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Jennifer James 101

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4615 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87110
+1 505-884-3860
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Every visit is a treat

We've eaten at Jennifer James 101 several times a year since the restaurant opened. Our most recent visit, like all the others was a lovely evening long food adventure. JJ101 (as we locals call it) represents a real food point of view. Jennifer James likes fresh local ingredients; slightly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kate C
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New Mexico
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New Mexico
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've eaten at Jennifer James 101 several times a year since the restaurant opened. Our most recent visit, like all the others was a lovely evening long food adventure. JJ101 (as we locals call it) represents a real food point of view. Jennifer James likes fresh local ingredients; slightly humorous takes on old standards like chick pea fries, a fairly... More 

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Thank Kate C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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283 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Driving up to this place, you wouldn't think it would be anything special. It's right next store to a hamburger joint where you can throw darts. But hidden behind the doors is a great little gem. Seating is limited, so make reservations. The menu options were comforting foods with a refreshing spin on them. Our wait staff was attentive and... More 

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Thank Chris L
Los Angeles
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Took a friend for dinner at this rather hipster chic diner-looking place in a retro setting. Exclusive comfort food, with a nice nod to vegetarians as well. Friend had scallops and risotto (wonderful); I tried to stay sensible and did exclusively vegetarian (with a deviled egg smuggled in there somewhere). Locally sourced vegetables. Chocolate shots for dessert.Very, very nice service.... More 

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Thank xtacine
Huntsville, Alabama
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Four couples ate here the last of October. The service was very good, and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The food was well prepared and not the run-of-the-mill selections.

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Thank AL_Pete
Cupertino, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We make a point of dining at Jennifer James 101 every time we visit Albuquerque. The service is excellent, the food has a uniqueness and we have never been disappointed . Diners can watch the chef and her kitchen crew from most of the seats...a show of Jennifer's true dedication to her craft.

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Thank Susan B
Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had dinner for four here and everyone loved every dish. The entrees were delicious and attractively served. Service was excellent. A bottle of Oregon pinot noir went perfectly with our meals. The menu is varied and interesting.

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Thank Terry R
Toronto, Canada
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167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

There were six of us gathered at Jennifer James 101 on a Wednesday night. Several of us had appetizers of the heritage tomatoes and half servings of the shrimp and grits. Everything was superb. One of our group had the steak that was an addition. It was more than enough for her so several of us took single slices of... More 

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Thank BandB-1508
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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272 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Met friends for dinner here on a recent weekend evening. Jennifer James 101 is a small, 'gourmet' restaurant with a fairly limited menu but all the items are specialty. Our party of 6 had a very nice meal, but the noise level was bad. The restaurant is small and popular and was completely full, and we could barely hear each... More 

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Thank gypsyuno
Saint Augustine, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We ate here for the third time, and all three meals have been of similar quality. At the most recent visit we reserved a special 3-course Thursday dinner, which must be done in advance. All three courses were based on carrots, of all things - who would ever think of doing something like that?! Well, surprisingly enough, the meal was... More 

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Thank rwdsquared
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This place has been on my bucket list for years. I finally had an opportunity to go when I won a Super Bowl bet(go Patriots, even if you are cheaters). We went on a Thursday night and took advantage of the $25 Thursday night supper which happened to be a NE Clambake(appropriate since I'm from Boston). The meal started w... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4615 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-884-3860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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