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Elysian Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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1001 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5201
+1 201-798-5898
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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River Edge, NJ
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cafe has old world charm, dating back to the 1890s. Nice high ceiling and large windows. We had a one-yr old with us and given a table in the back of the larger dining area which is fine. The child sat on a high chair situated away from the human traffic of diners and waiters. Nothing to complain about... More 

Thank chessbuff
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a first date or family dinner. Nightly specials are consistently good and Steak Night is a must. Great beer selection and staff is always friendly and courteous. Outdoor patio is relaxing and enjoyable when the weather is nice.

Thank TMO614
Dallas, Texas
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here on a Saturday when the brunch crowd was still packing the place. We were unfamiliar with the area and saw the place was hopping so decided it must be good. And it was. The service was quick, the salads we ordered were delicious and the atmosphere is buzzing. The restaurant is crowded. There isn't much room to... More 

Thank Friscotravelers
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was wonderful at this charming restaurant in downtown Hoboken. We have been here for brunch before and enjoyed it as well. The salmon dinner was delicious. The rotini quite good. The mint chocolate chip sundae was perfect to share. The creme brûlée was enjoyed and the hazelnut cheese cake quite delicious. An enjoyable time had by all

Thank NewJerseyTitan
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a long established bar/ restaurant in Hoboken. It's not trendy, and gets a loyal, neighborhood crowd. The bar area is small and the dining room has limited tables, so can be hard to get a table. There is outside seating but not much good in winter. A very friendly, comfortable place with good food and drinks.

Thank CMBobbo
Long Valley, New Jersey
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Walked in at peak lunch time on a Saturday and were seated after a short wait. The lamb burger with pesto was superb and the fries are very good. The reuben and meatball sandwiches were fantastic and the garden salad with grilled chicken was huge!! Everyone in our party was happy with their selections.

Thank buffylane
Suffern, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I work about 7 minutes from this restaurant & been meaning to go there, finally did! Had brunch there with my fiancé. It's one of the oldest restaurants in Hoboken, its Menu has a short history on the back to ready about it, it also mentions that a scene from the movie Sleepers has been shot in the restaurant. The... More 

Thank elnara0226
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch and of course the Hoboken water front. The restored interior was well done which I truly appreciate and recommend seeing it along with good food and service. Wished there were better beers on tap.

Thank MrDavid14
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Way back Elysian Cafe was mainly a tavern. After the new owners the husband Eugene and wife Joyce Flynn took over and made the place into a really clean, fun, eatery. They have outside seating on 10th and Washington Streets across from my business Muller Insurance and offer great food for dinner and a fancier menu for lunch. Elysian is... More 

Thank Roger M
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Tried the Elysian Cafe in Hoboken, NJ last Saturday night. We had reservations and were promptly seated. This place is literally a step back in time as we learned that the Elysian Café is the oldest continually operated bar/restaurant in Hoboken, first opened in 1895. The current owners have painstakingly restored the decor, adding to the French Bistro theme. Unfortunately,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5201
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: +1 201-798-5898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?