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Son Cubano - New Jersey

4.4
1820 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1820 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBuburin
Miami
41 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

This place is ONLY about the amazing view of NYC. The food
& service are abysmal. We had lunch at Son Cubano today. We ordered a Cuban sandwich and huevos rancheros. The Cuban sandwich was the worst presentation and taste ever. The sandwich was loaded with butter, the pork looked/tasted stale and off in the color. Inedible. The huevos rancheros - eggs were requested over easy but were plated as sunny side up. The waitress couldn’t understand the difference between the two and continued to question/discuss so she wouldn’t have to take it back. It was the weirdest discussion. In a nut shell, this is overpriced and subpar “Cuban food”. You’re paying for the high rent and views of NY. The food...skip it

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AlejandroD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Table was not ready at the reservation time. Was the seated outside in which the view was amazing but service poor. Ordered an appetizer, dinner and a bottle of wine in which took 15 minutes to let me know the bottle was unavailable. Another 15 minutes for my second choice of wine. Clearly the waitress was not attentive because 30 minutes in and no beverages or water. Appetizers can within 15 minutes of ordering and then waited an hour after that and still dinner didn’t arrive. Asked for the check in which the waitress was still unaware that dinner didn’t arrive. Left without dinner. Service is horrendous,

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vipConsistentlyExcellent
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice view but insanely expensive! In addition, the prices on the bill were higher than the prices on their website and even in their menu at the restaurant! Never going back!

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vaneg0028
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Son Cubano is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us @ Son Cubano!

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LuisM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time!! The place is beautiful!!
We will be back

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us @ Son Cubano!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Food was good, service was good. We sat out side by the water. Would highly recommend. Appetizer portions are small

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the feedback! We look forward to having you stop by again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the review!

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GamalM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food was not good. And the service was bad. This place is not good

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your experience, Gamal. Can you let us know a little bit about what went wrong? This would help us ensure it does not happen again. Thank you.

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DaveS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience, the staff, and the food was amazing. I am looking forward to coming back for brunch.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

Happy to hear, Dave! We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music great food and perfect view

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the feedback!

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FabiolaV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food super delicious, awesome view.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the review, Fabiola!

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NadegeJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible experience. All reviews about bad service and experiences are accurate. Son Cubano is an over price restaurant with horrible service and unbalanced tables. Keep your apologies to yourselves and higher a whole new management team

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We're sorry to hear about your experience, Nadege. We hope you decide to give us another shot in the future. Have a great day.

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Chrissy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Son Cubano. Nick was super accommodating & he was able to get us a table outdoors. Food was excellent! Highly recommend the churros for dessert!!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We will let Nick know you enjoyed his hospitality! Thanks for stopping by and we hope you return in the near future.

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Emmasmom
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We made a reservation for 6:45 pm on a Saturday through open table and requested a table outside for a great view of the city on our anniversary. Additionally, I called the morning of and confirmed the reservation and outdoor table request. When we got to the restaurant at 6:40, we were told to get a drink at the bar and someone would let us know when our table was ready. We got a drink and, 45 minutes later, no one had come to get us so my boyfriend asked the host how much longer and she said it would be another 90 MINUTES!! for an outside table. My boyfriend got annoyed and asked to talk to a manager, who said he could seat us right away, but then dropped us into a two-top right smack in the middle of the dining room. The only “city view” was the twinkling of a few lights through a window on the other side of the room. Anyway, we waited at the table for another 20 or so minutes before a server realized no one had as much as greeted us, let alone taken our order. It was 8:00 by the time we ordered. We ordered the tuna tartar tacos for an appetizer. When I asked what the catch of the day was, the server said he “thought” it was salmon. I took a chance and ordered it anyway, with the expectation that it might not be salmon that comes out of the kitchen. My boyfriend ordered the short rib entree. We were both underwhelmed. The tuna tacos were greasy and boring. There were three, so not good for sharing. The short ribs were dry and “meaty” tasting…something hard to pull off when making short ribs. The salmon was way over-cooked. Both entrees filled up about a quarter of the plate. The one thing I was really excited about though…the thing that was going to save the day…was the coconut flan. The night was sealed when, after ordering, the server returned to the table about 5 minutes later to let us know they were out. Sigh. Not what we had envisioned when we made our reservation. Not even live music, as promised on their website. We won’t be returning.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your experience! Often times on Saturdays we get extremely busy so sometimes things don't work out perfectly. We will let our staff know about this review to ensure this does not happen again. We apologize, and hope you decide to give us another chance in the future. Have a great day.

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GinaP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent location with breathtaking views of NYC.
The food is top notch! The wait staff are gems!

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Vinny
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location is excellent with a beautiful view of Manhattan Skyline. The food was good but a little expensive. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice.

I would recommend this place to anyone.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate the kind feedback, Vinny! Happy to know you enjoyed your experience.

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vipLappel
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food took quite

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 23, 2021

We appreciate the rating!

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APS778
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time there - five of us went on a Wednesday night for a birthday dinner. The outside seating was closed, but the hostess was kind enough to sit us by the window after we kindly asked a few times. The restaurant is really nice, the views are beautiful, our waiter was nice, the drinks were good and the food was ok (for the price). Like others have written, the price is very high for the quality of food you get on your plate. I was very hesitant about going after the reviews I've read, but I'm glad we decided to give it a shot. I don't regret going - we had a nice time - but unless their prices go down, I won't be returning.
I recommend it for the experience.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 23, 2021

We are happy you decided to give Son Cubano a try! We would love to have you back in the near future. We appreciate the lengthy feedback.

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OneDay
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good and recommend - was a bit ticked off when the host initially refused to seat us indoor, but was quickly resolved. the food is great!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 23, 2021

We apologize for the small mishap. We hope you decide to visit us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Not sure if they are under new management, but was very surprised of they way the running the restaurant…not sure if I will back…on the other hand, food still good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place

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SoniaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don’t think they should automatically add 18% tip for a table of less that 5 ppl, we were three and 18% automatically added, it’s a turn off

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 23, 2021

We apologize for the inconvenience, Sonia.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Not good service at all.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 22, 2021

We're sorry to hear about this. What exactly went wrong with your reservation?

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JoanP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 8pm and did not get seated until 9:15. So I am not sure what the point of a reservation is.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was good. Wait time was too long. Even thought we had reservations, we still waited for an hour .

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 22, 2021

We're sorry to hear about your wait time. We are very busy on the weekends and tend to have wait times. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Alfonso
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had to wait 45 minutes for a table despite having a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were exceptionally good. It is a bit pricey but well worth the money. Our waiter Dylan was very polite and charming. The ambiance was very nice and elegant without being too formal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good solid establishment. A bit noisy inside but tables outside on the Hudson are perhaps the best along the River. Food is delicious but service can be slow which is great if outside enjoying the view, but can get hard to carry in a conversation inside when it’s a full house.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was FANTASTIC

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 23, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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DannyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I asked Server to ring in apps as they come out, he said he would not, he needs the full order, never heard a waiter ever doing that. He forgot to ring in my fiancé's meal. All 3 people finished eating our meals, and her entree was still not out. Manager came to apologize over 30 minutes later, did not take it off tab, didn't offer any dessert for the poor service, and when I told the waiter that her entree was still on the tab, he snapped with a "well she ate it!" SMH...will never come back after the 6 times we have gone. For the higher price points, and what you would think would be a place to have high service, this place is horrible and needs new management and trained service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was not great

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janicew
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Managers, servers, food and drinks were awesome!! Will definitely go back. Our server was Alexandra and se was great. She knew the menu and her recommendations were on point! Great night overall

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 22, 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us @ Son Cubano Janice! We will let Alexandra know that you enjoyed her hospitality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Rare to find cuban restaurant like son cubano, high end and luxurious atmosphere with kind an polite service, but the food could have been better, could be more diverse and tasteful .

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MsCDBailey
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere perfect for a date night and EXCELLENT for a girls' night out. The food was delicious. The drinks were awesome. Richelle, our server, was extremely attentive as well as accomodating. The manager was kind and careful with his words... we had overstayed the timeframe for seating ( bc we were having a great time) and he delicately let us know it was time to wrap it up..lol.. I appreciated his approach and delivery..it was both respectful and effective ;)

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 22, 2021

We very much appreciate your extensive and positive review of Son Cubano! We hope you decide to dine with us again in the near future.

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LashonaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for date night!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 22, 2021

We would have to agree! Thanks for the feedback, Lashona!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had to wait briefly although we had a reservation. Service was adequate. Food was okay and the wine was okay.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 16, 2021

We appreciate the feedback. We hope you decide to plan another trip to Son Cubano!

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ElkinS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was not as I expected. The service was kinda poor.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 23, 2021

We're sorry to hear about this experience, Elkin. We hope you decide to give us another try in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen ambiente la comida deliciosa me encanto

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 13, 2021

Nos allegra saber que la pasaste bien!

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JWaldemar
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The bartender was great when we got there waiting for our table. However, once we sat down to our table, we waited for awhile a server to acknowledge us. We had to ask one worker who apparently was a server from the other side who happens to pass by our table. She went on to check who are waiter was and the waiter came finally. Other then this, food is top notch and the special drinks, very good. El conejito malo was my favorite! Pina colada was good too. Defiantly will come back again. Really appreciated and enjoyed that atmosphere. People living it up and enjoying a good time. Great view of NYC of course!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're sorry about the service issue towards the beginning of your dinner service, but we are happy to know you enjoyed your overall experience @ Son Cubano. We look forward to your next visit!

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You can order delivery directly from Son Cubano - New Jersey using the Order Online button. Son Cubano - New Jersey also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Son Cubano - New Jersey also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 399-2020.

Son Cubano - New Jersey is rated 4.4 stars by 1820 OpenTable diners.

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