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Jonathan Waxman's Jams Is Reincarnated in Midtown

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Take a look around the new iteration of New York's all-time favorite California cuisine restaurant.

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The original Jams was all about blue jeans, white tablecloths, Champagne, roasted chicken, juicy cabs, red peppers, caviar, creme faiche, and cocaine in the bathrooms. It was California cuisine served with a side of New York sizzle, and diners of a certain generation couldn't get enough of it.

Earlier this week, Jonathan Waxman opened a new version of the restaurant on the ground floor of the new 1 Hotel Central Park. The menu includes some of the classics plus dishes that are full-stop 2015, like spiced nuts, a fancy-pants burger, a kale salad with anchovy dressing, and a bacon cheeseburger. Here's a look around the space. If you happen to stop by this weekend, let us know what you think. Also, if you were lucky enough to go to the original Jams, please feel free to share any remembrances of that restaurant in the comments. Here's the menu:



1414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

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