Hudson Restaurant Week 2020 Kicks Off January 27th: Our Top Picks

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These post-holiday weeks can be tough — getting back into the groove of a regular schedule and trading in your party shoes for gym sneakers. {Or barre socks and spin shoes.} But good news — the runner up for the best time of year is just around the corner — Hudson Restaurant Week 2020. Hudson Restaurant Week is the bi-annual food spectacular that happens throughout Hudson County and the winter season’s Hudson Restaurant Week runs from January 27th to February 7th. This is Hudson Restaurant Week’s 16th year and this is the largest HRW to date, with 60+ restaurants participating, and many hitting the list for the first time. Each restaurant will be offering a pre-fix menu only available during HRW — a much-needed winter treat.

See the full list of participating Hudson Restaurant Week restaurants here.

New Restaurants to HRW

Belo Bar {Hoboken}

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New to the downtown Hoboken scene as of December 2019, Belo Bar will be offering a $30 3-course dinner menu. This new spot has live music and great drinks + food. Even though it’s new, the reviews have been strong.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Chango Kitchen {Hoboken}

{Photo courtesy of @changokitchen_official}

Changó Kitchen is also new to town, having opened in the same spot as what use to be Zafra Kitchen. The restaurant kept some of Zafra’s menu favorites, paying homage to its predecessors. However, the menu at Changó is expanded to include other Latin-American favorites as well. Check them out for lunch {$18} or dinner {$30} during HRW.

Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Delenio {Jersey City}

{Photo courtesy of @deleniojc}
Delenio is an Italian Eatery located in the Hamilton Park District in downtown Jersey City. They serve pizza, salads, pasta, wraps, and more. This is the perfect spot for some home-style Italian goodness.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

La Branche Bistro {Bayonne}

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Expect Mediterranean fare combined with a casual atmosphere, in historic + beautiful Bergen Point, Bayonne.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Los Charritos {Hoboken}

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A favorite among guests from all over, Los Charritos has been a staple in Hoboken for years. They’re serving up lunch and dinner {$19 and $29, respectively} with some of their best-known dishes on the menu.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

El Charro {Weehawken}

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The Weehawken location of Los Charritos, this location has a great view of NYC and the same great food as the Hoboken location. A perfect spot to meet up with your non-Hoboken friends + family.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Left Bank Burger Bar {Jersey City}

Left Bank Burger Bar is located just a few blocks from the Grove Street PATH in Jersey City, so check it out on your way home from work or head over on the weekend. Their lunch menu for HRW features a specialty burger, a side, and a soft drink for just $12. And their dinner special is not to be missed — it’s $35 for two people with a choice of shared appetizer and dessert.

Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Lokal Eatery {Jersey City}

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This new restaurant has taken the place of Taphaus in Jersey City and features the same to-die-for waterfront views of the New York City skyline. Lokal offers modern American cuisine, with a truly local feel to each dish on the menu, as many ingredients are sourced right from the Garden State. They are offering a three-course menu during HRW for just $35.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Pianist Envy {Jersey City}

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This new piano bar opened at the end of 2019 and is part-piano bar, part-restaurant with gastropub-esque bar-fare and full-menu dinner options.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Rumba Cubana {North Bergen}

Rumba Cubana lives in a beautiful building overlooking NYC, right on Boulevard East, in North Bergen. Diners will enjoy Cuban music, making the experience feel more like a mini getaway. They are offering lunch for just $15 and dinner for $25 during HRW.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Elysian Cafe {Hoboken}

Elysian Cafe returns to HRW this year, which is good news for everyone who has ever been there. Their French Bistro style menu  is loved by people far and wide. Check out their lunch and dinner menus during HRW and make sure to try their mussels with white wine and garlic.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Best Places to Grab a Window Seat

Liberty House {Jersey City}

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Liberty House is located in Liberty State Park and is one of the only places you can enjoy a meal with totally unobstructed views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. Guests enjoy award-winning farm-to-table cuisine, handcrafted décor, and original luxury design elements. This is the perfect date night spot.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar {Edgewater}

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Just a few minutes north of Hoboken you’ll find killer views of the Hudson River and NYC. HAVEN is offering a special dinner menu as part of HRW with tons of options, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Hudson & Co {Jersey City}

Hudson & Co. is located right on the waterfront in the Harborside district of Jersey City. they have multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, and the entire establishment offers unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline across the Hudson River. Their dishes are ‘sophisticated yet approachable’.
Click here to view full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Halifax {Hoboken}

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Halifax Restaurant features North-Eastern farm and coastal cuisine, with an emphasis on local and sustainable ingredients. The vast majority of their food is either made in-house or comes from farmers, fisherman, and artisans. Enjoy the view while doing your best to pick a dish — you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Del Friscos {Hoboken}

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Del Friscos Grille in Hoboken sits right on Frank Sinatra Drive with perfect views of NYC. They have a full bar, high-top tables, and room for large groups. Head over for a working lunch or after-hours for dinner.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Molos {Weehawken}

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Molos Restaurant is a Greek + Mediterranean inspired seafood spot located on the Hudson River in Weehawken. The floor to ceiling windows on this two-story restaurant overlook the New York City skyline. They are offering a two course lunch or three course dinner, perfect for all appetites.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Gather Your Co-workers

Bistro La Source {Jersey City}

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This American eatery has local, seasonal ingredients and is just two blocks from the Essex Street Light Rail station, making it an easy option for lunch or dinner. {Bonus: they have a free parking lot, too.}
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Brass Rail {Hoboken}

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Right in the heart of downtown Hoboken on Washington St, Brass Rail makes it easy to enjoy a meal with friends. Their lunch and dinner menus are extensive and include some of their most loved dishes.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Fire & Oak {Jersey City}

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Enjoy classic American cuisine with handcrafted sushi, USDA Prime steaks, inspired seafood selections, local & seasonal daily specials, and a delicious selection of premium sandwiches & entrée salads. This spot is great with friends, as this menu has something for everyone.
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House {Weehawken}

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This Weehawken staple is a great spot for lunch with co-workers. Their lunch menu offers several options with side dishes and a wine pairing for an additional fee. {It’s five o’clock somewhere right?}
Click here to view the full HRW menu or to make a reservation.

Other Spots You Won’t Want To Miss

This gourmet American cuisine spot will be offering vegetarian and vegan options on their HRW menu, and it’s a BYOB spot, so make sure to bring your favorite bottle of vino.
Barbes {Hoboken}
The menu takes its lead from Morocco and is balanced with traditional French brasserie fare and a cozy atmosphere, echoing the bistros of Paris.
The Franklin {Jersey City}
Enjoy a dinner menu full of fresh seafood, meats, and top it off with a homemade dessert. #treatyoself
Green Pear Heights {Jersey City}
Check out Green Pear Heights to get a taste for authentic Hungarian cuisine, right in our backyard.
Hamilton Pork {Jersey City}
This Texas BBQ restaurant comes with a little Mexican flare. All of their meats are smoked daily in-house. Make sure to show up hungry.
Harry’s Daughter {Jersey City}
This gastropub in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City – named for the owner’s father – creates food that elevates the flavors of Caribbean home cooking in unique and thoughtful ways.

Soul Curry {Hoboken}
Soul Curry serves innovative Indian cuisine in the heart of downtown Hoboken. Locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce make their shareable plates the perfect spot to try a little of everything.

Pasta Dal Cuore {Jersey City}
Pasta Dal Cuore is a fresh pasta shop and Italian restaurant. Their menu is inspired by a variety of classic regional dishes all made with an expression of love and passion.

Jersey Social {Jersey City}
Jersey Social’s menu is contemporary American cuisine and cocktails with high quality ingredients. It’s a local spot that you can bring your parents or your friends.

Laico’s {Jersey City}
Homemade salad dressing, garlic bread, desserts, and cocktails, as well as an amazing assortment of daily specials, are just a few treats that make Laico’s feel like an extension of home to its clientele.

South House {Jersey City}
South House brings “simple Southern” to Jersey City; fusing Austin, Texas flavor with the gritty soul of the south.

This post is sponsored by Hudson Restaurant Week.


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