If being one of the best restaurants in the mile-square city wasn't enough, Court Street has introduced an impressive prix fix menu, complete with a wine selection and a variety of entrees. To enjoy it, you must come early during the week.
Located on the corner of Sixth and Court streets in Hoboken, Court Street Bar and Restaurant, has been offering an excellent early bird special for the past few months. The amazing deal includes three courses, for $12.95.
In the 22 year history of the establishment, Court Street has been picking up momentum with its award-winning wine list, the very popular Wednesday night Lobsterfest and now the prix fix menu.
The early bird menu is offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. On Wednesday. Mondays they offer a Prime Rib special. The early bird is full of variety, although all choices are fixed except for three, which change daily. The remarkable pork chop entrée, comes with a choice of soup and dessert, which is prepared by the chef each day.
Another reason to take advantage of the prix fix at Street is its shelves of terrific red and white wines to take home for $20 a bottle. Last year the restaurant received the Grand Award from Wine Spectator.
Wines can be enjoyed in the expansive tranquil dining room or at the hip casual bar, both with a relaxed atmosphere and large windows overlooking quiet coble-stoned Court Street. The bar offers 50 percent off all drinks on Friday and Saturday after 11 p.m. With exquisite food and drinks, it's no wonder patrons regularly come back for more.
More red wine, please
For starters, I began the prix fix experience with the house wine Costal Ridge, California 2001 Merlot ($5.50/glass), an excellent choice. The wine list has a large variety, and the choices also widens with use of the full bar.
For an appetizer I tried fried calamari and the soup of the day, which was chicken rice. Each was a good size portion. The soup was made well with plenty of chicken and rice.
For an entrée I tried the pork chops. They were prepared in a burgundy sauce with roasted and mashed potatoes and snow peas. The potatoes were worth the visit by themselves. I finished the potatoes, both varieties, even though I usually leave plenty of veggies on my plate at the end of dinner. The sauce was sweet and kept the pork chop moist. I also tried the shrimp scampi, served with linguini. It was juicy and beautifully presented.
When it came time for dessert, I tried the fudge brownie served with vanilla ice cream and Chocolate Grand Marnier sauce. The brownie was big, with a very impressive chocolate taste. I definitely recommend this dessert. I also tried the cheesecake, which was also very delicious.
Court Street is located is located at 61 Sixth St. in Hoboken. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The bar stays open until 3 a.m. on weekends. For information call (201) 795-4515 or visit www.courtstreet.com. q