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“Great dinner on a night when local residents lost power”

Jakes Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #9 of 135 Restaurants in Flemington
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Jake's Restaurant & Bar opened in Hunterdon county 1991. Chef William Kinslow has been bringing a sophisticated dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Jake's Restaurant and Bar offers many fine food beer and wine selections.Jake's offers two rooms, the casual bar with 8 TVs and the white-tabled clothed dining room. The same menu is served in both rooms. Jake's specializes in fresh seafood and great steak. The Jake's Steak, a 12oz. Cajun prime rib, has been a customer favorite for years. While the Lobster Mac n' Cheese is a new addition, that is becoming a crowd favorite. In addition, Jake's offer pasta dishes, salads and burgers. All food can be matched with Jake's award winning wine list. Jake's has received the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 8 years in a row. The bar has 15 beers on tap, and over 50 different bottled beers.
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We lost power during the Nor'easter storm, so it was off to Jake's for dinner. Of course, everyone else without power went out too. We heard there would be a 30-40 minute wait, but we everyone seemed to be seated after about 10-15 minutes.

We each had the knife and fork burgers. They were pretty large and came on a bed of sautéed spinach and a side dish. I went for asparagus, my wife got the sweet potato fries. It was great.

Service was smooth,despite the crowds. The stuff we're busy, but still smiling. They kept plenty of water at the tables.

Were there negatives. No. They had power. We had dinner!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We've been to Jake's several times and have always enjoyed our meal. The service is always excellent. The staff is friendly, professional, and well trained. Some of the standouts in our eyes are Chicken Francaise, the burgers, and the buffalo chicken tenders. We are looking forward to trying the prime rib and the schnitzel as we've heard good things about both. We are so glad to have a place nearby that we can always count on for great food and excellent customer service!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Had a nice Christmas Eve dinner with family. Food was excellent as was the service. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Jake’s (11/11) – Second Time Fairs No Better Than the First
This was only my second time here. Luckily, we made reservations in advance for 7:00pm because on this Saturday night the bar was in overflow mode as was the wait line for a table.

I was just as unimpressed this time as the last time. The chopped Mediterranean salad ($10 - Romaine, tomatoes, peppers, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, feta) was very small and more minced than chopped. I would have been better eating it with a spoon than a fork. It lacked any real flavor from the dressing and had only scant traces of feta cheese. The waitress disappeared so I could not even ask for more dressing.

The ale battered fish & chips ($19 - skin-on fries and vegetable slaw, remoulade) was average. The batter had no trace of a distinctive flavor but the three pieces of fish were cooked perfectly. The chips were very good, not over salted and crisp. The coleslaw was all vinegar and really a turnoff.

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1  Thank MrOcho
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped in for dinner after passing this place for years. The bar was your basic local almost sports bar with multiple TV's. With all the live sports available, it was odd to see one TV broadcasting classic UFC match highlights. The inside seems to go on forever with a dining area as well. The service was prompt and efficient. Drinks and food came up quick. We were not rushed, but this was not a take your time kind of meal. As for the food, it was just ok. The prime rib was only fair. It was not tender nor flavorful. I expected much more giving is was not inexpensive, being $26 for the 10 oz cut. They did have plenty of drink options at the bar. If I try it again, I will stick to pub grub versus fine cuisine.

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