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Bistro La Source

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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $36
CUISINES
French, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews mussels coq au vin all you can eat monday night friendly service nice evening great meal sauce jc
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

We were a party of four and came early in the evening for cocktails and dinner. Everything was perfect. The friendly service and the ambiance. The food is wonderfully prepared and delicious. One will not go wrong dining here!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Second time here on visit to JC from the UK. Food excellent and service friendly and very helpful. Calamari starter for one enough to more than feed two. Will be back for sure .

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

Visiting our daughter in Jersey City always involves a visit to Bistro La Source...Mussels on Monday are real special plus the entire menu is classic French Bistro with Braised Short Ribs...Coq au Vin and more. Make sure you hit this place if you have a...chanceMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner on Monday night with coworkers at La Source. It was great. Monday is all you can eat Mussels. There are about five different sauces to choose from. Service was good and the place was packed. My only reason for four stars and not...five....the onion soup was not that good.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Went during lunch, and had a pleasant meal. They offer a 2 for $20 prefix lunch special. Had the melon and goat cheese salad, refreshing and very tasteful. Springtime cavateli were cooked perfect and tossed in a very good sauce. Service was pleasant and helpful....Will returnMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Spitz85, Owner at Bistro La Source, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed June 29, 2019

The group of the four of us had very nice meals in a convivial peaceful setting. Great place for a conversation. The food was quite good, traditional French cuisine, and very friendly professional service.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Spitz85, Owner at Bistro La Source, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you for your kind review Thomas.

Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

If you want French soul food, this is the place for you. Think neighborhood brasserie in Paris. Great cocktails, food, and service. Ask for Kelly. She makes a Sazerac cocktail that would make Angel's weep. This is a favorite with local residents.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Spitz85, Owner at Bistro La Source, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you Steve!

Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

The service was wonderful but not annoying. They were very patient with us. We were a group of 5, and everyone had different preferences. I had mussels normande, pate, and short rib ravioli. The mussels were my favorite. The sauce was delicious. It was creamy...but light and the added bacon gave it a special flavor. The cool thing about the place is that on Mondays, you pay one price but can eat as many mussel variations as you with as long as you get a drink.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Spitz85, Owner at Bistro La Source, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you Bella!

Reviewed March 19, 2019

This restaurant has ambiance and looks to have a good bar. Certainly a nice place to go for a dinner but i struggled between giving it 3 v 4 stars. The menu also looks very interesting. Problem is that we weren't blown away by our...meals. My french soup was okay. My mushroom risotto was also okay but have had better. There were four of us and not one of us said this is amazing you need to try this next time. Plus though its a neighborhood type place it isn't cheap. I'd be willing to give it another shot in the future though.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Bistro La Source is more than just a restaurant with a nice bar, it's a destination all it's own, a second home to many. Of course many come for the amazing food (mussels Monday, stuffed pork chops...), excellent wine and drink list, and stylish, romantic,...small but not cramped, dining area (with a long generous wrap-around bar), but it also has an ambiance that you can't put a price on. It's a warm welcoming place full of friendly management, servers and bar tenders, and also many repeat customers (and by repeat, I mean almost daily visitors). It's truly a neighborhood local spot, but that is because everything is so good and reasonably priced, you want to visit often. In the Spring and Summer, they open the outside tables and you can enjoy the breeze off the nearby Hudson River. Absolutely my favorite restaurant/bar in Jersey City, and probably all of New Jersey (and most of Manhattan too).More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Spitz85, Owner at Bistro La Source, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank your for your kind review!

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Sorry for the confusion Bruce! We have updated our hours. Hope to see you at some point in the future.
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