A hint of Maine in the heart of Jersey City

Liberty House is a beautiful property in the even more beautiful Liberty State Park.

Lobster dinner with city views? Yes, please! Having just come from a trip to the mid-coast of Maine, this was the perfect way to ease out of vacation mode.

Liberty House is a beautiful property in the even more beautiful Liberty State Park. As we walked in, we were promptly escorted to a seat facing the New York City skyline. With views of both Liberty Tower and the Statue of Liberty, you’d be hard pressed to find a restaurant in Jersey City with better views. The sky turned light shades of pink and an acoustic duo laid the soundtrack for the evening, starting with a pretty rendition of Pink Floyd.

Chilled Maine lobster cocktail.

Course by course, the lobster dinner unfolded starting with a chilled Maine lobster cocktail. Sprinkled with flake salt and paired with a bright pinot grigio, it was my favorite course of the meal.

The lobster scallop duet.

Second came a lobster scallop duet, perfectly grilled and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. This course was made more spectacular with a visit to the executive chef, Ken Trickilo, who graciously welcomed me into his kitchen. It was quite a scene as each dish was expertly plated. The energy was high — it was obvious that everyone took great pride in the food they were serving.

The third and final lobster dish was a fun play on surf-n-turf.

Dessert was a traditional lobster tail pastry.

The third and final lobster dish was a fun play on the surf-n-turf that we all know and love. And as no dinner is complete without dessert, we ended on a sweet note with a more traditional lobster tail pastry; a fancier take on the little Italy staple.

Dinner wound down and the table engaged in fun conversation — it felt as if we were sitting with a group of friends. The sun had set completely and the city skyline twinkled in the night. But, for a moment in time, right in the heart of Jersey City, we were transported to the coast of Maine.