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About Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar

Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen is veteran New York restaurateur Chris Cannon's four-part, Italian and American-inspired restaurant housed inside Morristown's historic Vail Mansion. The Oyster Bar at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen serves an extensive selection of raw bar, salumi, cheese and small plates for the table in addition to farm-to-table entrees by acclaimed Executive Chef Craig Polignano.

Guests are welcome to order cocktails from The Vail Bar or select wine from a 450 bottle wine list featuring over 30 wines by the glass and a rotating selection of sixty wines for under sixty dollars. Reservations are accepted 30 days in advance. Jockey Hollow also offers week of reservations in the Vail Bar, a 1920's inspired cocktail lounge located in the mansion's library.

110 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Oyster Happy Hour: Tuesday – Sunday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Brunch: Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in The Oyster Bar and The Vail Bar

Special Events
Contact Manny Crespo at ecrespo@jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com

Cross Street:
Pine Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 644-3180

Website:
http://www.jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com/

Catering:
Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen is happy to cater events of all sizes: from intimate dinners at guests' homes to weddings and celebrations. Please contact Manny Crespo (ecrespo@jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com) for more information.

Parking Details:
The Vail Mansion offers limited public parking.
If you are going to a show taking place at the Mayo Performing Arts Center next door, reserved parking is often available on the MPAC website for their lot at Verizon on Oak Street two blocks from the restaurant.
Otherwise, we recommend the Public lot at City Hall (no Fee) at 200 South Street or at Dehart Street
We also offer a 5% discount for 2 Persons coming with Uber.

Public Transit:
New Jersey Transit's Morristown Station is two blocks away from the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate the holidays in style! On Christmas Eve from 5-9 p.m., The Oyster Bar will feature a three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person. We will also be offering a chef's selection of four pristine oysters for $32 per dozen.
Cancellations within 48 hours will be subject to a $50 fee per guest

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year in style! This New Year's Eve, The Oyster Bar will feature a four-course prix fixe menu for $80 per person from 5-6:30 p.m. and $105 per person from 7-10 p.m.

Cancellations within 48 hours will be subject to a $50 fee per guest.

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Private Dining

Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen offers a variety of spaces perfect for all sorts of events: weddings, holiday parties, and celebrations of all sorts. Our events team will work with you to create a customized experience.

Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.0

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4.3

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3.7

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Special Occasion (28)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Casual (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Seasonal (12)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great Beer (7)
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Tasting Menu (7)
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my third time at Jockey Hollow Kitchen + Bar, and another great experience! My group of 5 each ordered something different, and we all had a fantastic meal. For appetizers, 1 of us ordered 4 giant shrimp but only received 1 shrimp on his plate - this was quickly corrected though. Lasagna was superb; perfect comfort food on a cold night. The only problem was our 5th chair was seated at our table in a way that somewhat jutted into the walkway, making it awkward for that member of our party. Service was attentive and kind. As a nice surprise, we were given a complimentary plate of biscotti for dessert even though we had ordered two other dessert options (to share).

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Yearly holiday dinner for my group is usually one of our fancier dinners as a group together. Oyster bar delivered. Dessert was delicious and so was the halibut. We liked the ambiance and service was great. Only compliant was parking. We arrived right after the last valet spot was taken on a Tuesday night and it was a cold one so had to park on pine and walk over.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service , great food and a interesting location.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was ok but the value for the dollar is well below average.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great all around!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Rainy night and no parking. Valet was full and surrounding parking was full. Only complaint.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is good but service felt very rushed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great rebound visit - thanks Chris Cannon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Oysters are fantastic. Gnocchi was incredible. Their seafood of the day is also very good. The waiters and staff are very nice and professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We are happy we finally made it to Jockey Hollow Oyster Bar!
Brunch was delicious. We opted some oysters and the Breakfast For 2. And there was enough food for 4!
Can't wait to come back for dinner and also to sample beers in the Ratskeller.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had an enjoyable dinner at this very beautiful facility. The Oyster Bar, which is normally quite noisy, was not helped by a table of four exceptionally loud Jersey girls who's volume increased with each chardonnay. Noise aside, the service was excellent, the food was creative yet unfussy, cooked to perfection and delicious and our drinks were refreshing and the wines by the glass were very good.
Parking is on-site but in limited supply. I chose valet which was very convenient as I was running late. Valet also fills up and you'll need to try the other local parking options.
I would not hesitate to recommend this eatery. I will try the dining room on my next visit in hopes that it is a little less noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a nice spot with good ambiance. My wife had two small plates & a glass of Rioja Rose. I had 3 oysters (one was outstanding), a salad & the fish special with a glass of South African Chenin Blanc We shared a dessert. Bill came to $156. Seems a bit pricey especially charging $15 per glass for wines that the bottle probably didn't even cost them that much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great. Service was subpar. There were multiple people helping each table so there was not one person that seemed to take responsibility for our dining experience. In the course of 2 hours, we were only asked how everything was once. We had to get up to get a fork after being served our apps and waiting for 5 min for someone to come over. The waiters that did take our order and bring the food seemed confused and distracted.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Truly excellent with an innovative menu in a gorgeous environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Drinks were great. Dinner took a long time and when we ordered dessert to spilt between two of us they brought us three desserts which was strange to make up for the delay. Would have been happier if they just comped the dessert. Also do not understand why they charge $3.50 per cup of coffee. Burgers were very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was horrible. My client and I both had a $48 steak that came out cold with some type of coagulated sauce on it. It was visually unappealing and completely tasteless and very disappointing!! We ordered the salt and vinegar fries as a side dish, they came out cold and WAY over priced for what tasted like low quality grocery store frozen fries. The wine list leaves much to be desired...again over priced and no wines you would recognize mostly from Argentina , so you have no idea what you are buying . We ordered a Pinot Noir that we both took one sip and wanted to spit it out. The waiter wasn’t surprised as he seemed to have had that reaction before with that same wine and brought us another sub par Pinot that was at least drinkable but far from what you would expect from a $16 dollar glass of wine. This place is a bit confusing. The atmosphere is lovely when you walk in you feel like you are in a trendy NYC hot spot. Then you sit down and it all falls apart ...the wait staff all appeared to be mostly high school age and acted it ...at least 3 different times they tried to deliver other peoples food to our table. The manager came over on her own before we ordered dessert to see how everything was , we did not hold back on our disappointment. She apologized and sent over a third dessert for us to share instead offering the desserts we ordered to be on the house and didn’t bother to adjust our bill to accommodate out complaints which was a bit surprising. Maybe it was an “off “ night or maybe this place needs a major overhaul - not sure it matters (other than $350 dollars I wasted!) there are so many excellent restaurants in Motown to choose from - clearly this is not one of them!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Service was poor as we had a long wait for the first drink then had to remind the waiter about the second drink. The waiter himself was a mess, I have tattoos so I'm not offended.
This guy might have been a member of MS13! Not very cool. The food was OK, marginal at best.
The bathroom was a mess, out of paper towels and the garbage can overflowed onto the floor.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We sat in the Oyster Bar, quite noisy and the tables are close together so not much privacy. The Dining Room upstairs seemed to be a bit quieter. The menu is interesting, although my husband called it "too hip". We both enjoyed our meals, mussels (served cold but very good) and the apple and kale salad, then halibut for him and a fish special (sea trout) for me - we ate every bite, even the accompaniments were delicious. We had an unfortunate incident when a glass of wine got accidentally spilled on me but the replacement glass was on the house, as was an order of amazing biscotti (just like Arthur Avenue according to my husband.) Overall a tasty meal, but definitely pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was tasty, however portions were small for the price (butternut squash ravioli). Tables were so close together that conversation from neighbors was so intrusive. Trying to enjoy after-dinner coffee was impossible. We couldn't wait to leave.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

While the food was great, our service wasn't the best. It took our server about 20 minutes to actually make her way over to us and, when she did, she seemed incredibly annoyed. We had someone in the group with dairy and gluten allergies so she had questions about the menu -- again, our server seemed annoyed and unhappy to have to answer questions and figure out whether or not things could made to suit her allergies. She never checked in with us once our food was brought out and we had to wait another 20 minutes for our check.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food with creative touches. Ample portions of vegetables. Wild mushroom crostini and ravioli were delicious. And they had a large selection of NJ oysters which was super interesting. The service was attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Once again, amazing ‼️Fabulous wine list and awesome cocktails ‼️

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our first time at the Jockey Hollow-Oyster Bar. Beautiful building, elegant surroundings, very attentive staff and the seafood was outstanding! Would highly recommend the Oyster Bar and we definitely will try the other dining options Jockey Hollow offers.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had THE BEST time for my mother in law’s retirement brunch. The staff made us feel like we were the only table in the place. Best brunch experience ever!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service, food was very good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and service ...the octopus was outstanding as were the wild mushroom toast and steak tartar ...our servers were so attentive Which was wonderful ! For entrees i had the buttacini with shaved Brussels sprout , excellent and my husband had the halibut , which he said was fabulous , we so look forward to going back ! Wonderful evening indeed !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food good. Server attentive. But service slowed to a crawl by kitchen crush from a function competing with hapless diners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

BRUNCH MENU IS VERY LIMITED AND NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED. WINE LIST ALSO LIMITED AND NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The barman was not following the direction given on how to prepare a cocktail. Also The entire glass was filled with ice.
The dinner was taken in the upstairs hall (the dining room) and the service was a bit off. One waiter didn't even understand which kind of bread they served and the other didn't know the 6 course offered by the chef : at 10 pm we couldn't expect "let me check what the chef is offering tonight".... unbelievable !

The food was really good with a brilliant presentation of the dishes, however the portion were way ridiculously small.
We've been in many rated Michelin restaurant with fine food and location and the portion were bigger: just an example : the octopus as appetizer probably was 1 ounce .

The wine pairing we selected was great and the sommelier actually gave us an extra glass we have asked.

The location for that kind of experience they want to offer is great, however the noise level was excessive. We could hear the noise made by the people eating downstairs at the oyster bar and also the music so loud for that kind of place.

I would enforce the dress code because many man were dressed for the beach !

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I saw the menu on Open Table for the Oyster Bar, and was interested in what was on there besides shellfish. I have been to the Vail Bar before. When we were looking at the menu I asked the waiter about the items that I had read on line. He told me I read the wrong menu. When I got home I looked at the menu on line and I was correct.
The worst service ever. Never challenge a customer!!
The food was ok, but not worth the money>

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Tables were a little too close and service slow. There was a long wait for our entrees.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Char was cooked perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Really good food served in a beautiful setting. The fried cauliflower should be called "crack," it was that addictive. Place was hopping at 7:15 on a Tuesday evening, but not unpleasantly loud.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was very average and requests for certain things were ignored (ie plain pasta for the kids). Everything tastes the same.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Would be nice if the valet parking couod accomodate all comers.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing!! The homemade tagliatelle w black truffles was beyond delish!!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disconnected and detached wait staff.
We did not feel welcome.
Pity, it is a beautiful scene.
The owners need to educate and better train the staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Dined in the Oyster Bar on a Sunday evening. Sea trout with lentils was well prepared and tasty, flank steak served with braised veg and au poivre too salty and steak a bit tough. Service spotty, though a request for bread at the table promptly fulfilled. Space is beautiful, other aspects fall short.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent , cool place!
Food was great and i’d Like to visit again.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I took my wife here on Friday night for dinner to celebrate her birthday. The place was very busy and we had an 8:30 reservation. We arrived a little early, had a drink downstairs and we were seated promptly at our reserved time. Our drinks were excellent and we enjoyed them while we had a dozen delicious oysters. It took a little longer than expected for our next course to arrive, but we didn't mind, and we were treated to a round of drinks by the manager for our patience. The next two courses were amazing and so was dessert, which arrived with a candle for my wife's birthday. The food was impressive to say the least. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely return in the future. We had a great time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date
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