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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.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-11pm
Small Plates: Daily 4pm-11pm
Dinner: Daily 5pm-11pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am-3:30pm
Grove St. & Erie St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For those who dine, validated parking is available in the Grove Point apartment building, one block away, located at 100 Columbus Drive.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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