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Bistro La Source
85 Morris Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Bistro La Source Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
French, American, Continental
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
Essex Street light rail
Exchange Place PATH train
There is a parking lot next to restaurant.
A word from Bistro La Source
Bistro La Source is a French/Belgian Bistro. It is located in the Paulus Hook neighborhood of Jersey City.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Diners' Choice Winner
Love to explore different
restaurants and was very pleased to have found Bistro LaSource, Was born and raised in Jersy City and lived in the suburbs for over 30 years and still love coming back to JC.. Have tried different restaurants in the area and would def come back and recomment Bistro La Source. The menu is so varied my daughter and I had a hard time choosing with so many selections. we had the onion soup, liver pate, cod and skate for the main course and everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. We had a cocktail at the bar and the bartender was spot on with the old fashioned and wine was very good and reasonably priced. Staff was so accomadating, as well as super friendly. Would def come back to try other dishes...."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Excellent food! The best fried
chicken ever! I have never been disappointed, all of the food is outstanding."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Came here for Valentine's dinner
last week. This was only my second time dining here but it is already one of my favorites. The pre-fixe was great. My date and I both had the steak with brussels sprouts. Outstanding. I'm coming back for their mussels!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
This was my first time visiting
Bistro La Source, I went there with my wife and it didn't disappoint, the service was great, the food was delicious and the portions were surprisingly big compared to other places, the only complaint I had was the place was too cold, I think this ruin a bit of the experience, overall I'll comeback with my wife and friends, I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Five dishes ordered, five dishes
adventurous, exciting, and perfect. Extraordinary kudos to our waitress. I made a mistake in my order, and she fixed it and brought me a new plate when she definitely wasn't required to do so. Then, when I forgot my credit card, she ran out in the cold to give it to us! In a dress! This is my "go to" restaurant whenever I'm in Jersey City, and for good reason. Out of a lot of spectacular options, this is a clear winner."
Dined on 2/17/2014
Had higher expectations from the
looks of the restaurant. The menu was limited with the French cuisine and service was a bit lacking. Our group always had to flag the waitress down for water/service. Food was okay but not great. I asked everyone how they liked their dish and it was okay."
Dined on 2/9/2014
Though pan roasted salmon was over
cooked, it was still juicy. It means the restaurant procures fresh fish. Taste was more than expected. It was an encounter with Hitachino Nest beer."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I was ecstatic to find this
neighborhood gem. Since going to Paris in the summer, I have been craving authentic french bistro food and lamenting the possibility that I might not find it. But to my happy surprise and amazement, Bistro La Source is an amazing small, energetic, piece of Europe in my own backyard. The staff was friendly and attentive, yet laid back and discrete. My girlfriend and I had a wonderfully leisurely brunch, that included many of the delicious dishes on the menu. It was absolutely memorable and an experience I guarantee you I will revisit frequently. From the cappuccino to the escargot, Bistro La Source is authentic and comforting. I couldn't have asked for more than a view of the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame. Loved it!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
Great lunch once again. Fourth
time and still and a treasure to experience."
Dined on 1/22/2014
Very friendly and great service.
Tables a bit close together, but not annoyingly so. Nice European vibe, wine list, and cuisine. Have been there several times and will continue to patronize this charming, hospitable treasure."
Dined on 1/20/2014
We went to Bistro la Source during
Restaurant Week, which is when we often reach out and try new restaurants. The food was just terrific and a great value. We all had different dishes and tried each other's - couldn't decide what was best. It was a bit of French heaven, warm and welcoming. And the off-street parking is a real bonus. We give it our highest rating, and will definitely go back again and again."
Dined on 1/14/2014
This was our second visit and we
will most definitely be returning for many more visits. The meal was spectacular -- they had a number of pork specials recommended by the server and the recommendations were on point. Delicious food from appetizers through dessert. The staff were courteous, friendly and helpful -- the perfect mix. We highly recommend this restaurant!"
Dined on 1/11/2014
I was there in the summer and
loved it, especially for MuscleI Mondays, the sauces were great and the staff was friendly. I have been back multiple times. The last 3 times the Food quality and flavor got worse. Muscle Mondays the sauces are flavorless and hardly no sauce. There is one server who is always there on Mondays who is rude and her attitude changes our experience. Its a shame for such a cute restaurant!"
Dined on 1/6/2014
This is one of our favorite places
in JC and having dinner there are New Year's Eve did not disappoint! The food and service was great as ever and they offered a free glass of champagne at the start of the meal. The only thing I wasn't happy with was the fact we were seated at a table in the bar area instead of the dining room. On a regular night, we are usually ok with that table, however, for NYE I was hoping for more of a romantic dinner with my husband. I would've made an issue over it except my husband wanted to watch the bowl game on TV and he preferred that table. I did wonder if we were being penalized for making a reservation through Open Table, as others walked in after us and got to sit in the dining room."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Great neighborhood bistro.
Excellent value. Good as any NYC bistro without the travel and high prices. Very extensive wine list. Will return in near future."
Dined on 1/1/2014
This was the first time we visited
Bistro La Source on New Years Eve. It wasn't a formal event, but they did have a special menu which at 59$ was excellent value. I had the lamb which was cooked to pink perfection and my husband enjoyed the duck. We had cheese for dessert which was very good, although I think they could have allowed for more than one piece per person. The service was great and the friendliness of the staff is one of the reasons that we love coming to this restaurant. They also managed to save us out favorite table in the corner at the back, which just added to the pleasure of the meal. And we were down by the Hudson in time to see the fireworks by the Statue of Liberty so a perfect end to 2013."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We always enjoy ourselves here,
which is pretty much the whole story. Food is solid and enjoyable French cuisine, but not always inspiring in the foodie sense. Drinks are good and the wine list is sufficient and modestly priced. Be prepared to sit very closely with your neighbors as tables are both small and tightly placed; chairs are a bit delicate. This configuration hampers service, comfort and privacy. One example was that someone trying to leave knocked over the drinks of the adjacent table--not really her fault as she had to squeeze out."
Dined on 12/31/2013
A welcoming neighborhood feel, but
with above average food. The Pork special with wild rice was exceptional as was the gelato."
Dined on 12/25/2013
This is our favorite neighborhood
place. The service is spectacular. Great food and wine."
Dined on 11/25/2013
Great food, eclectic menu, and
parking, to boot! (Or not to be booted!)"
Dined on 11/23/2013
Excellent bistro food served
nicely in a pleasant environment. Classics are offered at very reasonable prices, allowing for young and old to sample a taste of France on the spur of the moment!"
Dined on 11/18/2013
My third time to Bistro La Source,
and it's improved over the last two times I went around the time it first opened. Really good appetizers, great pastas, and service, though a bit scattered, was enthusiastic and friendly. Prices aren't bad considering it's downtown, and still better than NYC. 4 adults, 3 appetizers including a 5 cheese/charcuterie plate, 3 pastas, a burger and a bottle of wine came to about 200.00 including tax and generous tip, so that was a fair value as far as I was concerned. Food choices are mostly french, with a little bit of spanish influence thrown in, but burgers and vegetarian options are there as well. We even needed a high chair, noted it in the reservation, and it was already set up when we arrived."
Dined on 11/9/2013
I've dined here three or four
times already. Everything we've had is wonderful. The mussels are fantastic, and their charcuterie selection shines. Try the pasta with rabbit, peas and grana padano, it's heaven. And the lamb shanks fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. Do not miss this place."
Dined on 10/15/2013
Bistro La Source has a good
concept, but it falls short on execution. To be french bistro, the mussels should be served with fries --moules-frites. They are also best steamed (6min), NOT cooked directly in broth--keeps the sweetness locked in. I also suspect they may make their mussels in bulk and keep them on a steam table. Who wants shriveled shellfish? More on execution -- not only was our table's food only luke warm. But the table next to us had the same compliant. Also, another couple complained that some appetizers were mistakenly included on their bill. I truly believe this was an honest mistake by the server. And in all cases, the staff was kind in correcting missteps. But there were alot. Mgmt failures and training gaps."
Dined on 10/11/2013
This restaurant is in the heart of
Paulus Hook and is an excellent for date night. The food was delicious, our waitress was friendly, energetic and very informative regarding the menu. The place was busy, but still comfortable. They have a very nice outdoor area, but it was too cold for us. Would have been great during the summer."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Love the mussels and very creative
salads. NIce wine by the glass selection. Nice vibe inside and out."
Dined on 8/30/2013
Took advantage of restaurant week
menu and was glad we did. Prices, quality, portions all excellent."
Dined on 8/9/2013
Outdoor dining, view of WTC,
succulent food , nice wine list good mid range selection withou too much mark up. Rosenblum Petit Syrah was excellent."
Dined on 7/24/2013
Had a pleasant lunch here with a
colleague. Good food. Good wine list. The service was a bit slow despite the restaurant not being very crowded, but on the positive side it did make for a relaing meal."
Dined on 7/15/2013
Went for Mussels Monday. I
recommend getting there early (7 or earlier) and with reservations. The fois gras was to die for and the mussels in the thai, mariener, and normandy were very good. But we didn't get our drink orders until AFTER the mussels came out which was a 50min wait. Then our second round of mussels was smaller bowl (another 30min wait) and then we overheard (not informed) that there were no more mussels. Also after the first long wait we requested the wine list but never got it and had to get up and get it ourselves. And it was so unbearably hot in the restaurant, you can see the sweat dripping from the waitresses running around... ew."
Dined on 7/16/2013
Nothing but good on food, service
and prices. However it does need indoor air-conditioning. However it was 95 outside."
Dined on 7/16/2013
It's a small bistro neighborhood
kind of place. Don't go in there expecting some hoity-toity culinary experience with proper waiters in suits, with high-brow French romantic ambiance. It's not that, and that's why I love it. Everything a local neighborhood restaurant should be. And we thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine and casual waitstaff. We had mussels -- three kinds, all great, and we had the pork tenderloin/pork belly dish with brussel sprouts. YUM. Great value, too, for the quality of food. Highly recommend."
Dined on 7/16/2013
Bistro is not in my neighborhood
and I still make it a point to go there as often as possible. From the wine list which includes outstanding French and American wines, to the large menu with French classics and modern twists, everything about this place is fantastic. It is definitely one of the best restaurants in town and certainly a favorite of mine."
Dined on 6/16/2013
I have been wanting to check this
spot out for a while now and was not disappointed. The brunch menu had a good variety of food and pricing...something for everyone. The bacon was thick cut and delicious. Everything on the Gourmand brunch dish was wonderful. The only thing we'd pass on in the future is the chocolate crepe -- we got it as a dessert for the table and it really had very little filling or flavor. Service was very friendly and helpful. We were able to sit and catch up with friends for 3 hours and never felt rushed. We did sit inside as it was a humid day, but the cute tables outside were really tempting us to put up with heat. Will try outdoor seating on a nice cool evening ...hopefully soon."
Dined on 7/4/2013
It's a fabulous local restaurant
-- better when less busy, but the food is always great and so is the ambience"
Dined on 6/18/2013
Their outdoor seating is good,
with free parking. Food was ok, the waitress was very friendly. I'd come again with my parents."
Dined on 6/1/2013
We went for brunch...mussels were
very good. Breakfast platter was good, mac and cheese was AMAZING. However, the salad dressing tasted sour/bitter/not good. And the omelettes were pretty bad too. (I'm not sure how you can mess an omelette.....but they did. Service was friendly....probably won't go back (at least for brunch.)"
Dined on 5/25/2013
This is a reliable, eclectic stop
that I need to make more time for. styled like a European bistro the young servers are friendly and enthusiastic. The menu runs the gamut from fried chicken to duck Try the Monday night mussels special with a tall larger- it'd summer sit outside and make some friends"
Dined on 5/24/2013
Bread was hard and dry. You would
think that it was from yesterday Tomatoe bisque was pretty spicy although not said on the menu. Some mussels were under cooked and gooey. Needless to say, 80% of the dish was left untouched."
Dined on 5/17/2013
We were a party of 8 (including 3
small children) so made a reservation,Bistro La Source was so accommodating with setting up table that worked for all. The adults dined on the mussels (Monday special) which are amazing, each diner had their own special choice. The hamburger was also tasty and cooked to perfection.The wine was excellent with a nice selection of cocktails as well. The outstanding service made this a memorable evening and we will be sure to return."
Dined on 5/13/2013
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