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Bar Jamon - 23 Reviews - 125 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 253-2773

Bar Jamon

125 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
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Bar Jamon - New York, NY


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I discovered this place (like many others) on nights when i could not get a table at Casa Mono around the corner. A tiny room surrounded by wine bottles and shared tables that ar...


A Spanish restaurant called Bar Jamon where you can't get jamon iberico. Welcome to America!

Good tapas, good wine, horrific service 12/14/2009

I've been here many times and really enjoyed the tapas and wine selection. So when I brought a friend from out of town recently I was looking forward to a long, fun evening. We ordered our wine and told the waiter that if space at a table became available we'd like to stay and order tapas as well. Upon which he snapped ""WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE EXPECT??? THIS IS A BAR!!! I AM ASKED THE SAME THING ALL THE TIME!! FORGET IT!!"" I said ""I didn't mean to upset you"" giving him a chance to say, ""no problem"" or apologize for his unprovoked outburst. Instead he huffed off. So we left and I apologized to my guest as well. And then called to apologize to my many friends to whom I have recommended the place. The food may still be good, I wouldn't know and I don't care because I'm never going back. Pros: spanish wine selection Cons: nasty abusive waiters more

Great little tapas place - quick & chic 11/28/2009

I discovered this place (like many others) on nights when i could not get a table at Casa Mono around the corner. A tiny room surrounded by wine bottles and shared tables that are packed - it really feels like Spain. The menu is a board on the wall above the preperation station, and involves mostly different types of spanish jamon, cheese, olives, and classic cold tapas such as pane con tomate and tortillas (don't hold me to spelling). The wine by the glass are served in generous large glasses and are delicious. If you like small packed places that feel like people should be smoking and speak in Spanish... this is it. It has become one of my favorites as either pre-dinner or a light dinner. Pros: Delicious jamon & cheese, atmosphere can't be beat Cons: No warm dishes only cold cuts more

Great place to start your eve 2/22/2009

Great place to get the evening started with one of Mario's fantastic plates. He serves up excellent Spanish style tapas with fantastic cheeses and meats. Pros: Amazing charcuterie, cheeses and wines Cons: Small space more


My husband and I love this place for a cozy, intimate chat, great wine and fantastically fresh tapas plates. Don't go if you're looking for a meal! We find that their selection of cheese, shaved prosciutto, and a variety of other Mediterranean snacks are more than sufficient for a light bite. Why would you want to overkill a great bottle of wine anyway? If you're on a budget, their wine list is not for you. We particularly like to go on Sunday through Wednesday nights, as it's communal tables don't seem so cramped, and we're able to find a cozy nook of two bar stools fairly easy. It's pretty cool that it's used as an overflow or waiting room for Batali's restaurant, ""Casa Mono"" next door, however we like Bar Jamon so much, that every time we make a reservation for Casa Mono, we end up just staying at the wine bar instead. Yes, it's that great! This place is a perfect place for 2 gals wanting to catch up, a first date, an intimate place for any couple, or a fun stop with friends while touring around Manhattan! It truly is a hidden gem, that I wished stayed more of a secret!!! Pros: Fresh food, great wine, cozy ambiance, romantic, great area! Cons: It's almost self-serve, you have to get up to the bar yourself if you want anything. Sometimes hard with cramped space! more

Authentic 3/24/2008

I was born and raised in Madrid, so I write with the background to substantiate my review.... Bar Jamon is typical and authentic! it reminds me of a tapas bar in the middle of Madrid. The staff is great and personable, and the food, wine, and beer are excellent. My wife and I stopped by after a Broadway play, and we were able to find seats right away.\r \r I will stop by next time I am in NY for sure. Pros: Authentic Cons: Can't think of any! more

A Spanish restaurant called Bar Jamon where... 9/4/2007

A Spanish restaurant called Bar Jamon where you can't get jamon iberico. Welcome to America! more

A Spanish restaurant called Bar Jamon where... 9/4/2007

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A Spanish restaurant called Bar Jamon where you can't get jamon iberico. Welcome to America! more

Never disappoints 8/23/2007

Great wine list, crusty bread, and paper-thin slices of excellent melt-in-your mouth jamon. I love this place. Yes, it's a pain when it's crowded (it usually is), but I've always managed to get a seat eventually. Its tiny, intimate size adds to it's charm and the menu and wine list are wonderful. Pros: wine, food Cons: it's tiny and it gets crowded more

Fantastic 7/25/2007

Came here after a bad experience somewhere else. Best decision I have made in a while. Saved my night. Not a good place to go with friends but beautiful nonetheless. Jamon and Pan con tomate were delicious. Simple and elegant and had a delious bottle Montsant. Highly recommended. Pros: Elegant, Food, Service Cons: Small, Pricey more

Great place for a snack and a drink, except when it's crowded! 11/16/2006

This is a great place if you can figure out when the ""off-peak"" hours are. Otherwise, you'll never get a spot. The jamon is great and they have a nice wine list. Fun place to hang out before your reservation at Casa Mono next door. Pros: Good wine and jamon Cons: Too small, too crowded to fit in more

Good spot to grab a bite and a glass of wine 10/16/2006

Love the ham and spanish wine selection. This is my favorite spot to grab a bites and wine before moving on to dinner. It's a little cramped sometimes but there's still a good ambiance. Pros: great spanish wines, ham! Cons: small space, can get crowded more

An experience 6/11/2006

Wow, very impressed with the place. If you enjoy a good bottle of wine and variety this is the palce to go. They offer a wide array of wines which was unrecognizable, but very pleased with our selections. Great prices as well. They wine bar ranged from $40-300 a bottle. Equally impressed with the tapas. They offer great compliments to the wine. The smell of toasted fresh bread smeared with fresh crushed garlic, and tomatoes filled with jamon and iberico cheese. Or the selection of aged Mancego cheese. 6 mos, 9 mos.18mos, Hummm, just want you need when you are relaxing with a bottle of good wine and good friends. Pros: wine, food, atmosphere Cons: crowded seating more

Overpriced for the Quality 4/26/2006

I went there with my father and brother - we are all from Spain - the food was good however the place is really tiny and the cost was downright obscene. They serve wine in little caraffes which are $32 and only hold about 1.5 glasses of wine, so it is essentially $21 PER GLASS of wine. The place is very tiny as well. Pros: Tapas, Spanish staff Cons: Price, Price, Price more

Don't go to this place 2/14/2006

I think this joint suffers from the NY attitude that if it's tough to get in and get a seat, it must be good. I went here with my boyfriend who is from Spain and disappointed doesn't really describe how we felt about the food. The wine was good, but overpriced. In his words ""a bar serving food like this in Spain would have to be closed down."" more

Food is great. 12/14/2005

I've been here a number of times and the food is always exceptional. The place is tiny and always packed, and you have to fight for a seat. more


Rude wait staff. Had to ask three different times for a baguette to eat with the meal, which was overpriced. Had to go home and eat a full meal. more

Relaxing, Refined Nook in Union Square 6/21/2005

Not crowded, not hurried, truly the wine bar that everyone wants to come to, but can't fit in. Very small, 15 stools max. Was not blow away by the wine list, but it was enough to tide my date and myself over with some snacks. If she was a bit more sophisticated, she wouldn't have been impressed with the list, but rather with the clientele and atmosphere. One of the few relaxed places in Union Square. don't go if you are looking to impress on any factor outside of the fact you can have a conversation over wine. Pros: Relaxed Crowd, Wine Impressiveness, Tiny Cons: Price, Stools for seats more

Absolutely Rude and Unprofessional Staff 6/2/2005

Please for your own sake, don't go to this place, the staff members are unwelcoming and don't enjoy their jobs. After a group of my friends and I had one bottle of wine the staff asked us to leave, claiming we were ""intoxicated."" A strange claim considering it was our first bottle of wine and we had each had maybe one glass. We think the real reason we were asked to leave was because the busboy did not like the fact that we moved one chair over so all of our friends could sit down. Instead of explaining this to us he went straight to the bartender who then asked us to leave because we moved a chair! I've lived in NYC my entire life and have never encountered such an unprofessional and ungrateful business. Don't give them your money because they don't care about you or your comfort. Cons: Rude Staff more

Nonplused 3/4/2005

This is something to consider for anyone planning a trip to Bar Jamon. Upon arriving there recently, I found all the seats taken, which I expected, but there was a place to stand at the bar. The bartender informed me the place was full, and the wait was 30 minutes. I was about to order a drink while I waited, but he leaned over the counter and repeated that the place ""IS FULL."" In other words, get lost for a half-hour in the 25-degree weather. I'm confused, if a place doesn't take reservations, cutomers get to wait inside for a table, right? Standing outside, my wife and I saw others get shown the door in the same way. And that's too bad for Bar Jamon, because who'd want to return for that kind of treatment with so many other good restaurants in this city? more

I am Barring Jamon 3/15/2004

I enjoy Tapas very much. I have 2 large problems with the place. First, none of the dishes I had were anything more than average at best, including the Serrano Ham, and some were below average. Secondly, and most obnoxiously, when I asked the bartender to recommend a glass of wine, he offered up what turned out to be $18 glasses!!! Multiplied by 5, you get the picture. That is a no-no in my book. Pros: Social interaction Cons: , Overpriced more
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  • The Scene
    Mario Batali, partner Joe Bastianich and chef Andy Nusser shift gears with Bar Jamon, their first foray into the snacky foods of Spain. The teensy rustic-chic room--attached to...

  • 8/26/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 02:00 AM Friday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Gramercy Park, Midtown