Jar

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Jar, the highly acclaimed restaurant by Chef Suzanne Tracht, is a modern day chophouse which fares great appetizers and salads, a la carte Broilers & Roasts, Braises & Sautes, supplemented by an array of sides and sauces, and dessert. Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong continue to create a contemporary American cuisine with dishes that appeal to everyone. The room is infused with the artistry and flair of a 1940s Supper Club and the signature dishes have brought rave reviews for almost a decade. Be sure to join us for a last minute dinner at Jar Bar / Lounge. Check our website for menus and more. Dress code: Business Casual. We do not allow tank tops for gentlemen, a collared shirt is suggested instead. We also do not allow athletic attire, flip-flops, and caps.

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Sun 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 10:30PM

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Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in an extremely pleasant room. My only disappointment of the evening was the burnt taste of the butterscotch pudding. Otherwise, our meal was superb: first courses we tried were haricots verts “salad,” roasted beets, and seared scallop cocktail; my son and I had the extraordinary pot roast while my wife had a beautiful john dory (sides of baby broccoli, purple yams, and (especially) onion rings were all excellent. Our son’s banana creme pie dessert was also great. Add three cocktails and a bottle of wine and it was one premium-priced meal. But so worth it!

BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Except for the cocktails, the food was passable but service was disappointing at best.
We arrived on time for our reservation but they were running at least fifteen minutes behind and the maitre’d was troubled by my asking how long a wait it might be! Also the young lady helping seat guests could not remember our names nor what each customer looked like while waiting at the bar!
The bartender created unsavory martinis and picked his hair before placing my lemon twist!
When we finally secured a seat, they placed us in front of the kitchen door in an area that truly should not have tables.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Kept us waiting 40 minutes for a table with a reservation. Not cool

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food just okey with the price that you pay can be so much better at other fine dinning😏

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at JAR was phenomenal! The food was incredible. Everything was prepared to perfection. We enjoyed every moment of our dining experience. We will most definitely be returning customers.

m
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Valentines day dinner. The food was DELICIOUS! The service was prompt and very friendly. The cocktails were yummy! We were all extremely pleased! I would definitely go again!!!

GF
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Kevin provided excellent recommendations and answered my questions from cocktails to appetizers to entrees to dessert. Only drawback was the amount of entertainment industry folks eating at Jar.

r
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and staff. didn't realize how long this restaurant had been around and the staff turnover is so low. Shows what a great place it must be to work. Definitely going back!

M
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighbourhood spot

AR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The best food in the world doesn't matter much in an understaffed restaurant. Not enough servers means you wait way too long to order-at one point before ordering we hadn't seen our server for 10 minutes. I was angry which is not what you want when paying $230 dollars for dinner for 2! 2 servers for a full restaurant. Also we seemed to have passed a threshold where good food in a fine restaurant is incredibly expensive. 3 very small scallops for $46. My pork chop tasted precooked, it was good but fatty. Again if the experience and food is top notch that may not matter to some.

EH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was perfect for dinner

CR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had an 8:15 reservation. Got there at 8:00. Met some nice people at the bar. We live in Century City and tend to hang on the west side. We read about Suzanne and knew Campanile well and as such were excited about our dinner. True to their promise we had a nice corner table.

The restaurant was in full bloom. I did notice though a franticness from watching the wait staff and busboys. Nonetheless our waitress Jessica was delightful. We were thinking about splitting the pork chop as it was highly recommended. Jessica however sold us on the Aged(28days) Porter House which we ordered thinking we could take the uneaten delectable meat home.

The food came. The meat spectacular. The yams, overcooked IMHO. I brought a Seasmoke “Ten”, while not the perfect wine for the steak but yes for the pork chop was amazing. We offered as tradition our waitress a taste usually reserved for the Somolier.

All was going great until “the party of thirty” came in. At first I thought, how great that an 18 year old restaurant was still “ so happening”. Congrats to Suzanne and her staff.

Then the &@$? hit the fan. The food for this large party was planted by the busboy immediately to my left to be distributed. If I wanted to get up for any reason I couldn’t. The smoke from the smoke from the food invaded our clothes. Fine whatever. Then three men from this party move immediately next to me in the same space for a heated confab. “A little space”?! I asked!

Then the busboy brings another tray of food and sits it again immediately next to me! Managers saw how upset I was and moved it to the end of the large party’s table where it should have been put.

By now what should have been a sublime evening was ruined.

Then we get the bill. Should have asked in the beginning the cost for the special, $140. Would have been nice to know that.

Great food, a little frenetic but I feel the management and staff may have let the kitchen and the restaurant down.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We had a 7:30 reservation and arrived right on time. Although there were several tables available we were told that we needed to wait because they were waiting on a party of 30 to be seated. This should not have impacted our reservation at all. There were several other parties of 4 who were getting irritated as well as their reservations were earlier than ours and they had yet to be seated. Obviously they overbooked the restaurant and the front of the house had no idea how to handle it. We were finally seated at 8:10 with only 4 deviled eggs offered at the bar as a I’m sorry. The food was very good thankfully and are service at the table was fine. We won’t be returning. Too many good places to go in LA.

S
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining as always

Jar is simply terrific

ST
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere. Will be dining there frequently.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the design of the restaurant, and the service are perfect.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food and staff are stellar

s
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t dined at Jar in awhile and forgot what a great place it was.. Tried it for DineLA and had a yummy dinner and a perfect martini!
Will have to go back soon.. very cool vibe there, good service..

DC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! We love this place. Clean food, classic! Great service, always a wonderful place to chat. Love the martinis with good wines by the glass. Hooray for Susan!

LR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all round!!

DP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved out of the area and have not been to Jar in years. It was so good and delicious with specials, drink specials, great wines! Can’t wait to go back. The food and service were superb!

RG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants and we had a fabulous server tonight

A
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best NYE ever!!!! Thank you !!!!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been coming to Jar for years. I have a like / dislike relationship with it. Pros: fun, lively and festive vibe and a good size. Very nice and attentive staff. Cons: overpriced and small portions for the cost. There is no value with what it cost to dine here.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everyone there and the foos!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all the way around. Excellent menu , staff ambience
Flawless!

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent consistent yummy food.

LH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service from beginning to end! Always a wonderful meal.

D
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went there for Christmas Eve. Food was delish. Service was friendly and attentive.

GP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and our waitress was excellent. It was a lovely evening.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris made our evening fun...filled in when our waiter was busy...but he was great also.

j
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jar. Every time we go the food is amazing. The service is sufficiently attentive but not overbearing. What’s great is that the menu has certain standard items, but the nightly specials are usually so tempting that we often pick them. It’s always consistent. It’s always fantastic.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Steak was very good and well cooked. A bit pricey for what you get though. Interior decor is minimal and could use a revamp

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service!! The server was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

food quality has greatly diminished. yams which used to be great were almost inedible - overcooked and hard. service was slow and undistinguished.

D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

When we walked in the first thing you notice was It was very loud, too loud. For a place that’s supposed to be a fairly fancy/nice restaurant It was very hard to have a conversation while sat at the dinner table. The food was average for the price, the service however was great, very friendly and thorough. All in all other than service this place doesn’t have to much going for It unfortunately

F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great no matter what we order. Sunday night fried chicken special a decadent treat.

U
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was really disappointed in Jar. We had been there before and enjoyed it, but this time the food was only mediocre, my husband's drink was undrinkable even after sending it back, and the service was really slow. It most certainly was not worth the $600+ bill we paid for 5 people. I won't be going back.

GP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is always very good and the service pleasant although they seemed a bit understaffed the night were there. It's among the better restaurants in Los Angeles and always a nice evening, but there's no such thing as a light meal there. Bring an appetite and bring a big wallet as it's expensive even for a simple dinner with not appetizers or dessert.

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