60 Second Review: Masina Italian (Weehawken)


[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “60 Second Review” series…]

Room Service Italian available up the road

Many Hoboken residents who own a car knew about the old Harbor Bar Restaurant that was part of the Sheraton Hotel in Weehawken, NJ. Hoboken411 did a review of the mediocre place a few years ago. Well, they changed the name and the menu – but the owners, and the level of quality has remained the same. (Note that this “restaurant” doubles as the room service kitchen for this hotel.)

Masina Italian summed up:

Besides the warm-weather outdoor seating, and NYC Skyline View – not much else can be said about the average waterfront eatery, other than it’s just that: average.

  • We arrived an hour or so before closing – and were sort “rushed” through dinner. Ambiance otherwise pedestrian.
  • Appetizers: Fried Mozz, Calamari – had peculiar taste & smell. First thought: Old frying oil.
  • Entrees: Pasta (Ravioli of the Day Broccoli Rabe) – a little bland, but otherwise OK; New York Strip – Actually pretty good, the best item of the night.

Definitely not a place that will be a top-tier choice for dinner.

Hoboken411 Note: However, they do serve breakfast seven days a week starting at 7am (Belgian Waffles, eggs, etc.) So it may not be a bad alternative to other uptown Hoboken places that might get crowded. They also have a menu just for kids – so parents might want to make a note of that (easy parking too!) See original Masina Entry here on 411 for full menus for viewing.

[Stay tuned for the next Hoboken 60 Second Review! – Note: Submit your 60 second review by emailing Hoboken411 along with a brief paragraph a couple photos, and how you’d like to be credited… ]

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Went here for dinner about two weeks ago. Not crazy over it. Weird menu and very expensive.