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Lighthorse Tavern

199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
+1 201-946-2028
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

A friend and I dined here. We were seated at a great table (towards the back near a corner.) It was quiet with subdued lighting. Our server was pleasant and attentive. I had Shrimp Cocktail and the Pork Porterhouse. My friend had a 1.5 lb....More

Thank William H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of good stuff to say about this restaurant. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was friendly, and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the burger, that was well above average, the meat loaf was also excellent. Sounds like I went to eat diner food,...More

Thank SimcoeCountyFoodie
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We've visited several times, and each time the food is excellent. I've had several things from the menu, and they're all good. Great salmon, scallops, many other things as well. The decor and service are also excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Food, drinks and atmosphere is amazing! Prices are very reasonable too. We had the Light Horse Raw Bar Platter, everything were excellent! You will love the dignified ambiance.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Such a nice place, cozy! Very nice people! Martha is great. She served us and she recommended the best. No more words! Go for it! 😉

Thank Corina N
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

After getting seated. We were basically ignored. We did get some bread. It was stale. They brought water and were serving every table around us. So. We left. And there did not notice is leaving.

1  Thank jphinme
Reviewed 24 May 2017

On a visit to NYC over the New Years Eve period, we were staying just down the street from the Lighthorse Tavern and after reading some great reviews, we booked a table. We booked the table before coming on the trip, and the staff were...More

1  Thank steven e
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The food selection and quality is top-notch. The service is very professional if a little cold. There has never been a wait but the place is always pleasantly full.

Thank shanadevil
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great atmosphere, whether for a casual meal or something more formal (party, work meeting, etc). Food is consistently good here. Recommend the burgers and fish & chips. Short ribs when available as special are incredible.

Thank Tim&Carly
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I visited on a Sunday evening for dinner as The Lighthorse Tavern had been recommended by a colleague. At 7pm the bar and restaurant were buzzy but I managed to get a table easily, the friendly hostess offering me a choice of a couple that...More

Thank TJF1976
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Edward B
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Response from HeinBloed | Reviewed this property |
Not really. No parking yard of its own. Residential area.
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Robert Y
1 February 2015|
Response from FrancCAR | Reviewed this property |
I was there for brunch, don't recall wine list or not. If they position self as a wine bar, then absolutely should ... could use that incredible bar as a showpiece for their featured bottles!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
    (Morris Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-946-2028
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