restaurant reviews

Dishes that are different
From ‘taco pizza’ to ‘poached prawns,’ foodies love experimental edibles
by Marilyn Baer
Reporter Staff Writer
Apr 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 591 591 recommendations | email to a friend
First there were the ever-present rainbow bagels that took over social media, then it was the recent black “Goth ice cream.” Now, national TV has seized on a Hoboken-based craze -- the “taco pizza”...
‘Trust me’
Honshu offers a very special sushi experience
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 846 846 recommendations | email to a friend
Omakase means, roughly,“trust me” in Japanese. For most part, it is a colloquial Japanese phrase used in regular conversation as a response to a routine requests such as “hail me a cab.” But in fin...
Elegant waterfront dining
Extensive menu of unique dishes at Molos, with a skyline view
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Jun 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 912 912 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether you’re bringing your family, trying to impress a date, hosting an event, or just want to sit at a bar where you can sample an extensive wine list and appetizers while gazing at the Manhatta...
Hoboken needed BBQ
Ribs, tips, and sides sizzle at new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 1082 1082 recommendations | email to a friend
The manager and owners of the new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant on Willow Avenue thought that Hoboken needed a good barbecue joint, so they started one in September, filling the menu with succulent bee...
It’s fresh at Baja!
Dozens of Tex-Mex dishes and juicy margaritas in uptown Hoboken
by Caren Matzner
Reporter staff writer
Oct 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1233 1233 recommendations | email to a friend
Out of the handful of Mexican restaurants in Hoboken, none emphasizes their fresh ingredients the way Baja does – and they’ve got plenty to brag about, including a wide variety of Tex-Mex dishes, m...
Still going strong
Ibby’s Falafel offers a great menu at a great price
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1031 1031 recommendations | email to a friend
When Ibby’s Falafel closed down for renovation in 2007, many people in the neighborhood feared it would never reopen. The eatery had become such a fundamental part of the neighborhood that people e...
‘Cooking like our grandmas did’
Rosticeria da Gigi on Washington Street offers nostalgic, classic menu
by Dean DeChiaro
Reporter staff writer
May 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1067 1067 recommendations | email to a friend
It was 1985, and Mark Bogdanos was driving overnight from France to Livorno, Italy. He arrived at his hotel late, and he was hungry. The valet directed him to the local trattoria around the corner,...
Bucking tradition
From naan pizzas to fennel lamb chops, Matt and Meera provides hip twist on Indian American food
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
May 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1172 1172 recommendations | email to a friend
Matt and Meera, the Indian American restaurant on central Washington Street in Hoboken, doesn’t use curry in any of its Indian dishes. While the spice is traditional in some Indian food, Matt and M...
Gourmet Italian American meals in center of town
Delicious twists on pasta, seafood, chops, appetizers at Otto Strada
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1105 1105 recommendations | email to a friend
With unique twists on upscale Italian/American dishes, the new restaurant Otto Strada on Park Avenue has been bustling with hungry patrons who have heard about it through word of mouth since it ope...
A&W looking to become ‘Bayonne’s hometown steakhouse’
Go-to place for great food, great parties, and great place to gather
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1214 1214 recommendations | email to a friend
A&W Restaurant manager James Leo said he wants his place to be “Bayonne’s Steakhouse,” and it may very well be on its way there. Tucked into the middle of the block on Avenue C between 19th and 20t...

Food for all occasions
90 Park is many restaurants in one
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer

Famous Hoboken pizza
Benny Tudino’s: Still Saucy at 45
by Jack Silbert
Reporter correspondent

All in the family
Bella Sorrellas provides classic menu with flair
by By Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

More than just pizza
Goodfella’s has good eats
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer