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The JakeWalk

282 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231
at Sackett St.
347-599-0294

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8
"Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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The best wine and cheese place in the city

By Wes_Siler on 12/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Jakewalk has quickly become my favorite bar in the entire city. I grew up partially in France so my standards for wine, cheese, cold meats and things are very high, but Jakewalk routinely exceeds the quality of food and drink I get at home, for close to the same prices. Even the bread is good, not something you'll typically find on this side of the Atlantic. The vibe is laid back and friendly. No reservations, so you're better off coming in small groups or as a couple as it does get busy during peak hours. They rent the place out for large groups, which is likely your best option if you're bringing 17 people. Otherwise, stay in Jersey and visit the Olive Garden, I hear they have free bread sticks.

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85 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful, unostentatious elitism

By David_Edelstein on 4/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Will your wine horizons be broadened? Perhaps--but more important you'll quaff superb stuff. And the spirits are excellent, too. The cocktails are off-the-beaten path and will send you lurching from same. Any city that has a Jake Walk is a lucky place.

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69 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

Brooklyn moves slower, get used to it

By jonathannyc on 11/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Whaaa, wait, just read the posted review of this and i need to intervene here. If you want to talk wine with the owner, you will have an hour conversation. Perhaps the service isn't as zippy as a Manhattan fast food, but c'mon, get a clue. We slow down out here. The wine selection is unique and interesting, lot of fun pairing their tapas portioned options as well.

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94 out of 176 people found this review helpful.

fun

By brbyars on 12/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

i am sorry, if you expect to bring 17 people to a place that maybe holds 30 and get faster-than-light services then you're crazy. if you complain that a place's vibe is too friendly and neighborhoody and worry that the bartender isn't paying enough attention to you based on how much your check is, then you're an asshole.

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84 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

The staff is awful!

By AmandaG on 10/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I'll say this, it's hard to comment on food that you haven't eaten because the wait staff is too busy treating you like garbage when they should be taking your order. Not only were we totally ignored, it wasn't due to other customers, but rather friends of the staff that were hanging out, socializing at the bar and most likely being comped for everything they were served. And I find it awfully amusing that our waitress was perfectly happy to settle for a pathetic $54 mandatory (20% added automatically for parties over 8) gratuity on a table of 17 people with a check total of $326! They could have easily tripled that check total AND, had we been treated with any form of respect, been tipped generously over what was already guaranteed to her.

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