Halifax’s Riverside Seating Open for Spring + New Menu


Halifax Hoboken at the W Hoboken

Sunshine is in this weekend’s forecast, and we’re excited to announce Halifax, the Northeastern Coast-inspired restaurant at 225 River Street in Hoboken, has officially opened their outdoor seating just in time for outdoor dining (and yummy cocktails).

Located inside the Hoboken, the restaurant’s 70-seat, canopy-lined patio overlooks the Hudson River giving guests a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline, perfect for a stellar Spring evening date or weekend brunch.

In honor of the warmer weather, patrons dining al fresco are encouraged to try the new Spring menu highlights like Chef Seadon Shouse’s Maine Blue Cod or Maine Lobster Rigatoni; Pastry Chef Stuart Marx’s Goat Cheese Cheesecake; and Beverage Director Carlos Arteaga’s new cocktails like the Rose Maria. Plus, stop in on any Tuesday for the steal of a deal 5 bites and 5 wines menu for $29 (served 5 p.m. – 10 p.m).

A Fun Fact About The Halifax: 

Halifax is actually named after the capital of Nova Scotia where Chef Seadon Shouse grew up. Every item on the menu is a spin on his childhood favorites as he loved to combine his fresh approach to farm and coastal cuisine with his passion for smoked meats.

NJMOM had the fun opportunity to attend Halifax’s Spring Menu Tasting recently. Upon our arrival, we were immediately handed a Spring Fling cocktail, Halifax’s signature drink made with gin, ginger and cucumber. This drink is light and refreshing and totally screams, “Spring in the city.”

Our Halifax cocktail was paired with a smoked charcuterie board including duck liver paté, trout, mussels, pork lomo, country terrine and pollock rillettes. Hands down, our favorite item was the maple smoked salmon.

“I only knew of it (the smoke salmon) in one store in my hometown,” said Shouse. “They would have it sometimes and it was done locally and that’s the only place I’ve ever seen it. When we were talking about the concept of creating Halifax, I immediately thought that’s very much Nova Scotian and very much a part of my childhood.”

The table shared three appetizers, but the lamb meatballs were a force to be reckoned with. Halifax served them on top of smoked gorgonzola, resting next to a rye crostini which complimented the dish perfectly.

The smoked Amish chicken (pictured above) was not only beautiful, but we loved the freshness of the local greens served on top. It came with freshly toasted croutons that were buttery, soft and surprisingly sweet. We highly recommend this dish if you’re craving a savory meal.

Three words: Pistachio Ice Cream

Our meal at Halifax Hoboken was complimented nicely with a strawberry shortcake and pistachio ice cream, presented with edible flowers. The perfect ending to an amazing Spring meal at Halifax.

To book a reservation at Halifax Hoboken, visit their website at halifaxhoboken.com or call (201) 253-2500.



About Author

Yasmein James is a proud Philly girl who now lives in North Jersey with her husband. She obtained a BA in Journalism from Penn State University (We Are!). She’s forever in search of great food so you can always find her in the kitchen or at a nearby ethnic restaurant. Her fondest memories of New Jersey are weekends spent in Atlantic City with her aunt and siblings. She also really enjoys spending lazy days in Belmar, NJ fishing with friends. She writes about it all on her blog, www.shesfacingfreedom.com.