First Looks: Brasserie de Paris
Brasserie de Paris exciting Hoboken, NJ residents
Interested in that new French restaurant over at the SkyClub (700 1st Street)? Well, area resident Kari was eagerly anticipating it, and can say – despite some “opening jitters,” that Brasserie de Paris may have hit just the right note here in Hoboken. See some first looks (“60 Second Review” style) below!
A little bit of France in the Mile Square
As you might recall, the ground-floor restaurant space over at the 17-story Skyclub apartment hasn’t quite fared well. West End Station was apparently a noisy, peace-disturbing Guido-fest, and Sammy’s Roadhouse couldn’t get much momentum for whatever reason (lax management, uninspired food, etc.)
Now the owners of Brassiere de Paris hope to have found that “sweet spot.”
Kari said that right from the get-go it had an authentic French “feel,” with the managers and hostesses all speaking fluid French. The wine list was also regionally represented quite well.
As far as the food – overall it received a “very good” rating. They’ll give them time to sort out minor operational kinks with the service level and kitchen workings. But the consensus was that the food was moderately priced (i.e., a good value).
They sampled the Duck Con Fit, Hangar Steak, escargot, mussels, and various pastas, meats and fish. Most appetizers were under $10, with the exception of some higher-end fish dishes like shrimp & oysters. Entrees averaged in the mid-20’s per plate.
In the end, they were quite happy to have such a restaurant in Hoboken. A nice, comfortable ambiance, with a “classically casual” feel. The music had a somewhat “elegant” sound, a relaxing and “quaint” atmosphere.
They also have Valet Parking, which may help bring the crowd in from other parts of Hoboken and beyond. Brunch menus are planned in the near future as well.
Note that some people have already trashed the place online, saying there was no cheese plates, and that they ran out of certain wine. So either wait until they’ve smoothed out their operation, or go in with the expectation that there may be a few hiccups because they’re a newly opened establishment.
You can call (917)415-9066 to make reservations, and for more info.