Dinner at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!

 Anthony David's in Hoboken

Anthony David's in Hoboken

I am a fan of Chef Anthony Pino who I got the chance to meet recently at Porter Collins, his new restaurant in Uptown Hoboken. I simply love his restaurants, including Bin 14 where we went quite a few times for brunch. So I was excited when I got invited for dinner at Anthony David's, his very first restaurant in the mile square city. It is not as big as Porter Collins, but has its charm and benefits from quite a number of seats outside, and from a large private room that I only saw from outside, a party taking place when we went. At Anthony David's, Chef Pino crafted a menu composed of Italian classics as well as seasonal dishes, with a nice choice of vegetarian options.

 Dining room at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Dining room at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Dining room at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Dining room at Anthony David's in Hoboken

This place if BYOB so I decided to bring a Pommard from Blason Louis, a 100% Pinot Noir from France that was perfect with the meal I ordered. 

 Pommard wine from Blason Louis at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Pommard wine from Blason Louis at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Pommard wine from Blason Louis at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Pommard wine from Blason Louis at Anthony David's in Hoboken

They started off by bringing us some bread and a spread that was probably made with beans and sat in olive oil.

 Bread and bean spread at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Bread and bean spread at Anthony David's in Hoboken

We then got our appetizers. Jodi went for the grilled asparagus, topped with a sunny egg, prosciutto, pecorino and black truffles. The yolk was perfectly runny on the deliciously grilled asparagus and the generous portion of prosciutto.

 Grilled asparagus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Grilled asparagus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

  Grilled asparagus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Grilled asparagus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

On my side, I could not resist the charred octopus, served with fennel, cannellini beans, tomato and garlic. The octopus was beautiful, perfectly cooked and delicately charred, not rubbery at all. It came with a sort of bean ragout that was very comforting.

 Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Octopus at Anthony David's in Hoboken

For our entrees, Jodi ordered a vegetarian dish: the eggplant Bolognese where the eggplant replaces the meat, made with bucatini, mozzarella, pecorino, tomato and chilies. That was a good dish that was also comforting. The pasta were cooked al dente and the chilies added a slight kick that I really liked.

 Eggplant bolognese at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Eggplant bolognese at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Eggplant bolognese at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Eggplant bolognese at Anthony David's in Hoboken

I decided to go with the duck breast, served with a very creamy polenta, arugula and cherries. That was a succulent dish: the duck was perfect cooked, being pink in the center, and with a crispy skin. I loved the pairing with the cherries that added a bit of sweetness to the gamey taste of the duck. 

 Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Duck breast at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Last was dessert. We tried their Bourbon glazed donuts that were amazing and a bit like crack: once you try one, you cannot stop!

 Bourbon glazed donuts at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Bourbon glazed donuts at Anthony David's in Hoboken

The second dish was a chocolate budino or chocolate pudding that was quite dense and very chocolatey.

 Chocolate budding at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Chocolate budding at Anthony David's in Hoboken

 Chocolate budding at Anthony David's in Hoboken

Chocolate budding at Anthony David's in Hoboken

We left full and amazed with our meal where every dish was sublime. Anthony David's is a fabulous restaurant that has its place in Hoboken and has its own character, being different from his sister restaurants. This is definitely a place that I recommend for brunch or dinner.

Enjoy (I did)!

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Anthony David's - 953 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030