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 had to wait 50 minutes for our first Marcel of food to arrive at the table. Then two of the dishes were cold. No one offered to bring us anything while it took almost an hour to grill some chicken. Overall a very unsatisfactory experience. And virtually nothing was offered to compensate. Last time at this restaurant.
Not what we expected. The room was over crowded and noisy, not good for an intimate dinner.
Wife and I dined at the Oyster Bar pre-Wood Brothers performance at MPAC earlier this week. We've been there a few times, always a great experience.
We began with Bombay Sapphire martinis w/olives, no vermouth, a dozen oysters. I had the wagyu flatiron steak - "smoked fingerling potatoes, black garlic, maitake mushrooms, cipollini onions". Ordered medium rare, it was *exceptionally* good! Wife had the special of the evening, a swordfish plate, which she said was excellent. Two double espressos later, off to the show. 6:30 reservation, 8:00 show - a guaranteed hit.
Note the old rotary phone decor - a wink to the repurposed mansion having been built by AT&T's first president. (And for extra points, know about AT&T's gorgeous original headquarters on Broadway across from St. Paul's Chapel - designed by the same architect! And if you time your visit right, you get live Bach in St. Paul's!)
Only complaint - and this is honestly a false equivalent here - we would've liked a west coast oyster option, but availability probably fluctuates.
Ambiance-wise, expect groups of friends, co-workers in celebration, families, couples of several generations. Table service was ample, valet parking optional and possibly free if you are attending an MPAC performance. Hope you found this useful! (And by the way, the Wood Brothers show later that night was great!).
$38 for 4 ounces of swordfish? Ugh. It was really delicious but not a respectable value.
Beautiful place with excellent food and drinks! Great place for a date night!
Nice place needs bigger menu ..good atmosphere needs tv for sports
Had dinner at one of the 2 bars. Bartenders unfriendly & intimidating, drinks pricey. Orderd a burger med-rare, came well done. Did not send back. Oysters excellent.
We were at the Oyster Bar for a birthday dinner, the food was well prepared and very good. Wait staff was a little standoffish but not neglecting. Ambiance was nice but loud as it is a large room with high ceilings. All in all we had a great night and recommend the restaurant.
PS drinks were outstanding.
Five stars all around - from the moment we walked in, everyone we interacted with was so nice and attentive. We arrived about 15 mins early, expecting to grab a drink at the bar, but the maître d sat us right away. The menu selection was unique and seasonal and the sommelier suggested a bottle that paired great with everyone at the table's dishes. A wonderful atmosphere - great for a special occasion OR just date night! Definitely plan to go back - especially when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy the outside seating :)
Great place for a pre-concert or special dinner! Service, drinks and food were wonderful at the Oyster Bar.
This is our 2nd visit. The service was great. The portions seemed smaller this time. The one issue was, if I am paying $13 for a Bloody Mary, I want the 2nd one to be as spectacular as the first. I was missing a lemon and a straw and the mix of vodka to the tomato was off and the horseradish was hardly there on the 2nd drink. We'll be back, but will probably order more wisely.
Great looking space & ambiance. Tables for 2 are too close together. Someone from another table has to get up to let you out to get to the restroom when you are on the banquette side. Server trying to pour wine at the next table was jammed between tables & we had to move our glasses so his rear didn’t knock them over. Food was very good. Leftovers were thoughtlessly packed. I would expect more care when packing a $120 steak for 2. That was our 1st visit. I would give them a 2nd chance. Table placement is not the servers fault.
We were seated at a deuce along a banquet that was so close to the tables on either side that I felt like we had just joined strangers for dinner. We even asked to change tables and the next choice was the same thing. There was absolutely no privacy, you heard every word of the conversations on both sides of you and the tables width put your own partner far enough away that you would have to talk loudly to carry on a conversation, never mind speaking over the pounding music. I do not go to dinner to be a part of the conversation of strangers. My salad was awful. The greens did not look fresh, the sliced pear was hard as if unripe. My husband's pasta was very spicy. We could not get out of there fast enough and will not return.
Raw bar was excellent entrees were just ok. Service was ok. Food delivery from kitchen was a little slow.
Like always, we had a wonderful time at JHB&K. Cocktails and food were amazing. Was there the week before for a friend’s birthday (20 people) on the outdoor space. The whole experience was phenomenal.
The food is always exceptional and the service attentive. We’ve eaten here many times and have never been disappointed in the menu or quality of the food.
Food was great, server was great...service not so great. It took over an hour for breakfast/brunch to be served and there weren't many people dining in the restaurant that it should've taken so long.
Great ambiance and wonderful food. Made for the perfect date night.
Cerainly a special place. The site is terrific and the food delicious.
Very disappointing. Limited menu and wine by glass selection. We felt rushed through dinner. My entree was lukewarm at best. Servers were polite though. I was asked if it was a special occasion when booking the reservation, yet no acknowledgement was made. Will definitely not recommend your Restuarant to anyone or return again.
We stopped in before a show at MPAC. Our waitress asked if we were going to the show; which was nice so we had time to walk over leisurely. Cheese plate was very good and pasta dish with a smoked egg were excellent.
Always exceptional. I dine at JHBK at least 3 times a week for good reason. It NEVER fails to please. The ever changing menu is varied, and the food prepared to perfection. Owner Chris Cannon and his chief wine expert Brian always provide superb wine choices, many of which are hard to find, rather obscure, and always brilliant. They added a new dish, a Szechuan Cauliflower as a side which was absolutely brilliant. I could eat it as an entree with a protein side.
This is the 5th time I visit Jockey Hollow either the restaurant upstairs or the Oyster Bar. I have always had a great experience. However, this time it was not the case. The staff was overtly focused on closing down the restaurant despite the fact that the reservation was made for 8:30pm. They said the kitchen was closing at 9pm on a Thursday night. They rushed us through all the meal. It got so bad that the Meitre was hovering over our table every min and clearing plates. This made us feel really uncomfortable. I will think again before visiting next time.
Jockey Hollow has been a welcome addition to the dining choices in Morristown. It is truly unique...
the decor package, a perfect nod to Morristown History and contemporary design. The cuisine is creative,
imaginative and delicious... The wait staff is knowledgeable, attentive and friendly... It's the perfect place to dine for my clients, friends and family.
Service: attentive but slow. Seated between two tables of very loud women...my husband and I could barely hear each other....oysters delicious, burgers delicious, his martini pretty good.....BUT: I had my heart set on a old-fashioned...with really good bourbon, etc. I am allergic to maraschino cherries so asked them to instead put in Amarena Cherries. But, remarkably, was told the bar did not have Amarena cherries. My question: how can a high end establishment/restaurant/bar not have Amarena cherries, especially to put in a $15-$20 drink, depending on the bourbon/whisky used? Kind of shocking.......Seems that Sterling Restaurant, Town Restaurant (both in Morristown), Ninety Acres, Pluckemin Inn, Gladstone.. ...they all serve the Amarena cherries with certain drinks. Get rid of the nasty maraschino cherries...come on now!!!
Had an early dinner with my wife on Sunday. Had reservations. Was shown a table inside that was in a hallway like setting. Refused that table and elected to dine outside. The wait staff was confused and very inexperienced. Waiter didn't and couldn't explain some things on the menu. My first order of oysters went to the wrong table. When the customer said he already had his order, the waiter said well they are on the house then ! The food was good im all fairness but will not return !
One of the worst dining experiences, entrees never arrived after waiting almost an hour. Waitress couldn't care less, and didn't even comp. the appetizer. We finally paid for the appetizers and left. We weren't the only unhappy patrons this evening, many people had the same issue.
Outstanding meal and service. We were seated promptly and the waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and attentive!
three hours for dinner for 4 people. And all they comped was one dish. We will think twice about attending soon and we have been frequent diners
Food was excellent. The service was slow. The appearance of the hostesses was very disappointing. They really need a much better dress code for their staff that do not wear uniforms. Three were nothing less than scary.
They were understaffed. Seems like management forgot about the details.
Lovely atmosphere and terrific service, but was a little disappointed with the food, especially given the high price tag. My mussels appetizer lacked the coconut flavor as promised. My husbands half lobster appetizer (which though I found delicious) was not to his liking. Half it it was prepared as a lobster salad with mayo, with no mention of that on the menu. Was veggie lasagna was good, but nothing to write home about. The polenta accompaniment to the roasted chicken was too rich- a lot of cream in the preparation. Overall, lovely atmosphere for a special occasion dinner, but alive had better.
First time at this restaurant...found it on OT! The ambiance and approach is beautiful...very elegant. The outdoor dining terrace is lovely. I ordered the tuna entree...it was fair. I did mention to the waiter I found it fatty...he did not acknowledge it by doing anything special...I was surprised for such a nice restaurant that he didn't offer any compensation. My partner ordered the lobster roll entree and he enjoyed it. I would go back but order something else next time. I believe they offer special dinners upstairs inside...sure it is lovely.
Entered in a dingy elevator from the basement garage through back corridor, almost left. Woman at desk wrinkled clothes, water served was warm no ice. Food was good. Internet was not very helpful , didn’t expect just a brunch menus, thought we could get a lunch menu. Outside signage lacking, went past it twice.
Brunch was magnificent
This place is awesome. Every course was amazing, and the service could not have been friendlier. All the servers were attentive without being overbearing. The wine list is huge, with a great selection for any budget. We will definitely be back!!!
We enjoyed the oysters with our cocktails on what turned out to be a quiet summer evening. We also tried the scallop ceviche soup, which was v good. For our entrees, we had the vegetable lasagna and branzino - well prepared, highly recommend. Overall, an enjoyable date night with prompt, attentive service. Will definitely be coming back again!
Very cool venue in the Vail mansion. The oyster bar room where we ate this visit is smart, casual and comfortable. Menu provides interesting meat, seafood, pasta and vegetarian options as small and large plates. The oysters were of 6 varieties and in perfect condition. The wine list is extensive and you can find some values if you hunt. Overall it’s a worldly sophisticated “city” experience in suburban NJ!
The food was great and the service started off great, but once they got busy the service was spotty.
I've been to JH multiple times, but this was by far the best experience. Really exceptional food.