City Bistro

Bar & Restaurant

see quick “Happy Hour” (6/28/06)review below as well

See ultra quick review below.

Description – Hip, casual restaurant. Outdoor dining and Rooftop bar available with a (partial) view of Manhattan. Zagat rated. Entrée price range $9-$28. Prix-fixe dinner Mon – Thurs 5pm to 7pm for $10.
Services –
Bar, New American cuisine
Website – (not working anymore)
Address –
56 14th St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-5555
Telephone –
(201) 963-8200

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June 2006

I have to say one thing about City Bistro. The happy hour is kick ass. From 5-8 every day except Saturday, they have the rooftop (not sure if this applies inside, forgot to ask) specials $3 beers. Can’t go wrong with that. The crowds are usually sparse enough to find some elbow room and have a good conversation with just about anyone.

The bartenders are ultra-friendly, and the mood generally upbeat. A great place to kick off the night, or end the grueling workday.

Highly recommended even to those who are afraid to leave their usual stomping grounds.
Check it out!

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June 2006

A beautiful afternoon of boozing on the rooftop turned into yep, you guessed it, more eating. :(

Being on a Sunday, the middle section of Bistro was closed so we grabbed the first table we could find and quickly ordered some standard stuff.

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To quickly review…


  • Standard. No complaints.

Item #1 Buffalo Wings:

  • Not really hot
  • Wimpy portion. Paltry celery helping. Drippy bleu cheese.

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Item #2 Bistro Burger:

  • Ordered medium rare. Came medium rare. Meat had peculiar taste. But didn't kill me (yet).
  • The bun was incredible. The reason I'd order another one again. 1000 sesame seeds and had a bagel-like crunch. Delicious.
  • Fries.. shoestring. Ok.

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Item #3 Pulled pork sandwich

  • Pull-pork section was tasty.
  • One person felt the quantity might have been a bit skimpy.

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Item #4 Plain bar pie

  • ding ding ding. A winner! Tasty.
  • One of the best bar pies in Hoboken
  • Flavorful, cheesy, great crust.
  • I can go on and on.

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Bistro is still a fun place to go to. We now prefer NOT to go there at peak time, because the crowds are kind of overbearing. And after living in Hoboken for so long, most of us adopt a rule that we will never wait in line to go ANYWHERE. But if you get there early, or on a weekend during the summer, the rooftop bar is still a gem.


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25 Comments on "City Bistro"

9 years 8 months ago

didn’t get to city bistro with the link, hmmm?

9 years 8 months ago

Yoooooo this place gots to be open!!! I just got a new batch of Ts and two types of hair gel. Yeah that’s TWO TYPES ladies.

9 years 7 months ago

I have decided not to return to the City Bistro as the last time I was there my Toupe was blown off at the roof top deck and landed in a girls chile at Liberty. You try going to work with a headful of spicy beans and chop meat!