Elysian Cafe

4.7
65 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 65 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipMcDining
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood spot. Service is always spot on and the food is great!

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CharlesC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elysian Cafe is a favorite neighborhood spot. I dined outside, which is why I said the noise level was moderate. Great food and reliable service.

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HannahG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came on a Sunday morning with a party of 6 - the food and service were both very good! Would recommend for breakfast

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Foodman
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant with great service. The oysters were a little lacking but our main courses were fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is amazing and love the atmosphere

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Lori
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Enjoyed our brunch with friends. Very accommodating.

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LisaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Hoboken. Great outdoor seating and delicious food. Friendly staff. Our favorites include steak frites, the salmon, the scallops , the smoked-salmon club and the chipotle-marinated skirt steak.

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vipSethL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Child’s 10th birthdays

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Alexandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place that could accommodate a party of 8, including two toddlers and this was the perfect choice. We were seated outside in the parklet where we had plenty of space and were not a disturbance to anyone around us. The food, as always, exceeded our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent Outdoor Seating! Brunch was great.

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TildaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibe. Sat outside on a beautiful Sunday. Come out for brunch!! C'est bon!

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JP44
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at the Elysian!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! As always!

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Gary
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch whether you sit inside or out.

DZ
DyanZ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! Our server’s recommendations were spot on!

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vipSteakhouseJunkie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good

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SusanC
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous mussels! Service was great. Would go back.

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GerardS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

2 dishes needed salt Mac and cheese and coleslaw( slaw needed sugar as well, pretty bland all around, and warmish)
overall very good, and great outdoor dining

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Rcastro52
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and the food was really good! Thank God we got an early brunch reservation because when we came outside to leave, it was packed!

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Brennan
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, will definitely be coming back next time I’m in Hoboken!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is consistently good. Back room has some beautiful details like an original sculpted metal ceiling. Service for brunch is a little rushed and harried. Still worth a visit to this special historic restaurant in Hoboken.

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RayD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

What a poor excuse for a charcuterie? Costco does 10 times better. Wife’s drink was some blackberry mush. Negroni was OK.

Prime rib sandwich was OK but the same you could get at a fast food joint and the mussels were a disappointment. This is a harsh review because of the potential the place has and the pretense it puts on. The service was good and prompt.

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JeffF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor experience. Wonderful reasonable food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, enjoyed the outdoor seating. Waiters seemed really impatient and wanted to get us in and out.

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Trent
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

the new York strip was very tuff. i make n strip at home all the time, it comes out ok usually; it was almost like a chewing to a piece of leather.

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Nico
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

nice ambiance. food average. cute outdoor. good service

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vipSophiegirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Hoboken! The food, the service and ambiance never fails.

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Eddy
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food had no flavor, I was expecting a lot more and not a bland taste

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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YOoYoO
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall the restaurant was great! I had made the reservation for indoors thinking it was going to rain, but when it didn't I asked if we could sit outside. It was an option when I had updated the reservation maybe 30 minutes earlier to update the number of people we had. The hostess acted very annoyed with the request and didn't make much of an effort to see if we could move outside. I understand it was a last minute change, but as we left there was plenty of outdoor seating available and being that there was lots of flexibility on open table I felt like a better effort could have been made. Otherwise our waitress was very kind and attentive. Do not recommend the brunch skirt steak, it was chewy. Everyone else's meals were delish and had no complaints!

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leahd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Outdoor space is beautiful and the food was great. Just an FYI if you order a Bloody Mary …. they are spicey!

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CharlesC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a beautiful night for outdoor dining!

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ITGUYMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Always great coming here.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Elysian Cafe is the best restaurant in Hoboken for a leisurely lunch

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Iggy
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent salads and lovely outdoor seating! Staff courteous and helpful

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JamesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was horrible. The meat on charcuterie board had gone bad and should not have been served to us. The wines by the glass had obviously been open quite some time. They also started breaking down the bar while we were eating our entree’s and stacked the bar mats right next to us. The experience was not worth the money we spent. The server was very nice and the decor is cool but that is it.

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JanineRG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining area is spacious and really lovely. Service was great - you can also order from the bar menu outside which was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely nice and descriptive on best choices / meals to get! Very flexible too and accommodating

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and the service was quick. Very easy to get a reservation even at 7pm on a Friday night!

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TheBoken
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as usual. Service wasn’t quite as personable as it used to be, maybe an off night for the waiter who took over our table midway thru.

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 65 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.