July 17, 2009
Jack n' Jill's, Santa Monica
My friend and I ended up at Jack n' Jills for a late breakfast/early lunch over the weekend after realizing the place we wanted to eat at was closed. The restaurant is fairly small, with a decent size dining area on the first floor and a smaller dining area upstairs. We put our name on the list and enjoyed a nice cup of complimentary unsweetened tea while we waited.
After they called our names, we placed our orders downstairs at the cash register and were seated upstairs. My friend ordered oatmeal with a side of egg whites, which she said was very good. I ordered the 1/2 sandwich and soup combo for $10.
JNJ Club & Tomato Basil Soup
The JNJ club came with smoked turkey breast, honey cured ham, havarti & Gouda cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato. I took out the extra slice of bread in between each sandwich, which made it much more enjoyable. The bread was toasted perfectly with a nice crunch in every bite. Definitely an enjoyable sandwich, but no wow factor. The tomato basil soup was very flavorful and the fresh basil helped to highlight the great flavor.
Overall, I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the wait staff was very nice and attentive. The two things I tried were good, but nothing special and a bit pricey. I won't be in a hurry to go back as there are many places to try in Santa Monica.
Update: The restaurant now offers online ordering. - 5/2013
Jack n' Jills
510 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Plenty of metered parking, but they fill up quickly.