Amanda's Restaurant

4.6
1557 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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 Lester: (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 discounted parking at Independence Garage on 2 12th Street Hoboken, NJ 07030. Simply tell the attendants you are dining at Amanda's & they will provide you a ticket which we will put a sticker on at the restaurant at a discounted price.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

If you cancel within 72 hours from your reservation, you will be charged a fee of $25(2-4 people) or $50(5-10people). But, if another reservation fills up your spot, there would be no charge. If you cancel on the day of Christmas Eve, there will be a definite charge for the cancellation.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

6:00PM - $98 | 9:30PM - $150
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If you cancel within 72 hours from your reservation, you will be charged a fee of $25(2-4 ppl) or $50(5-10ppl). But, if we're able to rebook your slot, there would be no charge. If you cancel on the day of NYE, there will be a definite charge for the cancellation.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1557 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress. Great food and atmosphere.

Waited a while at the front when I came in. Only negative.

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KM
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was A+, atmosphere was elegant yet comfortable, felt like you were in a nice dining room in someone's home. Great early bird special- can't beat it. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank You and Birthday Weekend!!!

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding dinner, very good service, wonderful room.

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LO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend loved the place, we ordered and our food came out within 10 minutes. the mimosas were great, the food was amazing. very nice and cozy place. i really felt like i was home. staff very friendly, he even guessed were I was from by my last name on the reservation, very attentive. would definitely recommend this restaurant. price was reasonably good for the food served, 10/10

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went back to Amanda's after many years away and I'm happy I did. Food was excellent as usual and the early dinner was a great value!

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b
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding dining experience in this charming Hoboken restaurant. Deceptional from the ourside, once you enter, the restaurants interior expands to a variety of rooms. Décor is comfortable, traditional, giving a feel as if in a Southern or French countyhouse. The food, exceptional, both in presentation as in quality and taste. E
Wonderfully easy on the wallet! Great early bird option. Cannot be missed!

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TI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had looked forward to this meal for a while. Had heard mixed reviews about Amanda’s, mostly positive, yet a tad pricey. We arrived and found the restaurant pretty empty, but this was probably due to us being the first guests. Wait staff was friendly, took our orders in a timely fashion, my appetizer was the only salad option on the menu, though I’m not partial to blalsamic dressing, this salad was well composed and was overall fair to good, was too lightly dressed though. My entree was the salmon bouillabaisse which came out properly, served high on the plate atop creamy mashed with mussels, clams, shrimps and the salmon. My wife’s entree, tagliatelle with a veal ragout was quite nicely presented, the pasta for homemade was good, but to my tastes seemed a bit too “to the tooth.” Overall when looked at as a meal in totality it rates three stars, would go again, just not until some other dining options in Hoboken are explored.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday- Amazing food, cocktails, service, and ambience!!

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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Beautiful venue, good food, bad service. Waiter forgot about us alot.

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere, definitely will visit again.

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JD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

2 were terrible of the entree's. The fish was burnt, dry, and tasteless. The taglitelli dish didn't mention spicy
in it's description but was very hot! The Jalapeno potatoes weren't crispy and there was no Jalapeno's!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for dinner.

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n
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, and a tremendous dining experience for very reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration was extra special with great service and delicious food. So enjoyed being able to hear everyone at the table as the noise level while provided energy was not too loud. Will recommend and go again!

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TB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Amanda's delivers. Through changes in ownership, it remains the best dining experience in Hoboken.
Friendly yet the highest service, even to a (well-behaved) two year old diner.

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BD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food, nice ambiance, excellent service but a touch pricey. That said, I will go back

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t
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem of a restaurant in middle of Hoboken, away from the saloon crowd, but still within walking distance from almost anywhere in Hoboken. Food is very good. The polenta appetizer and the duck breast main course were wonderful, tasty and filling. The tagliatele course and the marinated fish were also top notch, although not at the duck level. The wine list is very good, and not outrageously expensive. The place is cozy, romantic, nicely appointed and the service is impeccable. Your server is always within reach, but never intrusive. The maitre d' is friendly and affable and makes sure that all is satisfactory. A very pleasant way to spend an evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date spot. Great food, quiet for a conversation, good atmosphere

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food but seemed like an off-night for the service as it took too long pretty much every step of the way. But, easy to overlook as the food makes this place really worth it. Had the grilled octopus to start and at the recommendation of our server ordered the beef short rib. Both were the best of these I've ever had. Highly recommend.

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We spent a night with our 18 years old son at Amanda's. We had read good reviews about Amanda's and thought it would be a great place for our son's Birthday. The setting was pleasant but for the rest, what a disappointment!
Except the appetizer we shared which was good, two mains were average and one was terrible. Well the service was friendly but inefficient and clumsy (we got our side dish as we finished our mains, water was spilled on the table).
For an appetizer, three entrees and two glasses of wine, we paid as much as the day before at Morimoto in Manhattan where we had a superb culinary experience. At Amanda's, we felt we wasted our money, and not a bit...

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. The service and food never change, its always great! Will continue to patronize this wonderful restaurant!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and they set the table with special anniversary plates for us. It was such a sweet touch.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Better for brunch than for dinner. Excellent for bridal showers.

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f
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere at amanda’s is very warm and welcoming. I was there on a Sat night with a couple of friends. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was wonderful! We shared the flatbread as an entree which was delicious. The scallops and sea bass were cooked to perfection. All in all a lovely evening.

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JZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning! They have nailed the creativity of food.

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Okay, it was on my wife's restaurant bucket list. We spend time in Hoboken since one son went to school there, and a second lives there now. Lovely old building with loads of charm. Service is excellent, and open till 11 pm i believe. Can be a little noisy due to construction of the place..... old plaster walls. The food was quite good, just wasn't great. Service is excellent, drinks are well made. It's one of the old, best ranked places in Hoboken, so it's not cheap. I very much enjoyed, and am glad I went, just not in a hurry to get back there.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've patronized Amanda's for over 15 years and I've never been disappointed. The ambiance, service, quality and presentation of meals are always superb.
Just wish they had a large outdoor dining area. Would hold my summer birthday parties there!

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this place out for my girlfriend's birthday. We had a wonderful time, loved the vibe and the food, and were particularly well treated by the sommelier Enrique. The ambiance is old-fashioned and neighborhly – not trying to be hip or forward thinking, just classically nice. Strong recommend.

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OT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda's is a great restuarant choice in Hoboken. The decor and staff make it truly a delightful dining experience.

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T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding. I had butternut squash
Soup to start one the best I ever had .
The Porterhouse pork-chop was delicious.

To end with a apple strudel cake and ice cream. I highly recommend Amanda’s.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food are always good as the service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Hoboken

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! From the ambiance to the attentive/friendly staff to the food - prepared to our liking, presentation was excellent, and was bursting with flavor. Couldn’t have asked for a better date night.

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p
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Food was superb and the service was outstanding. Our waiter even heated the cups before serving our tea. We usually dine here before our shows in New York.

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m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great as usual, however the service was lacking this time.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed with service or the quality of food. When I discovered this gem in 1998, I thought for sure it would be short lived. I'm so glad I was wrong!
Excellent restaurant!

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Place is lovely. Feels like you are dining in someone’s gorgeous older home. Good prices, served beautifully. We were pleasantly surprised and will be back with friends. Great job!

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d
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal, lovely decor, delicious food and great service

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an outstanding experience at Amanda's. The service was impeccable, the food was delightful, flavorful, and satisfying, the decor was very cozy, and we had a great time. This is what a fine dining establishment should aspire to be!

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