restaurants

Enjoy Rooftop Dining At These Local Restaurants

02Sep

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

12Aug

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

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