Let's chat about Jersey City
So, i take the holland tunnel into manhattan every evening. Recently, i started traveling with my wife. Now that i have a partner, we have decided to try a place n jersey once a week for dinner. Yesterday, we found ourselves having to be in Jerz with, time to kill.. I remember seeing a sign for Zeppelin Beer Hall from the turnpike so, this is where we ended up..
I was shocked at how huge the place was.. We had a few beers and some food.. I had the Nurenberg Sausage on a Pretzel Roll while my wife had a pretzel.. The food was pretty tasty, i enjoyed the char on the sausage, fries were good, and they offered a couple of really nice mustards with the pretzels..
Anyway, this was my first time in Jersey City, it reminded me sort of kind of something close to the Brooklyn Neighborhood where i live.
When we pulled off the turnpike, we were on Newark Ave.. This reminded me of jackson heights. There was Indian Restaurant after Indian Restaurant, there were Saree Shops and Dessert Shops.. Looked like there was some really nice Indian Spots.
As we traveled down Newark we passed a few Filipino Restaurants.. Some place called Max's I believe, there were a few others that escape me now.
I know Nancy Sinatra was born in Jersey City so, i am assuming there is going to be some old school italian Spots.. Any suggestions for old school red sauce places would be much appreciated.
Like any city, there has to be little enclaves within it.. I would like to eat in those places...
So, if anyone can suggest, Italian, Indian, and Filipino places to start or any other can't miss places, i would be very appreciative.
Coldy, Is Hamilton Park still there? I used to live on 7th back in the late 80's and that was the only bar in the area besides the dump up the street from me. For some reason I thought HP was closed. I love the Lighthorse , still stop there on occasion, very nice inside and a good beer selection. Someone mentioned Laico's I always found that a good place to go but its probably been 15 years sine I was there. Zepplin Hall is fun, it gets criticized for being fake german but it's always a good place for beer especially when its nice outside.
Turn the other way and head to Hoboken and go to Leo's. That's about as old school red sauce joint you can get. And why settle for nancy when you can be where Frank was born? And I like the beer garden in Hoboken better than Zeppelin Hall. I do find that I head into JC when I want something better than almost all of the Hoboken places. Hamilton Inn has great onion soup dumplings.
JC has evolved over the years with a boom of new restaurants and cafes but some of the old standbys are still around. Laicos. a quaint and quintessential red sauce joint nestled in a residential neighborhood.Max is all about fried chicken seasoned the Filipino way and is basically a take out joint.Fiesta grill on Newark specialty is crispy pata or deep fried trotters while Philippine bread house is a bakery known for their ensamadas and lunch buffet.For take out Roti try taste of the Caribbean on Comunipaw ave is excellent.I'm sure the other hounds will chime in with some of the newer sit down treasures but JC has always suffered for being so close to Manhattan.
67 Terhune Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305