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Jennifer James 101

4615 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87710
505-884-3860
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Ranked #58 of 1,488 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have nothing but rave reviews for the food. I went with the lamb chops that were so good I threw manners out the window and nibbled the stray pieces that clung to the bone clean off. Luckily other customers in the restaurant went caveman for every last bite too. I have never had lamb chops this good. The yogurt... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When asked to review local restaurants, I felt that I had to put in a word about JJ101. We enjoy everything about this place from the delicate pickles that start every meal to the final luscious bite of dessert. Jennifer and Nellie are an amazing team, working in view of the tables and doing their thing. The first courses range... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were able to get a table on a Friday night due to a cancellation. View of the (calm) open kitchen watching JJ herself cooking. Started with the chickpea fries and octopus salad, both delicious. The best, chewiest sourdough bread ever with salted butter, oh my!! (Only ding is the guy at first brought us the last bits of bread... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A group of us made a reservation for the Thursday night community table. When three of our party had to cancel because of illness and business commitments, a call was placed to let them know our party size had changed. The person calling was asked if we would mind having another party sit at the table. She replied yes, we... More

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Santa Fe, NM
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was looking for good restaurant with some interesting menu choices and who uses fresh, seasonal ingredients in which to take 4 business associates from Florida and California. The service was spot on, the boar shoulder was a big hit, and the noise level was just fine. Yes, it's an odd location (which admittedly did cause me some trepidation since... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I wouldn't bother. I read an article in a local paper the day I arrived in Alb and decided that I must try this restaurant. The locals I am staying with weren't so sure, but they gave in and we made a reservation. There is nothing much to write home about at this restaurant and nothing that 'stood out'. The... More

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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I'm from the Mid Atlantic region, and often visit ABQ. The dining scene has been disappointing for me as I could not find food prepared in the style I prefer & presented with thought and uniqueness. On my 4th visit, JJ101 hit the target. I'm pleased to say the menu was diverse and unique. The offerings ranged from several choices... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Jennifer James 101 has really great food, but it is fairly expensive for the quality and in my opinion there are other meals to be had in Albuquerque that are as good or better for less. That said, the service is excellent and the staff knowledgable. The location is kind of odd and it is somewhat isolated from other centers... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Best meal yet on our 3week trip. The menu was perfect it fitted onto 1 a4 sheet . A couple only of nightly specials.. The taste was out of this state. A share plate of local produce, tomato,cheese,beetroot and green pepper superb! I had duck breast on a chili base ...heavenly 👍👍👍👍👍👍 A great wine list ...had a french white... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

On a short visit to Albuquerque and looking for somewhere outside Old Town for a change. This came up and we decidede to give it a try. This was before we found out that the Thursday special menu was an entirely Greek one. As my wife and I go on holiday to Greece almost every year, this was too good... More

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