Court Street Restaurant and Bar is one of the oldest family owned restaurants in this city. Opened in 1981, it is located off the beaten path and far from the busy bars on Washington street.
We got seated in their dining room that I admit misses a bit of the charm you would find in places like O'Neals or City Bistro. Service wise, it was efficient and courteous, checking on us if we needed anything. When we sat, and while we were looking at the menu, they brought us a fruit salad that was a nice touch.
They also offered some homemade Irish soda bread that was quite addictive.
Food wise, they have the basic brunch dishes: pancakes, French toast, eggs, etc. Each time we went, Jodi ordered their seared sesame ahi tuna salad that was quite good, the tuna being perfectly seared.
On my side, I tried their crab cakes benedict that were decent, topped with a perfectly poached egg. They were served with fries and...broccoli, that I asked not to include. Seriously: fries and broccoli???
So far the food was decent and I was really looking forward to try their cheeseburger that is supposedly The best cheeseburger in Hoboken. For the cheese, I picked Swiss and I decided to add sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms and blue cheese.
When the burger came, it looked like a mess and I thought the presentation was unappetizing with all these sautéed onions on top. I admit that I would have preferred them to be caramelized and less quantity as well, lots of them ending up either on the plate or on the table. The kayser roll, that was toasted was fairly good, but, unfortunately, the meat was slightly overcooked, not that juicy and not so tasty. It was definitely not the best cheeseburger in Hoboken and I clearly prefer O'Neals or Hudson Tavern over this one.
I had a good time at Court Street Restaurant and Bar, even if the burger was a bit disappointing. Would I go back? Maybe for brunch, to try their Grand Marnier French Toast, or for dinner, the menu looking appetizing.
Enjoy (I did)!
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