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

Take Dad to These Jersey City Steakhouses This Father’s Day


Usually, Dad spends Father’s Day cooking over the grill, cooking up steaks, burgers and hot dogs for the whole family. But this year, let someone else do the work and take him to one of the steakhouses near our Beacon apartments.

Whether he likes his steak still mooing or he prefers it to give new meaning to the phrase “well done,” these steakhouses are the experts when it comes to food, service and hospitality. Make your reservation now and treat Dad to a meal he won’t forget on June 20!

Edward’s Steakhouse, located at 239 Marin Blvd, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves traditional steakhouse fare plus seafood and high-end wines in a 19th-century brownstone.

Edward’s Steakhouse offers the finest in New York Style steaks, chops and seafood in a comfortable, upscale setting. Guests are greeted by attentive and caring staff in a fully-stocked mahogany bar room that has been serving the Jersey City community since the Prohibition era. Upstairs, a parlor level dining room offers congenial elegance.

Fire & Oak, located at 479 Washington Blvd, Jersey City which is 13 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery in the Westin Luxury Hotel which offers USDA Prime steaks, comfort food, handcrafted sushi and an active bar scene.

Fire & Oak brings a modern take to classic American cuisine with their colossal menu. Their gracious staff will help you choose the perfect drink from their extensive selection of wines by the glass or their signature cocktail list and local craft beer selection. Plus, they offer two private rooms so your family can have its own Father’s Day celebration. High energy but comfortable, Fire & Oak is a place where all feel welcome.

Edward’s Steakhouse

239 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 761-0000

Fire & Oak

479 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 610-9610

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at These Jersey City Mexican Restaurants


Whether you plan on celebrating your Mexican heritage this Cinco de Mayo or you’re just looking for some authentic and delicious tacos, fajitas and enchiladas, you can find it all at the Mexican restaurants located near our Beacon apartments.

This May 5, celebrate the holiday observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla at these eateries which will only take you take you a few minutes to get to from home. Or, enjoy Cinco de Mayo from the comfort of your Beacon couch by ordering takeout or delivery!

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

With a large cocktail lounge boasting a Mexican experience while serving signature cocktails full of flavor and a fiery bite, Orale Mexican Kitchen will have you coming back for more time and time again after your Cinco de Mayo visit!

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

Gringo’s Tacos is inspired by the fusion of ancient techniques and modern dining sensibility. It’s here where the best of Mexican and American cuisines become one to provide the most unique tastes unavailable anywhere else. Through collaboration of their 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

These Jersey City Restaurants Are Serving Easter Dinner


After a long winter, Easter is finally right around the corner on April 4, making for the perfect holiday to enjoy the newfound warmer weather and also savor a scrumptious dinner of roasted ham, rack of lamb, carrot cake and more.

Want to give yourself a break after a long season of cooking three meals a day in your Beacon kitchen? Head to these top-notch restaurants for a memorable Easter meal made by the experts.

The Kitchen Step, located at 500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City which is four minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a light-filled, rustic-chic spot that celebrates the city’s rich history and delivers thoughtful market-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an intimate and inviting atmosphere.

The Kitchen Step offers a modern American menu marked by executive chef Ryan DePersio’s creative, flavorful interpretations of classic American cuisine. Plus, there are six different dining experiences here to experience, including the Beverly Hills room for Easter brunch or the Lodge for dinner.

Amelia’s Bistro, located at 187 Warren St, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, serves New American comfort food favorites as well as refreshing cocktails in an open, upbeat setting that offers a casual fine dining experience with no pretension.

Indulge in the rustic flavors of homestyle cuisine while soaking in the vibrant, whimsical, and trendy environment at Amelia’s Bistro, which offers a bouquet of flavors including homemade pasta, breads, fresh seafood and meats. All of this, combined with their hand selected fine wines, will elevate your dining experience.

The Kitchen Step

500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 721-6115

Amelia’s Bistro

187 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 332-2200