One of Jersey City’s more unique eateries on Baldwin Avenue is moving on down, so to speak, as the Thai-inspired Pr&ince restaurant will soon be taking up residence Downtown at 80 Wayne Street.
Pr&ince, which first opened in late 2015, operates out of a modest, unmarked storefront in the shadow of the Hudson County Courthouse at 311 Baldwin Avenue. The restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine, but has a menu showing influences of other Asian flavors from India and China.
The no-frills restaurant features unique décor like a chalkboard that diners are encouraged to sign. The food has garnered rave reviews from those that have found it, and the menu at Pr&ince includes salads, rice bowls, and several unique varieties of pad Thai sporting mix-ins like curry chicken, barbeque pork belly or crab cake with spicy sriracha mayonnaise.
Drinks they dub “cereal blenders” complement the eats, which feature combinations like pumpkin and cauliflower milk, red bean and soy milk, and Thai iced tea with rice milk. Those concoctions and more will be heading to a Wayne Street storefront between Jersey Avenue and Barrow Street, to a spot that formerly housed a neighborhood bodega.
Pr&ince has been closed the last week and “announced” their move with a simple sign outside of their old storefront, telling customers they hope to open their Wayne Street spot as soon as possible. Some work has begun at their new digs, and it looks like the restaurant will be coming to the neighborhood very soon.