Amanda's Restaurant

4.6
1645 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was disgusting and the service was horrible. Will not eat here again or recommend this place to others.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service, the owner stop by to make sure everything was ok with our experience.

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IG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate Mother's Day! I've been here before for brunch and dinner and Amanda's never disappoints!

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve had a wonderful dinner as usual thank you to all the staff @ Amanda’s for making it so!

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VY
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal I eat is the best meal I’ve had - never disappointing and a place I love to bring friends and family. Fabulous!

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H
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we went this time there were a couple of showers happening (baby & bridal). It was a bit busier than normal at that point, but not bad. The food is always fantastic! Our service was spectacular. Overall the experience at Amanda's is great. If you are lucky to get into one of the back rooms, you feel like you're out to a fancy tea party. Meanwhile, if you are in the front dining area, you have loads of sunlight, and the window seat options. Cute place nestled on Hoboken's busy Washington Street. We will be back!

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and wine went down well. I was particularly pleased with the commitment of our server to get it right.

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n
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda’s has been a favorite for many years now. Their brunch is a must! Lemon pancakes, Benedicts, bacon, and of course mimosas will make your day.

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SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanda's is an absolute gem. My family and I had a wonderful brunch there - the lobster panzanella salad is exceptional as an appetizer. My husband and I both had the duck hash and we enjoyed every. last. bite. We plan on going back for dinner sometime very soon.

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect in every way

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never lets me down, food and service top of the line

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KO
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great event... I love Amanda's.....Juan is a great host. See you soon. Ken O'Neill

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VY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Absolutely love this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great customer service. The food was good. The portion size was larger than expected which is alway a good thing. Drinks were worth the pricing. Overall my experience was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were amazing. We felt pampered. The food was to die for. I cant wait to go back!

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DL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This is the 2nd Sunday we have tried dinner at Amanda's. The food is very good but the service is poor!
Last time my appetizer was cold (it was a flatbread). The waiter never stopped by after it was served by a "runner" and when he arrived to clear the plates...he asked how was the appetizer. When I told him it was served cold he said "Sorry". He still charged me for the cold appetizer!!

This past Sunday again the service was very poor. The empty appetizer dishes sat in front of us which seemed like forever. I told the waiter from when we ordered that I wanted coffee and my companion a dessert wine when our dessert was served. Again the "runner" drops off dessert now the bartender wanders by and we ask for a dessert wine menu he said sure.....nothing materialized. Now the waiter brings out the sugar dispenser for the coffee and now we order the dessert wine. Neither the coffee or the wine ever appeared! He brought out the check with no apology or recognition of this problem. So strange and it wasn't even that busy.

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KJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was cozy, the chicken dish I had was amazing, great wine selections! Definitely a great date spot.

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been only a couple days since our meal at Amanda's and I've already recommended it to so many people in-person. You don't want to miss this location. The food is wonderful, the staff were beyond superb, I truly don't know if I've had a better service experience in my life, and the overall atmosphere was perfect for a date night. It felt comfortable and homey but still special and was an experience we won't soon forget.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, great setting for a date night. Food was A+ and service was accommodating. Worth the price.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always have a great dinner at Amanda’s. It’s great for conversation, food, and service.

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JZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never dissapointed me. My husband and I truly love this place.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Early Bird Special is great. Come before 6:15 to see the menu.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for 6 after a business meeting in Hoboken. The restaurant wasn't particularly busy, but it didn't lack atmosphere either. A few of us had drinks at the bar while waiting for the others to arrive. This was very cosy, and there is a good variety of wines by the glass. We had a lovely table with just the right amount of space and privacy. The menu is good and included a couple of vegetarian options which were well-received. Everyone in the party enjoyed their food and commented on what a good choice of restaurant. The ambience is warm and personal which is a welcome change from the many chain restaurants around. Thank you Amanda's!

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FL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cosy restaurant, beautiful and the food was amazing

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent! The menu was great, the food was delicious and it was a very beautiful and charming venue. Will definitely be back!

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had brunch with my son, we are trying differently places in Hoboken, so far this was one of our favorites! Food was very good, service excellent and the ambiance is adorable .

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first went to Amanda's when it opened in the early 90s. I have never had anything other than an excellent meal and experience. Recently, we went there for the early dinner special. It is an amazing bargain - 3 courses for $22.00!!!! The choices are limited, as typical for these types of deals, but are pretty darn good (a meat, fish, veggie and pasta dish) and several excellent starter and desert choices. There are also wine specials and a nice selection of cocktails and craft beers. The space is very elegant, the service is great and the food was very good. There is a little bit of an "eat and beat it" vibe, but the menu clearly says clear out in an hour and given the prices, it is a very fair deal. And, the servers do not make you feel like a cheapskate for ordering from the special menu (I have seen other places do that - cough, cough - The Frog and the Peach).

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night! Enjoyed early bird special on Saturday night :)

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Sunday brunch and they had a nice selection of breakfast and lunch. I had the short rib burger which was delicious and my girlfriend had the lobster aniollotti in a sherry cream sauce and that was delicious as well.

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely time for a birthday celebration that was acknowledged kindly by the staff. Omlette was dreamy. Front window seat was cozy and bright. Thank you.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Two Words......Short Rib. Order the short rib. It's amazing. Avoid the lobster dumplings though. Weren't that tasty at all, but the aoli sauce it was in was smooth and rich.

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I came for a date night and we were sat in a nice quiet and private area which made everything that much more special and romantic. We had an amazing night and I would definitely recommend Amanda’s. All the employees were very nice and attentive. The sommelier was very personable and knowledgeable about the wine list (which is great). Finally the food was delicious and the portions were satisfying.

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GH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful Brunch! Food was excellent (as usual). The service was GREAT! We always enjoy the entire dining experience.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail is handled perfectly at this cozy, romantic spot in Hoboken, NJ. Great attention to detail from the moment you step into the converted brownstone. Food, service and quality is excellent. Only downside is noise level if there are a lot of kids ( obviously the later you go this diminishes).

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great restaurant for fine dining at a very good price.

The owner Juan was exceedingly knowledgeable about wine

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D
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal restaurant! From the greeting upon entry, to the table service and friendly staff and the exceptional quality of the food!
We will return here whenever we are in Northern New Jersey!
Best wishes to all at Amanda’s Restaurant!

Richard Deleo

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GC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and we didn't feel rushed. Food was very good, especially recommend the Crab Eggs Benedict, omelet was good but not great. Need to visit multiple times as all of thew rooms in the house are different and unique. Worth the trip for Sunday Brunch.

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PM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Obtained reservation for 4 with short notice. Ordered the duck & sea bass. Both were great. Service was very good. Management checked in but never got in the way. Fine Saturday night.

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VB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Will definitely eat here again

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