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    Leo's Grandevous: Italian hole in the wall greatness.

    by cjg1 Written Apr 20, 2006

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    This is a simple little place in western Hoboken. The old red and white checker type table plastics. etc.
    Just the kind of place you'd expect little and be happy with more.
    The first visit was by far best. Went back just the two of us and it was not nearly as good. Probably just a bad day.

    Favorite Dish: The lobster ravioli.

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    Piccolo's: Cheesesteak and Sinatra

    by nicolettart Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Frank

    Favorite Dish: If you love Sinatra, you gotta come here. Been here since 1955, and the owner, Sparky, will talk Sinatra with you if you want. You will see photos plastered all over the walls, and there's ALWAYS Frank tunes playing. Oh, I almost forgot this is a food tip---do not miss the cheesesteak here. It's a real steak on Italian bread--fantastic!

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    La Isla: El Cubano

    by nicolettart Written Jun 16, 2003

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    This restaurant is tiny, with a diner counter and maybe 8 small tables-for-4. It's almost always packed, so the food is worth it!

    Favorite Dish: Here's a typical meal I might have here: Start with a fresh banana shake, then have an empanada de carne (meat turnover) or platanos (fried bananas).Order El Cubano, the Cuban sandwich. The cuban sandwich consists of ham, roast pork, cheese and garlic. It's great!!!!

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    Hot Italian Bread

    by nicolettart Written Aug 13, 2003

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    Favorite Dish: When in Hoboken be sure to stop at any of the Italian delis or bread bakeries and get yourself a loaf of hot Italian bread. It's the best thing around! While you're here, also stop and get some smoked mozzarella, some black Greek olives, and a small cappacollo (gabagool) hard salami. OOPS!
    I just gave you my grocery list!! I really love all the simple food you can get here, and cheap, too! Don't miss the Italian delis.

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    Lepores Home Made Chocolate: Mmmmmm....Chocolate!

    by nicolettart Written Aug 13, 2003

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    Great place for homemade chocolates. My favorite: milk chocolate pecan clusters. If you're a Sinatra fan, you can pick up some memorabilia here, too. The owner will be happy to talk Sinatra with you too!

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    Leo's Grandevous: Great Italian Food

    by nicolettart Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You come here for the food and the atmosphere--you're haunted by Frank SInatra music and pics---I love it. Good Italian food, reasonably priced, pasta dishes less than $10. Check out the menu on-line, especially the list of bar pies. When my friends from Japan are in town, we head straight for this place!

    Favorite Dish: Spinach Ravioli Alfredo

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    Sushi House of Hoboken: Fabulous Sushi in Hoboken

    by seamandrew Updated Aug 24, 2005

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    The Sushi House of Hoboken

    If there's one thing Hoboken is not short of, it is Sushi Restaurants. There are at least 5 if not more. I have not tried them all, but I've been to 4 of them and of the 4 I've tried, the Sushi House of Hoboken is the best. Unlike most of the restaurants they're off of the main street (Washington Street) on First Street. This place is always full and you should call ahead for a reservation (even during the week). You can also choose to do take out and they deliver the same great quality. The ambience inside the restaurant is very cool and inviting. It can get noisy in there, but you can still here yourself and your dinner guests. They have specials on certain days so be sure to ask!

    Favorite Dish: My two favorite items from their menu are the Fantasy roll and one of the signature rolls which is called Lady in Red. Both are amazingly good. Fantasy is Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail & mango and the Lady in Red is Crab, tempura flakes, spicy sauce wrapped in tune and red tobiko. Yum Yum!

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    The Bagel Smashery: A great breakfast place.

    by seamandrew Written Aug 24, 2005

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    The Bagel Smashery in Hoboken.

    Open for both breakfast and lunch, the Bagel Smashery is one of the best places in Hoboken to get bagels. The reason this place gets it's name is because of it's patented bagel smasher which will smash and toast any bagel sandwich you make. The result is a much thinner bagel that is absolutely delicious. I prefer this place for breakfast or brunch.

    Unfortunately, this restaurant is very small and there is practically not seating (certainly no tables) within. So if you go, expect to take it to go. The Bagel Smashery originally opened up in Hoboken, but I first learned of it when they opened up across the street from my High School in North Bergen, NJ. Since then, the North Bergen location is gone and only the Hoboken location is open.

    Favorite Dish: So far my favorite is a smashed whole wheat bagel with virginia ham & mozzarella cheese. Yummy!

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    Texas Arizona: Happy Hour People Watching Bar

    by ForestqueenNYC Updated Sep 30, 2005

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    If you sit outside, this is a great place to sit and watch people at happy hour. In general the food isn't great, but between 5 and 7 some of the drinks are half price and you can get a pretty good rasmopolitan for full price. You can entertain yourself for two hours watching the steady stream of yuppies coming up out of the subway.

    Favorite Dish: Great french fries and dipping sauce. Almost worth a trip back just to eat them again. Very satisfied with them, but the pulled pork sandwich wasn't very good. The rasmo was pretty tasty.

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    BLACK BEAR BAR & GRILL: TWO BARS ON TWO FLOORS

    by LoriPori Written May 9, 2013

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    Black Bear Bar & Grill

    Located at 205 Washington Street, in the heart of Hoboken, BLACK BEAR BAR & GRILL offers two bars on two floors, a full menu and full selection of micro and imported beers. Daily Specials.
    Hours of Operation:
    Bar: Sunday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
    Dining: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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    Leo's Grandevous: Reasonably Priced Italian Food in Hoboken

    by virtualpatrick Written Dec 7, 2003

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    Despite the dive-ish look of this place from the outside, there is good, reasonably priced italian food at Leo's. There's a nice little bar area to wait in when waiting for an empty table.

    Cash only (there's an ATM on the premises). No reservations accepted (although if you have a group, talk with Joyce the bartender who comes in at 4p the day of and she will try to save a table for you).

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    JOHNNY ROCKETS: CLASSIC AMERICAN EATS

    by LoriPori Written May 9, 2013

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    A chain restaurant JOHNNY ROCKETS offers classic American Eats.
    Shakes and floats - Hamburgers - Rocket Melts - Philly Cheese Steak - Chicken sandwiches - Hot Dogs - Salads - French Fries - Onion Rings - Rocket Kids Meals - Desserts and Beverages.

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    Cal's Hotdogs: Who knew a hotdog stand could be so good?

    by tayloretc Updated Dec 4, 2005

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    Cal's on the corner

    Cal and his son have been selling hotdogs from a trailer on the same corner for 50 years. Slathered with sauerkraut, chili, and everything else available. I've watched people stop their car in this difficult spot (no parking, lots of traffic, little visibility) just to grab a couple, so they must be good.

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  • Leo's Grandevous: I wish this place had been better

    by Hobokhabitant Updated Jul 1, 2006

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    Nothing particularly special about this restaurant. Service was slow. And I have two words for the mexican cooks in this Italian restaurant: al dente. The owner realized the food was slow in coming and offered a free glass of wine, which (of course) wound up on the bill. Next time, if there is a next time, we will settle in with a Gibson surrounded by the shrine of Sinatra photos at the bar and eat dinner elsewhere.

    Mi dispiace, amici. Parlo la verità.

    Favorite Dish: A six-layered concoction of smoky mozzarella with charred red peppers and beefstake tomato slices crisscrossed with syrupy thick balsamic vinegar goes down perfectly with Leo's crusty bread. A good accompaniment to a round of drinks at the bar.

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    Hoboken has many, many...

    by JERICO Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Hoboken has many, many restaurants and cafes. Some are on the main street and some are well hidden, and it pays to poke around. For brunch, I always enjoyed Amanda's on Washington Street, for casual pub-grub try Zacks. Pizza is easy to find. My personal favorite is Imposto's (which made some good sandwiches as well). For lunch, check out Luca Brasi's which closes early and sometimes runs out of bread, but makes a variety of extremely good sandwiches ('HEROES') that are named after movie characters (especially from The Godfather - 'Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes...').

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