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Lighthorse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
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Ranked #1 of 495 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Morris Street
Transit: Light Horse Tavern is conveniently situated next to several public transit stops. The Essex Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is two blocks from the restaurant. The Exchange Place Path station is a 10 minute walk. The Paulus Hook Ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk. The Grove Street Path station is a 15-20 minute walk.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Just in town for one night. Found this gem with Trip Advisor and reserved with Open Table. Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. Indoor and some outdoor seating. Very long and accommodating bar if you just wanted a quick meal. Our table was by a window. Our server was excellent going over the menu choices... More

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Hinton, Alberta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for a late lunch after checking in to our apartment at Liberty Towers. Seated outside on the sidewalk all four of us had excellent lunch selections. The ribs from the tavern menu were especially well received.

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Media, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This historic space is nicely done and the food is consistently good. The bar is beautiful with a great selection. Good choice for larger parties or families too.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've been here a few times since my family lives in Jersey City - I've never been disappointed by their food. We've gotten takeout and eaten in a handful of times. It's always impeccable service and delicious food. The kids can always find something to eat and the selection fits many different moods. It's easy to have a light meal... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My family and I tend to go to this restaurant when we have special occasions to celebrate or a special brunch we want to share with good friends. The service is very upscale , waiters are very well educated and classy and the food is delicious, always fresh and tasty. We are so excited that we just have to walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I work in JC in Newport but today was a really great day so i took a long walk and ended up at Light Horse Tavern in the Paulis Hook Section of JC near the Goldman Sachs tower. I like nice bars and the LHT bar is spectacular! Beautiful interior with an upscale feel. Casual for sure, and the bartender... More

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I take the time to write reviews hoping that the restaurants I go to will read them and strive harder for their customers and to enlighten readers as well to narrow down choices of where to spend their hard earned $$$. Lighthorse Tavern is an excellent restaurant in many ways - the decor, the food and the fact that there... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Walking in Jersey City, plenty of places to pick from, but this one was great ... Sunday brunch, outdoor seating was fun. But, don't miss a trip inside to see a most impressive renovation - the bar is fantastic, so fantastic. Oh, and the food was very good - omelettes, eggs, all the brunch foods to chose from. Definitely worth... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I celebrated my birthday with a delicious dinner at one of Lighthorse's outdoor tables on a beautiful summer evening. The service is very helpful and friendly, the food excellent (I had the red snapper), and ambiance--inside or outside--is perfect for a highly enjoyable yet relaxing meal.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is very nice neighborhood restaurant in the Paulus Hook senction of Jersey City. One of Jersey City's nicest neighborhoods--just behind Hamiton Park (my favorite). The menu offers a wide selection of great dishes from meat to fish to an awesome pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage. I like the building and the decor. It reminds of a place that's... More

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