restaurant reviews

Hoboken needed BBQ
Ribs, tips, and sides sizzle at new Smokin’ Barrel restaurant
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Dec 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 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 | 12 12 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 | 27 27 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 | 42 42 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 | 45 45 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 | 21 21 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 | 19 19 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
Mar 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Looking for a fine dining experience for your family or date? How about a bar where you can hang out and enjoy a variety of tasty tapas offerings? Or maybe an inviting spot to hold a party for 150 ...
Italian with a spin
Due Gemelli Restaurant in West New York offers the classics and more
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Due Gemelli Restaurant, located at 6023 Park Ave. in West New York, is an Italian restaurant with a difference. Owners Ivan Cardenas and Javier Fuentes-Better, best friends since the early 1970s, p...
Famous Hoboken pizza
Benny Tudino’s: Still Saucy at 45
by Jack Silbert
Reporter correspondent
Oct 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
There is such thing as a free lunch. On Sunday, Oct. 20, one of Hoboken’s most well known eateries, Benny Tudino’s at 622 Washington St., celebrates its 45th anniversary. From 11 a.m. till 6 p.m., ...

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