Please note that we do our best to honor outside seating requests, but cannot guarantee. The rooftop dining area can accommodate a maximum of four guests per party, and rooftop seating is for adults only.
Always a wonderful time at Skinner’s Loft I recommend it to everyone who asks where to go for dinner in JC!
The restaurant was clean, well maintained, and overall very nice. Tables were a little on the small side but not uncomfortable. The entrees were excellent but the apps and especially lobster bisque were underwhelming. Value was only average due to this. Our service was disappointing. We were here on New Year's Eve but early enough that the restaurant was maybe half full. Our server was friendly but slow and inattentive. I feel like we had to go out of our way to get refills and condiments, only to wait and have to ask again. It definitely seemed that as a party of 6 with an automatic gratuity we were taken for granted. The smaller tables were definitely paid more attention to. I would go back with friends but I wouldn't make a reservation myself.
Loved it! All around great
Our server Ashley was great! Will ask for her from now on.
The menu was quite eclectic. Chorizo aranchini balls didn’t taste of chorizo? Fries were in abundance, but cold when served. Waitress whilst very nice didn’t really help with the dish explanations. Did the bear minimum. Would not go back in a hurry. VFM = wasn’t great
Hidden gem in Jersey City, the decor and ambiance of this restaurant prepares you for high level dining experience. This location was a feast for the mouth as well as the eyes. Hope to visit again.
When I lived in downtown JC, we went there 2-3 times a week. It is just so fantastic. Just a local gem. Now that I am an hour away, I go there whenever I am in the area...there and only there.
Was a great spot, especially to get together with your friends and have a good meal. Definitely recommend and in a great location in JC.
The ambiance was beautiful especial when the sun went down. The service was attentive. The food good and organic. Wish the rooftop was larger to hold more people. Overall it was good.
We celebrated my Dad's 83rd birthday at Skinner's Loft. The staff was attentive, gracious and saw to our every need. The food was wonderful. I would highly recommend this establishment to others looking for a restaurant to hold a special evening.
Excellent service with a very attentive and friendly server. Great atmosphere inside even though the rooftop was closed due to rain. It can get pretty cozy during happy hour so make sure you call ahead for a reservation. The main courses, beer list, and appetizers were PHENOMENAL. Their mac&cheese is always a GO TO and the crab dip is great to share. A little more upscale than your standard bar and grill type of place - this is great for a date or special occasion. I love that they had a ton of vegetarian options as well.
This is my old standby, go to bar and restaurant. This time was a great experience as always. Started with an craft IPA and finished with Irish Coffees. In between, delicious food and exceptional service and ambiance. You really cannot go wrong with this place. Highly recommended.
We were a group of 8 and our table was ready for us. Several of us had the organic salmon and everyone agreed it was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend.
Some of the online reviews give this place a rave. Yes- decent craft cocktails and an OK wine list. Very good beer selections. And the inside dining areas are quirky and inviting. The roof top area is great. But the food is just dressed up bar food- nothing particularly well prepared. Steak salad had way too much fat on the steak (and for $22?). Fried calamari was what you expected, same with the turkey nachos. Too much Panko on the artichoke dip. Decent stout sauced pork chop with mashed potatoes- you get the idea. Ho Hum. Food delivery was VERY slow! It was over an hour before we got our entrees.
Decent food and reasonable value
Delicious Cod Entree Paired with a delicious glass of white wine.
Accommodated a large group very well! We will be back!
Very loud and horrible service
Not a bad restaurant, but it was very noisy and cramped. Overall, not bad.
I love Skinner's Loft. The food is always good, the wine list is long and the desserts are delicious. It is a gem in the neighborhood - very nice decor that is eclectic, but cute and cozy. The service is always great as well. I highly recommend it!
Atmosphere was fantastic. Service was on point. Food was amazing.
Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend.
Food is high quality, location is great, it’s cozy and not too noisy
The overall experience and food was great. The restaurant called as our reservation was approaching to confirm - from my recent experiences, most places do not bother to contact you after making reservations. They also remembered to check the reason we were dining (birthday) and sang happy birthday to my mom without us reminding them - this was a huge point for them! The food is amazing and the place takes pride in their service and customers, it was worth me making the effort to submit a review. Definitely worth giving a shot and great vegetarian options as well.
Good service service could be better
We went here for my birthday after originally wanting to go somewhere that didn’t take reservations and for a Saturday night we were wary to do so so I found Skinner’s loft and they easily took reservations online. When we got there we were immediately so happy with our decision. This place has a really cool, unique, comfortable yet upscale atmosphere. The food was fantastic and our server was so attentive and genuinely friendly. We ordered so much food we didn’t know what to do with ourselves. I highly reccomend the fried avocados and the lobster gnocchi although everything we ate was delicious. This place also seems like a cool and fun place to hang out for drinks and I’ve heard they have a great brunch. I would definitely go here again!
My favorite restaurant in Jersey City. Never disappointed. Good food, good location and a casual ambiance that is great for a friendly get together or a special date. A varied menu and good beer and wine selection will please most foodies. The pork chop is always a solid choice and the daily specials are worth checking out
Visit with my son, his godfather and us. Great atmosphere, food. Wonderful experience.
Eclectic menu, impeccable service and a refined yet relaxed dining room ambiance. Our favorite restaurant in Jersey City.
Enjoyed tasty dinner, attentive service, and creative decor! Great for special celebrations or lighter fare during happy hour!
Beautiful restaurant, unique menu, and really made it a special night for us, making a point to congratulate my sister and her new fiancé on their engagement.
What a great surprise! I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary and we ate on the 2nd floor - the restaurant was super cozy and the staff were so nice. BUT, on top of that, the food was spot-on delicious, and nice portions too. Would definitely go back and recommend, without a doubt!
The food was great and the service was awesome. My friend has a food allergy which the waiter took seriously and spoke with the chef about her meal choices.
The bar is you typical fare with great service and popcorn!
We both skipped dessert but the choices sounded delicious.
We took our daughter for a meal. The main room was slightly too hot for us so they kindly moved us to the roof terrace where it was perfect. The drinks were great including a great Punch Drunk and the food excellent especially the pork chop.
Lovely ambiance. Exposed brick walls. Low lighting. Great place to grab a drink on the first level or go on a date on the 2nd level. Food was pretty good. Small plates were delicious.
The food was delicious and portion were perfect - we had mussels, vegan crab cake & lobster gnocchi. Service was fantastic.
Skinner's Loft was OK. I think after reading so many fabulous reviews I was really expecting something out of this world and was left wanting more. The steak was overdone as were the fries. We ordered Mac & Cheese and it was so bland it needed a plethora of salt & pepper! Overall the wine was amazing and the atmosphere really saved the night. Our waitress seemed annoyed by us... again it was OK. I don't think I'll be going out of my way to go back...
A truly wonderful experience and great place to celebrate our daughter's 24th birthday.
We sat on the roof in the summer - simply beautiful! The food was amazing, filet mignon sliders are a must (comes with truffle fries)!
Such a cute quirky restaurant! I called to confirm my reservation as well as request the rooftop to which they were more than accommodating. I wrote via Open Table that it was my boyfriend's birthday but did not mention it to our sever. She was so kind as to bring out a singing moving candle to celebrate after we decided we were too stuffed for dessert. Wonderful experience!
We requested outdoor seating on the rooftop however we're not allowed to order from the regular drink menu which was disappointing. Also, my wife and I ordered the Gnocchi w/ lobster and there was an inordinate amount of oil in the dish.