In the mood for a refined meal with views of the Manhattan skyline? Look no further than across the river at the best Jersey City restaurants. Whether you’re on the hunt for bottomless brunch, seafood dinner or one of the Garden State’s best burgers, find your next great meal at Jersey City’s best restaurants.
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Best Jersey City restaurants
Nestled in the heart of the Grove Street neighborhood—and elevating your dining experience with towering ceilings, exposed-brick walls and a romantic rooftop—Skinner’s Loft is a family-run joint that brings elegance and a relaxed evening out to the table. Dinner and brunch menus include modern dishes like a spicy lamb hot dog or red-velvet pancakes.
The ideal location for a special event, whether you’re booking a room or a table for two, Liberty House has some of the best NYC views this side of the Hudson. Even better, the menu will make it so you don’t miss Manhattan for a second, with fresh, farm-to-table offering like tuna tartare tacos and brioche-crusted Atlantic salmon.
For dinner and drinks (or one or the other), Dullboy satisfies cravings for a finely-crafted cocktail, indulgent oysters or a bone-marrow burger. At the creative, literature-inspird restaurant, you can find snacks like twice-fried duck bites and cocktails like the Biddy (mescal, artichoke amaro, passion fruit and wheat beer).
Backed by more than a decade of area staple Cory Cheket’s restaurant experience, Battello is stacked with talented staff including executive chef and Jersey native Ryan Depersio (Montclair, N.J.’s Fascino). Choose from Depersio’s thoughtful menu, which features dishes like salt-baked beets, squid-ink casarecce and pignoli-crusted halibut.
If the building itself—restored and airy—or the restaurant’s historical ties (it’s named after Virginian patriot Henry Lee III, a.k.a. “Light Horse Harry”) don’t immediately draw you in, the food sure will. Opt for items from the raw bar or heartier plates like classic meatloaf, pan-roasted sea bass or grilled, aged rib eye.
You can expect a complete experience when you come to Satis Bistro, whether you opt for tapas at the wine bar or a table in the cozy, rustic dining room. Higher-than-high ceilings and a Mediterranean-inspired menu make a meal here an exercise in elegance, whether you’re dining out for brunch, dinner or dessert.
If your appetite for brunch includes room for bottomless Bellinis and mimosas, look no further than Fire & Oak. It’s tucked into the Newport Westin, serving up waterside views of the Hudson and Manhattan skyline, and offers a wide selection of salads, burgers and seafood entrées.
It’s everything you could want from an American eatery, without any of the excess frills you don’t have time for. Burgers are the focus, with options like an eight-ounce Pat La Frieda blend topped with aged cheddar and sugar-cured bacon and a veggie variety with avocado and chipotle mayo.