Lorenzo T. nailed it - You want good Italian food on a budget then Leo's is your spot. The food isn't going to wow you, but it's all reasonably priced along with the drinks ($4.75 heineken and peroni bottles). The atmosphere is great with a laid back old school vibe.
If you're in the mood for a local Italian place, then Leo's is worth a look at. It won't be the best food you've ever had, but it will hit the spot. Despite some of the reviews, our waitress (whose name I sadly forget) was terrific and very attentive.
I came here for darts and took advantage of the Yelp offer. It was a good time. The Guinness was good and the shepherd's pie was excellent. The service was outstanding and the staff were all great.
I'll definitely be back to Nelly's and will try to hit it before MSG events in the future.
This place is fantastic. I am a meat and potatoes guys. My wife loves seafood. Thanks to Lure Fishbar, we both have a place to go when we want something great.
The Lure Style Cheeseburger is outstanding. I'll definitely be back for more.
Totally agree with Douglas K on this. The overall experience was good and I'm glad that I went to Minetta. But I doubt I'll be in a huge rush to go back.
As a fair warning, I grew up in Woodside and am a Donovan's burger junkie. In addition, my friend's father is a butcher, so we normally get quality cuts of meat for our burgers.
As for Minetta, the Black Label Burger was very good. But the hype did not live up to the experience. It was really good but $26 good? Eh, I don't know. I'm glad I tried it, it's been on my list. For $15, I think I would definitely be back. But I'd honestly rather get 3 Donovan's burgers than the 1 BLB.
We were also seated in the middle of the dining area and had to deal with the busboys and patrons walking behind me. A little distracting and annoying when you're out for a relatively expensive dinner.
Don't get me wrong, it was a great experience and I enjoyed my dinner and time there. And I would encourage people to go for the old school vibe and to try the BLB if you are a burger fan. But don't hype it up or you may be disappointed.
Came here for restaurant week and was completely satisfied. Thanks to my Yelp check in, I received a free Prickly Pear margarita. Definitely a good way to start off.
For a restaurant week menu, the portions were great. Started off with short rib taquitos. Very tasty with awesome meat and a great sauce.
Next came the hangar steak with bacon mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, rice and beans. Now, I hope I never have to actually choose a "last meal" but if I had to, it would probably be this. The steak was cooked perfectly and very tasty. The sauce served with it was excellent, spicy but not overbearing. Bacon clearly makes everything better and I will have to try to replicate these potatoes at home.
The dessert was amazing. Chocolate cake with ice cream and another chocolate sauce. The cake itself was a little rich but with the ice cream, it was a perfect combination.
Some reviews have complained about the service or staff. I have nothing but wonderful things to say all the way through. Our server, Jessiee, was great - very helpful with drink selections and a very pleasant demeanor.
Will definitely be back and hope they have this exact menu for future restaurant weeks!
The best Guinness I've had in Hoboken! I always find it amazing that people order a PBR can or Miller Lite when a bar has a good selection of beer but I guess these kids will grow up sooner or later.
This is a fairly standard Irish bar but the staff was pleasant and we ended up having a great time. It's more of a neighborhood bar without all the craziness of the Washington Street bars. It was crowded on a Friday night but it was still easy to get a drink and carry on a conversation. Will definitely be back for the Guinness.
Excellent Cuban food. I would like to offer more of a review but after an afternoon at a rooftop bar then watching the Giants/Packers game, the details somehow escape me. But I do remember the empanadas and ropa vieja being excellent.
As my wife said numerous times for brunch, wtf? I regret not reading Debbie R.'s review as we pretty much had the same experience.
My wife wanted French Toast for Sunday Brunch around 1pm. So we walked around a little and found ourselves outside Cha Cha. We were told there was a brunch for $25. We asked if we could just order off of the regular menu and were told absolutely.
So we followed the server down to the lower level where the buffet brunch awaited. The server and who I assume was the manager were extremely friendly (1 star). My wife ordered french toast and I ordered pancakes and bacon. About 5 minutes later, they came out with 3 orders of regular toast. Huh? Instead of complaining, my wife ordered eggs and bacon - which came out on the cool side.
My pancakes and bacon were good (1 star) - but it was an odd experience. In hindsight, we should've just had brunch at the Clevelander where we could have at least looked at a menu.
NYC bars are as fun as the people there. Triona and Mike are solid people and great bartenders. As it's close to NYU, you sometimes have to deal with college kids and their shots of Jager.
For all the misplaced Chicago people in NY, this is also a Chicago bar, especially for Bears games. There's 2 dart boards, a pool table and Golden Tee. Stop in and have a beer if you're nearby.