Quays, The

Pretty fancy inside. Reminds me of a hotel bar.


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


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 Comments on "Quays, The"

9 years 7 months ago

This place has a great location, but the food is average at best. The owner is a great guy, but he needs a new chef. Maybe he needs to steal the guy from AAA’s. Bangers and Mash will not get you on the Zagats list. Sometimes you wonder where Trinity ends and this begins.

9 years 7 months ago

When they first opened I would say their food was some of the best in Hoboken. I believe they made the horrible mistake of changing their chef, however, and now I wouldn’t even give it an average rating. The space is great, the wine selection is good with decent prices, and the service isn’t horrible. I hope they get the foold thing worked out b/c I would love to be able to enjoy this restaurant again!

9 years 7 months ago

Seems like all those restaurants in that row (Quays, 340 Grill, Trinity) have the same blah food. OK but not great. The bar scene is pretty cool though.

9 years 7 months ago

Went there for my birthday, atmosphere is cool, service was so bad we had the owner serving us & the food took forever to come out. When it did it was just okay. This was dinner time & the place was not crowded. I was fairly disappointed.

9 years 7 months ago

The place has a really nice interior design. Really cosey and classy looking. Their wings are delicious, if you are into the Hooters taste (either love ’em or hate ’em) Don’t get why this place is not crowded when Trinity or 340 grill are jammed???