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These Hoboken + Jersey City Restaurants Have the Best Holiday Decor

by Danielle Farina
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It’s no secret that as you get older, the holiday season looks a lot different than it did as a kid — classroom activities turn into dinner reservations, hot cocoa becomes hot cocktails, and receiving gifts… well, that’s a big ol’ dent in the bank account. Still, the magic never seems to fade, and here in Hoboken + Jersey City, we can largely thank our small business owners for that, who deck their halls (and menus) with magical and festive items each year. We’ve compiled a list of local Hoboken + Jersey City restaurants that have totally leaned into the holiday spirit, with top-tier holiday decor worth checking out this season. Read on for a list of Hoboken + Jersey City spots with the best holiday decor.


Augustino’s | 1104 Washington Street

A reservation here is a Christmas miracle in itself, but for those who manage, this longtime Hoboken staple has adorned its old-school interior with wreaths and lights galore.

Backstage | 1039 Washington Street

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The space behind Sirenetta was created to be a neighborhood stop for romantic drinks, a nightcap with friends, or a unique place to celebrate a special occasion — and what better time for that than the holidays? Expect trees, lights, and a whole lot of festive beverages in festive glasses.

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Bin 14 | 1314 Washington Street


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Bin 14’s holiday wine yard is giving “holiday” in the way Europeans use it: vacation. With a tree in the center of the space and wicker baskets adorned with garland, this Hoboken spot is perfect for anyone wishing they were spending Christmas on a vineyard in Italy (read: us).

Dear Maud | 205 1st Street

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Dear Maud is always bringing the decor A Game, but for the holiday season, this local spot has brightened its trademark wall vines with silver and gold. The elegant, yet cozy ornamentation pairs well with the seasonal Hot Irish Coffee on the menu.

Dino + Harry’s | 163 14th Street

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Dino + Harry’s has holiday vibes by nature (cozy steakhouse where you’d bring your parents), but that doesn’t stop this local legend from participating in the fun.

Grand Vin | 500 Grand Street

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Everyone knows you come to Hoboken for the chic and cozy vibes, but you stay for the food — and Grand Vin is no exception. For years, this spot has been a holiday date night go-to, with ornaments hanging from the ceiling and garlands along the banisters.

Il Tavolo | 700 Clinton Street


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In honor of the late Robert Hoff, Il Tavolo has added a pop of pink to its holiday decor, a color favored by the former GM who passed away earlier this year. Pink and white ornaments hang from the walls and ceiling, a colorful tribute to a beloved Hoboken resident.

Leo’s Grandevous | 200 Grand Street

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Yes, that is a Christmas Tree hanging upside down from the ceiling — no, we have no explanation, except that this is Leo’s and we love this for them.

Madison Bar + Grill | 1316 Washington Street


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“Stockings hung by the chimney with care” has never been more true than at The Madison. For just $5, guests can hang a stocking along the bar wall and a portion of the proceeds go to the Hoboken Shelter. A wonderful holiday tradition that happens every year.

Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street

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Stepping into Sorellina feels like stepping into the North Pole, if the North Pole was an upscale Italian restaurant with a rotating menu and wine bar. The seasonal drinks are not to be missed: there’s even a gingerbread espresso martini with a gingerbread man etched onto the top.

Sirenetta | 1039 Washington Street

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The sister spot of Sorellina and the front half of Backstage, Sirenetta deservedly lands a spot on this list. A truly one-of-a-kind locale in town, enjoy a mix of coastal and Christmas vibes with seafood, Italian-inspired dishes, and a menu of festive drinks.



Jersey City

The Archer | 176 Newark Avenue

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Given that The Archer already has a fireplace, it doesn’t need to decorate to be in the holiday spirit — but it does, with stockings, wreaths, and lights, making this Jersey City bar feel all the more magical in December.

The Ashford | 145 Newark Avenue


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The Ashford does nothing small, with four floors (including a rooftop) and nine bars within the space. For the holidays, this multi-level bar has over-the-top festive drinks, colorful lights hanging throughout, and many a photo op for anyone still looking to snap a holiday card.

Cellar 335 | 335 Newark Avenue

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For the past few years, Cellar 335 has transformed into Sleighs and Leis, a tropical holiday pop-up that features the restaurant’s same selection of Asian-inspired dishes and an array of fruity cocktails in holiday mugs (think: Grinch mug, Santa mug, etc.) We visited the pop-up last year, and you can read all about that here.

dullboy | 364 Grove Street


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Not only is dullboy decked out for the season, but it also plays weekly holiday movies in its backyard Pala Bar on Sundays. The movies are announced on its IG every week, and you can learn more about the experience here.

Felina Steak at Hudson House | 2 Chapel Avenue 

We’ve already made a list of local spots where you can cozy up next to a firepit — but if you’re looking to do that on a rooftop with holiday decorations and seasonal drinks, Felina Steak in Jersey City is your spot. 

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Miracle on Mercer at Franklin Social | 292 Barrow Street

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The Miracle pop-ups have made their way throughout New Jersey (and the rest of the country), and lucky for us, Franklin Social in Jersey City has been a reliable host for the last few years. Called Miracle on Mercer, the pop-up has completely transformed this Barrow Street bar into the kitschy Christmas home of your favorite Hallmark movie, with over 10 festive cocktail options. More on the pop-up here.

Madame | 390 4th Street

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Newer to the Jersey City scene, Madame has decorated its speakeasy-like space with garland, oversized ornaments, and all things silver and gold. It’s as elegant inside as the name ‘Madame’ suggests. A noteworthy detail: the chef behind the operation just recently was on the Food Network’s Chopped.

Maddy Rose Restaurant | 76 Audrey Zapp Drive 

With its unmatched views of New York City and famed espresso martini tower (as seen on The Hoboken Girl‘s Instagram), Maddy Rose is always a gem for a night out. To accompany the oversized chess board outside, this JC restaurant has some IG-worthy oversized ornaments in the back, along with trees and regular-sized ornaments throughout the space inside. 

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