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Elysian Cafe, Hoboken, NJ

Elysian Cafe

4.8
4.8
158 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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

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What 158 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. MC

    MCinNYC

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best spot in Hoboken!
  2. MB

    MarcelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, wonderful food, the place is beautiful. Would definitely recommend for a nice quiet breakfast!
  3. A

    Anna

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great menu!. Inside things can get loud. Parents and children or people who want their voices heard reverberating off the walls! Waiters are always very friendly, Food can be a little slow, but they get overrun.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Took about 10 mins for the server to greet us. After that he came to our table twice in 40 mins. The “crab cakes” was a mediocre small crab cake for like $19. The beef ragu Mac n cheese was awful. The beef was bad and the cheese was and noodles were worse. My son’s favorite foods are noodles and Mac and cheese, and he refused to eat it. Way too damn expensive for no service and crappy food.
  5. SM

    SashaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I came here with some coworkers for lunch and sat outside. They have a section that's covered in case it rains. I had a cup of French onion soup which was ok, and a half grilled chicken sandwich which came with good bread and smashed avocado. Someone else in the group had a grilled cheese sandwich which looked amazing. Overall I thought it was a very good experience, and the meal, while not super exciting, was solid. The check was inexpensive for this area, $54 plus tip for 4 lunches.
  6. RI

    RichardI

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place to gather! Great food, tremendous service and away from the crowded part of Hoboken.
  7. MR

    MaryR

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I love this place, but I find it weird that walk-ins take priority in terms of outdoor seating. Not sure why that would be the case. I would think people thinking ahead would be rewarded with their choice of seating. Very odd
  8. NY

    NYCDiner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Server was inattentive. Others took up the slack.
  9. FM

    FrancisM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Service was slow, wasn't able to get a table outside even though we'd booked and were on time.
  10. IR

    IvonneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish they would have buy one get one on Mondays like they use to from the bar menu. I went more often
  11. M

    Martha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brunch menu is amazing! Friendly service and good value.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My friends and I had a great time. Manny was a great server!
  13. l

    lissantana

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third time eating at the Elysian Cafe. The food is amazing! I specifically wanted to come here for my birthday because of the Mussels.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Mother’s Day
  15. SM

    SarahM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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)
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. KG

    KimG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best BLT you’ll ever have 🥓 🥑 🍅 🍞 🥬
  23. 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.
  24. 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!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service, nice ambiance.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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"
  31. 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.
  32. MF

    MarieF

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We were seated inside the door and was quite cold.
  33. 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!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. b

    barneyr

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice neighborhood restaurant, great mussels in white wine. Our server was delightful.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. D

    Diand

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable dinner! Celebrated a birthday.

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 158 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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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