The secret is out: Jersey City, NYC’s neighbor across the Hudson River, isn’t simply a town with a few critically acclaimed pizzerias and red-sauce Italian joints, but it’s one of the country’s best food cities in general.
In addition to its popular Restaurant Row with a concentration of eateries conveniently located by the Grove Street PATH station, Jersey City’s culinary offerings stretch well beyond this area while also reflecting the city’s diversity well. Along with plenty of pizza and pasta to go around, choose from Indian food, ramen, seafood, sushi, burgers, jerk chicken, and more. Whether you’re coming from NYC or are a JC local wondering “what are the best restaurants near me?,” here are 21 top-notch eateries in Jersey City to check out right now. And be sure to check out Jersey City Restaurant Week running until March 20.