Bistro La Source

4.3
377 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Bistro La Source is a friendly French/Belgian Bistro with a great wine list. It is located in the Paulus Hook neighborhood of Jersey City. Fine food and spirits awaits!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Belgian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 209-1717
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Spitz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
There is a parking lot next to restaurant.
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Public transit
Essex Street light rail
Exchange Place PATH train
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here on all you can eat mussel Monday. The smell of the broth was great but we did not eat the mussels. The calamari was excellent and the brazino with lemon caper sauce was outstanding. Despite how busy they were, our server got our drinks and food to the table very quickly.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had never been there before so I rolled the dice after reading the reviews on OpenTable. I have grown tired of pricey Hoboken haunts with so-so food at our usual haunts there. My guests and I were not disappointed. Since it was my granddaughter’ birthday, we were all pleased with my choice. The menu offered variety and the six of us something different. All us were pleased with our choices and would not hesitate to return.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

My favorite spot. Bistro La Source has a bit of everything, from ambience to reasonable acoustics, a happy vibe and, oh, delicious food!
The servers are all so attentive and polite. The bar is also a fun place to hang out. I highly recommend it!

H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. So nice to have a place where we always feel welcome.

NJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable destination in Jersey City . Parking , great food and always a welcome . Catriona our server five star service

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. The service, wine, entree - what a great local spot!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh tasting food and the staff is always so attentive and kind

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New Years Eve dinner was amazing! Definitely would come back. Small petite and perfect.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The New Years fixed menu was amazing! Love bistro la source

BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The place is great and also the service, but the food is below average, except for the cheese plate, which was delicious. My risotto was a simple rice and it was a bit disappointing.

LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambience and service warm and inviting, food was yummy, homey, frenchy. Lovely dining experience!

SS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little bit of Paris in Jersey City

JC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

his was a fantastic find, off the beaten track but honestly better than the three times as expensive pretense of New York city. My view, Jersey City is the up and coming place to be.

IS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was a pre fix menu for Thanksgiving. Escargot was a bit too salty n over cooked but seafood stew was very good. Small place n nice ambiance though a bit too loud. We had a nice corner table so it was overall a nice experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience! The mussels were to die for, very attentive waitress and the food comes out delicious! My husband and I had a great night

AJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice rustic French bistro close to business centre of Jersey City

CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

four choices of sauce with mussels, we tried the curry and the Thai and both were excellent. The Niçoise salad had a huge piece of ahi, shrimp pasta was very good. Lobster bisque had pieces of lobster and was delicious. We will definitely go back when we visit next! And our kids said that they will return.

BB
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and try to have at least one or two meals here every time we are in town! Love the food and staff. Has become one of our favorites!

HC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good - Last minute addition to table no problem. Waiter was very good. Very nice time.

OT
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food and service!!! We lived the seafood stew!!!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Mussels Monday!

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful. Good food, good wine list, small, charming restaurant. Moderately priced.

v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Bread was stale. Food is average at best. Better places to eat downtown JerseyCity. Good looking cal hangout for drinks.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Can’t wait to go back!

SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great and well priced. This time we sat in the bar, but made the service a bit slow.

KB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love coming here for Mussel Monday’s - $13 (plus the cost of any drink... can even be a $2 soda!) gets you unlimited bowls of mussels in 5 different sauces. highly recommend!

V
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu with a wide variety. Service was excellent - friendly and unobtrusive. We were not rushed at all. On-site parking is very very helpful! A great neighborhood place and worth a drive.

AB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place in Jersey City. I didn’t look at dinner menu but I imagine it’s as good as lunch menu — especially if you like moules frites.

KS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been thinking ever since we left that I should leave a review on this place. It was excellent!!!
Great atmosphere and THE BEST fish fry we both have ever had! The food came out so hot and service was great. They have a pretty diverse menu, which is good as I have a lot of dietary restrictions.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

It took over 20 min to get our bottle of white wine, which was warm. Service was the slowest I’ve had in Jersey City. It was 80 degrees outside so we sat inside, only to realize it was hotter inside than out. The food was decent but not worth waiting around between courses, never having anyone check on you, and sitting there uncomfortably hot for what could have been an hour and ended up being 2.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Rachel was a terrible waitress who ignored our party but served the two tables next to us with perkiness and a smile. We felt sincerely discriminated against. It took us 40 minutes after finishing our entrees before she even came back with the dessert menu. It took another 20 minutes after that to get our desserts. It was not worth the wait either. When paying, we couldn't even find her to get our check. We just went and found another waiter to grab our check and pay.

YF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Hudson Restaurant week and sat outside. What a gem. Delicious food, great atmosphere and good sized portions.

T
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bistro La Source is our go-to neighborhood restaurant with authentic French food that even my husband, who lived in Paris for years, agrees is superb. We took friends to dinner there and all had eaten on France and each pronounced the following:
best calamari I’ve ever had...
Best mussels I’ve ever had...
Best steak frites I’ve ever had...
It’s a gem. We’re grateful it’s here

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food was delicious. Will definitely go back. Great ambiance.

RO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! It is cozy and warm and fun and relaxed!! The food is scrumptious and there is something to please every palate! Definitely a neighborhood gem in Jersey City.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff

NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, tasty food, cute place w/French bistro flare

m
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place and the Mela was nice mike in France. We enjoy our dinner.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I discovered this gem in our ongoing search for a good French restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised to find this Bistro, with an all you can eat Mussels Monday which offers four or five different flavors of delicious mussels. The fried chicken dish will amaze you. It has a casual atmosphere, but definitely a great experience that I would recommend to anyone.

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