A long-vacant storefront along the lower portion of Sinatra Drive is set to get a new tenant next year, as the space is currently being built into an Irish pub that’s being imported from the West Coast.
All the way back in 2014, fondue franchise The Melting Pot closed up shop at 100 Sinatra Drive and left a hole along an otherwise fully leased stretch of the roadway. A World of Beer location was rumored to be in the cards and a rep for that company even confirmed to Jersey Digs several years ago that they had a lease in place at the property.
However, those plans have fallen through and sources have confirmed that Los Angeles-based Rock & Reilly’s is renovating the space into their first New Jersey outpost. The restaurant, run by the Lore Group, has a flagship location on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood and opened a New York City spot in the Renaissance Midtown Hotel back in 2016 that’s now closed.
Rock & Reilly’s has several other active California restaurants and a Las Vegas spot, and their gastropub-style menus tend to vary by location. Some highlights include Irish nachos, Dublin Street tacos, corned beef sliders, burgers, bangers and mash, and shepherd’s pie.
One of their Los Angeles locations features a Brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays that includes bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys, while their Las Vegas spot has several “breakfast all day” options available. All of Rock & Reilly’s restaurants have a happy hour menu that includes smaller food options and half priced drinks.
Construction work at the Sinatra Drive property has picked up significantly after months of dormancy, but Rock & Reilly’s has not responded to a request for comment as to when their Hoboken spot might be up and running. However, they’ve already created a separate page on their website for their Mile Square City location and can be followed on Instagram at the handle @rockandreillys.