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Skinner's Loft

4.4
216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Within a beautiful atmosphere of well-worn wood, brick, and salvaged furnishings, you'll find great food, served by friendly, knowledgeable people. Skinner's Loft is a local spot with a cosmopolitan outlook, featuring fresh ingredients, eclectic dishes, craft beers and a variety of boutique wines and spirits.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 4pm-11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-11pm

Small Plates: Daily 4pm-11pm
Dinner: Daily 5pm-11pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am-3:30pm
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Phone number
(201) 915-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
We are available for private and corporate dinners Monday through Thursday night. If interested, please email with a preferred date and time, as well as the number of guests, and any specifics that you are seeking.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove St. & Erie St.
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Parking details
For those who dine, validated parking is available in the Grove Point apartment building, one block away, located at 100 Columbus Drive.
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Public transit
Grove Street (PATH) and Harsimus Cove (HBLR).
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 216 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Decent food and reasonable value

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious Cod Entree Paired with a delicious glass of white wine.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very loud and horrible service

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Not a bad restaurant, but it was very noisy and cramped. Overall, not bad.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Atmosphere was fantastic. Service was on point. Food was amazing.
Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Good service service could be better

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Visit with my son, his godfather and us. Great atmosphere, food. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Eclectic menu, impeccable service and a refined yet relaxed dining room ambiance. Our favorite restaurant in Jersey City.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Enjoyed tasty dinner, attentive service, and creative decor! Great for special celebrations or lighter fare during happy hour!

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was delicious and portion were perfect - we had mussels, vegan crab cake & lobster gnocchi. Service was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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...

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

A truly wonderful experience and great place to celebrate our daughter's 24th birthday.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We sat on the roof in the summer - simply beautiful! The food was amazing, filet mignon sliders are a must (comes with truffle fries)!

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

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!

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great local restaurant. Enjoyed a delicious rooftop meal. Delicious fresh biscuits and bread. Thoughtful vegan and gluten free options . Something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, attentive wait staff, great food and beverage selection

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2017

We had eaten here for dinner during the year and the menu was broad,food delicious and reasonable in price. I recall it been wholesome and well prepared. This time is seemed super over priced with a very small selection. I sat down and read the menu and instantly knew we were in trouble. There was very abstract entrees and even the safe bet of chicken seemed unusual. My family of 6 were in town visiting and this was their first meal. I was embarrassed that I had chosen it after my previous experience been so good only to have it shattered this time. I ordered salmon and was surprised at how small it was for 24 dollars. It was so small and narrow it looked so mean on the plate. It was accompanied with 8 gnocchi pieces and alot.. and I mean a lot of green puree that was bitter and did not accompany the meal nor add to it. I left hungry. I paid 40 dollars a head - which I dont mind paying if I feel satisfied and well fed. The water may need to be looked at as it tasted bad with a chlorine smell. I loved this restaurant. I'm so disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The food, the staff, the management, the roof. Perfect in every way.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

My wife and I had an amazing dinner. The quality of food and service was outstanding for the price. We will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious food in a lovely, calm environment (we dined on the rooftop). We had the crab and spinach dip followed by the NY strip and the day's special. The staff were friendly and attentive making for an enjoyable dinner. Bread was scrumptious!

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Skinner's was a good place for quiet dinner. The servers were attentive and friendly. We chose to dine outside, as the rooftop deck was one of the features that attracted us. It started to rain lightly, but table umbrellas were handy for those who chose to stay, us included. The food was very good. I ordered the cod over mussels and fresh spinach and my wife ordered the mussels entree. The only negative was that there were several unopened mussels, which rendered them inedible. The sous-chef (if there was one) should've caught this. Other than that, it was an enjoyable evening. The prices were moderate for the Historic Downtown district.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

This is the second time I've been to Skinner's Loft and I enjoyed it both times. The decor, full of fresh flowers, changes with the seasons. The muscles are good, as is the steak salad and the salmon.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2017

I dined with 6 of my girl friends last Wednesday night. The food was delicious and creative. The crab and artichoke dip was very good and I was impressed by the mussels. The only negative thing about this dining experience was that when we were double charged for a caesar salad and asked the waiter to take it off he became very angry and rude. We had to ask for a manager who just so happened to be dining at the table next to us when it happened and she was more than happy to take it off the bill for us. Overall, the food was good but I will not be going back.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was terrible. The filet mignon was extremely dry and over cooked. But the roof top is super cute and perfect for a summer evening

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Great food. My Vegan friend was impressed with options. Don't be deceived by entry into bar on ground level. The upper level seating for dining is quite charming. Very nice service

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Actually to my surprise, this is quite the romantic space. Everyone and every detail was perfect.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2017

2nd time we went here and came back because the 1st time in May was a very positive experience. What the hell happened? Service and ambiance were fine but the food was mediocre at best. Could not understand it. Will eventually go back again, and hope they simply had a bad night, for some reason.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Appoes and small plates are awesome

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

We were at the rooftop. We got the gorgeous ambiance that we were hoping for. That was awesomely perfect for the birthday celebration of our 22 year old daughter. We love the service, the food, drinks and the very friendly server.
It was indeed an unforgettable experience and a meaningful Birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Rooftop bar is what makes this place absolutely stunning. nice intimate atmosphere with great service.

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