87 Sussex Delivers Fine Dining Without Borders in Jersey City 

by Tom Lavecchia
87 sussex

87 Sussex is a fine dining restaurant in the heart of Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood. The restaurant offers globally spanning flavors which are defined by expert technique and a commitment to local produce. 

The operation is led by Executive Chef Brian Walter, a culinary mastermind with a passion for creating dishes that showcase the best of American cuisine. Chef Walter has an impressive culinary background, having worked in some of the top kitchens in New York City and New Jersey. His expertise shines through in every dish that leaves the kitchen, and his commitment to using only the freshest ingredients ensures that every bite is a delight.

Our meal at 87 Sussex began with a trio of starters that set the tone for the rest of the evening. The Oysters and Pearls, a dish featuring freshly shucked oysters and a dollop of caviar, was a decadent delight—offering the height of luxury ingredients.

Bluefin tuna, Crispy Sushi Rice, Baby Mache, Avocado, Sesame Soy Reduction, Ponzu Vinaigrette, Wasabi Crème | 87 Sussex

The Escargot Wontons, a creative take on the classic French dish, were rich and buttery, with a perfect balance of flavors. And the Ox and Egg, a dish featuring tender oxtail and a perfectly cooked egg, was a revelation in flavor-making and technique.

For our main courses, we opted for the Barramundi and the Braised Short Rib. The Barramundi featured fresh cockles, preserved peppers, tomato, broccolini, braised scallions, and saffron bouillon. It was a masterclass in flavors and textures that featured an array of fresh, vibrant ingredients. The fish was cooked to perfection, and the accompanying sauce added a depth of flavor that elevated it to new heights. 

The Braised Short Rib, a dish featuring Barolo braised beef ribs, white sweet potato mousseline, Chinese long bean, and Vidalia onion crown, was a hearty and comforting delight. The beef was tender and flavorful, and the accompanying sweet potato and beans added a nice contrast in texture.

Chocolate Turtle Cake and Sorbet with Berry | 87 Sussex

Throughout our meal, the service was attentive and knowledgeable, with our server happy to answer any questions we had about the menu. The atmosphere was refined and relaxed, with a focus on natural light and modern aesthetics. The restaurant has a smart casual dress code and offers a full bar with a wide selection of drinks.

87 Sussex is a premier dining destination in Jersey City, specializing in global cuisine defined by local flair. Diners can’t get enough of this formula, which aims to impress even the most sophisticated of palates. With Chef Brian Walter at the helm, 87 Sussex is smooth sailing up the ranks of Jersey City’s best.

About the Author/s

All posts

Tom is a lifelong New Jersey resident, Rutgers and FDU alumni and the publisher of The Digest.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Yes, I would like to receive emails from The Digest Online. Sign me up!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: New Jersey Digest. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact