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About LITM

A great place to have unique cocktails and delicious food. Daily food and drink specials. Whether you come in for a quiet dinner or to have a party you'll have a fun time!
Also a perfect spot to have your birthday, anniversary, wedding reception or any other kind of event you can think of. Private events available. Just let us know what you're thinking of and we can make it happen!

140 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 1pm-7pm (LivestockJC Pop-up Kitchen)
Mon- Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Thursday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,

Cross Street:
Manila/Grove

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 536-5557

Website:
http://www.litm.com/

Entertainment:
DJs Fri and Sat 9pm

Catering:
If you are interested in having LITM cater your event please contact party@litm.com.

Parking Details:
There are several lots in the area as well as street parking. The closest lot is a paid lot at the Grove Pointe Building.

Public Transit:
We are less than a block from the Grove St. PATH train station.
http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps-schedules.html

Executive Chef:
Eduardo Rugiero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

LITM Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Good for Groups (38)
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Fit for Foodies (33)
Hot Spot (30)
Late-night Find (25)
Romantic (18)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Business Meals (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service For large table of 12.. greatcsnacks and burgers

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great cocktails and food. Perfect for a first date. Attentive service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Service was not great. Our server was more interested in socializing with friends rather than paying attention to customers. Food was really good, mac and cheese = OMG. Sadly I don't think we'll return after the service we received.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We have eaten at LITM a few times and each time the food has been consistently good. They have an interesting menu with seasonal specials. Service is always friendly. The place gets packed during happy hour the sound of the voices echoes and it get extremely loud in the dining room. Tables are pretty close to each other. The fun part about this place is the artwork for sale by local artist that is hanging on the wall. Overall an enjoyable place to grab reasonably priced comfort food in a unique atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I expected more after hearing about this. Everything was fried! It was like semi-upscale bar food. And it was loud - we went at 8pm and there was a DJ. Hard to talk to each other since it's a small place. Staff was very friendly and the art was good. But I wouldn't need to go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Such a lovely spot! Love this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

This restaurant could best be described as confusing and disappointing, it was abundantly clear that there was no specific vision for the experience the restaurant wanted to provide. Service was subpar, food took 45 minutes to be delivered (in a half empty dining room on an otherwise busy Friday night), we were both disappointed in our food quality, and the decor/function of the restaurant sitting area versus the bar area was very confusing-we had no idea what to make of it. For example, there is no greeting/host at the front of the restaurant, guests planning to dine in have to make their way to the far side of the bar to be seated (without adequate signage). Also, the music volume and lights kept being adjusted by the staff which was disruptive to conversations...etc. If management could get a few things together LITM could possibly be a decent place to have a drink and appetizer after work or before dinner elsewhere. Anything less than that and I suspect that the establishment won't survive more than a few months. The numerous high end developments arising in Jersey City are turning the area into a hotbed of competent and competitive restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

First New Year's Eve at LITM. The atmosphere was upbeat and the music was awesome.
Our table was in front of the screen so we were able to see everything. The DJ was amazing and even played some '80's music. That worked for me!!! I didn't stay for the dancing , but overall the experience was amazing. LITM is a gem in Jersey City, and I will definitely go back for another New Year's Eve!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I came here with a group of friend's for NYE. We made a reservation for 9:00PM and were seated on time with no issues. Our waitress was exceptional. Overall the wait staff was pleasant and exceptional. Eventually a DJ started spinning some tunes and the place came alive. Great ambience. Just right for the evening. My one complaint would be the food. I ordered the curry dish and was extremely disappointed at its lack of flavor. I would not order this ever again. Aside from that, I had a great time and would go here again just for the ambience and the service.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Cozy place with great ambiance

Food portions huge very flavourful
We will def be back - Mac n cheese rich and creamy was tasty, Cajun calamari was very flavourful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

My friends and i love it there everyone is so up beat, professional and friendly. We will difinately be going back this Sunday. Keep up the amazing job.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Me, my sister and my girlfriends had such an amazing time, we will be going back on 7/10/2016 and my friends and wil be going back with me. Great entertainment, food was so excellent, music jamming, bartenders and waitress was also great. Can't wait to go back. :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2016

The lip sync brunch was lots of fun....get there around 5pm, after the drinks have kicked in. Make sure Harmonica and Carlton are hosting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We had an amazing time at the LITM this past Sunday. I made a reservation specifically because it was Mother's Day to take my mom out to have a good time. She normally doesn't like to go out on Mother's Day, but she made an exception because of the Iconic Lip Sync After Brunch event that takes place there every Sunday. This was the best choice that I EVER made to take my mother out to LITM on this special day. We enjoyed it so much that we have recommended it to our family and friends. We will absolutely go there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2016

Waitress was a little out of touch with her timing, but was very kind and helpful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Great experience, I'll definitely be back! Loved the Brussels Sprout chips too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2016

Hostess was polite and artsy ambiance was a plus...however, it took a long time for our waitress to bring drinks and appetizers. After waiting an additional 50 minutes with no entries, we cancelled our order. Waitress said only one chef had showed up. No apology, no compensation and no consideration. I would pass on this little fad...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2016

I love LITM and I am a regular here. Unfortunately, during this visit I wasnt very satisfied snce they were out of some of my favourite things on the menu. But I would still go back since I love the food here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Great service! My guest and I were seated promptly. The entire staff, including the bartenders, hostess and server were attentive and friendly. We also loved the chicken wings on the special NYE menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2015

Service was stellar. Mac & Cheese certainly lived up to the billing of "award-winning."

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2015

Seems like it's seen better days... service was tired and slow, but still not bad overall.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2015

Good food, GREAT Thursday specials (half price wine and discounted mussels!), but a little dark and loud for my personal taste. By 9 PM the music was cranked up, the bar was full, and we seemed to be the only people with food. The food was good though! Next time I would go earlier or for drinks rather than dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

It's easy to fit a big group here, and they do a nice job accommodating you for that. Otherwise, not my favorite place. Fun vibe, but the food and drinks are overpriced and mediocre all around.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2014

Selected this place for a girls get together. There is a good selection of food but the food was ok. We ordered the tofu wings bc one of us was a vegetarian and it basically tasted like a piece of tofu with batter on it. No other seasoning. The only flavoring was the honey mustard dip. I ordered the Tuesday nite steak tacos and it was a little bland. My friend ordered the tilapia dinner and it was bland too. I tried my friends mac and cheese and it was ok. It decor was nice and it was a central location for us to meet but other than that, I wouldnt recommend it for the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2014

We went during Happy Hour on a Thursday. Each enjoyed the beer on tap and $10 pot of mussels (we got the thai chili sauce with scallions!).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

A friend of mine and I wanted to have a little "Gal-entines" dinner locally rather than trekking to Manhattan after all this snow! They did a great job with creating a valentines day drink and dinner menu, and although I didn't order from these other than the dessert, I can say the food was great! I also loved that we were there for quite sometime without being made to feel that we needed to rush through dinner. I highly recommend LITM!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2014

Great place....the mac and chesse is to die for. Overall its my go to place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2014

Positives:
Great drinks- very authentic
Fun music- eclectic
Relaxing decor and chill ambiance

Negatives:
Server had poor knowledge of the menu.
Kitchen took 40+ mins for food when we were the only ones there. My friend and I ordered steaks and we both sent ours back. My steak was scorched to rubbery loafer perfection when I had asked for medium rare, while my friend's steak salad was cooked medium rare when she had asked for well done. Still, didn't mind since my friends were pretty happy with their food and again, the drinks and ambiance were great. Second time around, my friend was given her steak to her liking, but they gave me a cold steak with burnt fries (bc they refried everything instead of making me a fresh dish). Won't go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Great experience, great service - with both the reservation process as well as the dinner I attended. Open Table has also changed my life with how quick and convenient everything is! Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

I came here for a quick Mother's Day lunch. Nice atmosphere, art for sale on the walls - a little sparse in terms of comfort, and a slight bar smell wehn you first walk in. Service was friendly but incredibly slow - we had 4 cups of coffee each before our food came out, and my mother's had to be sent back. I wouldn't recommend this place if you have an agenda for the day, seems like the employees are in no rush to get you serviced. Food was ok, but limited brunch menu on Sunday. I would probably only go here as a last resort, there are better options for this area of Jersey City.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2013

I decide to surprise my bestie with a girls brunch. Yes it was a last minute decision but they accepted the reservation for 10 so I assume they were prepared for it. Reservation set for 2:30 pm on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Most of the girls were late (of course they would be because they are girls)....enough said. Once we we ordered we were told it was only 1 chef/cook and they were also hosting a bridal shower so our food "may take some time." About an hour later....we eat! Brucnh turned into dinner. I'm a regular for happy hour but brunch for a group is not their best. I'll stick to happy hour....Our waiter was awesome and he tried to make the best of the situation....Thanks Matt!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2013

I attended the official opening weekend of their new brunch menu and it was great. I had the chicken and waffles, sampled the challah french toast and enjoyed a pitcher of bloody marys with my friends. Everything was delicious. The staff, as usual, was attentive and very friendly. Kudos all around!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2013

A nice neighborhood gem. Had never been there and it was a surprise to see how much activity was i there. It kinda a restaurant, bar and gallery. I would go back; it has a nice vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We went here for Vday, so they had a PreFixe menu for $40 per person. I had a seared scallop salad, which was fresh and tasty. The scallops had good seasoning and char marks. The strawberry salad was also very delicious, although they did not substitute the gorgonzola cheese upon our request ( they said they had).

For dinner she had the stuffed poblano, which had just enough heat without being over bearing. I went with the Salmon entree, which was a large piece of salmon that was cooked very nicely.

Dessert consisted of red velvet rice pudding and chocolate covered strawberries.

The food and drinks were very good, but the environment is very small and tight. Guests were sitting on top of one another.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2012

what can i say? the vibe was great! i'd go back to get that ube cheesecake :) among other yummy things..plus my request was fulfilled (with a smile), in a short notice!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2012

LITM is a great place for a first date. A little on the louder side but the ambiance is amazing and there is a good variety of unique but not overwhelming food. Great drinks, great specials. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2012

WE WENT HERE THINKING IT WOULD BE A GOOD DINNER SPOT- NOT THE CASE. THIS IS DEFINITELY MORE OF A BAR SCENE. GOOD HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS. IF I WERE TO RETURN IT WOULD BE FOR DRINKS ONLY. THERE WAS A VERY LARGE CROWD IN THE BACK OF THE RESTAURANT SO WE COULD BARELY HEAR EACH OTHER SPEAK. KIND OF ANNOYING, BUT NOTHING YOU COULD DO ABOUT IT!THE 3 PEOPLE IN MY PARTY EACH TRIED THE MANY SPECIALTY DRINKS ON THE MENU. NO COMPLAINTS THERE!
OK EXPERIENCE BUT WILL NOT BE RETURNING FOR FOOD.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2012

Great food, excellent service...I will be back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2012

The nacho fries were outstanding! Liked the atmosphere. Appreciated the server was so accommodating to a variety of dietary challenges.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2012

There was a horrible smell in the back and the food tasted like it was microwaved. I was really expecting a more romantic, gourmet type of restaurant and that is how it was advertised. This restaurant seemed more like it would be a place you would go to for a drink and they happened to serve food.

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