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Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Jersey City

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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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:


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. The bar serves delish cocktails.

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Kitchen Step | 500 Jersey Ave.

Just around the corner from Van Vorst Park is this cozy spot, serving American classics with a twist. Outdoor seating around a fire pit or in a private greenhouse is certain to set the mood for a casual but memorable night.

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The Hamilton Inn | 708 Jersey Ave.

The Hamilton Inn has you covered for a romantic setting, both indoors and out. Indoors, the exposed brick walls and long wooden bar make for the perfect backdrop to a nightcap. Outdoors, at ‘Camp Hamilton’, outdoor seating, string lights, and drinks served from a vintage Airstream camper make for a festive setting. In the colder months, fire pits and heat lamps are available.

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 the website 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

See More: Hoboken on a Budget: A Guide to Eating + Drinking For Less

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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