Satis Bistro
Satis Bistro

Satis Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.satisbistro.com/
  • Phone: 2014355151x
  • 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
100 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (66)neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (62)romantic (44)special occasion (36)notable wine list (33)great for brunch (31)good for groups (21)hot spot (16)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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.
  • Satis during restaurant week
    30thBirthdayDinner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We have been here several times and each time, the food and ambiance are amazing. The service is also typically excellent, although it was a bit slow this time due to the fact that it was restaurant week and there were more patrons than usual. The ricotta gnocchi was amazing as always, and their cheese and meat plate selection was also great. We tried dessert for the first time and we were not disappointed-- the gelato and zeppolis were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good option
    AndresvaagVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went with my girlfriend to have dinner last weekend, overall it was a good experience, from the beginning with the host until the end, food is good , ambience is great, not so noisy , perfect for couples
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner a few nights ago. The restaurant had recently changed the menu and we really wanted to try it. I had the head on shrimp with chorizo to start and my husband had a tomato salad. Both were excellent with very a flavorful sauce and dressing. We asked for more bread to dip. The lamb ribs with cherry sauce for dinner was just as good. My husband had gnocchi which he loved. Overall we love the new menu and highly recommend trying Satis Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting delight
    foodies
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A group of 6 had dinner alfresco this past Saturday night. First time there and went from reviews in NYT and friends. It was such a lovely night so they accommodated us outside and we started with some of their signature drinks followed by starters, a selection from the salumeri and we all shared some very delicious entrees including my fav the short ribs. Ended with seriously yummy desserts and espresso. Service was friendly and efficient and all came in at a very reasonable tab. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    abredon
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    everything we had was excellent - the meat and cheese platter is a really good start, the entrees were all excellent, and the tartufo dessert is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    skb2104
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Just moved to Jersey City from Manhattan and thrilled to have discovered Satis! The food is absolutely delicious--everything you'd expect from the best NYC restaurants plus the charm of the Paulus Hook neighborhood. Servers were friendly and attentive. I ordered the halibut and my husband ordered the ribeye. Both entrees were cooked to perfection. Can't wait to go back to try the rest of the entrees and check out the brunch menu too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pesky waiters and bus boys!
    clodja1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I've been here several times before and found the service to be a little slow, but last time the staff must have been bored (kind of slow night) as the service was very sporadic. Took a while to get service and then once we had it, they wouldn't leave our table alone, kept trying to take our plates away. We were taking our times eating & talking, but there was no one waiting to be seated so don't know why they were rushing us out of there. We have all worked in food service at one time or another so are pretty sympathetic to the staff, but after awhile we just wanted to yell at everyone to leave us alone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very consistent
    ALBW
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Always great. I travel to Jersey City a lit for work and this is a great spot! All my colleagues love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Judy
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have been going here for years which I always have a great experience. My friend and I enjoyed the small plates and dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Foodelicious
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have dined at Satis four times in the last three weeks... yummy!! The Halibut --delicious , the Short Ribs delicious!!.. service was friendly and fun!!! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Satis
    TomLaurita
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    One of my favorites on the 2 block raudius, but they are all good, but Satis steps it up a notch.. Service was great, very friendly and welcoming, as was the owner.. Food was good, Salad was creative and fresh..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night.
    Localgrown
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Every element of the meal was wonderful. The ambience is perfect for a date night or a girl's night out. I had the split pea soup, which very flavorful and fresh. The carbonara was really tastey. The pistastios on top of the pasta gave each bit a nice textual contrast. For desert, I had two scoops of creamy gelato (coconut and hazelnut). I don't normally have desert but I was so glad I did - the gelato rounded out the meal so well. The only complaint I have was that one of the servers had a bad attitude. The servers seem to divide their duties so at least I didn't need to deal with him all nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was good, however the service was the worst...extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best Brunches in JC
    eggsNcheesePlz
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Fantastic eggs benedict, brisket hash, and eggs cocotte. One of my favorite spots for brunch in Jersey City. Although the food took a while to arrive, they prepare everything to order, and the waiters are funny and sweet. I haven't tried their wine bar yet, but I've heard only great things!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a trip
    Westroadie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Satis is a great spot in a quaint neighborhood. We love to sit outdoors on a warm evening. The wait staff are all friendly and competent. The food is consistently good with seasonal ingredients and European influences. You could also have a cheese and salumi plate and bottle of wine. Desserts are a bit decadent but goood. Check out the cozy wine bar attached for cocktails or happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Spot for Brunch
    kjtravelers63
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    great vibe and menu for Sunday brunch; plenty of choices on breakfast or lunch options, all with unique twist and awesome preparation and fresh ingredients cool vibe without the NY hassle of getting into city and parking etc. we ate inside but there is a cool first-come first serve outdoor dining option
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food-great price
    APyep
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been to Satis a hand full of times. The food is inexpensive and the dishes are great. The staff are very knowledgeable of the menu, which is a plus. I gave the service 3 stars based on the rudeness of a server towards my mother. He was not our server but that is no excuse to be rude. Our main server was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I should not have waited so long
    Beadi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I've been wanting to go for quite some time based on friends' recommendations. I finally had an evening with no plans and was able to make a reservation that afternoon, though by the time we arrived and while we sat there, they had to turn people away. Absolutely love the ambiance, the food was super delicious, and even the gelato was the best I ever had. (Even better than in Tuscany!) My wife had a berkshire pork chop with an incredible salsa verde (like chimmichurri) that was to die for and my tortilla espanola was absolutely delicious with the asparagus salad. Yum! I tend not to go to Jersey City because of the traffic and parking can be a pain, but I was lucky. No traffic & parking across the street. Couldn't get better than that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • worth the trip
    ArgmanVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Friends recommended Satis and it lived up to its billing. Great food, from appetizers through mains. I had the pork chop, my wife had the lamb, both delicious and generous portions. We sat upstairs, next to a large family gathering celebrating a graduation. Still the noise level was moderate. The downstairs room seems like it would be more "dramatic," but don't know if it would be noisier. Be prepared to circle the block and still not find a parking spot - we went to a garage in a nearby high rise. And note to self - find a better route than the Holland Tunnel approach to get into Jersey City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoanieFromPiermont
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Satis has great food, atmosphere, and service. The best part is that waiters anticipate, bringing what you need without having to ask. Three of us shared cheese and salumeria w olives, glistening and beautifully served. Our entrees were braised beef rib (no knife needed), and an order of roasted chicken that two of us split. Clean, clear flavor came through in every bite. I'll be back before long--so will my guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    Hardtoplease
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    You can not go wrong eating at Satis. Downstairs is more fun than upstairs. Food consistently good and staff friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.