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Date Night on the River: Waterfront Restaurants Near Edgewater, NJ

by Jean Lee
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It may just be us, but sometimes, food just hits differently when it comes with a side of a gorgeous waterfront view.  Luckily, Hudson County sits directly across from Manhattan on the Hudson River, which means the dining is prime for views – specially the Edgewater area. Keep reading for a complete list of riverside dining options in Edgewater, Weehawken, West New York.

Chart House | 1700 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken

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This might be a chain restaurant, but the views are one of a kind. Located just South of Edgewater in nearby Weehawken, this riverfront restaurant is located right near the Lincoln Harbor ferry terminal. There are delicious cocktails (The Hoboken Girl recommends the Butterfly Effect), and there are even tasty mocktails on the menu. There are no bad menu items, but the swordfish with blue cheese butter is amazing. Open Table even named this place one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S.

Read More: The Best Restaurants With a Waterfront View in Hoboken + Jersey City

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse + Wine Bar | 90 The Promenade, Edgewater

Tucked away at the end of the City Center shopping mall, this is a cannot-miss restaurant with amazing views of Manhattan (and Jersey City). The wine list is extensive and boasts some options that are exclusively offered here at this restaurant. The filet mignon is amazing, and all of the sides are delicious. Anyone with a food allergy will appreciate the extra care the staff takes. When making a reservation, allergies can be listed, and they will again confirm upon arrival at your table.

Haven Riverfront Restaurant + Bar | 2 Main Street, Edgewater

Haven is a great spot for views, but the views of the river and skyline are just as amazing. Open seven days a week, this place is great to visit for brunch (on weekends), lunch, or dinner, and they even have a separate vegan/vegetarian menu. The brunch game here is also strong. You can order a la carte or the pre-fixe menu which is $39 for one brunch item and 2 bellinis, mimosas, or bloody marys. Architectural Digest even named Haven as  “One of The World’s 16 Most Spectacular Waterfront Restaurants”

Hudson Pot | 595 River Road Building C, Edgewater


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The Mitsuwa Marketplace has various Japanese stores and groceries. Hudson Pot is located right on the water, so diners can enjoy their Japanese fare with gorgeous views of upper Manhattan. Located just down the street from Sojo Spa, this could be a great spot before or after a relaxing massage. The menu itself includes different vegetarian and meat pots with broth and noodles or rice, as well as other dishes.

Molos | 1 County Road 682, Weehawken


Tucked behind a few different apartment complexes, Molos can be quite unassuming but don’t sleep on this place. It’s a luxury, upscale Mediterranean restaurant specializing in seafood. There are a few signature dishes including a full fish and saganaki flame, a Greek flaming cheese dish. The sustainable menu also includes classic dishes like filet mignon souvlaki, fresh fish market, and different farm-to-table sides. Make sure to adhere to the smart casual dress code.

Pier 115 | 115 River Road, Edgewater


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Complete with indoor and outdoor dining, Pier 115 feels like a little oasis in Edgewater. The menu ranges from wood-fired pizzas to sushi, and it’s all delicious. Getting here might be a bit confusing, but just keep walking to the water, and when you get there, keep going. The entrance is closer to the end of the piece at the end of the open-air parking garage. The beer list is extensive, as are the TVs filled with different sports games. On the weekends this place is open late, until midnight.

Son Cubano | 40-4 Riverwalk Place, West New York

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Just off Port Imperial Boulevard, Son Cubano boasts an impressive Cuban menu with live music. This Supper Club has $10 signature cocktails and great appetizers to start (The Hoboken Girl recommends the guacamole). This month, Son Cubano is having dinner and a show with West Side Story presented by critically acclaimed Broadway actors. Check the website for more information. Make sure to adhere to the smart casual dress code.

The Yacht Club | 541 River Road, Edgewater

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The views here are epic (you can see all the way to the Statue of Liberty), but the interior is also just as lovely. During the warmer months, make sure to sit outside if you can (though it is heated all year round). This trendy place has a great menu, especially for brunch. The breakfast tacos are to die for, and on Sunday there is a whole lobster feast with a, well, lobster-filled menu.

See More: Where to See Views of the Manhattan Skyline in Essex County

Taverna Veranda | ​​725 River Road, Edgewater


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Tucked to the side in the unassuming Edgewater Marketplace, this Mediterranean restaurant has great views, as well as interesting interior decor, and a delicious menu. It is quite extensive and, with an entirely separate dip menu. The cocktails have catchy names, and the “Life is too short for bad coffee” is a must-try. After spending the day at Sojo Spa, come here for a great dinner on the water. 

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