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7 Restaurants in Hoboken that are Perfect for Date Night

Written by Breanna Robinson

Grab your wallet, coats, and significant other and enjoy your time grubbing down delicious food at these 7 date night restaurants in Hoboken.

There is nothing like planning a perfect and charming date night in New Jersey. Just like New York City’s cozy restaurants ideal for the quintessential date night, things are very similar across the Hudson River in Hoboken and other cities.

Amanda’s Restaurant

908 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ

Grilled Fillet Mignon with Shallot Butter


Amanda’s Restaurant is the perfect destination for a date in Hoboken.

The establishment, which has been around for 30 years, is located in a restored sophisticated brownstone with charming decor and New American cuisine with an Argentine flair, all perfect for a first date or anniversary dinner.

Some of the mouth-watering items on the menu include beef, spinach, and chicken empanadas served with chimichurri, filet mignon with shallot butter, eggplant parmigiana and much more.

Olivia’s Dining and Cocktails

1038 Garden St., Hoboken, NJ


Regarded as a “beautiful” place with a unique menu, Olivia’s Dining and Cocktails is a restaurant you don’t want to miss out on for date night.

They sell delectable dishes such as a seared Octopus dish with sauteed potato, olives, and piquillo pepper, and orange fennel relish for dinner, and the Olivia’s Brunch Burger that contains things like Angus beef, chipotle mayo, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, on a brioche bun. 

As for the cocktails, the restaurant hasn’t shied away from making them creative.

Olivia’s High Tea drink offers Amsterdam lemon or grapefruit black tea infused vodka with cranberry and lemon juice, or The Hoboken Life, which has ginger whiskey, lemon juice, ginger ale, and hibiscus.

The Dining Room at Anthony David’s

953 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, NJ


Did somebody say brunch? If you’re fond of brunches, then take a trip to Anthony David’s.

The unique restaurant serves up appetizers like spicy tuna tartare and house-whipped ricotta. We recommend the truffle risotto, and pork chop parmesan for dinner.

The cocktails here are refreshing. We recommend the featured cocktail called Love Bite, made with vodka, gin, allspice dram with notes of cranberry and lemon. 

Anthony David is one of the several BYOB restaurants in Hoboken and Jersey City that don’t have corking fees. Essentially, you can jazz up your glass of orange juice and turn it into a refreshing and bubbly mimosa.

Belo Bar & Kitchen

104 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ


Belo Bar & Kitchen/ Facebook

Belo Bar is located in Downtown Hoboken and is an American bistro and drink establishment with an upscale and neighborhood charm.

The bar’s drink menu seemingly takes you on a trip to taste the delicious flavors of countries worldwide. With cocktails like The Taj Mahal and Pyramids of Giza, which include coffee-infused mezcal, you’re guaranteed a good time!

Antique Bar & Bakery

122 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030

We can’t leave Antique Bar & Bakery out this list. Do they even need an introduction? Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, ‘Antique Bar & Bakery is a restaurant in a century-old Hoboken institution boasting a 30-ton coal oven built of porcelain brick.’ Their oven is one of  kind! Its decorated with nostalgic film decor and has a 70’s vibe to it. The food is delicious and the drinks are just as good. Your date will be impressed by the great food, staff and vibes. Thank us, later.

Lola’s Tapas Bar

153 14th St., Hoboken, NJ

Stuffed avocado with lobster and shrimp

Lola’s Tapas Bar has been around since 2000 and is one of Hoboken’s top Spanish restaurants.

The establishment offers 80 unique and mouthwatering Spanish dishes and 100 wines to accompany the meal.

With delectable meals such as scallops with bacon on a sea of raspberry sauce and almonds, avocado stuffed with lobster and shrimp, to chicken cooked in whiskey sauce, there is something to satisfy your craving.

A gorgeous antique fountain sits in the middle of the dining area. The Spanish decor and  intimate lighting give off that speakeasy vibe. 


Elysian Cafe

1001 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ

Porcini dusted filet mignon, Yukon gold potato purée, haricot vert, with mixed wild mushrooms & a red wine Demi-glacé.

Elysian Cafe gives you a taste of history as one of the oldest continually operated restaurants and bars in Hoboken. 

Originally opening in 1895 and was called Dillenger & Jeffson’s, the cafe served as an ice cream parlor and a hair salon during prohibition. 

Elysian Cafe currently offers a French Bistro style menu serving things such as classic juicy burgers with fries; steaks; poutine, which they make as truffled fries, duck confit, cheese curd, foie gras gravy; chipotle & honey-glazed short ribs with a side of white cheddar jalapeño grits and sauteed broccoli rabe.


If you’re looking for other date-approved activities and top restaurants, check out these spots in Jersey City.  Should you have a craving for European food, take a look at these top European-style restaurants and cafes in Jersey City.

Additionally, if you want to know about one-of-a-kind date ideas, these restaurants with fantastic views in Jersey City will elevate your day or night outing!

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