Light Horse Tavern
The seasonal menu always includes a variety of fresh oysters and clams, as well as lighter fare such as the grilled octopus salad, fresh market fish, and heartier favorites such as the prime steaks.
Whether settling in at the bar for a pint or indulging in the spectacular cuisine, you are sure to become addicted to the experience. Visit any day for lunch, weekend days for brunch, and always for exquisite food, people watching and pristine outdoor seating.
Light Horse Tavern, a revolutionary dining experience!
Wrapped in Bacon, Whipped Potatoes, Sautéed Baby Spinach
French Onion Soup
Three Cheeses, Croutons
Came here for Mother's Day, so it was pretty busy - understandably it took a long time to get our food. However, the food was just OK, nothing great.
I was pleased at how airy the room was, with doors open, fans twirling and tables well-spaced.
food was excellent. Our service wasn't unfortunately. We sat next to the bar, and saw our drinks waiting to be delivered, for maybe 10 min. Our server wasn't the best, she didn't mention there was a pasta special either.
We love light horse !!! Our favorite spot in jersey city !
Never disappoints! Outstanding food, excellent service, it’s become one of my favorite places in Jersey City.
One of the best in DTJC!! Always a special evening
Always amazing food, taste like a home cooked meal.
One of my favorite restaurants in NJ. Great for brunch with oysters or dinner with drinks.
Maybe they are very understaffed? Mistakes were made throughout the visit. Food was very sub-par and it was clear the kitchen staff were scrambling to get orders out the door so the care they would typically put into a dish was not there especially from a quality perspective. For example, the eggs in the benedict might as well have been hard boiled because the yolks were so overcooked, they crumbled when you cut into them! Owners - you need to figure out how the make Light Horse Tavern great again ASAP!
We were visiting area for 4 days and chose this restaurant twice in those 4 days. Great ambiance, food and service!
Four of us had a very enjoyable dinner - we had apps and dinner of raw oysters, BBQ ribs, burgers, duck and crab cake - all were very good. Apple pie for dessert was also very good. Service was prompt and nicely attentive. Prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was very nice as well. We will be back as it was a great spot to meet friends from NYC for dinner.
The good and service was amazing!
We ordered the calamari, the NY Strip Steak, Brussels sprouts, fries and the apple pie. Soooooo tasty! Definitely a hidden gem.
Plus the Owners or Manager were so nice and accommodating!
Love this place few steps from home, owner so nice and gentle every time.
Terrible experience for the second time. Food took 1 hour 40 minutes with absolutely no updates. Very poor service. I will not be going back
The food was AMAZING! The whole dining experience was above our expectations!!
Always a great meal, service is excellent and the food is even better. This is our Go-To Happy Place!
Light horse tavern has an old world charm with big windows and high ceilings. It delivers on ambiance.
I’ve been to Light horse tavern for several years and food has always been delicious but for some reason today’s brunch lacked in flavor.
We’re frequents of the lobster garage but have not tried light horse tavern since moved into town due to the pandemic. We were absolutely pleased and enjoyed our dinner. Thank you for accommodating us despite changing our reservations a few times. We had a fantastic dinner!
This place has very good food, staff is friendly. We would definitely go back
Great experience. Will come back
Get together with family in outside bubble was great-service was terrific and so was the food. Crispy ribs, salmon and octopus salad were great! We have dined here ( inside and outside) and have not been disappointed
We loved this restaurant. Very cool atmosphere and the wait staff was very attentive. Food was incredible - I had the skirt steak which would cooked perfectly and my fiancé loved his lobster roll. French fries were also so tasty. Big fan of this place
This place is off the beaten path from grove street and other spots but its worth the trek, really terrific food, good value, expansive drink and wine list and the freshest oysters I’ve ever tasted.
Fantastic service and great food all around. Cocktails were great and ambience is wonderful. Will be back soon!
Food exelente, service and price u can’t beat that , very happy I will back again
Service and food was excellent.
Food was good. Service was ok. We were asked to leave because they needed the table. We were not aware of the time limit.
The ambiance and service were fantastic. Very good cocktails to start the evening. We had the wedge salad, skirt steak, and pork chop - all were delicious! We also ordered a side of the Brussels sprouts, but there were undercooked and very bland, so I’d say skip those. Overall, a great meal and nice evening.
Our server was impeccable. A gentleman from Egypt. Friendly, thoughtful, kind and gave us great suggestions for good food. Service was timely and food was excellent.
Thanks so much.
The atmosphere is great! Cozy and historical. Food was good but service was very disappointing. Our server wasn’t wearing his mask properly and kept pulling it down to speak which made us very uncomfortable. We ate inside, so maybe staying outside is best.
Wonderful, even with Covid precautions
I went for brunch with my girl friends and we really loved the food. The LHT medium rare is a great sandwich choice and don’t forget to order banana bread with extra cinnamon cream. The ambience was perfect for those who have a thing for vintage decors. The service was okay. 8/10 would recommend.
I love this place and I’m a repeat guest, the food and ambiance are wonderful. I was just thrown off by manager’s behavior this time. We were on time for our reservation but had to wait as he was busy with other people. Upon check in he was unfriendly and said we are late and that he needs the table back in 90 mins. Obviously he doesn’t have enough servers to ensure a timely order and delivery process. When our time came to an end he walked up and down in front of our igloo to gently remind us to leave. His server apologized many times for his behavior but I didn’t feel valued and we couldn’t even have dessert. His behavior and pressure diminished our dining experience and obviously the place was not equipped with enough staff to ensure a smooth flow. We then went next door and spent our whole afternoon there with more drinks and dessert. Really sad as this was one of my favorite places...left a bad taste in my mouth!
Amazing service and food!
Went there for Valentines Day! Had amazing experience! Food, drinks, service and even atmosphere! The price was very good for what we ordered and the quality of food. We were surprised with how low was the check! Definitely, will recommend to friends and family! Reliable and consistent even during these complex times! Great job guys!
This is a great place to relax and eat well especially if you enjoy fresh seafood.
Love the ambiance in here. It’s rustic and romantic but also great for groups. We shared the beet salad, very good. I had shrimp cocktail and asparagus for dinner and my husband had the pasta special. Everything was fresh and tasty. Service was great! We sat at a table next to the bar area. Since it’s close to the door they Prp used personal space heaters that did a great job. The chocolate bread pudding was our least favorite. It was a chocolate chip bread pudding but was more buttery. I ate it but my husband passed. Cocktails were very good too. This is a historical building so I like that about it. We will be back! PS- wish they had filet mignon on their menu.
Incredible food and service.
Food was wonderful, service was excellent. Will definitely don't here again if I'm in Jersey City.
Light Horse Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 1162 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.