Jerry's Bar

4.5
366 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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JL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Upon arrival, there was no one at the host stand. I had a reservation and waited at the stand for about 5 minutes. During this time, the bartender, waiter, saw me waiting but did not acknowledge my presence. The host finally approached me and then told me to wait a little longer. So I sat at the bar and after a few more minutes, we were seated. We ordered drinks and my friend did not get a straw and she had to go to the bar herself to grab one. I ordered salmon and grits and that’s all I got on the plate. The salmon was cooked fine. But the grits were flavorless. It was a poor meal. My friend was also supposed to get a side salad with her meal which did not come at first. She finally got it after requesting for it. And it came without dressing. Overall, food was not good, service was not the best, and the ambience was dark and gloomy.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I used to LOVE Jerry’s bar but the past three times I’ve gone the service has gotten worse and worse. Disappointed

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SL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love the ambience of Jerry’s - beautiful space with exposed brick and live jazz on weekends. The service is slow and not the best. The cocktails are great - mimosa flavors switch up on the weekends, and the French mandarin was refreshing and delicious. Love that they have a children’s menu. Eggs, salad and potatoes were outstanding - scrapple was greasy. It’s a beautiful, swanky without being pretentious, kid-friendly spot.

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v
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Jerry's for Mother's Day Brunch and had a great experience! They were very nice and flexible when something unexpected came up and had to delay our reservation to an hour later. The service was excellent and the food was delicious-- I got the french toast and it was some of the best brunch I've had in Philly! Ambience was a bit noisy because it was so crowded for Mother's Day, but even from the upstairs we enjoyed the live jazz. On the way out, the nicest finishing touch was that they gave both me and my mother a rose for Mother's Day. Will definitely go again as we'll be moving to just down the block!

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JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Used to love this place but hadn't been in awhile. Our service was AWFUL and the food was meh. Pretty bummed about all of it.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I stopped in for dinner before seeing a show nearby. Finding street parking in the neighborhood was pretty challenging, but we managed after a few minutes of driving around. We loved the “feel” of the place with its rustic brick and wood interior with a tin panel ceiling.

The food was excellent, though we did have to send my wife’s portobello sandwich back after we asked for it without pesto and they brought it out with it (hey, it happens sometimes). Our server Rachel was very gracious and quickly corrected it with another sandwich, made the way my wife wanted it. Both my wife’s sandwich and my meatballs with garlic toast points were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed everything and will definitely be back! Awesome place with great food!

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PJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Jerry's Bar and will definitely go back. Everyone enjoyed their brunch, excited to go back for dinner sometime soon.

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is awesome cocktails are delicious! We had such a great time at brunch.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic- hospitable, great food.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for tournament. Got done at 1 pm and looked up “best place for Easter Brunch”. Yelp said Jerry’s which I thought was kinda funny being that it’s a bar. It was surprisingly great in every way: great location, very friendly and efficient staff, delicious food and fed 5 for 1/2 the price of dinner the night before! Next time in Philly-definitely going back!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It was okay, we’ve been there a bunch for brunch and enjoyed it in the beginning. However as time progressed and our visits continued, it’s not what it was... We decided to do dinner spur of the moment as we’ve heard great things, however it didn’t impress. Honestly we hope others have a different experience than we did. Wait staff is always awesome, the atmosphere is great... the food was just, well meh.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful new flowers and plants in the covered outdoor area! It was an awesome dining experience!

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CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the perfect place to have dinner before attending a nearby event. It was a Wednesday evening, so it wasn't jam-packed at 5pm (when we had reservations), and the restaurant was very accommodating to help adjust our booking from six to eight people. The servers were friendly, the food was solid and the drinks were tasty. I'd definitely recommend. Also...great happy hour specials!

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was great - We had a large group of about 10, they sat us in the new room with another party. Service was quick, food was great and it was a great kick off to our Saturday! Highly Recommend.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took an old college friend and my roommate to Jerry's and it was such an amazing experience!

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K
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband’s recommended fish special was bland. The oysters were great as well as the short rib sandwich I had. Good happy hour drinks.

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m
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The brunch food was good and different from the usual. Cocktails were tasty and freshly made. Although the service was a little slow, it was relaxed and friendly and the experience was enjoyable.

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NS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to brunch at Jerry's on the way home from an overnight stay in Philly. Tucked in the middle of the neighborhood, it has a great atmosphere and the food was delicious. The day we were there the weather was warm so there was outside seating and they had the floor to ceiling window doors open in the dining room. Definitely would go back again!

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F
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 1st time their staff was great food was good drink selection was nice I would recommend to anyone and I'm going back

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F
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were looking forward to this neighborhood gem but we’re very disappointed. We were seated right away and that was the last good thing. First it took forever for our waitress to appear and she spoke so fast we just stared at her especially when she ended her sentence three tables away, never saw a waitress talk and walk away still talking before. She could not remember our drinks and our meal took almost two hours, we were late for our show! Getting the check was just as bad, the manager gave us 10% off for the horrible service and a coupon for a later date, our waitress grabbed the coupon and said I guess you want to redeem now. Food was okay. We will not be back!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. We waited a very long time for our drinks to come out (between each round, and our last round took almost 15 min after we ordered). Also every single food order that came out was brought to each table, “did you order this?” It was particularly annoying for us since we were the first table the servers walked by. Don’t they write down who ordered what?! The food and drinks were good but nothing special.

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PF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was extremely slow even with limited people in the restaurant. My roommate ordered a meal that came with toast and a side salad and they originally brought her out her food without her salad and toast and when she asked about it they said they only brought the toast upon request, as if they were doing her a favorite, despite it being listed as coming with it on the menu.

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KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and drinks were great. Happy hour menu was offered even though we did not sit at the bar, which was nice. The band was good and entertaining. The service was not the best. Not sure if they were having an off night, but it was inconsistent and our server was acting very strange. I have been to Jerry's bar before and had a better experience. I would still recommend.

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Atmosphere was good, seems like my kind of crowd.
I don't need to eat the food again. We got the duck egg rolls and a beet salad...no good.
Mixed drinks were considerably weak and well under the top of the glass.
Noise level was loud but I am good with that.

Biggest turn off was the food and drinks...mostly the reason you go to a bar, right?

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Especially fond of their speciality mimosa.

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OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu, excellent food, and lovely service. And it's a cool-looking place--warm and friendly. Will definitely go back soon.

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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great and atmosphere was fun! Like jazz was very cool. Only downside was service was a bit slow and food did take longer than normal to arrive.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crowded but it was Saturday night and able to seat us last minute. Enjoyed it very much.

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KD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the brunch! Delicious good & ambiance

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, beer and service!!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerry’s never disappoints!

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l
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We initially did not have reservations and we were told it was a packed night. However, it was empty and I quickly got on open table and found many reservations available. So I made one on the spot and was seated.

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MH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun spot - great brunch cocktails and a good variety of food items on the menu - everything we had was tasty - eggs benny, steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, smoked salmon flat bread and the falafel. Great service and overall a really nice experience! Definitely will stop by again when visiting our daughter at TU.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 12, 2019
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
4 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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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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