Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 11am to 8pm
367 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Jam'It Bistro offers traditional Jamaican dishes, Irie Soul dishes, and Italian Fusion. Founder Dawn Skeete says, "I decided to do a fusion that represented the various cultural cuisines in Brooklyn: Italian, Chinese, soul food and Jamaican. Along with the Caribbean classics like oxtails, curry goat and jerk chicken, I also grew up eating spaghetti and meatballs, fried chicken with mac and cheese, and shrimp fried rice. Creating a menu reflective of my childhood meals was easy to do. I pulled together all the favorites, mixed and matched them with Jamaican classics, and Jam’It was born." Opened February 2019.
The pandemic hit less than a year after Jam'it opened, and the business had to pivot. A contract from World Central Kitchen funded them to prepare hot meals which were provided to the community for free. A community refrigerator with free food is also in front of the restaurant. Jam'it has been a strong and generous player in Red Hook's mutual aid response to Covid. More on their pandemic community work in the articles below.