These Jersey City Family-Friendly Restaurants Have Something for Everyone


The kids are back to school, and after a long summer of fun, sitting back in a classroom for eight hours a day can’t be easy. So, treat them once they get off the school bus – take them to one of these family-friendly restaurants near our Beacon apartments.

Jersey City has a restaurant scene that has something for everyone, and that includes spots that not only have great food and drinks, but also fare that kids will love, too. Head to one of these eateries with casual digs, a versatile menu and a fun atmosphere!

Diesel and Duke, located at 389 Monmouth St, Jersey City which is four minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves burgers that are never frozen, always fresh and cooked to perfection every time. Their fries are freshly cut, hand-washed and come with a perfect crisp.

Their burgers speak for themselves! They are perfect for a night in with the family, celebrating the big game and those special late-night cravings. They’ve got the standards, but they’re also known for their unique twists on the classics with varieties such as the holypeno burger, breakfast burger and smokeshow burger.

Roman Nose, located at 125 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a charming, snug spot with Italian comfort food and creative cocktails, plus a notable beer and wine list.

Roman Nose is the culmination of Maria and Ruggero Fiore’s journey from a small farming village in the Lazio region of Italy to the heart of Jersey City’s blossoming culinary scene. Together with their sons Frank and Raymond, they wanted to create a warm, welcoming, and relaxed trattoria atmosphere where they could share their love of high-quality, simple and clean food using the freshest ingredients.

Diesel and Duke

389 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 222-1322

Roman Nose

125 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 360-2176

Enjoy a Summer Dinner At These Seafood Restaurants Near Your Beacon Apartment


After a day soaking up the sun, sitting on the beach or relaxing poolside, nothing is more fitting than a seafood dinner with freshly-caught clams, oysters, lobsters and other fish favorites.

Here in Jersey City, which has a seemingly endless number of top-notch seafood restaurants, it’s easy to enjoy your favorite seafood dish without going too far from your Beacon apartment. Here are a few spots to get a bite.

Battello, located at 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an industrial-chic eatery offering a seafood-focused menu of modern Italian fare, scenic views and a bar.

Battello is comprised of some of the most talented restaurant professionals in New Jersey. Together, they share the passion to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning patron and deliver a memorable experience composed of exceptional cuisine, innovative cocktails, a unique wine program and industry-leading service.

Surf City, located at 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a spacious bar and grill serving American fare and seafood in a waterfront space with outdoor seats and city views.

Surf City is a waterfront vacation-style bar and restaurant with unbelievable views of Manhattan and Liberty Island, as well as both indoor and outdoor spaces. Claim a seat at one of their 30-foot-long community tables and dine on lobster rolls, fish and chips, crab cakes and more. Also enjoy exotic, fruity cocktails and socialize while watching boats sail in and out of the harbor. 


502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 798-1798

Surf City

1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 516-9000

Summer Is The Time For S’mores. Here’s Where To Get S’mores-Inspired Desserts In Jersey City


There’s no dessert that says summer quite like s’mores, especially if it means roasting your own marshmallows over an open fire on a perfect August night. But here in Jersey City, you don’t need to wait for a campfire to enjoy s’mores – you can get s’mores-inspired desserts nearby.

Get a taste of this delectable dessert at restaurants and bakeries near our Beacon apartments that offer their own creative takes on the classic sweet. It will be your new favorite way to enjoy melted chocolate, sticky marshmallows and sweet graham crackers!

Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes, located at 312 Central Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers sweet crepes – including a s’mores crepe – rolled ice cream sundaes and bubble tea in a bright, cheery counter-serve setting.

Providing the freshest and premium quality ingredients are the goals of Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes! Their products are made of the best ingredients, carefully chosen from local markets, not containing anything they wouldn’t use at home such as those containing GMOs, chemical stabilizers and preservatives. They believe that the best taste comes from the best ingredients.

RoofTop at Exchange Place, located at 1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, offers American fare and cocktails in a contemporary space with a retractable glass roof and skyline views.

One of their rooftop menu desserts includes the campfire s’mores cookie, which has a chocolate bar, marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate cookie and is made with real smoke. While enjoying this delectable dessert, check out stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and beyond.

Angel’s Recipe Ice Cream & Crepes

312 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 360-2399

RoofTop at Exchange Place

1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(551) 256-7850

Celebrate Bastille Day July 14 at These Jersey City French Restaurants


For 232 years, the French have annually celebrated Bastille Day, the national holiday that marked a turning point of the French Revolution and the unity of the French people. Here in Jersey City, we may be a plane ride away from the home of the “City of Lights,” but we can still celebrate delicious French cuisine at our local restaurants.

When Bastille Day arrives on July 14, celebrate the holiday with cassoulet, coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon and other traditional French dishes at French restaurants located near our Beacon apartments.

Bistro La Source, located at 85 Morris St, Jersey City which is eight minutes 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 of 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. Seasonal ingredients from local purveyors are always featured on the menu as well as hand-picked wine selections.

Barbès, located at 1300 Park Ave, Hoboken which is 12 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an intimate spot with a mix of French and North African food and vibe based on a Parisian neighborhood.

The menu takes its lead from Morocco, North Africa’s culinary star, balanced with traditional French brasserie fare. Expect a cozy atmosphere echoing the bistros of Paris but with chic Moroccan touches. Here, the Barbès Paris vibe comes to the area!

Bistro La Source

85 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 209-1717


1300 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 610-1000

These Jersey City Seafood Boil Restaurants Offer a Taste of the Big Easy


We may be used to white tablecloths at our Jersey City restaurants, but in the South, foodies love to dig in – especially at seafood boils, where seafood is cooked in a large pot with seasonings before being dumped on tables for diners to eat with their hands!

Here in Jersey City, you can get a taste of this delicious seafood tradition at our restaurants specializing in seafood boils straight from the South. At these eateries, choose from crab legs, clams, shrimp and more and prepare for a full stomach!

Just BeClaws, located at 280 1st St, Jersey City which is five minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a family-style seafood spot serving seafood boils, 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.

The Boil, located at 8 Erie St, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a lively seafood-focused restaurant and bar that serves fresh Creole and Cajun-style cuisine.

Here, seafood is ordered by the pound with your choice of sauce and spice. This rapidly growing local chain also has locations on the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village, with another soon to come in Brooklyn.

Just BeClaws

280 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 459-9100

The Boil

8 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302(201) 479-0808