, Swampscott, Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Malden, Chelsea and Saugus. Lots of FREE convenient parking. JW's and Winthrop are often overlooked gems.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

The food is amazing at JW's -- two great chefs doing awesome work. And, it a superfun, local vibe. With parking, no less. Totally worth a regular trip up from Boston.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

A great small restaurant. Staff was excellent and the bread was delicious. The Tuscan burger was huge and the Chicken Broccoli & Ziti was excellent. It was fun to sit near the bar and watch the Bruins (even though they lost!)

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

The food and service here were just wonderful. Tempura Lobster Fra Diavolo. Lobster flatbread pizza. Pork chops and vinegar peppers. The antipasto platter featured red pepper puree, hummus and white bean dip and housemade pickles. Just a wonderful evening all around.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Excellent service and food. Menu is very diverse and creative.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2016

We used to love JWs and were "frequent flyers" when Chef Dave was there. The new owners don't seem to get it. I know they want to make their mark, but we have given the new menu a few chances and nothing so far makes me want to order it again. I feel like we are in mourning.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2016

Great local place that is shown great promise under the new owners. They have an updated menu and lots of options.

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2.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Ownership has changed and so has everything that was good about JW's food. The signature meat loaf, the haddock dish, a very tasty shrimp dish and steak are no longer on the menu. There was only one special offered (and this was a Saturday night) and there was no "special" drink of the day offered. The wedge salad that I ordered as an appetizer was bland and tasteless, with pork rind added instead of quality bacon; and the gorgonzola tasted like cottage cheese. My husband's shrimp dish was overcooked. Since I live in the town, I am saddened as I was pleased we had a "bistro" that had been reliable and always good. Now, as the empty tables at prime time on a Saturday night testify, the restaurant menu is no longer appealing.

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