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BBB Aug 2, 2007 11:26 PM

I will be traveling to Jersey City on business, staying at the Hyatt on the Hudson. From my research, there are not a lot of great restaurant options and unfortunately, I don't think my boss will travel into the city to eat (he's not that into food besides your basic steak and potatoes). Is there anywhere decent to eat, looking for something that will be good for a group with different tastes. Please help!

  1. BBB Aug 12, 2007 09:34 PM

    Thanks to everyone for their recommendations. As suspected, we ended up having to go with the group's decision. We went to South City Grille, it was OK considering all of the people/factors we were trying to accomodate, but I would not go back.

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      RONNIENJ4 Aug 6, 2007 06:57 AM

      Across from the Hyatt hotel is Rosie Radigans and also Markers if you are looking for a bar/grill type of place.

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        nixienox Aug 4, 2007 04:18 PM

        You will be very close to O'Connell's which would work for a group
        You can check out the menu here http://www.oconnellsbarandgrill.com/
        If you have a chance, I'd highly recommend Marco and Pepe http://www.marcoandpepe.com/
        but they are not suitable for a large group. There's no need to go to Hoboken, unless you want to.

        1. Curlz Aug 3, 2007 01:26 PM

          Definitely go to Hoboken! You'll find a ton of restaurants + it's nice for just walking around after dinner; far better than hanging out in a hotel room.

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            robin76 Aug 3, 2007 10:40 AM

            I'm not too familiar with the restaurants in JC, but I used to live in Hoboken (5 minute cab ride from your hotel in JC) which has some GREAT restaurants. For a really nice dining experience in a beautiful townhouse, I recommend Amanda's. Other suggestions are Madison Bar & Grill, and Zafra (these are all good places to dine w/a boss). If you end up needing something more casual- La Isla has amazing Cuban food. All above mentioned should have websites with menus to look at.

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              ClaireWalter Aug 6, 2007 07:04 AM

              Robin76 - I used to live in Hoboken too 939 Bloomfield Street. You?

              When I moved there, right after Noah got off the Ark, the restauarant choices were Helmer's, the Clam Broth House (several rooms from a working man's bar to a fancy-ish dining room, taking up a whole block along Newark Street), the Castle Point Restaurant (now something else and yuppified), the 24th Street Diner, a couple of greasy spoons near the PATH Station and Leo's Grandezvous. The Brass Rail was still only bar.

              And Jersey City was even more of a foodie wasteland. How things have changed!

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              RONNIENJ4 Aug 3, 2007 07:02 AM

              I work right across from there. When will you be here, weekdays or weekends. A lot of places around here are closed on weekends but there is some variety around Pavonia/Newport which is three stops from where you will be by lightrail or a short cab ride or if you like to walk its not too bad of a walk.
              Let me know and I will try to give more suggestions.

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                BBB Aug 3, 2007 10:22 AM

                I will be there on a week night. Thanks!

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