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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Zeppelin Hall is a huge beer garden in Jersey City that’s perfect for day drinking with a big group.
Edward’s is a steakhouse in Jersey City that’s best for martinis and oysters at the bar.
Biryani Darbar is an Indian spot in Jersey City that’s a great option for casual group dinners.
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Yves has good atmosphere, we'll give it that. But if you're looking to spend money on dinner in Tribeca, there are much better options.
Studio is the all-day restaurant on the second floor of the Freehand Hotel, and it’s a great place to eat a burger and people watch.
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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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