The Dining Room at Anthony David’s
1/31/2008 Menu Update:
Not sure if anyone noticed, but they’ve added additional options to the menu, and guess what? Even lowered prices on some items! Hooray!
They’re supposedly set to re-open TODAY.
Here’s what I found out was done:
- New floors throughout (including new kitchen tiles)
- Some new fixtures
- Complete cleanup of basement, including over 100lbs of concrete to seal sewer pipe area (helps prevent “critters”)
Here’s a little update from a reader, who noticed the sudden “closed for renovations” over at Anthony David’s.
“Anthony David’s closed suddenly last week for renovations and something is clearly underway. They claim they’d be reopened within a week but considering the wait for inspections it already looks unlikely. Also heard a rumor that the owner was trying to condo the building. Maybe they had to do some improvements to allow the condo deal to go through?”
Here’s a few pictures taken last night.
Get all the restaurant details, plus see a review from over a year ago as well, after the jump.
Tasty, but cramped if you’re 6′ or taller.
SEE BELOW FOR DINNER REVIEW
Description – Restaurant, outdoor dining in summer. Formal yet relaxed dining. Gourmet specialties store. Entrée price range $16-$30.
Services – Prepared foods, catering, cheese, Oil & Vinegars, Coffees & Teas, pate, cured meats, biscuits, chocolate, Catering selection, Gift Baskets. BYOB
Website – www.anthonydavids.com
Address – 953 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-5107
Telephone – (201) 222-8399
This review comes from a regular reader. Thanks for sharing your dinner perspectives!
The atmosphere at Anthony David’s is pretty romantic if you’re in the back dining room and on a date. You are practically sitting on top of your neighbors, but most of us have experienced that in the city anyway. Just hope for neighbors that aren’t rude, or making a spectacle. I have only been seated in the back dining room; the front dining room looks a little bit more spacious if you are claustrophobic.
Instead of butter or even olive oil with your bread, they start you with a hummus that is made with a white bean puree with herbs and olive oil. Like many true Americans, I really happen to love butter, so I would rather have that. But the hummus was still exceptional.
We started with a platter of 3 different cheeses. You can get a selection of 3, 4, or 5 different combos, since there were only two of us, we didn’t want to over-do it. We chose an AGED GOUDA – Dutch; hard texture, raw cow’s milk, ROARING FORTIES Australian; blue cheese, buttery, and sweet, cow’s milk, and an AGED MANCHEGO Spanish; semi-hard, full flavor; raw sheep’s milk. I can’t even tell you which was my favorite, because they were all spectacular. The cheese also comes served with a Cherri Demi, sort of a cherry chutney, which tastes great with a bite of cheese and bread. When I have eaten here with a larger group, it’s nice to not only get a cheese platter, but also the cured meat platter.
For dinner I had the Chilean Sea Bass, with Speck, Brussel Sprouts and Thyme. The sea bass was flaky and moist, and actually had a crispy top to it (which was a nice change, I loved it.) Speck is a proscitto/ham type meat, I am not a big pork eater, but there were only small cubes of that under the fish, and the brussel sprouts, if you like them, were deliciously farm fresh. I am a big fish eater; last time I ate here I had the seared sea scallops with cream corn. If you like fish, both of these dishes are fantastic. Keep in mind, the portions are not huge at this restaurant, so ordering a cheese platter or salad of some kind is a good idea.
My friend had the Crispy Duck Breast with Pumpkin Polenta, Wilted Arugula, and a Cherri Demi (like was served with the cheese.) I am not a big duck fan, but it was really very good, not too fatty, not too rich. A small bite of everything on the plate together, was the perfect combination.
No dessert for us this time, but I have had the Homemade Bourbon Glazed Donuts, there is really no describing how good they are. If I remember correctly they were served with ice cream, again, if you still have a twinge of hunger, have these. They are simply to die for (especially if you are a sweet eater!)
Overall, service is always great at Anthony David’s. The pace of the meal is just how I like it; you are never being rushed through any part of your meal or your wine because someone is waiting for your table. But you also aren’t sitting there waiting for an hour for your food to show up. This is a rarity in Hoboken. Having said that, they only take reservations for 6 or more people, so get here early if you want a table. Especially now that summer is over. Enjoy!Hoboken NJ