Light Horse Tavern


North America, United States, Hudson County

Light Horse Tavern is a restaurant located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Restored from an 1850s tavern, the building served as a speakeasy during Prohibition in the United States. Founders Bill Gray and Ron Smith named the restaurant after Henry Lee III, known as "Light Horse Harry", a historical figure from the American Revolution. Its first chef was Ian Topper-Kapitan; he was replaced in 2007 by Marcos Costas. Reception of the restaurant included multiple favorable reviews in The Jersey Journal, the New Jersey section of The New York Times, and New Jersey Monthly.