Enjoy Your Holiday Dinner at These Jersey City Restaurants


If you’re planning on hosting Christmas dinner this year, you’re probably already planning on spending every minute from when the kids open their presents to when they go to sleep cooking in your Beacon kitchen. However, with all of the amazing restaurants nearby open for Christmas dinner, there’s no need to spend Dec. 25 cooking over a hot stove.

Kick back this Christmas and enjoy items such as baked ham, prime rib, roasted Brussels sprouts and gingerbread without ever picking up a single pan. These eateries near your Beacon apartment have all of your Christmas wishes on their tables!

Blue Eyes Restaurant, located at 525 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a light-filled, modern Italian restaurant with a Frank Sinatra theme and a riverfront patio with skyline views.

If you’re looking for a taste of Italy this Christmas, then Blue Eyes Restaurant is the place to go – they have a wood burning oven made out of bricks that has been flown from Naples, Italy, to offer you the most authentic pizza Napoletana. Plus, they serve a variety of pastas, appetizers, paninis, desserts, gelato and assorted coffees.

Porto Leggero, located at 185 Hudson St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an upscale, chandelier-filled venue serving Italian fare in a high-ceilinged space with tall windows.

Fully exposed behind a two-story wall of glass, the modern interior is softened with mahogany archways, tumbled brick and richly textured upholstery. The finely appointed tables are dressed in white linen. Although waterfront restaurants are plentiful along the Gold Coast of the Hudson, few have a cuisine comparable to Porto Leggero.

Blue Eyes Restaurant

525 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 683-6861

Porto Leggero

185 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07311

(201) 434-3200

Indian Cuisine Is Always On The Menu At These Authentic Eateries


Here in Jersey City, we are surrounded by a bustling culinary scene that allows you to travel the world via plate, all without ever going further than a few miles from your Beacon apartment. This includes our local Indian eateries, which offer all of your authentic favorites like chicken tikka masala, biryani, naan, samosas and more.

Ready to indulge with some delicious Indian comfort cuisine now that fall is here? Stop by these Jersey City Indian restaurants for outdoor dining or takeout.

Amiya, located at 101 Hudson St, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers refined, contemporary Indian cuisine in a fine dining setting which is the perfect atmosphere for a night out on the town or a simple afternoon lunch.

Amiya is headed by Chef Girish, who juxtaposes the traditional qualities of Indian cuisine that diners crave with ingredients not traditionally seen on a typical Indian menu. The delightful menu is inspired by Chef Girish’s deep knowledge of Indian cuisine, his skill and his boundless imagination.

VaibhaV Indian Restaurant, located at 737 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a relaxed BYOB eatery providing an array of traditional Indian fare.

Vaibhav aims to bring the essence of the rich Indian heritage of taste and culinary culture. Their chefs excel in treating diners with the most delectable spreads and they have proven themselves over the years to be a sophisticated yet comforting destination.


101 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 433-8000

VaibhaV Indian Restaurant

737 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 533-9500

Celebrate National Guacamole Day on September 16


No matter the upcharge, we’re all usually on the same page when it comes to guacamole – yes, please! No one can resist a hearty bowl of guacamole, especially if it’s freshly made and mixed with all of your favorite Mexican toppings alongside a bowl of tortilla chips.

Luckily, here in Jersey City, we have lots of authentic Mexican restaurants that specialize in guacamole which will have you coming back for dip after dip, especially on National Guacamole Day on September 16. You’ll certainly need a second order of chips – or two – to finish off these delectable bowls!

Orale Mexican Kitchen, located at 341 Grove St, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a buzzing hangout with quirky “Day of the Dead” decor, big tequila menu and classic comfort food.

Orale is a fun and unique space to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine with a bar that includes some of the best handcrafted cocktails. They offer tons of guacamole varieties, including those made with crispy braised pork belly, a house special blend and agave.

Gringo’s, located at 12 Coles St, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a modern taqueria offering spirited takes on Mexican street food and a vast tequila collection.

Gringo’s is inspired by the fusion of ancient techniques and modern dining sensibility. It’s where the best of Mexican and American cuisines become one to provide the most unique tastes unavailable anywhere else. Through collaboration of shared culinary cultures, they’ve crafted an unforgettable experience of diverse flavors through relatable food and exciting cocktails.

Orale Mexican Kitchen

341 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 333-0001


12 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 389-4110

Enjoy Rooftop Dining At These Local Restaurants


We know – at this point, you’re more than used to outdoor dining. However, what if that outdoor dining meant overlooking the entire city beneath? With the rooftop restaurants and bars that surround our Beacon apartments, you can do just that – all while enjoying an amazing meal.

If you’re ready to mix up your dinner with a sunset meal above and beyond what you’re used to – literally – check out these rooftop restaurants and bars located near your Beacon apartment. It’s sure to make for a meal to remember!

Rooftop XP at The Hyatt House JC, located at 1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a cocktail destination which tops most of Jersey City’s must-see lists due to its stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and beyond. 

The Rooftop provides year-round comfortable vibes with its retractable glass roof and walls which creates the perfect setting for lunch, happy hour, dinner and sunset cocktails with a view. On the weekend, it turns into a day and night hot spot featuring live DJs.

Skinner’s Loft, located at 146 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a family-run, upscale-casual restaurant and bar with a New American menu, craft brews and rooftop dining.

With a vibe that’s cozy yet full of character, you’ll find yourself gazing at the décor just as much as the views at Skinner’s Loft as its adorned with string lighting, a whimsical tiled floor and tons of flowers.

Rooftop XP at The Hyatt House JC 

1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 395-0500

Skinner’s Loft

146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-0600

Where To Find Your Favorite Summer Foods in Jersey City


Finally, we’re in the midst of summer when we can enjoy our favorite summer foods such as Italian ice, lobster rolls, French fries, burgers and fudge! And if you’re craving these indulgent staples, you’re in luck – we have so many restaurants near our Beacon apartments that we don’t have to travel far to get a taste.

Looking for these summer foods? Head to these eateries located near your Beacon apartment so you can get a bite of the beach. Don’t worry – you deserve a break from your swimsuit workout!

Just BeClaws, located at 280 1st St, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a family-style seafood spot serving po’ boys and shrimp baskets in a nautical-themed, industrial space.

At an early age, brothers Francis and Nambinh Tran were introduced to the restaurant industry when their family opened up their restaurant Miss Saigon in Jersey City more than 20 years ago. Inspired by the family business and their love of seafood – a staple in the Vietnamese culture – the brothers brought a little bit of flavor to Jersey City when they opened Just Beclaws in 2015.

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

A relatively new fixture in Jersey City at three years old, Left Bank Burger Bar nevertheless has quickly gained popularity due to its delicious and unique burgers. There’s something for everyone here!

Just BeClaws

280 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 459-9100

Left Bank Burger Bar

194 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 630-4692