This Caribbean oasis brings liveliness and island flavors to two NYC locations. Its double frontage in Soho includes a diner featuring wall-hung album covers of Jamaican musicians; a private dining room graced with pictures and personal belongings of Jamaican-born singer Grace Jones; and an adjacent Jerk Shack and a juice bar with beverages by Melvin Major Jr. Its 7A East Village outpost has an extensive Rum Bar selection and menus extending from brunch, lunch and dinner to late-night eats, fitting in with the neighborhood’s nocturnal buzz.
At a Jamaican restaurant, the focus is on flavor, not frills. Yet New Yorkers don’t need to take a trip to the islands to experience the best spiced and slow-cooked West Indian food. From hole-in-the-wall joints to dressed-up surroundings, Jamaican restaurants throughout the boroughs are dishing up stewed, jerked and curried recipes reflecting this culinary heritage. Start your foodie New York staycations with some of the best dishes at these Jamaican restaurants.
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