Son Cubano - New Jersey

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1290 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cuban
Our restaurant, Son Cubano is dedicated to a continued exploration of Cuban heritage, art, music, flavors and traditions. The open-air setting, vintage décor, live music, and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline along with a complete menu of modern Cuban influenced dishes and traditional favorites leave a lasting impression.
Live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
What 1290 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent & staff was so kind. Everyone from management to the hosts to the servers were all amazing. Plus the food was delicious! Thank you son cubano for a great night.

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KattyE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

It was better before.the food is terribme now, it is a cuban restaurant its not supposed to be that expensive . I used to go a lot before , now im not going anymore. My friends asked me i told them the same . Food is crazy now

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Diaz11
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place!!!! Our waiter was AMAZING, the food was FANTASTIC and the view was MESMERIZING!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday for my daughter’s 22nd Birthday.

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DrewM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Jose was an awesome waiter. Some of the apps just weren’t good. No one was wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there both experiences were exceptional! I recommend & I will definitely be back.

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vipSinclerFranco
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very good, beautiful, clean and the service is very good and friendly. Social distancing is being respected. The view of Manhattan is awesome.
Front desk could be more friendly, but it’s okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. Everything was perfect. The food was AWESOME! I have no complaints. 5 star service. Our server Raul was outstanding and gave a wonderful recommendation for entrée abd dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience were awesome. However, didn’t like the trickery of the server. We were given options for still or sparkling water, so we opted for still. They didn’t tell us it was an $8 bottle of water that wasn’t listed on the menu. We were expecting regular tap water, which wasn’t given as an option. Normally I’d just discount the tip a bit and call it a day, but then they automatically added the gratuity without telling us. Restaurant was good, but deceptive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was worth every dime. The food was delicious!

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vipGuerraNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but way overpriced and for my small group of 4 they included the gratuity - I've only ever seen that with groups of 6 or more. Thankfully our service was fine and we had no complaints aside from the fact it took us 15 minutes+ to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very nice place but way overpriced for food that not even that good

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El18
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming here! The good and ambiance are great

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ShoneseW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son Cubano is a perfect place to see and be seen. It has a wonder vista of NYC. The waitstaff is attentive. The food is great. The guacamole is calling my name as I type. I cannot wait to go back and have a great time again. The decor is gorgeous. I love it here!

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QuestfortheBest
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, just be prepared for gratuity to be included on the bill ahead of time, ours came out to a little over 16%

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NathalyJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great food. Will truly recommend it.

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Jenny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We wanted to sit outside but were told we had to wait and possibly not be able to sit near the water views. So they sat us indoors instead. The waitress was super friendly. Food was very flavorful.
The food was overpriced.
Lots of people
Beautiful setting
Beautiful views

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was the best. Food was good and definitely will be coming back.

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vipwriter123
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sanitary and clean alongside wonderful service, food and view of the Hudson River and the NYC skyline. Son Cubano has been consistently great over the years.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal brunch menu as my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary month! Chef David Burke has done it again as each dish is rich in taste and creativity but yet light and bright on the palate! Juan, our sever, was so attentive and offered such friendly service. We cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service amazing food Amazing Ambience!! WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK !!

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KatherineMM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my bf on a date and they made sure I got to pay for our meal just as I asked for in advance. The surprise was perfect, food amazing flavor, and service on point. I can’t wait to go back

KM
KMA93
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, food, service were all excellent. The lighting, scenery and view of NY from across the water might it a memorable night as a group to friends dined for a birthday celebration. Would definitely come back again.

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ChefIJG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Heard alot of good things about this restaurant so i decided to book a reservation for a buisness meeting and let me tell you it did not dissapoint ! Im a chef and have been in the industry for a while now so im a bit picky when it comes to dining at restaurants but son cubano will be on my list of my favorite restaurants and where to take anyone to dine at ! Thanks Son Cubano for a great experience, food and atmosphere especially with the view of the city !!

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CeciliaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food came out right away. The services was good but the prices are a bit high.

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MDiva
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was on point, Views amazing & Food was deliciOSO!!

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EsmildrenM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Mi experiencia en Son Cubano no fue buena, primeramente espere 40 minutos por una mesa a pesar de que tenía reservación, segundo, después de la espera me dieron una mesa en el sol, tercero después de media hora me dieron otra mesa y cuarto después que pagamos la cuenta no había pasado ni 10 minutos cuando ya nos fueron a decir que nos temimos que ir. Además de que mi carro me lo rayaron parqueandolo, la comida poca y muy cara en fin en realidad solo venden la vista que se ve mas nada. No lo recomiendo a nadie. Muy mala experiencia.
My experience at Son Cubano was not good, firstly I waited 40 minutes for a table even though I had a reservation, secondly, after waiting they gave me a table in the sun, third after half an hour they gave me another table and fourth after that We paid the bill and it had not been 10 minutes when they told us that we were afraid to leave. In addition to the fact that my car was scratched while parking it, the food is little and very expensive, in fact, they only sell the view that is more nothing. I do not recommend to anybody. Very bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view!!!!!

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OliverZZ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, the crew was on point, kind and attentive, and professional. The ambience was the right mix of classy, Latin, and festive.

MM
MariaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My steak caMe out PERFECT!! But the rice under was cold. Drinks AMAZING Cuban sandwich came out very greasy and the bread soggy.

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CharlesS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All was excellent from valet to hostess, seating request was honored fully. Arrived early and was seated immediately. Hostess was friendly and pleasant. Wish I had tipped her. Ambiance and view was superb. This is the place to be seen and to show out. You pay for it for sure. Other places offer food and drink as good or better for much less. But the expense keeps the clientele at a high level so it’s worth it. The energy is great. One complaint. The bathroom had the music blaring, but the outside seating area had no music at all. Needed even low volume Cuban music. That should have been a must to complete the atmosphere.

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Grace
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I was very excited to go to Son Cubano especially after being stuck at home for so many months and losing my mom to COVID. However i think that the fact that the restaurant is popular has gotten to the owner and managers head and they forgot that if you are charging an obligatory 25% tip they should cater to patrons a little bit better. I had made reservations and when we got there the weather took a turn and it got windy an about 30 minutes later started to drizzle. The manager was being asked if there were umbrellas to cover the tables oh forgot to mention only one section of the restaurant had umbrellas, anyways his response was that we should check the weather before we leave the house. $180 later we basically swallowed our food under the rain never go offered another table; when we asked for our car we noticed there were two tables for two available on the side of the restaurant. You would think that if you see a nicely dressed couple that is ordering apps, drinks and entrees management would have had the courtesy to offer us one of those tables! A ruined Saturday night thank you Son Cubano for ruining what was supposed to be a special night out with my husband after months of mourning and sadness.

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Carmen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had great service but the portions of their dishes has gone down substantially which is really sad since Hispanic dishes especially Cuban have been known for its quantity. Their prices have also gone up. I do have to say their crab cake balls were really good

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DamallyM
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

food was ok, wasn’t worth the money but the view is amazing. I asked for my steak to be medium it was well done. when i told the waiter he took it back but someone else came and told me it was the proper temperature so they weren’t going to change it. Didn’t like that at all and portions were small . Overall your paying for the ambiance other then that it’s nothing special.

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VenusR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t get enough to enjoy the food and feel the breeze of the river while dining. The receptionist Melissa is always cordial, such a great asset of Son Cubano 👌 I met the restaurant manager , Bryan. Equally as well very professional. I noticed him entertained every guests 👌
Every staff are attentive. Quick service!!! I highly recommend this place. I requested Bryan to bring back “Calamari “ in their menu 😍
Again, parking is not an issue. Their valet service is excellent!!! Can’t wait to visit again!!!!

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MarisolV
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been going there for years. The server was amazing. But there must’ve been only about 5 tables. Our order was simple. 3 churrascos. 45 min wait. It wasn’t that great. I believe they changed the plate because for the first time I was not a fan of the food. Too pricey for what they give. And on top of that an 18% gratuity INCLUDED on the check! Don’t think I’ll be going back in a long time.

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CarlosP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like it so much! Thank you guys for everthing. I come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday. Everything was great, with the new restrictions because of the pandemic and all it was still amazing. The only issue was there was no music due to the residential building noise control to better the ambiance but either way the food, service and environment was great. Would definitely recommend!

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MariaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time dining outdoors. Service was great and they were attentive and accommodating

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vipannxxxxxxx
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. Not accommodating since my husband is allergic to cilantro and they were not able to offer even guac without it. most restaurants do

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Son Cubano - New Jersey does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Son Cubano - New Jersey also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 399-2020 ext. 2.

Son Cubano - New Jersey is rated 4.4 stars by 1290 OpenTable diners.

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