Light Horse Tavern

A Jersey City, NJ Restaurant Review

Light Horse Tavern


Light Horse Tavern Restaurant
199 Washington Street
Jersey City




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

thumbs up Attractive tavern decor and ambiance

thumbs up A bistro style menu prepared with fresh, daily caught sea food and ingredients

thumbs downService can be inconsistent

Value: Excellent

Noise Level:Low- Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good food with tavern style ambiance

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more upscale fine dining

Recommended dishes: When available, Steak au poivre, Braised Striped Bass, Roasted Organic Chicken and The Grass Fed NY Strip Steak.

Liquor: Full bar service. Good selection of international beers and ales


Restaurant Review

The Light Horse Tavern is a step up from your local tavern or pub, offering a menu prepared with fresh, daily caught sea food and ingredients


Located in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, one of the quieter, rustic neighborhoods of Jersey City --- the decor is an attractive display of mahogany, glass and brick with high ceilings, a working fireplace, photos of old Jersey City, and a mezzanine.


This is a popular place with local business workers for a quick lunch. The lunch menu offers a nice variety including soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and selections from the raw bar.


The dinner menu is more extensive with a decent selection of entrees.


The tavern has a lively bar scene, popular with a middle aged crowd.


During the peak lunch and dinner times, the service can be slow.


During the summer months there is outdoor sidewalk dining.


(updated: Marchl, 2015)


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