Harvest Cuisine – Doomed?

Did Harvest Cuisine go out of business already?

Several Hoboken411 readers inquired whether Harvest Cuisine at 518 Washington Street is doomed – saying it hasn’t been open in a while. Their website doesn’t seem to indicate that they’re closed.

But I swung by yesterday, and it was indeed closed in the middle of the day. I asked some fellas over at Robongi next door – and despite the complete lack of understanding the English language, one guy made the “finished” (i.e. doomed) motion with his arms.

If they really are doomed (and not on vacation or sabbatical) it’d be a shame.

Have you tried Harvest Cuisine yet?

7/5/2011 Update:

Over the past couple weeks – each time I walk by Harvest Cuisine at 518 Washington St., the outdoor eating area is empty – while neighboring restaurants have customers.

I still haven’t had the opportunity to taste the food here, but the menus look interesting. The have a lunch menu, dinner menu and brunch menu.

Have any of you tried it yet? Is it any good? Prices seem fair… Do people mainly order delivery? Or is the concept just too unique for customers to understand it?

Harvest Cuisine now open for Dinner in Hoboken NJ

2/14/2011:

Expects to be fully operational by early March…

The wait is finally over for Harvest Cuisine at 518 Washington Street. They officially open for dinner tonight – and will add the “market,” lunch and brunch over the next few weeks.

See Harvest Cuisine Dinner Menu here. Enjoy!

Harvest Cuisine getting close to opening in Hoboken

2/8/2011 Update:

Spoke with workers who were installing a brown retractable awning on the upcoming Harvest Cuisine restaurant at 518 Washington St. today… and they seemed to think the new fresh eatery will be opening as soon as this week!

Good news for Hoboken residents!

Unique eatery coming to 518 Washington in Hoboken

1/28/2011:

It might be said that the horrible all-you-can-eat debacle that was going on over at Wild Ginger (518 Washington St.) was the final nail in their coffin.

They’re doomed. Finished. Gone.

So what’s coming next?

Well – glad you asked! Opening up in February 2011 – is Harvest Cuisine. A unique kind of eatery that offers relatively healthy choices, fresh to-go items, sit down dining, BYOB, and even a late night menu!

The owners said the restaurant can be classified as a market for “Global Cuisine,” with carving stations, a la carte dinner items and a “red eye” menu. They’re comparing themselves somewhat to Market Basket in Franklin Lakes. “We’ll be serving fresh, seasonal items that Hoboken will love,” said the owner.

Their website www.harvestcuisine.com should be up online next week.

More updates to come!

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41 Comments on "Harvest Cuisine – Doomed?"


Member
4 years 7 months ago

Hooray! No more stacks of Wild Ginger menus cluttering our lobbies!

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QJ201
4 years 7 months ago

That location has become the White Elephant of Washington St. Nothing survives there. The owner would be better off converting it back to ground floor retail space with apartments above.

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4 years 7 months ago

Remember that Italian place about 9 years ago? I’m sure it had to be a front or something. We sat down and ordered a pizza once that I’m pretty positive they ordered from somewhere else and then served to us. [quote comment=”202676″]That location has become the White Elephant of Washington St. Nothing survives there. The owner would be better off converting it back to ground floor retail space with apartments above.[/quote]

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chacha17
4 years 7 months ago

that’s a brilliant idea…you order from “their menu” – which is actually a combo of about 20 restaurants in Hobo – giving the full credit to the actual restaurant (ie – “Arthur’s Burger”, “Robongi spicy tuna”, “Hudson Grill Buff Chicken spring rol”l, etc.) then you have someone go pick it up and bring it back and you eat it in the “restaurant”…make it BYOB (of course)…a buffet of your favorite Hoboken food all in one place

ok…maybe not[quote comment=”202687”]Remember that Italian place about 9 years ago? I’m sure it had to be a front or something. We sat down and ordered a pizza once that I’m pretty positive they ordered from somewhere else and then served to us. [/quote]

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gds81
4 years 7 months ago

I actually have high hopes for this place. My neighbor mentioned that he heard that the chef won chopped a couple of weeks ago.

Member
4 years 7 months ago

I believe that once a food location gets a bad rep no matter what type of food place follows it in that location it dies. It is like the location is haunted. I have seen a lot of eateries try to establish a new place on the the site of a haunted location fold in a matter of months. Maybe the prospective owner should get a priest or shaman to perform a ceremony or a blessing to cleanse the site of evil spirits.

Member
4 years 7 months ago

That’s simply not true. Look at Taco Truck as a perfect example of a business that moved into a location that had multiple bad owners and they are doing just fine.

If you actually make a consistently good product in town, people will come. The problem isn’t the location, it’s the people opening their terrible restaurants.[quote comment=”202710″]I believe that once a food location gets a bad rep no matter what type of food place follows it in that location it dies. It is like the location is haunted. I have seen a lot of eateries try to establish a new place on the the site of a haunted location fold in a matter of months. Maybe the prospective owner should get a priest or shaman to perform a ceremony or a blessing to cleanse the site of evil spirits.[/quote]

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4 years 7 months ago

You can’t compare lunch trucks with set location restaurant and I am not against lunch trucks some of the best food was from seedy looking but great food trucks. What I mean is people avoid the spot not the establishment. There was a great deli by my house it was there for many years and the owner died. The family sold it to some smuck hill billy and even though he is long gone and the place has changed hands 4/5 times no one even gives the spot a try. And who knows the guy that now has the deli might be good , but the clock is ticking.[quote comment=”202744″]That’s simply not true. Look at Taco Truck as a perfect example of a business that moved into a location that had multiple bad owners and they are doing just fine.If you actually make a consistently good product in town, people will come. The problem isn’t the location, it’s the people opening their terrible restaurants.

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4 years 7 months ago

Taco Truck is a store, escaped68. 62 Newark Street.[quote comment=”202757″]You can’t compare lunch trucks with set location restaurant and I am not against lunch trucks some of the best food was from seedy looking but great food trucks. What I mean is people avoid the spot not the establishment. There was a great deli by my house it was there for many years and the owner died. The family sold it to some smuck hill billy and even though he is long gone and the place has changed hands 4/5 times no one even gives the spot a try. And who knows the guy that now has the deli might be good , but the clock is ticking.

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4 years 7 months ago

Sorry, I didn’t know.[quote comment=”202767″]Taco Truck is a store, escaped68. 62 Newark Street.

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Member
4 years 7 months ago

When I worked in port newark the longshoremen tipped over a lunch truck because it was awful and made some guys sick. So over she goes.