See quick weekend Brunch review below!

Description – Restaurant & Lounge. Trendy, spare decor. Views of the Hudson river and Manhattan.
Services – International/Eclectic cuisine. Bar & Lounge.
Website –
Address – 1 14th St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 876-1900


June 2007 review:

For starters, I’ve been to Lua many times for reasons other than eating. While I’ve tasted the some of the dishes, and found them enjoyable, I’ve never formally sat down and had a meal until last Memorial Day weekend.


Had the brunch special. Which is basically $15 per person, but you pick one dish, and have unlimited Mojiotos, Bloody Marys or Mimosas. Not sure if that is “while your plate is on the table” or not, but I had four Mojitos and was quite satisfied.

We sat outside, and I found it to be just fine, although my date thought the seating arrangements reminded her of “Ikea” furniture. Definitely not long-term seating, but was ok for me (and I’m a enormous 6’4″ dude).


Simple menu with about 20 or more different options to choose from. Read the quick synopsis below.

She chose the Grilled tuna salad (with all sorts of stuff, vegetables, avocado, etc), encrusted in sesame seeds. Very tasty and satisfying. She ate slowly and enjoyed it tremendously.


I picked (as usual) a dish with some form of bacon in it. The grilled chicken BLT. I found the chicken to be well cooked and perfectly seasoned. It was on some toasted white bread and a side of fries. The fries were decent in my book, as I ate most of them (except the one I dropped on the floor).


Overall, I think this is a fabulous place for a quick and economical brunch. Great views of Manhattan, acceptable service, and a good buzz afterward.

Give it a shot one weekend if you’re in town and not at some beach house!

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65 Comments on "LUA"

9 years 12 days ago

It’s crowded for a reason. The food is amazing! Bar scene can be a bit overwhelming, but the restaurant is excellent!

8 years 9 months ago

excellent food. Very expensive, but just great food.

8 years 4 months ago

I’ve been here 3 or 4 separate times and each time it is amazing. every dish i have tried so far has been great. It is a little expensive, but if you want higher scale service, food and atmosphere there is a price to that.

8 years 4 months ago

Lua, come for the Fuda, stay for the Hua’s 😆

8 years 4 months ago

Those women sitting in front of you look like they’re on the street. Are their no railings or anything to cordon off the cafe seating? Nothing covering your heads either? I thought that was a health code violation. I haven’t been over there since the summer started to see for myself.