Lunch at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

We recently went to Greek Town, a restaurant we did not even knew existed until we passed in front of it in a taxi on our way to Jersey City's Liberty Science Center, and we decided to check it out. We went for brunch and I admit that I wish we knew that this place, opened a year and a half earlier, was there. It is not a fancy restaurant and the decor is fairly simple, but the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

Dining room at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

When we went, it was not that crowded, but we saw a few deliveries being prepared. We decided to share some small plates and went a bit overboard, a pattern quite usual in tapas style restaurants. Fortunately, you can get the leftovers to go...Here is what we had:

Assortment of cold appetizers. It was composed of:

Assortment of cold appetizers at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Assortment of cold appetizers at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Tzatziki:

Tzatziki at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Tzatziki at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Stuffed grape leaves:

Stuffed grape leaves at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Stuffed grape leaves at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Fresh beets:

Fresh beets at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Fresh beets at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Eggplant salad: 

Eggplant salad at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Eggplant salad at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Hummus:

Hummus at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Hummus at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Spicy feta dip:

Spicy feta dip at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Spicy feta dip at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

They were served with pita. All of these were quite good, and I thought that for $15, it was a good deal and good way to try all their cold appetizers. 

Pita at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Pita at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Then came the zucchini and eggplant chips that were so addictive, I thought they put crack in it! It was the best I ever had: crunchy, not greasy, delightfully salty with some cheese on top.

Eggplant and zucchini chips at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Eggplant and zucchini chips at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

We also got the meatballs that were good, not dry, nicely charred, served with tzatziki. 

Meatballs at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Meatballs at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Meatballs at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Meatballs at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

We were looking for saganaki, this fantastic flambé cheese, but unfortunately they did not have it. So we ended up with grilled haloumi cheese that was just ok. I even added a bit of lemon to enhance a bit the taste. 

Haloumi cheese at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Haloumi cheese at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Haloumi cheese at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Haloumi cheese at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Of course, I could not leave without trying their grilled octopus that was served with chickpeas, onion, capers and roasted peppers. Priced at $14, I did not expect such a big piece. It was delicious: nicely charred, it was perfectly cooked, not rubbery at all.

Octopus at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Octopus at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Octopus at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

Octopus at Greek Town in Hoboken, NJ

It was a great lunch: delicious food at reasonable prices. For sure we had a lot of food and did not have enough space for dessert...Well, I guess I will have to go back!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Greek Town - 86 Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030