As Big Apple fans know, few things beat gazing at the vibrant NYC skyline — especially with a delicious dinner or drink in hand. You can find this meal-with-a-view splendor across the Hudson County waterfront, where each neighborhood, from Jersey City to Hoboken and Weehawken up to West New York, offers its own slice of skyline-view heaven. Even better? They’re all just a simple PATH, ferry, or NJ Transit bus ride away from NYC. Here are six city-view venues we think you’ll enjoy.
The sleek and stylish RoofTop at Exchange Place at Jersey City’s Hyatt House offers an unparalleled NYC skyline experience. This new venue boasts multi-level indoor and outdoor spaces, with posh digs and creative cocktails that rival those you’d find across the Hudson. The rooftop impresses during lunch, happy hour, and dinner, with perhaps the best views come evening, when everywhere from Lower Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty glow with the setting sun. For equally mind-blowing Manhattan views, head to Liberty House Restaurant, a scenic and historic establishment in Liberty State Park. This upscale venue pairs stunning Battery Park views with stellar, farm-fresh bites; brunch, lunch, and dinner options are available.
Head up the Hudson to Hoboken’s Blue Eyes restaurant for another dazzling city-view dinner. This beloved and longtime Hoboken establishment is an ode to the town’s very own Frank Sinatra. Here, you’ll find traditional Italian staples served with a backdrop of the Midtown to Lower Manhattan skyline. Blue Eyes is also close to another impressive waterfront restaurant, the Halifax, a contemporary brunch, lunch, and dinner venue along the Hudson River walkway.
Weehawken is home to another stellar skyline-vista experience: Marcus at NoHu Rooftop, the new rooftop at the ENVUE Hotel. Combine craft cocktails and farm-to-table bites with breathtaking views across Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. In the mood for Cuban flavors? Head to renowned West New York establishment Son Cubano. It’s hard to beat the views—and food—at this award-winning Cuban spot. Enjoy the sparkling city lights when dining indoor and outdoor.
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.