Porter Collins – Doomed
Porter Collins lasts six months in Hoboken
Well – just about six short months since officially opening in Hoboken, Porter Collins has apparently closed down.
There are several theories out there that may or may not have played a role in the demise.
- Cost / quality disparity. Many reviewers said it felt like a “corporate cafeteria,” and that the food wasn’t up to par with what they were charging.
- Some folks said the help wasn’t too good, while others said it seemed there were more people working there than actually eating!
- Maybe Anthony Pino stretched himself thin? Tough to maintain quality control when you can’t be in all places at once.
- Perhaps it was a business partnership that was longer working out.
- Bad location? Who wants to see a car wash and gas station while paying $25 for meat on a bun?
We’re not sure if this is temporary or not. But it’s too bad things like this fail so fast. We hadn’t received any official reason back as of this evening.
I guess “selfies” with mimosas just don’t have the pull they used to.
Porter Collins Update: January 2017
Porter Collins is slated to open January 2017 at 1426 Willow Avenue (at 15th Street) in uptown Hoboken, New Jersey. This will be the third restaurant by Chef Anthony and Liz Pino, owners/founders of Pino Hospitality, in addition to their critically acclaimed Anthony David’s and Bin 14.
Porter Collins will offer inventive American cuisine in an expansive, stylish, mid-century modern space that seats 180. A spacious dining area will be flanked by two cocktail bars, a raw bar, a private event space and a kitchen featuring a wood-burning oven. Lunch and dinner will be served daily, with weekend brunch and a late-night menu as well. Porter Collins will feature old-school amenities like tableside service, lending an easy elegance to a restaurant meant for everyday accessibility.
Online: www.portercollinsrestaurant.com / 1426 Willow Avenue, Hoboken / Phone TBD
Porter Collins (coming soon to 15th & Willow)
As we’ve mentioned previously, a brand new restaurant venture by local Chef Anthony Pino (of Bin 14 and Anthony David’s fame) is coming later this spring or early summer to the corner of 15th Street & Willow Avenue: Porter Collins.
Porter Collins is projecting their intended image as: “Bold, original, exceptional easy elegance – unexpected luxury.”
And despite not even being open yet, they are already the “go-to spot for classically crafted cocktails and inventive American cuisine, served with effortless glamour and easy charm. The perfect place for a great night on the town or an extraordinary event.”
Gotta hand it to them! They’re definitely not short on optimism and confidence!
But if their previous restaurants provide accurate evidence, it would be safe to say it’ll be done right. Mr. Pino is definitely a perfectionist, and enjoys his craft more than enough to ensure they won’t be slacking off!
(Oh, and they’re hiring – head over to their employment opportunity page to get the ball rolling).
Good luck with your latest endeavor, Anthony – and can’t wait to see what the final product looks like.
Description: Luxurious uptown restaurant headed by top local Chef Anthony Pino.
Address: 1426 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030