Are Top Chefs Really Fleeing New York for Jersey City? Move over, New York. Jersey City is fighting to become one of the culinary hotspots of the Northeast. But will they succeed? It’s tough to tell, but several chef alums from well-known restaurants in New York like Eleven Madison Park, Momofuku Noodle Bar, Allen & Delancey, and Pork Slope, have made the move to Jersey City to open their own restaurants across the river.