Owners of Millburn’s Acclaimed Common Lot Opening New Restaurant Called Byrd in Hoboken

Byrd 800 Jackson Street Hoboken
Byrd is opening in a space at 800 Jackson Street in Hoboken. Image via Ripco Real Estate.

A large restaurant space that hasn’t had the best luck in terms of keeping the lights on has just secured a high-profile tenant as the team behind Common Lot will be opening a new eatery called Byrd in western Hoboken.

Chef Ehren Ryan, along with his wife and business partner Nadine, are bringing their latest endeavor to the ground floor of 800 Jackson Street. The large space, which seats approximately 100 and features an outdoor dining area for the warmer months, is situated next to the 9th Street station on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail.

Michael Plesnitzer from DVN Commercial Real Estate helped secure the deal, which includes a full liquor license.

Byrd Hoboken Menu
Image courtesy of Common Lot.

“We are super excited to be opening our second restaurant in Hoboken,” Chef Ryan wrote on Instagram. “We can’t wait to meet the community there and share our globally inspired food.”

For those uninitiated with Common Lot in Millburn, the restaurant opened about seven years ago to rave reviews. A New York Times review highlighted Chef Ryan’s work at Michelin-starred restaurants in London as an inspiration to Common Lot’s global cuisine.

“We hope Byrd will be both the ‘local place’ to get a great meal for the family, as well as a destination restaurant both taking advantage of easy access via the light rail and the nearby multi-story car park,” said Chef Ryan in an announcement of the move.

The cuisine at Byrd will be relaxed, global and fun with a seasonally rotating menu. In a first for the Ryans, their Hoboken restaurant will sport a full bar with a focused wine selection from both the new and old worlds.

Studio 1200, who worked on Common Lot’s space, will be helming the interior design. Byrd is opening to opening sometime during the first quarter of 2024 and can be followed on Instagram at the handle @byrd.nj.

The 800 Jackson location has had a rough go of it over the years. The most recent tenant, a restaurant named Sangria, opened and closed within a year.

That run was a marked improvement over the previous restaurant, a gastropub called Privé. That eatery was in business for less than two weeks, which must be some kind of Hoboken record.

The new leaf Byrd is hoping to turn over for the block includes a planned resiliency park that is in the works for a property directly across the street from the future restaurant.


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