Light Horse Tavern

4.7
1091 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
In light of recent events and regulations, the team at Light Horse Tavern will be running Lobster Garage, located right next door! Come join us for our wonderful seafood offerings and outdoor seating. We are first come, first serve for the time being.
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vipCetts
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I just enjoyed a very relaxing Sunday brunch here. We sat inside and felt very safe. I’ve been here many times and have always enjoyed it. This was my first time for brunch and it did not disappoint I loved my fried oysters and avocado toast. As always, the service and food was excellent. We look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and friendly staff. Thanks for staying open!

CG
CeeGee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall everything was just fine. I was seated near a door which was a little chilly. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was decent. It was a fine experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance as always

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vipLindsay
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ribs were lacking flavor, but everything else was delicious. Our server was sweet and attentive. Love the atmopshere.

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vipJohnT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Light Horse is always high quality food and very cozy.

MB
MeridithB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant with high-quality food. Taking COVID precautions seriously.

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vipLisa
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great...I’ve loved the restaurant since I moved here 18 years ago. Only negative is the waiter had his mask below his nose. The mask is useless when worn that way and it made us uncomfortable.

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vipKimmyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a Saturday night with a group of 6 for a birthday dinner. We were given a great table in a secluded area of the restaurant that was almost like being in a private dining room. The food and service were both exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love dining at the light horse tavern. We love the ribs on the bar menu and the bacon wrapped meatloaf. Delicious!

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vipJohnFrank
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal. I love love the mash potatoes. They offer great daily specials.

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ponyscott
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well now...great food and super great atmosphere in a Historical building from 1875 in a older area of town...love it!

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JonathanH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from greetings till the bill. Excellent service, amazing food, great ambiance. It couldn't have been better!

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netaware
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for 8 years and always a sure bet! I met my girlfriend there too n
I love the place!

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ElvisParsley
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always including the specials. Service was attentive despite less staff. It was cooler outdoors but the heaters did a reasonable job. Perhaps could use a touch more lighting, otherwise, overall a great experience.

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vipDennylu
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband Dennis and I have been eating outside at LHT almost every Friday since they reopened. Every meal has been truly great. This Friday Dennis had a wedge salad which he said was the best he ever had. I do not eat meat and did not try it as it had bacon, but it looked like the perfect amount of dressing, blue cheese and bacon bits. I love the fried oysters and had them yet again - three to an order and simply yummy. We always share.... we get the fish fry every week as they change the fish weekly. The fish is always perfectly crunchy and delicious - this week was shrimp, cod and another delicious fish. I had the Chilean sea bass which was made with a mustard seed sauce. Perfectly browned on top and also delicious. Got my winter coat ready to keep up this Friday night tradition!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good location and ambience for a business meeting

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vipRatitou
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine there. They are a model of consistency, and their dinning room and bar are lovely.

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JayC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and menu and the waitstaff was kind and helpful. Definitely one of Jersey City's finest restaurant through and through.

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vipLuanneD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food is outstanding as always and we LOVE the atmosphere. We had rib eye steaks, meatloaf and sea bass. This visit we decided on coffee and cappucino with dessert. I would definitely skip it next time. Coffee was luke-warm and cappucino was really NOT good. Just tasted like bad coffee with some foam on top. I assure mgt will do what's needed to make it better.

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DesirayB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!

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RebeccaW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is great, the service excellent and the food delicious.

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vipLouise
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Having gone here multiple times since it opened about 16 or so years ago, so very disappointed. I was here twice within a week. Once for dinner and once for brunch. Service was nothing short of deplorable. Waited more than an hour for our dinner without explanation, servers nowhere to be found. Brunch similar, servers just need some training or find a different job. My order was all messed up and hardly an apology just a lot of talk amongst themselves and basically insinuating that it was my fault. In any event it will be a long time before I go back

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vipNotpleased
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we got there they only had tables indoors which I wasn’t ready to do yet so the host was kind enough to seat us at the “Lobster Shack” and have the waiter come all the way over there to serve us. I really appreciate their ability to accommodate us during this difficult time.

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Latac12
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to places!! The food is always great and delicious, but this time was a miss. I ordered the duck breast which was yummy and wanted a green side. I ordered the Brussel sprouts which were undercooked and under seasoned.When I spoke to the waiter, he apologized and took them back only to give them back to me a few minutes later. They just put them in a microwave which didn’t help at all. But I’ll continue to go back. Everyone has a bad night at some point.

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vipNYCDINER
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Ambiance. Unobtrusive but attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, fresh and unique ingredients, great service, good wine list and gracious hosts. Always a good dining experience and a personal favorite.

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JessicaZ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very peaceful ambient. Food is great and has a very polite service.I would recommended the restaurant for a special date. Menu has different options but if you love sea food would be definitely a good option to try. I’m not a see food lover but I found a delicious New York strip steak.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, consistent in quality and service! Always a solid time. Staff was extremely accommodating and had a very pleasant dinner, not rushed, seasonal menu with more than enough yummy dishes to choose from!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a quaint little brunch spot to meet with friends and enjoy some great food! Staff could be a tad bit friendlier and attentive, but overall, it was a pleasant experience.

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MathieuR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good cocktails and great food. The duck rillettes were delicious. The Friday special was the fish fry and it was very good. The burger looked great and the desserts were varied and nice too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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CharlesR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Live jazz music and a great atmosphere made for a great night. Classy and elegant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place, they didn’t have what i wanted to eat, was sold out so was definitely disappointed

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vipDeniseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bar and restaurant. Very cozy and great wine. The food was excellent along with the service

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lizard
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious meal, good service and nice table by fireplace!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always great at Light Horse! Avocado Toast is awesome!

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JeanneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We haven’t been to this restaurant in a few years. We’ve always enjoyed it. The food and the service has been very good, until Saturday night.
To start with our french martinis order, the waiter didn’t know what it was or how it’s made. That wasn’t the problem, but he Insinuated that I should order something else. I told him to ask the bartender first, if it’s a problem then he should let us know. When the drinks arrived, they weren’t shaken or stirred, poured at the table. They needed to be mixed- very odd. Service continued to go downhill. When our dinner guests arrived and before sitting down he immediately asked for their drink order. No chance to look at the menu. Our friends also noticed little things. Good waiters would normally check with guests over the course of a meal. He should have checked to be sure all meals were delivered at the same time. Ensuring side dishes arrive together and with proper utensils. But not for us. It’s unfortunate, this restaurant knows how to deliver service, but it didn’t exist on Saturday.

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LenoreC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and ambience. Cant wait to go back.

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