Jacob's Restaurant

$$ • Haitian

80 Mt Vernon Pl, Newark
(973) 373-2939


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Jacob's Restaurant

This is the best Haitian food I've ever had in the U.S. I lived in Haiti for a few years, and this food took me back. We got there toward closing time so they had sold out of some other things by the time we got there, but our party ordered some of everything they had: rice and beans, legim (stewed eggplant), griot (fried pork), fried chicken, fried turkey, and fried plantains. Everything was perfect: perfectly seasoned (not too salty, as many Haitian places in the US make...read full review

This resturant has now become one of great favorites in NJ. For tourists like me, it's located in a part of town that doesn't appear to be the safest i.e. late evening, best to try during daylight hours. The food was well worth the drive! Full of flavor, authentic Haitian food, wonderful desserts with a variety of Haitian homemade drinks to choose from. My son was in love with his dish, he even ate all of his beets. Staff members were friendly-welcoming.

The food I recently had from this place disgusting and an embarrassment to Haiti. It seems to be under new ownership because the ambiance of the place is different. This place use to have some of the best Haitian food in New Jersey. I don't know what happened. I relocated back to New Jersey and was warned that the food was bad. I should have listened. This food went in the garbage. It was not even good enough for my dig to eat. It tasted old and looked like a science project....read full review

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Monday 9AM - 8PM
Tuesday 9AM - 8PM
Wednesday 9AM - 8PM
Thursday 9AM - 8PM
Friday 9AM - 8PM
Saturday 9AM - 8PM
Sunday 9AM - 7PM

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