1420 Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken
Hours: Daily, 8 am–3 pm
Style: Serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, this clean and bright eatery offers fresh, healthy dishes and riverfront seating with breathtaking views of Manhattan.
Don’t Miss: Prepare for hefty portions. For breakfast, try the grande huevos rancheros with your choice of eggs over kicked-up potatoes, chipotle peppers, chorizo sausage, onions, black beans, avocado, and melted cheeses piled high on a toasty tortilla ($9.25). The balanced breakfast combo features an egg white, turkey sausage, spinach, and tomato burrito served with a side of honey breakfast crunch (a yummy treat of apples, cranberries, raisins, toasted pecans, and granola drizzled with honey) and fresh fruit ($9.25). Other breakfast standouts include the stuffed french toast—whole-grain bread filled with sweetened cream cheese, blueberries, and mangoes—served with a strawberry and blueberry reduction ($8.50). For lunch, delicious homemade soups, colorful salads, and savory sandwiches and wraps lead the menu. The Martha’s Vineyard salad ($9.75), with mixed field greens, grilled chicken, seasonal berries, and mangoes is topped with toasted coconut, roasted pecans, and your choice of six house dressings. The chicken pesto panini, with grilled chicken, zucchini, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and a basil pesto spread ($8.95) and the seaside Jersey club ($8.50), with roasted turkey, bacon, tomatoes, sprouts, onions, and Swiss cheese, are popular sandwiches. Quench your thirst with the specialty drink menu. Pam’s Half and Half is a perfect balance of freshly squeezed lemonade and classic black iced tea ($3.50).
Heads Up: The place fills up fast and is especially popular on the weekends. Call ahead to avoid a long wait (although it does give you plenty of time to look over the vast menu).
The Scoop: The Turning Point in Hoboken is just one branch of the New Jersey-based operation. Check out the other locations in Little Silver, Holmdel, Manalapan, Long Branch, and the newest entry, downtown Westfield.