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Amanda's Restaurant
Amanda's Restaurant

Amanda's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amandasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (201) 798-0101
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Rodney Petersen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Amanda's can provide off-site catering for groups of most sizes within the area. To view our catering menu, please visit our website www.amandasrestaurant.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Amanda's provides the perfect venue for a personalized party with private dining rooms that accommodate from 10-90 guests. Saturday and Sunday Brunch parties seem favored for baby and bridal showers as well as baptismal celebrations. We also host dinner parties for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and corporate dinners. For parties of twelve guests or more, we ask that the party host/hostess pre-select a menu so that their guests will choose from a personalized menu. We are happy to accommodate special menu preferences.
  • Private Party Contact: Jonathan (201) 798-0101

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 9th & 10th Streets
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: While parking in Hoboken can be a challenge, we offer validation for the Little Man Parking Garage on 12th & Hudson Streets. Simply tell the attendants you are dining at Amanda's & they will provide you a ticket which we will validate at the restaurant. (Please note that we are unable to provide validation for our early dinner guests.)
A word from Amanda's Restaurant
Amanda's has been delighting customers for over 20 years. Guests enter our elegantly restored brownstones and are warmly welcomed by an accommodating staff. Although geographically close to Manhattan and certainly as culinary sophisticated, we're not slow to smile and truly aim to please each guest. Highly rated by the Zagat Guide for food, service and decor, we are proud to have been named on their short list of the state's Most Popular Restaurants. Our popularity stems from the talents of our CIA-trained chef, Rodney Petersen, our dedication to warm, gracious service and the comfortable elegance of our dining rooms. Amanda's is the natural choice for so many occasions: the romantic couple on a "date to impress," a family brunch on Sunday or the place to enjoy pre-theater Early Dinner at a price that is really too good to believe. Sophisticated wine lovers enjoy our monthly five-course wine dinners. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We really enjoy the prix fixe dinner ..it is early for some people but we love the value and the conversation we can have in the quiet and pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Amanda's doesn't disappoint - excellent food, well prepared, good reasonably priced wine list, romantic relaxed atmosphere - it is always a pleasure."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our first time in Hoboken visiting friends. Amanda's was our choice for dinner due to its diverse menu. Lovely, romantic setting, great ambiance. Our party tried the scallops, pork chops, trout and pappardelle and various salads and desserts. Everything was very good and nicely presented, just a little shy of outstanding. Solid wine list with reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The entire experience was outstanding. The owners were present and made us feel important and appreciated. I would recommend Amanda's for any occasion (especially for a romantic evening)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is the third time we've dined at Amanda's and as usual, had a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with Amanda's. The hospitality is unlike any other in Hoboken - from the moment you walk in you know they want you to have a good experience dining with them. The food is always good."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is a place we have been to numerous times and we always have a great meal."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food is absolutely amazing. Our server was so attentive and nice and food is absolutely delicious, cant wait to go back !"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food choices are limited However the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "very disappointed with the food at amanda's and the ambiance. I was part of a party of six and we were stuffed into the rear of the restaurant with a window air conditioner blowing over our table....seriously I would have been happier in a Panera....we were the first table seated for the day at eleven oclock in the morning....no one else in the place....choice of table for us was almost insulting. Food was nothing special, in fact not even good, and way over priced....would never go back. Didn't discuss with my fellow diners as I had chosen the place and was almost embarrassed to ask what everyone else thought about it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food took a very long time to get served. We've been going to Amanda's since it first opened, it's our favorite NJ restaurant and this is the first time I'm writing a disappointing review. We were a party of 3, behind us there was a table for 2. From the time we sat down to the time we paid our bill and left 3 couples on that table for 2 came and went. Unfortunate, my brother and his wife were visiting from FLA and treated them for brunch, I was a bit embarrassed the service was so slow, as if we were being ignored. Nevertheless, we will return to Amanda's after many years of enjoying dining there, I like to think this disappointing experience was a fluke."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Travelled from Texas to get my daughter settled in the area as she'll be working in Manhattan for the summer. This place is a gem. My daughter loved her steak - very generous portion and cooked well, and my "fish soup" was very good. Will come back for sure."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great service great food have been here twice courteous staff nice atmosphere "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Although not a large menu the food was excellent. We were a party of three and we each ordered different dishes and all were excellent. The prices were very fair for the quality. Would definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have been to Amanda's several times and the service and quality of the food is always exceptional. The early dinner menu is a real bargain. I would recommend Amanda's to everyone."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We had a family celebration for a new college graduate at Amanda's. What a treat it was! The restaurant is small and intimate, making reservations a necessity. We had a perfect crab cake appetizer, lobster bisque that was creamy and full of subtle lobster flavor, and amazing entrees. Softshell crabs, lamb chops, and steaks. All plates were clean when taken from the table. The service was friendly but efficient. We had a wonderful dinner and would recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Our go to spot for special occasions! Feels like you're eating in someone's beautiful home. Food is fabulous and great service. Free parking too. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I went here with my parents for my college graduation dinner. This place is classy, with nice decor, but the tables are somewhat cramped as far as legroom goes. Everyone in my pay got a didn't dish and everything was absolutely outstanding. We also had no difficulties making substitutions from the "default" sides that were listed with our meals. Our waiter was attentive, and for dessert there was even I congratulations spelled out on my plate in chocolate sauce! This place is rather pricy, but it's the best food and service I've ever had in Hoboken."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "good food but service was okay. our waitress only came over once or twice and didn't refill our water."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Unfortunately, it was an off day from a service standpoint at Amanda's, but the manager heard us out and did the right thing. I'll be back, and hoping Sunday brunch service will be back to normal. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Met two friends for a Saturday brunch. The place was very busy, but with our reservation we were seated immediately. The server was right there to take our drink order and was attentive (but not intrusive) throughout the meal. We each ordered something different -- the fritatta, an omelet and the 'crispy' eggs. The food was excellent; portions are just the right size for brunch. We also had desserts, which were very good. I had the berry crumble which was served warm with ice cream -- it's was yummy. Overall, a very nice experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you don't mind eating at 5:00 or 5:30 PM you can get a great early bird deal at Amanda's Restaurant! This store front restaurant has excellent quality food along with the perfect ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "bartender is fantastic and the drinks are on point. the creamy polenta was so good i actually considered putting in another order. we then had fish and pork chops, both were delicious. i will absolutely go back and recommend this spot to anyone that lives in the area"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Having been to Amanda's on a few occasions I will say that they never miss the mark. Whether it be a Restaurant Week excursion, or for a special occasion, Amanda's always serves a wonderful meal as well as providing impecable service. It is my favorite Hoboken restaurant and mind you, I travel 45 minutes to go there!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always great and reliable. Better than eating in NYC, treated like family"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We picked Amanda's to celebrate our 30th anniversary. I made a note on my reservation that we were celebrating a special anniversary by returning to the town where we were newly weds. The host greeted me by name at the door and led us to a great table. I was very impressed with the food. My scallops were cooked to the perfect degree of medium well that I like - with very innovative sides and appetizers. My dessert was given a special Happy Anniversary plating without anything being said in advance. Our waiter was charming and efficient. And - biggest thank you because I realized 10 minutes before we arrived that I had made the reservation for the wrong night. I switched it using Open Table and they did all this on short notice."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The ambiance was great, as well as the food. My only complaint is that I order the rack of lamb and it contained very little meat. Fortunately, my data was happy to provide me some extra pieces of her delicious steak."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great restaurant with friendly and highly trained staff. Food is always fresh and innovative. Great neighborhood find"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Booked a table the morning of for 3. Showed up 15 minutes late with 5. They were very kind and accommodating. Cool place, feels like you're in someone's home which makes is awesome for family affairs. Each part of the restaurant in separated into "rooms" so each group feels like they have some privacy. Great prices, food was very good. Everyone who came with me left full and happy!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "very pretty & charming atmosphere, we were late for our reservation in finding parking and they were very gracious. staff couldn't have been nicer , food very good, and reasonably priced wine. very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Amandas is a great place! The food and service was awesome and is great for many occasions. It definitely has a romantic ambiance but is kind to small gatherings."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The place was crowded, the tables were too close to each other, the service was distracted, my wife's food was cold and the bill paid with cash was taken without returning the overpayment. We were very disappointed, will not return and will not recommend the restaurant to our friends."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went for brunch and it was great. Cute place, nice service, great food. Parking is a bit of a drag as the validated lot is 4 blocks away. Nice walk on a nice day (which it was), but would be a drag in the rain. We enjoyed the bunch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Amanda's, a Hoboken mainstay, never fails to please . Their early bird $32 three -course dinner for 2 is the best bargain in Hoboken and maybe all of NJ. The courses are not enormous but are satisfying and the $20 bottles of wine are just the right (taste and price) addition to the early bird dinner. This restaurant is a nice option to pricy NY restaurants for City theater attendees. The only downside to dining here is the really challenging parking situation."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A lovely brunch with my elderly parents - both of whom thoroughly enjoyed it. We have eaten here many times, but I was particularly impressed that they had read the note on my open table booking which requested a quieter table, as my father is hard of hearing. They gave us a lovely table next to the window, away from the bigger groups. As always, the food was delicious."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Excellent meal and service. I dined with my family and everyone enjoyed their selections, from appetizers to dessert. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some excellent recommendations. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We discovered Amanda's when our oldest daughter moved to Hoboken. We have been there 4-5 times and never been disappointed. The food is delicious, we love the atmosphere and decor and the service is always friendly and never rushed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a Saturday night reservation and enjoyed a slow paced meal with delicious food and a romantic ambiance!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always consistently great. We always dine here before theatre in the City."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Luckily, I had to help someone move into Hoboken or I would never have thought of coming on a Sunday afternoon. With a little research, Amanda's seemed to be the perfect choice. We were ALL not disappointed. Love the homey feel and vibe. Our table of 5 had glowing comments with apps, entrees and dessert. The ENTIRE staff should be commended for their exceptional service. We are now planning to check out what dinner would be like one day."
    Dined on 3/16/2014