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Bastille Day is July 14 – Here’s Where To Go for French Fare


This July 14, we will celebrate the 231st anniversary of Bastille Day, which is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution. However, you don’t need to have even stepped on French soil to celebrate – instead, you can head to one of the many French eateries we have in our Beacon neighborhood.

If you’re looking to enjoy authentic French dishes such as coq au vin, cassoulet and boeuf bourguignon on Bastille Day, check out some of these French restaurants nearby for a meal that’ll make you feel like you’re dining in the heart of Paris.

Madame Claude Bis, located at 390 4th St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a cozy, dimly lit cafe with outdoor tables serving up French bistro items.

This typical Parisian bistro is owned by a French husband-and-wife team who have brought French specialties to Jersey City while still utilizing local produce. You’ll love their weekly jazz band, charming atmosphere and cocktail menu of French cordials.

Bistro La Source, located at 85 Morris St, Jersey City which is an eight minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a restaurant with a patio serving French fare such as steak frites and mussels, plus fixed-price meals.

With over 25 years experience as a chef in some of Manhattan’s most prestigious restaurants, owner Bill Spitz takes great pride in the quality and presentation of each dish at Bistro La Source. Seasonal ingredients from local purveyor are always featured on the menu as well as hand-picked wine selections.

Madame Claude Bis

390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 876-8800

Bistro La Source

85 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 209-1717

Célébrez Bastille Day in Jersey City


Two hundred and thirty years after the storming of the Bastille, Bastille Day remains a symbol and celebration of liberty not just in France, but worldwide. So, it is only natural that Jersey City, a diverse city with breathtaking views of Lady Liberty, celebrates Bastille Day! The French American Academy is proud to be hosting this annual event for all ages.

If you love French wines, food and music than this is an event you don’t want to miss! It’s not every day (in New Jersey) you can indulge in authentic French escargot, savory crepes, cheeses and macarons all in one place while listening to live music. You’ll feel like you’re in the streets of Paris!

3rd Street will be lined with food and beverage booths, a stage for live music performances and high top tables to sit and enjoy your delicious French cuisine. The event is free but you can also purchase VIP Club tickets which includes champagne and cheese tasting while watching Tour de France.


Some participating restaurants in Jersey City are:


Choc O Pain – Their chocolate croissants are to die for!

Madame Claude – Authentic French food, live gypsy jazz and great cocktails!

Atlas – A favorite on Newark Ave for happy hour and live music.

La Cote – Great pasta dishes for dinner and they also serve brunch.

Ateliers du Chocolate – Perfect place to pick up delicious chocolates and truffles for a loved one.


Bastille Day Festival

The French American Academy

209 3rd Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Choc O Pain

530 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-2462


Madame Claude

390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 876-8800


La Cote

199 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-6639


Ateliers du Chocolate

321 Marin Blvd Suite #8, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-9220


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