Frequently Asked Questions

Can you grill on site?

Yes, as long as the use of the grills is legal at the location.

Can you provide alcohol?

Yes, we can provide a full service bar including our specialty drinks, draft and bottled beer, or even frozen margaritas.

Parties

What if I want to bring in my own dessert?

Although we offer many homemade dessert items and can accommodate special dessert orders/requests, you are still welcome to bring in your own.
We charge a $2.00 plating fee since we will be cutting and serving the cake, however coffee and tea is also included in this price

Can I bring in decorations and party favors?

At Brother Jimmy’s, we like our customers to feel at home during their time at our restaurants. If you would like to bring in balloons, place cards, party favors, flowers, etc., please just let us know in advance so we can be prepared.
We can also help you arrange for these items, so don’t hesitate to ask us for assistance!

Who will run the event?

Every major event will be arranged and hosted by an event coordinator. Generally, it will be the same person who you have been working with throughout the process. Your event will also have an Event Manager on location at the restaurant it is held at.

What if I don't see the exact items on your menus that I was thinking of?

At Brother Jimmy’s we are committed to creating the perfect menu for our guests. If you don't see it on our standard menu, our chef will work with you to create it.

What about the price?

The package prices are accurate but sometimes do not include all aspects of the event. There are simply too many variables, such as location, menu, and length of event, to create a standard pricing structure. Instead we will try to work to tailor the event to meet your budgetary guidelines.

How quickly can I get a quote for my party?

Generally we can get you a quote within 24 hours. But in a pinch we’ll make it happen quicker.

When do I need to notify you of our final numbers?

We require a final number at least 24 hours prior to the event. Unfortunately, we will need to charge you for the guaranteed amount if the number of guests changes at the time of your event.

How do I begin the process?

Call us at 212-244-3503 ext. 208 or email us at events@brotherjimmys.com. We will ask you a series of questions that will help guide you in your event planning, and we will help you determine factors such as what type of food and drink package best suits your event, as well as ask you about the budget you are hoping to work with. From here, we will suggest options that will service all your needs, and our discussion will assist you in efficiently putting your party priorities in order.

What kind of parties do you have?

Brother Jimmy’s hosts all different types of parties. From birthday parties, game watch parties, to private corporate events and buyouts, we have the facilities to cater to your party’s needs. We can offer both semi-private and private areas to accommodate your group.

Where can these parties take place?

Parties can be held at any one of our six restaurants, and depending on your specific needs (size, geographic location, etc.) we will help guide you to the perfect spot!

What is included in the packages and can we make substitutions?

All of our food and drink packages are based on a two hour period. Substitutions are always allowed, but they might affect the price of the package. We’d also be happy to customize a package to suit any of your budgetary needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out to the events department with your budget and let us work on it for you.

What additional charges can we expect?

There may be additional charges for extra and/or premium items, as well as a fee for additional hours. As mentioned above, all packages are based on a two hour period; if you are looking for a longer party, we will have to adjust the quantities as well as the price.
Depending on the event, there may also be a room rental fee associated with renting out one of our dining areas.
During the event, you may incur additional charges for items ordered outside of the scope of the event package

What is the difference between serving food “Family Style” or “Buffet”?

“Family Style” means that we will plate your food on large platters and place them in the center of the table so that everyone can and share. Food will be replenished as it is consumed, and our servers will ensure that each dish is placed at different points of the table so that everyone has the opportunity to try everything!
We can also set up food as a buffet, and replenish that as well as dishes are consumed over the two hour period. Depending on the event, there may be an additional fee to setup a buffet in the dining room as it takes up extra space.

Do you have vegetarian items?

Yes, we do have a selection of vegetarian items and are always willing to work with our customers to create a menu suited to your particular dietary needs.

Catering

Who will run the event?

Every major event will be arranged and hosted by an Event Coordinator. Generally it will be the same person who you have been working with throughout the process. If your event requires additional management there will be an Event Manager at the location for the duration of the event.

What if I don't see the exact items on your menus that I was thinking of?

At Brother Jimmy's Catering, we are commited to creating the perfect menu for our clients. If you don't see it our chef will work with you to create it. We will even create a sample for you to taste.

What about the price?

There is really no simple answer to this question. The package prices are accurate but do not include all other aspects of the event. There are simply too many variables, such as location, menu, length of the event, and type of service, to create a standard pricing structure. Instead, we will try to work to tailor to meet your budgetary guidelines.

How quickly can I get a quote?

Generally we have a 24 hour turn around time. But, in a pinch we will make it happen quicker.

Do you have any beef ribs?

Yes. We have beef short ribs.

When do I need to notify you of our final numbers?

at least 3 business days prior to the event. Unfortunately, we will need to charge you for the full amount if the numbers change closer to the event.

How do I begin the process?

Call us at 212-244-3503 or email us at catering@brotherjimmys.com. We will ask you a series of questions that will help guide you in your decision. We will help you determine factors such as what type of food service best suits your event. We will ask you about the budget you are hoping to work with and we will suggest options that will service all of your needs. Our discussion will assist you in putting your party priorities in order.

What Kind Of Catering Do You Do

Brother Jimmy's Catering will cater all types of events. From drop off lunches, dinners, and snacks, to full service parties with wait staff, equipment rentals (including frozen margarita machines and grills), bartenders, and even music. We can create a full scale southern BBQ, New Orleans' style crawfish boil, or an actual pig pick. We cater for both corporate and private clients.

Where Can These Events Take Place?

Events may be held at your office or home, on a roof top or backyard. For large events there are venue spaces to rent all around the try-state area. We will help guide you to the perfect location. There are virtually no limits to the type of event we can provide.

What is included in the packages and can we make substitutions?

Plastic utensils, plates, and napkins are included in all packages. Additional items such as chafing sets to china would be billed at an additional charge. Substitutions are always allowed but they might affect the price of the package.

What additional charges can we expect?

There Can be additional charges for setting up rentals and cleaning up. Depending on how far away the event is there will be a charge for transportation.

How much food do you bring?

We bring enough food to last about 2 hours. If you are looking for a much longer party we will have to adjust the quantities as well as the price.

Do you have vegetarian items?

Yes, we do have a selection of vegetarian items and are always willing to work with our customers to create a menu suited to your particular dietary needs.