My first brunch at Satis,
My first brunch at Satis, and it did not disappoint. Good (not great, but good) bloody marys. My husband had an amazing duck confit tartine and I had eggs cocotte with aged goat cheese and polenta. I think the goat cheese was boucheron, which I love, but they probably shouldn't have thrown a whole slice in there with the rind and all, because the inside of the slice melted into the polenta beautifully, but the rind came out as a sort of cheese string in my dish which, had I not known what it was, could have been very distressing. However, I'm a big fan of the rind of boucheron, so I ate it happily.
Can't wait to come back again soon and try more of the brunch menu.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service are always
The food and service are always excellent. This restaurant has become one of my staples in Jersey City.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely love this restaurant!
Absolutely love this restaurant! Impeccable menu and great service!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. The menu
Food was very good. The menu is very small and there were no special of the day.
I had the short ribs and it was delicious. My sister had the oxtail risotto, also great.
I found the appetizer portions to be small but the main course was a good size.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious, but
The food was delicious, but it took a little while to get service. We sat outside of the restaurant. We definitely waited longer than the diner's inside. That being said the chicken paillard was worth the wait.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must Go! Make reservations
Definitely a neighborhood gem. Seating is a little close. Overall though the atmosphere of Satis is cozy and romantic. They do get very busy so definitely make reservations especially on weekends. Their prix fixe menu during the middle of the week is great. Outstanding Gelatto and French onion soup! Only negative on this night was the bar, which was quite slow. Alrhought the place was packed so I guess it can slide. This is a definite must go!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent although
Everything was excellent although my prawns were slightly over cooked.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Jersey City
Satis has clinched my nomination for best restaurant in Jersey City, beating out both 30 Acres and Marco & Pepe. The oxtail risotto is decadent, and the steak tartare never fails. Also, they'll do a chef's selection of meats and cheeses, but still let you specifically request the mangalitsa as part of it. The moscow mule was the favorite cocktail of the evening. And the tiramisu cocktail is the best possible dessert.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot in the neighborhood
I love Satis- especially for weeknight dining. They have a smaller menu, but everything on it is delicious. Now that they have a liquor license their wine list is pretty extensive. It's usually quieter inside, so not somewhere to take a crazy loud group. On a warm evening it's really nice to sit outside. The best is their Monday-Thursday special with an appetizer, main, and dessert.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time Joy
Satis was highly recommended by a very good friend. A friendly waiter greeted us when we arrived 15 minutes prior to the first seating. My wife's martini didn't taste right. We brought it to the waiter's attention and it was promptly replaced with no fuss. Great NZ white wine; fair price.
The waiter recommended several dishes: arugula salad, salmon appetizer and also a small salumeria platter. These were generally excellent. The ricotta gnocchi (one of their signature dishes) was heavenly. I usually don't enjoy 'pasta' with creamy dressing. But the gnocchi was just superb and its reputation well-deserved. My wife was delighted by the pasta-seafood special.
The service was prompt, attentive and discrete. We will definitely be returning!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't miss the prix-fixe,
Don't miss the prix-fixe, Tuesday through Thursday!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Interior Design, very trendy. Service was great, food was great, will be back!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful French Bistro!
Satis is an excellent restaurant with delicious food. I have been there 4 times so far and have ordered something different every time. I don't think there's a mediocre item on the menu! Everything is carefully prepared. The service is fantastic.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not sure what we did before Satis was open. I recommend it to anyone. Food is fantastic, specials are super and the service could not get any better. Love the inside for dinner and the outside for lunch.. Great great place.. Eva
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding main courses of
Outstanding main courses of skate, rib-eye and short ribs made for a memorable evening. Wine was very fairly priced and the service was attentive and professional.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very satisfied regular
I have been going to Satis since it opened and have always been very satisfied. Outstanding food, great service, wonderful ambiance, to me by far the best restaurant in Jersey City.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner
Satis has never disappointed us and continues to be a favorite. We've been going there since it opened and are impressed with the quality of the food, great service, and overall enjoyment. We love Spanish food and this is the best we've found in Hudson County.
6/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome local spot!
My husband and I love Satis! The ambience is great, they have outdoor seating in the warmer weather months and the service is always fantastic. Their meat and cheese plates are fantastic, but honestly, we've never had a bad meal there. Everything we have tried is absolutely delicious. And if you fancy dessert, try their carrot cake...absolutely AMAZING! I literally dream about that cake.
Try Satis...you won't be disappointed!!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant, great food and everything. Highly recommend it!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice evening
Food was awesome, great wine and spot on wait staff. Love Satis.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satis has become my favorite restaurant in Jersey City. The brunch is amazing with a reasonable price.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satis is a special bistro!
We attended the "Sangria and Tapis" tasting. The four different Sangrias offered were delicious and unique. The tapis were tasty but VERY small portions.The staff was friendly and efficient. It was very enjoyable.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Compliments To The Chef
Visited the Jersey City area recently. Upon recommendation of daughter's former co-worker & friend, tried her brother's restaurant, Satis. The atmosphere was lovely, comfortable and inviting. The food was the star! Recommend the beef short ribs, lobster, to-die-for desserts. Wonderful gelato. Will definitely return when in NJ.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Small Portions
Satis has very creative and tasty dishes. However, portions tend to be small. I had a fantastic Roasted Pork Belly dish, but it left me hungry and wanting more.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food, but the service
Loved the food, but the service was subpar. We had to ask for bread and the waiter was not very attentive. They also brought a different dessert than what I asked for. Other than that, the avocado chilled soup was delicious as was the braised short ribs.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Jersey City
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Satis is the best restaurant in Jersey City. Their steak tartare has actually somehow gotten better than the last time I had it. And I was finally able to snag a table outside... so pleasant in this mild August that we've been having. My last dinner at Satis was a double birthday celebration, and Satis didn't disappoint. Wonderful cocktails and sangria, great food that can easily be shared or hoarded all for ones self. The only problem is that my stomach isn't big enough to have an appetizer, a selection of meet and cheeses, and an entree.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a really great experience. We took a friend to Satis for her birthday. We got an excellent table, the food was absolutely delicious and the staff went out of their way to make it a very special evening.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
All dishes are perfect.
I love this restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A comeback find.
Read about Satis a while back in the newspaper & held on to the article. Glad I did. Needed a place for Sat night. Took a shot.
We wwere 4 people & all foodies. Started out with the chefs choice of meats & cheeses for the table. Sensational with a few glasses of wine. We sat outdoors on a lovely evening which added to the whole scene. We then had 3 halibuts (specials) & one braised short ribs. All oohs & ahhs. Fabulous food. Ample portions, We lingered over our meals with no rush & had some additional glasses of wine. This was a wonderful evening of dining & we will be returning soon & also recommending Satis to friends.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paulus Hook Gem
Great place! Very attentive staff. Creative menu and good wine list. Great for couples and small groups.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slow it down!
The bartender...great; atmosphere soothing and cozy; food was absolutely delicious. The service was fine but we felt rushed. We told them twice that we were "taking our time" but we were in and out so fast. No one was waiting and there were empty tables, so not sure why we were hustled along.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite Anniversary Dinner
We had an amazing dinner at Satis Saturday night for our anniversary. The wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly from the moment we arrived. The food presentation was beautiful. The best part was eating - all the food was carefully prepared and outstanding. Each dish had it's own accompaniments that made each dish special.
From the appetizers and charcuterie plate to the Roasted Lobster with polenta and corn succotash and the grilled swordfish special with a delicate bean and spout salad to the German Chocolate gelato sundae !! It was a fabulous and gourmet night to remember.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better waiter this time
The waiter is key!!! The waiter we had was so friendly he made up for our last visit when we had a different unfriendly waiter, bar staff is always friendly! Main course was delicious, the salad had unripened fruit but the greens and blue cheese delicious.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little find
So many steak houses a and Italian joints in the area. It was a wondeful change of pace. Service was excellent, too.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was awesome .. service
Food was awesome .. service was awesome ... environment was awesome ... just a great vibe ... and love the neighborhood this is tucked into
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience....
I have been to Satis several times, and I absolutely love the food here. Big gnocchi fan from this restaurant. Good service, ambiance and food! :)
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've Been Waiting...
After carrying around a scrap of paper torn from the NY Times, I finally got to visit the restaurant about which their reviewer raved. The Times reviewer gave Satis a DON’T MISS rating. The reviewer was correct. Amazing and interesting selections of food for each course. We were a party of 5 who enjoyed sampling each other's choices. There were no disappointments. That includes wine selections and desserts.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're not familiar with Jersey City, this is really a great spot for dinner anytime of the year. I find myself here quite a bit for many reasons, the service is keen and the food fantastic. We started with the Angus Short Ribs and ordered an appetizer. Our server was kind enough to suggest the $30 Prixe Fix so we could not only get an additional appetizer but save quite a bit of money; we ordered a bottle of wine.
The Bruschetta was delicious as was the arugula salad; the short ribs were incredibly flavorful with just the right amount of richness and mashed potatoes in a reduction. We wrapped up with sundaes.
In short, if you're looking for a romantic spot, great food and wine, this is the spot. Stop in and savor.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a staple!
Food is always solid. Always different. Great brunch or dinner. Cozy nugget!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true find
Needed to find a place in Jersey City to take a party of 6: grandparents, parents, grown children. This place appealed to all with its charming atmosphere, delicious food, and congenial service. We decided to eat inside, but outside would have been equally as lovely. The menu is diverse and oh so tasty. The waitstaff/manager went out of his way to take care of us even though we arrived about 10 minutes before the kitchen closed. His service was attentive, yet not hovering. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and our food. We will definitely be back next time we are in Jersey City!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, ambience, and service
missed my reservation by about 15 minutes but was seated promptly even though it was really busy there. Got our drinks quickly but the food came out a little slower than I would like, but it was worth the wait. The food was fresh and delicious. I eat out a lot and have a pretty refined palate. I've also been really disappointed at the restaurants in JC for the past few weeks, so it was nice to finally get some Manhattan quality food without having to go into the city. I would also like to take this opportunity to praise our waiter, George, for the desert. He felt bad that we waited for the food so he gave us our desert for free. I got him back on the tip though ;) -- I really liked Satis and plan on going back there again and again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening out with friends
Ambience is perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or that special someone . Quality food and drink list . Would definitely recommend
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great local gem
first time having brunch in JC, and reallt enjoyed it
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satis is a place you can count on for consistency in both the quality and flavor of the food, as well as the attentive service. You feel like you're actually in Europe at a wonderful cafe - where they don't rush you out like typical American restaurants. We will continue to visit Satis and enjoy all that it has to offer.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Satis 4 times in the last month. To celebrate a family birthday, with family from Savannah, and with family from Toronto. Satis never fails to impress, with outstanding food (Gnocci, Short Ribs), congenial service, and great deals on Tue-Thurs. One of the real gems in the revived food scene in downtown Jersey City.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satis Bistro is a really great restaurant with delicious food that is eclectic and there's something for everyone. The wait staff is friendly and pleasant. Great drinks and wine list. Delicious desserts. The entrees are just the right size, not too large, and the variety is very interesting. Will definitely go back again. A surprisingly wonderful bistro in Jersey City.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go-To Spot in JC
My wife and I love this place. The food is incredible. Start with either an appetizer or pick from the excellent section of meats and cheeses. Even better, let the chef pick your meats and cheeses for you! Braised short ribs were perfectly done, nearly falling apart at the touch of the fork. We had a bottle of French Malbec - nothing special but they have a good wine list with plenty to choose from. My wife had the grouper but was unimpressed with the actual fish (it's grouper though...). However she loved the brussel sprouts and sweet potato puree that accompanied it. The gelato's are fantastic for dessert but on this menu, you can not go wrong with anything. Highly recommend for visiting guests, family or just a nice dinner out.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely will return
I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. The atmosphere was energetic yet intimate. Great service, a little crowded but great vibe, the food is amazing. We loved the broccoli and potato soup.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This little restaurant was a buzz with activity. The food was outstanding, while a little less salt would have been nice. The appetizers were just the right size. I had the duck, two ways, and was blown away by the flavors. The dessert was not too sweet or too large. The only complaint I had was the noise/music was a bit too much. That could be due to two factors: 1. the speaker was directly over our table and 2. I'm of the older generation (49) and like to hear the other person I'm with without yelling. Perhaps the upstairs would have been better.
Overall, a great place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought they had a great
I thought they had a great selection of wines and a varied menu that was thoughtfully executed. The service was good, but very slow. It was a quiet evening, there were only 3 other tables in the whole restaurant and it just seemed like everything took a very long time, every step of the way. We had to track down our server for the check, even though we were clearly done. The servers were enthralled with their own conversation and not paying attention to the guests in the dining room. We wil be back, but hopefully the service will be a little bit quicker, we arrived at 6pm and didn't leave until 9:15, a pretty long dinner for only two guests with 2 courses. The food was excellent and although we didn't have dessert, they sounded incredible.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM