Son Cubano - New Jersey

4.3
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1215 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cuban
Our restaurant, Son Cubano is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, vintage décor, live music, and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline along with a complete menu of modern Cuban influenced dishes and traditional favorites leave a lasting impression.
Live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JESSICAS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my husband’s bday at Son Cubano and it was amazing. The outdoor dining ambiance is extraordinary. The view of NYC is spectacular! The lunch menu is my favorite from shrimp in garlic to the salmon. Even dessert was delicious with their scrumptious tres leche cake. I am hooked! The sangria was really good and the cordatito was the icing on the cake. Even though they are pricey it is worth every penny I spent.

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StacieG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For the first time I loved it!!! Would recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I kind of liked everything food ambience service. However even after choosing it as a special occasion and mentioning it while checking in for my wife’s birthday dinner they forgot to serve the dessert accordingly. The server did his best to get an strawberry and candle to cover for the situation but it already got little embarrassing by then because there were atleast 5 other birthdays celebrated properly in front of us. And in our case they already gave us the chèque and I had to remind them to get a candle to make her a wish . I wish we could have done it better

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HaideS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ! Service was amazing overall a very nice experience

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TriciaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant and the location itself is beautiful. The food was delicious, the coco mojito was to die for and our server was the sweetest. She has super patient and her service was great. The ONLY thing I disliked was the waiting time for my table. I had a reservation for 8:30 and made it to the restaurant 5 minutes early. They did not want to seat us until my entire party was at the restaurant. With the lack of parking and traffic, the restaurant should consider that not everyone would make it at the same time. I had a party of 8 people and despite the majority of our party being present by 8:30 we could not be seated. When my entire party of 8 was present our table was still not ready and we had to wait an additional 20 minutes for our table. I believe especially with the pandemic happening a party should be allowed to sit instead of waiting out in the crowd by the front of the restaurant. That's my only complaint but over all, the restaurant was great. I'll definitely go back but next time with some more comfortable shoes in case I have to wait for my reserved table again :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

The waitress was nice but when we sat down and ordered appetizers and drinks only the manager came over and told us we needed to order entrees then he gave us a time limit for the table. We felt targeted.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I jsut felt rushed.

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SergeZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hosted our good friends and all had a great time.
We were seated at a great table with an unobstructed view of the NYC skyline.
Well done!

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MarielaT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have always loved this spot and now i do more than ever because going there makes me happy and it helps me forget that we are in the middle of a pandemic.

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NataliaS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

In these “times of crisis” it is very difficult to feel safe and confident anywhere. During the last 4 months I have only visited one restaurant and it is Son Cubano, I have gone twice, I just want to go to this restaurant because it is the only one that inspires confidence in me, they are not going to give you a menu, you must download it to your cell phone and in this way you protect yourself and others, you do not pass from hand to hand papers and menus that can become contaminated. The food is great, it's not exactly Cuban, I mean ... you find some Cuban dishes and ciert fusion, I love it! fair prices, not cheap, but they don't give you cheap quality, it is all very fresh and good tasting. The waiters are very friendly and quick to serve, I definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!
Wonderful food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setup! Definitely going back when it’s in full swing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My best friend bday & it was amazing

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vipCleopatra
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a great vibe at the restaurant and sitting outside provided a spectacular view of Manhattan!

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AnitaL
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

the problem was the food, was cold , I drove an hour to go eat a cold food ...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Restaurant has amazing views and service!

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MonicaJ
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I brought my mom here to celebrate her birthday. This place has an amazing view to take pictures. The food was average, on the pricey side tho. Also very minimal vegetarian options, had to go with side orders. Overall, our server was great and very attentive! The staff was also very nice about us being late to our reservations due to heavy traffic.

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JstASK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance, nice staff. From the valet to the hostess and wait staff, all pleasant and personable.

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vipGaryK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

This was our second time here since outdoor dining re-opened.We will not be back for awhile The service was AWFUL It took someone 10 minutes after we were seated to take our drink order and then he said we had to order our dinner at the same time . 20 minutes after we ordered our appetizer arrives and still no drinks !!! They also brought the wrong dinner out and we had to wait for us to get the snapper that my husband ordered while I either eat alone or let my steak sit there . On top of this they included the gratuity although there was only two of us and not once was it mentioned that gratuities are included
If service is good I have no problem leaving to 20-25% but last night he did NOT deserve the gratuity that they included
In fact a table of 8 that got there after us was serves in record time

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KleddusC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food
Service nice
Good staff
Happy to come back again
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son took me there for my Birthday the food was fantastic and the Pina Colada’s were so good my son couldn’t help but ordered a few more overall the service was very good😀

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday party

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place.

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Mario
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was very good. The waitress was not too attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place , food and service!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to go with a small group of friends. Food is delicious and the place has the perfect view for a romantic night .

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VictoriaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food, ambiance, and service were all good. However, I had to wait 15 minutes standing for a table although I had reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Of course the view is great and the food is pretty good so this is a go to spot for special occasions. The place was packed! Valet guys seems overwhelmed and weren’t very pleasant. Maybe because I don’t have a Maserati. Which seems to get you opened doors. They barely wanted to speak to me. I had to ask for help. During covid I figured reservations would be strict but they were so backed up. My reservation got pushed back 45 minutes. A lot of people in the front waiting for their tables, arguing about seating arrangements with the hostess. Masks pretty much optional in the area. Finally seated in a lovely area. Waitress was very pleasant but felt service was slow. Sat at the table a few times waiting for her. Had salmon, skirt steak, and snapper. All was pretty good. Loved the empanadas. Drinks were decent. Bar was opened to take a drink outside which is nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ask for Alonzo great server and very polite was very attentive to us!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing as always. We enjoyed our anniversary.

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Sarida
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing brunch, it’s a beautiful place with delicious food, we enjoyed it. Our sever was Rachelle she is helpful and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice view and delicious food

JB
vipJoeB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few good places available during this pandemic.

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WendyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband and I. It was amazing. Quick and very friendly service. Our server, Ninny, always checking in on us. Food was great quality! Will go back very soon.

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Banner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

You pay for a view of the Dirty Hudson River. The food was mediocre, the drinks were Mediocre. The service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the food and drinks and the outdoor dining was beautiful right by the water ! i would definitely recommend to friends and family and go again !

JB
JBSC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was an anniversary lunch

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Jaspreet
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

$500 was ridiculous for mediocre skirt steaks and rushed rainy service.

JC
JoseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Menu is limited due to COVID19 but the options aren’t that great. My server was terrible. I would have to flag her down if I needed anything or ask another server to go get her. She didn’t check on us once. We always had to get her attention. We were there for a bday celebration and I gave the server instructions which of course she didn’t follow. She was lucky they included the tip because it was not deserved. Won’t be returning anytime soon.

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Son Cubano - New Jersey does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Son Cubano - New Jersey also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 399-2020 ext. 2.

Son Cubano - New Jersey is rated 4.3 stars by 1215 OpenTable diners.

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