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Jersey City gift certificate recommendation

shorts Dec 5, 2008 04:38 PM

Looking to purchase a gift cert for a restaurant as a wedding gift. Couple just moved to JC. They live near Grove St. Hoping a $100 cert will cover dinner.
Any ideas for a nice place in JC?
Thanks.

  1. tommy Dec 13, 2008 11:32 AM

    Ox without a doubt.

    A poster below suggested that they're owned by the same people who own Marco and Pepe, but I don't think that's the case.

    Regardless, the food is imaginative, the wine list is well thought out, and they actually have a cocktail program. The place is quite special.

    1. GarageRock Dec 13, 2008 08:39 AM

      Here is a link for an idea of what Ox offers, since the website never works:
      http://www.nj.com/entertainment/dinin...

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        heidemarie Dec 6, 2008 03:33 PM

        I agree with the LightHorse Tavern also, but if they like steak, try Edwards www.edwardssteakhouse.com - I think the story is that the chef from old homestead opened this place up - have been there a few times, great neighborhood place....have a drink and steak at the small bar in the unexpected cozy downstairs...or hit the bigger dining room upstairs.

        1. Curlz Dec 6, 2008 12:35 PM

          From what I'm told, here's what you're looking for: OX! Their site is currently down, but it's at 176 Newark Ave in JC. Phone (201) 860-4000. Friends really love this place!
          www.oxrestaurant.com or here's one article:
          http://www.nj.com/entertainment/dinin...

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          1. re: Curlz
            shorts Dec 6, 2008 04:37 PM

            Thanks - I have been considering Ox, but without a menu, its hard - maybe we will stop by and pay it a visit!

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              Produce Addict Dec 8, 2008 04:26 AM

              I would go with Marco & Pepe, same owners as OX but a little fancier I think,

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            fourunder Dec 5, 2008 07:12 PM

            For $100, I would suggest the following casual restaurants, all easily accessible for the area requested....The Light HorseTavern, Komegashi Too and Laico's.

            http://www.lighthorsetavern.com/
            http://www.komegashi.com/

            Laico's
            67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA (Italian) (201) 434-4115

            )

            Some Italian suggestions
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/507050

            Some lunch selections:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/496797

            Some local suggestions:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/448279

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