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Skinner's Loft

4.3
4.3
249 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (201) 915-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    New York

  • Cross street

    Grove St. & Erie St.

  • Parking details

    For those who dine, validated parking is available in the Grove Point apartment building, one block away, located at 100 Columbus Drive.

  • Public transit

    Grove Street (PATH) and Harsimus Cove (HBLR).

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Salad

  • Classic Caesar$10.00

    romaine, seasoned croutons, shaved parmesan

    • Farm to Fork Salad$12.00

      fresh greens, market vegetable, pickled egg, potato, radish, olive, tomato, white wine-dijon vinaigrette

      • Chopped Salad$12.00

        romaine, avocado, cucumber, bacon, red onion, tomato, candied pecan, radish, blue cheese, buttermilk ranch dressing

        Omnivore Additions

        • Olive Oil Packed Tuna$8.00

          • Amish Chicken Breast$8.00

            • NY Strip Steak$14.00

              Small Plates

              • House Cured Olives$5.00

                niçoise, kalamata, cerignola

                • Mini Duck Confit Taco$5.00

                  blood orange-chipotle sauce, fennel-red cabbage slaw

                  • Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls$7.00

                    carrot, celery, blue cheese, ranch dipping sauce

                    • Quinoa, Corn & Scallion Fritters$8.00

                      ancho citrus sauce

                      • Vegan Fried Avocado Wedges$9.00

                        sriracha-cilantro vegan aioli

                        Entrée

                        • Grilled NY Strip Steak$34.00

                          parmesan-herb fries, white truffle aioli, housemade steak sauce

                          • Whisky Smoked Sugar Rubbed Beef Brisket$26.00

                            green onion cheddar mashed potato, bacon sautéed spinach

                            • Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop$26.00

                              chipotle-peach barbecue sauce, grilled asparagus, creamy artisanal cheddar polenta

                              • Bruschetta Style Chicken Breast$22.00

                                poached amish chicken breast, tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, fresh spinach, cheese tortellini, tomato jus

                                • Pan Seared Organic Salmon$26.00

                                  black rice, fresh corn, sautéed spinach, sorrel chimichurri

                                  • Vegan "Scallops"$20.00

                                    seared king trumpet mushroom, truffled mushroom risotto, asparagus

                                    Sandwiches

                                    • Half-Pound Grilled Burger$12.00

                                      lettuce, tomato, onion, brioche roll, hand cut french fries

                                      • Filet Mignon Sliders$16.00

                                        sautéed mushrooms, garlic butter, brioche bun, hand cut french fries

                                        • Crispy Shrimp & Pancetta$14.00

                                          radish & cucumber remoulade, tomato, arugula, brioche roll, hand cut french fries

                                          • Crispy Vegan Scallop Sandwich$12.00

                                            fried king oyster mushroom, tomato, arugula, salsa verde aioli, baguette, hand cut french fries

                                            Sharing Plates

                                            • Wild Mushroom Pizzetta$14.00

                                              ricotta, mozzarella, baby arugula, wild & organic mushroom

                                              • Crab & Artichoke Dip$16.00

                                                italian toast

                                                • Fried Calamari$12.00

                                                  roasted tomato sauce, jalapeño citrus aioli

                                                  • Spicy Chicken & Black Bean Nachos$14.00

                                                    pico de gallo, artisanal green onion cheddar

                                                    Sides

                                                    $7

                                                    • Parmesan-Herb Fries

                                                      • Green Onion Cheddar Mashed Potato

                                                        • Sautéed Spinach

                                                          • Grilled Asparagus

                                                            What 249 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 21, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Service was lovely, atmosphere was perfect. Food was excellent! Would suggest a few more vegetarian options but the vegan scallops were a dream as well as the veg appetizers.

                                                            2. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I had a great experience with my husband and friend of ours. The ambiance amazing and staff all-time cared about us

                                                            3. MH

                                                              MariaH

                                                              Miami

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 7, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Eating on the roof top was a great atmosphere. The restaurant was clean. The service was great.

                                                            4. JD

                                                              JacquelynnD

                                                              New York Area

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We were 7 that turned into 10 on a Saturday night, and they didn’t skip a beat. The staff was excellent the food was fabulous. Thank you for making a birthday dinner so special!

                                                            5. SM

                                                              ShannonM

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Was able to sit on the rooftop, which I would highly recommend. The food was delicious and the service was very good. They did not rush my table at all; we sat for about 2 hours. Would recommend to people looking for a more upscale dinner without an extremely big bill.

                                                            6. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Las Vegas

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great time!

                                                            7. MS

                                                              MichaelS

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place in the heart of the pedestrian walking mall on Newark Street in downtown happening Jersey City. The Organic Salmon dish is excellent and the burgers are noteworthy as well. The salads are very fresh and try to incorporate some seasonal ingredients. We like to sit at the rooftop outdoor deck seating in the summer. The service is attentive and the food arrives in timely fashion. Nice mix of people and lively ambience. I find the beer menu too obscure and fancy, particularly if you are not fond of IPAs; but the addition of a couple European pilsners would easily remedy this minor issue. I can highly recommend this restaurant as a good choice to bring a date, family, or a few friends. It's hip and the food in very good.

                                                            8. CR

                                                              CharlesR

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent food, very helpful and attentive staff. Could not ask for a better dinner.

                                                            9. JC

                                                              JacquelineC

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on July 2, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Their olive is in point and not salty at all

                                                            10. JC

                                                              JoeC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on June 25, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing place, staff was great. Definitely will be coming back

                                                            11. AD

                                                              AlexandraD

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              34 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              34 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 22, 2019

                                                              overall5food3service3ambience5

                                                              Requested upstairs ROOFTOP was happy to get that the waitress was very relaxed .. sat near the A/C system fan blew in my face the whole night we couldn’t move cause there’s really only 8 tables up there .. it’s comfy & cozy dec pretty .. scallops were very very skimp 3..? My steak salad was delish our friend steak was cooked to perfection his mashed looked creamy the bread was hard the butter wasn’t butter we didn’t touch the hard as a rock dry looking biscuits .. the sausage with the pasta was nice looking we didn’t get dessert .. the place is pretty the matride young guy greeting us in and out was very nice .. it’s a happening area I might try this restaurant again

                                                            12. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Took my dad and siblings here for Fathers Day brunch. Fun and up and coming location. Everything we ordered was sublime- eggs Benedict; corn flake crusted French toast, steak and eggs, home fries, smoked salmon egg salad and avocado on toast! The fresh squeezed oj was the best I’ve had...coffee was good too! We’d love to come back for dinner some day.

                                                            13. G

                                                              Guest

                                                              New York Area

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 8, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              First the decor is beautiful. We loved it. The food was wonderful and the service was great.

                                                            14. SZ

                                                              SaraZ

                                                              Chicago

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 4, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              What a gem! With an Attentive staff, patient with big groups, they gave me a wonderful birthday dinner experience! I Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. The food was of high quality and generous portions. The ice cream cones at the end left a sweet taste in everyone’s mouths. Thank you for such a great experience!

                                                            15. JH

                                                              JennH

                                                              New York Area

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              the food was very food and the drinks were delicious. I would highly recommend it!

                                                            16. SL

                                                              SaraL

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 14, 2019

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                              My boyfriend and I were excited to eat here based on other reviews and the menu. We started with the fried avocados, which we really liked but the rest of the meal was just okay and somewhat of a let down compared to what we were expecting. I really wanted to like this place as the waitress was really nice and the overall ambiance was cool, but the food was just not up to par.

                                                            17. n

                                                              nick

                                                              New York Area

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Skinner's Loft never disappoints. Been here many times, booked 14 for my birthday, had to reduce to 8, but all 14 showed and the restaurant accommodated without an issue. One server with no support for our entire 14-top and everything flowed perfectly. Price-to-quality is outstanding, some of the best setting an ambiance in the entire metro area if old-world charm is your speed. Always a reliable go-to. Highly recommended.

                                                            18. b

                                                              bluejay

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 5, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Beautiful space, delicious food and drinks, excellent service, great location.

                                                            19. AM

                                                              AnnMSab

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 2, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food, great service, great atmosphere! We were a large group that lingered and never felt rushed. Would highly recommend!

                                                            20. MM

                                                              MiMo

                                                              New England

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 1, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              It was louder than I expected. Food was great.

                                                            21. S

                                                              glennS

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 21, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              The atmosphere is great and so is the service. We loved the appetizers (mussels and crab dip) and the fresh basket of biscuits with homemade butter. However, the entrees were small for the price so next time we would order a bunch of small plates to share. The drinks were also creative and delicious but a bit pricey as well.

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2019

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              Pretty sure its closed down, fortunately South House across the street was awesome!

                                                            23. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Had a nice Valentine’s Day dinner. Fair prices, great food. Very nice atmosphere and great service.

                                                            24. JS

                                                              JewelS

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 2, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Skinner's Loft has been one of my favorite resturants in Jersey City for over six years. Recently they went above and beyond to accommodate a last minute birthday dinner party. Working woth Fitz and the staff was super easy and a pleasure. The food is as always delicious.❤❤❤

                                                            25. M

                                                              Mike1786

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 6, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Always a wonderful time at Skinner’s Loft I recommend it to everyone who asks where to go for dinner in JC!

                                                            26. BW

                                                              BrianW

                                                              Atlantic City

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 31, 2018

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                              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.

                                                            27. AH

                                                              AlyssaH

                                                              New York Area

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 3, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Loved it! All around great

                                                            28. RF

                                                              RichardF

                                                              Tampa

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 30, 2018

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Our server Ashley was great! Will ask for her from now on.

                                                            29. FM

                                                              FMHlegrandfromage

                                                              London

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 25, 2018

                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                              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

                                                            30. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on September 8, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              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.

                                                            31. DW

                                                              DavidW

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on August 18, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              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.

                                                            32. KA

                                                              KA522

                                                              New York Area

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 16, 2018

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              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.

                                                            33. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              20 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              20 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 16, 2018

                                                              overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                              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.

                                                            34. DL

                                                              DanandLinda

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on June 2, 2018

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              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.

                                                            35. AT

                                                              AT01

                                                              New York Area

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 12, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              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.

                                                            36. f

                                                              foodjazz64

                                                              New York Area

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 9, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              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.

                                                            37. SO

                                                              StaceyO

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              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.

                                                            38. E

                                                              Episcodiner

                                                              Orlando

                                                              78 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              78 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2018

                                                              overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                              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.

                                                            39. PC

                                                              PeterC

                                                              Dorset

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 11, 2018

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Decent food and reasonable value

                                                            40. JC

                                                              JCResident

                                                              New York Area

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 7, 2018

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                            FAQs

                                                            Skinner's Loft offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 915-0600.

                                                            Skinner's Loft is rated 4.3 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Grove St. & Erie St.

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              New York

                                                            • 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

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Contemporary American

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Smart Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              For those who dine, validated parking is available in the Grove Point apartment building, one block away, located at 100 Columbus Drive.

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              Grove Street (PATH) and Harsimus Cove (HBLR).

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (201) 915-0600

                                                            • 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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