Description – Popular Pub & Restaurant. New American cuisine. See website for menu and other details. Casual café atmosphere. Zagat rated. Entrée price range $9-$20.
Services – Restaurant, Bar, Live music Tuesdays, Sunday brunch. Take Out
Website – www.oniealshoboken.com
Address – 343 Park Ave, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-3805
Telephone – (201) 653-1492, Fax – 2016539246


JUNE 2006

After a few hours of boozing on the rooftop at City Bistro, it seemed apparent that a quick stop at Onieals would be in order.

Lo behold there was exactly one spot left outside. Lucky us.
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The inside of the bar was bustling as always with an electric crowd and a good sense of energy. Pretty standard at Onieals.
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We were a bit in a hurry (it seemed rain was on it’s way) so we placed our orders without hesitation. Pasta Picante and Cajun Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

The pasta dish had a delicious tomato tang. The chicken and cheese was loaded to perfection. Our reviewer thought the pasta was a bit too stiff for her taste (what woman ever says that?) But the other tasters enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to anyone.
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The Cajun chicken sandwich was another story. While it arrived to the table with great promise, it left the table un-eaten and filled with boo’s. Something was wrong with this particular batch. Had a medicinal taste or some kind of industrial cleaning agent (not that we know what industrial cleaning agent tastes like, but we can always guess). It got sent to the bench, perhaps to play a few games in Double-A ball to get it’s game back on track. Nice try Mr. Cajun.
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We always enjoy Onieals. The burgers (which are banned till August) are always reliable, and the staff is most often accomodating and timely.

So much for the quick review. Give Onieals a shot or let us know what your experiences were!

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23 Comments on "Onieal’s"

9 years 7 months ago

I’ve always loved O’Neals, thanks for reminding me of it, I’m gunna go back soon.

9 years 7 months ago

One MUST try the mozzarella sticks at Onieal’s – they are clearly freshly made, with fresh mozz instead of packaged stuff. They come 4 to a plate and are smothered in a slighly spicy marinara. They’re soft, not quite as crispy as some mozz sticks, but they are SO good. I just wish the place had more outdoor seating.

9 years 7 months ago

To me, its just like Moran’s – but with food. Also it seems that the crowd is usually older 30’s to early 40’s.

9 years 7 months ago

Goat Cheese tart.

If you are into goat cheese.