Son Cubano - New Jersey

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Cuban
Our restaurant, Son Cubano is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, vintage décor, live music, and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline along with a complete menu of modern Cuban influenced dishes and traditional favorites leave a lasting impression.
Live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and very attentive!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Spent a good amount of money on an average meal and slow service. Nothing special about this place besides the decor.

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vipManuelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food-excellent service!
Will definitely return

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vipDFV01
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s a nice ambiance and location. The food is quite good. However, the service is hit or miss. Also, they have a bathroom attendant on weekend nights which is quite tacky and annoying.

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ElmaB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and amazing service & food love ❤️❤️

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LOLECHU
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracias por sus finas atenciónes
Me gustaría que para mi próxima reservación me consedieran una mesa en las ventanas

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Jcaro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, ambiance was really nice. Our server was very good. Very pricey, but overall experience is good. Would like to go again on night when we can dance to band. Only complaint was that I specifically asked for main dining room in my reservation. When we got there, I was told it’s first come first serve. Plenty of people were coming in with no reservations. We had to sit by the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good but when we arrived on time and had a reservation, they still had us wait 20 minutes before seating us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Deff will go back

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TomR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All great except the otherwise wonderful tostones had a fishy flavor.

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MzCatz
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The views are stunning but the decor could be refreshed a bit. The jalapeno margarita came with no salt and too SUGARY.....The paella would have been great...if not for the slightly undercook shrimp.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch consistently on point delicious. Mango mojito, delicious.

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SOOFIYAP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A wonderful place to go with your special ones.
We loved Ensalada de Aguacate and tropical rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reconcile with my wife

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Katy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were warned by the waiter they were understaffed and were okay waiting but it was hard to track down our waiter for drink refills as we waited over an hour for our food. Appetizers were delicious but after our wait my food arrived ice cold. My sons chicken was hot but my husbands fries were cold and his burger, luke warm. My family had to eat so their food was warm enough while I waited about 15 minutes for a hot meal. I don’t usually send stuff back but cold rice is unpleasant. I was disappointed there was no effort to offer us a free drink or a dessert to rectify the situation. We ate here Christmas Day and the restaurant was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed our time but were disappointed by much. I did forget my credit card and they were very gracious in calling us right away so we didn’t get far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Overpriced I guess you pay for the view. Service was slow. Waited for an hour for our appetizers and another hour for our main course. Drinks were good. View is beautiful but it’s way over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We have been to Son Cubano previously and have been very happy with the food and service . However I made 2:15 reservations for Christmas Day this time. Big mistake ! The service was terrible. Either the staff had a lot of call outs or management didn’t put their full staff on until later. We waited over an hour and a half for our entree to come out and had to ask three times for a high chair . Not the type of service worth a $350. Meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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AleyxisS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was there Saturday night with no reservation, i decided to go anyway and try my luck, waited for 45 min with no luck, the point is that a young lady at the front desk making reservations, just gave us a bad attitude , she should change her ways on how she talks to people, she was nasty for no reason,in the other hand there was guy there too he was very gentle and helpul and ask us to wait to see if any tables can open up later.

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Mario
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and stylish restaurant, nice atmosphere. We went there on a Friday when they have a band playing spanish music, making this place very special. You feel like is a big party.
The food, the drinks and the service was excellent.
I would recommend this restaurant to everybody.

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DanielleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we went on a very stormy night and a Wednesday, we were pleasantly surprised by the level of service. We will definitely be back

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vipLisaG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fish dish could be better. The steak was amazing though.

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BryantG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time going, food was on point every visit, great view, nice place for special occasions

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Lik2eet
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good Cuban food. Very good service. Nice view of Manhattan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Son Cubano provides a great view, ambiance and food. Honestly I forgot how good it is. Had dinner with a friend, we had the empanadas and ham croquets to start. Both were really good although I preferred the empanadas better. The crust was light and airy so you had all the flavor of the filling which was chicken, beef and veggie.
We both had the salmon miami which is salmon with lobster mash, cucumber relish and a mango chutney. Don’t think they need the mango chutney. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The lobster mash was delicious, I think they may make it with plantains as it was slightly sweet but oh so yummy. It was a great dinner.

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AshleyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great service was great didn’t feel rushed

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RobertN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is amazing with fantastic view of the City.

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vipArianaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Absolutely horrible got sick from the food

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VictorS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food used to be good here.
But chicken was dry and hard in paella.
Sirloin steak was tough too.
Skirt steak was okay. French fries was only one we liked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance. Enjoyed eating & drinking outdoors overlooking NYC. Perfect day

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vipSuzzannaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The lunch menu was very limited, including no bread for appetizers

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vipdiana156
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love lunch and appetizers .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time. Food delicious and views of city amazing.

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vipChenM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is ok nothing special..
environment and view are amazing

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vipteach29
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I'm never disappointed when I go to Son Cubano.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The service has gotten worse and worse over the past few months.
A lot of items in the menu were not available.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This has been the wort experience I ever had in a restaurant. I visit this restaurant last Sunday for my sister birthday brunch. When we came in a requested a table outside to enjoy the beautiful day, the hostess told us that even thou we had a reservation the wait was going to be 30 min. We decided to wait at the bar with a drink, after more than 30 min has passed I went to find out what happened and the hostess completely forgot about us. After a while we got sat and waited 20 min and no one came to our table to greet or offer water. We were not the only one in the predicament, the two tables near us were clearly sat first and also were waiting for a server. After seeing that we decided to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Came here to celebrate my sons communion and it was not a pleasant experience. Waited 2 hours to get served which is a bit extensive. Had 2 private parties so our food was last to be served 2 hours later which is too long to be waiting for your food to be served especially when you have 4 kids under 11.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family visiting from Europe