Jacob’s Pickles: Diamond in the Rough for Upper West Side Restaurants

What was the most surprising thing about our massive feast the other night at Jacob's Pickles in NYC, which has been open for almost a year now on the Upper West Side? No, it wasn't that our food—ordered from all over the Jacob's Pickles menu—was so good, the huge plates of classic comfort dishes prepared with obvious skill and care.  Truthfully, we've been burned by Upper West Side restaurants so many times over the years that admittedly it was a bit unexpected how much we enjoyed our dinner. Nor was it the funky, almost Brooklyn-y vibe here–what with its craft-beer and growler program, its emphasis on Southern food, it’s house-pickled everything. Although Jacob's Pickles IS way more cool than anything else in the vicinity. 

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