The NEW Clam Broth House

Clam Broth House sold to Biggie’s in Hoboken

3/12/2012 Update:

Clam Broth House sold – Biggie’s Clam Bar takes over.

Hoboken Clam Broth House opens to rave reviews!

6/11/2010 Update:

As a longtime Mile Square resident, this is exactly what is needed in the downtown neighborhood. It’s about time we had a restaurant that didn’t strive just to be the best at what it does in Hoboken, but steps up to compare with similar restaurants in the New York area and beyond.

The Clam Broth House Basics

The Clam Broth House, owned by Danny Tattoli – is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Bar menu is served all day and night, until last call (1:30am on weekdays, 2:30am on Fridays and Saturdays). Dinner is served from 4pm to 10:30pm (11pm on Fri & Sat).

Executive Chef Marcos Brito is well known in Hoboken, with stints at Elysian Cafe (when then reopened in 2004), Amanda’s and Four L’s. His culinary style focuses on the flavor of the premium main ingredients, with less emphasis on over-spicing and extra complicated dishes. They’re trying to be as close to the original Clam Broth House as possible – with a few modern twists.

Besides the every day menu items (SEE FULL MENU HERE) – daily specials include the Risotto of the Day (recent versions include sundried tomatoes and mushrooms), as well as the “Catch of the Day,” which was Branzio (European Seabass) at the time of this review.

Tattoli said that humongous hand that made the Clam Broth House a landmark (and part of the reason the old building fell apart in the first place) is currently being “restored.” Much work is being put into it, in order to preserve the exact same look, while making it stronger and lighter. He expects it back within three to five months.

A Hoboken Seafood force to be reckoned with… and more!

Finally, some real European-style seafood in Hoboken, as well as a great, truly late-night bar menu. All the dishes I sampled offered multi-layered flavors without being overbearing or complicated. They just worked.

The Pulled Pork sliders were well balanced and not sloppy. The fresh mini-brioche style rolls were the perfect bread to wrap around the lean, clean and flavorful pork. The sweet sauce that envelops the meat is not your typical Hoboken “out of the bottle” fare. The sauce is created in-house, and it shows. The crab cake sliders are similarly fresh and flavorful. No frozen crabcakes at the Clam Broth House. Each of the sliders is created with your shirt in mind, meaning it’s not so overloaded with sauce and meat that it ends up all over you.

The blackened Spiced Tuna Salad (pictured above) was seared to perfection. I like Sushi, and I like Tunafish sandwiches. I’m not big on seared Tuna because too many chefs don’t know good Tuna when they see it, or have no idea where to source it. Clearly not the case here, with surprisingly good “melt in your mouth” flavor with a cherry tomato relish that includes hints of lime and cilantro.

The Shellfish Cioppino entrée was a continental seafood lover’s dream. Lobster, shrimp, mussels and clams in a white wine saffron broth with cherry tomatoes and fennel. A signature plate for a restaurant with the history of the CBH done right.

Also had a chance to sample the Baked Lobster special (pictured above) – which is normally part of a more diverse dish which includes Rock Shrimp Marscapone Risotto and Roasted Tomato Confit. The crabmeat stuffing was out of this world.

The Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza was a marvelous delight. The pancetta married with the fresh fig to present a truly unique, yet authentic flavor. The crust was light and airy like you would be served in Italy.

In future trips I look forward to sampling the Lobster Truffle Mac N Cheese, Filet Mignon, and Guinness Fish and Chips.

The new Clam Broth House is the right restaurant for today’s Hoboken, nodding to a glorious past while offering what people here have been yearning for: a truly excellent, reasonably priced place for fresh seafood prepared with skill and style.

Clam Broth House Photo Gallery

See various photos of the establishment, as well as dishes mentioned in this exclusive Hoboken411 review – in the Flickr Photo Gallery below:

Welcome back to Hoboken, Clam Broth House!

See previous updates after the jump…

4/23/2010:

Clam Broth House hoping to open Summer 2010

Finally, some serious action over at the Clam Broth House Corporate Center building (36-42 Newark Street). Here’s a brief sneak preview of what’s coming…

Owner Danny Tattoli (who also owns Four L’s) – gave Hoboken411 a quick tour yesterday, and said that he’s trying his best to recreate the old Clam Broth House menu, look and feel. The nearly 7,000 square foot restaurant will feature two levels, ample seating (occupancy expected to be nearly 300 patrons), and rich detail throughout. From the hand-carved mahogany bar and crown moldings, to the stained glass walls – Tattoli is trying his best to make this a destination restaurant in Hoboken. Even the 48″ tables are a welcome touch, which will allow ample room for dishes and make the overall dining experience better for both customers as well as waiters.

More to come on this, and hopefully they’ll be in position to open before the summer ends! Good luck on the new venture, Danny!

Description: New Clam Broth House Restaurant
Address: 36-42 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-656-1111
Website: http://www.theclambrothhouse.com

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53 Comments on "The NEW Clam Broth House"


Chetr
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Chetr
4 years 24 days ago
Happy to see the Clam Broth House is back. I moved to California 34 years ago but from 1962 to 1978 the Clam Broth House was my second home, being a seaman with American Export Isbrandtsen Lines, which was just across the street, we all lived there! When the Stag Bar was open (no women) the hot free clam broth hit the spot on cold winter days and my mouth still waters for the Zuppa da clams in the dented up old pots that it was cooked it. One night I looked up from my food and saw three guys… Read more »
klaatu
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klaatu
4 years 24 days ago
It’s gone again. It’s now a Biggie’s.[quote comment=”215356″]Happy to see the Clam Broth House is back. I moved to California 34 years ago but from 1962 to 1978 the Clam Broth House was my second home, being a seaman with American Export Isbrandtsen Lines, which was just across the street, we all lived there! When the Stag Bar was open (no women) the hot free clam broth hit the spot on cold winter days and my mouth still waters for the Zuppa da clams in the dented up old pots that it was cooked it. One night I looked up… Read more »
Chetr
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Chetr
4 years 24 days ago

Klaatu: “Octa barrada nickto” If you know what that means. Thanks for the reply. Seems as if my dream of returning to the Clam Broth House is gone….again.[quote comment=”215358″]It’s gone again. It’s now a Biggie’s.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob
5 years 7 months ago

I enjoyed and had a good time there too. Dan Tattoli did a great job on the place too.

truthbetold
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truthbetold
5 years 7 months ago
My husband and I came to eat at this place that just recently opened.. The bar is ok, nothing new or exciting but the food…… Please take caution when eating at this place, my husband took 1 bite of their stuffed clams and had to run to the bathroom to spit it out… he warned me NOT to eat it as it was bad… bad meaning the clams were spoiled before they were cooked… We waited about 30 minutes for our appetizers to arrive….. then another 45 minutes for our entrees to arrive and probably about 20 minutes for our… Read more »
boston1
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5 years 9 months ago

Has anyone been here lately? is it any better?

homeworld
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5 years 7 months ago

I ate here for restaurant week and enjoyed it very much. [quote comment=”196526″]Has anyone been here lately? is it any better?[/quote]

plywood
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plywood
5 years 11 months ago
Well I took the plunge and stopped by to belly up to the bar at about 10:30. Server, “Rory”, was energetic, on top of it and -are you sitting down- professional. Actually was asked if I wanted to see a menu, as far as I know this is unheard of in Hoboken, where ordering food after about 9:45 is considered a favor in most establishments. Anyway, I got the steamed clams with a wine sauce. Awesome, just give them a try. Service prompt anticipatory and courteous. I am so in love with the idea that there is a place that… Read more »
hobo5525
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hobo5525
5 years 9 months ago
Never one to post, but here is my 2 cent review of the Clam Broth house after dining here tonight…After arriving we were told it would be about 10 minutes for our table to be ready and we could have a seat at the bar (no complaints about that)….I ordered a beer and my wife ordered a water..I was charged $4.00 ( no problem)..I gave the bartender (balding guy..Just stating that for description purposes) my credit card and he told me it would be a $15.00 minimum..I told him we were waiting for a table…He didn’t seem to care..I then… Read more »
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