The Archer is a pretty ideal option for casual dates in downtown Jersey City. The dark cocktail bar on Newark Avenue has candlelit tables and booths, excellent mixed drinks, and Happy Hour everyday. Just don’t bring anyone who might not be able to focus on your questions about college roommates and celebrity crushes once they see the bow and arrow and giant deer heads on the walls.
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Andrea Salumeria is an Italian deli in Jersey City that serves some of the best subs anywhere around NYC.
Edward’s is a steakhouse in Jersey City that’s best for martinis and oysters at the bar.
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Tipsy Parson has done a perfect job of creating a place that looks and feels like a Southern restaurant, but at the cost of under-delivering on the food. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
James is a great Prospect Heights restaurant with a somewhat predictable New American menu, but it’s Perfect For a date or a meal before a Nets game.
Summerly is the rooftop restaurant/bar at The Hoxton in Williamsburg. The food here is fine, but the view is excellent, so stop by for a drink.
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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
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