If you’re looking for spots that are sure to wow your date, look no further. Jersey City is filled with amazing spots with eye-catching drinks, great ambience, and beautiful decor.
335 Newark Ave
At Cellar 335, ordering a Large Format tiki drink to share with your date isa must. They have Zombie Priest Punch, Scorpion’s Tail, and Rope Tow From Rum Row on their menu – each one serves 2-3 people with an incredible presentation.
502 Washington Blvd
Impress your date with a delicious Italian seafood dinner and a view of the Manhattan along the Hudson. Even if you just stop by for a drink, the space is incredible and worth the trip for date night. Reservations are highly encouraged!
2 Second St
A great spot along the Hudson with a relaxed vibe and a view of Manhattan, Lokal is a must for brunch dates and dinner dates alike! Enjoy patio seating on a nice summer day, decorated with string lights for a cozy vibe. Be sure to grab the Instagram-ready signature Elliott Stubb cocktail when you stop by, topped with bee pollen and a flower.
185 Hudson St
Porto Leggero is a wonderful Italian restaurant in the Harborside area, serving up tasty Italian dishes like their Gnocchi Bolognese or Salmon Pignoli. Stop by for dinner and share a homemade tiramisu with your date!
RoofTop at Exchange Place
1 Exchange Pl
If you want waterfront views with rooftop drinks, head over to RoofTop at Exchange Place. The Rooftop Bar and Terrace offer unobstructed views of the Manhattan Skyline with plenty of seating on two levels. Choose to sit in the Terrace for dinner and head up to the roof for drinks beside a firepit.
15 Fox Place
15 Fox Pl
Offering the ultimate one-of-a-kind experience, 15 Fox Place is a must-visit. This reservation-only hidden gem offers great Italian dishes in a cozy, warm home that makes you feel like you’re part of the family. There is no menu available – 15 Fox Place offers a six-course, prix fixe, family-style dinner. And they’re BYOB!
500 Jersey Ave
Kitchen Step is a beautifully decorated restaurant on Grove Street offering creative, flavorful dishes for everyone! They often feature vegan dishes on their menu (which changes seasonally) and drink specials during the week. They’re also open for brunch if you want to enjoy the warm weather and brunch cocktails.
Madame Claude Bis
390 4th St
Madame Claude Bis is perfect for an intimate French dinner with live music or classic movies during the week. This is a great choice if you and your date are looking to try new foods or want to enjoy dinner with entertainment during the night. Reservations are highly recommended!
76 Audrey Zapp Dr
Enjoy dinner and drinks around a firepit with open space and great views of Manhattan in the Liberty Park area. Liberty House (and all Landmark venues) are amazingly decorated spaces with menus to match, making this a great choice whether it’s for a first date or the 20th date.
200 Greene St
Bring your date for sushi and sake at DOMODOMO if you’re looking for a light yet tasty dinner. Try their signature DOMOKASE experience with the chef’s choice of premium sushi and your choice of hand roll and dessert, or keep it simple with their hot dishes like Uni Pasta made with squid ink noodles and the Korean fried chicken served with pickled radish.
239 Marin Blvd
Enjoy a classic steak dinner when you stop by Edward’s Steakhouse on Marin Blvd. Sit down in a historic building, order New York-style chops and seafood, and enjoy a high-end experience. Try their Crab Meat Cocktail from the raw bar, Escargot Bourguigon, or the Dry Aged Porterhouse for two.
Light Horse Tavern
199 Washington St
Light Horse Tavern is open again, just in time for summer dates! Stop by their Breakfast Garage for a cute brunch date or head over for dinner specials during the week, including their weekly Steamed Lobster special served with spiced corn on the cob.
364 Grove St
Who doesn’t love a craft cocktail? Dullboy offers unique, delicious cocktails and American dishes in an industrial, brick-walled space. Stop by for Punch Sundays from 12PM to 3PM to try their Holy Water or Dark Arts punches, and you could even come back for their movie nights!
507 Palisade Ave
Corto is a beautiful Italian restaurant in the Heights, perfect for a casual or an elegant dinner in a vintage space. Enjoy creative dishes with locally sourced ingredients, from their Octopus starter to their Agnolotti pasta. They’re also BYOB!
Sushi By Bou
218A Newark Ave
Enjoy an intimate speakeasy experience with Omakase and drinks when you stop by Sushi by Bou. Grab craft cocktails and sit back in the lounge as you trust the chef to serve up delicious, uniquely-crafted sushi.