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Lighthorse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
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Ranked #6 of 495 restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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105 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Sonoma, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have dined here on two special occasions with family, both times with large parties. On both occasions, the food was excellent and the service was friendly without being overly gushy, and still keeping it's east-coast edge. If your party is large, call well ahead because the restaurant is really more for 2s and 4s. For very large parties, like... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Party of 4 on a Tuesday evening. Nice welcome and a table overlooking the place. Perhaps a bit to chilly but ok that's America. Good attentive staff and we ordered a couple of starters and main courses. Onion soup best ever and the pulpo as well . Mains pork chop, very good taste and this is a winner as well... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Light Horse has a laid back yet upsclae vib. There's a great fireplace for the cold winter nights and outdoor seating when warmer weather arrives. Food is classified as modern American - I just classify it under great. All their ingredients are fresh, local and seasonal. The fish is excellent; try the raw oysters or clams in season, you wont... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great food, nice selection of bear and wine. Perfect service. Neighbourhood: athmosphere of an village in a town.

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East Amherst, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant was superb in several ways. The food was delicious as the chef blended flavors in a subtle way. The calamari was served on a bed of quinoa and a balsamic vinaigrette.The absolutely huge pork chop had been marinated in hard cider and was served on a bed of cheese grits and black eyed peas...so yummy. The prime rib... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is an old standby for us when we're not sure what to do for Sunday brunch. The main reasons we like it are the authentic feel and the vanilla croissant french toast. The lobster roll is also great and features large chunks of fresh lobster meat The restaurant offers outdoor seating in a charming neighborhood. Dinner is also good,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and wonderful service. Loved dining here while staying at a friend's place in Jersey City.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. The place is beautiful. It is located in a very nice neighborhood. The wine list and cocktail list is extensive and has very nice choices. Staff was very attentive, The bacon wrapped meatloaf is to die for. I am already planning when I am going back and it will be really soon!!!!!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was here recently for a business meal with a colleague and a client. The food was very good, if not memorable, but the service was mediocre. I am fairly tolerant of service, but our server was only intermittently attentive and did things such as reach across someone to get a menu. At the price, which was fine, I expect... More

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