Amanda's Restaurant
Amanda's Restaurant

Amanda's Restaurant

  • 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 2017980101x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Amanda's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)romantic (84)neighborhood gem (78)fit for foodies (66)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (38)good for groups (26)hot spot (15)late-night find (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Owsome food and place
    Sneee
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    One of the best places I've been to. What a great find. Nice place, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    311greg
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at Amanda's. We made reservations and got a table in the downstairs room, which was less than ideal, I would have much preferred to have been seated upstairs. The downstairs room is quiet and cozy but street view is much prettier I think. I had the skirt steak which was excellent. Rave reviews for the poached eggs with crab as well as the french toast croissant. Will definitely recommend to others for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LBNJ
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The service was impeccable and the staff was warm and friendly. The food was tasty and the portion sizes were adequate, not overwhelming. I had the salmon with lobster mash potatoes...yummy. Note: They validate parking up to 3 hours at Little Man's garage (valet only); A commodity in Hoboken.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early dinner is a great deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Get there at 5 pm and enjoy the early dinner deal, starters, entrées and dessert for two people for 34 dollars. Amazing food, beautifully plated, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Hoboken
    mtfinan
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The title is true, I would venture to say that this is the best restaurant that I have ever been to in Hoboken. The restaurant has that old home feeling, like stepping back in time, or into a wealth grandmother's home. The food is impeccable...need I say more? Our server was amazing, when the bartender and other staff were not busy they helped bus the tables and get us anything we needed. We were a group of seven, thinking we were a large group for the restaurant they did a fantastic job at taking perfect care of us and making sure our wine glasses were always full and that we were enjoying ourselves, which of course we did! I will be frequenting this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan quality food
    SamUKSaysVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Manhattan Quality food in Hoboken. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, so so service
    KonnerVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    For the price we paid and the level of food quality, the service needs to improve. He was not that busy and just not attentive enough for what we were paying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    RightoSkipper
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    A little longer than expected walk from the recommended car park, but the reward was a treat when we arrived (late). Service was excellent all around. Food was very good for brunch: steak and eggs, omlette, eggs benedict. All well received. I have recommended it to two friends since our visit a few days ago.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Basia
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Went to Amandas after researching best restaurants in Hoboken. Was very impressed. My mushroom pasta was incredible as was the molten chocolate cake. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant is a 15 minute walk from my home, and I've been here several times since I moved to the area a couple of years ago. It is an outstanding restaurant, which never fails to impress me. The food, the service, the ambiance are always delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in North Jersey!
    Maggie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Distinctive ambiance, fabulous food, great wine choices, outstanding service, would go back to Amanda's time and time again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Lovely
    HoboToJC
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    As always, the food was delicious. It's almost impossible to go wrong at Amanda's. Unfortunately, they were out of my favorite starter, the beet salad, and a great dessert with figs, but made up for it with the lamb meatballs (amazing) and the banana cake (excellent). Service was less down-to-earth than I typically experience at Amanda's; our waiter was a bit haughty and it felt like he talked down to us more than once. We just ignored it.
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best deal in Hoboken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you want a fabulously elegant and reasonably priced meal at an early evening time, this is your restaurant. The $17.00 per person three course meal is the best deal in Hoboken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just superb
    parkslopeluver
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is one of the very best restaurants in Hoboken, with wonderful food and ambiance, and terrific service. Great for brunch and dinner. But ask for the library if you want it a bit more quiet...and hope you don't wind up next to a noisy foursome. Sometimes a bit too kid friendly at brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow start with good finish
    Luvs2trynewspots
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I was originally greeted at my table by a male server who gave me a wine list and said he would be back to tell me about the nights specials and then never returned. When I asked a bus boy If he would get my server for me a female server came over and said she would be waiting On me now. It was a Sunday evening and really slow so not sure if the male didn't want to take a single diner or what, but to have him work the other two tables right across from me without apologizing or anything ticked me off. My actual server was great! She was attentive and personable and made great recommendations. I tipped her more than I'm sure dude got on his couples. 😀
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    Dcondorelli1
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    All around the entire diner was fantastic, service was fantastic. The food was amazing and the restaurant was classy and peaceful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy anniversary
    BESTEAK
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    They made the night special. I told them before hand (when I made the reservation) and they themed the night for me there after. The had plates on the table that said Happy anniversary..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good but menu choices not "wow". Only specials were appetizers and dessert but no special Entres. The crab cake special was the very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We always have a great meal and the room is always warm and inviting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    LaraVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    wonderful meal at Amanda's as always. Fantastic service and delicious food. Lovely place for a date night. Can't wait til next meal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Sunday supper
    Astorienne
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The hub & I hosted our very small family wedding dinner here (smashingly, BTW) & returned to celebrate our 1st anniversary. Challenging commuting conditions forced a change in our dinner reservation time, which the restaurant graciously accommodated. The charming maitre d'hotel recognized us & treated us to glasses of bubbly. Appetizers (bruschetta for me, polenta for him) were delicious & attractively presented; entrees were equally appealing (duck breast for me, sirloin for him). Caloric splurges on dessert (salted caramel pudding for me, banana cake for him), coffee & raspberry wine; the rims of the dessert plates were decorated with anniversary wishes in chocolate. We were delighted & look forward to returning soon. Thanks, Amanda's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for a romantic evening
    Beautiful
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Amanda's decor remind me of Paris retaurants. Charming, quaint, romantic and intimate. This is the perfect place to go for a first date, to celebrate an anniversary or other special occaasion or to just have a good meal mid-week with someone special. The food has always been top notch. Service is great and seeing a service staff who look elegant and sophisticated helps make your experience special, even if there isn't an occassion. We've often decided at the last minute to have dinner there mid week when we just want to eat out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant ever!!!
    Sebascardona
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is the first time that i actually take the time to write a review, but this place deserves it! JUST GO!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    SammyB
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband works crazy hours (like 12-20 hours 6 days a week) so when he has an evening off we try to do something special. Since he has to wake up so early for work we decided to do the early dinner (5:30). All of the food was AMAZING. It was filling but didn't make us feel weighed down. The restaurant is beautiful and has a lot of ambiance and character and the staff was great. We will definitely be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good all around
    Rich
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great ambiance. Service was fantastic and the food was also great. One of the best steaks I've had in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    JB918
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I went here for our 4 year wedding anniversary and were both extremely happy with everything. The staff was attentive and genuine, and the ambiance of the restaurant was just right for a special occasion. The food was very good, specifically the steak my husband got was cooked exactly to his liking, with a perfect char on the outside. We will definitely be back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My second time at Amanda's Restaurant. Each time has been great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A HOBOKEN GEM
    WellPleased
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Needed a special place to take friends. We definitely found it at Amanda's. We arrived a bit early for our reservation having traveled from central NJ. We were seated immediately at a nice corner table. Our waiter was courteous & efficient. He did not rush us. The food was very good, especially the polenta appetizer. The salads were excellent also. Three of us had the Salmon which was cooked to perfection. I don't like when it is served raw in the middle! These days, I eat nothing that isn't cooked through. Some restaurants will dry out fish/meat when it is ordered "cooked through." Amanda's did not. My husband had ravioli which he said were good. We did not have any dessert. The restaurant is cozy, romantic & special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place was fantastic hands down it's like your eating in an old fashioned library, the servers are very professional. Don't get scared away because you don't think you will like it because you will.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed dinner very much. Scallops were outstanding in particular
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    rshaggy325
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic food, people and experience!! This restaurant has been around a long time and now I know why...I highly recommend
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Keik
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Here for restaurant week. Great lobster bisque, good beer selection. Also had the prosciutto-cantaloupe appetizer, interesting and good. Also really good nutella cheesecake. However, had the pork tenderloin, it was 'eh'...a tad dry. One friend had the skirt steak, good he said, but my other friend had the gnochi, he said he didn't care much for it, ended up being 60 bucks for each guy in a group of three. I'd give them a shot again with a different entree since everything else was top notch
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    When my Mom lived in NY Amanda's was her favorite restaurant to go to when she visited me in NJ. After moving 3 months ago to TN I had to make sure her first visit home included a dinner at Amanda'a. As always it was amazing! Delicious restaurant week menu, great service, perfect atmposphere for conversation to flow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    LaraVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    such a wonderful place to eat. I love Amanda's. Great to meet the owner, too, who popped round to tables to say hi
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    KW420
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great first time at Amanda's. Wonderful ambience, food was wonderful-especially the polenta. Loved the whole atmosphere; specifically the music. Excellent service but not overwhelming! I was very impressed, especially since we went on restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never lets us down
    rhumphreyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for Hudson Restaurant Week and once again, the food was great and the price was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special moment
    Danny
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great restaurant for couples that want to celebrate in a romantic environment
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 87 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 861 reviews are from the Amanda's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good
    MDanteVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been here a few times, but I was never impressed with the food. This time, the food was very good. Wheatberry salad and the rib eye special were both very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • should not be #1 on zagat
    sherlVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Bland food. Waiter got order wrong. Twice. Entree arrived 30 min after starter. Never again. Don't waste your money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoboken's Best
    Bostongirl
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Unbelievable experience at Amanda's. The restaurant is beautiful-quaint, intimate atmosphere. The appetizers, main course , & desserts were DELICIOUS!!! The staff at Amanda's was great as well. Overall, a fantastic experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.