Terra E Mare, which translates to “Land and Sea,” is Jersey City’s newest upscale restaurant. This highly anticipated venue is located on the ground floor of Hudson House by Landmark in Port Liberté at 2 Chapel Avenue, which serves as an event space for weddings. The entire building, which sits right on the edge of the Hudson River, is straight out of a movie. Think – luxury, modern meets rustic vibes on the outside and sleek, upscale vibes on the inside. Read on to learn more about Terra E Mare and Hudson House in Jersey City.
What to expect at Terra E Mare
The restaurant is large. When guests enter the building, they are greeted by a dry aging room and a two-level aquarium of live lobsters and shellfish, which immediately sets the mood for the experience. Then, continuing down the hallway and entering the main room, one has a view of the entire space thanks to the open floor plan. The open kitchen and raw bar sit on the left, and a large amount of tables line the room from left to right with a full wraparound bar located on the right side. Beyond the bar, the main outdoor dining section of the restaurant awaits.
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(Photo credit: Terra E Mare)
Normally, we would have said that the breathtaking panoramic view of the horizon (we mean, full view, including Lady Liberty herself) is the best part of the new restaurant, but once you’ve tried the food, you’ll agree it’s the star of the show that will keep locals coming back for more. All thanks to Executive Chef David C. Felton. Chef David is a seasoned chef with many years of experience working for Landmark Events.
The reason behind the name “land and sea” is that Terra E Mare specializes in meats and seafood with an Italian twist.
HG had a chance to sample menu items from the menu, and it did not disappoint. Customers can expect beautifully presented entrees like whole grilled octopus, grilled shrimp, whole roast sea bass, several cuts of beef, and plenty of choices for vegetarians. There is a full raw bar daily, with both East and West Coast oysters available. The Piccolo Mare and Grande Mare are seafood tower-style appetizer platters with a selection of the freshest catches of the day.
About Hudson House + its event rooms
While event rooms are available for any type of celebration, weddings have once been the popular events held there, and for good reason.
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Just above Terra E Mare are two separate reception rooms. The Grand Ballroom boasts cathedral ceilings, magnificent chandeliers, a bar, wrap-around porch and, of course, views of the Manhattan skyline.
The Hudson Room also has a bar, wraparound porch, and shares the same views.
There is also an outdoor area and a garden, perfect for a wedding ceremony on a hot summer day.
The on-site private bridal and groomsmen suites are ideally located for the bridal party to prepare for the big day.
It’s a place you’ll want to see for yourself.