While Hoboken and Jersey City have always been go-to spots for incredible food and drinks, outdoor dining and the accompanying “streatery” situations that came about during COVID seem to have added even more options for diners. Especially as the sun shines and warm breezes kick in, so does our desire to spend as much time outdoors as possible — especially while eating and drinking. With so many picturesque locations to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go to eat a meal outside. If being surrounded by gorgeous and colorful flowers, greenery and decor is of the utmost importance to you (think of the most Instagram-worthy settings in Hudson County) there’s certainly no shortage of restaurants to go close to home in Hoboken + Jersey City. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor dining spots with beautiful florals in Hoboken + Jersey City to take al fresco dining to a new level.
Charritos Taqueria | 518 Washington Street
The only thing better than sipping on a frozen margarita in the sunshine is doing it outside at the colorful and delicious Charritos on 5th and Washington. Now specializing in almost exclusively tacos, this indoor/outdoor dining spot has a beautiful streatery where diners can sit underneath brightly colored decor and coordinated hanging florals.
Il Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street
Nestled back on 7th and Clinton Street in Hoboken, Il Tavolo di Palmisano never disappoints when it comes to outdoor (and indoor) decor. Known for its gorgeous, winding flower displays at the entrance, there is also a beautiful side area for outdoor dining that is surrounded by vibrant seasonal blooms. (And yes, they’re not real — but that just means they’re around for longer!)
Joey No Nuts | 638 Willow Avenue
Best known for being allergy-safe and having a super convenient walk-up window in town, Joey No Nuts is usually a grab-and-go destination for most. But outside, just around the corner from the ordering window, there’s one little table up on an adorable pedestal and surrounded by bright hanging florals, which makes for a cozy spot to catch up on some emails, or with an old friend. (Just a heads up, the cafe doesn’t have public Wi-Fi, so bring your hotspot!)
Olivia’s | 1038 Garden Street
This cozy corner hotspot is known for its delicious dishes and craft cocktails, but it also has boast gorgeous views of Garden Street, surrounded by pretty planted white florals. The cozy banquettes are a treat for winter, but in the spring and summer, we like the urban garden feel of the outdoor tables. HG Insider Tip: Order the Mare Frito — a delectable combo of fried shrimp, calamari, and oysters with a savory aioli.
Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street
Serving up homemade pasta, seasonal small plates, and tasty brunch, Sorellina on the corner of 11th and Washington Street has a patio dining area plus a charming wooden streatery bordered by vibrant purple, pink, and white blooms. The restaurant has ‘apertivo hour’ daily from 4PM to 6PM and all night on Tuesdays, with an Italian-themed menu of small plates and cocktails that transports diners directly to Milan without the six-hour flight. On Wednesdays, seasonal wine flights are available, with updated pours each week.
Elysian Cafe | 1001 Washington Street
Elysian Cafe’s outdoor decor game is strong, and a perfect match for its iconic green and white exterior. The outdoor seating wraps around its corner location, so diners can relax and sip on a spritz or cold draft while enjoying the hustle and bustle of Washington Street. Elysian Cafe is always a fan-favorite for outdoor dining, incredible french fries, and brunch.
The Boil | 8 Erie Street
Don’t be surprised to see The Boil on this list. It may be everyone’s favorite spot for an expertly prepared seafood boil, but it’s also an incredibly well-decorated spot inside and out. Colorful exterior decor with a maritime theme sets the tone, while an interior tiki-themed courtyard dining area carries it home. It’s fun, funky, and always a good time.
Dullboy | 364 Grove Street
Patio bar, Pala, at Dullboy in Jersey City will transport guests to a tropical island amongst bright pink and blue accents. With delicious cocktails and plates, the Pala bar also transforms into an outdoor movie theater on Sunday — check out its IG for the schedule. Dullboy is tucked into an unassuming building in downtown Jersey City near the Grove Street PATH station and is one of our favorite spots for a cocktail.
Matthew’s Food and Drink | 351 Grove Street
There’s certainly no shortage of beautiful flowers and luxe greenery at Matthew’s Food and Drink. Both inside and outside, Matthew’s natural decor further elevates the modern, clean vibes within this neighborhood restaurant on Grove Street.
Harry’s Daughter | 339 Communipaw Avenue
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Having just reopened after some maintenance and improvements, Harry’s Daughter in JC not only serves up Carribean favorites (and incredible rum punch) but also has an outdoor shed-style eating area with picnic tables and draped floral garland. It’s the ideal reprieve from city vibes, and the next best thing to being on a sunny vacation.