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  • Delicious All-American Fare: Onieals Restaurant

    If you’ve never been to Onieals, you’re missing out on a Hoboken gem. Plain & simple.

    Located at 343 Park Avenue in Hoboken (right next to Church Square Park), Onieals is slightly off the beaten path, but totally “on” as far as cuisine goes. Because I am able to suppress how I feel about the poor spelling of Onieals (let’s just say I’m 50% Irish), it is one of my go-to dinner spots. Let’s be serious, you’ve tried to type in Onieals in a google search and definitely failed at one point or another.

    Anyway.

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    My most recent order @ Onieals…chicken atop a bed of spinach, tomatoes, and basalmic

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    Onieals “Famous” Burger

     My dinner date and I would have to agree that it houses one of the better burgers in town – and that’s in part because of the bun! It is soft – almost like a croissant texture… (but not as crumbly). Bound to be yummy!

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    Before dinner comes out, you are served some bread & butter. Nothing super fancy, but it does the trick if you’re hungry.

    My all-time favorite part of Onieals is $5 Wine-Down Wednesdays: they boast a delish Pinot Grigio and some other whites as well as hearty reds for $5 a glass. Usually there is live music on those nights. Great for a post-work HH.

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    My Pinot Grigio

     If you’re looking for a place to have a meal that is a tasty mix of bar food and dinner fare, Onieals is the place to go. The food ranges from a Pesto Chicken Sandwiches to Buffalo Chicken Salad to Chicken Montrachet (chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, spinach, and goat cheese in a cabernet demi-glace). Might I add that there are plenty of pasta, red meat, and fish dishes as well.

    Just FYI, they also have brunch.

    Last time I was there, I ordered some white peach sangria:

    white peach sangria

    Very sweet – but a fabulous brunch drink!

    The one drawback to Onieals is its size. Like many Hoboken establishments, it’s pretty small. Usually, I am able to get a table without too long of a wait (around 30 minutes), however, if you’re hungry and not feeling like waiting, it could be a bit of an issue. That being said, Onieals’ bar is warm and cozy, and perfect for waiting with a dinner date or a few friends with a cocktail in hand. You can also eat at the bar (or at one of the bar tables), so that may speed up the process.

    Now I’m not a big beer drinker, but I’ve heard that Onieals has a good selection according to my brew-loving friends. There is also great outdoor seating (right by the Park, perfect for people watching) in summer. Gah, I miss summer. 

    Have you been to Onieals? What was your experience like?


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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, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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