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Son Cubano - New Jersey
Son Cubano - New Jersey

Son Cubano - New Jersey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.SonCubanoNJ.com
  • Phone: (201) 399-2020
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday
    Lunch 11:30am-4pm
    Dinner 4pm-10:30pm

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

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

    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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent find that I typically don't even look for but in warmer climates. Excellent vibe"
    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!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "location, ambiance worth the price.... Food & service is not.."
    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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food at Son Cubano is quite delicious and the ambience is distinctive and memorable."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Scenic views, excellent for people watching with an "old world" ambiance, which includes unrushed attentiveness between courses so as to savor the meal."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was good, the view was beautiful. A very romantic"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Son Cubano offered a delicious range of Cuban fare--especially meats and fishes (and props to the appetizers)--as well as breathtaking sights across the Hudson to Manhattan. However, the live band was a little too live on Friday night. We had to wait until the sets were over to resume our conversation thanks to the energetic bongo dude."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I was there for 4th of July....All I can say is I loved the place, the food was great. The service was great too, except one guy kept on coming up to me asking if I was done with my food to take the plate away, but what can I do I'm a slow eater and take my time. I politely told him numerous times I will let him know when I'm done. I know he was doing his job but Half of my clams and oysters were on the plate, he should have had a better judgement....outside patio was closed due to a coming rain I would have loved sitting outside, but inside was pretty too. It gets really cold inside bc of air conditioning....ladies you have a jacket with you just in case :-) I will certainly come back again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Beautiful place with great views of Manhattan and the service is good, but the food is just ok. Other places in the area with much better food, but this place wins for ambiance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been here a couple of times for lunch and dinner. You can eat outside on a nice day with a great view of the Hudson River and NYC. The food is not fancy (it's Cuban food mostly), but their presentation makes it more appealing and interesting. The place is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. The service is good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great location and service... love the food and everything.. for sure ill come back"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Made reservations for my mother's birthday and it was awesome! The food was so delicious and the view was spectacular. Great place, definitely will come again with my wife. It's very romantic and afterwards you can take a stroll on the pier."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I've eaten at Son Cubano before and was quite disappointed with my entree. I ordered the special which was a meat paella. The chicken in my dish didn't taste fresh and was so bland, the short rib was so fatty I could barely taste the meat, there were only 2 small pieces of lechon. The only positive things with food were the dessert and the cucumber drink I had. I also made a reservation and had to wait 20 min after arrival. I would only go back now only to drink as the food was underwhelming. The place was pretty loud so I would not recommend if you want to have a nice conversation over dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Have been here before and have enjoyed all things on the menu. The service is always very good with attentive servers. Saturday is always best in the late afternoon as it clears out and allows you to snag a table with great views of the city. Outdoor seating is plentiful. The live music, when offered, adds to the festive but elegant ambiance and makes the food even more delicious. A definite neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A great place to bring your significant other, the view of the city is priceless, good music, and good food"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "great location. Got called by host to be there before 930 pm my resvn time or we wouldn'y get a table. BTW open table had open revsn for 9.45pm too. The food was way below average for the prices charged. The Ahi Tuna was not top grade and very mushy. Wine served was not as listed on wine list. Wait staff was friendly but the management should realize that not everyone dining there is Cuban or Hispanic."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I took my relatives here for dinner. The restaurant is beautiful with great food and vibe. The service was non existent though. We didn't get bread or water for the table. I had to ask the waiter to bring it. The waiter forgot to bring a dish and my aunt was left waiting for her meal while everyone else ate. When it did arrive, the salmon was rare even though we asked for it to be well done. I did love the live band and the décor though so mixed feelings on this one."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Awesome service. Delicious food and excellent drinks! Great music and fun salsa dancing! We cant wait to come back 💕👍 thank you Son Cubano! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Went with my whole family to celebrate my birthday. Had a fantastic dinner ,everything was great. Can't wait to go back "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "excellent restaurant and the food is great...and people is awesome i really enjoy my date"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nice restaurant! We celebrated my mothers birthday and I was pleased with the service and attention of the staff. The food was wonderful. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The restaurant itself is beautiful and the scenic view is beautiful as well of course, however, I expected more from the food. I think they need to add more variety to their menu and more authentic Cuban meals."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Beautiful view, average food, spotty wine glasses and dishes needed to wiped down before we could use them. Silverware the same. Food was mediocre and not worth the prices. We wanted to start off with a dish of paella to share before ordering our meal and the waiter said paella has a lot of rice. What the heck does that mean? Of course, paella has rice."
    Dined on 4/14/2014