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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.
Morristown, NJ 07960
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
Contact Manny Crespo at email@example.com
$31 to $50
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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.
New Jersey Transit's Morristown Station is two blocks away from the restaurant.
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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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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 !
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>
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.
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.
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