New Jersey is home to many romantic experiences whether it’s a staycation at a hotel or a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon ride complete with champagne. But, for the everyday dreamy moments, a fun date night is the best way to go.
We’ve already revealed the top restaurants to eat at in Ridgewood for a little l-o-v-e and now we break down the best in Hoboken. Here are our top five favorites:
Situated in an elegantly restored brownstone, the classy décor and New American cuisine will delight anyone. Highly rated by the Zagat Guide for food, service, and décor, this restaurant is perfect for a night out with your loved one. If your date doesn’t mind an early start time, reserve a table at 5:00 or 5:30pm for the Early Dinner Special: 3-course dinner for two at $34.
Must-Try Dish: Their key lime pie is simply the best.
This restaurant features a contemporary blend of upscale Italian tapas in an industrial chic space with brick walls, tin molded ceilings, and a marble top bar. There’s even a back patio that will make the night extra romantic. The staff is very knowledgeable, there’s an extensive wine menu and late-night offerings if the date goes well.
Must-Try Dish: The mozzarella is made on site and can be paired with truffle honey for $13.
You’ll feel like you’re stepping into a sexy night in Havana. The rich red décor sets the mood while the innovative menu featuring Cuban dishes enhances the sophisticated Latin presence. There is often live music and outdoor seating for when the weather is nice so it can give your night an even more romantic feel to it.
Must-Try Dish: Your taste buds will love the Rabo Encendido, a spicy braised boneless oxtail served with bacon sweet plantain mash, white rice and black beans for $24.
With an open floor plan, the main space at Lulu’s features 17-foot tall ceilings with stunning views of Manhattan. There’s also a large outdoor terrace on one side, and a cozy alcove with a vintage pool table for some late-night games and chit chat.
Must-Try Dish: Sip on one of their many cocktails. They can whip up anything!
What better way to set the mood than in a spot that boasts the theme of the arguably the most romantic place in the world: Paris. The candlelit restaurant is cozy and serves up the best of French food. They even have a “For Two” portion of the menu to encourage a bit of sharing on your date night or you can opt for the 3 course prix fixe menu for $25 from 5pm to 7pm.
Must-Try Dish: The Coq au Vin, a braised chicken in a red wine sauce with fresh noodles, is mouthwatering ($24.)