Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar
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.
Thursday 5 p.m. – 9:30 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. (Closed until Spring)
Brunch: Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in The Oyster Bar and The Vail Bar
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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
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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
We did not appreciate spending $200 for two with the noise
level being so high and the tables right on top of each other.
Also, the waitress could not identify what state my bottled beer
was brewed at. She identifies that your meal for two was
a rib eye but actually it was a cowboy steak. The steak was
delicious($120). For not much more , we could have eaten
at the fancier top[ floor of the Vail building.
The food and atmosphere did not line up with service .
A better attention to details and speed would have made for a better experience.
Fantastic restaurant for a date night! We were taken care of very nicely by all of the staff working. We were constantly being checked on whenever anything got low. Everyone was very polite, friendly, and informative. We will definitely come back here for another meal.
Lovely afternoon on the patio.
The outdoor patio is spectacular! The service is excellent and the new summer menu is a hit! The seafood salad is a must try!
Fantastic food! The menu is not overwhelming but quite diverse. Two of us started with the Oysters which were wonderful and served with a cucumber, vinegar sauce as well as red cocktail sauce. The Tile Fish in a parsnip puree with oyster mushrooms was one of the best dinners I have ever enjoyed. A perfect combination of tastes and textures. The House Made Lasagna with béchamel sauce is quite rich but very tasty as was the Braised Spinach Octopus appetizer. While the service is excellent - it takes a while to get the meal from the kitchen - so plan on a 2.5 hour meal - mid week. Wonderful evening!
It's a very pretty restaurant in the heart of town. The service is fantastic. But there were a few elements of the food that I wasn't wild about. Overall it was good and I will probably be back in the future. But there are other high end meals in the area I like more.
I took my parents and mother-in-law out to dinner with my husband to dine at The Oyster Bar. A summer evening, we thought The Oyster Bar might feel slightly more casual than the main dining room. We found the service to be outstanding, as the wonderfully attentive and polished servers and staff made our experience exceptional. The food was all so delicious - the only downside was that everything was overly salted - a shame for such flavorful food. I was delighted overall with the experience and highly recommend Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen.
I come to Jockey Hollow for brunch with some frequency (at least 6 times a year) and the food is always delicious. I can't speak to the dinner or lunch menus as they have never appealed to me, but the brunch is very on point. Enough variety, clever platings and very tasty. Service is kind of half and half (I've had a lot of errors made, mostly in drink miscommunication, etc) but they were always corrected in a timely manner. I mostly keep returning for the atmosphere. The grounds are simply flawless - a real Morristown treasure.
The food was excellent. Service was excellent. However the noise level was very high and it was hard to talk.
Food was superb. Service was slow. It took awhile to get drinks.
Amazing. Food was great and service fantastic
Omg this place is GREAT!
Expensive, but well worth it.
I will go again!
This restaurant is a gem! Innovative bar tenders are more "mixologists". Staff has great demeanor and attitude. The food is incredible: fresh, prepared well and uniquely flavored. The desserts are seemingly simple but not to be missed!
Excellent service and great food. Highly recommended. Unique venue.
Always good. Dining room was a bit chilly (high AC). Close tables for two made private conversations
Been there many times. The food was great as usual. Service was bad.
It seemed that they were over-booked and under-staffed. Service was less than attentive. They separated a table for 4 into 2 tables for 2 which squeezed everyone in. We spent the entire time watching the staff bump into the back of the diner next to us every time they served our table - awkward & uncomfortable. Our starters and entrees were ok, but definitely not worth the price charged. Our decaf cappuccinos were weak and lukewarm at best. Overall a very disappointing dining experience after I had been looking so forward to going there.
We had a bad experience. The Fathers Day prix fixe had odd offerings and was overpriced. As an alternative, we decided to try the buffet. Apart from the lox, shrimp cocktail, fresh fruit, bacon and salad, there was nothing worth eating. The hot food was poorly prepared and the desserts were terrible. We were very disappointed. The servers tried their best though.
Amazing food and service. Not inexpensive but you leave very full and happy!
Our first visit to Jockey Hollow was for a Father’s Day Prix Fixe Brunch. The service was fast and well attentive without being intrusive while the food surpassed all expectations. We will undoubtably be returning soon.
If Jockey Hollow wants to be a high-end restaurant it needs to better train its staff. While our waiter was pleasant and eager to please, the waiter was lacking knowledge of the dishes. This has happened before at the restaurant, so it is likely due to inadequate training. One out of three dishes was excellent (the fish); the other two fair. Lamb ribs were too fatty with little meat.
Delicious entrees. Scrumptious oysters. Lovely setting. Fine service.
Loved the views and the service. We sat on the porch and enjoyed the delights of a perfect day.
There were no other customers when the three of us were seated for lunch. Yet the hostess chose to seat us at a small table with three chairs. The other tables this size had 2 chairs. We are all tall people so it seemed tight, plus my left shoulder was next to a pillar. I said something to the hostess but she ignored me. I chose not to make an issue of it, but the seating was quite crowded. It was as if they were saving the larger tables for soon-to-be arriving guests. But only a few people arrived while we were there and most of the dining space was empty. The charcuterie board that I ordered was just ok -- the pate was mushy and some of the sliced meats were dry and tasteless. Hardly worthy of charcuterie. The pickles were very good. One person in our group ordered a salad for 15.00 and added 1/2 lobster for 15.00. Can't imagine how they could serve that salad alone for lunch. The server was very good. We had been here before and it is a lovely setting in the restored Vail Mansion, and we were looking forward to a nice lunch. But a major and expensive disappointment.
Wonderful as always - never disappoints.
Wonderful place, outstanding food and service!
Excellent service and food before the show
An excellent meal perfectly prepared, a nice selection of New Jersey oysters, and attentive service.
Food was outstanding but there was a toddler 2 tables over. I do think if you are an upscale expensive restaurant that children should be seated in their own area.
Amazing. Music could be turned down just a bit. Wait staff is impressive. Our waitress was one of the best we’ve ever had at a restaurant in a very long time. We will be back!
Our first meal at JH was good but not memorable. This time around it was memorable. We had oysters, octopus app & soft shell crab & tilefish entrees...delish!!! Service was attentive. Desserts were yum.
Great food, drink and atmosphere.
Great place, great food and great service.
We sat outside, in part because the music was too loud inside. The food was fine, though nothing extraordinary. And some of the itemsnin the basket of assorted breads appeared to be freezer burned. We had to ask twice for the bread basket and then had to ask for butter to go with it. And we had to ask for coffee, at brunch, though we ordered drinks, so maybe the server assumed we wouldn’t get coffee as well. The coffee was pretty lousy.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The wine selection was a bit pricey (14-18/glass, and 50+ for a bottle). The soft shell crab appetizer was delicious, as well as both fish entrees that we ordered. The meat board appetizer was also very good. It is an upscale dining locale that is good for a date/anniversary.
The ambiance was great, the service impeccable and the food was delicious.
Would highly recommend this restaurant!
Upbeat atmosphere in active bar/table dining setting. Attractive room combines classic architecture and
modern touches. Attentive service and outstanding food (pasta and fish) were highlights. Try the octopus appetizer, different and better than we have had elsewhere. Noise is a bit of an issue with hard surfaces adding to the din. If you want quiet, “elegant” and quite a bit more expensive, try the more formal dining upstairs.