• Hudson Restaurant Week 2015: Top 10 Hoboken {and Jersey City} Restaurant Picks

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    We know, we know, there’s a ton of participating restaurants for Restaurant Week — and there are only so many meals in one day, let alone two weeks! So we thought we’d compile a list of our favorite restaurants in the Hudson County for Hudson County Restaurant Week and why you should check them out during #HudsonRW [January 26th – February 6th]:

    1. Inexpensive and Delicious: Amelia’s Bistro, Jersey City

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    Cozy ambiance with delicious food — definitely worth the trek to JC. Amelia’s boasts $4 mimosas and bloodys, and a scrumptious brunch menu on normal days, so we can only imagine what restaurant week will be like!

    2. A Gourmet Meal with a View: Battello, Jersey City

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    Rustic yet modern architecture with an upscale vibe, this restaurant has a view that simply does not compare with any other spot on the Hudson. Add Chef Ryan DePersio’s delicious food and elixirs, and you’ve got a night to remember with a date or group of friends.

     

    3. Filled with Hoboken History: Elysian Cafe, Hoboken

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    You can’t beat the Salmon Eggs Bene or neighborhood vibe with this stunner of a restaurant. The Elysian Café is the oldest continually operated bar/restaurant in Hoboken. Opened originally as Dillenger & Jeffson’s in 1895, it continued through prohibition as an ice cream parlor and as a hair salon. The Elysian currently offers a French Bistro style menu, accompanied by Hoboken’s first 100% smoke-free bar. Eugene and Joyce Flinn, the café’s third and current owners, have painstakingly restored the Elysian’s original features.

     

    4. Ma & Pa Homestyle Italian: Laico’s, Jersey City

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    Known for being a “house” turned Italian restaurant, this place is sure not to disappoint. Definitely make reservations because it’s small — but for what they don’t have in size, they make up for in flavor. YUM!

    5. Greek Food and a View: Molo’s, Weehawken

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    I recently stumbled upon this during my wedding venue search — and while it didn’t work for our 200 person wedding, it is a place definitely worth checking out ASAP! Filled with Ouzo {Greek liquor} and lots of other delicacies, this seafood-filled restaurant on the water is a must-visit.

     

    6.A Restored Brownstone With a Killer Kitchen: Amanda’s Restaurant, Hoboken

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    If you haven’t been to Amanda’s Restaurant, GO. This beautiful spot on Washington St. in Hoboken is the PERFECT spot for a delicious, indulgent dinner. From dishes like pan roasted salmon (yum) to creamy polenta, there isn’t one item on the menu that won’t satisfy your taste buds. With a generous wine selection, Amanda’s is a beautiful, cozy spot for date night!

    7. New Uptown Hoboken Stomping Grounds: McLoone’s Pier House, Hoboken

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    I just love this spot — right next to Pier 13 on the waterfront, McLoone’s is a local New Jersey chain {that has expanded only because it’s super delicious!} and lots of great seafood. The round bar in the center is nothing to scoff at either, perfect for a happy hour situation with some friends uptown.

     

    8. Pretzel and Kielbasa Heaven: Pilsener Haus Biergarten, Hoboken

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    While we’re sure you’ve imbibed a brewski or two at this spot, Pilsener Haus also boasts amazing food. Made to order burgers, schnitzels, and jalapeno & cheddar

    9. Steak, Steak, STEAK: Dino & Harry’s, Hoboken

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    Tip: Try the filet mignon. Sooooo good. All the way uptown, located on 14th.

     

    10. Place We Really Want to Try Ourselves: Hamilton Inn, Jersey City

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    So I won’t lie, I’ve heard wonderful things about the Hamilton Inn myself, but have never gotten a chance to eat here. On our personal Restaurant Week list! If you go, let us know how it is!

     

     

    Happy Restaurant Week! Enjoy it 🙂

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.