Downtown Jersey City lives up to its name as one of the New Jersey’s 12 Best Town’s For Food Lovers by the Star Ledger in August 2012. The town is your one stop visit for an international dining experience. As one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the nation it stands to reason that whatever fare you crave in Jersey City you will find it here. From haute cuisine to a burger and a beer, from a quick bite at a deli to outdoor dining with Manhattan as your back drop, Jersey City has it all.

AzucarAzucar

Right in the heart of downtown Jersey City, 495 Washington Boulevard, you will find Azucar Restaurant with tasty Cuban eats and equally delicious beverages. The after- hours scene gets hectic as it is a popular hang-out for young and not so young professionals living in the area. If you like cigars the upstairs lounge is a must.

 

 

 

Fire & Oak

Conveniently located inside the Westin Hotel at 479 Washington Boulevard, Fire & Oak has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in downtown Jersey City. It is an American Grill serving uniquely prepared gourmet food that is pleasing to the eye and palate. An amazing wine list, great service, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Fire & Oak also offers private and semi private rooms as well as outdoor seating in summer.

Iron-MonkeyIron Monkey

Located in the heart of the financial district it has been serving its community since 1996. A very popular hang out spot especially on Fridays and Saturdays. It has a first floor bar, second floor dining room and a great roof top bar as well. It is a classic looking pub that serves brunch, lunch and dinner. The Iron Monkey has a large selection of beer.

 

 

 

Michael-AnthonyMichael Anthony’s

Located at 502 Washington Boulevard, Michael Anthony’s is a waterfront Italian Restaurant with great views of New York City. It is casual yet classy and especially popular at weekends so reservations are recommended and can be placed on line. It has indoor and outdoor seating and a large fun bar. Service is good and so is the food. Try it at sunset and watch NYC come alive after dark.

 

 

Liberty-HouseLiberty House

A little further inland but worth the extra time it takes to get there. Located at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty House offers delicious food, great ambience and spectacular views of Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. It’s menu is predominantly seafood and a variety of other fare including steaks and chops. The Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor bar areas and terrace and garden seating.

 

 

SkylarkSkylark on the Hudson

Conveniently located at 25 River Drive South, Newport, just one block from the PATH and the Manhattan Ferry, with great views of lower Manhattan. Skylark like its name suggests is casual yet classy, offers indoor and outdoor seating, great service and comfortable pricing.

 

 

 

 

Other fine dining establishments:

  • Light horse Tavern, 199 Washington Street; American cuisine
  • The Hamilton Inn, 708 Jersey Avenue; New American cuisine
  • Taqueria, 236 Grove Street ; Mexican cuisine
  • Amiya Restaurant, 160 Green St reet; Indian cuisine
  • Satis Bistro, 212 Washington Street ; Modern European
  • Edward’s Steak House, 239 Marin Boulevard
  • Abbondanza Trattoria, 257 Grand Street, Italian
  • Big Chef Chinese Corp, 515 Jersey Avenue; Chinese
  • Komegashi Too, 99 Town Square Place; Japanese, Sushi Bar
  • Coconut Latin Caribbean Grill, 681 Montgomery Street; Latin American