Few things beat date night or family dinners with a side of New York City skyline views, and in Hudson County, NJ—just a stone’s throw from Manhattan—they have arguably the best Big Apple vistas in the region. They also have waterfront restaurants that pair panoramas with local flavors, from upscale Italian to top-notch fresh seafood, with any range of dinner-with-a-view options in between.
Even better? These waterfront spots are on-par—and in many cases below—the prices at similar Big Apple establishments. Try these scenic and delicious Hudson County dinner spots by taking the NY Waterway Ferry or the PATH Train for date night with a view.
Dinner spots on the Hudson
As the name suggests, Jersey City’s Vu Restaurant, located in the chic and waterfront Hyatt Regency, is among the city’s hippest dining destinations. Creative local chefs conceptualized this seafood and steak menu that pairs perfectly with the floor-to-ceiling-window views overlooking lower Manhattan.
From the industrial-chic digs to the dazzling waterfront locale, Jersey City’s Battello is a can’t-miss Hudson County restaurant. New Jersey’s renowned culinary master, Chef Ryan DePersio, has perfected Battello’s upscale Italian and seafood fare.
Enjoy Cuban flavors and fare in spirited Son Cubano restaurant, where upper west side Manhattan views are the backdrop for an evening of stunning—and flavor-packed—fun, just beyond Port Imperial. With culinary genius Chef David Burke at the helm, Son Cubano has long been a staple on the Hudson County waterfront.
Get your fill of Greek and Mediterranean-inspired seafood delicacies at the city-view restaurant Molos, a beloved Weehawken establishment. Décor is simple at this two-story waterfront getaway, where dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offer some of the best upper Manhattan views around.
For more great recommendations for New York City and the Tri-State Area, please visit our friends at Time Out New York, who authored this article.