Visit These Small Plate Restaurants Near Your Rivington Apartment

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These days, most foodies don’t want a heaping plate of food – instead, they want to try everything that an eatery has to offer, especially when a restaurant has tons of tantalizing dishes.


This makes small plate restaurants all the rage these days, where meals are built for sharing and sampling. This type of meal is perfect for the summertime, when we want fun, light dishes that won’t weigh us down in the heat! If you’re looking to try some small plate restaurants near your Rivington apartment, then visit the ones below.


Bin 14, located at 1314 Washington St, Hoboken which is a 10-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is an upscale wine bar where various vintages are pairable with a menu of Italian small plates.


When Bin 14 opened in November 2008, it established Hoboken’s first and only wine bar. The restaurant features a contemporary blend of upscale Italian tapas in an industrial chic space with exposed brick walls, tin molded ceilings and a marble top bar.


Lola’s, located at 153 14th St, Hoboken which is a 10-minute walk from your Rivington apartment, is a Spanish wine bar featuring tapas, sangria and a quaint indoor-courtyard setting with a fountain.


Lola’s offers a unique and mouthwatering array of dishes and wine from Spain’s most delicacies. With succulent dishes ranging from avocado stuffed with lobster and shrimp to goat cheese and wild mushrooms over pitas, there is truly something for everyone there.


Bin 14

1314 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 963-9463



153 14th St, Hoboken

(201) 420-6062


Where to Find Barbecue This Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there’s not a more traditional way to celebrate than to enjoy some smoky, fresh barbecue right from the grill. From ribs to chicken and more, every American loves a heaping plate of barbecue to celebrate our country and the summertime.

Luckily for Rivington residents, there are tons of spots for barbecue in your Hoboken neighborhood in case you don’t feel like firing up the grill this Fourth of July. Read on to find out where you can find the best barbecue restaurants for you and your friends and family without having to stand in a long line at the grocery store.

House of ‘Que, located at 340 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken which is an hour and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a serves Texas BBQ meals in a fun environment with country-chic decor and communal seating.

Besides their signature barbecue options, House of ‘Que also offers tons of sandwich selections such as their Sloppy Texan, Smoky Baked Potato, pulled pork sandwich, brisket sandwich and much more. Stop in today to see what new items they have cooking!

Louie’s BBQ Pit, located at 5107 Palisade Ave, West New York which is about three miles from your Rivington apartment, is a compact, unadorned counter serve dishing out BBQ sandwiches, plates and family-style meals.

Louie’s BBQ Pit specializes in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service. Order online for delivery or pickup! Some of their most popular items include their beef ribs with rice and beans, pulled pork sandwich with fries and brisket sandwich.


House of ‘Que

340 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken NJ 07030

(201) 706-8755


Louie’s BBQ Pit

5107 Palisade Ave, West New York NJ 07093

(201) 974-8848

The Best Seafood Restaurants Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Although in a bustling city like Hoboken we have the opportunity to eat fresh seafood any time of the year, there seems to be no better time to enjoy it than the summertime, when we can sit outside, watch the sun go down and eat some locally-caught seafood with our friends and family.

Near your Rivington apartment, there is certainly no shortage of seafood restaurants right around the corner. Read on to find out where you should have a mouthwatering dinner tonight!

Del Frisco’s Grille, located at 221 River St, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a sophisticated chophouse chain serving steak, seafood, sandwiches and cocktails in a trendy space.

Overlooking the Manahattan skyline, Del Frisco’s Grille offers a modern, inviting, stylish and fun, environment. This eatery takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.

The Chart House, located at Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a high-end chain eatery serving seafood and steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view.

An unforgettable seafood restaurant, the Chart House thrills diners not only with its views and million-dollar remodel, but also its unique cuisine, like seafood specialties such as their mac nut mahi. Plus, since they are located right on the Hudson River and directly across from Manhattan, the Chart House offers gorgeous panoramic views of the glittering New York skyline – from the Empire State Building to Wall Street.


Del Frisco’s Grille

221 River St., Hoboken

(201) 653-0195



The Chart House

Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken

(201) 348-6628


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at These Irish Eateries Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With Saint Patrick’s Day almost here on Friday, March 17, Rivington residents who want to celebrate with some authentic Irish food rather than just some typical green beer have lots of options in their Hoboken neighborhood.

Throughout the area, there are tons of Irish restaurants that will make your taste buds feel like you’re in Ireland – even if you don’t have a drop of Irish blood in you.

Carpe Diem, located at 1405 Grand Street in Hoboken which is only three blocks from your Rivington apartment, is a convivial haunt featuring Irish pub grub and a large beer list, plus a fireplace and outdoor seating. Established in 2006, this Irish restaurant offers a more upscale take on traditional Irish dishes.

Try their gruyere and mushroom burger, which features a medley of sautéed mushrooms smothered in gruyere or the Claire’s Fave Burger, which has melted gorgonzola cheese and tumbleweed onions. This corner bar and restaurant also has dishes of other cuisines, such as their chicken stiry-fry and rigatoni alla vodka, if you’re visiting with someone not so keen on Irish food!

McSwiggan’s Pub, located at 110 1st Street in Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, is a classic Irish pub features burgers, brunch, sandwiches, entrees and all-you-can-eat specials.

A restaurant filled with deals every day of the week, they have $5 all-you-can-eat wings on Mondays starting at 9 p.m. as well as Miller Lite pitcher specials and live music. Check out their online calendar to see what else is happening at McSwiggan’s this week!


Carpe Diem

1405 Grand Street, Hoboken

(201) 792-0050


McSwiggan’s Pub

110 1st Street, Hoboken

(201) 798-6700

Hudson Restaurant Week in Hoboken

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If you’re feeling a bit too tired to cook dinner tonight in your Rivington apartment, then you’re in luck – Hudson Restaurant Week, which features discounted rates for 40 participating restaurants in Hoboken and beyond, is running until Feb. 3.

In this promotion, visitors can order from a pre-fixe menu for a much cheaper rate than they would normally pay the restaurant. Check out what local restaurants will be participating in your Rivington neighborhood below!

The Turtle Club, located at 936 Park Avenue which is about five blocks from your Rivington apartment, is a classic American restaurant that is offering a $30 menu on every weekday night of Hudson Restaurant Week. Established in 1796, it is a historic Hoboken venue that is a must-visit.

Leo’s Grandevous, located at 200 Grand Street which is one mile from your Rivington apartment, is a mainstay from 1939 serving Italian classics and cocktails in an old-school setting with Sinatra tunes. For Hudson Restaurant Week, they will be offering a $38 pre fixe menu every night of the week. Leo’s Grandevous is not only the one of the oldest and best-known Italian restaurants in Hoboken, it is the best place to come to appreciate the classic style of the city.

Sushi Lounge, located at 200 Hudson Street which is a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, serves creative sushi and cooked Japanese fare in a clublike lounge where DJs and techno music add to the buzz. For Hudson Restaurant Week, they will be offering a $35 menu every night of the week. Whether for a lively evening out with the girls or an intimate dinner with that special someone, Sushi Lounge is the perfect destination for a good time.


Turtle Club

936 Park Avenue

(201) 710-5960


Leo’s Grandevous

200 Grand Street

(201) 659-9467


Sushi Lounge

200 Hudson Street

(201) 386-1117

Check out one of these three most popular restaurants in N.J. located in Hoboken

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Foursquare recently published their annual list of the most popular restaurants in New Jersey and of no surprise to Rivington residents, three of the 16 named are right at home in Hoboken. The app ranked the restaurants based on likes and dislikes, check-ins, tip sentiment and more. Read on to discover what some of the most popular restaurants are in your neighborhood.

House of Que, located at 340 Sinatra Drive which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment, serves Texas BBQ meals with country-chic decor, cafeteria-style service and communal seating. Don’t miss out on their famous smoked wings available naked, mild or with chipotle BBQ or the HOQ chicken sandwich with a house rubbed grilled chicken breast and special seasoning on a brioche bun served with BBQ mayo, spring mix lettuce, tomato and pickled onion.

Honeygrow, located at 120 Washington Street which is five miles from your Rivington apartment, is a hip counter-serve spot for locally sourced salads, smoothies, stir-fries and fruit-honey desserts. Try out one of their seven signature stir-fry options, including the spicy garlic with freshly made egg white noodles, roasted FreeBird chicken, bell peppers, broccoli, red onions, pineapples and parsley.

Pilsener Haus and Biergarten, located at 1422 Grand Street which is less than a half a mile from your Rivington apartment, serves sausages, beer and other Austrian-Hungarian favorites at communal tables indoors and out. Try out their famous Bavarian soft pretzel, which is warm from the oven and comes with lipateur cheese and Haus-made grainy mustard.


House of Que

340 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken

(201) 706-8755



120 Washington Street, Hoboken

(201) 533-8089
Pilsener Haus and Biergarten

1422 Grand St, Hoboken

(201) 683-5465

Skip Chef-Duty by Getting Thanksgiving Dinner at these Hoboken Restaurants

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Your Rivington apartment may be stunning, but we get it – you don’t always have the time or will to cook, especially on busy Thanksgiving Day. If you want to skip the hassle this year, you certainly live in the right place – there are tons of places in Hoboken to get a Thanksgiving dinner right outside of your Rivington apartment.

Amanda’s, located at 908 Washington Street, will be hosting their Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the big day. For $55 per person for a three-course, pre-fixe menu, you can choose from selections such as traditional oven roasted turkey with stuffing served with Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and cranberry chutney as well as roasted prime rib with smashed marble potatoes, braised onions, horseradish aioli and au jus.

At The Brass Rail located at 135 Washington Street, guests can enjoy a three-course pre-fixe meal for $45 per person which includes coffee, tea or soda as well as entrees such as a roasted turkey dinner served with savory sausage bread pudding, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and baby carrots topped with a black pepper gravy as well as sweet potato and short rib ravioli with patty pan squash, pomegranate and house made chive marshmallow.

From 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., McLoone’s Pier House at 1300 Sinatra Drive will be serving their buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner for about $30 per adult and $13 per child 12 and under as well as $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys. Some of the dishes you can expect to find at this waterfront favorite are turkey and gravy, chicken with white wine sauce, eggplant lasagna and more.

Seafood for Summer in Hoboken

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Our waterfront city is nautical all year round, but there’s something about the summer that just gets us in the mood for seafood. Whether’s it’s waterfront dining with beautiful city views, or a greasy little food truck with the best fried seafood around, Hoboken has a few great summery options for sea food lovers.

Biggie’s Clam Bar: With multiple locations around New Jersey (and one in Tennessee!) Biggie’s Clam Bar is a local, casual favorite for some seafood. Just as much a destination for their social scene and outdoor dining, Biggie’s is the perfect atmosphere for a casual night of fried delights from the sea.


Luke’s Lobster: While most equate lobster to New England, in Hoboken it’s all about Luke. Luke’s has locations all around the country, but we love Hoboken’s with it’s rustic, chic vibe. You can also catch Luke’s on the go, with their food truck frequently seen around the city, tantalizing residents with their mouth watering lobster rolls.

Del Frisco’s Grille: Upscale and on the waterfront, Del Frisco’s is everything that you expect a good seafood restaurant to be. Famous in name for it’s Manhattan counterpart, this Hoboken seafood restaurant is a must for those looking for a date night with a side of shellfish.


BYOB Restaurants in Hoboken

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Hoboken has a great restaurant scene worth exploring, but it can get expensive when you plan on having a few drinks with your meals. Lucky for us, there are several places around Hoboken, many close by to The Rivington, that offer BYOB service. Some places will charge a corking fee, but the small fee is often worth the luxury of bringing your own bottle of wine! Here are some local spots if you are looking to cut your bill a little by saving on the drink prices.

Sabores: This Mexican restaurant allow those who choose to dine here to bring their own bottle of wine to the table. Enjoy some glasses at your convenience—and within your price range, or you can ask the servers to mix up the wine into sangria. You can visit their website to view their full menu as well as contact them with any questions!

Ayame Hibachi & Sushi: This restaurant is within walking distance of The Rivington—perfect if you are planning on having a few drinks with your mea and don’t want to drive homel. Ayame serves up Asian cuisine including sushi pieces and hand made rolls, Japanese kitchen entrees, noodle dishes and fried rice. You can view the menu on their website for all the different options available!

Otto Strada: This Italian restaurant is close by to The Rivington on Park Avenue. In less than a five minute drive (or ten minute walk) you can savor over some delicious pasta dishes, homemade pizza or traditional Italian dishes while sipping on your favorite wine or liquor. For details make sure to take a look at their website.

For more BYOB options around Hoboken, take a look at the link here!

Hoboken’s Best Vegan Friendly Eateries

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Vegan dieting is a trend many people have been taking up lately. Not only is this diet healthful for you, vegan dieting also incorporates a green and environmentally friendly lifestyle. 

Here are a bunch of delicious vegan friendly restaurants in Hoboken– most conveniently close by to The Rivington. They are all perfect places to try for our Bozzuto #BeTheGreen challenge this month!

Honey Grow: Just a quick 7 minute drive for our residents at The Rivington, this is a highly-praised new eatery in Hoboken. Their ingredients consist of organic based products and all produce is purchased from local New York and New Jersey markets and farms if available. Items on their menu are not all vegan friendly, but you can modify and menu option to meet your needs in addition to the items specified vegan that are included on the menu. Some of their vegan options include Red Coconut Curry Stir Fry with rice noodles, organic roasted spicy tofu, pineapples, jalapeños, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro and Roasted Tomato Miso Kale Salad with roasted tomato miso dressing, green kale, organic roasted spicy tofu, apples, carrots, roasted beets, red onions, radishes, and sesame sticks. Their sauces are all homemade, and many of them are vegan. Take a look at their website for the full menu and Facebook page for more information.

M&M: Matt and Meera’s is just five minutes away from The Rivington! Vegan menu items include the Vegan Burger with housemade minced seasonal vegetable patty, lettuce, tomatoes & onion on a soft roll and Chana Masala with slow cooked chick peas with tomatoes, onion & herbs as well as other options. You can find all options on the website and note Vegan options are denoted with a “VG” symbol and vegetarian options labeled “V”.

Tony Boloney’s: Down the road from The Rivington, residents have at their disposal some of the best vegan pizza around! What is great about this top pizza joint is they serve pizza with no dietary restrictions as well as specialty vegan menu so residents can go with any mixed group of friends no matter their dietary needs! Their vegan pizza specialties include King Pizza featuring moroccan roasted cauliflower, red quinoa, lemon tahini hummus, golden raisins & a harissa chimichurri, and other options as well!
Bwe Kafe: This may not be a restaurant but this earth conscious coffee house is eco friendly and offers some vegan treats–including delicious chocolate chip cookies! What is also great about this local spot is a portion of all proceeds go towards helping the recovery efforts in Hati from the Earthquake in 2010.