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Jack's Restaurant & Bar

#1,644 of 11,437 Restaurants in New York City
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147 West 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1902 (Between 7th Avenue and Broadway)
Jacks is conveniently located on several subway lines. The closest subway stop is the Times Square Station on the 7, N, Q, R, S, W and the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Quick Bites, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 73
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pre-Show Brunch

I met a friend for a pre-show brunch and neither of us were disappointed. Jack's is a small place with big warmth and just-right portions of good food. We were both very happy with our brunch meals. The service was excellent. The clientele seemed to be a mix of tourists and locals. Our only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everything looked so good on the menu but none of the 9 tapas that we ordered stood out. Everything was okay but nothing memorable. In addition to al la carte they offer a 3, 4 and 5 tapas selection at set prices. An order of 3 is pretty sizable but the problem is that they are all served at the... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I met a friend for a pre-show brunch and neither of us were disappointed. Jack's is a small place with big warmth and just-right portions of good food. We were both very happy with our brunch meals. The service was excellent. The clientele seemed to be a mix of tourists and locals. Our only complaint were the prices, which seemed... More 

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Brackley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The aroma walking through the door did nothing to encourage a visitor. The food was average at best and, considering they had a limited holiday weekend menu, it was very disappointing. I know Jacks is close to Times Square, but the price far outweighs the quality of the food and the service. Not overly keen on the automatically included gratuity... More 

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JacksRestNewYork, Owner at Jack's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. I am very disappointed your dinner with us was less than pleasurable. Over the holiday weekend we had some issues with the garbage collection, this is no excuse for the smell but I feel it needs an explanation as I want to point out that this is not an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

In the of the Garment District, a simple, uncomplicated restaurant serving, very pleasant food and drinks for office goers and the tourist alike. The clean, place, harkening back to early seventies diners style. Boasts a nice bar, packed with locals from the garment district. The menu is kind of mixed, serving old favorites like burgers, steak sandwiches, plus some good... More 

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JacksRestNewYork, Owner at Jack's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted you had a nice meal at Jack's. I noticed we gained four stars on all fronts any advice on how we can improve are graciously welcomed. Thanks for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again, Larry Molloy More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a place before a meeting in 42nd Street, Jacks was right next to the Icon garage where I parked. I decided to give it a try particularly since i could get a full meal BEFORE 5pm--definitely a bonus. I had their Black bean and Chorizo soup and their Chicken pot pie. Both were delicious. The pot pie was... More 

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JacksRestNewYork, Owner at Jack's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review and I am so glad you had a pleasurable experience. I am curious why we lost the fifth star, any suggestions on how we can improve are gladly received. Looking forward to seeing you again at Jack's Restaurant, Larry Molloy More 

Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to Jack's as part of a girls night before a show. Jack's is just off of Times Square, so out of the crazy and touristy areas. We had solid food, good service, but nothing that really stood out. There are plenty of other options in NYC that I would choose first. But, if I was catching a show... More 

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JacksRestNewYork, Owner at Jack's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the feedback, we take all our reviews seriously here at Jack's and I am very unhappy to hear your experience wasn't excellent. I would love for you to give us a second chance, we pride ourselves in great customer service and not the three stars you experienced. Visit again soon, Larry Molloy More 

Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There really isn't much space between the tables but this is still an excellent place for lunch. I had the Indian Mahal chicken salad, served in a crispy popadom cup and it was delicious. Service was quick and very friendly. Highly recommended.

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JacksRestNewYork, Owner at Jack's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for leaving your review. We really appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to you dining with us again. Thanking you, Larry Molloy More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

With the sudden closing of my go to lunch place in Times Sq. area -- Dukc's -- I quickly had to find a new venue for a business lunch. Jack's was recommended by a co-worker and it was better than just fine. A little upscale, with well presented and slightly creative familiar sandwiches and meals. Attentive service. Comfotable booth. Beware,... More 

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JacksRestNewYork, Owner at Jack's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm sorry that you found the noise level uncomfortable, perhaps next time you request a table near the front of the restaurant as it tends to be quieter at lunch time. Come visit again soon and we will try to find a better table. Thank you, Larry Molloy More 

Wales
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came across this bar after walking through Broadway only wanted a drink. Excellent welcome off a lovely Irish lad. With a lot of knowledge and tios of Broadway shows. Credit to the bar :)

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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were able to walk right into the restaurant without a reservation. The Brunch menu posted outside looked reasonable and your first glass of champagne was free. We ordered the Eggs Benedict, French Toast and Bagel and Lox. Eggs Benedict was OK, not very much Hollandaise sauce, but eggs cooked perfectly. Potatoes that came with it were awesome. French Toast,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 147 West 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1902
    (Between 7th Avenue and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Jacks is conveniently located on several subway lines. The closest subway stop is the Times Square Station on the 7, N, Q, R, S, W and the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12128698300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Asian, Tapas, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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