• 11 New Restaurants to Try in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Bayonne

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    We’re always on the hunt for new places to eat or dine in a unique space, and Hudson County has no shortage of this. In the last few months, there have been a ton of restaurants openings in the area — and clearly, need to try them all, and so do you. To help you get your list in order, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 restaurants in the area that have opened up within the last six months that you should definitely check out. Read on to find out more about these new restaurants you must try – happy eating!

    Jersey City

    Los Cuernos {499 Washington Boulevard}

    Los Cuernos

    From the owners of Taqueria Downtown {so you know it’s going to be good}, Los Cuernos opened in February of 2018. The new spot features the tacos locals have come to love with a few variations – check out the more high-end dishes like the camarones al mojo de ajo {garlic grilled shrimp with Mexican rice} and pescado a la Veracruzana {red snapper topped with grilled tomatoes, capers, olives, and onions}.

    The Ashford {145 Newark Avenue}  

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    This restaurant/lounge and rooftop {note: an oyster bar is coming to the rooftop area very soon!} opened officially on New Year’s Eve to a limited menu, but now boasts brunch and dinner, with dishes like truffle mac and cheese bites, country fried chicken, and creamy Cajun bowtie pasta. The Ashford also offers an extensive cocktail menu — and party vibe — cocktails are based off Ireland’s Prince of Wales bar {located inside Ashford Castle} with an extensive variety of whiskey mixed drinks {so you can feel a bit fancy, too}.

    Mezcal Kitchen {665 Newark Avenue}

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    After the first location opened in Bayonne a few years ago {with absolutely delicious food}, a second location has now popped up in Jersey City as of December 2018. Featuring authentic Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and burritos, just about any item on this menu is sure to please – and be sure to check out the homemade white or red sangria {— dare we say Mezcal} while there.

    Read More: Augustino’s: Hoboken’s Legendary Italian Restaurant

    Hudson + Co. Bar and Grill {3 Second Street}  

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    Newly opened along JC’s gorg waterfront last fall, this gastropub features more upscale entrée selections like sushi, Arctic Char, and NY strip steak as well as classic favorites like burgers and brick oven pizza. The drinks menu features a large craft beer selection on tap or bottled {or get a flight of three for $11} as well as plenty of cocktails and wine to choose from.

    B.Good {30 Montgomery Street}  

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    With a sister location on Washington Street by Newport Mall, this new locale just opened along the waterfront by Exchange Place in 2019 — and is all about sustainable, natural ingredients. Check out the kale + grain bowls, the seasonal salad, and the variety of burgers and sandwiches available, as well as milkshakes blended with locally-made ice cream.

    Tony Boloney’s {363 Grove Street}

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    Originally opened in Atlantic City with another location in Hoboken, Tony Boloney’s is bringing its awesome and unique pizza creations to Jersey City, including ramen pizza, spaghetti pie, and garlic knot pie {aaah-mazing}. Diners can also expect insanely-stacked sandwiches, a full brunch menu, and a pretty impressive gluten-free and vegan menu {yes, they’ll offer vegan pizza too!}. This spot hasn’t opened yet, but will most likely be ready to go on March 15th, 2019.

    Hoboken

    Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street}

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    Using high quality and local ingredients, Alfalfa features not just salads and soups {including bone broth}, but also breakfast burritos and mouth-watering doughnuts – flavors include lavender, huckleberry, amber maple {topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch}, and Nutella bites {filled doughnut holes, ya’ll}. Coffee lovers can also rejoice, as Alfalfa serves fair trade coffee too. The spot took over the old Schnackenberg’s location and opened in February of 2019.

    See More: Salad Startup Alfalfa Opens in Hoboken on Washington 

    SAKU {936 Park Avenue}

    saku hoboken japanese restaurant

    This sushi joint, née November 2018, is known for its cocktails, dimly-lit + trendy ambiance, and asian-fushion #eeeeats. Opened by local restaurateur and Hoboken resident Daniel Grey, SAKU replaced the Turtle Club in November 2018. The drinks are quality, and if you’re lucky — the bartender will give you an education on sake and how to order/drink it with your meal. The menu consists of a variety of sushi options as well as cooked entrées, and it’s a guaranteed fun date-night or girls’ night in uptown Hoboken.

    Seven Valleys {936 Washington Street}  

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    This Persian eatery features a unique take cuisine in Hoboken, with dishes like dolmeh {grape leaves stuffed with rice + herbs}, varieties of beef and chicken kabobs, stews with tofu, chicken or lamb, and desserts like lazeez love cake made with edible rose petals + cardamom {which is also gluten-free and paleo}. Opened in the fall of 2018 by the owners of Bwè Kafe, Seven Valleys is a delectable must-try, especially for those wanting to expand their palates {or those complaining that Hoboken doesn’t have enough varied restaurant options}.

    Bayonne

    Broadway Burgers {317A Broadway}

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    This burger joint {which opened in 2018} located in the Perk Up Café in Bayonne features fresh burgers in with 6 oz., 8 oz., or a whopping 10 oz. of meat. Get the classic cheeseburger, one of the stuffed burgers {the toppings are inside the patty, pretty genius} or the 10 oz. Triple XXX Burger served on garlic bread with mushrooms, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, mozzarella, and American cheese.

    El Aguila Dorada {412 Broadway} 

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    {Photo courtesy of @el_aguila_dorada_nj}

    A much larger version of the original restaurant on 37th and Broadway in Bayonne, this restaurant, which opened in December 2018} is located between 19th and 18th streets {the old Big Apple, for those familiar} and features truly delectable Mexican dishes like flautas, quesadillas, enchiladas, and plenty of entrée dishes like crab encrusted steak, chile poblano, and Mexican-style clams.

    Have you tried one of these new restaurants? Do you have a new favorite dish? Let us know in the comments!


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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.


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