• The Hidden Hoboken Restaurant: The Fig Tree {Sunday Brunch}

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    Looking for the closest thing to a speakeasy {but a slight tad fancier}? Meet the Fig Tree, located at 306-308 Park Avenue {see, even the address is a mystery}. Our real estate broker gave us a $100 gift certificate to the Fig Tree at closing {classy move, for sure!}, and  I was excited to try out brunch there, as I had been for drinks in the evening once before.

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    The underground bar at The Fig Tree

    When you first walk into the Fig Tree, you think it’s just a tiny restaurant below ground level with a few tables. However, walk to the back and up a small set of stairs, and then you get a little surprise — a whole other part of the restaurant in the back!

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    View from the back room to the front of the restaurant

    Alright, on to the good stuff.  THE FOOD! The fun part about brunch at The Fig Tree is that it is the brunch is a $25 pre-fixe menu {but doesn’t include drinks, FYI}.

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    Part #1

    So the meal starts with some small courses for the table. These muffins with butter were tasty and a very nice alternative to bread and butter, if you ask me. Depending on the weekend you go, the selection of house-made breads varies. Next up: Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit, honey, and granola. Yum!

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    Oh, and mimosas, of course.

    Another plate for the table: Homemade Breakfast Sausage, House Cured Citrus Salmon, and Mushroom Tartlets! I really was pleased that everything was bite-size and very shareable for the group {whether it be two or ten!}.

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    My brunch date’s entreé

    You’re probably wondering how we fit it all, but being that it was Sunday and we just lurrrrve brunch, it wasn’t hard. My brunch date ordered this French Toast Casserole with caramel pecan topping, and it was quite delicious {obv had a bite and devoured most of it before the picture}. And for my plate, I ordered this masterpiece:

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    Sunny Side Eggs

    OH YES. That would be quinoa underneath those eggs: complete with mascarpone, spinach, and wild mushroom. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Highly recommend. It was such a delicious twist on your typical sunny side up eggs with toast and potatoes. Major upgrade! For a full look at the menu, click here!

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    A little dessert for the end of the meal.

    As far as brunch goes, The Fig Tree is an excellent, upscale spot {yet not too stuffy}: a perfect date spot or place to bring your family when they’re visiting. It’s off-the-beaten-path, and it’s great because it’s relatively spacious, allowing for easy seating at brunchtime which can be a luxury.

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    The outside of the Fig Tree, just in case you didn’t believe it was hard to find. Barely a sign! You’ve gotta look hard.

     

    Have you been to the Fig Tree? What did you think?

    *Fig Tree is now closed.

     


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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.


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