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Re: Speakeasy Lounge at Grove plaza
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Slow slow service. I know it's a "soft" opening so hope they will "learn" from their mistakes and improve with time.

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What is their website? I went to:
www.grovesquarebistro.com
and that's apparently the website for Powerhouse Lounge?
Are they owned by the same people?


Yes, Jeff Favia.


Did he own Favia in Hoboken? It closed a long time ago.

Posted on: 2013/6/20 21:26
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What is their website? I went to:
www.grovesquarebistro.com
and that's apparently the website for Powerhouse Lounge?
Are they owned by the same people?


Yes, Jeff Favia.

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What is their website? I went to:
www.grovesquarebistro.com
and that's apparently the website for Powerhouse Lounge?
Are they owned by the same people?

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I hear the owner is quite a charming individual.

And by charming I mean the kind of guy who threatens vendors at all the events that are held at Grove Plaza on a weekly basis if they get too close to his restaurant.


Wow, that's short sighted. They have planters that divide their side walk seating from the rest of the plaza so how close could vendors possibly get? Do they not realize that vendors = increased foot traffic = better business for them? Plus the whole, a positive experience gets told to one person, a negative one gets told to 10 people...

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I hear the owner is quite a charming individual.

And by charming I mean the kind of guy who threatens vendors at all the events that are held at Grove Plaza on a weekly basis if they get too close to his restaurant.


I'm interested to see how this pans out over the summer.

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I hear the owner is quite a charming individual.

And by charming I mean the kind of guy who threatens vendors at all the events that are held at Grove Plaza on a weekly basis if they get too close to his restaurant.

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I got a look at the breakfast menu tonight, looks pretty good and actually bit less expensive than Skinner's and Hamilton Inn.

They're also going to have dinner and a movie night, lobster night and happy hour muscles for $1.75.

The beer was $7 and the burger ($11 for a bacon cheeseburger) was OK, but nothing special.

I'll certainly be back once they have the full menu available, if for no other reason than to spend a few less bucks on brunch.


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I am a bit of a old-school cocktail junky... I am pumped to get a good read on the 'prohibition bar' downstairs... I am pleased hear the drinks are stiff - the good ones usually are!

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I stopped by last night, I think its OK, not my cup of tea. The drinks were stiff, but not as stiff as the clientele. I wish them luck.

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I stopped by last night, I think its OK, not my cup of tea. The drinks were stiff, but not as stiff as the clientele. I wish them luck.

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Burgers are good and huge! I like the open front aspect of the place too, something that seems late to catch on in Jersey City.

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Why do they call it Grove Square? Are they trying to de facto rename the Plaza?

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It was so deep, it went over all of our heads

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hey I haven't stopped in at the bar yet, so I can't comment on that, but I'll take late night $1.25 pepperoni slices all day (decent ones, too) - if that's hoboken to you then i dunno what to tell ya


I was actually talking about something a little deeper than that, but I'll stop if I'm confusing you.

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I guess I must have missed all the innovations in the drinking scene in Hoboken over the last decade. Last I checked most of the same places are still there and the new ones seem pretty similar to this place.

Anyway, there's no way in hell I'm going to complain about a new place opening in a spot that should have had something 5 years ago.

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I was surprised how many people were in this place last night. Is the experience really as bland as the name suggests? Is this the best JC can get? This is like Hoboken ten years ago.


hey I haven't stopped in at the bar yet, so I can't comment on that, but I'll take late night $1.25 pepperoni slices all day (decent ones, too) - if that's hoboken to you then i dunno what to tell ya

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This is like Hoboken ten years ago.

I could not have said it better.

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I was surprised how many people were in this place last night. Is the experience really as bland as the name suggests? Is this the best JC can get? This is like Hoboken ten years ago.

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Yeah that was just for the soft opening. It's a very nice place, and looks like it will be pretty cool, but it's expensive. $7 for the beers we got, and they weren't exactly specialty beers. But I guess you have to charge more to pay off the absurd rent they have.

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Doubt it will be cash only. I think this was just for their soft opening.

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will the bar always be cash only. i like to get airline points when i booze up...
but it's good there's a chase machine 15 feet away in the duane reade.

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did anyone stop in this weekend / have a menu?

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Awesome blog, good stuff.

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Thanks Seagull and Maise! The words of encouragement are much appreciated. There are a lot of really awesome websites about Jersey City, JCList included, so we hope ours complements them. Thanks so much for checking out the blog!

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Thanks Seagull and Maise! The words of encouragement are much appreciated. There are a lot of really awesome websites about Jersey City, JCList included, so we hope ours complements them. Thanks so much for checking out the blog!

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I believe the pizza side is being run by Charlie, formerly of La Rustique, which I'm happy about.

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Hey seeninjerseycity, I like your blog! Please keep up the good work!

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open as of tonight. decent pizza, and at only $1.25 for a good slice, they will easily get my business. AND THEY WILL BE OPEN LATE NIGHT HALLELUJAH!

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Death and Co. is an amazing bar. If this place is half as innovative with their cocktails and attention to detail I would be shocked.

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I'm not sure how many people have been to Please Don't Tell in New York, but I'd guess the speakeasy could be setup a little like that. The entrance could be inside the pizza place.

Even though the concept is a little gimmicky, PDT and Death and Company are incredible bars that are constantly packed out.

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