About Jacob's

Harlem's Finest Soul Food & Salad Bar.

Jacob Restaurant, is the first Black owned and family operated, soul food and salad bar buffet, possessing a huge selection of 42 fresh Southern, Caribbean, and Continental cuisines, all prepared without Trans fats. Since our first year, Jacob recognizably became one of New York’s most affordable, reputable caterers, routinely preparing and delivering foods for organizations, churches, associations, clubs and residents throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

Southern favorites include: crispy fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, potato salad, home-made peach cobbler, corn bread and whole roasted turkey. Jerk chicken, oxtails, curry goat, peas and rice, among Caribbean delights. Continental dishes include: Sesame Asian noodles with vegetables, beef, chicken or shrimp, baked lasagna and baked ziti. Avocado, shrimp, macaroni, asparagus, Greek, Caesar, mushroom and assorted fruit salads, are also available, among many.

The first Jacob, 373 Lenox Avenue location opened May 15, 2009, as a seven day establishment, from 10.00 am to 10:00 pm.

The rapid success of this eatery resulted in the Niang’s second Jacob Restaurant Soul Food and Salad Bar at 2695 Frederick Douglass Boulevard location that opened June 25, 2010, also serving seven days from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Three weeks prior a 2010 Juneteenth Day, fundraiser was held for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Jacob Restaurant Soul Food and Salad Bars currently employs 40 Harlem residents, many who are natives from the U.S.A, Ghana, France, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.

In summary, the trendy Jacob Restaurant Soul Food and Salad Bars:

  • Opens 7 Days Weekly from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Serves fresh, delectable food, affordably at $8.49 - $9.49/lb
  • Dining capacity seats 45, and also provides take out service
  • Provides catering for small and large groups, including: corporations and government agencies view our soul food catering quote online inquiry
  • Restaurant dining room available for private events and parties
  • Dress casual
  • Welcomes tour groups view group reservation inquiry
  • Frequently serves tourists and charter bus customers view group reservation inquiry
  • Great security location to 373 Lenox Avenue @ 129th Street. Just 4 blocks North of 125th St & Lenox, Commercial/Residential, Arts and Culture Strip, with #7, and #101 bus stops in front of Jacob’s Restaurant, and four blocks from #2 and #3 subways @ 125th St. (link show map)
  • Great security location to 2695 Frederick Douglas Blvd @ 143th Stree Just 2 blocks South of 145th St & Frederick Douglas Blvd, Light Commercial/Residential busy area with #10 bus stopping in front of Jacob’s Restaurant, and two blocks from A, B, C, D trains @ 145th St. (link show map)
  • Very clean, cultural, ethnic and artistic dining facility
  • Cordial and pleasant staff
  • Friendly diners
  • Live Friday/Saturday R&B Performances from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, no cover charge
  • Live Sunday Celebrity Gospel/Jazz Performance from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, no cover charge
  • Rare, mesmerizing R&B, Reggae and Gospel legend’s concert plays on Jacob Restaurant’s TV screens daily
  • Donates food to area churches for the community each night, which are:

Metropolitan Baptist Church

151 West 128th – Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.

New York, NY 10027

Friendship Baptist Church

144 West 131st Street

New York, NY 10027

Destiny Worship Center Inc

2266 Fifth Avenue

Suite 403

New York, NY 10037

Mustard Seed Faith Ministries

201 Edgecombe Ave

New York, NY 10030

Downtown Baptist Church

400 Lenox Avenue

New York, NY 10027

We are here to serve you, and make your experience at Jacob Resturant of Harlem a wonderful one. If there is anything that you think we need to do better or maybe even need to start having on the menu please tell us your thoughts...