Sasso’s Liquors & Delicatessen

1/15/2008:

New Sasso’s is open

Stopped in to see the new owners Frank and Mark (of the uptown Bagels on the Hudson), who re-opened Sasso’s yesterday.

A couple changes to note right off the bat:

  • The serve coffee
  • They have a full breakfast menu (including bacon! Hooray!)
  • Expanded hours are 6am-Midnight, 7 days week
  • They deliver

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I only spent a few minutes inside, but one of the things I was concerned about was the roast beef. I truly enjoyed Sam’s store-cooked roast beef (which was purchased from Truglio’s). Frank told me about his secret recipe, how it’s seared in water (to retain juices), and injected with garlic. He seemed confident that their roast beef will be at the very least, on par. He also said that he’s absolutely open for suggestions and feedback from area residents. Good or bad.

Additionally, they’re planning a few renovations inside. New floors, some new fixtures and general sprucing up. For the most part, they want new Sasso’s to offer everything available before, and more.

Good luck guys, and can’t wait to try the RB!

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1/12/2008 Update:

End of an Era

It’s official now. Sasso’s finally changed owners yesterday. New owners may re-open as soon as Monday.

Thank you for everything Rose and Sam! I hope the roast beef with the new owners is even 1/2 as good!

5/1/2007 Update:

So I confirmed with Sam & Rose last night that Sasso’s has a deal in progress to finally sell their shop after 44 years. They’re 1/3rd of the way of it being “signed, sealed and delivered”. They hope to be done with the process by the end of the summer, if everything goes well.

I have to say, as much as I’m extremely happy for them, I will certainly be heartbroken when they’re gone. The incredibly kind and wonderful people they are, along with the hard work they put in to provide (my) the neighborhood with a great place for delicious homemade food, reasonable prices and personable attention you just can’t get anywhere else will be missed. If the new owners can put in 10% of what Sasso’s provided uptown Hoboken, they should be alright.

Regardless if this deal goes through, please try and get down there and have a taste of some of their fantastic dishes. It’s my favorite roast beef in town, and I think they sell more chicken products than the Northeast quadrant of KFC. Never been disappointed there! Good luck, guys!

12/4/2006:
Sassos Deli is for sale in case anyone is interested!

Here’s the link to the NY Times and their website.

Definitely a good location.

Description – Deli
Services – Deli, Grocery, Catering, Hot Food, Sandwiches, Liquor
Address – 1038 Garden St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-4324
Telephone – (201) 217-9562

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35 Responses

  1. andnme123 says:

    I think Frank and Mike will do real well in the New Sasso’s. I hope that people reading this will not base the new store on some of these comments. I think people have to get used to change. I don’t think that you find anyone that worked as hard as Sam and Rose. They were constantly accommodating all there customers needs. Sam was everyone’s personal chef. Rose and Sam always had a smile on their faces even after those long hours with no breaks. As far as Oh well Okay’s comments dinner hour for most people 6 or 7 p.m. what do you expect the food to look like at 9. After all, they closed at ten. Maybe you should consider eating at a 24 hour place where the food looks great but taste awful. Frank and Mike deserve a chance and I know with our great neighborhood we will give them a warm Hoboken welcome. Good Luck Guys. The place looks great already.

  2. asil etuc says:

    I definitely will give the new Sasso’s a try. I will truly miss Sam and Rose . If the new owners want to be successful, they will try their absolute best to replicate all that Sam and Rose have built up and maintained for their many years of success. How often do you come across a business or employer who truly has time for it’s customers. I am a single person who has lived in the area for a while and this store was my prescription for many things. The delectable,fresh food, the friendly conversation and good hearts made this my home away from home. I always felt special as these folks always had time to lend an ear. Not to mention the tasty hot foods, overstuffed sandwiches and made to order requests. I really believe that it will be especially hard to duplicate their famous eggplant parm. The recipe must be a treasured secret,as I have tried to re-create this many times. To the new owners….please don’t let all that Sam and Rose left behind fall by the wayside. If you can run this business in a similar style you will have tremendous success. Integrity, friendliness, good food, dedication, and fair prices would be great stepping stones to a successful store. Good Luck!

  3. jethro says:

    Viva Sassos! That food! That service! Their crab cakes rocked! Went in to try one, walked out with four! And the chicken guisado? Mama mia! Met Stephen the chef. Great guy. Great place. Gonna be a regular!

  4. kevinhbk says:

    gotta try Sasso’s…Those guys, Mike and Frank have picked up where Rose and Sam left off and taken it to the next level. I have been there several times over the last two weeks and the food has been as good or better as anything i have yet to have in Hoboken. Keep up the good work guys!

  5. ricky roma says:

    i had a GREAT chicken parm dinner there the other night. it was without question the best takeout chicken parm i have had in town, and i think i must have hit almost every joint in the last 8 years.

  6. boken-a says:

    Do they still have wings? Rose’s wings were the bomb diggidy!

  7. deucefranchise says:

    Lets see. A Hot roast beef with mozzarella goes from 5 dollars to 8.55 its not as good and they forget the mozzarella. Chicken parm also not as good and also a lot more money. I miss sam and rose!

  8. nbm3 says:

    [quote comment=”69845″]Lets see. A Hot roast beef with mozzarella goes from 5 dollars to 8.55 its not as good and they forget the mozzarella. Chicken parm also not as good and also a lot more money. I miss sam and rose![/quote]
    Market price. Everything has gone through the roof.

  9. sunset says:

    Loved Sam and Rose. The food is better place is cleaner! Coast more but everything has gone up in the last 2 months. Steve,Frank & Mike are very nice

  10. jethro says:

    Hey Hoboken,have you tried Sasso’s crabcakes? Had a couple there last Friday, and bought six more to tide me over the weekend. They’re amazing! Just like everything else at this super-special place with super-nice people and a very talented chef, Stephen.

  11. matt_72 says:

    [quote comment=”90669″]Hey Hoboken,have you tried Sasso’s crabcakes? Had a couple there last Friday, and bought six more to tide me over the weekend. They’re amazing! Just like everything else at this super-special place with super-nice people and a very talented chef, Stephen.[/quote]

    Despite the fact that this looks like an ad, I’ll give it a try. I am always looking for a good crab cake. But if this is full of of “filling” and not much crabmeat, I am going to give it a huge thumbs down.

  12. oh well okay says:

    highly recommend – nice guys, good food.

  13. jizmo says:

    The guys have seemed a little depressed lately when I visited. I heard that they are looking to bail.

  14. truth1 says:

    I picked up some great eggplant and pasta 😛

  15. sunset says:

    try the rice balls …

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