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Elysian Cafe, Hoboken, NJ

Elysian Cafe

4.8
4.8
145 Reviews
$30 and under
Café

The Elysian Cafe is a casual French-American restaurant with a large bar area, quiet back dining room and a large outdoor dining area. Located in Hoboken, NJ it is the oldest owned and operated bar in Hoboken. Beautiful 100 year old plaster ceilings span the entire inside dining area, giving a warm feeling for the dining experience. The outdoor dining cafe brings you right to the streets of Paris and are adorned in white flowers and shaded areas. The Elysian Cafe is a great place to grab a quick bite, meet up with old friends for a chatty afternoon or have a quiet dinner date.

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Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 798-5898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Travis Young

  • Neighborhood

    Hoboken

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Premier Plat

  • Poutine$13.50

    Truffled Fries, Duck Confit, Cheese Curd, Foie Gras Gravy

    • Organic Field Greens$10.00

      Balsamic Vinaigrette, Shaved Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes

      • Avocado and Artichoke Salad$14.00

        Baby Arugula, Creamy Parmesan, Lemon Dressing

        • Classic Caesar Salad$10.50

          Brioche Croutons, Parmesan

          • With Chicken$13.00
          • With Grilled Shrimp$18.00
        • Mussels & Pommes Frites$17.00

          White Wine-Garlic, or Marinara Sauce

          • Crisp Calamari Salad$16.00

            Niçoise Olives, Tomatoes, Pepperoncini, Arugala, Parmesan Cheese

            • French Onion Soup Gratinee$10.00

              • Soup du Jour$9.50

                • Charcuterie and Cheese Board$16.00

                  Chef′S Selection of Meats and Cheese, Cheddar Crackers, Pickles, Apricot Jam

                  Entrées

                  • Seared Salmon Fillet$28.00

                    Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes, Sweet Peas, Parsley Sauce, Chive Remoulade

                    • Lobster Roll$28.00

                      Shallots, Celery, Herbs, Arugula Salad, Pommes Frites

                      • Crunchy Baked Chicken Breast$25.00

                        Lemon Scented Jasmine Rice, Glazed Baby Carrots, Soy Citrus Sauce

                        • Homemade Potato Gnocchi$24.00

                          Bolognese Sauce, Shaved Parmesan

                          • Skirt Steak Aupoivre$30.00

                            • Chipotle-Marinated Skirt Steak$30.00

                              Braised Red Cabbage, Blue Cheese Potato Gratin, Demi Glace

                              • Grilled Sirloin Salad$21.00

                                Cucumbers, Spiced Pecans, Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Blue Cheese

                                • Steak Frites$33.00

                                  Grilled NY Strip, Thyme Butter, Pommes Frites

                                  • Chipotle & Honey-Glazed Short Ribs$29.00

                                    White Cheddar And Jalapeño Grits, Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

                                    Oyster Selection

                                    Minimum order 3 pieces

                                    • Blue Point

                                      • per piece$3.00
                                    • Kumamoto

                                      • per piece$3.00
                                    • Oyster du Jour

                                      • per piece$3.00

                                    Sides

                                    • Pommes Frites$6.50

                                      • Mashed Potatoes$6.50

                                        • Haricot Verts$7.50

                                          • Sautéed Spinach$7.50

                                            • Mushroom Risotto$8.50

                                              Last updated: April 19, 2022

                                              What 145 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.7Food
                                              • 4.7Service
                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                              • 4.6Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                Mother’s Day

                                              2. SM

                                                SarahM

                                                Washington DC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Went with my family for Mother’s Day brunch, though our reservation was for four people they were able to accommodate our additional person at the last minute. Food was great, drinks were great (and great prices!), made for a very enjoyable Mother’s Day! Have been to Elysian Cafe many times and will continue to come back time and time again!

                                              3. RB

                                                RamB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The service was very good and the quality was to the next level. Our date night was really awesome and it was romantic for us.

                                              4. T

                                                Trish

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This place has never disappointed me! I love Elysian cafe. The food is amazing. You can see that it’s the kind of place that has regulars. (Me being one too)

                                              5. JG

                                                JamesG

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                Food was a bit disappointing. Soup was not as hot as it should have been and fish and chips not as crispy

                                              6. c

                                                chris

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food, service and environment always good. Can never go wrong.

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Atlantic City

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                We had a great meal! Food was delicious and the ambience and decor made you feel like you stumbled into a cafe in Paris via Hoboken. We loved it.

                                              8. P

                                                Pickyme

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                I love the Elysian Cafe! The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I made the reservation on Open Table and since there was not a place for Outdoor dining, I put in the notes/comments that I would like an outdoor table. When I arrived, there were no outdoor tables available. The Host told me that I needed to get there early for an outdoor table even though I had a reservation and asked for an outdoor table. Just a heads up for anybody who wants to dine outside.

                                              9. KG

                                                KimG

                                                Philadelphia

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best BLT you’ll ever have 🥓 🥑 🍅 🍞 🥬

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love this place. Bar menu is the better menu by far. Beers were amazing - this place crush’s the Hoboken dinner scene.

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love this place!!!!! Food is to die for!!! Service is wonderful!! Easily my favorite restaurant!!!

                                              12. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good food, excellent service, nice ambiance.

                                              13. LK

                                                LK13

                                                New York Area

                                                8 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                A Hoboken Classic that never goes out of style. Still the best chicken sandwich in town.

                                              14. B

                                                Brittany

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is our favorite Friday night restaurant! Definitely recommend it!

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful meal, everything was delicious, and service was great!

                                              16. JG

                                                JoanneG

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Enjoyed the artichoke and avocado salad. Loved the duck breast and the way that it was prepared and served--I had it cooked medium rare, as the chef suggests, and I was very happy with that!

                                              17. EW

                                                ElysianWash10HBKN

                                                New York Area

                                                21 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Classic french bistro with great food and beverages. The fact that it is historical adds to the whole experience. The bartender was both professional and friendly. The waitress was exceptional in the personal service she provided as reason alone to return. "You feel comfortable here"

                                              18. K

                                                Kttt

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great brunch spot for the weekend! Drinks and food were all awesome and very well priced.

                                              19. MF

                                                MarieF

                                                Charlotte

                                                9 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                We were seated inside the door and was quite cold.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Always a local favorite - great food and cocktails - and awesome staff!!

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was great!

                                              22. k

                                                keithm

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                two of us ordered burgers medium rare. Both came out well done. Ran out of french fries we were offered mushy sliced potatoes. attempt at hash browns? Burgers were greasy and meat tasted like it came from Giant. Disappointed. Onion soup was good not great. It was only warm when it came to the table. No lunch menu on a Saturday? overall overrated! Sent back the burger and it came out right next time with french fries. Very greasy, soggy roll and still soggy potatoes. For all the good things I have heard about this place it was a complete disappointment except for my wifes lobster roll. At $28 I am not sure thats worth it either.

                                              23. d

                                                donlopeaguirre

                                                New York Area

                                                37 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                37 reviews

                                                Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                Sad to report but this institution in hoboken has lost the plot with the food - it’s just not that good anymore. The signature steak frites has gotten tough, the burgers are meh and they took off the frisée salad which was great. The crispy calamari felt chewy as if it came frozen from a bag and the peppers were bland. The fries are still great though! It’s under new ownership for a few years now and while the people who run it daily are great I fear they are sourcing lower cost ingredients and it’s just not working flavor wise. The bar is still great and the service and staff are too and the vibe is lovely old world charm but at the prices you pay for a dinner it’s not great value. This is the fourth time back since new owners came in, but I don’t think I will give them another chance… ugh. Hoboken needs this place to be great again.

                                              24. b

                                                barneyr

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Nice neighborhood restaurant, great mussels in white wine. Our server was delightful.

                                              25. T

                                                Trish

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I’m so glad I found this place. We had everything on the specials menu and it was delicious. The place is really cute and our server was amazing. If they have the olive oil cake, it’s a must try.

                                              26. g

                                                gigi

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Such a cute place, went for valentines day dinner and the service was amazing. Great dishes and drinks as well.

                                              27. D

                                                Diand

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Enjoyable dinner! Celebrated a birthday.

                                              28. D

                                                Diane

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best brunch in Hoboken. I have been going to this restaurant for years and it never disappoints,

                                              29. JC

                                                JohnyC

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Good food and service. Really loud. They should put some sound deadening material in the back room.

                                              30. K

                                                Kavita

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                We went for my birthday dinner and we have a great time. Our waiter Alberto was great. He was very accommodating being that we were a big group (18 people total). Food was delicious and the drinks were strong. I’d definitely go back.

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Philadelphia

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                So good the food is beautiful and taste even better I love the ambiance I ate there by myself and I was very cozy

                                              32. SJ

                                                ShelleyJ

                                                New York Area

                                                8 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                A long standing neighborhood fave - the calamari salad was a standout.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very accommodating as we went from an 8 person party to a 12 person party from Friday to Saturday AM Food, service and atmosphere were all amazing!!

                                              34. SM

                                                ScottM

                                                Philadelphia

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Went to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. Place was crowded but our table was ready. Excellent food and drinks.

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Great playlist!

                                              36. CC

                                                CharlesC

                                                Los Angeles

                                                8 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on February 1, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                The food and service at the Elysian Cafe are always reliably good.

                                              37. C

                                                Casey

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Very pleasant- would def go back- great food and great service

                                              38. ID

                                                IrvD

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Good food for the value. Ambiance was very parison. Extremely cold weather made area my wife and I sat in a bit uncomfortable but the food and friendly service made me stay. Look forward to our next meal there.

                                              39. AR

                                                AnthonyR

                                                Philadelphia

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The Elysian has always been one of my favorite places in Hoboken. Looking forward to going again seen.

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food is phenomenal, the staff is so kind and friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting. I enjoy coming for everyday dining and for special occasions.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Contactless payment available
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                              FAQs

                                              Elysian Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Elysian Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 798-5898.

                                              Elysian Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                              Make a reservation

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                                              Booked 52 times today
                                              Google Map for Elysian Cafe

                                              1001 Washington St Hoboken, NJ 07030

                                              Additional information

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Hoboken

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
                                                Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Café, American, French

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                None

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Travis Young

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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