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Anthony David's

Address: 
953 Bloomfield Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 
1 201-222-8399

Brunch: Tuesdays-Sundays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesdays-Saturdays 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
B.Y.O. Reviewed by Lisa CostantiniDear Anthony David’s,I just wanted to tell you that when I came by the other morning, tired, and in dire need of substance for my stomach you were there for me. So much so that after sampling your delicious eggs benedict ($9.75) and surveying my friend Adam’s steak and eggs ($9), I had to come back for more. But this time I came back for dinner. Along with my appetite I brought a new accomplice (Jenn), and we were bummed to hear you wouldn’t let us sit outdoors (it was 9 o’clock and you must have thought we looked like lingerers… we won’t hold it against you that the noise ordinance in Hoboken prohibits outdoor activity after 11 p.m.), so instead we opted for a table in your newly renovated backroom. The space was somewhat loud and small, but nicely decorated, despite the oddly placed eyesore, also known as the bathroom. Light paint coated the walls in the dimly lit room and linen lined the tables. We sat by the window and Jenn was happy to see her booth seat came complete with throw pillows. Well now you’re just asking for us to linger now aren’t you?Our waiter, Jamie, dressed in a tie and apron, was soon to greet us, and after asking if we preferred still or sparkling water, was back with a bottle and two glasses. (Yet nobody told us this sudden interest in our water intake was going to cost us $4.95.) Next, another waiter came round offering an assortment of complimentary bread. I opted for the baguette and Jenn took the toasted French and within seconds our waiter appeared with imported olive oil for our bread. We took a minute to look over the more than adequate menu that ranged from pasta to grilled lamb chops and finally made our selections. I chose the Veal Bolognese with porcini, arugula, and tagliatelle ($19) and Jenn decided on the Seared Ahi Tuna with olives, capers, basil, fresh marinara, and penne ($17). While we waited for our entrees we were surprised to receive bruschetta topped with goat cheese and hummus, compliments of the chef (and no one even knew I was reviewing your restaurant). Jamie explained it was to wake up our taste buds, in preparation for our impending meal. It finally arrived, after we were beginning to wonder if the goat cheese surprise was in lieu of our dinner. But all was forgiven when we saw it looked too good to eat, and after taking a bite discovered it was. The veal was so tender and the pasta and marinara it was mixed in with, the perfect combination. Although I must admit I was wishing I had more pasta to go along with all that mouthwatering meat. However, Jenn wasn’t having similar complaints. Despite also being very good she was unable to finish her meal… even with my help. But that didn’t stop us from sampling your dessert menu. To difficult to choose between the chocolate ganache cake ($8) and the baked apple ($8) with cinnamon gelato we opted for both. Even though the chocolate ganache cake was good it was a bit too sweet even for a chocoholic like myself. The baked apple on the other hand was one of the best I’ve ever tasted, and thanks in part to the accompanying cinnamon ice cream is a definite must-try.Many thanks for a great experience. I look forward to seeing you again real soon.

Sincerely,

Lisa CostantiniP.S. Don’t think I forgot to tell people about your kitschy space in front that was bustling when I was there for brunch. Your quaint gourmet market where patrons can choose to eat if they want a more casual atmosphere showcases an array of prepared foods available for catering.