Owner and Chef Chris Siversen of Maritime Parc offers a seasonal menu from Thursdays thru Sundays. Additionally, Maritime Parc also offers a Chef’s Tasting Menu with either a four course or six course selection.
Located on the perimeter of New Jersey’s Liberty Landing Marina, Maritime Parc is a sleek, modern restaurant serving up traditional seafood, in addition to a brunch menu on the weekends.
This classy establishment offers pretty views during the day, and thus I could only imagine how beautiful the space would appear during the evening hours with a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
Come here on Thursday evenings when six oysters, a burger, fries and a glass of wine are just $20.
Bread & Butter: Nothing better than a basket of bread and whipped butter with some sea salt.
Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce: Vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil with pickled onions, roasted pepper, shredded carrots, feta and basil. Delicious appetizer, the pickled onions set this dish apart. Great accompaniment with the bread.
Coffee: Fresh brewed hot coffee. Solid.
Cappuccino: Good, but a little strong.
Blueberry Croissant French Toast: Topped with dried apricot, almond compote and vanilla mascarpone, the apricot and blueberries worked well together with some added crunch from the almonds. The French toast consisted of just the right amount of sweetness, you really don’t need maple syrup for this decadent dish. A must do.
Crab Cake: The Crab Cake sits on a bed of Gribiche Sauce topped with a fried egg and arugula. The Gribiche sauce is typically prepared with eggs, Dijon mustard, olive oil, vinegar and herbs. There were generous portions of crabmeat present in this dish, and although the dish was tasty and unique, it was a tad bit salty for me.
Salmon Burger: Consisted of a Fried Egg, Marinated Beets, Green Onion Mayo. The Salmon Burger was outstanding! Imagine buttery, perfectly cooked salmon with a pale pink interior and chives. This burger had all three elements of sweet, savory and creamy, additionally, the pickled beets perfectly accented the burger. Unique flavors that came together impeccably.
Duck Fat Fries: The Salmon Burger came with a side of duck fries. The Duck Fries were crisp, but they tasted slightly different than your normal fries since they were cooked in duck fat. These fries were just okay for me, but many folks seem to love them.
Mash Potato Rings with Mustard Fondue: Slightly crunchy on the outside and tender mashed potatoes on the inside. The mashed potatoes were good and buttery and the mustard was a nice complement to the potatoes as it took away from the richness of this dish. Normally this side comes with 3 mashed potatoes in an order, however I opted for just one. Definitely, filling.
Crispy String Beans: Slightly crispy and quite oily. The string beans were under seasoned and a bit bland. Off to the side was a smoky flavored Siracha Dipping Sauce which was quite tasty.
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Maritime Parc
COST: $$ (Brunch), $$$ (Dinner)
CUISINE: Contemporary American
FAVORITES: Complimentary Sides | Blueberry Croissant French Toast | Salmon Burger
VERDICT: 4 / 5
For an unbeatable view of the Manhattan skyline, two complimentary starters and reasonable prices during Brunch, Maritime Parc is a great value. The service here is excellent. I had my coffee refilled three times without having to ask even once. The food is good, but also quite rich and heavy. Maritime Parc offers an extensive brunch menu which took me a while to decide what I wanted to eat – always a good thing. My favorites were the Blueberry Croissant French Toast and Salmon Burger, although I regret not trying out the Blueberry Ricotta Doughnuts that everyone online has been raving about.
Food: Very Good | Drinks: Very Good | Décor: Modern/Classy | Service: Attentive/Friendly | Value: Excellent for Brunch
84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ
(Liberty State Park)
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