Three A’s Olde Bar & Grill
500 Grand Street, Hoboken
Hours: Mon-Fri, 5 pm-11 pm; Saturday, 4 pm-11 pm; Sunday, 10 am-10 pm
Style: From the outside, the restaurant looks like an ordinary corner bar, but inside, it is warm and inviting with amber lighting and lots of dark wood trim. The long bar in front features flat-screen TVs, while the cozy dining room in back is perfect for a gathering with friends or a romantic dinner for two.
Don’t Miss: The slow-cookedFrench onion soup ($6), not too salty and full of flavor, would impress most aficionados. The fried calamari appetizer ($10) is great plain; it comes with a delightfully spicy house-made marinara sauce. It also comes Cajun style or tossed in balsamic vinegar. For the main course, the chicken Francaise ($17) is browned to perfection and served in a tangy lemon chardonnay sauce with escarole. The cheeseburger ($9) is understated but delicious. To top off the meal, try the warm flourless chocolate lava cake ($6).
The bar offers a well-rounded list of domestic and imported beers bottled and on tap and a reasonably priced wine menu. The long list of martinis includes specialties like the Chocolate Milkshake ($11), Gummy Bear ($10), and Key Lime Pie ($10)—all just $5 on Tuesdays.
Heads Up: On weekends, the music gets turned up around 9 pm.
The Scoop: Three A’s is named for owner Cosimo Noto’s wife, Antoinette, and daughters Amanda and Adriana. In the center of the city, away from the bustling waterfront, the restaurant is usually filled with friendly locals who would probably prefer it remain one of Hoboken’s best-kept secrets. Finding a place to park nearClick here to leave a comment
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