There's something new at Sullivan's on Washington Street in Hoboken to complement the electric atmosphere.
"We've always been known as a hangout place. People love the action here," said owner George Palermo recently. "We decided to bring good chefs and so far they have been putting together some nice meals."
Recently, Sullivan's has been featuring a full-scale menu of top-quality entrees and appetizers, each for less than $10. <br><br>
In addition to the vast variety of hamburgers and sandwiches the bar always offered, the specials change daily and include lobster ravioli, pasta with calamari or shrimp, London broil with mashed potatoes, pork chops with vinegar peppers and prime rib. <br><br>
The service at Sullivan's is excellent and the bartenders are professional. Brunch is featured on Saturday and Sunday, all the major sports games can be seen at the bar, and every day is happy hour, according to Palermo. <br><br>
I began my meal with several appetizers that Palermo recommended. I ordered chicken wings ($6.95), chicken quesadillas ($7.95), mozzarella sticks ($6.25) and a small salad. The wings were crispy, perfect to nosh on while watching a sports game during the week. The sticks tasted great when dipped in the tomato sauce and the quesadillas were chunky and easy to grab. Other appetizers include chili ($6.25), chicken tenders ($6.25) and nachos ($7.95), and the chefs serve up large portions. <br><br>
After the first round of appetizers, I tried the terrific chili. It was very thick and spicy and I strongly recommend it. Other soups include shrimp bisque and chicken vegetable. <br><br>
For the main course I had Sullivan's famous open steak sandwich ($8.95), which was well-presented and served with French fries. I put a modest amount of ketchup and salt on it, and it was delicious. I also tried the pasta chicken while I nursed a cold beer. <br><br>
After the meal I hopped over to the bar, mingled with a few of the locals, and had a fun time. The weekends are usually busy at Sullivan's, as more than 50 people begin to pack the place in the early evening hours, and by midnight the crowd is in full swing. Gentlemen can be seen trying to engage women, the bartenders flirt, and the groups in the back of the bar relax with appetizers and drinks. <br><br>
Sullivan's Bar and Grill is located on 600 Washington St. The kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Fridays from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. For more information, call (201) 420-9849.