Son Cubano - New Jersey
Son Cubano - New Jersey

Son Cubano - New Jersey

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.soncubanonj.com/
  • Phone: 2013992020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday
    Lunch 11:30am-4pm
    Dinner 4pm-10:30pm

    Thursday
    Lunch 11:30am-4pm
    Dinner 4pm-11:30pm

    Friday & Saturday
    Lunch 11:30am-4pm
    Dinner 4pm-12:30am

    Sunday
    Brunch 11:30-4pm
    Dinner 4pm-10:30pm

    (Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5pm to 7pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Eleazar Fuerte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer Catering services on and off premises. Please contact our Events Department at Events@SonCubanoNJ.com
  • Entertainment: Live Band Every Night Starting 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Live DJ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights
  • Special Events: We host fundraisers and charitable events as well as business networking events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Road on Hudson River(2 blocks North of NY WaterWay @ Port Imperial)
  • Public Transit: NY Waterway Ferry @ Port Imperial in Weehawken;
    NJ Transit Bus
    NJ Transit Light Rail
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Parking Lot @ A&P
A word from Son Cubano - New Jersey
Our restaurant, Son Cubano is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, vintage décor, live music and full view of the Manhattan skyline along with a menu of modern Cuban influenced dishes and traditional favorites leave a lasting impression.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Son Cubano - New Jersey reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (72)great for outdoor dining (51)romantic (49)special occasion (46)good for groups (37)hot spot (33)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (24)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Mmmm
    Foodlover21
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Overall great place and great food. Will come back again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Son 'no' cubano...
    WmdgVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The place and view of NYC are amazing and truly worth a visit for drinks and wine on the edge of the Hudson River! As for the food it was truly a disappointment. Appetizers: guacamole with plantain chips was bland and the chips had been sitting in the kitchen way too long for them to become dry & tasteless! Main course: The ropa bieja was insipid and lack the traditional well seasoned edges of a Cuban kitchen. The strip steak with chimichurri was served cold; It was sent back only to be brought back on a hot plate. The best part of the lunch experience was the bottle of wine and the view of NYC. Too bad for the place is selling to a crowd crying for attention in a beautiful space. 4 tables at lunch should had been excellent!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant NYC view amazing
    ojs3
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food is excellent, a bit pricey for Spanish food but it makes up for it with the NYC skyline view. Service was impeccable and the ambience and vibe is great. The DJ plays good music and is open and accommodating to all song requests which makes for a wonderful time out. Mixed crowd and awesome vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great prices!
    ChiChi
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This restaurant is a must for those who live in Jersey. The view of Manhattan skyline is marvelous! Will def come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View2diefor
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Over all the dining experience was excellent. This was my third time and it doesn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute slow paced goodness
    finkeygrVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Would have preferred a faster-paced lunch, but food and service were both good (just slow). Place is rather large, has magnificent view of Manhattan on great patio. Friday afternoon was only 10% full. Had to try Cuban sandwich--maybe a bit heavy on butter, because toasted bread was quite oily (tasted great though). Will return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool spot
    Beadi
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Love where this is located; beautiful view of NYC. Food and service are very good. The bar is a very cool place to hang out. I've never been disappointed whenever going to this place so highly recommend it, especially with a group of people. And the weekends include live Cuban music. Love it! The only thing turns me off is the valet charge of $7 and then of course, you have to tip the guy once you get your car back. Really? Charge me to park so I can eat at your restaurant? Not cool. I'm also not a fan of having people in the restroom giving me a paper towel to dry my hands while a tip bowl is right in front of me. More money. I really don't need someone giving me a paper towel; I can do it all by myself.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night out
    Karen0710
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my Mother-in-Laws birthday and we wanted to take her somewhere special. We arrived in style with the valet parking. No stress to find a parking spot. The view of New York was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good ambiance for a date night also the views of Manhattan were lovely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    TryCubano
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The ambience is worth a visit as is the view. The food was very good but the service was no other way to say it atrocious. Didn't get our bread, water wasn't refilled even after asking, some food came out cold, took forever to get the check and when I did took another forever for them to get it. Finally left cash and left. Will come back to try a second time but if the service is THAT bad again won't be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and view
    Mamarock
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a Friday date night with my husband at Son Cubanos. We decided to be seated outside. The view of the Manhattan skyline was gorgeous, the food was great and service pretty good. It is way more casual if you prefer eat there earlier (like 6-8pm) , and outside, so their business casual dress code is way too dressy for that. However, if you prefer to dine inside later or hang out at the bar or in the lounge, it's more dressy. They had a nice Cuban band playing, if you like that sort of thing. However, it's way too noisy inside for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay food...great DJ
    ladylion
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was mediocre at best. However, the drinks were awesome and the DJ as great. If I came back it definitely wouldn't be for the food. I had the skirt steak. It came to the table warm and dried out like it had been sitting under a heating lamp. The rice & beans were okay...but looked old. Overall, my next visit I'd skip the food and go straight to the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reenergizing
    JazzyCVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love this spot!! Truly breathtaking !!! Rogelio is a gem. Thank you for your suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOP OF MY LIST!
    Skippy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I selected this restaurant based on what I read on open table, well-it went BEYOND my expectations. The view was KILLER and my clients were extremely impressed. The bar scene was good, dancing, lots of energy. I will definitely come back and make this one of my top recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very good restaurant, good food, great location overseeing New York. Should not charge mandatory 20% tip - this was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    enzo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had read reviews on the restaurant that was mixed so when we arrived we were seated quickly our server came very promptly our appetizers were great portions dinner was awesome we went to celebrate our anniversary spent a great night music was nice staff was excellent will be going back again highly recommend to anyone wanting to try great food in great place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved!
    Rachierach
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    When ever I get the choice of where to eat I always choose Son Cubano. The Ropa Vieja is to die for! Great place to come with the family or on a date. I've been to parties as we'll and they are always great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't buy the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great location, great view, effort at service, but the food sucks, and service is slow. After waiting almost 45 minutes my wife's dish came out with undercooked potatoes; when we complained, the offered to substitute with something else, but instead of just switching the potatoes to rice, they cooked a brand new dish, which took another 20 minutes and 3 requests from the waiter to come out, and the veggies disappeared and all that was served was fish and rice. Nice try, but no cigar. This place is all show, nothing more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the high price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    While the food was good, the service was ok. Not what you would expect for the money you spend. Way overpriced. Much better places to spend that kind of money on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DoThings
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent find that I typically don't even look for but in warmer climates. Excellent vibe
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a great time with my wife for our anniversary. Good was good and the service was great. NYC scene at night was GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but too noisey inside
    sanantoniocouple
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was superb; View is amazing; Service was overall good, but a water glass was spilled by server on our party and no accommodation was made. We ate outside arriving at 8:45pm. There was a DJ inside and had we wanted to dine in their beautiful dining room we would not have been able to hear one another. The start time for the DJ needs review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    location, ambiance worth the price.... Food & service is not..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Slow
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    If you're in a hurry to eat, this is not the place for you. And when the appetizers were delivered, we had yet been given utensils and water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    elester
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food at Son Cubano is quite delicious and the ambience is distinctive and memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old world charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Scenic views, excellent for people watching with an "old world" ambiance, which includes unrushed attentiveness between courses so as to savor the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anierose
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went on Hudson Restaurant Week! The food on the menu was exquisite! The only thing negative I have to say 'oh my goodness' they took forever not only attending us but serving our food..let's say it took us 3hrs for app, entree & no we didn't want to wait any longer for desert, we took it to go! LOL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Disappointing on many levels, will never go back to Son Cubano. We went there to celebrate my dauther's birthday and it was a dissaster from the service to the food. This was one of our favorite places to eat. You have to train your waiters better with the customers. The one we got was horrible and not professional at all. Took for ever to bring anything the basic water/bread because he was taking care of tables outside and inside which I thought was not very professional. Very dissatisfied will never go back and will NEVER recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must go!
    Mickie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently excellent in every way, food is delicious and the service is the highest quality. I am never disappointed when I go there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food; Average Service
    athena1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I never tire of seeing the NYC skyline. That view coupled with delicious food made this a great dining experience. My one complaint is that it took half an hour for us to get our drinks from the bar. About twenty minutes in I asked our waitress (who never told us her name) about our drinks. She was very dismissive of me. When our drinks finally arrived there was no apology or explanation for the delay. I would however return to this restaurant in spite of this missive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    SL114
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was good, the view was beautiful. A very romantic
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Firing on all eight cylinders
    Eddie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Son Cubano is more than just another beautiful space with expensive cocktails. Much more. The service at the bar was strong and the drinks were perfect. We ate at the bar and had a great meal with exceptional service. Excellent ropa vieja and the apps were awesome. Our bartender made perfect, repeat perfect Mojitos. So good i had to stop at two. A little after dinner dancing and my date was in heaven. Great venue.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beware theft!
    suzi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The ambiance is a funky, elegant fusion which I really like. The menu offers interesting flavors and the bartenders happily mix great drinks. The down side is that their are some unscrupulous people working there that took a credit card we left behind with the check and tried to use it to buy $1062.00 worth of merchandise at a Kearny Walmart. Management was disinterested to say the least. If I were running a classy restaurant, I would want to be certain I weeded out the culprit of this scheme so as not to deter guests such as myself from ever returning. GUARD YOUR WALLETS!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great customer service
    Kyia
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    From the begin to end great customer service. Our Waitress Brittany was outstanding. She was knowledgeable of all their dishes and how it was made. Will return again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    Kris
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Expensive and poor quality food. Don't order steaks. came with Yuca fries was so rubbery and hard. couldn't even chew. I won't go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Place
    WineandDine45
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had to take a business partner out for dinner and this place was perfect. Delicious food, stylish, and spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mari
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I felt like I was on vacation as soon as I stepped onto the terrace and saw the fabulous view of NYC. The food was great starting with the guayaba butter, yum! They had my favorite dish from Miami, Arroz Imperial which was very good. The avocado did was also very good. The Tres leche was yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Msrodri87
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went with my husband to celebrate our 6th yr anniversary, we were greeted and seated right away, amazing view. Fell in loveeee with the empanadas. A little expensive but loved everything ! Menu isn't more than 2 pgs which doesn't give to much options which made it easier for ME to pick something right away!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Views
    daisy26
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Son Cubano is beautiful. The restaurant itself deserves 5 stars for interior decorating. It looks rich, elegant, classy and modern. The service was excellent and the views are spectacular. The food on the other hand was not great. I ordered La Jardinera, the only vegetarian entree on the menu and what I got was a plate of yellow rice with some roasted vegetables thrown on top. Very unimpressive. I'm Latin so I know that lots of Latin dishes are fried and consist of meat but there are Latin vegetarians out there. For such an upscale restaurant, it's very disappointing for a customer to have 1 vegetarian option. There are lots of creative and delicious vegetarian dishes out there. I suggest the chef look into them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Lizzie71VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    After reading several negative reviews about the food and service, I was very nervous about celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. But I had great experiences in the past and decided the view of the city would be worth the visit to Son Cubano. Our table decided to share a few apps and a few main dishes. We ordered the guacamole, shrimp, the skirt steak, paella, salmon and chirps for dessert. Service was great but could be because it was a Tuesday and they weren't that busy. Anyway I really enjoyed the food and I plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.