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About Skinner's Loft

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.

146 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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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

Cross Street:
Grove St. & Erie St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 915-0600

Website:
http://skinnersloft.com/

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).

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.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Skinner's Loft Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 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

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Cozy, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Appoes and small plates are awesome

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Poconos)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We ordered nachos with brisket and lentils and the brisket was virtually non-existent. I ordered a steak salad and was VERY SPECIFIC about my steak being "well-done" but it came out bloody. I've been here quite a few times and I love the atmosphere but the food is less than average.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This was the first time I was here. We sat on the rooftop and enjoyed a couple of sharing plates which were good. I wouldn't say they were outstanding, but they were good.
I had the filet mignon sliders, which were extremely tender and tasty, along with the parmesan garlic fries, which were also good.
While the rooftop was enjoyable on such a nice evening, we were sitting right near the air conditioner, so it was a bit noisy.
Only disappointment was that we were asked to wrap it up due to another party having a reservation and they needed our table. We had already paid our bill, but I didn't expect to be asked to vacate.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food is great, wonderful rooftop location, great bär for after dinner drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We were seated on the rooftop which is a nice quaint area with not too many tables. The tables are not too close together and the atmosphere on the roof top is casual-laid back with some nice plants put around. The service and food was very good. We ordered a steak and also the salmon. The salmon was delicious. For an appetizer we ordered the calamari which the texture and flavor was excellent. Overall we enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Restaurant was great. Nice selection of good craft beers. Loved the variety of appetizers and plates to share.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent Mother's Day meal: filet mignon was perfectly cooked and tender. The dessert was also awesome: coconut pane cotta and banana crepes! Yum!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Ambience is nice but the food was horrible. Mussels are not fresh, mushroom pizza was too plain and the bread is too thick. Steak was a disaster, and my husband didn't even finish 10% of the salmon dish. Overall, it was a bad dinner while the environment was nice. Definitely we won't ever go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The atmosphere was wonderful. The bread, mussels, and calamari were quite tasty. The portions were more than expected for the price, compared to other nearby restaurants in Jersey City. We all agreed that our entrees were delicious - cauliflower parm, steak, and salmon. Our server was excellent.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Snag a table out on the street early on in the day, best people watching spot!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great place for a low-key dinner with the family, great atmosphere and not too loud. Went with 2 vegetarians and 3 meat eaters and there was something for everyone. The potato tots were definitely the highlight of the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Great spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was great. Restaurant staff was accommodating, even though I needed to change my reservation twice to add people.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Went here on a dinner date and it was fantastic! Waitress was on top of her game and our food came out rather quick. I ordered the salmon, my date ordered the chicken and we were both highly impressed. I have to say one of the best salmon dishes I've ever had. Ambiance was great! Super romantic. We sat at a table by the window and were able to have great conversation because it wasn't too loud. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We love Skinner's Loft, and even more now that we know we can book a table on Open Table! Great food, great atmosphere, great service...never disappoints. The only criticism was that they pumped the music up a bit loud, and it was already a loud atmosphere with everyone talking on a busy Saturday night. But it was minor - we could still talk to our friends and enjoy the evening.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Warm, inviting atmosphere. Great energy in the room. Some dinner choices more delicious than others, overall very good. We will be back for me.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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