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Lighthorse Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527 (Morris Street)
+1 201-946-2028
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Open now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my "Go To" Restaurants with company or friends. Very pleasant atmosphere inside and out.

Thank Beth B
Jersey City, New Jersey
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Light Horse Tavern for a three course early New Years Eve dinner. Light House was a favorite of ours half a dozen years ago but when the chef was changed, it lost its spark for us. I'm happy to report the food was much improved and our appetizers and entrees were top notch. Alas, the desserts were... More 

Thank rustyztwo
Somerset, New Jersey
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, great food, great atmosphere, fabulous bar, if you are a beer lover, much to choose from on tap or if like a cocktail then cheers! The homemade potato chips with Parmesan Cheese with blue chips are a great starter, meatloaf wrapped in bacon, a burger or steak many choices and reasonable prices. They also have a... More 

Thank Gina L
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had 11:45 lunch reservations for a large group recently. After being seated and getting drinks (water), we placed our order at 12:15. At 12:45, the waiter told us the food was "coming right out". Food arrived for all but 2 people at 12:55. We pointed this out to the waiter and at 1:00, the lunch was brought out for one... More 

Thank Jdimaria1
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful set up. Great neighborhood bar. Extremely creative menu. As well do not miss their oysters selection.

Thank Lara F
Wilton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had 9 people for a family birthday. This was the perfect place. Good location in JC, great food, great vibe and service was all-pro! Our table was ready exactly on time for our reservation. The menu offered a great mix of mid-priced "Classics" and some fine dining options as well.

Thank Rob H
Zoersel, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Good kitchen, very friendly service. We enjoyed our meal, great beer list which we enjoyed as Belgians. The Chimay on tap is great .

Thank Rvdbergh
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I came for dinner with a group of eight coworkers. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Water glasses were promptly filled and we were welcomed quickly by the wait staff. It's a well decorated pub. While it has a full bar, it's first and foremost a restaurant. The place was about half full of guests, but I never... More 

Thank Mike E
Valrico, Florida
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Made our reservation for 4 people on 12 July 2015 for 1 October 2016, way in advance. The 4 of us were leaving on a cruise the next day and were staying at the Hyatt a few blocks from the Light Horse. Our driving was running late and we called to inform the Tavern we MIGHT be 5 minutes late.... More 

Thank shark769
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular at this restaurant since New Jersey adopted the ban on smoking. My favorites on the menu are comfort food. Their classic burger, meatloaf and fish and chips. The bar itself is our place to eat, drink, and swap stories with friends, and strangers. Bartenders and servers alike have become our neighborhood family.

Thank Riza H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4527
    (Morris Street)
  • Public Transportation: Light Horse Tavern is conveniently situated next to several public transit stops. The Essex Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is two blocks from the restaurant. The Exchange Place Path station is a 10 minute walk. The Paulus Hook Ferry terminal is a 10 minute walk. The Grove Street Path station is a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-946-2028

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