Glad I went - you should be too!
I went to The Jones on Sunday, 1/18/09 with two friend after reading the CitySearch reviews, and had a great overall experience.
Some notes: overall the food was good. They were out of an appetizer and entree, neither of which I would have ordered, but I'm not a fan of hearing ""before you look at the menu, we're out of this and that.""
The menu changes, and the Sunday night prix fixe menu no longer exists. Our server said that it just flat-out didn't work, so they canned it and went back to the regular menu. The menu on their website wasn't current but it did provide a decent idea of what they'd be serving.
I had the Reuben with fries, and it was good and filling. Not the best I've ever had, but certainly enjoyable. One person in my group had the Tagliata and really enjoyed it, particularly the preparation of the barley risotto. She loves to explore food and cook, and I tend to think that when she commends a preparation, it's deserving of it.
The third in my party had the Caesar salad with chicken - nothing remarkable, but by no means bad.
We split the chocolate terrine dessert, which was a bit underwhelming upon presentation - it's two pieces of swirled chocolate - but certainly didn't disappoint upon tasting. I had forgotten how good sea salt can be with chocolate and this promptly reminded me.
While I only had a glass of wine with dessert, the wine list is lengthy, which surprised me given that they only offer six entrees or so and three or four casual fare dishes. A healthy amount of appetizers as well - I would personally like a bit more balance in the menu choices, or at least more of an explanation as to why what is on the menu is there. Beer and cocktails seemed adequate.
Our waitress was very nice, although she seemed to struggle with refilling our water glasses at times, and one person remarked that she was sharing a bit too much cleavage. I must have missed it.
If you're in the neighborhood, I recommend stopping by The Jones.