Rosticera Da gigi located at 916 Washington Street in Hoboken recently opened their doors to give Mile Square residents on the go the option of real simple honest food at reasonable prices. They are open from 7am-10pm Monday through Friday and 8am-10pm Saturday and Sunday which gives Hobokenites the option for breakfast lunch and dinner. TheBoken.com sampled both the breakfast option as well as a lunch option today and came away impressed given the fact that they recently just opened.
For breakfast, not being a huge fan of eggs (personal choice) I opted for 7 grain toast, sausage, and home fries to coat my drunken stomach. The home fries were very good and the sausage was a lot like kielbasa but a bit different. Abe Froman the “Sausage King of Chicago” would likely approve in the world of Ferris Bueller but in real life the sausage was very good as well. For an ala-carte breakfast it certainly hit the spot. The coffee was also delicious and had a strong bold flavor without being bitter.
For lunch and dinner this eatery has a choice of cold cut sandwiches, paninis and even dipped sandwiches. However where TheBoken.com think this casual eatery will makes its mark is in the roasted meats prepared on the premises. Hankering for a slice of beef brisket several hours later I came back and had the beef brisket with two sides including broccoli rabe. The brisket is simply to die for. Slow cooking is the key to this tasty dish and the flavor and the tenderness of the meat which could easily be cut with a butter knife make this a worthwhile regular place. Several long time residents that I know have already visited this place over a dozen times and find the pot roast, roast chicken and other slow cooked roasts a reason to keep coming back. Newer residents of Hoboken will also likely be attracted to this place as well as you can get a balanced lunch or dinner for only $9.95 with a nice portion of meat and two sides. I am sure most people who can follow simple directions could pull off a halfway decent brisket but who has the time to do it right? This is where Rosticera Da gigi will likely establish a niche.
I spoke to Mark Bogdanos, one of the owners before this place opened up and he passionately described his culinary vision for this establishment with an enthusiasm that I have not seen in quite some time. It is great when passion actually connects with execution and one can only hope through word of mouth this place is in business for some time. Below are more photos of the eatery and food options.….
Interior – some indoor seating
The sides including sausages, rice balls and stuffed calamari, and quinoa
Prime Rib – primed to be a best seller
Slow cooking is the key to tasty beast! KISS – Keep it simple stupid!
Sample Breakfast Plate
Beef Brisket Platter – Potential last meal request
Rosticeria Da gigi
Address: 916 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hours: Monday -Friday 7am-10pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am-10pm
Editor’s Note: TheBoken.com pays full price for the meals it reviews unless otherwise noted.