Little Town NJ – official grand opening April 18th

Located on the gorgeous Hudson River waterfront at 310 Sinatra DriveLittle Town NJ is set to officially be open on Thursday, April 18th – starting at lunch (11am).

Little Town NJ Grand Opening Hoboken April 18 2013

Good Food News in Hoboken Little Town NJ Grand Opening April 2013Had a chance to get a preview of the menu over at Little Town NJ this week. Here’s our 60 second review:

  • Little Town Rice Balls: A Jersey twist on the mundane. Risotto, taylor ham, American cheese, seasonings fried crisp. They said this is by far their number one favorite item on the menu so far. Hit the spot!
  • LT Grilled Oysters: These had tremendous flavor – and I avoid seafood, so that means a lot.
  • Frankie’s Clams: Clams over linguini done the the way “Ole’ Blue Eyes” would have eaten them. Had a nice kick to the sauce too.
  • Grilled Eggplant Caprese: Their homemade mutz at Little Town rivals the best in Hoboken. On the saltier side, was packed with flavor and the pesto sauce was a subtle touch along with the balsamic.
  • Hackensack Sliders: If you long for the taste of hamburger sliders like White Manna in Hackensack, these are for you. Only much better!
  • Deep Fried Oreos: I’ve never had these in my life. All I can say is I was blown away. Once a year indulgence for me. Tip: Kindly ask the server for a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream to enhance this experience.

What else is happening at Little Town NJ in Hoboken?

For one, check out their menus:

They have a wide array of offerings, while sourcing much of the tasty food right here in the Garden State.

I’m looking forward to trying their wings, tenderloin and chicken savoy dishes!

They’ll also offer weekday happy hour specials from 11am to 8pm – which is a bonus.

Starting at the end of April will be the “Farm to Table” Buffet Brunch – Saturdays and Sundays from 9am till 3pm. All you can eat buffet (again from local NJ farmers, etc) for $22.95. Not bad!

Want to reserve a space for your next party or event? Just email NJ@littletown.com and they’ll take care of you. You can also call (201)716-7070 for more information.

Enjoy the newest hot spot in Hoboken!

Flashback: Hoboken411 and the owners took a three day tour of New Jersey back in 2012 to find the best!

Read all the recaps here: Day OneDay TwoDay Three. Also Chris Manzo and Albie Manzo – who live above at 333 River Street are part owners of this establishment.

Little Town NJ in Hoboken set to open April 18th

4/4/2013 Update:

Little Town NJ is almost ready to officially open! Head over to 310 Sinatra Drive on Wednesday, April 18th for the formal ribbon-cutting and VIP grand opening! Guest list will be announced a bit later.

Little Town NJ Hoboken open April 18 2013

The gorgeous interior will make everyone feel welcome. It features some of the most comfortable “booth” seating I’ve ever sat on (good for tall guys!) and also includes wood material recovered from New Jersey areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. And to bring back boardwalk memories – they even installed two sweet Skee-ball machines. (Wonder if Brewskee-ball leagues are next?)

If you attend, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting founder Micheal Sinensky and Sean McGarr, along with their celebrity partners Manzo brothers Albie & Chris.

Can’t make opening night? Well – waiting for you when do you finally arrive, are great Jersey-inspired dishes like the Char-grilled Cape May Oysters, Fried “Mutz” with Jersey Tomato Marinara, Boylan’s BBQ, Rice Balls stuffed with NJ Taylor Ham and much more! Sounds good to us!

Little Town NJ will be open until 1am Sundays to Wednesdays, 2am on Thursdays and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Just a few weeks left until Little Town NJ opens in Hoboken!

3/6/2013 Update:

Here’s a brief update to the much anticipated Little Town NJ bar & restaurant that’s set to “wow” Hoboken at 310 Sinatra Drive.

In addition to the fantastic layout of the renovated spot (formerly Quay’s) – some other great things happening:

  • Farmers Market and Breakfast Buffet. Planned later this spring – Little Town will invite their local NJ farmers for a weekly farmers market. Not only will you be eating farm-fresh food for breakfast, but you have a chance to meet the farmers that grew the food, and even take some of their other products home (jams, and other home-made, locally grown products). Expect that to be a great spot to check out regularly – as the offerings will change over the course of the growing season.
  • Skee-Ball. A boardwalk memory for many people, two Skee Ball machines will be set up in the back. Fun!
  • “Sunday Gravy” with Caroline Manzo. A traditional Italian thing some newcomers to Hoboken might not get. But rest assured it will be tasty nonetheless.

The exterior will be great – because with the heaters they’ll be installing – outdoor eating will be possible all year round. Nice! (Note that it will not look anything the old Quays..)

They hope to open before the end of March – with an official grand opening in early April. Can’t wait!

Little Town NJ getting closer to opening in Hoboken

2/5/2013 Update:

As you know – construction on the much-anticipated new bar & restaurant Little Town NJ at 310 Sinatra Drive was stalled due to Hurricane Sandy.

This exciting new destination in town is part owned by the Manzo Brothers – who happen to live at 333 River Street!

Little Town NJ Hoboken Manzo Brothers

Well, they’ve picked up pace again – and with all the major structural work done, they have nothing more left other than finishing up the cosmetic parts of the establishment (paint, wall finishes, fixtures, etc.)

Some notable features to look forward to once they open up:

  • Spacious design. Compared to the previous Quays – the new layout is looking fantastic, and much more accommodating to patrons. A nice relaxing atmosphere.
  • Indoor/outdoor bar. This new larger bar will allow customers to sit at the bar both inside and outside to enjoy the stunning NYC views.
  • Radiant heated patio. They plan on having a covered outdoor seating area complete with radiant heat. This will allow for the exterior windows to remain open in the colder weather, providing a more open feel.
  • Clever layout. Many of the interior sections will be cordoned off with the use of tall plantings. This not only provides increased intimacy, but serves as ways to hold private parties. It even includes a smaller second bar in the rear – which will be used for beer and wine tastings.

As you recall – the Little Town NJ owners have put a great effort into sourcing most of the food and drink served here from local New Jersey companies. Over 80% of the menu is sourced in the Garden State. Way to go, guys! See construction photos as of February 2013 below:

Little Town New Jersey in Hoboken set back by Hurricane Sandy

12/6/2012 Update:

Little Town NJ (310 Sinatra) was hoping to be open already – but as you can understand, Hurricane Sandy put a dent in most people’s plans across the entire tri-state area.

But knowing the team from Village Pourhouse, they will transform this place into a “go to destination” bar & restaurant by the time they open early next year.

Here’s what the interior “gut job” looked like yesterday afternoon:

Little Town NJ – 310 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken

August 2012:

Taking over the spot where Quay’s sits at 310 Sinatra Drive along the waterfront will be Little Town New Jersey.

Little Town is owned by the same group that brought Village Pourhouse to First Street.

Renovations are expected to begin soon, and a preliminary target date for opening is some time this fall (~November). Some upcoming changes include incredible interior updates, and an expanded bar – that will be able to serve patrons both inside and out (perfect for summer drinks outside!)

But the most interesting change coming – is the very concept behind this bar / restaurant itself…

Local NJ inspiration, beer, wine & food at Little Town

Most restaurants around here get a majority of their items through mass distribution or places like Restaurant Depot. Or they stock the coolers with beer and wine commonly available nationwide.

What the guys at Little Town are doing differently here – is putting together the widest possible array of LOCALLY sourced New Jersey based food and drink.

Jersey beers, Jersey wines, Jersey produce and much, much more. And most dishes served will certainly be Jersey-influenced. Also in the plans are special events that involve these local state businesses in order to help spread the word. Such as regular “Farmers’ Markets,” which showcase the NJ food and drink suppliers.

For those of us who live in NJ, we know how much this wonderful state has to offer beyond the polluted Turnpike stereotype the rest of world sees – and Little Town is on a mission to prove it beyond a doubt.

This will be the third Little Town restaurant the group operates. They currently have one in Union Square, and another one on Restaurant Row in NYC (based, of course on local New York based products.)

More to come!

Description: Bar & restaurant that sources a majority of food and drink from local NJ producers.
Address: 310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Web: www.littletown.com