Bordered by cushioned seats, the rich wood and shades of brown gave an overall warm setting to the space. Jar is mostly American cuisine with a bit of Asian touches thrown in. They are known for their pot roasts, so it's safe to say comfort food - with market fresh sides - is their forte. We pretty much skipped on the appetizers and ordered our own steaks with a bunch of sides for the table. I read that the garlic and parsley fries here have won awards, but I feel like I've tasted a similar sort before at other restaurants. I think I only have pictures of the fries, Japanese purple yams, and water spinach but we also ordered the special side of the day: beet greens. We tried 3 desserts: chocolate pudding, butterscotch pudding and a chocolate tart. I was a bit disappointed thinking that "pudding" was going to be a molten lava-like cake, but I was wrong as it turned out to be the more traditional gelatin pudding. Nontheless, the pudding cup looked clean/new after we dug into it. We asked our server to heat up the tart, which was genius in making that hot&cold combo of the ice-cream and the warm chocolate. Take a look at "just another restaurant's" food..
Feb 28, 2009
A few weeks ago, my roommate and I went out to dinner with our good friend Kelsey and her mom. Place of choice: Jar. We didn't know what to expect as none of us had been before; the closest thing I came to was peeping the online menu @ http://www.thejar.com/. When I think of the word jar, the image that comes to mind is a jar full of chocolate chip cookies... Not at Jar. Curious about the name behind the restaurant, I asked our server "Why Jar?" and she replied, "It stands for Just-Another-Restaurant." How clever and how aptly so for LA.