Destined to become Hoboken’s hottest destination pub/restaurant thanks in part to its convenient location next to the Ninth Street/Congress Street Light Rail Station and the continued growth of the Mile Square City’s northwest neighborhood, The Tilted Kilt will serve up a diverse menu of gourmet pub meals, Irish and Scottish-influenced American cuisine, savory appetizers and a wide variety of craft beers. Located at 800 Jackson Street, the restaurant occupies 4,500 square feet of indoor space and features a huge outdoor patio.
It’s a lot like a sports bar meets an upscale casual restaurant,” said Tilted Kilt franchise owner Nirav Patel, who also owns The Melting Pot on Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. “We’ve designed it so that it is a neighborhood hangout, a place where you can come to relax and socialize and where you can also bring your family for a good meal. We’re excited about the location and we’re delighted to start welcoming our first patrons.”
Mr. Patel also believes the tremendous outdoor space will distinguish his restaurant from others in town.
“I’m fortunate that I was able to open in a burgeoning part of town, one of the last places left in Hoboken,” Mr. Patel said. “It’s quiet, well-populated yet there’s no congestion. The light rail stops right at the door. Our outdoor space is large enough to allow patrons to kick back and relax without being on top of each other.”
Mr. Patel is also confident in his location on the ground floor of the 11-story Metrostop condominium building which has become one of Hoboken’s most desirable residential buildings. Featuring 113 expansive residences, Metrostop epitomizes the emergence of Hoboken’s northwest neighborhood as a new residential and lifestyle destination. The building has consistently attracted home buyers with a combination of cutting edge and well-appointed residences and sensational views of the Manhattan skyline. An exciting suite of amenities includes a Club Room, Cyber doorman system, landscaped roof deck, and convenient Light Rail service to the Hoboken PATH and Ferry terminals and other points along the Gold Coast. As this part of town continues to grow, so does the demand for new amenities and services, including an exciting new restaurant and bar concept.
“This neighborhood is really emerging, but one of the key things lacking is a great pub and eatery,” Mr. Patel said. “I decided to work with Dean Geibel, the developer of Metrostop, because that is what he’s known for: recognizing areas with untapped potential and introducing upscale residential buildings that will attract new residents who have a personal stake in their surroundings. What we wanted to do was create a great neighborhood restaurant that goes hand-in-hand with what Dean has done at Metrostop.”
With dishes such as the Irish Nachos, the Scottish Cheesesteak Salad, Maggie Mae’s Fish & Chips and Gaelic Chicken in an Irish whiskey cream sauce, the Tilted Kilt will appeal to a variety of tastebuds. A bevy of burgers, sandwiches and salads are also on the menu. More than 30 beers are on tap, all of which will be served by a beautiful wait staff dressed in white blouses, plaid kilts and knee-high socks complementing the Celtic theme. For the sports enthusiast, no fewer than 49 HD TVs will air just about every popular sporting event available, including professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey, as well as college athletics.
“We’re thrilled that Nirav has decided to open this exciting new restaurant and bar concept at Metrostop and believe it will be a tremendous complement to our building and the surrounding neighborhood,” said Dean Geibel. “Many of our residents have been eagerly awaiting the opening, and we have no doubt that its addition to the neighborhood will add a new layer of appeal to the Metrostop lifestyle as we sell the remaining homes at the building.”