Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Jersey City

Looking for the perfect romantic spot for dinner is a lot easier said than done. There are nights for celebration, for congratulations, for anniversaries, and nights where just pure romance is on the agenda. Whatever it is you are looking for, we have the spot for you. Read on for our roundup of some of the best spots in Jersey City to have a super {romantic} dinner date:

Third and Vine {353 3rd Street}

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If you are looking for traditional romance, look no further than Third and Vine. Only the finest of wines and cheeses are served to wow your date. Be ready to get close and cozy as plates are meant to share.

Cellar335 {335 Newark Avenue}

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The atmosphere is everything when going for a romantic date night and this is the ideal spot when it comes to that. A blend of Asian-American food + tiki-inspired drinks makes for a great start to the evening before heading out dancing or bar hopping.

Dullboy {364 Grove Street}

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If you’re trying to feel fancy AF but still enjoy regular food, Dullboy is the way to go. Comfort foods like mac & cheese and tater tots are elevated by adding in sophisticated elements such as duck fat and mystery sauces. They also serve delish cocktails.

Madame Claude Bis {390 1st Street}

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A “speakeasy” entrance automatically screams exclusive and romantic. Feel like you are whisking your date away, especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays where live jazz music will be filling the background of your delicious meal. Traditional French cuisine is their specialty so be sure to try crowd faves like the crepes and moules. Read more about this romantic French spot here.

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Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Drive}

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This spot is an elevated happy hour and dinner spot complete with views, but on weekends, linger over a long dinner at this traditional wedding location to catch a glimpse of a couple tying the knot. With unmatched views of the city, it’s hard to not feel the romance here.

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Porta {135 Newark Avenue}


When in the spirit of “the more the merrier” for your date night, head on over to this lively eatery for a group date. Get started with fun drinks like Fools Gold or a Strawberry Bee’s Knees and then dance the night away {after enjoying some pizza, of course}. Be sure to check their site for nights with live music or a DJ.

Taqueria Downtown {354 Grove Street}


Head here to keep the romance up but the cost down. Real authentic Mexican food with a casual vibe that won’t break the bank. Because tacos are always romantic, duh. 

Iron Monkey {99 Greene Street}

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Rooftops and romance go together like you and your beau. This time of year is perfect to feel the outdoor elements over shared shrimp ceviche and a cast iron brownie — yum.

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Satis Bistro {212 Washington Street}

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Wine and dine is exactly what you’ll do at Satis Bistro. An extensive list of upscale courses and wine selections will allow you to pull out all the spots for your loved one. Be sure to take a peek at their upcoming events for an extended date night.

Where’s your fave date-night spot in Jersey City? Share with us in the comments!

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Written by:

Jordan and Joelle, contributors and volunteer coordinators to HobokenGirl are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found baking cookies, reading the latest books, or walking their yorkie-poo Chica. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town