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Light Horse Tavern, Jersey City, NJ

Light Horse Tavern

4.7
4.7
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Opened in 2002, this local favorite has become an institution. Light Horse Tavern's Chef John Holm, brings a new exciting vision to the Jersey City culinary scene. The chef's philosophy is to source out seasonal ingredients and to preserve the integrity of the product when cooking.

The seasonal menu always includes a variety of fresh oysters and clams, as well as lighter fare such as the grilled octopus salad, fresh market fish, and heartier favorites such as the prime steaks.

Whether settling in at the bar for a pint or indulging in the spectacular cuisine, you are sure to become addicted to the experience. Visit any day for lunch, weekend days for brunch, and always for exquisite food, people watching and pristine outdoor seating.

Light Horse Tavern, a revolutionary dining experience!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Phone number
    (201) 946-2028
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    John Holm
  • Catering
    Light Horse Tavern can do catered events. For more information please ask to speak to our Private Events Coordinator.
  • Private party facilities
    Light Horse Tavern offers a private dining room available for brunch, lunch and dinner events as well as cocktail receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Ron Smith: (201) 946-2028
  • Area
    Jersey City
  • Cross Street
    Morris Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available around Light Horse Tavern. We also offers discounted parking for three hours at the ProPark Madox Building. The parking garage entrance is located one block west of the us on Morris St. The address of the parking garage building is 198 Van Vorst Street. Bring your ticket and ask to have it validated at the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Light Horse Tavern is conveniently situated next to several public transit stops. The Essex Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is two blocks from the restaurant. The Exchange Place Path station is a 10 minute walk. The Paulus Hook Ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk. The Grove Street Path station is a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Entertainment
    Light Horse Tavern Live Music Series:Showcasing Different Artists Throughout The Week: Mondays & Wednesdays-- Live Guitar, Tuesdays-- Live Piano, Sundays-- Live Piano & Bass.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Hudson

    Best Overall

  • Hudson

    Best Food

  • Hudson

    Best Ambience

  • Hudson

    Best Value

  • Hudson

    Neighbourhood gem

1,398 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I chose to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary at Lighthorse, owing to its sterling reputation and previous enjoyable experiences. We were not disappointed - staff were pleasant, efficient, and attentive; cuisine was sublime; ambience perfectly suited our romantic mood.

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  2. RobertF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Saturday brunch, awful service. Food took forever and arrived lukewarm. Drink orders took a very long time, too. Really used to like this place but it was a big disappointment.

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  3. EmilyS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent meal! Disappointed that their tavern menu is only available Monday- Friday 4-6 pm as that’s what we saw online that drew us to dine here. Doesn’t specify online about the tavern menu so FYI to anyone interested.

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  4. FrankL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. The drinks a top notch. The meatloaf is an institution.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Highly recommended

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  6. AliA

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food took over an 1:30 hrs to come out. The medium rare prime rib was well done. They were short staffed. Horrible drinks. Nothing was done to make up for their poor service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Jersey City. Great food and drinks.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We especially love this place for brunch but it’s great anytime of day!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love Light Horse Tavern! From their fabulous French Onion soup and their Crispy Pork Ribs to their seasonal Risottos, everything is wonderful. Especially when paired with a Pear Martini! And don’t forget to save room for dessert as the Bluberry Cobbler and Chocolate Bread Pudding are a MUST! HIGHLY recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most amazing blueberry pancakes, please add them to regular menu!

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FAQs

Light Horse Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 1398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Light Horse Tavern

199 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Morris Street
  • Area
    Jersey City
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available around Light Horse Tavern. We also offers discounted parking for three hours at the ProPark Madox Building. The parking garage entrance is located one block west of the us on Morris St. The address of the parking garage building is 198 Van Vorst Street. Bring your ticket and ask to have it validated at the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Light Horse Tavern is conveniently situated next to several public transit stops. The Essex Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is two blocks from the restaurant. The Exchange Place Path station is a 10 minute walk. The Paulus Hook Ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk. The Grove Street Path station is a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Holm
  • Entertainment
    Light Horse Tavern Live Music Series:Showcasing Different Artists Throughout The Week: Mondays & Wednesdays-- Live Guitar, Tuesdays-- Live Piano, Sundays-- Live Piano & Bass.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (201) 946-2028
  • Catering
    Light Horse Tavern can do catered events. For more information please ask to speak to our Private Events Coordinator.
  • Private party facilities
    Light Horse Tavern offers a private dining room available for brunch, lunch and dinner events as well as cocktail receptions.
  • Private party contact
    Ron Smith: (201) 946-2028
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