I finally made it to Stingray Lounge in Hoboken: I waited for Jodi to have plan for dinner to go, not because I did not want to go with her, but more because of you are vegetarian, this is not really the right place for you. Unless you like cheese...I am sure though that if you ask nicely, the chef will prepare a salad or something you can eat so you do not spend your evening staring at your partner or friends enjoying their seafood.
I sat at the bar, mesmerized by the nice selection of alcohol they have and decided to order the Death Proof cocktail, made with Rittenhouse rye, Amaro Nonino, Salers and orange Bitters.
Then, I hesitated: their menu as so many good options that I could not at first decide between the crab cakes, lobster roll or octopus. I finally went for the...seafood platter (The full house). It included 6 oysters (kusshi from Canada, Aunt Dotty from Massachusetts and Sloop Point from New Jersey), 6 clams, 2 shrimp, 1/2 lobster and 6 mussels. It looked good, appetizing and tasted very fresh. My favorite was the oysters, but I admit that their lobster, perfectly cooked and easy to remove from the shell, was delicious.
I was still a bit hungry though so I finished with a dessert. They offer two: the chocolate mousse that is apparently a cake rather than a mousse, and a cheesecake. I went for the latter (not made in house). It was good, creamy, but a bit small: I guess I am used to the size of the cheesecake at Junior’s that remains my favorite.
Overall the food was very good and I would definitely go back there, this time for the lobster roll or the crab cake...or maybe the octopus. Well for another good dinner!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Stingray Lounge - 1210 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030