McLoone’s Pier House – Closed

McLoone’s Pier House closed in Hoboken

Well, just a few short years after opening along the uptown Hoboken waterfront – McLoone’s Pier House closed “indefinitely” yesterday.

Not sure what the difference between “plain ‘ole closed” and “closed indefinitely” means (i.e., will they come back?) but they’re closed now.

Maybe they know that the rest of the uptown waterfront is just going to sink very soon – and hightailed it to safety.

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken Doomed

See original post during better times below…

McLoone’s Pier House

August 2014:

Wow – McLoone’s Pier House uptown in the former LUA spot really transformed the place!

Sure LUA was “nice,” the bar area did have a somewhat dark feeling. What the folks at McLoone’s have do is open it up quite nicely. Feels 10x bigger inside. While it might be reminiscent of a cruise ship dining hall to some degree – and not have the most intimate of atmospheres (tables are a bit close), I’m sure it will feel cozier at night.

Last I heard was they were just waiting on the permits and should finally be open this week.

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken NJ Interior

McLoone’s Pier House almost ready in Hoboken

7/24/2014 Update:

It doesn’t look ready from the outside, but apparently the work going on over at McLoone’s Pier House uptown at 13th & Shipyard – is just “final touches.”

Word on the street is that they want to open ASAP. Remember, go easy on a restaurant when they first open!

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken NJ

McLoone’s Pier House set for summer opening in Hoboken, NJ

7/8/2014 Update:

Okay – here’s the current deal with McLoone’s Pier House over at 13th & Shipyard uptown.

Workers on scene said they were hoping to have a “soft” opening the last week in July – with a “grand opening” in the beginning of August. While optimistic, they were prepared for it to take a week or so longer than that (due to typical construction hiccups).

But the exterior is shaping up nicely with the attractive split-blue window awnings, and the interior was VERY blue indeed. It was definitely a marked change from the way LUA used to look.

Uptown residents are eager for this place to open. No word yet on whether it will become yet another Hoboken stroller-mecca.

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken NJ Summer 2014

McLoone’s Pier House hiring in Hoboken, NJ

2/5/2014 Update:

As many of you already know – McLoone’s Pier House is going to replace the doomed LUA spot at 13th & Sinatra uptown.

And if you are the type that is unemployed, and don’t mind “working” for your money – apply here to be considered joining the McLoone’s team once they open:

One anecdote: I spoke with someone who has eaten at one of McLoone’s other locations – and I asked “how was it?” And they replied that the food was just average, but the decor and ambiance was spectacular. I guess that would fit perfectly in a superficial sea of mediocrity in Hoboken?

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken NJ now hiring

McLoone’s Pier House to open in Hoboken, NJ {at former LUA spot}

12/6/2013 Update:

McLoone’s Restaurants Announces a Spring 2014 Opening of “Pier House” in Hoboken, NJ – New venture marks McLoone’s tenth restaurant

McLoone's Pier House coming soon to Hoboken NJ ShipyardMcLoone’s Restaurants is thrilled to announce that they will be opening a new “Pier House” restaurant at The Shipyard, a mixed-use community of luxury residences and upscale retail space located on Hoboken’s northern waterfront facing midtown Manhattan.

This McLoone’s restaurant will expand the very successful “Pier House” concept to three locations; adding to the original in Long Branch (2005) and National Harbor, Maryland (2010). The Hoboken location will offer McLoone’s “upscale dining for the entire family” with New American cuisine, neighborhood signature dishes, an extensive wine list and specialty drinks. Renovations are planned for the 7,000 square-foot venue, owned by Ironstate Development Company, since it is an existing restaurant space with many interior architectural accents. McLoone’s Pier House boasts soaring ceilings, vibrant features, and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline that will debut in Spring 2014. Pier House will be added to an impressive list of ten restaurants owned by McLoone’s hospitality company.

McLoone's Pier House Hoboken NJ former LUA location at Shipyard

McLoone’s to bring “upscale family dining” to Hoboken

“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create a new restaurant located in the iconic city of Hoboken. The Shipyard is a great community,” cheers Tim McLoone, president of McLoone’s Restaurants. “With an exceptional waterfront location just steps from a New York Waterway Ferry Terminal and convenient Valet Service, we expect to attract patrons from throughout New Jersey and Manhattan.” Tim is known throughout New York and New Jersey as a celebrated musician, entertainer, athlete, restaurateur, entrepreneur, humanitarian and renaissance man. His interests and core values have cultivated a unique company brand that has been a successful formula for over twenty years.

The interior concept is being designed by Cahill Studio Inc. that will reflect the flavor of its unique surroundings. The existing framework of the multi-faceted interior space, formerly Lua Restaurant, offers an open, fluid environment that evokes a hip and social environment for both dinner and cocktails. The restaurant’s centerpiece is a one-of-a-kind elliptical bar with a glowing amber resin top that flows out from a curved wood base. It is oriented to provide a 360-degree view of the restaurant. The two-level dining room, which will seat about 150 people, is separated from the bar area by a freestanding custom partition which provides privacy for diners. A series of banquets along the perimeter allows intimate dining experiences, while over-sized windows provide a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. The lounge area can be used for private parties or casual cocktails and provides a more relaxed and easy atmosphere.

Developed and owned by Ironstate Development Company, The Shipyard in Hoboken features 1,160 luxury rental and for-sale residences, 65,000 square feet of retail space, a public waterfront promenade and park, a ferry terminal with service to midtown Manhattan and a full-service marina. Ironstate also owns Pier Village in Long Branch, where one of McLoone’s restaurants has been located since 2005. Since Ironstate and McLoone’s have a long-standing business relationship, principals from both enthusiastically embraced the possibilities of continued success with a second waterfront location.

“We’re excited to add McLoone’s Pier House to The Shipyard,” said David Barry, President of Ironstate Development Company. “Tim’s restaurant concept has been an important contributor to the overall lifestyle at our Pier Village community in Long Branch, and we’re confident it will achieve similar success in Hoboken.”

About Ironstate Development Company

Ironstate Development Company is one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the Northeast. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, Ironstate engages in the development and management of large-scale mixed-use projects and has a diverse portfolio of residential and hospitality assets. Additional information on Ironstate Development Company is available on the Company’s website at

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:41 pm

McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch is very good. Fresh seafood and reasonable prices. I hope they have the same brunch on Sundays.

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