Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant
REVIEWED AGAIN! READ THE LATEST BELOW THE PHOTOS
Description – Famous place known for its live music , bar, restaurant. Entrée price range $10-$18.
Services – Bar, Restaurant, Live Music, Sunday Brunch
Website – www.maxwellsnj.com
Address – 1039 Washington St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-5201
Telephone – (201) 798-0406,(201) 653-1703
October 2006 Update:
A few of us decided to swing by Maxwells for a quick Sunday bite to eat and to listen to Mike from DC’s Tavern spin a few records.
As always, the food here is consistent and was very tasty. Without getting into too much detail about the food, we ordered Calamari and buffalo wings as appetizers, and a burger, chicken sandwich and skirt steak as entrees. All were delicious and didn’t leave us dissapointed whatsoever. Reliable as always. You can read more from the first review back in April below.
One thing that needs to be noted. The mysterious yellow “hot sauce” that accompanied the buffalo wings was the hottest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth in Hoboken. It had to be habanero pepper-based or worse. I love spicy foods, and this just made me melt. I asked 4 people there what was in it, and no one knew. They said it was the chef’s “secret” recipe. He wasn’t there so I couldn’t find out. As messy as I got after eating it, I’ll do it all over again. Addictive.
April 2006 Review:
Decided to have a quick snack on what would really be the last time smoking was allowed in a Hoboken restaurant.
Have you noticed that all the reviews are quick and basic? Well that’s really all you need.
Ok so my friend and I got a seat by the window so we could watch all the disgruntled and miserable commuters walk home from the 126 bus. How come no one has an optimistic, happy or generally content look on their face anymore? It just puzzles me that more and more people nowadays just don’t seem content, or thrilled to be alive. Oh well, end of that rant, and on to the grub we devoured.
Why is it that she always orders salads? I guess you can say the same about me and my sandwiches and fries. Eh.
She ordered the goat cheese + greens salad with an optional blackened chicken breast. The chicken was perfectly spiced and cooked to flavorful perfection. 10% too much chewing required, but that is still within acceptable norms since the flavor was succulent.
I had the grilled chicken with avocado sandwich. Seeing as I was going through a bacon withdrawl, I added that as well. Bacon is one of the most important traits in a restaurant that serves it. And this bacon was phenomenal. Not my favorite, but the taste was ideal, although I think they should have left a little more fat. 6.74% too crispy. This sandwich hit the spot so much that I only ate half again. I’ll eat the other half for breakfast tomorrow. The taste of chicken was barely noticeable, which is good when you have powerful crunchy pig slabs on there. It was almost completely unnecessary, actually. I could have put styrofoam coffee cups on my sandwich and not noticed. But I needed the protein.
Overall, we’ve always liked the food at Maxwells. The menu is simple, yet tasty. The shepard’s pie used to be my favorite, but it got monotonous after a while. Never again, in fact. Done with that. Met the lifetime quota. The chicken pot pie is to die for and has an unlimited quota. Give it a shot one day, you shouldn’t be disappointed. Oh, and they serve nice GIANT pints of Guiness, and I have to say I like them as cold as they serve them.