Sure, it’s been around a while but I think it’s worth reminding FTCers that the place still exists and still puts out solid food. We’d set our sights on Chi Spacca but couldn’t get a reservation at a time that worked for everyone involved.
Jar was the fallback. Love the room - classy and low key. Solid steaks if not at the level of Wolfgang’s et al. Had the bone-in New York and perhaps the best onion rings in recent memory. Drinks - a couple of Moscow mules and two glasses of Preston of Dry Creek Zin. Service was efficient and friendly. The place was maybe half-full at 8 pm.
Hadn’t been in a couple of years and perhaps won’t be back for a few but it’s good to know they’re out there as a meat-centric option.
tried going a couple of years ago and it was packed. even for a seat at the bar, there was a wait. i wonder if their cream corn is still as good as i remember…
Always solid, great service and a wonderful restaurant. Thanks for the reminder!
I wish Jar still had the Apple Bread Pudding dessert (with housemade vanilla ice cream).
I have been a big fan since Jar opened but, sadly, rarely get there anymore since I started working in OC a few years ago. On Sunday evenings, they have a fried chicken dinner and, for the Summer, on Tuesdays offer a 3 course lobster dinner for $55 that changes every week,
I love Jar. I used to eat there a lot with my family. Later, my friend was a bartender there, and sometimes the chefs would bring me little things to try when I stopped by for a drink. I need to revisit that place.
Carlito’s Gardel is another one that should be mentioned along these lines.
Sadly, we were so stuffed we had no room left for dessert.
Good to see Ipswich clams on the menu. I had fried clams there years ago before they were trendy in L.A. They might not have sold well at the time, because they were dropped from the menu. I remember people were crazy for the braised meats. We’ll have to stop by again. Thanks.
I know the owner, Suzanne Tracht. She’s a very nice person. If you asked, she might reinstate the Apple Bread Pudding. Personally I really like their ice cream sundae and their banana cream pie.
Putting together a group dinner for early Saturday eve. A few won’t want to pay the $10 valet. Beverly Blvd is usually better than most for street parking. Does anyone recall the parking situation?