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The Vail Bar at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

4.7
4.7
155 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Vail Bar is located in the back of the first floor of the mansion, just behind the grand staircase. Originally constructed as the mansion’s library, the room now serves as the epicenter of Jockey Hollow’s cocktail culture. The room exudes warmth and conviviality; it’s the perfect place to meet after work for a cocktail and oysters, to enjoy a meal at the bar, to marvel at the cocktail creations being composed in front of you, or simply to party the night away. Our bartending team has created a selection of seasonally-inspired specialty cocktails as well as an extensive menu of classics cocktails catalogued by distillate. The back bar contains over 200 spirits ranging from everyday favorites to rare bottles. Jockey Hollow’s extensive wine list and beer program are also available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • 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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Mooney

  • Neighborhood

    Morristown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. P

    Philly

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful brunch for Mother's Day, a special treat
  2. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is consistently good with friendly service. The sommelier is putstanding.
  3. d

    dalati

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The setting, ambiance, and decor were excellent. Great drinks from knowledgeable bartenders and truly outstanding food made for a wonderful evening for my husband's birthday. We will definitely be going back. Thank you!
  4. JW

    JayW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cool place. The building was VERY unique. I believe it was an old bank converted into a restaurant. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere very nice. It was a little loud in the bar area for a business dinner, but overall the place was great.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Easter brunch and the menu selections were thoughtful and different. We each tried a different item and shared dishes. Ocean trout was delicious and perfectly prepared. Always a great experience here!
  6. JD

    JD64

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Surprised how good this was front to back. Every menu choice was outstanding. Really cool vibe. Legit cocktails.
  7. LV

    LorriV

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! I had the oysters and the Thai Style Red Curry which I was very glad I chose. Delicious!
  8. IB

    IreneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it very much I thought the atmosphere was quite lovely the food was okay and I definitely would go back
  9. DF

    DavidF

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, with service at a high level that is rare these days, even in fine dining establishments. Will be joining our rotation of regular restaurants.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely casual dining experience. Whether you want a great burger, raw bar or duck breast it’s a cut above. The Vail room is warm, cozy and intimate.
  11. AF

    AshF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My siblings and I ate here for brunch this past weekend, and it was amazing. The service is very laid back, and you don't feel rushed at all. We ate in the Vail Bar which is the smaller of the two bars, and it feels much more intimate and relaxed than the Oyster Bar. There are fewer tables so the noise level is perfect; no shouting to be heard. My family has special dietary preferences that they were able to accommodate. The food tasted amazing. We all loved everything we ate. My one complaint is that my vegan option (a vegan curry) could have been bigger. Since there isn't any protein like tofu or seitan, just vegetables, it would have been nice if the portion was larger and therefore more filling. That being said, it was delicious, especially the sauce/broth. I cannot wait to eat it again. There is no vegan dessert option either, but as I am not a big dessert eater, that wasn't a problem for me.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burger
  13. J

    Joecat

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique place, great atmosphere, more menu options would be great across the board.
  14. J

    Jsfirst

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our first time back after Jockey Hollow reopened and wow! Everything was so good! We thought every dish we ordered at our table was well prepared, packed with flavor and inventive. Will definitely be back.
  15. p

    pamc

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    the seats are terribly uncomfortable. the hamburgers were raw and the wine selection is very limited and off brand. we spent $130 for 2 hamburgers and 3 glasses of okay wine. Not a great value. The ambience was much nicer when they had couches and lounges. the bistro tables and chairs are so uncomfortable and take the cozy bar feel out of the room.
  16. WW

    WestleyW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch and a nice atmosphere. The food is always high quality.
  17. y

    ykcat

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We love the Vail Bar at Jockey Hollow, when it is quiet! Usually great ambience. Last night it was very noisy, and packed with unmasked people standing between the tables and the bar. From a COVID perspective, we did not feel safe. Unfortunately, the usually excellent food also suffered from the busy night. All of our food arrived as less than lukewarm! That made it unenjoyable. I think we’ll try to avoid weekends at Jockey Hollow. I would still recommend the Vail Bar, but with the proviso that people go on weeknights.
  18. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had outstanding service, wine, food, and time! No complaints whatsoever!
  19. A

    Anonamous

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I was unprepared for the price points on the menus. My fault! Didn’t look at menu before going. However, my entre was delicious. Was nice to see NYState wines on their wine list. Enjoyed a very nice CabFranc from the Finger Lakes region. Service could have been better.
  20. SR

    StephenR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to JHB&K many times and are never disappointed. Food and service is always excellent.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My birthday!!
  22. m

    magoosmom

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to get out of the doldrums on a winter Friday night. Enjoyed our meal & cocktails. Great wine & spirits list. Kung pao octopus was good as was the duck breast. Didn’t love the winter Caesar because kale doesn’t work raw without some acid to break it down. Our cheesecake was a bit burned. More than “on purpose”.
  23. A

    Alist

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    2.2.2022 dinner before the Harry Connick Jr. concert at MPAC! Service and overall meal was great!
  24. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Dark and loud dining room in the vail bar. Waitresses knowledge of the wine selection was terrible.
  25. ES

    ElizabethS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very comfortable, I had asked for one of the 3 tables in front of fireplace and that request was not addressed at all. Food and drinks were delicious. However, the practice of giving us a ticket to pick up our leftovers on the way out is not favorable. We were busy bundling up for the long walk back to our parking spot and forgot to pick up our food on the way out. Would really like to see a Valet reinstated.
  26. VR

    VickiR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We were excited for the New Year’s Eve special tasting menu and band from 11 pm - 1 am. Our food was good and our servers were friendly. The big disappointment was when we found out at 11:20 pm that they canceled the band 4 days prior and never notified us. The experience was definitely not worth the $350 we spent for the tasting menu and drinks for the two of us (plus ride there and back). After writing this review, I noticed that the price for the tasting was lowered to $89 pp after we had paid $140 pp.
  27. LW

    LisaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful New Year’s Eve meal for two
  28. MS

    MartinS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate and needed to get out of the house after Christmas. Totally enjoyed my meal there.
  29. B

    Brooks

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff was friendly and helpful. The service was fast but not rushed. Food was very good.
  30. BR

    BobR

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Vail Bar I would have to say was a bit inconsistent. We shared an excellent chicken liver mousse. For entrees, I had a wagyu steak which was good, but a bit stringy. My wife had monk fish which, sorry to say, was tasteless. I think we might go back again the Vail Bar was noisy, but the upstairs room was more subdued. I liked the overall atmosphere of Jockey Hollow which would bring me back.
  31. IS

    IS2019

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming here - the food, drinks, and service most importantly are all outstanding. Great ambiance and setting, too! Highly recommend.
  32. A

    Alejandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Food was delicious and the mood at bar was perfect, cozy and enjoyable. In my opinion is the best place in NJ. We will come back for sure.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Burger was extremely cold
  34. AT

    AngelaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The best part of this place hands down are the drinks and the smaller plates and desserts. We had the oysters, the roasted beet salad, the mushroom bisque and naked chocolate chip cake which were all delightful. However - the main entrees left us a bit disappointed. The bucatini was drooping and overpowered with sauce and cheese, and the scallops were oversalted and the roasted vegetables were so overdone to the point of mush. They were also overseasoned and greasy. Came out lukewarm as well.
  35. CL

    ChadL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always enjoy JHBK, Chris Cannon and his crew did a great job!
  36. RB

    RoseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was prefect. The service was excellent. The personnel were friendly. The food was delicious. I will recommend it to my friends.
  37. EW

    ElizabethW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vaccination policy was amazing!
  38. RD

    RDickens

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great. Menu was a little pricey. Service was not bad but they could have used more help.
  39. MM

    MorristownMadness

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Drinks were amazing, ambiance was great. Food was sub par for what we paid for it. Disappointing.
  40. PF

    PatrickF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crafted cocktails are like no other; they put passion into making them and each one is amazing. The food is spectacular and well worth the price. Staff are attentive, fun to talk to, and really take pride working there. It’s my wife and I’s favorite place to go.

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  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Vail Bar at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • 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, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Executive chef

    Joe Mooney

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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