Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar

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907 reviews
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Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen is veteran New York restaurateur Chris Cannon's four-part 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.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. They were so attentive. I really enjoyed the Cannonball eggs Benedict. Lots and of attention paid to detail from properly setting my plate to automatically giving me steamed milk for my coffee.

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m
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a wonderful dinner at the Oyster Bar. Our waitress was very nice and both of our meals were excellent. I had the special homemade pasta with a (slightly) spicy sauce and shrimp...YUM. My husband kept eating mine. My husband had the equally yummy pork chop from the regular menu which he said was very good. We had a plate of the salt and vinegar fries too because they are amazing. That was actually my dessert! My husband had some sort of dessert that he liked but I can't remember anything besides the salt and vinegar fries. My only negative is that the tables where they sat us were very close together so you were involved with everyone's conversations. Also hard to get out to use the restroom. Give us some space!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good and staff was attentive. Wine list is a bit pricey and sommelier highly recommended a Canadian wine that was kind of limp. He did offer to get us a different bottle of something else, which was nice. We had a nice evening with friends.

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EZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a beautiful Saturday dinner on the outdoor patio. It was delightful from start to finish.

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TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Our service was great. Our group had kids with us and all of the service staff knew how to work the table and provide the little extras that is always appreciated with little ones. The oysters were top notch. The halibut was well cooked. Would go back again in a second.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. I will be back. If you will have me😳

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service. Will definitely be back the next time we get a night away from the kids.

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F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch at Jockey Hollow this past Sunday. We were lucky with the weather that allowed us to sit outside and enjoy the summer day, along with delicious mimosas and food.
Our waitress Sandra was wonderful, giving us such friendly and efficient service and helpful menu recommendations. She also did her best to make the afternoon special for my friend's birthday despite the end of the brunch service and not being able to get her desired dessert, the lemon ricotta pancakes on the brunch menu. The alternative she offered was just as delicious.
My only complaint was that the Kale Caesar Salad I ordered was so difficult to eat because the leaves were so large and the stems so long and difficult to both cut and chew. Would recommend either removing the stems or offering a "chopped" kale salad. That was way too much work for a brunch!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. We waited so long for everything. The food was ok. Oysters were not good.

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LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The ambiance is very nice. Great for a romantic dinner especially in the upstairs dining room or meeting friends for drinks in the Oyster bar. I like the farm to table concept though I thought some of the dishes could be better as far as balance of the flavors. I would like to see more options added to the menu- and they dont' seem to change that often for the seasons.

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H
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had both he charcuterie and cheese plates to start which were yummy. I had the gluten free pasta for dinner, which was not yummy. Corn meal pasta. Tasted like a tamale. My cousin had the pasta with lamb - and could not taste lamb or mint. My husband had the chicken which was perfect. Pricey for not perfect food. Wine selection was good.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JH Oyster Bar has got it going on!!! Service and food were great. Every drink, app, entree and dessert is planned with purpose. Not many restaurants in Northern Jersey can offer what the Oyster Bar does.

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly service. Great oysters.

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CP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellently prepared and the atmosphere was lovely. The reason for only three stars was the level of service was not equal to the level of restaurant they are attempting to achieve. After initial service and putting our wine in a common bucket far removed from our table, wine steward never returned to the table. We needed to ask wait staff twice to refill our wine glasses.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic cocktails and delicious food! Great date night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day Brunch

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TD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My family and I love coming to brunch at the JHBK Oyster bar. We were just there for Father's Day. Everything was going well but as on any other busy Holiday things got backed up. Service suffered a little. The Manager stepped in and put things back on track,We love the food and the cocktails are my wife's favorite. I look forward to going back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Great cocktails but that’s about it. Food and service were mediocre at best. Maybe it was an off night but I wouldn’t go back for any food, only drinks.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place is overrated. Food is mediocre and menu limited. Servers are aloof.

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SS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently superb. This is NYC fine dining in Morristown, NJ in all of the 3 venues within JHBK. We dined at the Oyster Bar. The food, cocktails, wine, and service are all superb and world-class. Chris Cannon creates a consistently excellent experience for his guests.

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LT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful place to celebrate an occasion. The service was attentive, the food was excellent, the room was very pretty.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was delightful- she had helpful suggestions and provided excellent service. Our meals were delicious. The restaurant is a little noisy, but you can still chat with friends. The best part was that they did not rush us out.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal and a relaxed vibe which we enjoyed! Food was good and the bar was nice afterwards.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s a very nice place to enjoy an evening dining outside on the patio. The food is mediocre, portions are on the smaller side and it is very pricey. The foods just not that great to justify the price. Service was really good and they allowed us to bring our small (12 lbs.) dog to sit next to us. It’s probably better for brunch or lunch on a nice day.

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CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my father in for his birthday dinner. Food was delicious and will definitely be back for more.

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t
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I absolutely love the outside patio. Beautiful ambience! Service has greatly improved over the years which is important given the prices. We had an excellent waitstaff and the pasta special was very creative. Drinks are excellent albeit expensive.

It’s so worth it for a special night out!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, good but slightly slow service. Beautiful setting.

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurants food and service declined since opening

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful. Food was excellent. Kitchen appeared to be behind front of the house. Bathrooms got really gross towards the end of the evening — they should have staff checking and wiping up regularly.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is very good but there is not enough of it, especially for the prices they charge.
Service was not very attentive for a place that is this high end.

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GS
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was outstanding!
Good was very good
First time there we will go back and try the other restaurants

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, perfect for the special occasion.

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v
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat especially before a show at MAYO.

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MA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a unique venue with four separate bar/restaurants. The facility is quite stunning- The menu is small but enticing. The food was very good, service was iffy at times. Only disappointment was to be served a delicious $12 desert in a small mason type jar - only disappointing because there was not a plate underneath- Really didn’t want to place the spoon on the table or leave it standing up in the jar. Maybe I’m just old school, and follow the etiquette of Placing the utensil on the plate when finished with the course

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

stupid wine list.classic trying too hard as all wine by the glass was terrible! who buys wine from toronto?

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a very nice time with family. The food and drink were very good. The only criticism was the noise level. The beginning of our dinner was very loud but over time it went down.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

it was okay. It was Mother's Day but it just didn't feel special. Food was fine. Drinks were good!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I usually can’t say enough good things about Jockey Hollow, but it appears they had the b-squad on duty today. The staff was extremely uniformed about the dishes they were serving and my wife’s meal was burnt to a crisp rendering it barely edible. The waitstaff also bizarrely chose to remove our syrup and deliver it to another table while it was still in use. Seeing as how this was intended to be a special Mother’s Day dining experience, I think we’ll be passing by on our next meal.

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GI
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters are spectacular. So is the steak tartar! The pasta with rock shrimp -- delicious.

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was spot on. Attentive. Suggestive. Concerned for our making our event on time. Great time !!

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