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Lighthorse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
201-946-2028
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Ranked #8 of 507 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
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
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
Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is DELICIOUS! Had to attend a business meeting at this location and we used their private back room. (Which is not quite, but it is away from the bar and front restaurant) Will definitely go back for a date night with my fiance! :-)

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Oyster Bay, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband picked this place from yelp. We showed up with no reservations, and we were impressed with the tavern like feel and atmosphere. The main room had high ceilings and was beautifully appointed. We were seated promptly, but in the back room - which while it was cute, the atmosphere was completely different and I felt a bit baited... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I attended this restaurant/bar with a friend on a Saturday night, and it was full. We ended up sitting at the bar, at which we ended up eating. I had the fresh oysters and fish and chips, which were well presented and tasty. Although it is known as an 'high end' restaurant, the menu items were reasonably priced. This is... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

really nice bar dining area lots going on the food is pretty good and about the right price for what is offered, the dining area is quite noisy, we were there on a Wednesday night so at weekends I would guess it gets even louder, but it does create an atmosphere. overall very nice place with good food.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped in this fun looking place to have a few drinks. We were seated at the bar and ten minutes later we were still waiting for one of the workers to acknowledge us. The bartender walked past us 5 times while waiting on others and never even spoke to us. There were 5 people sitting at the bar (including the... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have dined at LHT about 30 times in the last 4 years and it has earned it's place at the top of Jersey City restaurants. Charming interesting venue & menu, knowledgeable wait staff, and great food. The "go to" place for important dates, meetings and impressing the in-laws or your boss.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ordered their "meatloaf" which came with a side of greens and mashed potatoes. Arrived on a long rectangular plate with the sides in a bowl and the meatloaf sitting in the middle. It looked kinda small, but boy was it filling ... delicious too. Great ambience and friendly staff.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stumbled on this place and it's a gem. The ambiance is fantastic, bright, airy, lots of character. The food is excellent, but more sophisticated, so it may seem limited in scope. The drink selection is quite wide, and they have an incredible wine selection. Service is excellent without being pretentious. They have outdoor seating which is also quite nice.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The service was so-so, as was the food. The Tavern was authentic, and very charming. The place is a bit overrated.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I can't understand why this restaurant is so popular, the food is mostly okay and sometimes not good at all. My husband and I have come here a few times for brunch, as it's nice to sit outside in the Paulus Hook area for brunch. Unfortunately, the food does not match the views. I keep trying new things on the... 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

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