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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best pizza in nyc according to New York Times; we agree! Worth the trip over to jersey city. Take the path, cab or Lyft parking will be impossible. They don’t take reservations; be prepared to wait but you won’t have to wait long.”
  • 57 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
Diner
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“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 37 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
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.”
  • 46 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
French Restaurant
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“They play old French films while you eat. Some nights they have live music. Wednesdays they have happy hour oysters!”
  • 58 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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“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
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. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This biergarten is located in an old factory, and has several floors where you can hang out, dance, and try some great beer. This is about a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive away. A popular local favorite if you feel like dancing one night! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Chill brick-walled bar serving unique takes on classic American dishes, plus an array of cocktails. Cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and food.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a fancy night out, this waterfront restaurant has all the makings of a special evening: beautiful NYC views, delicious seafood, and upscale atmosphere.”
  • 26 locals recommend