The 50 restaurants in Jersey City that matter, ranked worst to best

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

{We made the top 10!}

It’s no secret: Jersey City’s dining scene has exploded over the last decade and played a major role in New Jersey’s second largest city reclaiming its place as one of the state’s grandest cultural epicenters.

The sprawling town’s eclectic cuisine runs the gamut from Zagat-rated, New York Times-coronated artisan pizzerias and French bistros to divey Szechuan spots and taco joints. There is a restaurant to fit any palate and budget. 

Though dining in a city with as many options can be overwhelming — where does one even begin? 

Satis is more appealing than most of the European-style bistros in Jersey City due to its elegant atmosphere and decor, strong drinks and the scrumptious dishes in Paulus Hook. The patatas bravas (fried potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce) appetizer was massive and flavorful, and the hanger steak was juicy. But it was the red wine pappardelle with braised oxtail that blew us away — the pasta was excellently cooked, the red wine sauce was tangy and oxtail tender. You’ll spend a pretty penny here, but the portions are large enough that you’ll have leftovers for lunch the next day.
You gotta try: The Red Wine Pappardelle ($26)

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The Top 10 Brunch Spots in Jersey City

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Jersey City, New Jersey, is an American region admired for its alluring artwork and outstanding food. Local artists and designers here harness the flare of the city to create innovative, attractive art. Similarly, with a variety of flavorful, natural ingredients at their fingertips, local chefs are able to create exceptional and original dishes found nowhere else in the States. If you want your brunch with a side of originality, inventiveness and unbeatable taste, then Jersey City is the place to be. From breakfast bites to light sandwiches and snacks, here’s our list of the 10 best brunch hang-outs in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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12 Must-Try Jersey City Lunch & Dinner Spots

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Satis is a popular fine dining restaurant located on 212 Washington Street. The venue welcomes guests for dinner, attracting them in with a seasonal menu of artistically combined flavors and inspiration from Italian, French, and Spanish cuisines. Chef and owner Michael Fiorianti, a professional who trained under culinary masters such as Thomas Keller, founded this superb restaurant.

Chef Michael believes that truly delicious food is the result of simplicity and quality ingredients and natural flavors that have not been overworked. The interior design, with its high ceiling and distressed tiled walls, is very welcoming and the outdoor seating area has a pleasant, laid-back ambience. Drop by and ask for the menu’s finest dishes: a selection of salumi and the ricotta gnocchi.

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Satis Bistro Makes Zagat's New Jersey Top 50

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Meet New Jersey’s 50 Best Restaurants: a mix of tried-and-true classics, affordable eats and trendy hot spots spanning the beach towns of the Jersey Shore up to the northern suburbs. Read on below for reviews and photos of all our Top Food winners.

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Restaurant Notes: Jersey City

Monday, January 5th, 2015

LUXURYWEB MAGAZINE
Story and photos by Manos Angelakis

A few years back I worked for a short time in Jersey City in an office near the Grove Street PATH Station. At the time, just as a few Wall Street brokerages were moving their back office operations to the Jersey City waterfront, the culinary experience in that city was dreary, to be charitable.

Near our office there were two sushi restaurants – one pricy but very good, the other an all-you-can-eat place that offered fresh fish on Tuesdays when they got their delivery; the very traditional Lisbon Restaurant that used to serve a nice octopus or shrimp in garlic; Ibby’s Falafel with decent middle-eastern kebabs; a bar called “The Iron Monkey” that offered indifferent cuisine and lots of cheap whisky; an Irish Bar with nice pub dishes that unfortunately closed towards the end of my time in Jersey City, and lots of bodegas that made inexpensive sandwiches for lunch. The only establishment that was known beyond the city limits was the Philippine Bake House that created exceptional cakes and pastries. Oh, and I almost forgot, a Dunkin’ Donuts!

Last month I revisited Jersey City and the difference was astonishing.

We dined in two of the many new restaurants that dot the area and the food quality and dish variety was remarkable. It seems that chefs and entrepreneurs attracted by the newly affluent area come to Jersey City’s waterfront near the towers that house the brokerage back offices to start an eatery.

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Table Hopping with Rosie

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

New Jersey Monthly: Restaurant News

SATIS, JERSEY CITY: Pappardelle al ragu di cinghiale with homemade spring garlic noodles, wild boar ragu, and spiced pine nuts; cacciucco, an Italian fish stew made with a seared diver sea scallop, braised calamari, and crisp rock shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce.

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Satis Bistro in Jersey City

Friday, December 19th, 2014

JERSEY BITES
Article by Veronique Deblois

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend “A Taste of Burgundy” at Satis Bistro in Jersey City. It’s a beautiful restaurant and lounge in the Paulus Hook neighborhood. The space, which once housed a bank, was meticulously restored and updated with a lovely main dining room, a cozy loft-like second floor dining area and a popular lounge accessible from the dining room or street with a speakeasy feel.

The wine event was held on the intimate second level and I took a seat near the railing overlooking the downstairs dining room – sort of dinner and a show.

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Wine Dinner at Satis, Jersey City

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

NEW JERSEY MONTHLY: RESTAURANT NEWS

Private Parties at Satis Bistro in Paulus Hook, Jersey City

This week Rosie tells us about the recent Taste of Tuscany wine dinner she attended at Satis in Jersey City…


Table Hopping w/ Rosie

We devoured our delicious dinner, drank diligently and laughed our sides off at the Taste of Tuscany wine dinner at Satis in Jersey City, which was hosted by sommelier, author, wine educator and raconteur Anthony Giglio. Satis has always been a favorite of the Safersteins: the food never disappoints. The space also has an energetic, chic ambiance with cured meats hanging above a rear counter, high ceilings, exposed bricks, hardwood floors, filament lighting, antique chandeliers, and a beautiful Carrera marble-top bar with historical pictures donning the walls. We sat upstairs and had an eagle eye view of the very knowledgeable Giglio describing the wines and regaling us with hysterical stories.

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The New York Times

Friday, January 11th, 2013

A Review of Satis in Jersey City

Satis Bistro in Paulus Hook, Jersey City

Conquest: The name of the restaurant Satis, which is on Washington Street, means “enough” in Latin, as in satisfied.


By FRAN SCHUMER

Michael Fiorianti, formerly a chef at Goldman Sachs, became the executive chef at Satis when it opened in December 2010. (Satis means enough in Latin, as in the word satisfied.) Now the rest of us can enjoy the dishes he mastered by observing his Italian-American grandmother in her Brooklyn kitchen and, later, celebrated chefs like Thomas Keller.

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