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Don’t Leave The Dog at Home! Bring Him To These Dog-Friendly Jersey City Restaurants


Fido is man’s best friend. But what fun is it if you have to leave your furry friend at home at your Beacon apartment when you out to eat? Here in Jersey City, though, we have lots of eateries that won’t just allow your dog – they’ll welcome him!

If you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy a great meal but also let you dog enjoy the outdoors, then stop by some of these local eateries where he can grab a water bowl and some sunshine. Try not to fall victim to his begging at the table!

Barcade, located at 163 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a festive venue pairing classic video games with craft ales, plus familiar pub grub in an airy locale.

There are Barcade locations in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Connecticut, owned by four friends; Paul Kermizian, Pete Langway, and brothers Kevin and Scott Beard. Feel free to bring your dog to any of these locations and enjoy a cold beer outside!

O’Hara’s Downtown Sports Bar & Grill, located at 172 1st St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a large pub offering a menu of beers, burgers, ribs and more, plus trivia, DJs and sports on TV.

Located in the heart of downtown Jersey City, there’s always something happening at O’Hara’s and it makes for a great place to catch up with friends, unwind with a beer after work or just enjoy the game – all while hanging out with your dog at the outside dining area!



163 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-4555


O’Hara’s Downtown Sports Bar & Grill

172 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 239-7373


mothers day meal

Bring the Whole Family To These Family-Friendly Restaurants


Yes, Jersey City has tons of high-end eateries where you can go for a nice date, bring a business partner or show your friends a night out on the town. But how about a place where you can take the kids and keep the whole family satisfied?

Here in Jersey City, we have that, too – there are lots of family-friendly eateries near your Beacon apartment that have both the digs and the menu to keep the kids occupied and allow the adults to unwind. Take everyone to these fun Jersey City restaurants the next time you’re looking for a meal out!

Left Bank Burger Bar, located at 194 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an easygoing place serving all-natural burgers with an extensive selection of toppings, plus tap beers.

With some very creative burger options as well as an option to create your own personalized burger here, every family member will leave satisfied from this popular Jersey City restaurant. Plus, keep watch for information on their weekly Burger Battle!

Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory, located at 426 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves big stacks of pancakes and other breakfast items plus American and Greek comfort food in diner setting.

The Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory relentlessly seeks to redefine the diner experience of the past, while maintaining the comforting mystique that only an old-fashioned diner can provide. They consider your family their family!


Left Bank Burger Bar

194 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-4692


Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory

426 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-0471


Greek Mediterranean salad with feta cheese, olives and peppers

Veg Out For a Night At These Local Vegetarian Restaurants


The summer has all of us trying to get our swimsuit bodies ready for when we hit the beach and to no surprise, all of that barbecue, burgers and hot dogs haven’t helped much when it comes to our waistlines. However, if you want to take a little break from heavy meats, we have quite a few options near our Beacon apartments.

Near Jersey City, there are lots of great options for vegan or vegetarian cuisine which are ideal for those with vegetarian dietary preferences or if you just want to try your hand at a healthier dinner! Check them out below.

Chutneys, located at 827 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a family-run eatery offering homestyle Indian & Pakistani dishes, plus vegan and kosher menus.

Chutneys is a five-star vegetarian restaurant that makes for a delightful dining experience. Plus, they offer a friendly, charming staff from all over India who serves innovative Indian cuisine in an elegant and stylish setting.

Vatan, located at 839 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a casual, traditionally-decorated eatery serving vegetarian Northern and Southern Indian specialties.

Vatan is a cornerstone in the Jersey City community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. They are known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes and insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.



827 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 222-9909



839 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 839-5426


Happy Bastille Day red, white and blue macarons with French flag on white wood table with Vive La France sample text.

Check Out These French Restaurants for Bastille Day Near Your Beacon Apartment


Whether you hail right from Paris or you just enjoy a hot croissant fresh from the oven, there’s no reason not to celebrate Bastille Day when it comes around on July 14 – it’s the French version of the Fourth of July!

If you want to celebrate Bastille Day just like the French do, then check out these delicious French eateries near your Beacon apartment for an authentic experience that doesn’t require a plane ride.

Satis Bistro, located at 212 Washington St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic eatery serving European fare like charcuterie, seasonal entrees and wine, with a patio.

This upscale eatery is nothing like those stuffy French restaurants you’ve imagined – instead, Satis Bistro offers French cuisine with a modern twist where you’ll feel like you can be yourself and enjoy your meal. This is the perfect spot for Bastille Day!

Choc•O•Pain French Bakery and Café, located at 530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is guided by a passion for simple traditional French food, in combination with a strong belief that cooking should be based on using only the highest quality and freshest, local-when-possible ingredients.

Choc·o·Pain brings an old-fashioned “corner store” charm to the café, with a small but carefully curated assortment of hard-to-find French specialty items and cooking ingredients as well such as French candies and artisanal chocolate, spices, mustards, salts, French sugar cubes, local Honey and Alain Milliat jams.


Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151


Choc•O•Pain French Bakery and Café

530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-2462


southern soul food with fried chicken and collard greens

Get a Taste of the South at These Jersey City Southern-Themed Restaurants


As the weather warms up, there’s no reason not to enjoy what our friends in the South enjoy as their thermometers rise – grits, po’boys, seafood, collard greens and other Southern favorites!

We may be a ways away from the South here in bustling Jersey City, but hey, everyone craves some tasty fried fish once in a while. If you want to give Southern food a go, then check out these Southern eateries near your Beacon apartment this weekend!

Big Easy, located at 640 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a counter-serve eatery offering a menu of seafood and Cajun fare in a no-frills space.

This eatery, specializing in seafood and Cajun cuisine, will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the ‘Big Easy.’ You’re sure to be in for an evening of relaxation with the comfort foods that can be found here!

Two Boots Pizza, located at 133 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an offbeat chain serving cornmeal-crusted pizzas with quirky Cajun toppings in a kid-friendly space.

Two Boots — named for the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana — was born in the East Village in 1987 thanks to Doris Kornish and Phil Hartman, indie filmmakers who loved Cajun food and culture. Come in and sample their vision!


Big Easy

640 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 333-3535


Two Boots Pizza

133 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 209-1250