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Lighthorse Tavern

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199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527 (Morris Street)
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.
201-946-2028
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Under the night sky

Lovely little restaurant with outdoor seating. Good menu variety and waitress was very friendly and helpful. Martini was delicious and very generous with the pour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten lunch and dinner here several times and it is always consistently good. Very friendly staff and a real neat decor. Great neighborhood eating establishment with a few outdoor tables to add to the overall NYC feeling.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely little restaurant with outdoor seating. Good menu variety and waitress was very friendly and helpful. Martini was delicious and very generous with the pour.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice environment, a good selection of microbrews, and decent food all with a twist make this a great place to hang out and grab a bite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We were party of 4. Food was good but drinks were very small, if i would have a mood to go out for a drink i would choose a different place, in terms of food thats the place to go

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

In Jersey City for business and enjoyed a dinner at Lighthouse Tavern. It's a couple blocks from the water and easy to find. Beautiful bar, fun atmosphere and excellent food. Prices are not NYC high and many options on the menu. Wait staff is pleasant. They don't rush you. Food was fresh and creative. Recommend it if you are looking... More 

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Maplewood,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food is good and there is a good selection with delicious appetizers and entrees. They have a pianist who is very good and plays requests if asked. The parking can be a little difficult so allow extra time to park.

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Manasquan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Drove from the Jersey Shore to visit a daughter in Jersey City. MY wife had a friend recommend Lighthorse Tavern. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we had reservations for an early dinner at 5. Arriving an hour early because we all missed lunch, we had to accept the bar menu or wait til 5 for the dinner menu.... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is my go-to spot for brunch! Not only is there plenty of space (whether in the main room, up on the intimate second-floor balcony, or in the quiet back room), but the walls are always adorned with interesting art exhibitions (some are even up for sale!). The organic greens & quinoa salad is an especial favorite of mine, and... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

this is a restaurant that is comfortable and inviting from the moment you walk in the door. nice warm lighting, candles, dark wood, small and a great menu to top it all off. Very personable waitstaff, excellent selection of beers, wines and alcohol. Menu that makes it extremely difficult to choose. outstanding french onion soup and mussels. charming gentrified neighborhood.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I recently enjoyed their braised sea bass, which was a little pricey for Jersey City, but about right for the area, and was beautifully prepared and presented, and the flavour delicious. Pairing a wine or beer is easy at the Lighthorse, where they have a good selection of both, although I usually go for one of their Belgian beer choices... More 

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Additional Information about Lighthorse Tavern

Address: 199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
Phone Number: 201-946-2028
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
    (Morris Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-946-2028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?