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“This is where we take the out of town guests” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lighthorse Tavern

Lighthorse Tavern
199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
201-946-2028
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Ranked #7 of 496 restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: $30 - $50
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.
Jersey City, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“This is where we take the out of town guests”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Been a here several time, both food and service are always excellent. We have children, and it is very kid friendly, but there is also a balcony seating area where you can get away from the kids if you prefer. When we hosted an out-of-town guest who likes fine dining and good food, this is where we brought him, and he loved it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
427 reviews 427 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 119 cities Reviews in 119 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Great brunch and atmosphere in JC and Dog Friendly!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had a Saturday brunch at Lighthorse Tavern after it was highly recommended by a co-worker as a great, dog-friendly brunch in Jersey City. We brought our four legged friend to the tables outside where the three of us enjoyed people watching on the sidewalk and made several friends as their owners walked by. Though we sat outside, the inside had a great ambiance and felt like a colonial manor house and was very welcoming.

Service was very good and they even brought a bowl of water for our dog. The servers were very friendly and even though we were outside, checked on us often and never kept us waiting long.

The brunch drink staples of a bloody mary and bellini were very good and were quite refreshing while sitting outside.

We ended up ordering the juevos rancheros and the bbq corned beef hash. The hash was fantastic, sweet and savory, and more of a brisket than hash. The juevos rancheros came in a neat little skillet and were very refreshing with the fresh avacado. The portion sizes were nice too as they were plenty to be filling, but not enough to make you sick like many brunches.

We enjoyed the atmosphere so much we decided to sip some cappuccinos while we continued to watch the street and down to the harbor.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Visited here several times before, but this time topped all the others. Walked in and there was live music playing, friendly service, and asked us where we would like to sit. Great atmosphere.
The food was so tasty as well. I’m a coeliac and the waiter advised me on what I could and could not have which was very helpful as well! Just a shame I couldn’t have a pudding – was too full up! Would definitely go across the river next time I’m in New York just to go there!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I have been here numerous times. Each time we have found the food and wait staff to be superb. There is a limited menu, but every choice is fantastic. I have had most of the selections on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. Going again today!

Visited April 2013
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“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Neighbourhood jem. Great food and fantastic athmosphere. Kid friendly. Suitable for breakfast, brunch and dinner. Dessert and coffee not their strongest side.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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