Talde {+ Miss Wong’s} in Downtown Jersey City Has Closed

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Talde in downtown Jersey City, which opened in 2015, has officially closed its doors. On August 13th, the Asian-American restaurant posted an image to its Instagram account that announced the closing — along with a caption that read, “After four years, it’s time to say goodbye. Jersey City, it’s been a pleasure.” Although the reasons for closing are still unknown {RIP, Talde}, we’re hoping something equally enticing will be taking its place.

This closing, however, comes after Eater New York announced in January 2019 that the restaurant group behind Talde, Three Kings, had been dissolved. Soon after, Talde’s sister location in Park Slope officially closed its doors, Eater New York reported in another article.

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{Photo credit: @taldejc’s Instagram account on August 13th, 2019}

In Jersey City, however, the Erie Street restaurant stood its ground till August — but announced its closing this month. It will be missed for its Asian-American dishes like an oyster + bacon pad thai and a weekly drag brunch that was as entertaining as the food was delicious. Here’s a bit more about what Talde in downtown Jersey City had to offer. 

The Atmosphere

One of the most notable things about this JC restaurant was its size, as it practically took up the whole corner it called home. The open layout, however, featured a long table right smack dab in the center of the space, an extensive bar, and square tables for smaller parties.

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The Drinks

{Photo credit: @taldejc}

Of course, before indulging in one of Talde’s many menu items, the drinks were a must-try.  Some of the memorable libations that were on Talde’s list included a refreshing Mule made with a mix of seasonal fruits, vodka, and ginger beer and the Jersey City Sling — a perfect blend of gin, pepper syrup, and pomelo juice {think grapefruit juice without all the pucker}, completed with a spicy pepper rim.

The Food

{Photo credit: @taldejc}

Ok, so now for what Talde was known for — it’s food. Appetizers included savory options like the shrimp shumai {perfectly steamed with Old Bay and accompanied by Chinese sausage}, kung pao chicken wings with peanuts and buttermilk ranch, or pretzel pork and chive dumplings

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Beyond the appetizers, mains included noodle dishes like the oyster + bacon pad thai and the spicy beef short rib kare kare. Heartier dishes with meat included the Filipino barbecue pork, General Talde’s Chicken, and more. It’s safe to say these will be missed!

Miss Wong’s Speakeasy

After all of the delicious food items Talde offered, diners would’ve been remiss to skip Miss Wong’s speakeasy underneath the restaurant which is also closing. On weekends, Talde hosted a DJ so this underground spot had a fun/classy feel without being too uptight. Now that it’s closed, there will always be a special place in our hearts for what was once one of the liveliest places in JC.

Have you been to Talde before it closed? What was your favorite thing to order? Let us know in the comments! 

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Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.