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Hard Grove Cafe

284 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2940
+1 201-659-6100
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good32%
  • Average32%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
3 Mar 2018
“One of our Favorites!”
19 Jul 2014
“Really bad service”
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
284 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2940
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We love this place for the food and the service. Great Cuban food at reasonable prices, great specials, and excellent drinks. Don't miss the sangria and mojitos, and check out the bottomless brunches are great as well. The only complaint is that sometimes the bar...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I visited this cafe with my friend and we sat outside under the umbrella because it was a nice sunny summer evening. We ordered the guacamole and chips and the drink. The guacamole was passable, but the chips were pretty oily and greasy. The drink...More

Thank Divster777
Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

This place needs some makeover. Food is authentic , huge portions. but we were surprised to see that they decided to give themselves 18.5 mandatory tips for 2 adults and a kid ... boooo. On top they left big empty space in the bill for...More

2  Thank Gour S
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Every dish is perfectly assembled with flavorful concoctions from the island. Generous serving portions, even appetizers can be ordered as the main course.

Thank WilliamAlvarez
Reviewed 27 September 2013

What's the thing with American restaurants, or maybe even American eat culture? Why must the lights be so bright and does it seem like everyone's in a rush? We visited this restaurant on one of the first days of our USA trip and were glad...More

Thank Joris B
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Decide to follow a new food network phone app while on a business trip, and found this little corner place in Jersey City. Looked pretty unassuming from the outside, but the ambiance inside was quite different. It felt artsy and eclectic and suitable for any...More

Thank Canyontraveller
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Great beer and food. You get a lot of food, so be hungry. Cute little restaurant and has outdoor seating. Gets kinda noisy because it's next to a busy street, but it's near the PATH, so you get a lot of people watching in. No...More

Thank lucbrut
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We stopped in on Sunday around 2:00. They were serving brunch. I ordered the French toast combo with cheese eggs. It came with the French toast, cheese eggs, fruit and potatoes. Definitely a meal to share quite yummy and it was reasonably priced at $11....More

Thank 4thefamily
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Every time I go here for food, I'm totally disappointed. I would never go back to eat but I will go for drinks. Their sidewalk area is cool to have a drink and just people watch since it has a great vantage point from the...More

1  Thank jatrekker
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I went to this spot for gay pride yesterday August 18 and not only was the food tasted old and cardboard-like but it also made me so sick of my tummy. They called themselves authentic Cuban but it really is authentic garbage. Even the staff...More

1  Thank LuiRP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 1st St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2940
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-659-6100
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