Amanda's Restaurant

4.7
1505 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Amanda's has been delighting customers for over 25 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 chef, 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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(201) 798-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Deuhana Vargas
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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.
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Private party contact
John: (201) 798-0101
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 9th & 10th Streets
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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.)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1505 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 12 hours ago

Great restaurant with great service.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very cue restaurant with amazing food and constant service.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The table tops were a bit small. Could barely fit the meal a glass of wine and water. This is and the noise level are the only negative things I have to say. The food was delicious and the service was great. The staff was friendly and very attentive. I had a great time. I would prob return but not for an intimate one on one dinner.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Met with a client for an enjoyable Fri evening meal and business discussion. Setting was perfect! Service was attentive yet not intrusive. The food is excellent. A good combination of steak, chicken and seafood dishes. The food is expertly prepared both from a taste and visual aspect. Service is prompt and professional. The ambiance and décor, perfect. A great place for a date, special occasion, anniversary, etc..
Price point is spot on. Their early bird dinner special should not be missed.
The only drawback is the extremely small bar, which makes it a bit awkward if you have to wait for your party to arrive. Overlooking this minor obstacle, a special place for a special evening!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointing. My lobster pasta had no lobster and the pasta was overcooked. My husband barely touched his meal. Even the bread was stale! The food quality has declined significantly since our last visit.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Loved this place! Everyone was very welcoming and the food was incredibly delicious. Had the asparagus toast (way better than it sounds), bratwurst sandwich with potatoes, chocolate cake dessert with ice cream, Irish coffee, and so many mimosas.

Will go back at least every few weeks.

Thank you everyone!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great Ambiance and the staff was ver friendly but Service on July 15 was so slow. We even heard the table next to us asking out loud about where their food is. It possible they were short staffed that day so I will give them the benefit of doubt. I would recommend this venue and I would go again.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent staff, excellent food. Flawless little place!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Juan is an excellent host. This was our second visit and it was as awesome as our first! The food, the service, the ambiance are first class for a very reasonable price. Can’t wait to visit again!

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Beautiful restuarant... we tried the tasting menu. The food was delicious but caution the portions are TINY!!!!! Beyond bite size so if you are hungry skip the tasting menu. Service could and should have been better.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

a+ excellent atmosphere, food and drink. A delight to revisit.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was as great as we expected. Better actually as our place setting included anniversary well wishes plates. Nice touch.

Everything went up from there.

Thank you.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was tasty, but not generous with portion at all. The service was slow. But a beautiful and comfortable dining room, great place for a night of chat.

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We have gone to Amanda's Restaurant after a stressful day expected to have a nice dining experience. We went for Chef's tasting menu which was including Amuse Bouche, Starter, Main Course & Sweet which costs $39 per person. We wanted to have a bottle of wine from the menu, after waiting for 10 minutes, waitress came to inform us that the wine is not available. We were served the Amuse Bouche which was nothing more than strawberry itself for me. Then we asked for another bottle of red with the year label 2012 and she brought the same wine's 2016 production. We obviously refused to have that wine though they offered the bottle as the same price as the first one we ordered and they did not have. When we asked why they did not bring 2012 production, they said it is not available..It's been 20 minutes since we arrived and we had already been served the starters which was Scallops and we still did not have wine ! Scallops were nice. I told the waitress to come up with few other wines that they have in store as I did not want to pick anymore as they seemed not to have the wines available in the menu. Then a manager showed up with the same bottle of red, 2016 production apologizing for the inconvenience and offered that bottle free after all. He offered us a tasting and then served the wine. For main, we want for duck breast served with steamed ( I guess) spinach and qinoa. Spinach was not seasoned however Duck breast was good in portion and taste. For desserts, we went for Ice cream which was nothing special at all., but just 2 scoops of ice cream..

The ambiance is like a cute fine dining restaurant. They really should be careful about stock management as it is not really nice to tell customer that a wine is not available. (in our case, 2)

Overall, it did not start well and we had to wait 20 minute to get a nice bottle of red, food quality is OK and the service is normally good. Would I go again? I would probably give a try to few another before going back.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Amanda's is an elegant, quiet restaurant. The food is consistently good, the service is attentive but not obtrusive, and the ambiance is lovely.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The place is nice, we had a warm welcome. The service was a bit slow but the waitress was really nice. Food was good. Prices were good as well. I do recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Whenever we are in Hoboken, we eat at Amandas. Excellent food and excellent service!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent food and service in a very lively yet elegant setting. We love it. The owner is an absolute gentleman and we enjoyed chatting with him during our most recent visit.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Birthday , was delicious!!! Excellent all he way around

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Early dinner special is an amazing deal!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was excellent and service was good. We went for brunch to celebrate Father's Day and it was the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Try the lemon pancakes and the crab eggs benedict !!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Had the most delicious brunch on Father's Day with my family. Terrific service; lovely ambiance; excellent food. The Bellini's and lemon pancakes are out of this world. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Again they don't disappoint! I have been eating here for years and the food is always a cut above. I always look forward to dine,holidays or brunch at Amanda's. The ambiance is wonderful and a delight to dine and eat there. They have the key ingredients all the time. Harley

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Always a totally delightful dining experience at Amanda’s. Consistently good. And never disappoints. Our absolutely favorite restaurant in Hoboken.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Hadn't been here for a few years. We sat in a side room which was rather "sparse". There wasn't much of a crowd but they put us at a small table of two in a rather high traffic area to the kitchen. To their credit they moved us mid meal without us mentioning it. We split a flatbread app. It was OK. a bit too much cheese. Main course, bass, was tasty. It was small without any side but well prepared. Wife also thought her meal was juts ok. Just not memorable. Driving to Hoboken and parking should be a little better however.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Went with my parents for an early dinner. The restaurant made us feel very welcome. The waitress Casey was exceptionally friendly. The early 3 course dinner for $19 is such a great value. Def get the mussels

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Always have an amazing experience at Amanda’s - superb service and a touch of old word charm - love it!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Hoboken's best kept secret - fine dining at a budget. Loved the early seating 3 course special.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was very good. Well presented, well cooked.

Service was average. A bit of a wait to order wine and just mediocre.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This restaurant is just perfect. Food service appearance everything is just five stars

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This one is in my top 3 restaurants between NY and New Jersey. I live in NYC and I don't even think it twice to take the ferry and go to Amanda's if my friends invite me over or for other occasions, like my parents coming to town for the 3rd time and wanted to try something different. I love the ambience, service is precise and attentive, and food is just extremely good. I love their appetizers it happened already that I had a meal with 2/3 of them. Octopus is my favorite. I will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Juan (greeter and server)could not have been nicer. Artichoke appetizer was delish. Everyone has wonderful entrees. One note. I ordered the lamb chops and while they were perfectly cooked, they had very little meat on them and it was a bit tough to get what meat that was on them off. Only bad note otherwise a great place.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Not our first time to Amanda's. Love returning. Always good experiences and good food. Staff always helpful and pleasant. Will be coming back again. Did tasting menu this time and not disappointed. Thank you Amanda's !!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We chose Amanda's for its local charm and rotating specials. The apps and meal were great. We went on a quiet night and had the whole back room to ourselves and allowed us privacy we rarely get when dining out. Our server Brian was very attentive and helpful. Would highly recommend Amanda's!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Experience positive

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food was delicious! We had the early dinner and it is the best deal in town. The quality of the food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Our waiter was very attentive. Besides serving our tea piping hot, he even warmed the cups for us. Outstanding. We always stop here for dinner before heading into New York for a show.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I have been here on a few occasions and each time have loved it! It's perfect for a date or girl's night out! Recently, I went to the early bird dinner with my sister to celebrate her birthday and acceptance into Purdue and they even added a little celebration surprise for her! The ambiance is cozy and elegant, definitely a perfect place to dress fancy and to feel like you're being served like royalty. Our waitress was super attentive and kind and the early bird dinner is a great deal for the value. I plan on going back soon!

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