I'm a big fan of this place
I'm a big fan of this place - have been here 10+ times over the years. Great menu, with a blend of standards and specials. Also, excellent beer selection. I'll be back again soon.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice local scene
Enjoyed a great dinner after a return to Jersey City from a day in New York. Nice way to wind down. Busy, but in a good way. Very nice neighborhood feel with a touch of historic elegance. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. All around nice spot to have dinner.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jersey City Gem
Light Horse Tavern is a MUST! The service is GREAT, and the food is spot on. Atmosphere is energetic and there is live music in the evenings. Wonderful bar - fantastic selection on the menu - you have to try this place!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great specialty drinks, really nice food, good service. Bar was a little loud with guitar player - but overall really good spot
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
great local eatery
really great service and a well prepared meal. Chose this place because their menu is more expansive than a typical bar/tavern. It was a beautiful day, so we asked to sit outside. Enjoyed every bite and Ryan, our waiter, provided great service. Is now on my favorites list.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Paulus Hook, Jersey City
Three of us dined at this restaurant. It was a perfect evening to dine outdoors. The weather was perfect, the wait staff was polite and efficient, and the food was terrific.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Piano on Tuesdays
We were seated in the upper balcony area of the restaurant. Listening to the piano player was wonderful. Evidently, that's on Tuesday nights. It did get a bit warm in the balcony area, but we asked them to cool it down and they did. We had both mussels and spice rubbed pork chops for appetizers, which everyone enjoyed. I had the duck with fig and quinoa, which was very good. We shared trio of creme brulee for desert. I'm looking forward to going back.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love The Lighthorse, romantic,
Love The Lighthorse, romantic, energetic, attentive service good food and drink.
we come back all the time.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the summer menu additions!
We had lobster risotto, the the gazpacho, and the crab bake and all were exceptional dishes. The seasonal and daily specials are truly creative and always delicious. I get excited to see what's new on the menu each time we eat here and I am never disappointed. Beautiful space, talented chef, and live music are what keeps me coming back instead of going into the city.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for brunch after Boatride!
Went on a beautiful sale around NY Harbor. Had a table for 8 late Saturday afternoon. Everything was excellent: kale salad, cod burger, wine, beer. A big hit in a beautiful, historic sitting!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
New twists on food
I really enjoy the different twists on the dishes that Light Horse serves. I plan to make this a regular on my short list of favorite restaurants in Jersey City.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in my party love the restaurant, the food & the atmosphere of the restaurant .
Thank you for making this family event special
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food with Ambiance
Well-prepared inventive dishes and appealing comfort-food favorites--combined with good service, window seating, and Sunday evening live jazz music--perfection!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made the decision to go out for dinner late afternoon. Open table was easy to use to make the reservations and light horse tavern had excellent food and even better service. We would go back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great this time around
The food is always awesome here but the service varies according to who you get. Many times in the past we've received service with an air of snootiness, all the while with staff clustering at the corner of the bar chatting about their love lives - the details of which isn't always palatable.
This time around we got professional service and it was a pleasant experience.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night at the Light Horse
The service was wonderful. Very helpful and interactive as they tried to make your dining experience special. We had Sea Bass which was very tasty and well priced. Wines above the House brands can get a bit pricey. We had a table in a room off of the main area and it was romantic and quiet. I recommend this establishment.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Staple
Great food, excellent servers, and a variety of atmospheres - sit outside for a relaxing evening, sit at the bar for cocktails (go on the nights when they have live music especially), sit in the seating beside the bar area for a lively dining experience, sit upstairs for a slightly more private, slower paced experience, or sit in the dining room on the other side for a more formal time! The restaurant can literally fit any experience you want to get out of it. And the menu helps with the this variety - shoot some oysters or bar menu food with beers, enjoy some cocktails and appetizers, sip red wine with one of the many delicious entrees (chicken is succulent and the Saturday brisket special is awesome). Hope you enjoy as much as I have!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time dining there. Was pleasantly surprised at the overall good experience. We were there Sunday afternoon and had the Tavern menu. The raw seafood platter is great. Highly recommend it. Can't wait to go back for the brunch. The brunch menu looks awesome.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Hit
My favorite restaurant in my hood - always a great experience
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome dining and service
We have dined on brunch and lunch fare at the Light Horse Tavern. Service was excellent as was the food for both visits. We had the arugla salad and prime rib sandwhich for lunch both were excellent.For brunch we dined on steak and eggs and lemon ricotta pancakes. Presentation ws great and the entrees were served hot where warranted. We enjoyed the chocolate bomb and the bread pudding with elato as well, both very good.
We will be back even though we travelled over 70 miles to get there.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic brunch menu! Loved the croissant French toast with bacon & cheese plate.
Also loved the music, totally unexpected. We will continue to bring guests to this neighborhood gem!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch spot!
The food is consistently excellent; the burger, cod burger, eggs Benedict, omelettes and kale salad are favorites of our usual group. Banana bread is killer, and the Bloody Mary is top-notch (tip: buy by the pitcher with no ice to keep it nice and strong; ask for ice in your glass instead). If the service was as consistent, this place would be 5-star all the way. For example, at our last visit, the manager explained that a dish could not be prepared the way the diner requested. . . but only after it had been brought to the table, leaving that diner hungry while a substitute was prepared (and subsequently declined because it took so long). Still, all in all, the food and atmosphere make up for the sometimes erratic service.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my sister and her husband and my daughter with us for my birthday dinner. We had a great table by the window kind of out of the beaten path so it was quieter and intimate for our special dinner. The food was great as always. They were out of kale for the kale salad which is a favorite of mine. I've grown to love this restaurant.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
I have been to Lighthorse for Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks and have had a good experience every time.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special gem in Jersey City
Wonderful experience all around. Owner is so thoughtful and on top of everything. Was easily able to accomodate a gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free diner.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW! WHAT A Great Way to make reservations and My Date and I had a wonderful Dinner Andrews a beautiful night.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place!!!
Light Horse Tavern is an amazing restaurant. The food has always been delicious every time I eat there and every time of day. I've had brunch, lunch, and dinner there. The décor inside is rustic and historic yet very trendy with the exposed brick walls and tall ceilings etc. I love the atmosphere, the mimosas, the food is just delicious. Each time we go we have a different waiter/waitress and they have all be excellent. We like to eat in the bar area room because it's more energetic but they also have an upstairs and a back room that are very nice. I live nearby and I definitely would eat here before any other restaurant in my area and trust me, there are many! You won't be disappointed giving Light Horse Tavern a try.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been to the Tavern many times......
Been to the Tavern many times.......have never been disappointed
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood gem says it all...
Great oysters and good steak. Nice atmosphere, nice for after work dinner with a friend or significant other.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual
Had a great time as usual at the light Horse - great food and great service!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious meals. The prime ribeye was amazing.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good restaurant in Jersey, excellent food, good drinks. The waiter were attentive and freindly. We will come back.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my fourth time at this beautiful, well managed tavern and restaurant. Frankly, it gets better each visit. My friends and I were there for an extended lunch. It was an impromtu "welcome home" for a close friend who had just returned from month long visit to her family in Thailand. Our food, as always, was excellent, but the efficiency and cordiality of the staff is what always brings us back. What a well run place it is!!
My thanks to all for making our time there just GREAT!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose the Light Horse Tavern randomly and really enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service. We will be back
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inventive menu, creative chef
From the steamed pesto clams and lightly fried oysters to the fish stew and lamb chops ... A vey enjoyable, delicious dining experience. A great place just off the beaten business track in Jersey City. Well with the extra two blocks. A very enjoyable lunch experience. Would go back for any meal, anytime.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best in Jersey City!
We had a very enjoyable dinner. The rawbar was fresh and the mussels and shrimp cocktail are the best around. The clam chowder was so delicious that we wanted to bring a quart home. Seriously, it's one of the best soups I ever had. The pork belly melted in my mouth and was perfectly complimented by the vegetables beneath it. They had run out of scallops because it was so popular so the chef substituted lobster in the special and it was fantastic! The steak special was tremendous and perfectly cooked with the most amazing creamed spinach. Our server Maria was very professional, knowledgeable, attentive and polite. . The ambience was warn and wlecoming for that crisp autumn night with candles burning in the fireplace. Highly recommend it!
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been here for dinner which was awesome and so was brunch. Great, attentive service, wonderful ambiance and inventive, delicious food.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Warm and wonderful
A few friends recommended Light Horse to me, as I am new to the area. My Mom came in town and we both just loved it. The hosts and servers were just so great and the ambiance and food was super. The feel in the area is like Georgetown and the restaurant fits right in. The prices are really great and I will definitely will be back. Kudos :) Melissa
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome place to visit
Perfect setting to enjoy in a group with friends
And families. Trendy yet cozy atmosphere makes one
Relax and have fun. Food is awesome. Don't miss
The Beer Mussels and Garlic Shrimp.
Bar is vibrant and service was very friendly .
Outside lights being cheer at your point of entry.
A must try .
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stick to the basics and seafood
The tavern classics are solid. They know seafood. I had the ribeye. The steak was great. The sides were an attempt at creativity that ended up just being disappointing. I would rather have had pommes frites and steamed broccoli. The dessert (chocolate bombe) and wine was terrific.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Light Horse is a good local spot
I dine here quite a bit and have become familiar with the menu and staff. Everyone is really friendly here and the vibe is great. During the week, there is live music, which is fun, especially around the holidays.
The food is usually very consistent and i've seen a turnaround since they acquired a new chef, over a year ago, so it gives other local restaurants a run for their money. It used to be pub food, mostly but now it's more of a dining experience. On this particular evening, I came in for the Boulibasse which was a bit off and disappointing then I remember (it was a bit bland, had no vegetables and wasn't topped with shoestring potatoes, as usual; it also lacked any real substance/fish).
Hopefully, this was just an off night.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent entrees: Pasta with
Excellent entrees: Pasta with scallops, Peking duck. The Sancerre wine was really good. Very knowledgeable and attentive waiter.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good for the money.
Food was good for the money. Everything we had was good and no real problems with that. Atmosphere had an elegance without being stuffy like a strictly business dress establishment. The bar looked beautiful. Only thing was it got a little crowded in the main doorway. I wouldn't come just for a drink.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Charm JC
Great place to meet or for a romantic birthday dinner. Food is excellent as where the drinks. Staff are friendly and helpful . Menu has great choices. this is my new favorite place!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait staff was excellent
We went for brunch with a group, the place is lovely, great atmosphere. We had a variety of dishes and everyone in our party was statisfied with their choices. One of the party had a food allergy and the waiter made sure her requests were granted and the entry was cooked to her special needs. Everyone in our party commented on how nice everyone was from the hostess, waiter and then when we were leaving we were approached by the manager to make sure we were satisfied. The food was excellent, burger, lobster roll, egg benedict, wines and beer selection was also great. We will be back. There is a great neighborhood candy store across the street, check that out too.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Light Horse Tavern has impeccable service and incredibly original and delicious dishes. I love the raw bar selections as well.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Light Horse Tavern is my "go
Light Horse Tavern is my "go to" place for a great dinner.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was such an wonderful
This was such an wonderful surprise, knowing nothing about it before venturing in. The restaurant has a charming feel and the food was extremely good. The wait staff was friendly and pleasant even on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. This is definitely a place I would love as a neighborhood hang out but sadly I don't live in Jersey City. I would definitely return for any meal of the day.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best non-Chinese Peking Duck
We had an after-work group dinner for 8 people and every body enjoyed he food and the service. I had Fench onion soup with aged gruyere cheese and Peking duck. It is unusual for a non-Chinese restaurant to serve it, but I would recommend it to anybody. The plum sauce was great and the creeper were outstanding!
The only distraction was the noise level from the bar near by, otherwise I would gladly go back for another great culinary experience.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a group of six and
We had a group of six and were there to celebrate our friend's 45th birthday. The experience we had was great! The food was so delicious and the drinks were excellent (I had a cosmopolitan and my friends had a margarita). Our waiter was professional and friendly and surprised our friend with a special dessert and a birthday candle with the words drawn on her plate "Happy Birthday Princess." Her eyes lit up with a big smile. Overall, we all felt special and pampered.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM