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Best restaurants in Jersey City

Pizza Place
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“Great rooftop in the middle of downtown JC. Crispy thin brick oven pizza paired with flirty cocktails. Good place to meet locals to mingle.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Mexican take-out joint with a handful of tables. This is a satellite location of another restaurant further south on Grove St, also called Taqueria Downtown, which is more of an eat-in place. Not really sure if this is authentic Mexican or Tex-Mex or whatever but it's pretty good!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Busy European-style venue with self-serve German & American grub & 100+ beers plus live music & DJs. Bar games. Happy hour food. late-night food.”
  • 49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Voted best pizza in NJ! Get there early (5pm) as they do not take reservations. BYOB ”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“NYC chef Dale Talde transplanted his Brooklyn hit across the Hudson River, bringing his laidback Asian fusion style to downtown JC. The menu combines flavors from the Philippines (Talde’s heritage), Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and more on a menu that comes together to make sense. This 144-seat location is much more sprawling than the original, with industrial touches that hark back to its police station days, and plenty of loud hip hop to fill the space. Don’t miss Miss Wong’s, the “secret” speakeasy downstairs that often turns into a dance party on weekends.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“One of Hoboken’s best casual hangs, Pilsener Haus Biergarten is home to solid German food and an awesome beer selection. The pretzels are huge, as is the space, so it’s a good go-to for a group gathering of any kind.”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very nice restaurant, beautiful bar. expensive, nice for brunch or lunch. Take Uber or Lyft to get there.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Great downstairs bar with happy hour drink specials, modern European fare, welcoming staff- tell Theo that Adrienne sent you :-)”
  • 30 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Madame Claude Bis has been serving up traditional French bistro fare alongside live jazz since 2002. It recently relocated to a larger space, allowing more flexibility with the food and the purchase of a coveted liquor license.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The Archer may be the most Manhattan-feeling of any Jersey City bar, with its craft cocktails and housemade charcuterie. Sip boozy classics with a duck burger in the warm wood-filled, dimly-lit space, and feel right at home. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Small bar/restaurant. Cool drink offerings and Tuesday nights they offer $1 oysters”
  • 27 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Down-home Southern dishes & clever cocktails whipped up in a rustic setting with eclectic decor.”
  • 39 locals recommend