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Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar

4.5
4.5
1444 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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 and small plates for the table in addition to farm-to-table entrees by acclaimed Executive Chef Joe Mooney.

Guests are welcome to order cocktails from The Vail Bar or select wine from a 450 bottle wine list featuring over 20 wines by the glass. 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 644-3180

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Mooney

  • 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 our events team at events@jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (973) 644-3180

  • Neighborhood

    Morristown

  • Cross street

    Pine Street

  • Parking details

    The Vail Mansion offers limited public parking. 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. LA

    LASAGNALOVER

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Music was too loud. Service was slow to get an order. Food was good, but a little over priced.

  2. g

    glad2eatout

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We were celebrating a birthday but it was never acknowledged. We had a lovely dinner. The cauliflower tahini with pita bread was outstanding appetizer as were the mussels. The octopus was good. The red curry seafood was a great choice too. We did not have dessert and we did have glasses of white wines with our meal.

  3. SB

    SteveB

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there. It was very good. Small menu, but what they have is awesome.

  4. JM

    JonnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was exceptional made several suggestions and the service was steady but not in your face ! We would go again if we r in the area .

  5. n

    nolafan

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Mother's Day Dinner! Our waiter Ray was awesome! Great service

  6. DJ

    DannyJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    the service was absolutely horrible. The waitress was a mess and not attentive at all

  7. KS

    KarlS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    food was ok but our waitress was the worst seemed like he really didnt want to be there !! had 4 people what a waste of $ 500.00

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jockey Holley was and is always fantastic. From the scenery, energetic vibes and excellent service; it never disappoints. The food was delicious and perfect portion size. I always impress friends when going.

  9. L

    Liebo

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both of our visits to JHB&K have been fantastic. Having just moved from the City this is becoming our go to date night spot when we have a baby sitter. Derrick the Som has been awesome, on each visit he’s introduced us to a producer and region we were unfamiliar with. The first was a fantastic cab franc from Australia and second and epic Pinot from Germany. The vibe, food and service are all not to be missed.

  10. AB

    AlisonB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service in a lovely atmosphere.

  11. t

    topfinadv

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    First of all, we ordered the mussels and 25% of them came in the dish closed. Next we ordered the thai main course and it came cold. Not once did any one come over and ask how are dinner was. They were non existent! No one came by to pick up out dishes. We had to call over an attendant to clean our table!! I consider my self a foodie and this place is definitely on my miss list going forward!!

  12. SW

    SoWAGuy

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was in town on business and had been dreaming all day about having a burger and bourbon for dinner, and JH didn’t disappoint. The sea salt fries were so good, I ordered a backup order. If you appreciate a good bourbon, this is your place. I sat in the back bar which I find intimate and charming, and the server generously offered a couple tastes of bourbons I never had before. I settled on Four Roses Single Barrel for an old fashion, which of course was perfectly crafted.

  13. A

    Astoriaeater

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The fried chicken came with one thigh and a couple of pieces of pickled lettuce. The presentation was ridiculous. The plate was empty and unenticing. The cocktails were good. We were a table of three and our third was sitting on the side of the small table next to a pillar and next to the entrance of the room like where you'd put a high chair - not a nice way to treat your guests. The portion of the desserts was bigger than our entrees, which is also not ideal. Our servers were nice, but they didn't check on us as often as they should have. The real horror show of the night was the parking. We were driving around endlessly looking for parking. It was a mess. The restaurant needs valet parking.

  14. l

    loum

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    The servers were okay. The bartender overreacting to the waitress upset us. The food was cold, no real taste and was way over priced. Will not be back. Lot of better restaurants in Morristown. Worth skipping.

  15. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for anniversary dinner with husband. Food was delicious, service was very good and ambiance was nice and cozy. Great experience overall.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always exceptional!

  17. LM

    LibbyM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful building. Great bar / bar seating area. Absolutely delicious food (we had the asparagus salad, cheddar biscuits, and two different pastas). Very good service. Good sound track. Nice wine list with a wide-range of prices. My only 'complaint' was that the server cleared away my half eaten cheddar biscuit (they are so good I didn't want to give up one bite!). My husband and I travel a fair amount and eat out when we do. Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen was a very pleasant surprise and we will go back the next time we are in Morristown, NJ.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Event next door

  19. MM

    MichelleM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    My only issue is that they placed us nestled between two other full tables where there were plenty of empty tables. Your tables are so close, you hear what the table next to you is saying.

  20. KM

    KimM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & wine! Best in Morristown ❤️

  21. CF

    ChristinaF

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The oysters are delicious! Dinner with a friend. Overall awesome experience. The entrees and cocktails are superb. Can’t wait till the patio opens.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this restaurant! I dont go out much, but when I do, it's usually here. And Its a half hour drive. Love it.

  23. d

    debski22

    New York Area

    108 reviews

    3.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    This has been my go-to birthday location for several years since moving out of Manhattan- it is one of the most creative menus and the whole package is top notch. Friends from Chicago were in town and wanted to take me to the best place around, so I booked here without hesitation. The experience was sadly not as it has been in the past. The room was freezing, the music was too loud for the small crowd (Sunday night) and the menu choices were lackluster… even the dishes were average when they are usually A+… everyone can have a bad night, so I am not giving up on this venue, but it was quite the disappointment.

  24. A

    Angie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, shared a fabulous meal at Jockey Hollow. Was a family member’s birthday and the service was friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent!

  25. SK

    SeanK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got a gift certificate for Jockey Hollow (never had been for) the experience was excellent. Service was top notch, but not on top of you. Well informed staff on all food and wine questions/suggestions. Food was amazing! Can not wait to return.

  26. c

    craigc

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    It was a horrible experience. They squished us in a corner table for 2 we were the only ones in the place to start so was very surprised. Than servers were just standing around talking and not attentive to our table, again now maybe 3 tables had guest’s. Menu was sub par and food was just ok with small portions of food and very overpriced. A burger for $30!

  27. EH

    EricH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our party arrived for brunch and had the cheddar biscuits and tahini for our appetizers and had a range of entrees. Our favorite was definitely the tahini followed closely by our side of crispy potatoes. The wait staff was attentive offering refills of coffee and tea throughout the meal.

  28. J

    Jenny

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant. Atmosphere, food and service are always excellent. Definitely one of my "go to" places for an evening out.

  29. A

    Andrea

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is really nice, the service was more than pleasant and the food delicious

  30. j

    jeareckson

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful Sunday dinner. Service is amazing and food creative and delicious. Great wine and champagne selection! Thank you!

  31. LM

    LMantaRay

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    A beautiful space, well-trained wait staff, and a great bar. The menu has a good variety and seems to change fairly regularly. We had oysters which were quite good; red thai curry which was a bit bland, the sea trout (which resembled salmon) which was cooked perfectly but also very lightly seasoned. For dessert, we had the angel cake with a lemon afogato/granita that was wonderfully tart and refreshing. Will definitely be back to see if we can find some more enticing items on the menu and enjoy the ambiance. Also note the wine list is quite good and the sommelier makes the extra effort to make it special.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was good service was good, but If am going to spend the money I did I don’t want to leave hungry. Unfortunately I left hungry as the portions were small.

  33. SC

    SusanC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We absolutely love the atmosphere in the oyster bar - except for the noise level. The food was tasty but arrived luke warm. The service was great except at the end when we were told the next reservation was waiting at the bar for us to leave.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Ambiance and food were nice for our style but wine offering was really lacking. No description of origin of wine, whites and reds both too cold and flat taste for $17+ per glass but nice size pours

  35. MJ

    MJ0802

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The friendly and expert service at the bar was as we expected since our late visit. Fabulous. We sat down to dinner at was more if the same. Attentive friendly and helpful. The atmosphere at the oyster bar is so much fun to experience, we brought friends back.

  36. VZ

    VictoriaZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just family getting together.

  37. AC

    AlyssaC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious meal over the weekend, followed by some really interesting drinks at the Vail Bar. Definitely a great place to have dinner and drinks before a show at the Mayo Theater. Not only was dinner delicious, they use such interesting flavors so we had dishes that we have never had before but they also don't seem like they are trying too hard. Just fantastic, well made, interesting food. And the drinks are so cool and fun, definitely will be back again for another celebration or night out!

  38. C

    Crash

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Oysters were great. Burger was ordered medium and it was nearly raw, so go medium well or even well done.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!!!!

  40. KL

    KarinaL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cool place with interesting history. Great attention to design and ambience. The service and friendliness from the staff was outstanding. The new choices on the menu were all enticing, we had a great dinner with friends!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen - The Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1444 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pine Street

  • Neighborhood

    Morristown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Vail Mansion offers limited public parking. 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Mooney

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 644-3180

  • 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 our events team at events@jockeyhollowbarandkitchen.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (973) 644-3180

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