Michael Anthony's

Jersey City , NJ


502 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, NJ US 07310 (map)




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Michael Anthony's is located in Jersey City on the Newport Marina Pier. We offer a brand new banquet room complete with accomodations for up to 250 sit down guests, dance floor and stage... Read more
Michael Anthony's is located in Jersey City on the Newport Marina Pier. We offer a brand new banquet room complete with accomodations for up to 250 sit down guests, dance floor and stage area. Read less
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I realize that this is a wedding website, but I am reviewing the venue based on my experience throwing my wife's 60 Birthday Celebration with 100 of our family and friends.

To see my full letter to management, please go to my review on YELP here http://www.yelp.com/biz/michael-anthony-jersey-city#hrid:osdesOxPV3-egUl21G4VWg

Below are the highlights from my letter to management:

My 100 guests and I were certainly disappointed with the food. The pork and the chicken dishes were served room temperature even though they're supposed to be hot dishes. They were also tasteless, bland and definitely overcooked as they were both rubbery. Not to mention, when the food did run out (the pork loin was never replenished), it took very long to have anything replenished. I'm not sure if the wait staff notified the kitchen too late when the food was running low or if the kitchen was simply too slow. The food, including the kids meals, were terrible and very delayed. I know all the kids were eating much later than the adults and they were only served because my daughter had to tell two different people to bring out the kids meal. She ended up waiting by the kitchen door until they were served.

All we were given was "we can't" instead of "let me see what we can do".

Overall, we felt if things couldn't be fixed like the microphone, they would be ignored. Or, if something needed to be done, we had to bring it to the attention of the staff. For instance, when the food needed to be replenished or when people would need forks because they were cleared. These are tasks that if someone had been paying attention, we wouldn't have to be running all over the place in order to get it done. There were even times were when we needed someone and no one was on the floor to help.
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We had booked our post-wedding brunch here for 40 people from 10:30-12:30. Lora and Ashley were quite responsive via email before the brunch and we expected everything to go well....

We arrived at 10.30 am. The place was locked.
A server came to the door and then opened it after we had stood in the hot sun for over 5 minutes with my 84 year old grandmother.

The food was not ready to be served until more than 15-30 minutes after we first came. Coffee was not ready until people had finished eating brunch. The staff said they were still brewing it. It should have been ready at the out set! The servers poured water for some and then disappeared, leaving no other drinks out for the taking. Juices came around 11, which we had to go get our selves.
We had to ask them to set out cream cheese, butter and such for the bagels. The bagels were stale.

This was a BAD experience with worse service. Even the lovely ambiance did not make up for our disastrous experience.

My ratings:
for the food - zero
for the service - minus ten
My embarrassment - ten

After the fact we emailed Lora, Ashley and copied the general manager with our comments, asking them to investigate and let us know their side of the story. They never responded. That's what I call bad customer service. I would never even go here for a beer again - I suggest you stay away.
Services Used: Catering
Words can not express how great they made my wedding, We had both ceremony and reception there. The place accomidated all of our needs. They helped us with everything and made our dream a reality. I truly felt like a queen on my special day because of them. The food was beyond amazing. Our families are still talking about the food and venue till today. The chef was great. He sat with us helped us and made us a menu to die for. It was a dream come true. They prices are great. I love them and still keep incontact with them till today. It was worth every penny and more.
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We are so incredibly happy that we chose Michael Anthony's for our wedding reception...absolutely incredible! We searched for several months, and almost decided to elope because of being unable to find a reception hall in the NYC/NJ area that would have decent food, not look like a typical hall, and not put us in debt while trying to attain these things. They are so easy to work with, and were so helpful in giving us what we wanted, and staying in our budget. There were things we didn't have money in our budget for, but Michael Anthony's worked with us, and we got everything we wanted. We've dined there before, but were worried about how the food would be in trying to get 80+ plates out...it was fantastic, and everyone raved about the food and service from the cocktail hour until our Venetian Table. The chef himself came out to the tables to make sure that everyone was happy, and for one of our guests who doesn't like ravioli at all, the chef brought him a plate of pasta with red sauce without hesitation. If you are considering a wedding in the Jersey City/NYC area, you cannot pass up Michael Anthony's for not only the value, the view of New York City, but the food, and the service. Thank you Chef Anthony, Chris, and Laura, for the best day of our lives, and a reception that our friends and family can't stop talking about.
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