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The Rathskeller at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

4.2
4.2
95 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Rathskeller is the German term for ‘council’s cellar,’ a room in the basement of a civil building. Formerly the mansion's basement housed the jail cell for Morristown. Now, the Rathskeller serves the Oyster Bar Menu with a few German Specials. The Rathskeller is the perfect space for larger groups looking to dine at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen. We offer a family style menu for groups of 9-14 for $78 which includes highlights from The Oyster Bar Menu.

Every Friday night, the Rathskeller features a different, local band starting at 9pm.

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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78% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    We went to the Rathskeller area to see a band and grab a bite to eat. The jazz band that was playing were very good. The service was ok no real issues there. My husband had oysters which he loved. I had shrimp cocktail which were overcooked and very average. My husband had the burger which was no better than from a diner. Nothing special at all. At $19 you would expect something more. The vinegar fries that accompanied the burger tasted good, though were room temperature and limp. I had the Barnegat scallop dinner. The flavor and freshness of the scallops was very good. The short rib agnolotti were small, very doughy and lacked flavor. I think there were 3 maybe 4 scallops for $34. We don't mind spending money on dinner. However, when it is so average that one can get much better elsewhere, it made us feel ripped off.

  2. DF

    DanaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the service, specialty drinks and food was delicious.

  3. C

    Curly

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Price fixed dinner for Valentine’s Day. Food was fair and portion size was tiny. We understand how fine dining may have small portions. But this was embarrassing for the restaurant. My entre was cold and needed to be returned. We won’t be back got a while.

  4. TB

    TomB

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The food was not good. The burger was not cooked to temperature and the cacio pepe was closer to buttered noodles you would order for a toddler.

  5. MC

    MatthewC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Band was very good but a bit loud. Menu choices were solid. A bit expensive overall.

  6. PB

    PBdining

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed this less-crowded and somewhat quieter downstairs setting. The menu is the same as the main bar/restaurant upstairs and theres an additional menu as well. We always get a dozen oysters and they never disappoint. The charcuterie plate is a crowd pleaser, but should come with more bread or crackers. They do not offer or serve a bread basket although they really should. The main entrees were good.

  7. BO

    BobO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    There to watch Midnight Sun perform, so it was loud due to the live music. Otherwise cool, relaxed atmosphere to hang out. Had the burger it was very good.

  8. k

    kava

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    I have been to the different dining areas at this restaurant since their opening. Dining in the Rathskellar was not a pleasant experience. Unfortunately nothing has improved with the servers and hosts. They are so understaffed that it is so unfair to the servers working and it makes for a miserable dining experience where the average meal with drinks averages $80-$100 per person. There were 5 of us. Our $17.00 manhattans were not filled to the rim in the tiny glasses. They should have the normal martini 🍸 glasses. Manager sent us 2 manhattans on the house. The server had to be instructed on everything. When our meals came they were ALL LUKEWARM. Three of us who had meat entrees did not send them back fearing the meat would be ruined. Two other dishes were returned to be heated. The unfortunate thing was that the food was really good but who can enjoy room temperature food? Again the manager apologized. The appetizers were also good, BUT with the prices they charge why is their mediocre peasant bread basket an extra charge? $7 for small basket and $10 for large basket. BREAD SHOULD BE COMPLIMENTARY. This restaurants environment is very inviting, the food could be good if it was hot, and the servers need training in how to serve in a restaurant with these prices. The owner had fine dining restaurants in NYC. He needs to truly refine this restaurant in almost every aspect.

  9. CW

    CaitlinW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Way too loud. Food wasn’t very good and menu options were slim. Waitstaff were ok but not great service.

  10. BO

    BobO

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall3food1service3ambience1

    Good music. Terrible burger. Interesting wine and beer choices.

  11. RS

    RandyS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    One of the worst experiences in a long time. Got there and found a sign saying the valet was full. Another sign said additional parking in the garage, there wasn’t. Why they didn’t have someone outside directing traffic and help guest park is beyond me. Once inside things got a little better. The hostess greeted us and sent us to our table. The server was polite but told us we couldn’t order appetizers unless we had decided on our entire order. Being hungry and frazzled from the joys of their parking experience I explained we just wanted to order drinks and appetizers first and then we’d figure out the rest. 5 minutes later a manager arrived and told us that this was unacceptable to the chef. I’m sorry who is the customer here. Since when do chefs get to dictate how we get to experience our meals? By this point we were so over the indifference Jockey Hollow was showing its guests that we canceled our drink orders and walked out. Fortunately the story ends well. We walked a block to one of Morristown’s best restaurant (South and Pine) sat out on the deck, had great food, excellent service and none of the attitude of Jockey Hollow. Now I understand why my friends no longer go there. Good luck to them

  12. N

    Nicole

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    My husband and I went to the Rathskeller on Saturday for a rare night out without our kids. Atmosphere was cool, although I wish it was better sign posted to get to the Rathskeller at Jockey Hollow. Overall, the biggest disappointment was the wait time. We were there for over 2 hours and our meal consisted of 1 round of drinks (draft beers, so not exactly complicated!) 1 appetizer, 2 sides and a split entree - not a 2 hour meal. Our food arrived in an unusual order and was mostly lukewarm or not cooked particularly well. We did appreciate how friendly the waiter was - he apologized a couple of times for the delays, and the manager did as well.

  13. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    Took almost 4hours to get our order taken and the food served. When the appetizer came, they sent it to the wrong table. The wrong table touched it and said it wasn't theirs, the server still brought it to our table after others had touched it. Bad experience all around. Main course was good.

  14. C

    Catt

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place to listen to live music and dine! Wait staff is very attentive.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Horrible service and overpriced.

  16. JD

    JohnD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Good food and fun atmosphere. Service was very slow (waited about 20 min before ordering). Wasn’t very busy, but staff was often gone leading me to think they were also supporting one of the other restaurants in the building.

  17. MW

    MarkW

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Service and attention was good. Seated immediately, but most seats are wooden benches that get uncomfortable after 30 minutes or so. Great variety of imported beer. Good variety of meal choices and prices overall in the $$$ range, but we ordered off the German food menu which was cheaper, and while food quantity was generous, things like the perogies, brats, and schnitzel were bland and reminded us of public fair food, so quality was just average.

  18. CL

    CamL

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    Food is not great but service and atmosphere are great. Avoid the oysters.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for high end seafood, beers and sports. Jazz band was great to get the place hopping.

  20. DK

    DebraK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food3service1ambience5

    Loved the band!!! Service very slow and food ok!

  21. KM

    KimM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good drinks, and good music! Love it!

  22. C

    Charles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Venue was amazing. The food was perfect and had a lot of options. I would recommend the beat hummus and oysters for apps. Phenomenal!! They had live band which was very loud in such a small place so if you're sensitive to sound don't go during their live music.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, great service.

  24. DF

    DanaF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for good food and listen to some music.

  25. TG

    TGPazul

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    A cool place with a cool vibe, but I was surprised at the level of service inconsistency. Once we were seated, it took forever to even be acknowledged by a waiter and it was almost impossible to order a drink. The food was great, but the service was very poor. We met friends and while the atmosphere was fun, the background music was so loud we couldn’t really have a conversation.

  26. CF

    ChristinaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    went with a group of friends. it was just what we were looking for and the food was delicious - I am spoiled by having lived in NYC for 15 years and have been generally underwhelmed since moving to NJ. I was very happy with the food and ambiance at this restaurant. The only problem was it got pretty noisy as the evening (a Saturday) wore on and the service got slower and slower. we must have waited at least 30 minutes for our check after we were all done eating and plates cleared, without anyone checking to see if we needed anything more. other than that, it would have been a 5.

  27. W

    Wpack

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Schnitzel and corn bread were amazing. Skip the potato pancakes and the crostini (just one slice of toast with egg salad!! For $16). Ambience is nice and the music was good but rather loud for a small space. Enjoyable time.

  28. ET

    EphinyTigress

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Ribs awesome though pricey. Latkes are garbage - baked and not fried, not real latkes at all. Ambience is loud and in your face. Pass on this place. South + Pine is better.

  29. CB

    ChloeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous servers and host. They accommodated a large party. They warned us ahead of time that the service might be slow, however, it was very fast! Food is delish and the music was great.

  30. SY

    SherryY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Change of pace from a formal sit down. Great beer menu and service extremely attentive. 2 large flat screen TVs for game viewing spacious seating but difficult to hear given the acoustics. Food portions decent but pricey for the amount.

  31. CK

    ConnieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Place to spend NYE! Amazing atmosphere. Good food, Great band!! A perfect night!

  32. T

    Tagio

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the building which the restaurant located as well. The food was top notch and everyone works there was professional.

  33. PS

    PeterS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Service was pretty bad. Felt like a hostage down there waiting for my food and drinks.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and service! I also loved the location and setup of the restaurant. It was a bit too loud once the music started, but it was amazing overall

  35. DB

    DebB

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really fun spot with an energetic buzz. Cool decor - wood tables, funky bar and very urban/metro vibe. Great for a fun night out. Big selection of beers and other cocktails. They had live blues music the night we were there. Kinda pricey but worth a trip. Very different than other places in Morristown - feels more like a NY bar/restaurant.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very fun vibe

  37. GH

    GaryH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went to have dinner and see a band play. Really liked the set up with a band and tables. Beer selection was great, service was outstanding however,other than the german menu the prices are very high and limited selection; when in the atmosphere of seeing a band we all wanted burgers and bites to eat. Burgers were $19.00 but I understand the type of place we are at... Overall really liked the place, Id recommend to folks if going to see a band maybe grab some food elsewhere first ( unless you want the high price menu items) and just get drinks during your time at the Rathskeller.

  38. AM

    AndyM

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, excellent service and live music. Very fun Friday night.

  39. EW

    EricW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location downstairs at Jockey Hollow. Has a similar menu to upstairs with extra bar menu on the side. Live music when we were there was really good.

  40. MS

    MartinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Our waiter was knowledgeable as to all the offerings the establishment had, however there was a sense of arrogance that I was getting from him. Food was great and the wait staff, including the aforementioned waiter, were very attentive. I wouldn't NOT go there because of the guy, but he left me feeling disconnected from what could have been a great all around experience.

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The Rathskeller at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 95 OpenTable diners

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