By Shevin Tantula

Suzanne Tracht’s steakhouse redux exudes a well-earned confidence, having stood the test of time as the go-to for meat lovers, a modern spin-off of old-school supper clubs that attracts Hollywood types, hip locals and couples out for a night on the town. While some might consider it sacrilege to pass on one of the tender cuts of beef—and everyone must try the signature pot roast at least once—there’s more to Jar than meat. A sweet Maine lobster cocktail, as well as an updated version of the classic crab Louis with tender white asparagus, are worthy choices to kick off your meal. And the roast salmon with garlic mashed potatoes can compete on the comfort level with any cut of land animal. There’s a good reason why so many New Yorkers have heard of Jar; you’d be hard-pressed to find a more stylish urban experience with the gastronomic goods to back it up anywhere else on Beverly Boulevard—or Madison Avenue, for that matter.

sweet seats

For a great view of the entire restaurant, try to score the corner table of the plush leather L-shaped booth, which runs along the walls of the main dining room.

chew on this

While Jar has certainly become one of the city’s top culinary powerhouses, the restaurant’s name is a modest acronym for “just another restaurant.”


Sun.–Thurs. 5:30 PM–10 PM; Fri.–Sat. 5:30–11 PM
brunch: Sun. 10 AM–2 PM

price range

$21 (chopped sirloin) to $42 (prime filet of beef)