Thank you so much for considering a visit to our J’s Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Winery. We are open and operating with some minor changes to ensure safe dining.
Our restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening. Reservations are available from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. We close at 10:30 pm. Although we have outside seating, we only accept reservations for our inside tables. This has always been our approach since it is necessary to have all guests assigned to an inside table should the weather not cooperate. We have never accepted reservations for only outside tables but have always offered outside tables to our guests, with reservation, upon arrival assuming a table is available.
During the first few weeks of our reopening, we experienced an unsustainable number of no-shows and cancellations. On one particular evening, we experienced a 65% no-show cancellation night which is financially devistating to our staff that relies upon tips. Accordingly, we now require a booking fee of $10.00 per person. The booking fee will be applied to your bill on the date of service if you honor your reservation or forfeited if you cancel or do not show up. While we appreciate that this will eliminate many reservations, the decision is based on the belief that our staff will be better paid if we staff for 20 people and serve 20 people than if we staff for 55 people and only serve 32. If you are a frequent visitor and wish to express your disappointment, please email email@example.com
Like many people, you may wish to make a reservation only if you are allowed to be seated outside. We understand you concerns and recommend that you wait until you are confident that the weather will cooperate and then book a reservation for a very early time (before 5 pm.) You will still be required to pay the deposit but as an early reservation you will have the opportunity to be seated outside.
Our restaurant service is operating as previously operated with the exception of the following:
- Tables are spaced a minimum of 6′ apart.
- When you are not seated, we ask that you wear a face mask.
- All of our staff wear mask at all times.
- We ask that you inform your server if you need to use the restroom so that we can arrange immediate access without waiting in common areas.
There is no need to pre-order food as many people have been confused by how we are operating our winery grounds and the option of curbside pickup of food from our restaurant. With the exception of the three changes above, restaurant reservations are for table service with table ordering. Do not order in advance and do not use our curbside pickup services for restaurant reservations.