Val’s latest gluten free eats happened at Court Street for a girls night out.
This restaurant is situated on a quiet street in Hoboken on 6th between Washington and Court Street. Several homes line the cobble stone street and almost make you forget you are in Hoboken — until the powerful lights from Planet Fitness Gym remind you. The front of the restaurant is a classy wooden bar with several televisions broadcasting different sports games. Walk a little further back and you are sitting at a very fancy sit down restaurant. The dim lights and spacious seating area makes this restaurant cozy.
The last time I was at this restaurant was during Hurricane Sandy. I can hardly believe it’s been over a year and a half! As most of Hoboken was in a blackout, Court Street was one of the few places that was open and serving food to desperate Hoboken residents waiting outside — a three hour wait. This second visit was a much better experience and I learned that they are a very gluten-free friendly restaurant. One of my friends is also gluten-free and we dine out together a lot (add my other two friends who are vegetarian and we make an interesting table). Our waitress was very conscientious to our gluten-free needs and sat down with us to discuss what we could order off the menu. I must say that their menu is extensive and even their “specials” for the evening included 15 additional items for the night.
I began my dinner with a nice glass of rose. For an appetizer, I tried one of the specials: asparagus-wrapped prosciutto served with fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, onions and basil-infused olive oil dressing. Everything was so fresh and the sun dried tomatoes mixed with the fresh mozzarella blended well. Asparagus-wrapped prosciutto is one of my favorite appetizers. Additionally, there was a nice kalamata olive tapenade to accompany the bread basket (which I obviously did not eat), but the tapenade by itself was quite delicious!
For my entree, I decided to try the Sauteed Boneless Breast of Chicken Piccata. Our waitress made sure this would be sauteed without any flour as some Chicken Piccata recipes call for all-purpose flour. The chicken was very moist and the capers gave it a little something extra. I got garlic mashed potatoes as my side and our waitress let us know that the potato (minus the fries) were all gluten free, including Au Gratin Style! My other side was spaghetti squash. I love cooking spaghetti squash in the winter time, but mine never seems to come out quite right. Court Street’s was perfectly cooked and seasoned with a little olive oil and just the right amount of salt and pepper, very simple.
For anyone looking for a fun night out, Court Street also holds several weekly events including:
- Wine Tastings: Once a month on Saturdays for $34.90 per person. 10 wines are featured!
- Lobsterfest: Every Wednesday night, all year long
- Prime Rib Night: Every Monday – 16 oz. Prime Rib with Soup or Salad, Potato and Vegetable ($19.95)
Ci vediamo. Mangia bene, Hoboken! Follow Val’s Gluten-Free blog, Mangiamo! Hoboken