Quays, The

Pretty fancy inside. Reminds me of a hotel bar.

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Description – Upscale restaurant & lounge. Parkside/waterside location. Irish American Cuisine. Entree price range approx $20-$30+.
Services – Lunch & Dinner
Website – www.thequayshoboken.com
Address – 310 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030
Telephone – (201) 656-2521

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June 2006

What was just a routine trip running a few errands turned into yet another restaurant review (thanks to that $100 gift certificate we had waiting to be used!)

For a typical nice Saturday, every business in Hoboken is supposed to be bustling with business. Quay’s (supposed to be pronounced “Keys”, but we still like saying “Kwaze”) was relatively quiet both inside and out.

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But service was good from our waiter (forgot his name, but he reminded us of the guy with most “flair” in Office Space). He took our appetizer order (Fried Calamari). It was very well done and only lightly fried. A smidge on the chewy side, but both dips were terrific. A marinara and a thai lime.

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I originally said in reviews many months ago that I typically use a bacon cheeseburger to judge a restaurant for the first time I eat there. Mental notes to self:
There are other things on the menu, especially if you go to an Irish Restaurant.
Stop ordering bacon cheeseburgers. You’re gonna get really fat soon.

But the burger was ok. I’m getting all burgered out.

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My friend ordered the Chicken Panini with fresh mozz and roasted peppers. He said it was not what he expected, that the bread was a GIANT slab of dough, and the chicken tasted a bit processed. But he ate it. He ate it all!

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Overall, the seating was nice and the view as always is something we love about Hoboken. The inside of Quay’s is also very nice, albeit a rather small bar. It’s too bad they don’t get as packed as Trinity or 340 Grill. It’s surprising, because it is rather “romantic” in the dining area.

We’ll be back to try some of their more signature dishes to see if it’s better than this standard grub. But that’ll be their last chance in our book to get some decent food there.

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35 Responses

  1. jscirish27 says:

    The Trinity and the Quays have tired menus and undistinguished food. 340 Grill has an overpriced menu that has some interesting items but borrows heavily from NYC menus of years past and has a confusing fusion motif with no true culinary viewpoint. What a shame, since they spent a ton of money on these places and all three have unbelievable views of the city. The problem as it seems to me is Hoboken restauranteurs think every dining establishment need double as a nightclub; the food invariably gets lost.

  2. mooshu says:

    The Quays = Blech. They f*cked up French Toast and I haven’t been back since.

    340 Grill = Yummy brunch. Dinners are anything but exciting, though.

    Trinity = Good brunch. Love the muffin/scone basket.

  3. truth1 says:

    $ is the name of the game – food is secondary :roll:

  4. 9 says:

    [quote comment=”132572″]$ is the name of the game – food is secondary :roll:[/quote]

    Sad but true.

  5. ron mexico2 says:

    [quote comment=”132563″] The problem as it seems to me is Hoboken restauranteurs think every dining establishment need double as a nightclub; the food invariably gets lost.[/quote]

    can you really blame them?

    Do you think they could cove their expenses in those locations without the “unce unce” crowd?

  6. xofalconxo says:

    [quote comment=”132585″][quote comment=”132563″] The problem as it seems to me is Hoboken restauranteurs think every dining establishment need double as a nightclub; the food invariably gets lost.[/quote]

    can you really blame them?

    Do you think they could cove their expenses in those locations without the “unce unce” crowd?[/quote]

    LMAO @ “unce unce” crowd!

    • napogen says:

      Recently I was walking by the quays after dinner.It was late and there was some commotion outside.As I got closer all I could see was some big bouncer throwing a smalleer patron 2 the floor.I know tht bar business is a hard business, but I thought a bouncers job was 2 diffuse a situation not make it worse.The man who was thrown 2 the floor was bleedin, and in bad shape. The bouncer was whering a peaceful resolutions shirt, I guess the company he worked 4. If this was there example of peaceful i”d rather be in iraq. As i watched 4 a few mins police arrived. I decided 2 go inside 2 see the rest of it.I didnt like wht I saw, a very unorganized and unruly situation. I am a former bar owner, I would not recommend THE COMPANY PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS 2 ANY1..FROM WHAT I SAW ALMOST ALL THE BOUNCERS I SAW THERE THT NIGHT WERE NOT CAPABLE OF HANDLING A STRESSFILLED SITUATION, WITGH THE EXCEPTION OF MAYBE 1 OR 2 BOUNCERS THT I OBSERVED.. MY SUGGESTION 2 WHOMEVER OWNS THT BAR IS TOO HIRE A BETTER COMPANY

      In response to xofalconxo who said:

      [quote comment=”132585″][quote comment=”132563″] The problem as it seems to me is Hoboken restauranteurs think every dining establishment need double as a nightclub; the food invariably gets lost.[/quote]

      can you really blame them?

      Do you think they could cove their expenses in those locations without the “unce unce” crowd?[/quote]

      LMAO @ “unce unce” crowd!

      • midtownauthentic says:

        Please turn off your caps, it is really hard to read and follow. Also, if you spell like this all the time and own or used to own a bar, check the menu for typos :)

        In response to napogen who said:

        Recently I was walking by the quays after dinner.It was late and there was some commotion outside.As I got closer all I could see was some big bouncer throwing a smalleer patron 2 the floor.I know tht bar business is a hard business, but I thought a bouncers job was 2 diffuse a situation not make it worse.The man who was thrown 2 the floor was bleedin, and in bad shape. The bouncer was whering a peaceful resolutions shirt, I guess the company he worked 4. If this was there example of peaceful i”d rather be in iraq. As i watched 4 a few mins police arrived. I decided 2 go inside 2 see the rest of it.I didnt like wht I saw, a very unorganized and unruly situation. I am a former bar owner, I would not recommend THE COMPANY PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS 2 ANY1..FROM WHAT I SAW ALMOST ALL THE BOUNCERS I SAW THERE THT NIGHT WERE NOT CAPABLE OF HANDLING A STRESSFILLED SITUATION, WITGH THE EXCEPTION OF MAYBE 1 OR 2 BOUNCERS THT I OBSERVED.. MY SUGGESTION 2 WHOMEVER OWNS THT BAR IS TOO HIRE A BETTER COMPANY

  7. napogen says:

    AND once again in the last 3 weeks 2 more big fights at the quays,, and again the company PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS jus coulden’t seem 2 handle it.. Very very unprofessional..new years night and january 2 ,,WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS?…

    • napogen says:

      AND I hope my spelling was better this time?.. And my caps removed lol… Very Very bad , when you go out for a night out on the town in a bar or lounge you hope that the security in one of these places can at least keep you reasonably safe… PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS I believe should be renamed,,, I wonder who owns this company?

      In response to napogen who said:

      AND once again in the last 3 weeks 2 more big fights at the quays,, and again the company PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS jus coulden’t seem 2 handle it.. Very very unprofessional..new years night and january 2 ,,WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS?…

  8. Irish says:

    @napogen So what’s the name of the security company you probably own and are shilling for?

  9. Easy-E says:

    They should just go next door to LA Boxing and have it out in the ring…

  10. nbm3 says:

    wtf? napogen? u trying to oust quays?

  11. Easy-E says:

    Actually I heard Quays isn’t doing that well and might close, just a rumor though…

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