• City Bistro Hoboken Debuts New Menu {+ It’s Liiiit}

    For many Hoboken residents on a nice summer evening, you’ve most likely spent at least one the roof of City Bistro {located at 56 14th Street in Hoboken} enjoying some cocktails. But little did you know, the uptown restaurant/bar staple has just upped their game and created a totally new menu. We got a chance to sit down and enjoy it last week, and boy did it impress. {Side note: if you haven’t heard, the owner of Johnny Pepperoni, John Avoletta, also owns City Bistro and has given the menu a total makeover, so you *know* the food is bound to be amazing. Liiiit, as the youngins would say…} Here’s more about City Bistro’s new lunch and dinner menu, complete with some must-order cocktails:

    First things first — the ambiance. The vibe of City Bistro is always on-point. It’s cozy, warm, and the decorations are usually up-to-date for the season {it sounds like our standards are low, but seriously, some bars still have Christmas decor up and it’s maddening}. The space is HUGE — three levels to be precise — and hosts private events as well as brunch/dinner/nights out on the reg.

    city bistro cocktail drink cosmo martini

    Ask Me About My Cosmo = delish.

    But on to more important things: drinks and eats. We tried two different cocktails, the Dude Where’s My Flannel {Bulleit bourbon, fresh cranberry purée, maple syrup, and ginger ale} and Ask Me About My Cosmo {Ketel One Cran Vodka, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, and fresh cranberry purée} which were both tasty — the Dude Where’s My Flannel definitely being on the stronger side, so order carefully. Cosmo was perfection.

    city bistro cocktail drink cosmo martini

    Dude Where’s My Flannel

    The server shared the most popular items on the menu, so of course we had to order those. They were as follows:

    Eggplant Polpettes

    Eggplant Polpettes

    {These were John’s mom’s recipe, and out. Of. This. World.} They had the consistency of a soft meatball [ground eggplant mixed with cheese and other goodness], but the real standout was the sauce. It would make any Italian mother proud. 1/2 of our crew that day was Italian, and they were impressed.

    Chicken Meatballs

    city bistro chicken meatballs

    Chicken Meatballs

    The meatballs were a close second in the apps department, with the same {bangin’} sauce. But if you can’t choose, order both. They come in a cast iron skillet, fresh out of the oven, and you won’t be disappointed.

    The Pizzas!

    We sampled two different types: Prosciutto & Arugula and Brussels Sprouts. Both were divine, and really exceeded our expectations. The crust was chewy yet crispy, and the pies were thin enough to enjoy a few slices without being overly doughy or too thin.

    Entrees

    City Bistro’s Pressed Half Chicken {with braised dinosaur kale, potato sausage hash, olive tapenade, and chicken au jus} + Pan Seared Salmon {w/cauliflower rice, fried Brussels sprouts, tzatziki sauce} are seriously just what the doctor ordered when it comes to comfort food.

    No good story ever started with “I ordered a salad,” but — you’ll be glad you did. The dinosaur kale salad, above, was delicious.

    After browsing the new menu for any other upgrades, it’s important for us to note that City B does 1/2-priced bottles of wine on Sundays and delivers lunch during the week. Monday through Friday they offer 1/2-priced beer and bottle drafts, well drinks, apps, and pizza {ummm, WUT?!}.

    And for the brunch-aholics, there are $4 mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays during brunch hours {no delivery for brunch though}. Great food on a budget, #winwin.

    Yes, we’re gushing, but honestly, we were totally surprised and impressed by this restaurant/bar’s menu upgrade, and had to share.

    Have you tried City Bistro’s new menu? What’d you think?

     

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre + rescue pup Finn, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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