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Anthony David's, Hoboken, NJ: A Restaurant Review

The Dining Room at Anthony David's, Hoboken, NJ

Anthony Davids is an Hoboken institution and a
neighborhood  trattoria in the Italian tradition

Anthony David's
111 Tenth Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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Anthony Davids: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Italian with a French Influence

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Excellent. They are committed to using fresh local ingredients. The menu changes frequently with changes of seasons and availability of fresh ingredients.

Service: Unpretentious, friendly, and attentive

Ambiance/Decor: Charming, cozy, casual atmosphere. There is a mirrored candlelit space with pillowed banquettes with an open kitchen set off in a corner.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars - Classified as an upscale Chef-Inspired Casual Dining restaurant (* Note - See below restaurant classification for details)

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent high end, simply prepared Italian food in a modern, cozy yet casual setting.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer traditional heavy red sauce Italian food served in large portions in a family oriented casual setting.

Recommended dishes:  When available, The Pesce di Oggi line-caught and seasonally inspired fish; The Petite Lamb Osso Buco; and The Wild Boar Ragout with roasted cremini, pappardelle. For brunch, The Maine Lobster Roll “Old Bay” Benedict.

Liquor: BYOB, with a limited list of local wines from a NJ winery





Restaurant Review

Anthony David's is a New Jersey Chef-Inspired Casual Dining experience and one of the best Italian restaurants in Italian rich Hoboken.

This restaurant has an unusual set up in serving as a gourmet market by day and a top draw fine dining restaurant by evening.

They serve an excellent a la carte brunch with a traditional selection of brunch favorites --- seven days/week from 9am-3pm

The entrance to the dining area takes you past the deli and refrigerated cheese case and into an area with pressed tin ceilings, barrels of coffee beans, and glass jars of olives. It is a small place with just 34 seats in two rooms with a cozy, casual atmosphere. During the warmer months there is outdoor sidewalk dining.

The dining "Room" decor has a mirrored candlelit space with pillowed banquettes with an open kitchen set off in a corner.

Chef/owner Anthony Pino is a graduate of the top-rated culinary Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and honed his culinary skills at the Park Avalon NYC and in creating dishes for the famed Balducci’s. He is a two-time guest Chef at the famed James Beard House. Anthony also owns Bin 14, Hoboken’s only wine bar.

Depending on availability, Chef Pino is committed to using fresh local ingredients. The menu changes frequently with changes of seasons and availability of fresh ingredients.

Anthony David’s is open seven days/ week;
Serving all-day brunch 7 days a week, serves late afternoon Antipasto, and dinner every evening.
They are open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, & New Year’s Day

This is an extremely popular place on weekends and on Friday and Saturday nights.

Parking is difficult. Suggest parking at the garages on 11th Street and 14th Street. Coming from NYC, take the PATH or a train and take a short taxi ride from the station.

*Description of Restaurant Classification - Chef-Inspired Casual Dining:

  • The current trend of upscale, high quality food focused restaurants.
  • They are chef driven by chefs with impressive credentials including formal culinary education and skills honed at award winning restaurants.
  • Serves an approachable, more casual menu with creative food preparation.
  • Uses higher quality food ingredients such as imported items not available in the supermarket, with emphasis on local seasonal farm-to-table produce, wild caught seafood, & meats without the use of antibiotics and growth hormones.
  • Chic, trendy ambiance with a casual atmosphere and a casual dress code.
  • The wait staff is professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.
  • Can be BYOB or have an alcohol menu with a variety of wines, specialty cocktails, and beers.
  • Patrons are of all generations with medium to high incomes.


The most popular upscale restaurants in New Jersey, classified into three categories: Chef-Inspired Fine Dining, Chef-Inspired Casual Dining, and Contemporary Casual.
learn more about the three types of upscale restaurants and how reviews are created.

(updated: November 2020)