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Elysian Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1001 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5201
+1 201-798-5898
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Suffern, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I work about 7 minutes from this restaurant & been meaning to go there, finally did! Had brunch there with my fiancé. It's one of the oldest restaurants in Hoboken, its Menu has a short history on the back to ready about it, it also mentions that a scene from the movie Sleepers has been shot in the restaurant. The... More 

Thank elnara0226
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch and of course the Hoboken water front. The restored interior was well done which I truly appreciate and recommend seeing it along with good food and service. Wished there were better beers on tap.

Thank MrDavid14
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Way back Elysian Cafe was mainly a tavern. After the new owners the husband Eugene and wife Joyce Flynn took over and made the place into a really clean, fun, eatery. They have outside seating on 10th and Washington Streets across from my business Muller Insurance and offer great food for dinner and a fancier menu for lunch. Elysian is... More 

Thank Roger M
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried the Elysian Cafe in Hoboken, NJ last Saturday night. We had reservations and were promptly seated. This place is literally a step back in time as we learned that the Elysian Café is the oldest continually operated bar/restaurant in Hoboken, first opened in 1895. The current owners have painstakingly restored the decor, adding to the French Bistro theme. Unfortunately,... More 

Thank Bob C
Dublin, Ireland
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a family birthday- 8 of us. Great service good food. I had chicken which was excellent. Good beer and wine. A lovely building. Very old and Parisian. Well worth a visit.

Thank keithcairns
Hoboken, New Jersey
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Hoboken. The grilled chicken sandwich is one of the best items on the menu. The brunch is also very good. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank maplegirl99
Ringwood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Had the BLT for late lunch. Enjoyed a bottle of Pino. Service was friendly without being intrusive. Agree the fries are great, opted for the side salad. Yum

Thank Mary-Ellen G
Ardrossan, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Made visit one morning for breakfast. we were only people in the restaurant. We sat on bench. waitress told us rudely to move table as they were going to be very busy. We left had breakfast over the road, and one hour later we passed the cafe again and it was empty. only time in one week visit to Hoboken... More 

Thank Jim M
Hoboken, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love hitting this place for brunch or a a burger ( the fries are to die for). I get eggs Benedict generally and the wine / bar is pretty extensive. Always good service but can get a little crowded and/or noisy with the occasional baby carriage I'm sure the other courses are great as wel

Thank CulturedKat
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

My husband and I really enjoy going here, not just because it's not too far from our place, but also because of the decor - it's nice inside and outside - and because you get good value for your money. And in Hoboken, that's something. A lot of places charge too much, we think. As I don't eat gluten, I... More 

Thank glutenfreeinmunich

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5201
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: +1 201-798-5898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?