So, I haven't been to JA in 5 years. I used to post all the time on CH about it, I used to go quite a bit. I have no reason for staying away so long? I am kicking myself tonight for missing out...
A friend from CA was visiting and he wanted a great meal so I suggested JA. We sat in the bar area ( last time I was there Peter was still bartending ) I was so happy to see my favorite salad was still on the menu: the warm mozzarella/prosciutto. It was absolutely fantastic. For dinner I had the ricotta gnocchi with mushrooms. Delicious. For dessert I ordered the flourless chocolate cake but instead of vanilla home made ice cream I switched to the mint. That mint ice cream was just about the most freshest, lightest, most flavorful thing I have tasted. I cant stop thinking about it.
I know there have been a ton of reviews in the last 5 years good AND bad, but if you haven't been in a while - give it a try.
I recently went to the new Café Adam location. I had been to the old one 2 times and really enjoyed it. The new location is gorgeous. They really did a good job. I sat at the bar and had a specialty cocktail made up of rum and juice and a bunch of ingrediants I didn't know with coconut "foam" on top. TASTY. we had a couple appetizers at the bar and everything was really good. the place is $$$$ but for a special occasion so worth it.
Last but not least The Gypsy Joynt...which I really was hesitant about for a couple years. My sister finally dragged me there last spring. The menu is huge, and I have been there 5 x now and have ordered the same thing every time. It sounds disgusting, but I find myself craving it all the time. Lentil burger with mozzarella, peanut butter, and bacon jam. Holy crap, to die for. Everything is super fresh & home made. I'm not in love with the fact you order at a counter and bus your own table, but the prices are extremely reasonable.