Spanish tapas bar Raval , (136 Newark Ave, off of Grove) is set to have their grand opening on Wednesday, May 27th and their ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 29th at 5pm. Run by Restaurant Development Group, the owners of Satis Bistro, this is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year (at least by me) and the team behind it has been hard at work over the past several months, getting everything ready, creating mosaics, putting up art, and finalizing the menus.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week with brunch on the weekends ($1 drinks!) and they'll also be a much-needed addition to the late night dining scene in Jersey City, serving dinner until 11:00pm and a special late night menu until 1:00 am. Reservations are recommended and the hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 3pm-2am
Saturday: 11am-3am (Brunch 11am -3pm)
Sunday: 11am-2am (Brunch 11am -3pm)
Lounge – Thurs-Sun, 10pm-close
Raval will be serving Spanish-inspired tapas made with fresh local ingredients and they'll have a wide variety of drinks including several house-made sangrias, a special gin and tonic menu, and an extensive Spanish wine list. They will have seating both upstairs and downstairs, with the lounge downstairs featuring late night entertainment and music after dinner.
Congratulations and best of luck to Raval!