5 Best Hoboken Outdoor Brunches

Suns out, brunch shades out. The weather is starting to make a turn and Hoboken bar/restaurant owners are dusting off their outdoor furniture, which can only mean one thing. Outside brunch! The brunch options in Hoboken may seem endless so here are a few of my favorites that if you haven’t been to, well, get off your a** and get there!


The Turning Point – 1420 Sinatra Drive

With great food and amazing views, the Turning Point is the place to be. This brunch destination has it all: omelets, waffles, pancakes, fresh and refreshing smoothies; you can’t go wrong at the Turning Point. Can’t make a decision between their sandwiches, soups and salads? Make it a combo and get half a salad or sandwich with soup or do a half salad, half sandwich. Keep in mind that this spot is BYOB so pick up some champagne to make yourself some Mimosas!


The Brass Rail – 135 Washington Street

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One of the best brunches in town with their $19, two course pre fix brunch option. For $30 you can add a cocktail of your choice between a mimosa, bloody mary, one of their featured beers, or sangria. If boozy brunch is what you’re in the mood for, the Brass Rail is your destination of choice.


The Madison – 1316 Washington Street

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Rough Saturday? No worries, let the brunch BUFFET at the Madison cure your hangover woes. That’s right, I said it, brunch….buffet. Bagels and lox, breakfast burrito, shrimp cocktail, oysters, pizza, and steak-tip stir-fry should do the trick. The brunch buffet also comes with a choice of a mimosa or bloody mary as well. Most importantly, do not neglect the chocolate fondue fountain.


The Stewed Cow – 400 Adams Street

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Best. Breakfast. Sandwich. Ever. The ingredients here are common in all breakfast sandwiches (with the meat of choice on this sandwich being skirt streak, which I suggest you get cooked medium) but what may separate this from others is the brioche bun that this sandwich comes on. If you’re struggling on Sunday and a brunch buffet may not be your thing, this breakfast sandwich is where it is at! The Stewed Cow also has a great brunch deal. For $20, their “Infamous Brunch” gets you an entrée, a complimentary side/appetizer and TWO cocktails.


City Bistro – 56 14th Street


Nothing beats the City Bistro rooftop. Except maybe brunch on the City Bistro roof. Whether its rooftop dining you prefer, or people watching on the sidewalk out front, City Bistro has the outdoor brunch solution for everyone. Throw in 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Sundays and you have the makings of an excellent day.

If I missed somewhere let me know. I love some good feedback, especially if it is about a place that I have not been to (which isn’t many in the mile square). I’ll see you outside. Happy brunching!


Written by: Dan Exter

Dan should of been raised in the 80s. His favorite band is Journey, favorite movie is The Goonies and 80s on 8 is his favorite station on satellite radio. An avid basketball player, Dan can jump just high enough to get a few pieces of paper under his feet, but don’t let that fool you. His up and under move on the post reminds people of a young Tim Duncan. Following random sports teams like the Orlando Magic and Dallas Cowboys only helps expand his knowledge on both the NFL and NBA. His wonderful girlfriend imagines Dan as a teenager to be similar to Barry Goldberg from “The Goldbergs”, the hit TV show about an 80s family on ABC.