Jams - NYC

4.4
780 reviews
$30 and under
American
Celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman's new restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and an air of simplicity serving breakfast, brunch and all-dining menus.
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4.2
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4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a place to have brunch outside of the usual. We've been here before but not for breakfast. Great choice and will come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, we had the Gnocci and it was delicious! Tasted fresh and the price was in perfect balance with what we got😊 We took the both desserts on the menu, which were great as well. Also the service was really good! As I remember from the check her name was Sarah, she was the most friendly waitress we had during our stay in NYC. Couldn’t been better! Would really recommend this restaurant!

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AngelaA
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Vacation in NYC.

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MikeH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding value. Very cool vibe. Great food, good location. Will go again on our next trip to NYC!

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vipTess
London
46 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Place was packed ! but staff did a good job trying to manage. Food consistantly good (sunday brunch) I had fried chicken sandwich and friend had fish of the day, which she raved about.

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Wilder
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The service was horrible and did not try to tend to anyone's concerns. They failed to deliver their prix fixe meal.

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vipDanielC
Egypt
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very busy on a Friday afternoon. Even with reservation made, still took 15min to get seated. Waitress was super busy between tables, so the service was slow. Food wise, the brunch selection was so so, not a big variety.

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vipAmandaW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very kind and the overall service was great. Very happy date night out. Good food. Wish the prices were lower but totally get it - pandemic prices. We'll come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great. Ordered the bagel withe works, avocado toast and green juice. Everything tasted great!

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vipJennifer27
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, staff and ambience. And thankfully not overly loud! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

We are vegan and went for the food.
Is too expensive for what it offers, the food it’s tasteless

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JocelynF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was excellent! From the friendly service to the amazing food, we loved the entire experience. We will definitely be returning.

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RPNC
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Customer service was excellent and we've never had a meal there we didn't thoroughly enjoy. The dishes are simply mouth watering and pleasingly presented. All of the staff were friendly and made you feel like they were extremely pleased to see you.

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MatanalaiB
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service! Food was served fast and came in just right portion for us.

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JustinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here after I proposed in Central Park and it was awesome! My fiancé loved the food and the vibe was so nice and friendly! Great stuff!

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Nansea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The coffee is very good and so is the almond croissant. I wish their menu offered more selections but for what they have it is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jen is the BEST server!

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vipUWSfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Definitely overrated. Menu selection for brunch was sparse & presentations unimaginative. Drinks were small, weak, & overpriced even for NYC. Expectations were high but we were sorely disappointed.

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vipKimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date night in NYC

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VanessaSpatz
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place to go while in NYC, just across Central Park. I absolutely love them and their staff!!! 3 yrs of continuous patronage.

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vipGWDiner
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The restaurant only had 3 tables when we were seated. The person who took drink and appetizer orders disappeared. Someone else brought the drinks and took orders for entrees. We did not get the appetizers because the entrees appeared suspiciously quickly? We asked for the $11 bread basket with a couple of pieces of toast and two stale biscuits? Complained but charged. Same with dessert 3 cookies for $12 not baked on the same day but the cappuccinos were okay. The server knew we had tickets for a show but disappeared at 7:20 not reappearing until 7:40 so the spare time we had was gone? It was a special occasion with two friends for 60 years but not acknowledged by Jams.

Special occasion is not defined when dining at Jams; it was tortuous getting drinks, food or the check !

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MissyM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner were all delicious. Thanks will be back when in NYC agagin

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KAtieB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food is good not great. Nice ambience, but would prefer to spend my moneyelsewhere and gets better meal and have a menu with more variety.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Brunch was good here! Some of the food have small portions, so beware of that! Otherwise, great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

No sabía que era vegano y hace tiempo vine y la comida era exquisita

Jams - NYC
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hola, Gracias para este examen verdadero. El equipo esta entranado con el menu mas mejor que antes. Por favor, tienes que visitar otra vez para una experiencia mas divino. - Adrian Alvarez

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vipAmandaJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant! Amazing food we wanted to order everything!

Jams - NYC
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hello Amanda, Thank you for naming us a great restaurant! Our establishment is very dynamic, menu-wise, and we are elated to hear you enjoyed your meal! Please stop by again for another JAMS experience, with us! - Adrian A.

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vipTK719
New York Area
376 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner at Jams. The bread plate, trout and cobbler were all delicious. The service was great and the prices were quite reasonable. Great ambience, too. Excellent dining choice near Central Park South.

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AnneD
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at Jams. I had read a review and decided to take a chance. We were all happy with our meals. The service was great and as was the ambiance of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic spot in midtown near Central Park! Delicious food, good vibes and a hotspot.

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KarenT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was sublime, the service was first rate. Has become my new favorite restaurant

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vipPhilyrun
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

The menu was not the same as posted when asked they gave some obscure reason

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vipnorthendmom
New England
88 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding as always but what I love the most about Jams is the atmosphere. We go once a year for a girls weekend and always stay at 1 Central Park. Jams is perfect for catching up with friends along with delicious food and drink. We’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love the food! One of the best in New York City!

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MROBXA1
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently excellent food in a great location, at a reasonable price. One of our favorite restaurants in NYC.

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DarrenBlack
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Low lit sexy but chill vibe the was PHENOMENAL!!! but i have to admit drinks are very overpriced

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LTD43
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very professional, courteous staff. Highly recommended.

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vipMagzzz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food. Will definitely be back!

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LeonardR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

excellent food, gracious service, acceptable noise level. BUT: two-top tables are too narrow, there is no provision for coats (or bags), and the lighting needs to be brighter (impossible to read menu without cellphone lamp assistance). for me, the table was a bit too high (or was the chair seat too low?)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great brunch with friends! The frittata and chocolate chip pancakes were great.

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vipBethM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The three of us each really thought our food was really good...2 hamburgers 1 chicken
Wait staff was really nice and attentive

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Jams - NYC is rated 4.4 stars by 780 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.