If you’re looking for a city full of restaurants, bars, and picturesque views of NYC, Hoboken, New Jersey is the place to be.
Located along the Hudson River, Hoboken is perfect for anyone who loves the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle but doesn’t care to subject to it 24/7. Those who live in Hoboken typically take advantage of all that New York City has to offer (job opportunities; endless shopping; exquisite cuisine; broadway shows) while having a quieter escape that’s still buzzing with city-like benefits. And, yes, I’m including myself in this equation. And, yes, if you think I’m trying to sell you on why Hoboken is one of the best cities to live in, you’d be correct.
Nonetheless, today we’re rounding up all of our favorite Hoboken food spots for date night, GNO, or a day with the ‘rents.
Best Brunch Spots:
Elysian Cafe – If you’re big on avocado toast like me, you’re in luck. They make something so simple taste so deluxe. 10/10 would recommend the hollandaise sauce too.
Coco Havana – In the mood for some Latin cuisine? Coco Havana’s bottomless brunch does NOT disappoint. I was thoroughly impressed by their vast selection – an egg lover’s dream. I really liked the huevos rancheros.
House of ‘Que – A barbecue hotspot, House of ‘Que’s Smokehouse Breakfast Tacos are just what you need after a late night out with the girls. You can also order a fresh fruit cup or a granola parfait if you aren’t in the mood for something heavy.
Amanda’s Restaurant – Amanda’s is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for good food and an antique vibe. This quaint little restaurant makes you feel like you’re back in your grandparents’ dining room. I recommend the french toast if you have a sweet tooth – it comes with caramelized peaches and whipped cream!
Best Dinner Spots:
O’Nieals – A favorite date night destination of mine. Although they don’t take reservations, I still suggest trying to get a table, even if you have to wait a little while. Their french onion soup is out of this world, and so is the O’Nieal’s Famous burger. There’s also a location in SoHo.
Zack’s Oak Bar and Restaurant– A similar vibe to O’Nieal’s, Zack’s does indeed have a massive oak bar and killer penne vodka. The drink menu has something for everyone as well.
Brass Rail– A local fan-favorite. I am obsessed with their Burrata Margherita pizza – who doesn’t love fresh mozzarella and basil pesto?!
Sushi Lounge – This is my go-to sushi spot. It’s just a short walk from the PATH/train stations, which is a plus during these long winter months. I like to start with some edamame while I wait for my Ebiten and Fantasy rolls. There’s another location in Morristown, NJ.
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