Satis Bistro
Satis Bistro

Satis Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.satisbistro.com/
  • Phone: (201) 435-5151
  • Hours of Operation:
    CLOSED MONDAYS

    BRUNCH: Saturday + Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm

    DINNER: Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm & Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    DINNER: Friday+Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    WINE BAR: Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-close and Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Michael Fiorianti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Satis offers various catering menu options for events as small as family gatherings, or as large and sophisticated as corporate galas. Call Mike G. for more information at 201-435-5151.
  • Private Party Facilities: Satis Bistro is approximately 2,500 square feet with two main dining rooms and seating for 75 people in total. The mezzanine dining area is perfect for smaller, more intimate affairs like birthdays or showers when less than 36 people are planned to be seated. Larger parties such as: weddings and fundraisers, require renting the entire restaurant which can be accommodated by request. There are an additional 25 seats at the wine bar, and 26 seats on the terrace for al fresco, seasonal dining. Outdoor seating for private events is only permitted when the entire restaurant is rented out. While Satis is typically closed Mondays and not open for lunch during the week, private parties and events can be arranged any day or time with advance notice.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael G. 2014355151x
  • Special Events: Satis Bistro regularly holds wine dinners, tasting events, cooking classes, etc! Friend us on facebook and be the first to learn about all our special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sussex Street
  • Public Transit: Satis Bistro is conveniently located only five blocks from either the Exchange Place and/or Grove Street PATH Stations. The NJ Transit Hudson Lightrail Station at Essex Street is only four blocks away. The NY Waterway Ferry is also just two blocks away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking only. However, there is a Central Parking garage in the Liberty Towers, at the corner of Morris & Greene (1 block southeast of Satis).
A word from Satis Bistro
Satis Bistro offers an eclectic European menu with several Italian, Spanish and French favorites among others. Satis is a casual dining establishment, open Tuesday-Sunday that offers wine and tapas bar in addition to a full menu. Also enjoy spacious outdoor seating seasonally on the terrace.
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Satis Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (66)great for outdoor dining (56)romantic (49)special occasion (42)notable wine list (41)great for brunch (31)good for groups (22)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Satis is very good 'kept....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We went to brunch at Satis and enjoyed our food very much. Unfortunately the restaurant was playing disco music at 11am. Disco music is never a good choice for a restaurant. We asked and they did lower the volume; none-the-less, that unrelenting beat distracted us from the wonderful food. Jazz, classical, standards, or silence would have been so much better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option in Jersey City!
    Shopgirl312VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The four of us enjoyed our meal. Restaurant ambiance is great. Just be sure not to drive there as parking is super hard to find. My husband drove around for 20 mins before finding a spot. We will return - but in an UberX!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Nice, quaint ambiance, can be romantic; service was friendly and polite. My dissatisfaction if that I using a Living Social voucher to try the restaurant. However, there was a set menu for Living Social that listed a few choices for appetizer, dinner, dessert. I was not happy with the dinner choices and did not like my selection. I would have preferred freedom to select from the menu, not necessarily having dessert and/or appetizer, and paying more if needed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently terrific food and service
    2dineisdivine
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and dine here off and on. The food and service have both been consistently very, very good. The three course prix fixe menu, offered Tuesday through Thursday, at $30, is always attractive. This time, we both had the mushroom soup and the short ribs. The soup was a little on the salty side for us, but that is probably due to the fact that we have been eating a very low-sodium diet lately. Otherwise, the flavor was delightful. The short ribs and spaetzle were so, so good. The ribs were falling apart tender and the spaetzle had a terrific taste and consistency. We opted to split a German Chocolate Cake Sundae for dessert, even though we were each entitled to our own. (The portion sizes were large, and we just didn't have room for a whole dessert each.) The sundae was heavenly!!! I'm not a huge dessert eater, but this I loved. We usually sit downstairs but this time we were upstairs. There was a party of ten right behind us and they were very loud. (I don't begrudge anyone lively discourse, I just prefer quieter dining.) To be fair, we should have asked for a table downstairs as soon as we saw the large party. We ended up eating quickly and leaving because we couldn't hear one another. We have never had that experience downstairs, so we will be sure to request downstairs seating in the future. I don't think there are any large tables on the ground floor, and the noise level is much more acceptable. The service, as always, was professional and efficient. Satis is a real neighborhood gem, and a restaurant we always look forward to returning to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My first visit and I really enjoyed it. Funky ambiance that reminded me of The Cupping Room (one on my favorite NYC places). Lovely and diverse choices for brunch. Hard to choose. The mushroom soup was incredible. The grilled cheese sandwich was ooey, gooey and delish. The pancakes were the size of Frisbees and yummy. The pancetta side looked and tasted more like bacon but was still good. Service was a little off, with tables who were seated after us getting their dishes way before us. Not enough to turn me off. Great find in a great part of Jersey City and I'm looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite!
    Alexis
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have been coming here for the last two years and are never disappointed. The food is always very good, and the service is fantastic. We usually like to try a new entree whenever we come, but there are some appetizer staples that we never veer from. The bacon wrapped dates are ridiculous and the chefs pairing of meats and cheeses is devine. The only thing that we have generally never been blown away by is dessert; nothing has ever been bad, but its also not a must have. Staff and management are always friendly and great, chances are you wouldn't ever have a bad dining experience here. We will certainly be back and will continue recommending Satis to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    absolutely one of the best places to have dinner in jersey city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    rayc1
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've been to Satis a number of times now. It's my "go to" place for great food and wine. Don't miss out on a great night... go here, you will love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but expensive
    SoleVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The place is nice, but the tables too close together. This makes the noise level too high! The food is good but pricy and yet the food is not better than other places near by, which have a better quality- price relation
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • dinner to catch up
    3murfs
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Met my son here to catch up. It has a lovely bar,interesting food, a price fix during the week and was perfect for us. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    MTG215
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Really great. Excellent food, great spot for a date. Our waiter was a delight, attentive without being overbearing. Fantastic cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Rich
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We have been here for drinks in the afternoon but never came here for dinner. A pleasant surprise awaited us : great food, great service and a cool space to have dinner. Truly a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    Susiefoodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Still my #1 favorite restaurant in Jersey City among strong contenders. Satis never fails to impress me with their seasonal menu and the impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good at Satis
    LaraVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Satis is always an enjoyable meal. Good food and good service in a relaxed local environment. Good to brunch and dinner alike
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place- what a gem
    Loftgirl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I just had brunch here and loved it. I need gluten free foods, and they had so many great options. This is the second time Ive eaten here and it will not be the last! I love this place and highly recommend it. Great waitstaff, servers, and bartender. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I dined here with my husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The menu was broad (I had great trouble deciding) and I was impressed that the wine list offered a good range of wines in a fair price range and with half bottle options. Our waiter was knowledgable and friendly, if at times a little busy with a full dining room. We will definitely be back - possibly for a weekend brunch next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    ALBW
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Keep going back again and again. Always satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We are new to the area and had guests in town for the weekend. We decided to try Satis Bistro based on reviews. We were not disappointed in the least. The ambiance was spot on - not too dressy, but the food was fantastic and the wait staff was efficient without being fussy, as well as flexible on ordering/sharing/etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    sage
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Other than the salumi appetizer portion it was amazing. Best gnocchi and halibut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This place is one of my favorite locations in Jersey City. The dining room is gorgeous and the outside seating is very comfortable. The food was great as usual. We ordered fried veges (which I thought were pan fried not deep fried so that was my mistake) but over all delicious with a great wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Loftgirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was my first visit to this neighborhood spot, but it will not be the last. I really enjoyed everything and had a great time. Wonderful and attentive service; great food. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Love this place.. One of my favorite restaurants in jersey city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snooty servers
    clodja1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have eaten here at least 4 times, and even though the servers are all pleasant enough, I have found them to be a little snooty & aloof.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent place to have an amazing meal in Paalus Hook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JCgirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food and service. The chicken with corn on the cob was really great! We brought guests who were staying with us from Germany and they loved what they ordered too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time for my birthday
    SabrinaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great meal, good wine~ the only downside is that we had to get up to get the waiter and ask for bread and butter for the table since all the other tables had been brought it~ we loved the burata and heirloom tomatoes and three of us got the short ribs which are always amazing! Dessert...too die for- we shred three and all were delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Summer dinner
    LeeH
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Lovely dinner. We've eaten there several times before, and always outside, which is delightful. But outside was full, so we ate inside. Worried that it would be too noisy, but it was not, and at one point when the music got too loud, a nearby waiter turned it down immediately on our request. Food was terrific. The new veggie frito misto with aioli sauce was an outstanding appetizer, and the halibut was excellent as usual. I had the gnocchi, which was very good and cooked just right. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie menu
    Foodie81VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great and friendly service. Great menu choices and delivery. A great neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely find
    AndyFtp
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I haven't been to Jersey City in about ten years and it seems my old favorites no longer exist. I found myself in the area and launched open table. My girlfriend and I decided that this place sounded good. We got there and found a great beer selection. Appetizers were light, healthy, and delicious. Our dinners came out prefect (halibut was especially good). We ate outside and I think there was a speaker unless it was someone in the neighborhood posting music. Either way I heard a few Mark Farina mushroom jazz tracks, so props for that too. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tried during RW2014 Summer. Though I generally am not a big fan of corns, I enjoyed corn cob which was a side of buttermilk fried chicken. Interestingly picked German chocolate cake sundae again, but it was not phenomenon. Outdoor seating available. Be careful about mosquito.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs Improvement
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Upon entering the restaurant and providing our Open Table reservation, we were provided our menus to peruse and literally throughout the course of our dining experience, never saw the waiter again. The order was taken, no effort made to request any wine or alcoholic beverages and the fine service by the bus staff was undertaken, but no effort was made to inquire about how we were enjoying our experience or food was undertaken. Consequently, although our food items – chicken and pork chop and tomato salad and shrimp was delicious, our sub par service of,being ignored was unacceptable and disappointing . When inquiring about whether a manager on duty was present, a card was thrust our way to discuss further. Terribly disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salty
    IlovebeefVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Came here for restaurant week, which may have affected the quality of their dishes. The meat and cheese plate was delicious, which is what they're known for. However, the short rib, hanger steak, along with the fries, were so incredibly salty. The waiter said it was because European dishes are normally saltier than American, but I don't think so. it was just too much salt!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BerkshireBoy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The service was excellent. Attentive and anticipated drink refills, etc without hovering. We loved the house made charcuterie and the simplest dishes such as a warm tallegio cheese crostini were smartly prepared and elevated to something wonderful. We enjoyed the Hudson Restaurant week menu but will be back because the food was excellent and the regular menu looked great! Very nice wine program with a wide range of wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went in for the Hudson Restaurant week and were seatly promptly at our reservation time.We had the salad and Gaspacho soup to start it. The soup was flavorful. Moving on to the entrees, I had the Gnocci and my husband had the risotto. Both were really really delicious!! :) The best that I have had for a long time.For the dessert, we got the german cake with 2 gelatos, whipped cream and caramel sauce and the Panacotta with fruits. The german cake was good, but nothing to rave about.The panacotta was deliche yum yum yum. So soft and yet firm with the right texture, we loved the panacotta. We will be definitely returning again.It is a little pricy if you come on a regular night, but for special occasions or lunch, this is a great restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Return!
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great spot for a casual or romantic meal. Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sun dinner $30 3 course menu includes some of their best dishes. Short rib was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Jersey City
    CasualEater
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Best restaurant in Jersey City hands down. Would recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took my parents and my friends here! Had a great time! Beautiful ambiance, cool waiter, and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Jackman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations based on specifications. They were all extremely friendly and polite and went above and beyond. And on top of all that, the food was phenomenal! Definitely going to Satis again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    nycfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tapas style, Mediterranean Food. Excellent and friendly service- servers made you feel like you were "part of the family". Great neighborhood spot. Food had above average flavor profile- innovative yet approachable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent date night.
    foodienap
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went to Satis is after hearing years of great reviews. Food and atmosphere was excellent and staff was friendly and attentive! Will def be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.