restaurant reviews

Gourmet Italian American meals in center of town
Delicious twists on pasta, seafood, chops, appetizers at Otto Strada
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Apr 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With unique twists on upscale Italian/American dishes, the new restaurant Otto Strada on Park Avenue has been bustling with hungry patrons who have heard about it through word of mouth since it ope...
A&W looking to become ‘Bayonne’s hometown steakhouse’
Go-to place for great food, great parties, and great place to gather
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A&W Restaurant manager James Leo said he wants his place to be “Bayonne’s Steakhouse,” and it may very well be on its way there. Tucked into the middle of the block on Avenue C between 19th and 20t...
Food for all occasions
90 Park is many restaurants in one
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Mar 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Looking for a fine dining experience for your family or date? How about a bar where you can hang out and enjoy a variety of tasty tapas offerings? Or maybe an inviting spot to hold a party for 150 ...
Italian with a spin
Due Gemelli Restaurant in West New York offers the classics and more
by Art Schwartz
Reporter staff writer
Feb 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Due Gemelli Restaurant, located at 6023 Park Ave. in West New York, is an Italian restaurant with a difference. Owners Ivan Cardenas and Javier Fuentes-Better, best friends since the early 1970s, p...
Famous Hoboken pizza
Benny Tudino’s: Still Saucy at 45
by Jack Silbert
Reporter correspondent
Oct 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
There is such thing as a free lunch. On Sunday, Oct. 20, one of Hoboken’s most well known eateries, Benny Tudino’s at 622 Washington St., celebrates its 45th anniversary. From 11 a.m. till 6 p.m., ...
From ricotta chicken to burgers to shrimp – in the hearth
Mouth-watering American eats at Carpe Diem on 14th Street
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Sep 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Everything at Carpe Diem is a little extra special. The burgers are not only big and juicy; they come in several interesting varieties, with homemade toppings. Almost every chicken, fish, and pasta...
All in the family
Bella Sorrellas provides classic menu with flair
by By Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
David Rivera, owner of Bella Sorrellas in Bayonne, has been in the food business so long he can remember when he couldn’t look over the edge of the table. His parents owned and operated at least th...
DAIRY-FREE – Perera makes all of his 21 soups with no gluten, no dairy, no butter, and no MSG added.
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‘Eat healthy, live healthy’
Andrew’s Café offers feel-good, taste-good food to Bayonne community
by Elizabeth Vosk
Reporter staff
Mar 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
After Vasantha Perera tried his hand at cooking all over the world, he settled down and opened Andrew’s Café on Aug. 20, 2009, a relaxing, cozy little space on the corner of West 33rd Street and Br...
HOPSSCOTCH – Jersey City’s financial district has a new kid in town with decidedly adult tastes of craft beer, craft scotch, and craft food.
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‘Where recess meets happy hour’
Gastro-pub Hops Scotch opens doors in Jersey City financial district
by Gennarose Pope
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
“All I wanted was to go into a bar to see my favorite team play, enjoy classic, quality beer, and have a good bite to eat,” HopsScotch co-owner Luke Gomez said. “I’d either go into a sports bar wit...
HAVANA DAYS AND NIGHTS – Hoboken’s Havana Café and Lounge opened in November and provides patrons with authentic Cuban cuisine and outdoor seating in a hip, modern setting. Photo by Tristan Pope.
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Cuba: just around the corner
Hoboken’s Havana Café and Lounge delivers authentic cuisine and modern, artsy ambience
by Gennarose Pope
Reporter Staff Writer
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
Hoboken’s Havana Café and Lounge fills patrons’ bellies with old-fashioned, passed-through-the-generations Cuban fare “like Grandma used to make,” manager Alan Fox said. Well, sure, if Grandma live...

All in the family
Bella Sorrellas provides classic menu with flair
by By Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

More than just pizza
Goodfella’s has good eats
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer

Western flair
Freshly made American comfort food at Sammy’s Roadhouse
by Adriana Rambay Fernández
Reporter staff writer

More than falafel
Ibby’s opens location in Hoboken
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor