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Mar 16, 2010 06:45 PM

JAR - 30% off

I took the coupon deal.

I've never been.

Spent a few moments reading about the food that's served - a distressing report of what's served is what comes up.

Should I take advantage of my 30% off, or forget about a jarring experience?

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  1. I am surprised you read bad things, toitoi. Jar has good food, generally, Where is the coupon available? I'd take that deal for sure.

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      It's the Blackboard Eats/LA mailing list coupon you get as a free member. I signed up a few weeks ago, and I think it's worth the ten seconds of your time and spam-free results.

      I have never been to Jar, either, but when I read their description, I thought it sounded GREAT! (I didn't take the coupon, though, because I don't have the time and the means for dining out at the moment.)

    2. I've only been there once for brunch and it was so unspecial and unmemorable that I forgot I went there just a couple of years ago. I also felt that the decor was a bit too serious; I prefer pricier restaurants to be more visually interesting, so that dining isn't just about the food but rather as a whole experience.

      1. Not sure why you found what JAR serves to be "distressing" (personally, I love the menu and how the food is prepared) but, for what it is worth, it placed 23 [15 in the over $25 category] in the 2009 Chowhound poll on this Board:

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        1. re: New Trial

          It's not what they serve that distressed me, it's what I read on Chowhound and Yelp that caused my comment.

        2. To be honest, I wasn't blown away -- however, that doens't mean its not good! I jumped at the discount and will use it soon. I definitely recommend the brasises over the steak. Also a huge fan of the duck fried rice.

          1. toitoi,
            you already missed Valentino's 30% off, now you missing Jar's?
            Well, let's hope third time's your charm.

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            1. re: RicRios


              I haven't missed Valentino, I have the coupon,

              I haven't missed Jar, I have the coupon.

              Getting my charming butt to them is all that's really needed.

              1. re: toitoi

                Give me a buzz, we put together a team, let's face the challenge.