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Son Cubano - New Jersey

4.4
1805 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.

Experiences

  • 4-Course The Prisoner Wine Dinner Pairing

    $123.00 per person

    Jul 27, 2021 only

    An unforgettable evening as we taste through a curated lineup of Prisoner wines paired with Chefs special selection. Amuse Bouche Barnegat Bay Oysters, Apple Nori Mignonette Unshackled, Sauvignon Blanc, California, 2020 1st Course Diver scallop, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Buttermilk Crispy Shallots The Prisoner, Chardonnay, Carneros, 2019 ~2nd Course~ Spice Dusted Duck Breast, Hoisin Glazed Carrots, Charred Baby Corn Unshackled, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2019 3rd Course Veal Strip Loin, Chanterelle Mushroom, Port Demi Glacé The Prisoner, Red Blend, California, 2019 The Prisoner, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2019 Dessert Chocolate Mouse Cake, Fig and Walnut Gelato, Raspberry “Saldo” by The Prisoner, Zinfandel, California, 2019

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 1805 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLappel
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food took quite

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 8 hours ago

We appreciate the rating!

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APS778
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 8 hours ago

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 3 days ago
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 7 hours ago

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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place

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SoniaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 hours ago

We apologize for the inconvenience, Sonia.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Not good service at all.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded a day ago

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

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JoanP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 a day ago

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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was FANTASTIC

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded 7 hours ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

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DannyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was not great

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janicew
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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 a day ago

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 8 hours ago

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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vipDebbieC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was very mediocre and overpriced. I will never return.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're sorry to hear you feel this way, Debbie. We hope you decide to give us another shot in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service by Luis

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 13, 2021

We will make sure were let Luis know of your kind words! Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful the food was good. They charged 2% more when you pay with credit card which they should tell you when you book the reservation not at time of payment . Overall it was a good experience.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 16, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time @ Son Cubano!

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WalterA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place
Delicios food
Excellent service
Thanks for everything

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 13, 2021

We appreciate the kind words, Walter! You are absolutely welcome. Please stop by again soon!

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SabinaS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and elegant place. Outstanding food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A busy night- Table wasn't ready for our time slot, so we waited outside as were requested for 10 minutes or so before we realized we could've waited at the bar inside as other customers did. I wish the hostess had told us that at the beginning. We then confirmed with the hostess that we would be at the bar until our table was ready and then she'd come notify us. Overall, we waited a little over 30 min to be seated for dinner, but we understand that it was a busy night with many parties but with limited seatings. (Only some tables were used inside, most were sectioned off, so most people were seated outside - this was never mentioned til we got seated).

Food and service were excellent. A very unique style of cuisine in that neighborhood. Bar creations were super creative as well.

Noise level -- because we were seated outside, surrounded by so many who were celebrating birthdays (...we must've seen at least a dozen), the place was pretty noisy.

Overall -- we'd love to come back and try other dishes but on a quiet night.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 12, 2021

We appreciate your detailed review! We always take our customers thoughts and feedback into consideration when trying to better the Son Cubano Experience. We hope you decide to visit us again in the near future. Have a great day!

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DENTRAIL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL RESTAURANT!!!! Food and Drink Delish!! View amazing!!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 12, 2021

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience! Come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The only good thing going for this place is the view. Anything else you should not expect much. It’s a shame because it can be so much more!!!

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 6, 2021

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience @ Son Cubano. May we ask what you got to order? Or what exactly was bad about your experience? Thanks and we hope you have a great day!

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NYVisitors
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Stunning Manhattan views however, the service was extremely Slow. It’s obvious the pandemic is still effecting the restaurant business especially wait staff. Don’t worry; I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food is delicious and the ambiance is perfect

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JB27
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a very good overall experience

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 6, 2021

We are appreciative of your kind feedback. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Limited food selection. Waitress not really attentive. Bathroom attendant kind of annoying.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 6, 2021

We appreciate the time you have taken to give us feedback. We will look into these matters. Thank you and have a great day!

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monican
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for birthday dinner. Great food. I will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great food and fun ambience.

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 6, 2021

We appreciate the nice review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was very slow and food was just average even though the skirt steak is $45!

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JoaoD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great staff, food did not disappoint

Son Cubano - New Jersey
Responded on July 6, 2021

Good to hear, Joao! 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 1805 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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