Restaurants in Jersey City/Hoboken

30 Dinner Spots In Jersey City and Hoboken

Dinner spots in Jersey City Hoboken
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30 Dinner Spots In Jersey City and Hoboken

Dinner spots in Jersey City Hoboken: Dinner is an important meal for all of us and especially when you have so many options around you to enjoy it. Jersey City has an abundance of excellent restaurants, especially when it comes to dinner. Whether you are looking for an exceptional cuisine or a simple burger, the variety is unbeatable. From Portuguese Food to Italian, you can find anything and everything for a night out. Additionally, all parts of Jersey City have many options for everyone for date night or a celebratory dinner with the family. Therefore, we have created this guide of 30 Dinner Spots In Jersey City and Hoboken.


135 Newark Ave, Jersey City


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Porta Jersey City resides in a former pharmacy located right off of Newark Avenue’s pedestrian walkway. Opened in 2014, the three-story restaurant includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. Also, it’s become a central hub for the city’s faithful New Yorkers looking to escape the boroughs and people who want to kick it, earning us recognition as one of the best late-night spots in the country! Isn’t this a perfect dinner spot in Jersey City, Hoboken

Luna Restaurant

279 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Located in the heart of downtown Jersey City, Luna is great for dinner if you are a group or by yourself. Their menu items were individually crafted to have a homemade feel and taste. From pasta, salads, sandwiches, seafood, burgers, and soups, they have it all! Additionally, they also have some great vegetarian and vegan options. The bartender also makes some yummy cocktails that are worth checking out.


264 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Frankie is the dream-turned reality of hospitality and design duo Rowen And Rebecca. It is a bar and eatery with Australian influences, specializing in natural wine in Downtown Jersey City. Their inspiration comes from their travels and Rowen’s background in Sydney. In addition, they also have some excellent dining options and a variety of dishes on their menu, from steak and onion pie to a whole Bronzino.

Harrys Daughter

339 Communipaw Ave #4072, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Harry Daughter is a gastropub in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City. Threading a fine line between relaxed and refined, the Food elevates the flavors of Caribbean home cooking in unique and thoughtful ways, and for the drink menu, tropical flavors with the latest trends in cocktails. The decor is stunning with the hanging chairs, lush tropical wallpaper, and lots of plants. Additionally, they have a vast sizable bar with many drinks options, but their tropical cocktails are a must-try, especially their best-selling rum punch. This is the perfect spot for dinner in Jersey City, Hoboken.

Broa Cafe

Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Located in the heart of downtown Jersey City, BROA is proud to offer traditional and new Portuguese dishes with New Jersey influence, making a unique menu. If you are looking for a dinner spot with some fantastic food that’s delicious, Broa is an excellent option. They are BYOB and currently moving to a brand new location on Grove Sreet. As a result, their menu changes every day and isn’t fixed.

Franklin Social

292 Barrow St, Jersey City


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Franklin Social – Tavern & Garden is a new restaurant and bar inspired by Ben Franklin, offering a modern take on the American Tavern. A seasonally driven menu will offer classic dishes, highlighting local ingredients, and complement a cocktail program inspired by Colonial drinking culture. Additionally, they have a ton of delicious cocktails as well as wine and beer. Their menu has a ton of variety from seafood dishes to steak and also vegetarian options.

The Ashford 

145 Newark Ave, Jersey City 


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The Ashford is the perfect dinner spot. Not only does it have a great ambiance, but it also has the ideal menu because of its options. Also, you can stop by the bar or rooftop for some refreshing frozen cocktails and yummy eats. They usually have a DJ, and there can be a line you have to wait in before you get in. They also do private events and bottle service, so this spot would be perfect if you are celebrating a birthday.

Roman Nose 

125 Newark Ave, Jersey City


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Roman Nose, Downtown Jersey City’s authentic Italian food destination, is the culmination of Maria & Ruggero Fiore’s journey from a small farming village in the Lazio region of Italy to the heart of JC’s blossoming culinary scene. Together with their sons Frank and Raymond, they wanted to create a warm, welcoming, and relaxed trattoria atmosphere to share their love of high-quality, simple, clean Food using the freshest ingredients. They have many options on their menu that include pasta, pizzas, eggplant parmigiana, salads, and soups. This is also a perfect spot for a family or if you are on a romantic date! They have outdoor seating during the summer too. So is this becoming your favorite Italian Restaurant in Jersey City?

The Kitchen Step

500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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The Kitchen Step, a neighborhood modern-American bistro in the downtown Van Vorst section that celebrates Jersey City’s rich history and delivers thoughtful market-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Just as appropriate for an after-work drink as it is for a full-course dinner, The Kitchen Step offers a market-inspired modern American menu marked by executive chef Ryan DePersio’s creative, flavorful interpretations of classic American cuisine. They are a must-try for dinner.


351 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Here in the heart of Jersey City, you’ll find delicious Food and drink in a beautiful setting to be enjoyed with friends both old and new. Mathews has the perfect selection of dinner options, from a short rib ragu to juicy chicken sandwiches. They also have some unique cocktails.

ITA Italian Kitchen

682 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07304


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ITA Italian Kitchen is Jersey City’s gastropub from talented Chef Dylan Golden, known for his work at Upland in Manhattan. Inspired by the best Italian bistros, ITA Italian Kitchen honors old-world Italian roots, lifestyle, and Food with a modern touch. Specializing in Neapolitan style pizza, House Made Pasta, and local seasonal produce. ITA’s full BAR offers a selection of 20 draft beers, a thoughtfully selected wine list, and classic cocktails. Also, gluten-free pasta and vegan pizza are available and very popular. We love this new addition to Jersey City. Additionally, it’s the perfect dinner night out spot.

Cellar 335

335 Newark Ave.


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Looking for a spot with yummy Food, tiki cocktails, and a stellar ambiance? Check out Cellar 335. Cellar 335 describes its menu as progressive American cuisine with Asian accents and tiki-style cocktails. Joshua Fossitt will craft cocktails. If you want some tiki cocktails, they are your spot. Not only do they have solid and yummy individual cocktails they also have giant bowls that you can share with friends. Their menu is filled with some unique flavors too! Therefore, it’s the perfect spot to try.

The Franklin

159 New York Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307


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The Franklin Jersey City, new neighborhood Italian fine dining restaurant from acclaimed Chef Jaime Ramirez.
At The Franklin, they are focused on giving you the best experience possible. They are BYOB, so you can bring whichever wine you find suitable for your meal. They are a perfect spot in the heights to enjoy a meal with the family or a dinner date.

Hudson & Co.

3 Second Street, Jersey City 


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Looking for a dinner spot with the perfect view? Hudson & Co. is the one for you. It stands on the waterfront, within the rapidly evolving Harborside district in Jersey City. Additionally, featuring multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, the entire establishment boasts views of the Manhattan skyline across the historic Hudson River. Besides having a beautiful view, you can indulge in a wide variety of food options, including; crunchy tuna tartare rice cakes, sashimi/sushi roll selection, artisanal wood-fired pizzas, wild-caught arctic char, a 40-day dry-aged NY Strip, as well as homemade delicata squash ravioli with sage.

Latham House

299 Marin Blvd, Jersey City 


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Latham House is a contemporary spot offering American plates. They are great for dinner with family. They offer indoor and outdoor dining. Additionally, you can enjoy dishes like cast iron truffle mac & cheese, chicken pot pie, seared scallops, or shrimp gnocchi pasta. They also have some delicious desserts.


67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City


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Opened by the Laico family in 1972, Laico’s has been serving its tried-and-true dishes even as its menu evolves with the times. For almost 50 years, long-time loyal patrons and newfound friends and customers have not been disappointed in their choice of dining at Laico’s. The cozy, friendly atmosphere gives both a traditional feel and a present-day vibe, setting the stage to satisfy established as well as contemporary tastes. From homemade salad dressing, garlic bread, desserts, and cocktails, as well as an amazing assortment of daily specials, pasta, and more, they are a must-try.

Rumba Cubana

235 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Rumba Cubana is located right off Hamilton Park, and this place will definitely fill your craving for Cuban Food.  The restaurant takes pride in its Cuban-style dishes and beverages that are sure to satisfy what you are longing for. so whether you want a heavy plate or something easy on the tummy, they’ve got what you want. Additionally, they also have some fantastic cocktails that would be perfect for a dinner date.


101 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Amiya sets the perfect atmosphere for dinner. They are offering limited indoor and outdoor dining, but you can also opt for pick up/delivery. Amiya serves traditional favorites like Chicken Tikka Masala and their own Amiya Paneer, halal Food, and more. The delightful menu is all inspired by Chef Chand’s deep knowledge of Indian cuisine, skill, and boundless imagination.

Amelia’s Bistro 

187 Warren St, Jersey City


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Take your taste buds on a delightful journey at Amelia’s Bistro, located in Historic Paulus Hook in Jersey City, making it the perfect spot for dinner. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or tantalize your appetite with original New American cuisine. This is another excellent spot for a group as they have a ton of options for Food. From fish, chicken, salads, steak, and more, they have everything for you to enjoy a yummy dinner.

The Hutton 

225 Hutton St Jersey City


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The Hutton is a neighborhood restaurant, bar, and wine bar located on Hutton Street between Sanford Place and JFK Boulevard (On the corner of Hutton Street and Sanford Place) in the Heights of Jersey City. Serving delicious cuisine, with menu items ranging from classic fare like our delicious Chopped Brisket & Gnocchi, Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon, Hutton Burger, and Crispy Cod Fish and Chips to vegan options like Apple Guacamole, and Sweet Potato Tamale. A perfect dinner date spot!

Porto Leggero 

185 Hudson St, Jersey City


Porto Leggero is an upscale, chandelier-filled venue serving Italian fare in a high-ceilinged space with tall windows. Located on the waterfront, you will find a ton of delicious Italian options. They have two menus, “Signature and Traditional,” which have unique opportunities. From pasta to ravioli and a great wine list, they have everything you would want from an excellent Italian restaurant. Additionally, this restaurant is perfect for a date night as it’s super romantic and the Food is delicious.

15 Fox Place

15 Fox Pl, Jersey City


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This reservation-only eatery in a private house features multicourse fixed-price Italian meals. Marc Budinich, who runs the Italian restaurant in his childhood home, offers a unique experience. 5 Fox Place serves a $95 set menu in traditional family style. You feel like you are having dinner at someone’s home and get a variety of delicious Italian-cooked dishes right at your table. Also, don’t overeat before you visit because there are many courses to enjoy! 

DOMO DOMO Jersey City

200 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ 


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DOMO DOMO first started as the First Hand Roll Bar in NYC in 2015, now known for its signature tasting course called DOMOKASE and other Asian-inspired dishes. They have now expanded over the Hudson into Jersey City! DOMODOMO’s menu is created, and Brian Kim runs its kitchen, a Culinary Institute America graduate with over 15 years of experience. Additionally, the menu is constantly updated as Chef Brian experiments with new combinations, using the season’s freshest ingredients.


2 2nd St. Jersey City, NJ


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Lokal is a culinary hub for Jersey City’s global culture. In nature, Lokal showcases ingredients sourced locally from the Garden State and transformed into worldwide flavors by Michelin-trained Chef Walter Donadio. Small plates with a Global focus are complemented by craft cocktails and an extensive wine program. Combine that with a space that’s unparalleled in design and comfort to host Jersey City residents; staying Lokal will not disappoint. Additionally, they also have a fantastic view of Manhattan and are right by the water, giving you a perfect brunch with good food and good views. In addition, they offer Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options and are kid-friendly!


507 Palisade Ave, Jersey City


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Located in Jersey City Heights, Corto is a true Italian gem. The concept of Corto is simple — to deliver affordable, rustic Italian dishes and they do that perfectly. They don’t have a huge menu but one that is simple and deliver affordable, rustic Italian dishes. From a yummy rigatoni to gnocchi to their stewed angry chicken, you can find something for everyone. Therefore, it is the perfect dinner spot because you get some good food and a beautiful ambiance.

Tutta Pesca 

155 3rd St, Hoboken


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The Cara family has been a part of the seafood industry for three generations, over 90 years.  Tutta Pesca was inspired by a longtime friendship with a gentleman, Fortunado. He was the owner of the former restaurant in Hoboken, Tutta Pasta. Additionally, having decades of strong relationships with fish markets throughout the North East, they are able to bring in our products from the piers in Boston, Jessup Maryland, Philadelphia, and the Fulton Fish market by way of Cara-Van. As a result, if you are looking for the perfect seafood Italian dishes, Tutta Pesca is the best option around. Getting reservations isn’t easy so make sure to book way in advance! Are you going to this dinner spots in Jersey City Hoboken?

Anthony Davids

953 Bloomfield St, Hoboken


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More than 15 years ago, Anthony David’s put hard-to-find epicurean items on the shelf of a cozy corner store in Hoboken, and nothing has been the same since. Now, in true trattoria style, Chef Anthony Pino serves Italian classics and new creations, made with seasonal, local ingredients, strong flavors, and a simple, honest presentation. Additionally, this is a great spot for a family dinner!


720 Monroe St, C105, Hoboken


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Panello is a blending of fresh, traditional Italian fare (piatti piccoli) and artisanal pizza centered around an authentic wood burning oven (forno a legna) baked bread (pane). Owners Iggy and Frieda Sciancalepore invite you to share their passion for fresh, simple, authentic Italian Food and original creations by Chef Iggy in the new Monroe Center in Hoboken. They are also BYOB as well.

Grand Vin

500 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ


Featuring an array of carefully selected wines and craft beers, delicious dishes made from local ingredients, and knowledgeable staff to accommodate your every need, Grand Vin is the perfect place to unwind after work or socialize with friends. They are also dedicated to creating a sophisticated, relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the “Grander” side of life. Have you got a perfect dinner spots in Jersey City Hoboken?

Elysian Cafe

1001 Washington St, Hoboken


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Opened originally as Dillenger & Jefferson’s in 1895, it continued through prohibition as an ice cream parlor and as a hair salon. The Elysian currently offers a French Bistro-style menu, accompanied by Hoboken’s first 100% smoke-free bar. Additionally, they also have some great cocktails. They have also everything from pasta, steaks, salads, short ribs, and more. Also, they have some delicious desserts.


740 Washington St, Ste 1, Hoboken

Dine out with family or friends at Margherita’s Pizza and Cafe. Brand new to Hoboken, this restaurant serves a variety of tasty Italian dishes. Dinner spots in Jersey City Hoboken. Margherita’s Pizza and Cafe has appetizers like fried calamari with a side of marinara sauce, stuffed mushrooms, and zucchini sticks. The main course of chicken marsala, cheese-filled ravioli, shrimp primavera, or penne vodka will fulfill the appetite. Additionally, they also serve pizza, including specialty options, calzones, and sandwiches.

Updated November 16th, 2021

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