Located just a quick train ride away from New York City, Hoboken and Jersey City often attract many celebrities. It doesn’t hurt that some of the best food and drink in the tri-state area is right here in Hudson County, too, making stars want to come and satisfy palettes with high-quality, mouth-watering eats, luxurious hotel stays, and more. If you’re looking to track down your favorite athlete, actor, musician, or reality star, we’ve rounded up the places to find celebrities in Hoboken and Jersey City. Read on to learn more about who’s who from Hollywood popping up in Hudson County.
Augustino’s | 1104 Washington Street
Celebrity photographs adorn the walls of this uptown Hoboken eatery. From the Jonas Brothers to NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, celebs flock to Augustino’s to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. The small eatery is often booked up for a reason, with cuisine so good people from across the Tri-State area commute to enjoy pasta, appetizers, and more.
Benny Tudino’s | 622 Washington Street
Like Augustino’s, photos of celebrities are hung across the walls of this midtown Hoboken pizzeria, including a photograph of current President Joe Biden. Celebrities enjoy the state’s biggest slice, to say the least. The pizzeria is open late, and slices and pies alike can be customized, so celebs can get exactly what they’re looking for.
Blue Eyes | 525 Sinatra Drive
Authentic Italian eats pay homage to Hoboken’s native celebrity, Frank Sinatra, at Blue Eyes. The 360-degree windows allow for views of the park and the skyline, and fresh-made eats have drawn celebrities like Sting to the Hoboken waterfront. Grab a pizza or pasta and dine as the celebs do, all in front of a Hoboken sunset.
Del Frisco’s | 221 River Street
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The waterfront views and mouthwatering steaks draw celebrities like basketball legend Dennis Rodman to Del Frisco’s. The steakhouse is known across the area for having some of the best upscale food in the city, and famous people are sure to take note. Come for the view and stay for the view at this upscale steakhouse.
Dino + Harry’s | 163 14th Street
This iconic, uptown steakhouse has even been a movie set. Athletes, actors, and reality stars alike find themselves enjoying the mouthwatering steak and fine wines. The building dates back to the late 1800s, and many of the original details are still present in the space.
Green Rock | 70 Hudson Street
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New York Giants like quarterback Daniel Jones are known to visit Green Rock. Legendary in Hoboken for over a decade, this bar underwent a renovation a few years ago, making it an ideal destination for football season. Throw napkins in the air and dance to electronic tunes while rubbing elbows with football legends at this downtown bar.
Pier 13 | 1301 Sinatra Drive
Reality stars, athletes, and celebrities alike flock to this outdoor food and drink spot. Take in the breathtaking city views, enjoy a sunny day, and snack on some tacos and treats while celeb spotting. It’s the perfect summer destination.
The Pig + Parrot | 77 Hudson Street
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If you’re a New Jersey Devils fan, stop into this happening bar, just steps from the PATH, and take in all the photos of the current Devils players, including captain Nico Hischier and superstar Jack Hughes. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the real guys in front of their portraits, enjoying nights off at this bar. Jam out to some Taylor Swift and take in college sports surrounded by hockey pros.
The W Hotel | 225 River Street
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When the celebs are in town, they often stay at the prestigious W Hotel to enjoy New York City skyline views and upscale amenities. It’s close enough to the city to get there with ease but also close enough to movie locations in New Jersey that make it a prime, accessible destination. Hang out in the lobby or grab a bite at the hotel restaurant and get your celeb-spotting on.
Battello | 502 Washington Street
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Come for the food and stay for the views – both of the waterfront and of the celebs that come far and wide to dine at Battello, one of Jersey City’s most famous Italian restaurants. Chef Ryan DePersio’s creations draw a big crowd, and reality stars, musicians, and actresses alike can be seen enjoying the restaurant and event space.
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Hyatt Regency Hotel | 2 Exchange Place
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This hotel has a convenient location, a high-class reputation, and plenty of celebrities that come through. There are tons of amenities, including a gym, room service, and a fitness center, so there’s no shortage of luxury. Celebrities with New York City appearances often choose the Hyatt Regency to spend a few nights.
Liberty House | 76 Audrey Zapp Drive
Again, the views are what draw the stars and locals alike to Liberty House. There’s a private dining space and an event venue, and reality stars and actors in the area for filming find themselves at Liberty House, primed to dine on risotto, sushi, and more. It’s a landmark for good reason.
Razza | 275 – 277 Grove Street
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With a reputation for the best pizza in New Jersey, it’s no wonder Razza gets celebrity attention. Actress Marisa Tomei and celebrity chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay have all been seen dining on the pizza artigianale. You know it’s good pizza when world-renowned chefs are sitting down to enjoy it.
UFC Gym | 300 Coles Street
Once the spot where Justin Bieber worked out, celebs in the area often stop into UFC Gym to get their sweat on. Whether they’re locals or in town for a special occasion, this gym offers the stars top-quality instructors and plenty of space for physical activity.
The Westin Hotel | 479 Washington Boulevard
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Another high-end accommodation, The Westin allows celebrities easy access to Manhattan while maintaining a certain level of privacy. Many stars take up residence at The Westin while filming or spending long periods of time in New York City, so the lobby could prove a worthy star-spotting location.