Elysian Cafe

4.7
106 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 106 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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IrvD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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AnthonyR
Philadelphia
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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.

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CharlesC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Elysian Cafe is a good, neighborhood bistro with great food, service, and ambiance.

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ErinL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food. Perfect atmosphere. Drinks were fantastic.

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. The mussels are outstanding

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vipSophiegirl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elysian is such a neighborhood gem! As someone who lives in the area, this is my go-to for my favorite menu classics. You heard it here — Elysian has the best reuben sandwich in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed but showed available on open table

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HenriH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music and lighting were a bit disappointing.
The food and service are really great.

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TrilbyY
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as was the service was great and very attentive. The ambiance in Elysian is wonderful.

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TimE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It wasn't clear when the brunch hours were and what menus were available at what times.
It would be very helpful to have that information upfront and easily accessible.

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Gilda75
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love it food and vibe is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the staff was accommodating and super nice and made my night amazing!

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BenjaminL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good brunch menu. Can be a little crowded, but it's because of the great food.

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CharlesC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Elysian Cafe is a reliable, neighborhood bistro with good service, good food, and a great atmosphere.

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vipRC4U
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Truly a dog friendly restaurant. Thabk you.

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ColleenW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was delicious. I had the cinnamon amaretto french toast. The avocado toast was very good too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We booked this restaurant weeks in advance as a brunch prior to a broadway show. We were sat right next to the cold front door which I guess someone has to sit there - just disappointed that was our spot after booking it well in advance. There where 5 of us - each ordered something different BUT all were served COLD. Because we had waited a while for the food AND our server didn’t really check on us after the bus people delivered our food, we all “ate” our meals. As my son said- it was about what you could expect from cold eggs. So disappointed- won’t be back.

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Foodies
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this old world neighborhood bar and restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is friendly.

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CatherineB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with a nice atmosphere. Our server was attentive and friendly. Will be back!

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KrissyMannix
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, ambiance & service are great. All employees, except the owner, are top notch. Every time we go or call the owner is just a bit off either w his words or his tone. Nothing terrible but not the kind of attitude I expect from a classy restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

I’ve eaten here before and the food is great. This restaurant is quite popular in the neighborhood.

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Loretta
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and food! Service was awesome! Loved it here and will return!

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vipmiamiforlife
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here twice recently and really like it. Great food, comfortable ambience, they do not rush you. Nice continental menu including French specials like French Onion Soup and Steak Frites. Really delicious homemade desserts.

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Hollyy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Elysian is always wonderful, very tasty and often Chef Travis puts something on the menu very unique and is a "must" try! The servers are always friendly & helpful.

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MichaelS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a solid experience. We sat outside on a chilly night, but were more than comfortable with the heat lamps...

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CharlesC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Elysian Cafe is a good neighborhood restaurant. The food and service are consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice ambience with old/historic architecture and great food for decent prices - always love it here

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vipking
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

When I arrived it was a bit of a challenge to find someone to help me. Then with a wide open restaurant they wanted to seat us right next to another table. So close we would have been dining with them. I asked for a new option and was reseated - perhaps that is why no one came to take an order for about 30 minutes.

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OmerS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While I have nothing to say about the exquisite food, we could not order brunch. Apparently it is now illegal to ask for salmon, egg, hollandaise sauce, on an English muffin after 3pm. The people seated behind us were lucky to place their order at 2:59pm, and they were graciously allowed to eat the Holy Grail of food, which only a few chosen people can get, the Salmon Eggs Benedict.

Apart from that the restaurant is very nice, and the food was really good.

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TheresaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best service at Elysian yesterday for brunch!

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Kiera
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My french breakfast was delicious! I loved sitting outside it is located on a gorgeous street and the food was 10/10!

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vipDenisseD
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely done taking care of a table of 10. Family from out of town really enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food… We all enjoyed our meal. Lobster roll was one of the best I had, salmon Benedict and French toast all great. Will be back

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KimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Maitredi was excellent and kind. Someone left a coat and he literally ran down the street to rejoin it was the customer. The veggie burger is sublime.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to go to Elysian!

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MattB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We had the Poutine with Duck Confit and Foie Gras gravy. My son had the Fish Tacos and they were delicious. Meaty, seasoned perfectly and went great with the Lime Aioli. Also had the Beef Short Rids Macaroni Au Gratin. Rich, creamy and very decadent. Our server was delightful. Very personable and well versed on the menu. Overall terrific experience. We'll definitely return. Perhaps this Sunday for brunch.

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PaulC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place!

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vipMMM0924
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Kind waitstaff. Very nice outdoor seating with heaters which was appreciated.

FAQs

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

Elysian Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.