• *Must-Try* Fall Menu Items in Hoboken + Jersey City

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    PSLs are definitely a fall essential, but when autumn flavors are incorporated in hearty meals — well, we just have to check them out. A ton of our favorite restaurants are participating in the fall fun this year and have created {and brought back} special, limited edition menu items for all of us Basic Bs to enjoy. Stop by any of these Hoboken and Jersey City restaurants and get a taste of their fall menus:

    Hoboken

    Sorellina {1036 Washington Street}

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    Uptown hotspot, Sorellina, has been working on a new fall menu with a ton of locally grown ingredients. For a savory but sweet starter, indulge in the {Lioni Latticini} Burrata, handmade right in Union, NJ, which floats atop a spaghetti squash + kuri fritter. We are low-key obsessed with the Sweet Potato Salad, made with locally grown beets, pickled beet stems white balsamic mayo, dill + garnished with johnny jump-ups {a gorgeous, edible flower}. Top off the night with another Jersey treat — the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie, with handmade marshmallow fluff + graham cracker. If that doesn’t give you all of the fall feels, we’re not sure what else will.

    Grand Vin {500 Grand Street}

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    Not only does this wine bar have an exquisite drink menu but also truly delectable plates, too. This fall, Grand Vin is offering a few seasonal options that are definitely IG worthy. If you aren’t eating the Sweet Potato Gnocchi, are you really living? Topped with a maple syrup sugar + spice sauce this plate has an extra touch of fall. Italian Street Corn {encrusted in pecorino, parmesan + pesto mayo} is on the menu and is out of this world. Also on our radar are the Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries and Seasonal Antipasto. We’ll take one of everything, thanks.

    Antique Bar and Bakery {122 Willow Avenue}

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    We love to see locals supporting locals + that is exactly what Antique Bar + Bakery is doing this fall. Serving up some seasonal ciders and cocktails while brewing up City of Saints Coffee in a pop-up shop like fashion is the ultimate in camaraderie. Stop by and grab a coffee Monday-Friday 7:00AM – 11:00AM and again at 2:00PM-6:00PM in the afternoon. They will also be whipping up cocktails made with City of Saints Coffee, too.

    The Stewed Cow {400 Adams Street}

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    Everyone’s favorite neighborhood bar is at it again with a new fall drink and food menu. Warm up with a sizzling cast iron bowl of chili {with chips, obvi} or a rack of ribs with a side of cornbread. As for the drinks, well, The Kentucky Cough Medicine, which could be served hot or iced will give you all of the fall fuzzies. If you’re looking for fall in glass — try the Autumn Pear {made with Maker’s 46 Bourbon, St. George Spiced Pear, + citrus juice}.

    Northern Soul  {700 1st Street}

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    Butternut squash seems to be the dish of the season and Northern Soul’s take on it is absolute perfection. Whether you’re craving it in soup or roasted, they have got you covered. Pair either dish with a side of caramelized onion Brussel sprouts + fall is only a bite away. As for drinks, NoSo has quite a few seasonal brews as well as some pumpkin flavored cocktails. Local favorites are the Southern Tier PumpKing Imperial Ale and the Dogfishhead Punkin Ale.

    Zack’s Oak Bar and Restaurant {232 Willow Avenue}

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    Brunch is always a good idea and Zacks knows just how to do it. Their fall {brunch and dinner menu} is sprinkled vibrant fall flavors that are sure to tickle your taste buds. The Caramel Apple Buttermilk Waffles {topped with brown butter apples, caramel sauce, cinnamon, + whipped cream} is a must-have for brunch. The dinner menu will feature a pork chop with sauteed onions, caramelized apples, and a sweet potato puree}. 

    Union Hall {306 Sinatra Drive}

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    Waterfront gem, Union Hall, is all about their fall menu. The Acorn Squash Salad {with arugula, frisée, parmesan, + pumpkin seeds} is great for anyone looking for a healthy way to bring in the season. Looking to indulge? Go for the Burrata, with roasted pear purée, red wine, cherries, frisée, hazelnuts, and port balsamic drizzle. There is no denying these fall flavors at Union Hall.

    READ: Alstede Farms: Apple and Pumpkin Picking Galore 

    Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

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    Chef Pino has been thoroughly busy crafting his new menu at both AD’s and Bin 14. Prep your tastebuds, ladies + gents because their new fall menu is outrageous. We are swooning over the House Whipped Ricotta {with roasted butternut squash, Catshill honey, pepperoncini, thyme + crostini}. The Autumn Carbonara is the perfect fall twist on the OG carbonara — tagliatelle pasta, a poached egg, smoked portobello, fava + pecorino. The Rohan Duck Breast, plated with creamy pumpkin polenta, arugula, and cherry demi is beyond our wildest dreams. Don’t leave without scooping up the Jersey Apple Galette, with cherries, apples, + vanilla ice cream.  

    Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street}

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    It seems as though butternut squash is the vegetable of the season and Bin 14 has taken it to new heights. On October 16th, Chef Pino will be releasing his menu, which shamelessly includes thoughtfully crafted fall plates, including a salad that is TDF {arugula, avocado, butternut squash, crisp apples, topped in a herb vinaigrette}. On the heartier side, the Pumpkin Tortelloni, with caramelized apples, sage, + pecorino is mouthwatering. Be sure to check out the rest of their new fall menu for more options.

    The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

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    This Hoboken landmark is all set for the season with some fall favorite plates. We are infatuated with the Butternut Squash Ravioli, complete with goat cheese, black pepper roasted pears, pecans + a kale almond pesto. The Truffle Mushroom Risotto is a must try + make sure you kick back with a glass of Hot Apple Cider, sure to warm you up on a cool fall night.

    Amanda’s {908 Washington Street}

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    If you’re feeling classy, make a reservation at Amanda’s for an unforgettable dinner {or brunch if you’re feeling it}. The Sweet Potato Ravioli is the closest thing to fall than eating the leaves right off the tree. With a blend of chestnuts {yum}, lemongrass broth, + toasted walnuts {double yum}. And as we head from fall to winter, the Winter Vegetable Risotto will knock you right off your chair  {arugula, butternut squash, + fried shallots}. 

    Jersey City

    Luna {279 Grove Street}

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    Nothing says fall like homemade Pumpkin + Butternut Squash Raviolis and if you’ve ever eaten at Paisano’s in Rutherford, you know exactly what we are talking about. Sister restaurant, Luna {279 Grove Street}, will be featuring these babies on their menu this fall. Carefully crafted with pumpkin, butternut squash, nuts, and cheese in a butter sage sauce these ravs are sure to warm the soul {+ is a great vegetarian option, too}. Wash that down with their fall Sangria {garnished with pomegranate + rosemary} and you’re officially #basic.

    Harry’s Daughter {4072, 339 Communipaw Avenue}

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    Known as a Caribbean Gastro Pub to locals, Harry’s Daughter is spicing it up in the kitchen. The fall menu will now feature Braised Oxtail {a typical Caribbean dish} dashed with some original spices. The Guinness Double Braised Short Rib is extra drool-worthy, braised once in Guinness and then for a second time in the oven. Both are plated with Pumpkin Rice {slow cooked with kabocha squash pieces}. We’ll take two, thanks.

    South House {149 Newark Avenue}

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    We are swooning over the new fall and winter menu at South House. Their cider game is straight fire with smoked apple + spiced pear ciders on the menu. You’ll be cozy in no time. On the dinner menu, you can expect some fall specials all October long, with plates featuring ingredients from local farms in Jersey and always paired with a cocktail. Make sure to try their new pumpkin desserts + daily specials.

    Corto {507 Palisade Avenue}

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    New to the Jersey City restaurant scene and yet another restaurant on their local game, Corto, up in The Heights, has quite the fall menu and we are officially drooling. On the food menu is a locally grown roasted Delicata Squash dish topped with brown butter, sage and hazelnuts. Did we mention that all of their pasta is homemade in-house?

    White Star Bar {230 Brunswick Street}

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    For your not so #basic fall menu twist, head to White Star Bar in Jersey City. Featuring an Oktoberfest Menu filled with German classics, this menu will be sure to win your heart as we get into the cooler months. Our favorite is the Bratwurst Sandwich, which is a typical Oktoberfest plate, loaded with kraut and grain mustard on a pretzel roll with a side of German potato salad. If you’re looking for a heartier plate, try the Sausage Platter {with both kielbasa + bratwurst, topped with kraut + mustard and plated with toasted sourdough bread + German potato salad}.

    Porta {135 Newark Avenue}

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    Hold onto your PSL because Porta is about to blow you away with their new fall menu. First things first, each of these menu items are all served fresh from their Oak Burning Grill. And with Chef Claude Lewis in the kitchen, you know you’re in for something special. There are so many delish menu items but the Squash Medley {with roasted kabocha, acorn + butternut squash with sage butter, s+p, and topped with fried sage} and the Fire Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad {a heaping serving of cavatappi pasta, roasted red peppers chickpeas, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, red + green cabbage, garbanzo beans, butternut squash, Parmigiano Reggiano, oregano, lemon + olive oil} has us over the moon.

    See More: The Best New Jersey Spots for Fall Foliage


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    Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?


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