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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
  • Email: Reservations@SonCubanoNJ.com
  • Phone: (201) 399-2020
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Sunday from 11:30am to 2am.
    (Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5pm to 7pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jeremiah Echeandia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, 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, 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
Son Cubano, or the "Sound of Cuba", successfully brought a style reminiscent of the elegance and opulence of "The Havana 50s".
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Loved the decor and the location....the food was pretty good, but nothing memorable, esp. for the price. I had the churrasco..the meat was good but the rice and yucca were as dry and bland as could be. The calamari was good but the clams were not fresh. The butter for the bread was tasty but hard and unspreadable. The drinks were watered down. The service was pretty good but she forgot to come back with a couple things we asked for. The live band was good and not too loud for the time of the evening. All in all it was a pretty good experience. Would i go back for the food? Prob. not...would i go back for the atmosphere and view? Yes, if someone from out of town is visiting and is looking to eat at a place like that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great views of NYC and a great dining experience overall! Highly recommend for lovers, double dates, or a night out with the girls!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "For my first time there, i enjoyed it very much. The view was amazing and the dood was delicious . Although it was a tad pricey, i still think it was worth it. I wouls defintely go back there again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "it is one of the of the most splendid restaurants I visited in Jersey. Amazing Manhattan skyline view by the river. Great service and friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The restaurant is split into a bar/music area and the sit down restaurant. Food is not the greatest... A little over priced for items that were good... but dry when served. Had the salmon and pernil. Great tres leche"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed a girls night out. Great food and dancing!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Service was a little slow especially for a night that was not busy. I ordered steak and it came out on the colder side. I would have liked for it to be warmer"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I was told there would be valentines prefix all weekend, but I guess I was misinformed. Otherwise, everything was good, the view is very nice and the service is good except for bringing out the wrong appetizer."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "But the food is bland, which is not good for Latin food. It does not need to be fried but you must be able to "taste" the food though the spices. This is what makes Latin food so good. Unfortunately it was lacking."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had heard mix reviews for Son Cubano. I am glad that we finally got to experience it for ourselves. The food was excellent, but you can't go there thinking that you are going to have authentic Cuban food. It has some dishes that can be considered authentic, but for the most part, no. The services leaves a lot to be desire. Our waiter claimed to be the "head waiter". Yet I tasted the wine, and then he went around filling the 3 other glasses and forgot to come back to me. They served an entire bottle of wine for 4 people in one shot. The glasses were filled to the top. Never came back to see how the food was. Again, the food was delicious, the place is beautiful, the view is breathtaking but service needs improvement."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food was less than average. . Waite staff was polite. However, they didn't come by table often. I frequently asked buss boys to get waiter come to table. Restaurant has a 2 hours limit on your dinner experience.. Thus, rushing through your dinner. I was asked to wrap it up and offered a round of drinks in exchange for our table before we ordered our dinner."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The service was impeccable but the food was very bland. I was expecting richer flavored food from a restaurant specializing in Cuban cuisine. The dessert was great, I had the tres leche."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I dont know how to express it much with Son Cubano. The food is amazing, everything about it. I stuffed my mouth. The passion fruit mojito gave me the best buzz (had 3). The guac and platano chips. I loove this spot and to make it even better the view to the city is perfect for a romantic dinner. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Great food....great service. ....awesome time... can't wait to go again.."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had dinner at Son Cubano, we had high expectations, and unfortunately Son Cubano couldn't deliver. The Restaurant was very quiet when we came in, a friendly waitress show us our table. But the food wasn't that special what we hoped for. It was a very expensive dinner with no taste. I ordered steak and there was also no taste on it. It lays on a bed of dry beans with some linzes, not my taste. My kids didn't love it either. So it was bit a waste of money. Pitty we had very high expectations. It was our first and our last experience here."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This restaurant is definitely not my scene... the focus is the club portion and not the restaurant. Clients are hurried through their meal and pushed to order more. Patrons at the bar constantly bump into tables where diners are eating, extremely annoying. The staff is extremely young and a tad unprofessional. The food was a disappointment, not nasty but not memorable."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "It was my husband birthday so special night. Reviewing restaurant obviously room with view of NYC attracted me and food. When I booked reservation, requested window table and asked to confirm email if not possible. They called to confirm, I again requested room and they told me it was noted. When we showed, the back room was booked for a party. Horrible, customer service. You can't tell me they didn't know a large party was booked and my request could not be honored. You could have been honest with me when you called to confirm reservation. I certainly understand window table can't be guaranteed, but when the entire room is not available, that should be noted when they call to confirm. We had a nice night, but not what I expected."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We always have a great time at Son Cubano the staff is professional and friendly. They have great and friendly bartenders that always makes us feel welcome the manager Jalise is fantastic! My wife gave me my 50th birthday party at Son CUBANO and our friends and family are still talking about the wonderful experience they had. Thank you for a great time always Ernest & Schelly Peters"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Food was great and ambiance is even better. Be prepared for noise because the place doubles as an after hours club. Good food and good music! You'll love the way they use tropical flavors such as guava in creative ways on many dishes. Very Cubano!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and the view is breath-taking. The food was good, but the service was lacking for such an upscale restaurant. We were a group of 8 celebrating my son's bday on a Monday night. Being a Monday the room was only half filled, but the service was slow and spotty. My daughter's request for a second glass of wine was forgotten and then when reminded, it still took another five minutes. Our food did not all come at the same time, with some of us waiting an unusual period of time. It's a shame because the place is beautifully decorated, and I only wonder what service would be like with a crowded dining room on a weekend. Will def give it another try, but hope that they read this review and improve those issues."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "My wife and I were there for our anniversary. The ambiance had a modern club feel. There was a 3 piece band, that was great. The menu has so many interesting dishes, that makes me want to come back again. I ordered the strip steak, which was cooked perfect. I would have liked some vegetables with it. I recieved rice and beans, and yucca fries. Everything was tastily but i felt that some veggies could have helped balance out the heavy steak and yucca. I have already recommended Son Cubano to a friend."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Second time to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Food is so good and the view of NYC is incredible. Went there for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it is very romantic. Highly recommend to all."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "THANKS TO MY FRIENDS !!! I HAD A GREAT TIME!!! SON CUBANO IS THE BEST RESTAURANT IN NJ .....FOOD IS GREAT AND SERVICE IS EXCEPTIONAL ..."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The views are wonderful and the menu is interesting. The place caters to the stereotypical NJ "new riche" the Housewives types (cash with no real class). The room is pretty and its a good place to take out of town clients so they can see the NJ they see on TV shows focusing on the state. Its a fun place to people watch, the service is good although the upselling by wait staff is very obvious. I'd like to see a more interesting drink menu the wine list is more than acceptable. They should focus more on the Cuban items."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "The restaurant is beautiful. However this is not a spot for foodies, perhaps a hot pick up joint. My steak had no flavor and my yuca fries were hard and raw on the inside. The waiter told me this is how they cook it....huh!!! Well anyway I won't be back at all. Oh and the service well the guy never even cracked a smile he looked like he was miserable to work there."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The place was decorated beautifully, the view is amazingly beautiful and the food was delicious! Everything we ate from the appetizers to main course was delicious. The drinks were also good. A little pricey, but all the places along the river are so it is expected."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Food was subpar. For an establishment as nice as it is, you would expect a little more."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "l love the ambiance at Son Cubano. The live band is always impressive and entertaining. While the employees seemed to be busy running in and out of the kitchen and the dining room, they are not productive. They just walked around talking to each other. My waiter was rude and seemed annoyed he had to serve my table. We were a party of 5. He began asking us 1 by 1 for drink, stopped after the 3 person and said any body else for drink. I had to direct him to my daughter at the end of the table. He knew nothing about the menu and was not willing to tell my daughter anything about the menu. Very disappointed, worst experience and I would not recommend this place to others."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Great location, great bar scene and view. Service is slow and unattentive but food is above average, Not authentic Cuban food but very good nonetheless."
    Dined on 8/15/2013