- Big E
Great Recs for Jersey City needed desperately!!!!!!! Especially casual food/bars.
My regular places:
Tania's (Polish), Grove around Newark
Rachel's (New American), Grove around Mercer
Nha Trang (Vietnamese), Newark around Monmouth
Baker Boys (New American), same as above but across the street
Komegashi (Japanese), I think on Montgomery and Washington
The Majestic - good tapas, too
The Merchant - food's good but a bit pricy; also less casual
LITM - gorgeous lounge, great atmosphere, mixed drinks are hit-or-miss (beer and basic drinks are fine)
Two wonderful Latin American restaurants on Palisade Avenue in Jersey City:
(1) La Gloria de Mexico (Palisade at Congress Street, one block from the Light Rail Elevator). The most genuinely authentic Mexican (Oaxaca) food I have ever encountered north of the Red River. Home-made everything, including a phenomenal molle de olla (beef stew), cordero, cabrito, chicken in pipian sauce, and exceptional guacamole that doesn't skimp on avocado; and
(2) Lenin's (formerly "Robalino's" -- an Ecuadorian restaurant and nightclub that caters to families and romantic dinner parties alike). Located on the east side of Palisade Avenue, near Franklin and Ferry Streets. Try the fish in coconut sauce!