Hoboken + Jersey City Spots where you’re most likely to meet a celebrity
Located a short train ride from New York, Hoboken and Jersey City often attract many celebrities. It doesn’t hurt that some of the best food and drink in the Tri-State area can also be found here in Hudson County, making stars want to come and satisfy the palettes with high-quality, mouth-watering meals, luxury hotel stays, and more. If you’re looking to track down your favorite athlete, actor, musician or reality TV star, we’ve rounded up where to find celebrities in Hoboken and Jersey City. Read on to learn more about Hollywood celebrities popping up in Hudson County.
At Augustin’s | 1104 Washington Street
Photographs of celebrities adorn the walls of this downtown Hoboken restaurant. From Kim Kardashian and the Jonas Brothers to NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, celebrities flock to Augustino’s for authentic Italian cuisine. The small restaurant is often full for a reason, with food so good that people from all over the tri-state area travel to enjoy pastas, appetizers and more.
At Benny Tudino’s | 622 Washington Street
Like Augustino’s, photos of celebrities hang on the walls of this downtown Hoboken pizzeria, including a photo of current President Joe Biden. Celebrities enjoy the biggest slice of the state, to say the least. The pizzeria is open late, and the slices and pies can be customized, so celebrities can get exactly what they’re looking for.
Blue eyes | 525 Sinatra Drive
Authentic Italian dishes pay homage to Hoboken-born celebrity Frank Sinatra at Blue Eyes. 360-degree windows provide views of the park and skyline, and freshly prepared meals have drawn celebrities like Sting to Hoboken’s waterfront. Grab pizza or pasta and dine like the celebrities do, all in front of a Hoboken sunset.
Del Frisco’s | 221 River Street
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Waterfront views and mouth-watering steaks attract celebrities like basketball legend Dennis Rodman to Del Frisco’s. The steakhouse is known throughout the region for having some of the best high-end dishes in town, and famous people will take notice. Come for the view and stay for the view at this upscale steakhouse.
Dino + Harry’s | 163 14th street
This iconic uptown steakhouse even served as a film set. Athletes, actors and reality TV stars find themselves enjoying the mouth-watering steak and fine wines. The building dates from the late 1800s and many original details are still present in the space.
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green rock | 70 Hudson Street
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The New York Giants like quarterback Daniel Jones have been known to visit Green Rock. A legend in Hoboken for over a decade, this bar underwent a refurbishment a few years ago, making it an ideal destination for football season. Toss napkins and dance to electronic tunes while rubbing elbows with footballing legends at this downtown bar.
Pier 13 | 1301 Sinatra Drive
Reality stars, athletes, and celebrities flock to this outdoor dining spot. Take in sweeping city views, enjoy a sunny day, and munch on tacos and sweets while celebrity watching. It is the ideal summer destination.
The Pig + Parrot | 77 Hudson Street
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If you’re a New Jersey Devils fan, stop by this bustling bar, just steps from the PATH, and snap all the pictures of current Devils players, including captain Nico Hischier and superstar Jack Hughes. If you are lucky, you will catch the real guys in front of their portraits, enjoying the nights off in this bar. Step out in Taylor Swift and watch varsity sports surrounded by hockey pros.
The W Hotel | 225 River Street
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When celebrities are in town, they often stay at the prestigious W Hotel to enjoy New York’s skyline views and high-end amenities. It’s close enough to town to easily get there, but also close enough to New Jersey movie venues, making it a great and accessible destination. Relax in the lobby or grab a bite to eat in the hotel restaurant and get noticed by celebrities.
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Battello | 502 Washington Street
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Come for the food and stay for the view – both of the waterfront and of the celebrities who come from far and wide to dine at Battello, one of Jersey City’s most famous Italian restaurants. Chef Ryan DePersio’s creations draw large crowds, and reality stars, musicians, and actresses can be seen enjoying the restaurant and event space.
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Hyatt Regency Hotel | 2 Place of exchange
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This hotel has a great location, high class reputation and many celebrities. There are tons of amenities, including a gym, room service, and a fitness center, so there’s no shortage of luxury. Celebrities appearing in New York often choose the Hyatt Regency to spend a few nights.
Liberty House | 76 Audrey Zapp Drive
Again, it’s the views that draw the stars and locals to Liberty House. There’s a private dining space and event venue, and reality stars and local actors for filming meet at Liberty House, ready to dine on risotto, sushi, and more. It’s a landmark for good reason.
Raza | 275 – 277 Grove Street
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With a reputation for being the best pizza in New Jersey, it’s no wonder Razza is getting celebrity attention. Actress Marisa Tomei and celebrity chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay were all seen dining on the Artigian pizza. You know it’s good pizza when world famous chefs sit down to enjoy it.
UFC gymnasium | 300 Coles Street
Once the place where Justin Bieber trained, local celebrities often stop by UFC Gym to get a sweat. Whether they’re local or in town for a special occasion, this gym offers stars quality instructors and plenty of space for physical activity.
The Westin Hotel | 479 Washington Blvd.
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Another upscale accommodation, The Westin gives celebrities easy access to Manhattan while still maintaining some privacy. Many stars base themselves at the Westin while filming or spending long periods in New York, so the lobby could prove a worthy spot for star-watching.