Jerry's Bar

4.5
334 reviews
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Jerry's menu is anchored by thoughtfully re-imagined bistro classics lovingly prepared by hand. Our bar is impeccably stocked - craft beer, boutique wines, a formidable whiskey selection and exquisite spirits. We offer cocktails as classic as they are inventive.

Like the food and drink, Jerry's itself was rebuilt, brick by brick, by craftsmen with a profound respect for heritage. It incorporates a rich collection of architectural treasures, culled from historic buildings around Philadelphia. The result - old school elegance and refinement, where every brick, column, cobble stone, marble slab, door and fixture has a story to tell.

Jerry's Bar is new in an old way, to be savored and sipped slowly, rooted in simple pleasures that are as fresh as they are timeless.
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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, beer and service!!

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CC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I brought friends here and was disappointed in the overall service.

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TP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Awesome location, especially if you’re attending a show at the Fillmore as we were. Great ambiance, nice live duo playing in the bar. We liked the limited menu as opposed to endless offering that can’t all be fresh. We’ll be back as we found Jerry’s to be delicious, friendly, and reasonably priced.

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BR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. My friend and I asked for a sample of two beers each and they only brought out two sample glasses and expected us to share. Soup came out with main dish and didn’t have spoons while one person didn’t have food at all for 5 minutes longer.
Everyone enjoyed the food but agreed service was poor.

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E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

After having several great brunch meals here, my wife and I decided to give Jerry's a shot for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, we did not have the same experience for dinner than we have in the past for brunch.

The seating arrangements were baffling to me - the place is pretty big with a second floor and an enclosed patio in addition to the main dining area, yet we were sat practically on top of the neighboring tables. For a special Valentine's Day dinner, one would think intimacy would be somewhat of a priority. The tables were so crammed that it was a struggle to get up and out, having to walk all the way around other tables because they were so close together. So close in fact, that our server ended up dumping a good amount of the "sauce" that came with my main dish all over me while attempting to set down my plate. Absolutely a normal human error, but certainly not pleasant.

Then there was the food - for some reason, the waitress took our app and food orders at the same time, resulting in our apps coming out about 2 minutes before our mains. This wouldn't be a huge deal if it wasn't for the fact that our table was so small and cramped that we could barely fit two plates at once (see above about the sauce spill.) In short, we barely had a chance to touch our apps before the main dishes were served. Not great.

The food itself was decent, at least my wife's entree and soup were. Our Duck Eggroll app was fine if not a bit cold, but given that our entrees came right after they were placed on the table, they only got colder. I ordered the pan-seared halibut and aside from most of the sauce being on my lap, it was EXTREMELY salty. Such a shame because the fish was cooked perfectly and the sides were wonderful.

All in all, we were very disappointed. For how much money we paid, we expected service and food that matched. I don't think we'll be going back outside of Brunch anytime soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our Taco Tuesday at Jerry’s was amazing! Food and drinks were delicious, prices were reasonable, and service was great! I was here with a group of my girlfriends and our server Hailey did a great job making us feel welcome and accommodating our complicated and disorganized ordering! I’d recommend to anyone!

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PM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Jerry's for brunch and live music. When you sit upstairs the music level is perfect.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good. Drinks were good. Our waitress was “off”. Just really a weird experience.

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G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cozy, not too loud and good service. Menu is simple but perfect for our group of 7 guys. Drink sizes were generous.

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TP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was decent, nice clean space. Good musicians playing music. Service was terrible. Even after several attempts to correct the order, they still couldn’t get it right.

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AJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the Sunday jazz brunch. The music was delightful. The ambiance was inviting. The service was good. The food was AMAZING. Everything was seasoned to perfection. Even our 7 year old cleared her plates of pancakes, bacon, and eggs. We will definitely be back!

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerrys had great food especially the sticker bun!!! soooo delicious!! they also had a jazz band playing which was very nice and relaxing! ill be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere.

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BF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in before going to the Fillmore - within walking distance. Great food and wonderful atmosphere.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant and bar. The staff is super knowledgeable and the bartender had just the right touch for bar patrons. Sunday was our second visit, and the brunch food was fantastic. Parking is always a challenge and by the area, but be patient.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks and food were fabulous. We needed a spot close to Punchline and we picked the right one!

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J
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for dinner before a show at the Fillmore and everything was top notch. Rachel was excellent, attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. We were pleasantly surprised to find out Happy Hour is actually 5-7 and not 4-6 as advertised on your website. My sister and I ordered the two available specials, sea bass and scallops, they did not disappoint. The Happy Hour offerings are excellent. Oysters were fresh and clean. They also have live music and the 2-man band did a great job playing an eclectic selection of music. Fabulous spot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was bland for the price. Service was poor. Drinks ran empty with our server missing. We were never told what cheese was on our cheese board and when we asked the server had no idea. Dishes came out too fast and couldn’t even fit on our table. The whole experience was off.

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B
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibe is great. Warm, clean, inviting bar/restaurant with a good level of energy. Not too loud to hold a conversation, but not dead either. Food is very good, upscale comfort food. Only reason this isn't straight five stars is that the cocktails are on the smaller side for the price.

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New York Area
310 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had never been here before
We found the staff friendly and knowledgeable
We enjoyed the menu selections as well and the wine
W look forward to returning

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

This place used to be a gem, but is now limping by with below average service and a dining room annex with terrible decor that looks like leftovers from a Disney ride. It used to split the difference between corner bar and upscale restaurant, but now is just a bar with overpriced food and televisions everywhere. I would've preferred to go to North 3rd, which at least doesn't pretend. The food is still very good, but the value just isn't there.

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m
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerry’s is my all time favorite bar in philly. Get the fried chicken sandwich! We went on New Year’s Eve so it was a tad noisy but often go on normal days and it’s great.

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EM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Jerry's Brunch! Great food, service, drinks and live music. We had a great visit with our friends who were new to the place. Vivian was an outstanding server! (Note for OpenTable: For some reason my reservation was acknowledged but was not visible to the restaurant. Jerry's took care of us, so please work this out for them if you can.)

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was not crowded, but the service was very slow. The waitress was attentive, but the food took a long time to arrive and the restaurant was not crowded. The food was decent, but nothing special. The atmosphere is very nice.

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HO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

A little empty on a Sunday night in the summer. Good casual food at a city price. The music is what I have on my playlists but it was too loud to have group conversations, on the other hand, it would be better for dates because of leaning in to converse.

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MT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great overall experience - food and waitstaff get a thumbs up- will ge back.

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Excellent meal. Recommend the Incredible Burger?

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D
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Meat was undercooked, vegetables too salty, and potatoes cold. Should probably stick to drinks and appetizers.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall very good, and generally a big fan of the place, BUT coffee cream was spoiled and got a caffeinated instead of decaf at the end of the meal.

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 20 mins to get a drink while sitting at the bar. Took 4 people to make my drink and it was overpriced. Ended up leaving and going somewhere else to eat.

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I
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Amy, was very patient with us as we caught up before ordering. The food was great!

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Terrific Server made the evening

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SS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My prime rib melted in my mouth it was so good and I asked for asparagus instead of the mac n cheese. The waitress boxed the mac and cheese for me, which I fed to my children. My husband enjoyed his meal of crab ravioli and our friends enjoyed their swordfish and BBQ ribs. It was a wonderful evening and we will be back.

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was inconsistent. Gnocchi was way overcooked and borderline inedible but steak was perfect. Everything in between

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food at Jerry's NEVER disappoints. There is something on the menu for everyone and it is always delicious. However, I've dined at Jerry's 5 times now and the service is ALWAYS slow. The staff is always friendly; however, there appears to be an under-staffing issue as the servers always seem stretched across large sections and the food takes way too long to come out. At my most recent visit, 2 out of 5 entrees were brought out 10-15 minutes after the first 3 and it took over 20 minutes to order a second drink.

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LK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for father's day and it was great. The food was delicious and atmosphere was very relaxing. We love Jerry's Bar for brunch.

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l
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jazz brunch was perfect. Nice corner table in the back. Music great. Food really good

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GJ
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice Alternative to North 3rd and few other Norther Liberties spots. First time here for Father's Day Brunch and it did not disappoint. Good drink menu, very attentive hostess, good food and beer selection, nice bar and outside seating.

Friendly bartender who knows how to make an Old Fashioned! Plus plus for me after brunch

What you expect from good corner restuarant bar. Place was very clean and we enjoyed live jazz

Will come back again!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy brunch

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C
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, great service. I've been there for brunch a few times now, there may not be a lot of options food-wise, but what they have is tasty. I will most likely go again and definitely recommend it.

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