Revolutionary War generals famously sent coded messages to their troops within nursery rhymes, which coincided with a spike in baby enlistment. Experience Mother Goose delight of the culinary kind with today’s Groupon, which gets you $20 of country-style American fare and drinks for $8 at Jack n’ Jill’s in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, or Jack n’ Jill’s Too in LA. You must redeem this Groupon within three months.
Jack n’ Jill’s brings hearty, down-on-the-farm meals to the city, within a quaint, family-friendly environment. Generous menus at both the Santa Monica and Beverly Hills locations are full of homemade comfort food that will have you saying things like “ma,” “pa,” and “that cabin's not built out of logs, it's built out of peanut brittle.” At Jack n’ Jill’s, you’ll eat farm-sized portions of the food that made the settlers strong and capable of playing catch with an ox.
The traditional café has rightly earned a reputation as a great breakfast spot. For a burst of morning protein and energy, order the Jill’s combo ($10–$10.50, prices vary by location), a hearty plate of three eggs with honey-cured ham, bacon, pork sausage, turkey, or andouille sausage. If you have a morning sweet tooth, the very blueberry pancakes ($9.45) will brutally silence it. Lunch options include a wide range of salads, such as the Michele ($10.95) with fresh tuna or chicken salad and baby greens, and classic sandwiches such as the barbecue hickory burger ($13) or chicken pesto panini ($10.50–$10.95), made with homemade pesto. The Beverly Hills location is now also open for dinner.
Jack n’ Jill’s Too, the former Creperie, adds the French elegance of the crêpe to Jack n’ Jill’s signature American menu. Favorite savory options include the Choudrant ($10.50), packed with chicken, pancetta, pesto, cheese, and sherry cream sauce. Several sweet crepes tempt the sugar lover, including the cinnamon simple ($6) and decadent German chocolate ($7), with brownie bits, coconut, caramel, and hot fudge. There are also American-made sandwiches, such as the slow-roasted pulled pork ($11.50), which is tender enough to warrant cradling it with motherly affection. Jack n' Jill's too also serves rotisserie chicken and barbecue ($8.50–$20), stuffed potatoes ($9), and pastas ($9–$12) that can be washed down with a selection of coffee and espresso, juice, beer ($6 per bottle), or wine (glasses starting at $6).
- Chef/owner Robert Benson of Jack n’ Jill’s, the popular Beverly Hills breakfast spot, is coaxing more carbs into the Robertson Boulevard diet. While these Franco-flapjacks are skinny and served in an elegant dining room, the portions are gigantic (Benson used to work at Claim Jumper) and drowning in a Jersey cow’s worth of cream. If you’re not in the mood for crepes, the large menu also offers sandwiches, salads and assorted entrees. – Los Angeles Times
Zagat rates Jack n' Jill's Too as excellent, Citysearchers give four solid stars to the Beverly Hills locale, and around 150 Yelpers give Jack n' Jill's Too four stars. The Beverly Hills and Santa Monica locations receive 3.5-star ratings:
- Crepes better than Paris, and sweet potato fries to die for. – JulieM867057, Zagat
- Mini blueberry muffins. Fresh. Hot. Tasty. Melt in my mouth baked goodness. – Marian B., Yelp
- Delicious food!! I'm impressed. One of my favorite breakfast spots. I come here at least once a week before work and the staff is always wonderful. The breakfast panini is wonderful. Everything just tastes so fresh – cascal, Citysearch