Jacob's Pickles

509 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10024


  • Daily 10am-12am
  • $$; $$$
  • Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Despite the "all pickle" promise of the restaurant’s name, the menu's bedrock at Jacob's Pickles is a series of biscuit-borne sandwiches. The breakfast ones feature eggs, gravy, cheddar, ham, and mushroom gravy; while the more-substantial full meal variety stuff the fluffy, outsize biscuits with friend chicken, bacon, pickle slaw, and fried green tomatoes--creating a gutbomb of mind-boggling proportions, and making these "sandwiches" impossible to eat without a knife and fork. Oh, and as if that weren't enough, they come sided with cheese grits. There are omelets, pancakes, mussels, and seared salmon, as well, but these seem a little forced compared to the southern-food theme. Of course, you can sup entirely on pickles, which are available in myriad varieties in individual servings or ganged up in platters, but one suspects these are intended solely as drinking snacks at this spacious Upper West Side restaurant with a booze menu that overshadows the food. --Robert Sietsema

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