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Bistro La Source, Jersey City, NJ

Bistro La Source

4.3
4.3
360 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bistro La Source is a friendly French/Belgian Bistro with a great wine list. It is located in the Paulus Hook neighborhood of Jersey City. Fine food and spirits awaits!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Belgian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 209-1717

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bill Spitz

  • Private party contact

    Bill Spitz: (201) 209-1717

  • Neighborhood

    Jersey City

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot next to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Essex Street light rail<br>Exchange Place PATH train

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 360 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. m

    monfrank

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here on all you can eat mussel Monday. The smell of the broth was great but we did not eat the mussels. The calamari was excellent and the brazino with lemon caper sauce was outstanding. Despite how busy they were, our server got our drinks and food to the table very quickly.
  2. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had never been there before so I rolled the dice after reading the reviews on OpenTable. I have grown tired of pricey Hoboken haunts with so-so food at our usual haunts there. My guests and I were not disappointed. Since it was my granddaughter’ birthday, we were all pleased with my choice. The menu offered variety and the six of us something different. All us were pleased with our choices and would not hesitate to return.
  3. B

    Betty

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    My favorite spot. Bistro La Source has a bit of everything, from ambience to reasonable acoustics, a happy vibe and, oh, delicious food! The servers are all so attentive and polite. The bar is also a fun place to hang out. I highly recommend it!
  4. H

    Helene

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. So nice to have a place where we always feel welcome.
  5. NJ

    NicolaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliable destination in Jersey City . Parking , great food and always a welcome . Catriona our server five star service
  6. KM

    KristinM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. The service, wine, entree - what a great local spot!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh tasting food and the staff is always so attentive and kind
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New Years Eve dinner was amazing! Definitely would come back. Small petite and perfect.
  9. MM

    MaryMargaretS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Years fixed menu was amazing! Love bistro la source
  10. BD

    BigDaddy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. Highly recommend.
  11. C

    Camila

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The place is great and also the service, but the food is below average, except for the cheese plate, which was delicious. My risotto was a simple rice and it was a bit disappointing.
  12. LN

    LauraN

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambience and service warm and inviting, food was yummy, homey, frenchy. Lovely dining experience!
  13. SS

    StephenS

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little bit of Paris in Jersey City
  14. JC

    JamesC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    his was a fantastic find, off the beaten track but honestly better than the three times as expensive pretense of New York city. My view, Jersey City is the up and coming place to be.
  15. IS

    IlsaS

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was a pre fix menu for Thanksgiving. Escargot was a bit too salty n over cooked but seafood stew was very good. Small place n nice ambiance though a bit too loud. We had a nice corner table so it was overall a nice experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! The mussels were to die for, very attentive waitress and the food comes out delicious! My husband and I had a great night
  17. AJ

    AdrianJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice rustic French bistro close to business centre of Jersey City
  18. CD

    CandD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    four choices of sauce with mussels, we tried the curry and the Thai and both were excellent. The Niçoise salad had a huge piece of ahi, shrimp pasta was very good. Lobster bisque had pieces of lobster and was delicious. We will definitely go back when we visit next! And our kids said that they will return.
  19. BB

    BestBillsFan

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place and try to have at least one or two meals here every time we are in town! Love the food and staff. Has become one of our favorites!
  20. HC

    HelenC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good - Last minute addition to table no problem. Waiter was very good. Very nice time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food and service!!! We lived the seafood stew!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Mussels Monday!
  23. S

    Scott

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delightful. Good food, good wine list, small, charming restaurant. Moderately priced.
  24. v

    visitor

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Bread was stale. Food is average at best. Better places to eat downtown JerseyCity. Good looking cal hangout for drinks.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Can’t wait to go back!
  26. SA

    ScottA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is great and well priced. This time we sat in the bar, but made the service a bit slow.
  27. KB

    KristenB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love coming here for Mussel Monday’s - $13 (plus the cost of any drink... can even be a $2 soda!) gets you unlimited bowls of mussels in 5 different sauces. highly recommend!
  28. V

    Vickel52

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great menu with a wide variety. Service was excellent - friendly and unobtrusive. We were not rushed at all. On-site parking is very very helpful! A great neighborhood place and worth a drive.
  29. AB

    AnnB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place in Jersey City. I didn’t look at dinner menu but I imagine it’s as good as lunch menu — especially if you like moules frites.
  30. KS

    KarleeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been thinking ever since we left that I should leave a review on this place. It was excellent!!! Great atmosphere and THE BEST fish fry we both have ever had! The food came out so hot and service was great. They have a pretty diverse menu, which is good as I have a lot of dietary restrictions.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    It took over 20 min to get our bottle of white wine, which was warm. Service was the slowest I’ve had in Jersey City. It was 80 degrees outside so we sat inside, only to realize it was hotter inside than out. The food was decent but not worth waiting around between courses, never having anyone check on you, and sitting there uncomfortably hot for what could have been an hour and ended up being 2.
  32. JG

    JanineG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Rachel was a terrible waitress who ignored our party but served the two tables next to us with perkiness and a smile. We felt sincerely discriminated against. It took us 40 minutes after finishing our entrees before she even came back with the dessert menu. It took another 20 minutes after that to get our desserts. It was not worth the wait either. When paying, we couldn't even find her to get our check. We just went and found another waiter to grab our check and pay.
  33. YF

    YolandaF

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for Hudson Restaurant week and sat outside. What a gem. Delicious food, great atmosphere and good sized portions.
  34. T

    Thea

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bistro La Source is our go-to neighborhood restaurant with authentic French food that even my husband, who lived in Paris for years, agrees is superb. We took friends to dinner there and all had eaten on France and each pronounced the following: best calamari I’ve ever had... Best mussels I’ve ever had... Best steak frites I’ve ever had... It’s a gem. We’re grateful it’s here
  35. c

    cmd4444

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food was delicious. Will definitely go back. Great ambiance.
  36. RO

    ReginaO

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! It is cozy and warm and fun and relaxed!! The food is scrumptious and there is something to please every palate! Definitely a neighborhood gem in Jersey City.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff
  38. NY

    NewYorkNY

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food, cute place w/French bistro flare
  39. m

    mariec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a great place and the Mela was nice mike in France. We enjoy our dinner.
  40. MA

    MichaelA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I discovered this gem in our ongoing search for a good French restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised to find this Bistro, with an all you can eat Mussels Monday which offers four or five different flavors of delicious mussels. The fried chicken dish will amaze you. It has a casual atmosphere, but definitely a great experience that I would recommend to anyone.

FAQs

Bistro La Source offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 209-1717.

Bistro La Source is rated 4.3 stars by 360 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    Jersey City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Belgian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot next to restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Essex Street light railExchange Place PATH train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bill Spitz

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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