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Anyone been to the restaurant Jane in the village?

jrmd Jan 31, 2008 12:22 PM

Comments appreciated.

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    gekko RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 12:31 PM

    Yep, several times for weekend brunch. Excellent.

    Unfortunately I can't comment on other meals ... I think of Jane as a great brunch spot.

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      Lucia RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 12:32 PM

      Yep--it's good for brunch and dinner. Food isn't anything spectacular or revelatory, but it's consistent and reasonably priced.

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        small h RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 12:43 PM

        Dissenting opinions, mine included.


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          PhishFoodie RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 03:03 PM

          Had a great brunch there not long ago. Had lunch there a few weeks ago, and while the food was great, service was severly lacking in our waiter. The rest were everywhere and helping people.

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            cimui RE: jrmd Jan 31, 2008 03:16 PM

            I used to live right by there and go frequently -- once every two weeks or so.

            Lucia describes it well. It has solid, consistently good food, decent wines by the glass, is an accessible place for non-adventurous eaters, it's low key, and you can almost always walk in without a reservation for dinner (though it's more crowded at brunch). So all in all, it's a good neighborhood restaurant: not somewhere I go out of my way to visit, but somewhere I like rolling into when I happen to be in the neighborhood.

            For the record, I've never once had bad service, there, though it can be a little harried during brunch hours. Perhaps it's just one bad egg.

            1. amysep RE: jrmd Feb 1, 2008 04:29 AM

              I completely agree with everything said here - it's consistently good, not spectacular, and their service isn't sometimes on par. Their brunch was great (very good bloody mary's and other brunch cocktails) and I've had lunch their which was delicious and I felt sufficient full for the price. I'd recommend it - depending on what you're looking for. amy @ http://www.neverfull.wordpress.com

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                cimui RE: amysep Feb 1, 2008 06:01 AM

                Mmm... Love those bloody Marys.

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                jusfonzin RE: jrmd Feb 1, 2008 08:49 AM

                Great brunch. Try Deborah on Carmine Street. It's owned by the same people -- more low key.

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                  Lucia RE: jusfonzin Feb 1, 2008 08:50 AM

                  Deborah is independently owned by its chef and her partner. Deborah is not owned by the same people as Jane. But, I do agree that brunch at Deborah is quite good.

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                    petitechoux RE: Lucia Feb 1, 2008 09:52 AM

                    The people behind Jane own The Smith, which has consistently good food and an easy-going vibe. Also a fun spot for brunch or a casual dinner.

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                  emiliaeast RE: jrmd Feb 1, 2008 10:23 AM

                  I LOVE Jane! It is my "go to" when I have no other ideas. The food is always very solid and I am addicted to the Salmon Burger. The Smith (their new place in the east village) is really great too...

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