Food & Nightlife

Jersey City boasts some of Hudson County’s finest restaurants and dining establishments.  From historic taverns to modern and chic dining experiences, Jersey City has something for everyone.

Light Horse Tavern – Opened in 2002, this local favorite has become an institution. Light Horse Tavern’s chef, Carlos Ortega brings a new exciting vision to the Jersey City culinary scene. The chef’s philosophy is to source out seasonal ingredients and to preserve the integrity of the product when cooking.  The seasonal menu always includes a variety of fresh oysters and clams, as well as lighter fare such as the grilled octopus salad, fresh market fish, and heartier favorites such as the prime steaks. Located blocks from the Exchange Place PATH, Paulus Hook ferry, and Grove St PATH.

The Iron Monkey – providing a quality beer selection, delicious cuisine, and a lively atmosphere to Jersey City’s downtown Financial District.

Amelia’s Bistro – Take your taste buds on a delightful journey at Amelia’s Bistro located at 187 Warren St. in Historic Paulus Hook in Jersey City, making it the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or simply tantalize your appetite with an original New American cuisine. Amelia’s is an easy walk from your home or office and quick blocks from the Light Rail, Path train and Ferry.

Zeppelin Hall –  This Jersey City Biergarten is casual with community seating, relaxed atmosphere and good times. Come taste some of the best food Jersey City has to offer and sample our impressive beer selection, which boasts 144 draft lines of European beers and American craft brews. One block from the Jersey Ave light-rail stop and 4 blocks from Grove St. PATH.

Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory – Relentlessly seeks to redefine the diner experience of the past, while maintaining the comforting mystique that only an old-fashioned diner can provide. Blocks away from the Grove St. PATH and the Jersey Ave light-rail station.

Skinner’s Loft – Within a beautiful atmosphere of well worn wood, brick and salvaged furnishings, you’ll find great food, served by friendly, knowledgeable people. Skinner’s Loft is a local spot with a cosmopolitan outlook, featuring fresh ingredients, eclectic dishes, craft beers and a variety of boutique wines and spirits. Located in downtown Jersey City. Close to the Grove St. PATH.

SamAM – sam a.m. is a neighborhood café celebrating breakfast daily in the community of Paulus Hook.

Battello – Battello is Jersey City’s newest waterfront restaurant, offering breathtaking views of the iconic NYC skyline. Battello is nestled inside the prestigious Newport Yacht Club showcasing some of the areas magnificent yachts. Battello offers the perfect venue for any occasion! Both the main dining room and lounge can be rented for weddings, private event or functions. The outdoor terrace is that perfect space for a cocktail hour, while the private wine room can seat up to 16 for an intimate chefs tasting. At Pavonia/Newport PATH and light-rail station.

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