restaurants

Outdoor Dining Is Open in Jersey City! Here’s Where To Get a Table

20Jul

After a long few months, you can finally give your Beacon kitchen a rest – outdoor dining is open for business in Jersey City and we are so ready to relax at a patio table with a delicious meal and a nice glass of wine.

Here in Jersey City, lots of our favorite local restaurants are offering outdoor dining and they’re thrilled to welcome back their loyal patrons after a long hiatus. If you’re looking to get some fresh air and finally enjoy a night out on the town, check out these eateries which are now open for outdoor dining with pleasant views, friendly service and, most importantly, top-notch cuisine.

The Lutze, located at 3 2nd St, Jersey City which is 10 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an outdoor seasonal restaurant serving ample craft beers and cocktails plus burgers, crab cakes and raw bar eats.

Perfectly situated on the Jersey City waterfront, the Lutze offers amazing views of the New York City skyline which you can enjoy amid delicious food, drinks and games. Influenced by the diversity that has built Jersey City, the Lutze is a gathering place for neighbors and friends.

Porta Jersey City, located at 135 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is nine minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic chic Neapolitan pizza eatery also serving wine, beer and cocktails. A popular spot, they also have locations in Asbury Park and Philadelphia.

With a huge rooftop featuring two full bars with large-screen TVs and its own pizza oven, Porta Jersey City was made for outdoor dining! They also have street café tables as well – make sure you call ahead to make a reservation, since this restaurant fills up quickly.

The Lutze

3 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 915-8508

Porta Jersey City

135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 544-5199

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

13Jul

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

Celebrating National Hamburger Day on May 28th in Jersey City

27May

Cooped up in our Beacon apartments these past few weeks, many of us have been yearning for the nice weather and summers perks that come with the upcoming season. While the beaches will open this Memorial Day, we know they’ll be crowded and it will still be safer to stay at home in Jersey City. But don’t fret! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and with summer comes a treasured American tradition – BBQing – and May 28th offers a whole new reason to celebrate – National Hamburger Day!

If you want to take advantage of this special day with a delicious dinner of a burger and fries, order it from some of these top-notch eateries located throughout the Jersey City area. Beef, turkey, salmon, vegan, you name it… these local burger joints have something for everyone, and they deliver right to your apartment!

Dark Side of the Moo – There are tons of fast food places in in Jersey City where you can grab a delicious cheeseburger, but we guarantee you, there is only one place where you can grab a kangaroo burger. Say what!? That’s right, Dark Side of the Moo, Jersey City’s only exotic meat restaurant. While their daily specials vary, on any given day you can find alligator, yak, bison, and yes, kangaroo, on their burger menu. For traditionalists, they also have plenty of beef varieties, and for vegetarians, they even have a vegan menu! There’s something for everyone at Dark Side of the Moo, making it the perfect melting pot for this American holiday.

Five Guys – A national favorite, and for a good reason, Five Guys serves up the traditional, greasy, delicious hamburgers we all know and love. You can get a regular hamburger delivered to your Beacon apartment, or even a triple stacker with cheese, just make sure not to forget a bag of their amazing Cajun fries!

Dark Side of The Moo

52 Bowers Street

Jersey City, NJ 07307

Five Guys

101 Hudson St

Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA

Bringing Cinco de Mayo to Your Beacon Apartment

04May

We may not be able to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at our favorite Jersey City Mexican restaurants this year, but that certainly doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate! Thankfully, lots of local Mexican restaurants are currently hard at work cooking up authentic dishes available for takeout, and many deliver right to The Beacon! Just check your DoorDash, Seamless or Grub Hub account for the dozens of different options.

If you want to celebrate this fun holiday in your Beacon apartment with some delicious enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos and burritos, give these local Mexican eateries a call. Below are a few of our favorites for a Mexican meal.

Surf Taco – Located in Hoboken, but still close enough that they’ll deliver right to your Beacon apartment, Surf Taco isn’t the most authentic Mexican eatery in our area, but it’s certainly one of the most popular! With a baja California/Tex-Mex twist to their menu, Surf Taco’s delicious coastal takes on tacos and burritos will have you craving the sounds and sights of the NJ Shore (which don’t worry, is still opening up this summer!) We love their mango shrimp tacos for an extra summery vibe to your Cinco de Mayo.

Molcajetes – Located much closer to The Beacon, on the West Side of Jersey City, Molcajetes is another great option for getting a delicious Cinco de Mayo feast delivered right to your apartment. Much more authentic than other local places, Molcajetes packs in the flavors and the freshness with their homemade Mexicans meals. This place has all the traditional favorites like quesadillas and burritos that Americans love, and a ton of other delicious dishes, like nopales and cebollitas, that most Americans have yet to discover, give them a try this Cinco de Mayo!

Surf Taco

62 Newark St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Molcajetes520 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Having a Holiday Party? Book These Local Venues in Jersey City

01Dec

It’s that time of year when we all put on our winter best and gather with our friends and family to eat some good food and celebrate the holidays with our loved ones. You could have everyone over your beautiful Beacon apartment, but why bother when we have so many wonderful restaurants nearby that can do all of the work for you?

If you’re looking for a venue to book your holiday party, check out these local restaurants which offer spaces able to accommodate parties of all sizes, from 10 people to 100 people.

Liberty House Restaurant, located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City which is 11 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an American eatery/event space serving steaks and seafood in chic digs on the water with Manhattan views.

Liberty House Restaurant was designed to exemplify the “view with a room” concept and focus on the magnificent Manhattan skyline views. Liberty House offers award winning farm to table cuisine, handcrafted decor, live music, inviting seating areas and lavish grounds.

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

At Satis Bistro, they specialize in creating great private events and can manage a party either large or small with their delicious cuisine, beautiful space and top-notch cocktails and wine list. Your guests will remember their night at this Jersey City eatery forever!

 

Liberty House Restaurant

76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

(201) 395-0300

 

Satis Bistro

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 435-5151