My cousin Dominique moved into town, and after living here for 20 years she asked me all sorts of questions on where to eat or drink in town. This year I included two options in many categories. Without further ado - here's my updated list from 2011. Enjoy!
Bagels: JP Bagel Express, 52 Newark Street or Hoboken Hot Bagels, 634 Washington St.
Bar Food: Little Town NJ, 310 Sinatra Drive.
BBQ/Cajun: No recommendations! Go to NYC.
Brunch: Elysian Cafe, 1001 Washington Street or Onieals Hoboken, 343 Park Ave.
Burger Joint: Five Guys Burger & Fries, 319 Washington Street or Bareburger, 515 Washington St.
Chinese: Precious, 128 Washington Street.
Indian:Karma Kafe, 505 Washington Street.
Italian: Augustino's Restaurant, 1104 Washington Street.
Italian Deli: Fiore's Deli, 414 Adams St
Pizza: Tony Boloney's, 263 1st Street.
Brick Oven Pizza: Grimaldi's Pizzeria, 133 Clinton Street or Napoli's Brick Oven Pizza, 1118 Washington St.
Sandwiches: Vito's Deli, 806 Washington St or Lisa's Deli, 901 Park Ave.
Sushi: Robongi, 520 Washington Street.
Mexican: Charrito's 121 Washington St or Baja, 104 14th St.
And a few that i'd list under "Special Occasions":
Where to bring Mom and Dad?:Amanda's Restaurant, 908 Washington Street.
One of the best in town: Anthony David's, 953 Bloomfield Street.
Most overrated: Teak On The Hudson, 16 Hudson Pl.
Most underrated: Court Street, 61 Sixth Street.
Best First Date Place: Bin 14, 1314 Washington St or The Brass Rail, 135 Washington St.
Best Second Date Place: The Cuban Restaurant and Bar, 333 Washington St or The Madison, 1316 Washington St.
Place you probably don't know but need to try: Cucharamama, 233 Clinton St or The Fig Tree Restaurant, 306 -308 Park Ave.