A few weeks ago, I crossed the Hudson River to Jersey City, NJ for dinner at Thirty Acres. Only a few blocks from the PATH train at Grove Street station, the restaurant is easily accessible from Manhattan and located in a cute neighborhood perfect for walking around as you wait for your table. (Thirty Acres doesn’t take reservations for smaller groups. I recommend getting to the area before the restaurant opens to be among the first group seated.)
When my boyfriend and I had dinner there, I ordered the Arctic char, which tastes similar to salmon and comes with plums, cherry tomatoes, fava beans and lettuce in a spicy jalapeno mayo. For dessert, we got a sweet and savory olive oil cake. The restaurant’s menu changes frequently and we hope to go back and try more options soon.
Although the prices at Thirty Acres are a little more expensive than we would usually spend on a meal, the food’s quality is worth the splurge and comes with a more subdued and friendly atmosphere than the restaurant’s Manhattan equivalents.