Jersey City dinner help: Grove St. Path stop
I just moved from Manhattan to Jersey City and a couple of our friends are coming over tonight to visit (one is a professional food reviewer – so no pressure there). They’ve never been to JC and I’m trying to convince them it’s awesome! Anyway, where should we take them? I’m looking for someplace that’s a short walk from the Grove Street stop. Good drinks a plus.
Not a good fit for tonight since I don't think they do much if anything with drinks and you probably want something fancier but go to Taqueira one of these days. It is on the corner of grove and grand. It has very fresh very authentic mexican food. It is so tasty, wish they would open something like that where I live on Long Island. The prices are very reasonable too.
Marco and Pepe on Grove @ Mercer has the best food in town.
Then, these places are good, imho:
Ox on Newark Avenue near Jersey
The Merchant on Grove near Montgomery,
Sawadee Thai on Newark near Grove -- haven't eaten at this location, but their old one was very good. Owner is my old landlord!
Madame Claude on 4th and Brunswick, just off Newark, is an authentic French bistro and BYO. VERY reasonable prices
Edward's Steak House on Marin below Montgomery
Closest places to the PATH are (in order of closeness): Sawadee; Marco & Pepe, Merchant, Ox, Edwards.
Hope this helps! and welcome to "The 5th Borough!"