Jimmy's An American Restaurant by Carole B. at InsiderPages
Cache-Cache, Campo di Fiori, & Jimmy's are separately owned but share a courtyard. Jimmy's is one story above the others & so overlooks both that courtyard as well as Smuggler Mountain. I love the ambiance...homey & stylish at the same time. Wheat-colored stucco walls with bead board wainscoating, arts & crafts-like back-lit photos of various sports that appear to be lighting fixtures, imaginatively designed track lighting, different for each area, outdoor balcony dining as well as indoor.
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The menu is strictly American & instead of bread, a plate of soft pretzel sticks with mustard is served.
I started with a tomato, mozzarella, arugula salad served with a reduction of balsamic vinegar. The tomatoes weren't in the greatest shape & I suspect they had spent time in the refrigerator when they shouldn't have. My entree was the appetizer sized (6 oz.) crab cake. It was wonderful, certainly filling & I was glad I hadn't ordered the entree of 2, 6 oz. cakes. The price by the way is $30 for the two if eaten in the regular dining room. If eaten in the bar, $20. The bar menu is almost the same as the dining room menu & next time we'll give that a try. Although you can make a reservation for the dining room, you can't for the bar.
My husband ordered a delicious piece of Hawaiian swordfish that was topped with a mango, pineapple salsa & rested on coconut rice.
Dessert was a large pottery cookie jar filled with 6 large cookies: 3 milk chocolate chip & 3 cinnamon oatmeal raisin. The cookies were still hot & it was to be accompanied by glasses of milk which we skipped, opting for coffee. What a terrific presentation that was! We now have snacks for the next few days.
Jimmy's deserves a repeat visit. The service was friendly & efficient.