Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Congress Station Coffee and The Draper Are Now Open

We've been on a roll of new spots opening around Jersey City and now we've got two more to add to the list.

Congress Station, a new coffee shop at 589 Palisade Ave in Jersey City Heights, opened last week. They're serving Intelligentsia coffee, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and pastries and baked goods from local Union City bakery, Tisserie (who also have a location in Manhattan). Their hours are from 7am to 3pm on weekdays and 8am-3pm on weekends.

Also recently opened is The Draper, formerly known as Park & Sixth Gastropub. The Draper, 247 Washington Street, was inspired by Dorothy Draper and is a cocktail bar with a mix of a rock and roll and speakeasy feel that serves dinner and has a game room downstairs. The menu seems relatively similar to a lot of what we've seen at Chef Brian Dowling's other restaurants (Park & Sixth, Dullboy) but the cocktail list has been expanded and drinks all seem to run around $12. Right now, they're open from 5pm until around 1am every day except Sunday.


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  1. I like the chef here, but The Drapers debut menu is really terrible. Complicated for complicated's sake is not what JC wants or needs. They need to edit it asap before they lose any business.

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    1. I haven't tried the food yet, so I can't really say, but I was a little baffled by some of the descriptions I saw. Brian Dowling has often displayed a tendency to go for over the top and indulgent menu items, but some of these seemed especially so.

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  2. I live near the new coffee shop and am so glad to have a little coffee/breakfast stop that so many people can walk to! No driving to DD or down to Hoboken when we can now support a JC small business. Hooray!

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    1. Agreed! It's definitely a good location and something the neighborhood wants. So far, all reports have been really positive which is great.

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