Ja' Grill Hyde Park
We had jerk ribs, honey wings,jerk catfish and oxtails. All very delicious. The Blueberry Gin Smash was quite tasty, too!
Great place for lunch in Hyde Park. Wide selection of traditional Jamaican dishes with a fun vibe and laid back atmosphere.
This was my first time at Ja'Grill and I enjoyed my food which came out pretty quickly, but what I didn't like was how long it took the waitress to return to take our drink orders initially. Also the seating is so close that it is hard to move around or get to and from your seat.
It was too small for the crowd of people. The oxtail dinner was way overpriced. The noise level was high but i guess it was because it was small. It was an okay place
The food did not taste like authentic Jamaican cuisine and the waiter's manners/service was below average.
Really enjoyed myself here. The music, ambiance, and vibe was great! Would definitely go back here for sure! The punch and plantains were my favorite!
My friend talked about it all weekend. She was so impressed
I enjoyed the food and the service was great. The place is small and overcrowded. Not enough room table.
Enjoyed every bit of the place and food. Great atmosphere.
Other than the very bland Jerk Shrimp app and a little slow service (she def made up for it with her smile and energy) the meal, restaurant, and night were amazing!
Over all good experience, Service was a little slow, took a very long time before the waitress to come and take our order. The portion sizes were great, but the overall flavor was a little bland. Thought I didnt order a cocktail, the drink menu was great and reasonably priced. I'd come back for a drink at the bar, but not to dine.
Wonderful ambiance. Very nice staff!!
The restaurant and service is good. The noise level was a bit much
While we frequent this establishment often, this past visit just did not meet our expectations. The lamb chops are usually my favorite, but this time they were rubbery. The lemon drops and rum punch drinks were great as well and our server was very pleasant. I think it was the fact that one guest (that happened to be part of a group at the pub style tables next to our table) decided to lay down on the floor and do some sort of roll, as if he was giving a play by play of a football play. That was not okay to me- maybe at a park or beach, but definitely not dining out. None of the staff seemed to mind, so maybe it was the owner or something.
Should state it’s a sports bar. Food was very tasty. I’ll go back but not on a football night
Excellent service , food was great I ordered the House signature dish jerk chicken(wings) with rice and plantains . Very flavorful. The server was great ! Clean restaurant.i would like to paper towels in restroom , I saw a customer walk out with washing his hands and he opened the door lol I was not gonna grab the handle luckily someone walked in I didn’t have to touch the door .
I’ve dined at your establishment and received enjoyable results. Based on past experiences, Accompanied by coworkers, I elected to give Ja Grill another opportunity and to allow my coworkers to enjoy great food. Unfortunately, this visit was below average. Definitely not the wow factor I anticipated. The noise level was max loud and the temperature of the food was edible but not at the temperature that one would consider hot. Not a fan of returning food, therefore I tried to make the best of it.
Based on my latest experience, I won’t rave to Ja Grill any time soon.
Great food and decent service.
The food was great worth going back again the next time I'm in Chicago!
As always it was enjoyable
Good was delicious. Was seated right away. Got a free drink when we sat down for their 5th anniversary which was really cool.
I OFTEN FREQUENT JA'GRILLE. IT'S SEEMED AS IF IT'S ALWAYS SOME ISSUE WITH THE SEATING, THE STAFF, TABLES ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER. ONE VISIT YOUR FOOD IS EXCEPTIONAL WHILE THE NEXT VISIT IT'S HORRIBLE. IT'S NOT CONSISTENT.
LAST SATURDAY WE WAITED APPROXIMATELY AN HOUR FOR OUR FOOD, WE WERE IGNORED BY WAITRESS, THE PERSON WHO BROUGHT OUR FOOD TO US, WHEN IT FINALLY ARRIVED WENT FROM TABLE TO TABLE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHOSE FOOD WAS IT. PLEASE KNOW THAT THE SAME INCIDENT HAPPENED TWO WEEKS PRIOR. SEVERAL WAITER WERE DELIVERING FOOD TO THE WRONG TABLE. WELL BY THE TIME WE RECEIVED OUR FOOD IT WAS PASSED AROUND ABOUT THREE TABLES WHEN THE GENTLEMAN FINALLY WENT BACK TO THE KITCHEN AND GAVE IT TO US. WE POLITELY WALKED OUT. WE ARE VERY CONSCIOUS OF WHAT WE EAT AND HOW OUR FOOD IS BEING HANDLED.
Great food, excellent cocktails, a little noisy.
Had a great time and were seated fairly quickly with our reservation, despite it being busy. Good food, fun ambiance, great drinks.
Service is consistently lackluster
Wedding anniversary weekend
Paris was our server and was very pleasant. I've been to Ja'Grill a few times and they never disappoint.
The food was good. Everything was cooked with awesome seasoning. The waiter, Michael, was very attentive and helpful. Be ready to eat when you order because the food comes out fast. My favorite was the jerk catfish and the cabbage.
We loved everything about it, the food was bomb and the drinks were bomb too. We will definitely go back!
Best restaurant in Hyde Park to spend your weekend nights with friends and family-!
We arrived 5 minutes prior to our scheduled reservation and were told to stand next to the female restroom until we could be seated. We were finally seated 20 minutes later and did not have waiter approach us until 15 minutes later after I spoke with a busboy. Nevertheless the meal was outstanding as usual, but the service lowered our level of satisfaction with customer service.
Great food!!!! Will visit again when I’m in Chicago.
We visit when in Chicago. The food is always wonderfully authentic. Looking forward to the next visit already!
Food prices drastically increased but portions decreased.
The food wasn't that good, however the service that Roxie/Roxy provided which was our server, was oooohmazing. I was so amazed at how she worked the room without one complaint, she was the ONLY server that evening. She smiled the entire time and NEVER complained once and came around a few times to check on my table. Hell, I was tired just watching her work. I would definitely return and maybe order something else on the menu. My hat truly goes off to Ms. Roxie/Roxy
My recommendations would strictly be based upon my support for black owned business’s
Brought a friend for the first time and she really was pleased. Both of our dishes were delicious! She had the jerk shrimp and I had the ox tail. Yummy, highly recommend.
This restaurant was some place I haven’t been since moving from Chicago and I love spicy food, so I gave it a try. It did not disappoint and the cabbage was delicious.
The service was horrible!! I made a reservation. When we arrived the hostess was sitting down and looked up to find me standing in front of her. She continued sitting down until I told her we had a reservation. She then went to the computer screen and pulled up our names. Really? Stand up and do your job boo. There were only aisle tables. I requested a different table. After waiting 25 minutes a booth table became available, it seated two, however there was an open table next to it. They could’ve easily pushed the table together to accommodate our party of three. They refused citing they could not push them together because they have to clean two table instead of one. 🤨 while we waited for another table we asked to order drinks, we asked. No one came to take our drink order. I finally flagged down a worker and asked to order drinks. Once our drink order was placed we waited another 20 minutes for our drinks. After being seat, over an hour after our reservation time, we ordered our appetizers and soft drinks. Appetizers took a long time to come. Then once the entrees came out the served in person in our party then brought the past to entrees five minutes later. I kept having to wave down out waiter. I asked for dessert three times to two different people. Once I received the check with the tip it was $175. TALK ABOUT OVERPRICED. This was for three people. The food was good but I doubt I’ll be back. Horrible service and overpriced food nope. Y’all can keep that.