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About Permanently Closed - Jolie's
This restaurant is permanently closed. American comfort food served in an beautiful casual space. From our walnut topped bar, oak wood floors, to our inviting outdoor seating you will feel transported to Manhattan without the commute. Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner as well as home baked desserts sets this restaurant apart from the rest of the county. Allergy friendly, many gluten free options!
New City, NY 10956
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11 am - 9 pm, Tuesday -Sunday 9 am - 10pm, weekend brunch served both Saturday & Sunday, breakfast served until 4 pm every day. Early bird dinner served Monday - Thursday 4pm - 6 pm
Little Tor Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
After our appetizers our food took almost an hour to come out. We were 4 people - 3 people got their meals and the 4th person had to wait almost 10 minutes to be served plus one part of that person's meal was late to come out. Prices for the SMALL meals was high -- prices for specials were not announced. This was a very disappointing experience.
We went to Jolie's for Mother's Day Brunch. I use a walker and found it very difficult to maneuver through the outdoor dining area with the walker. Patrons were very courteous and had no issues with moving and making way for me in both the outdoor area and the very narrow walkways between tables inside. Food was very good, although the waiter had many tables to work and was rather slow getting back to us. They were very busy though and I'm sure that played a large part of the service issues. We would definitely go back though.
I booked a reservation at Jolie's on Mother's Day for 10:15. we arrived promptly at 10:15 only to find that, not only weren't we going to get a table at our reservation time, but we were going to have to wait an additional 20 minutes just to be seated. Now while this is certainly a pain in the you-know-what, I have to admit that once we were seated the food was excellent! This is probably why it was so busy. So in sum, go there because the food is awesome, but be prepared to wait sometimes because of the crowds.
I feel that this place is in the wrong town and doesn't get the support it deserves. As a west jester resident I can think of a million places where this restaurant would thrive. The food is always fresh. The take on comfort foods and classic dishes infused with new and fun flavored and ingredients is second to none. You can tell a lot of care and experience goes into this food and I cannot rave enough about the consistency. Every time I go it is just as good, if not better than the last.
Excellent food choices. Each dish had an individual flavor unique to the main ingredient. Sea bass cooked just right with broccoli and pine it risotto. Crab cake over a veggie medley and tilapia sautéed with veggies and roasted potatoes.
Definitely will go again and again.
My husband and I are new to the area and seeking chef owned and operated restaurants.
My simple cheeseburger was not cooked to order and had to be sent back to the kitchen twice which set up a bad dining experience for the both of us.
The owner apologized with the excuse that his new chef was not used to his equipment yet.
This place is not what we were looking for.
I have been many times and will continue to go back. Joel, the owner and chef, is fantastic and usually there at the restaurant working in the kitchen. The food is fantastic. I have tried many of the dishes and have yet to be disappointed. The Brunch and dinner menu are different and both are great so I encourage you to try both.
The food is always wonderful. It comes out of the kitchen hot and only the freshest ingredients are used. The chef always comes out to make sure that everything is good. My daughter has allergies and will talk with her about the dishes and how he can adjust them for her.
This was the 4th visit to this restaurant for my wife and I. Each time we go we cannot believe the freshness of the items. The shrimp cocktail was so fresh the cracked when you bit them.
Although I normally would have had the Meatloaf wrapped in bacon I chose to go for the scallops over the Parmesan Polenta, which is to die for.
My wife has enjoyed the Maple glazed pork chops but went for the stuffed tilapia, which she loved. Topped off by great service!
When a customer comes in for the first time I view how considerate a restaurant is as to where they seat them, especially when it isn't crowded. The owner/chef(?) chose to seat us near the kitchen doors. Bad idea. We ordered the hummus as an appetizer. It was very tasty but very salty. We chose not to drink so we stuck with just water. We had a salad to start and, to me, the dressing had a hint of rancidity. The owner showed us a crab cake dish if we chose to order it. It looked wonderful so we did. My wife ordered the roasted chicken with mashed potatoes. The crab cake looked better than it tasted. The chicken was dry, tasteless and the brown mystery sauce was equally flat. In my opinion, it felt that the owner spent a lot of time outside of the kitchen rather than looking after the food being cooked. For a pricey meal without alcohol we did not have a pleasant experience. And for that I would not return to Jolie's.
I have resisted the urge to review this restaurant as I didn't want a small sample to skew my opinion. But after dozens of trips here with friends and family I can say without hesitation that this is the best restaurant in Rockland County. Hands down. I try to have different items and I have sampled at least half the offerings. I have yet to have anything that was not fabulous or that I wouldn't order again and recommend. I'm not one to go on and on but I could talking about Jolie's. You must try it. You will not regret it.
We recalled reading a write-up about Jolie's in the local newspaper. It came to mind as some place new to try. We are very glad we did! The outstanding Chorizo mac & cheese was recommend by the wait staff. Pork chops were tender and juicy. Mom ate all of her blackened Salmon. The Peanut butter and Banana roll made the meal.
Plus it was quiet, so we could have a normal conversation!
From the outside, it looks like a store in a strip mall. Walk in and the warm decor sets the tone. Dark colors, warm wood tables, tin ceiling. The menu is not large - have been there fore brunch, lunch and dinner - but it is varied. There is something for everyone. The food is very good - from the salads, to the pancakes and sandwiches, the mac and cheese and the fish. My husband had the meatloaf wrapped in bacon - it looked amazing. The mashed potatoes were also great. Have not had a bad meal here.
We tried this restaurant a year ago. The pasta sauce was way too salty. I could hardly eat it. And the waiter forgot my order so I had to watch everyone else eat until mine came. There are not that many good restaurants in Rockland County so last weekend, we decided to give them another try, hoping they had just had a bad day. Once again, my food was way too salty. And my husband ordered a steak medium rare. It came well done. They were very gracious about cooking another but he had to wait while the rest of our group ate their dinner. We like the atmosphere and really wanted them to succeed. But they just cannot seem to get things right. We will not be back.
We tried Jolie's on account of the other online reviews which were largely very positive. Our food was good; not "off the charts," but solid and flavorful. That's about the extent of the positive things I can say however. To say that the service was poor is a gross understatement. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation time on a busy Friday night, and were told by the hostess that our table was almost ready. There was no room at the crowded bar in the tiny bistro space, so we waited outside. Luckily it was a nice night. She even brought us drinks, which was most welcomed. Sounds good right ? Twenty five minutes later, and still no table. When I inquired why another group of four had been seated ahead of us, I was told that "they are regulars and they spoke with (the hostess') boss--presumably the bartender. If you're into that kind of thing (being treated like a second class diner), Jolie's is for you! Once we finally were seated (30 minutes late), we could barely get water or bread let alone service as there was only one server for 17 tables. Yes, you read that right. When we spoke with the chef later he told us he had a server call out and there was "a local high school graduation." I understand that stuff happens but clearly there was a lack of planning and corners cut. Jolie's had potential, but as the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression.
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