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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, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
can be expensive, lovely atmosphere

The biggest draw for Lighthorse Tavern is their atmosphere. They serve a variety of a menu and everything we have ordered has been very good. Their fish & chips, skirt steak, among other dishes were enjoyable. Their prices seem to be on the high side but overall we have enjoyed our dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
njfriends
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Little Silver, New Jersey
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Little Silver, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The biggest draw for Lighthorse Tavern is their atmosphere. They serve a variety of a menu and everything we have ordered has been very good. Their fish & chips, skirt steak, among other dishes were enjoyable. Their prices seem to be on the high side but overall we have enjoyed our dining experiences at Lighthorse Tavern. Service has always been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something of a surprise in the neighbourhood. No offence to this perfectly nice part of Jersey City but a genuinely good top end restaurant is not expected here! Super food and an elegant interior, great atmosphere and well kept and run bar. Add good service and it's a droplet of classy Manhattan (or London) in an unexpected place. Well worth... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment has great atmosphere with fireplace and beautiful lighting. There is a wonderful bar if you prefer to have a drink or two and eat there. We ate upstairs and looked down at the restaurant below. The food was great along with the service. I've been wanting to go back and haven't gotten there yet but hope to soon.... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family wanted to go out for a belated birthday celebration. We were seated promptly on 5pm which was the time of our reservation. Our server was great, shared her personal favorites on the menu. The food was excellent, served hot and and in the correct rhythm after our appetizers.

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Thank Cicely W
Mass.
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who would have thought a fantastic restaurant in a residential neighborhood. This place has it all. Great atmosphere great drink menu and the food is killer. We had the mussels which were awesome! I had the prime rib special which was very good but not great. If you are in Jersey city don't miss this place!

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Thank drpoirier
Warwick, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, wonderful location and excellent food! Our server Patti was the best and highly recommend the homemade gnocchi.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I like New Year's Eve a lot more than New Year's Day and I like New Year's Eve day more than the "eve" and so traditionally I celebrate the coming New Year on New Year's Eve day. So on December 31 I and good friends lunched at my favorite neighborhood restaurant. There is no better starter on this holiday than... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were in the area and stopped in for a couple drinks and snacks. It has nice atmosphere and the building itself is gorgeous. The service was very good as was our food. Seems like a favorite with the locals.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was my hubby's local when we were dating, although we hardly ever ate there back then. Returning on a visit and wanting to visit the local haunts we met up with friends and had a lovely time. The building is gorgeous - hard to believe that it was a complete dive-bar before it became the Light Horse. Both the... More 

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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A must every time we are in the area, and for special occasions. Lovely place , whether for a simple drink at the bar with a snack, or seated for a special meal. Atmospheric with a lot of historical / antique features. The foo d is amazing and the service faultless!

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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, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?