Light Horse Tavern

Restaurants, Contemporary American
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Light Horse Tavern

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Opened in 2002, this local favorite has become an institution. Light Horse Tavern's chef, David Drake 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.

Whether settling in at the bar for a pint or indulging in the spectacular cuisine, you are sure to become addicted to the experience. Visit any day for lunch, weekend days for brunch, and always for exquisite food, people watching and pristine outdoor seating.

Light Horse Tavern, a revolutionary dining experience!


Venue name: Light Horse Tavern
Address: 199 Washington Street
Jersey City
Price: $30 and under
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Chris R

Well... I really want to like this place, but the service has been a problem.  The background: they went to great lengths to make it beautiful inside.  I think they told me they took apart some beautiful old restaurant interior from Brooklyn somewhere and installed a lot of it here.  They tore down the 1st floor ceiling so the ceilings go 2 floors up and the space is just gorgeous.  There is an outdoor seating area.  The bar is great, and they have some good Belgian beers.  The simple lunch food, like burgers, is very good.  The fancier dinner food options are fine, but not memorable.  But the service has always been just weird.  The bartender I've seen the most is super slovenly, and seems aloof.  One time a bigger group of us (6 or 7) were treated like crap by our waiter even thought the restaurant was empty (forgot orders, never showed up, was rude to my friends).  I spoke with the manager who said he was aware.  I want to give them another chance - maybe finding good waitstaff is hard in JC - but it's almost like, why bother - there are plenty of other options that are just as good or better and have normal, friendly staff.

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