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Dine With a View at These Waterfront Restaurants in Jersey City

While summer is coming to an end, you should not miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a drink or too by the Jersey City waterfront with the beautiful views of Manhattan. Jersey City has some of the best restaurants with the views of Manhattan and we have compiled a list of the top 6 waterfront restaurants in Jersey City: 

Surf City 

Surf City Jersey City

Enjoy a good tropical drink by the marina while looking at the gorgeous Manhattan skyline. Surf City offers a great variety of exotic drinks both indoors and outdoors. With the outdoor seating, you can watch the boats sail in and out of the harbor. Some of their fan favorite menu includes lobster rolls, fish and chips, crab cakes, and a good old tropical pina colada. Surf City is a great place to connect with your friends or to make new ones! 

Location: 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Food Type: Mostly Seafood 

Instagram: @surfcitybar 


Battello Jersey City Waterfront restaurant

This beautiful restaurant is located in the Newport area and has some of the best views of the city. The Executive Chef Ryan DePeriso brings his “Italian without border” approach to the food menu and the drinks are creatively refreshing and seasonal. You can also expect a touch of mediterranean flair with seafood. It’s a perfect place to have a date or a nice get together with your friends. 

Location: 502 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, 07310

Food Type: Italian/Mediterranean

Instagram: @battellojc

Hudson & Co. 

Hudson & Co. Jersey City

Besides stylish décor, breathtaking views, and an interactive atmosphere. The dining and cocktail selection at Hudson & Co. add a unique element to downtown Jersey City. Serving dishes that are sophisticated yet approachable, offering shareability or traditional dining. Their outdoor seating is modern with the best view of the Financial District and One World Trade Center. Some of their best food items include crunchy tuna tartare rice cakes, sashimi/sushi roll selection, artisanal wood-fired pizzas, wild caught arctic char, a 40 day dry aged NY Strip, and homemade delicata squash ravioli with sage. You can also choose from 120 different options of beers. 

Location: 3 Second Street,Jersey City, NJ 07302

Food Type: Gastropub 

Instagram: @hudsonandconj


Lokal JC Waterfront Restaurant Jersey City

This amazing restaurant has some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline. Their menu is the perfect representation of the Global Community of Jersey City. They have a great choice of refreshing drinks that you can choose from. 

Location: 2 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Food Type: Global

Instagram: @lokaljc

The Lutze

The Lutze Waterfront Restaurant Jersey City


The Lutze is Jersey City’s outdoor waterfront venue, offering the community a haven for great food,drinks, games, and an even better time. The Lutze invites everyone to enjoy themselves – mingle with neighbors, visit old friends, make new friends – all while sharing the spectacular view of the New York City skyline

Location: 3 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Food Type: Seasonal 

Instagram: @thelutze

Exchange Place Rooftop

Rooftop at Exchange Place Jersey City

RoofTop at Exchange Place is made up of multi-level indoor and outdoor spaces – The RoofTop and The Terrace. This cocktail destination 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.

Location: 1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Food Type: Bar/Pub

Instagram: @rooftop_xp   

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