We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Calico Jack's

££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
800 2nd Ave, New York City, NY
+1 212-557-4300
Website
Today
11:30 - 04:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 04:00
Sat 15:30 - 04:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 38: English reviews
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
207 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mexican food was fresh and prepared well. The bar area filled up with 20-something professionals around 6:00 pm. If you're in that group, this would be a good place to meet people. Drink prices are standard for the City, which means high. A bit understaffed for the size of the crowd, so wait service in the dining area was not... More 

Helpful?
Thank ObservantGuest
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Nice pit stop for drinks/food with friends.Overall great vibe friendly people.You could watch the games while enjoying a cocktail and wings

Helpful?
Thank Toya W
Texas
Level Contributor
172 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Wanting just a snack and some time to rest my feet close to the hotel I stopped in for guacamole and chips. I wolud have done better to buy snacks at the drugstore. Stale chips with uninspired salsa and guacamole that tasted frozen.

Helpful?
1 Thank Spasister
Peterhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This was close to our hotel and a nice place to catch a beer after a day of sightseeing and shopping!

Helpful?
Thank Craigewan
Romford
Level Contributor
470 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

We dined here whilst visiting New York. We checked out a few places before choosing this and were extremely glad that we picked this one. The restaurant was quite busy and in consequence the noise level almost defeaning. Why do Americans have to shout at each other when they are dining?? We were served by the very efficient Victoria and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rojo447
Staten Island, New York
Level Contributor
129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Went this past weekend on my birthday (Saturday night). They have a deal that birthday person drinks free from 9pm-2am, and their friends have $25 open bar from 9pm-12am that includes domestic beer, wine, well drinks and margaritas. Sounds like a fantastic deal in NYC, right? Not worth it. Got there and got in with no problem. Got our wristbands,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Toni-ann C
New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Let me premise my review by stating that Calico Jack's and McFadden's (located in the adjacent space) provide certain happy hour specials around 5:00 PM every day which convert the restaurants to a commuter club/bar (proximity to Grand Central). This review only addresses the lunch crowd. The service and food at Calico Jack's is great for a lunch time venue.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Matthew D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

The food is great and very very large portions. The bad news is that the service is not that great. The waiters tend to forget you are there, sitting, waiting for them to wait your table. The rest is ok: mojitos are a must and great to visit after office, on Fridays.

Helpful?
Thank Mariana R
Annapolis
Level Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

My friend and I were in NYC for a seminar involving the UN. We walked a few blocks looking for a quick place to eat. It was a Monday night when the Buffalo Bills had to replay their snowed out game. The first place we tried was all booked up with reservations to watch the game. Next spot was Calico... More 

Helpful?
Thank rtchur
Springfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch before we toured the UN. Reasonable food...typical fare. Waitress was very busy with a full house. Drinks and food were still quick and you can't beat the $3 Margharita!

Helpful?
Thank George V

Travellers who viewed Calico Jack's also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Calico Jack's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 04:00
Thursday
11:30 - 04:00
Friday
11:30 - 04:00
Saturday
15:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 2nd Ave, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-557-4300

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Calico Jack's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighbourhood