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Jersey City restaurant looks to serve up something delicious with new, bigger space
By Steven Rodas | For The Jersey Journal
on December 09, 2014 at 12:34 PM, updated December 09, 2014 at 12:38 PM   

Jersey City chef and restaurateur Brian Dowling has come a long way since serving cold cut sandwiches and fresh mozzarella on the corner of Park Avenue and Sixth Street in Hoboken.

Dowling, who based the name of his restaurant on where he got his start in 2009, later moved to Jersey City and opened a "Gastropub" version of his franchise just last year.

This week, he will officially move his Washington Street (sic) restaurant to a new location at 279 Grove St. where he will expand the menu and fully take advantage of a space twice the size of his previous location.

"We've become quite popular, but I've found myself having to turn people away on busy nights because of seating capacity. The new restaurant is going to be somewhere between 90 to 100 seats, the other was only 40," said Dowling.

Dowling's newest restaurant will take the place of American-style food eatery The Merchant, which closed its doors in early November.

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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #65 on: 11-05-2014, 08:53am »
Sigh.  I like the space on Grove whilst I hate the Gastropub.  I hope the Merchant isn't just Gastropub-lite

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« Reply #64 on: 11-04-2014, 08:48pm »
Sigh.  I like the space on Grove whilst I hate the Gastropub.  I hope the Merchant isn't just Gastropub-lite
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« Reply #63 on: 11-04-2014, 02:10pm »
Park & Sixth owner just posted this on Fb:

We have certainly come a long way from the little deli on the corner of Park Avenue and Sixth Street in Hoboken. It's hard to believe five years have passed. I look back and laugh about the mistakes I made, the hours of work my staff and I logged, the lean years robbing from Peter to pay Paul, hoping checks wouldn't bounce...

Yes, we certainly have come a long way from that little deli with cool sandwiches and fresh mozzarella. We snagged a liquor license, switched the deli to a restaurant & bar, changed menus, introduced small plates at dinner, and (I hate to toot my own horn but here goes) received a stellar New York Times review along the way. We opened our second restaurant, Park & Sixth Gastropub, which just celebrated its first birthday. In the midst of all this, we have witnessed downtown Jersey City explode with new buildings, shops and restaurants, as well as many more awesome people to occupy them. The landscape is continually shifting, and so are we. It's time to change again.

So, without further ado, I'm proud to announce we are moving locations from 364 Grove Street to 279 Grove street. Yesterday, we took over the space formerly known as The Merchant. Renovations should take about a month and we hope to open sometime early December. The original location will remain open until the new space is complete.

Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come. I have written a new sexy menu, but intend to keep most of the offerings our fans have grown to know and love. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to stop by either location, and we'll be happy to fill you all in on our future plans.

Thank you!

Love,
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #62 on: 09-28-2013, 03:03pm »
Soshin, at first I thought your sigline was what the Times said. I so wish it was. . . .
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« Reply #61 on: 09-28-2013, 02:04pm »
"god hates you. you will all go to yuppie hell. in yuppie hell there is no starbucks or hole foods or sushi bar. in yuppie hell you will work 16 hours a day in a bodega. in yuppie hell your car will not start when the sweeper is coming down the street. in yuppie hell your doorman will terrorize you and have sex with your wife or husband...when you are at work....in the bodega. in yuppie hell you will go to the laundromat and lose your last quarter in a broken washing machine. in yuppie hell you will buy all your food and clothing at the 99 cent store. in yuppie hell there are no cell phones, you will use a pay phone. a filthy pay phone".      -   Cat_Man Dude

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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #60 on: 08-30-2013, 04:56pm »
From their latest Fb post, it looks like P&6 are taking over the old York Street Tavern/Nicco's space on Washington & York to open a "burger bar". Good for them, and good for us.

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« Reply #59 on: 01-10-2013, 12:32pm »
From their Facebook page:



Starting this upcoming Tuesday, we are launching "Wine Mussel Tuesdays" where all night we are offering All-You-Can-Eat Mussels for $10 and Half Priced Bottles of Wine.

Come in every Tuesday to enjoy an amazing variety of Mussels and Vino.

Starting 1/15.


PSSSHHHH I told you this in the shout box.. doubters lol lol lol, now wait for half the sandwiches to disappear  >:D ;D


did you look at the updated lunch menu?  most of the signature sandwiches are gone!  including the Bobby Hurley which I personally recommended they honor when they opened the JC location since hey an an Eli Manning ::)

When I overheard Brian telling the table next to us about the changes coming in January he seemed REALLY excited about it and focusing more on Dinner and the small plates.  :-\ :-\ :-\

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« Reply #58 on: 01-10-2013, 12:06pm »
Oh, dear. Sad to see the sandwiches gone.

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« Reply #57 on: 01-10-2013, 09:08am »
From their Facebook page:



Starting this upcoming Tuesday, we are launching "Wine Mussel Tuesdays" where all night we are offering All-You-Can-Eat Mussels for $10 and Half Priced Bottles of Wine.

Come in every Tuesday to enjoy an amazing variety of Mussels and Vino.

Starting 1/15.


PSSSHHHH I told you this in the shout box.. doubters lol lol lol, now wait for half the sandwiches to disappear  >:D ;D


did you look at the updated lunch menu?  most of the signature sandwiches are gone!  including the Bobby Hurley which I personally recommended they honor when they opened the JC location since hey an an Eli Manning ::)
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #56 on: 01-09-2013, 05:17pm »
From their Facebook page:



Starting this upcoming Tuesday, we are launching "Wine Mussel Tuesdays" where all night we are offering All-You-Can-Eat Mussels for $10 and Half Priced Bottles of Wine.

Come in every Tuesday to enjoy an amazing variety of Mussels and Vino.

Starting 1/15.


PSSSHHHH I told you this in the shout box.. doubters lol lol lol, now wait for half the sandwiches to disappear  >:D ;D

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« Reply #55 on: 01-09-2013, 05:15pm »
From their Facebook page:



Starting this upcoming Tuesday, we are launching "Wine Mussel Tuesdays" where all night we are offering All-You-Can-Eat Mussels for $10 and Half Priced Bottles of Wine.

Come in every Tuesday to enjoy an amazing variety of Mussels and Vino.

Starting 1/15.

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« Reply #54 on: 01-03-2013, 04:51pm »
I really only go for the brussels sprout hash. Yummm!!!
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« Reply #53 on: 12-30-2012, 11:13pm »
Sigh.
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« Reply #52 on: 12-30-2012, 06:22am »
I would believe it, MCA.
The last couple times I have been there, I have been greatly disappointed, as they were out of various items, the service was scattered and terrible, and last time we were there we walked out after ordering drinks, since the waitress took forever to return and only then informed us they were out of the sandwich I was ordering.


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« Reply #51 on: 12-24-2012, 03:14pm »
Anyone else hear the rumor that come January, P6 is getting rid of half the sandwiches on the menu and focusing more on the small plates? There will even be an all-you-can-eat mussels night.

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« Reply #50 on: 11-12-2012, 11:44am »
I haven't had The Beast in a few months.  I need to rectify that.  It's heck of a burger.   

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« Reply #49 on: 11-09-2012, 08:25am »
I agree with you about the size of the sandwich.  I often eat it over 2 meals.

My personal favorite is the Bobby Hurley sandwich.  I get it all the time. 

I'm planning on branching out and getting the Eli Manning sandwich next time I go.


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« Reply #48 on: 11-09-2012, 06:15am »
We ate at Park & Sixth the Saturday afternoon before the hurricane. (Seems like forever ago now.) We had a friend from the UK visiting and I wanted to tick another name off my Jersey City restaurant list, so we waltzed over to Grove and ...

On the inside, Park & Sixth looks like a classic fast-food joint had a love child with your neighborhood bar. There is sort of a vintage/retro feel inside, with old LP covers -- that's vinyl records for you young folks -- all posted along one wall. And some old signs and junk. This is a super, ultra, no-pretensions place to eat -- our sandwiches arrived in a nest of paper in a plastic basket.

(The good news is that they have a license for beer and booze.)

Our party ordered:

* The Grove: "Italian" sandwich with sliced meats and cheeses on white bread.
* The Beast: 1/2 lb. burger with all of the trimmings, plus a runny egg cracked on top.
* The Powerhouse: 1/2 lb. burger with slightly less trimmings and no runny egg.

R. and the UK guest ordered fancy draft beers. I had several ultra-spicy Bloody Marys -- but we can probably fast-forward over that part.

My sandwich -- The Grove -- was good. Most impressive about it was the size. Second point: homemade mozzarella. It didn't come with fries, so I ordered some on the side. R. had The Beast and reported very well of it. Our UK guest ordered The Powerhouse. He was a bit spookily enthusiastic over the whole thing. He enjoyed the burger, the beer and the place maybe a little too much. Maybe the vintage/Americana feel of the place was impressive to him as a tourist.

Service was casual, friendly and actually quite efficient, given the rate that the Marys and pints came to the table.

Seems like a very fine place for a burger, a sandwich and a beer.

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« Reply #47 on: 05-11-2012, 02:59pm »
PACO or Taco?!?
Now THAT's Racist!

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« Reply #46 on: 05-10-2012, 05:43pm »
mLnnLy, I find your remark targeted, and nothing wrong with hurtle's.  The ethnicity was not an issue until you made it one.  Whether PACO is Hispanic, or Borinquen, Pinoy or Polski is irrelevant. I'm not gonna get in a flame war with a troll who drops the R-bomb so easy.  It's great to see the community energized around the celebration and recognition of a community leader. Hopefully the glow will last and we won't see the litter/abandoned junk come back for a while.

Rather than popping out of your mouse house  and claiming :racist1: , maybe you want to look at addressing the issue, instead of attacking the person who raised it? With UEZ funding threatened, it may be a challenge to get some $$ together for a biweekly community cleanup.  Maybe you and Suleiman can get together with the Harsimus Cove cleanup crew and put together a tiger team with a local leader to keep the area looking the way it does now?


And exactly what is the issue?
Exactly what does this have to do with Park & Sixth?
Who is the troll here?
What are you trying to stir up?
I'll pass on this dialogue, you are the one promoting a tangent with your distorted perceptions.

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« Reply #45 on: 05-10-2012, 02:54pm »
With all due respect, it WAS a targeted remark.  Aimed at a specific organization, populated by Hispanics, and at a block that is one border of a development occupied by Hispanics, and therefore a block that is frequented by Hispanics.  Hurtle is out of line with his/her comment.

Using that logic, any criticism aimed at any group would be considered discriminatory.  Hurtle has cause for the criticism that he has leveled at PACO, namely, that those blocks are a hot mess.  And Hurtle should know.  He actually goes out there and tries to clean up.

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« Reply #44 on: 05-10-2012, 12:36pm »
Targeted or not, no racist comment was made or implied.




With all due respect, it WAS a targeted remark.  Aimed at a specific organization, populated by Hispanics, and at a block that is one border of a development occupied by Hispanics, and therefore a block that is frequented by Hispanics.  Hurtle is out of line with his/her comment.
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« Reply #43 on: 05-10-2012, 12:28pm »
mLnnLy, I find your remark targeted, and nothing wrong with hurtle's.  The ethnicity was not an issue until you made it one.  Whether PACO is Hispanic, or Borinquen, Pinoy or Polski is irrelevant. I'm not gonna get in a flame war with a troll who drops the R-bomb so easy.  It's great to see the community energized around the celebration and recognition of a community leader. Hopefully the glow will last and we won't see the litter/abandoned junk come back for a while.

Rather than popping out of your mouse house  and claiming :racist1: , maybe you want to look at addressing the issue, instead of attacking the person who raised it? With UEZ funding threatened, it may be a challenge to get some $$ together for a biweekly community cleanup.  Maybe you and Suleiman can get together with the Harsimus Cove cleanup crew and put together a tiger team with a local leader to keep the area looking the way it does now?
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« Reply #42 on: 05-10-2012, 11:49am »
With all due respect, it WAS a targeted remark.  Aimed at a specific organization, populated by Hispanics, and at a block that is one border of a development occupied by Hispanics, and therefore a block that is frequented by Hispanics.  Hurtle is out of line with his/her comment.

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« Reply #41 on: 05-10-2012, 11:28am »
Granted the topic is Park & Sixth and Hurtle was off topic, but I do not find his remark to be racist in anyway.

If anything, I find it to be very typical of the stroller/dog-walking/yuppies who complain about any and all forms of litter in JC.



Not too racist a remark.  Did someone forget to take their medication?  Or did we forget that this thread is about Park & Sixth.
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« Reply #40 on: 05-10-2012, 11:00am »
Stumbled into the dedication ceremony of Elihu Rivera Square

Considering that's what it takes for PACO to clean up the leaves/trash/discarded car parts on Second Street between Manila and Marin I say give Mr. Rivera a prize every week.

"Stumbled" did we have a little too much to drink?
Hey Hurtle, that's Dr. Rivera to you!

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« Reply #39 on: 05-10-2012, 09:30am »

Not too racist a remark.  Did someone forget to take their medication?  Or did we forget that this thread is about Park & Sixth.

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« Reply #38 on: 05-08-2012, 10:51pm »
Stumbled into the dedication ceremony of Elihu Rivera Square

Considering that's what it takes for PACO to clean up the leaves/trash/discarded car parts on Second Street between Manila and Marin I say give Mr. Rivera a prize every week.

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« Reply #37 on: 05-08-2012, 01:57pm »
Stumbled into the dedication ceremony of Elihu Rivera Square just past noon today after a quik walk between Christopher Street and WTC (dropped off some stuff in SohoBeCa), and the smell of the burgers and so made me HONGRY. So I ventured into a nearly full house.

Ordered the turkey burger as Nikki had just mentioned the dearth of same in the SB - the power of suggestion.  Opted for the brussels sprouts hash as I'd made poe-TAY-toes last night.  Also a pint of Yards pale.

The pint is in one of those cute  faux Mason jars, but arrived with 20% foam.  There's a reason British pubs use glasswear with volume markings.  I'm tired of 14 0z pints and cute 11.25 oz beer bottles.  Don't skimp on the pour, I'll not get a refill if I think it;s underpoured.  Filled to the brim? Youbetcha!

12 mins for the burger, beautiful bun, sauteed shrooms on the bottom, tomato coulis/confit on top, not too spicy at all, maybe my palate is burned out from having gracious neighbors from SW Asia who share food.  The sprouts were exactly as I would make them, trimmed, split in half, steamed, then grilleded, maybe a bit heavy on the olive oil.  Also well seasoned without being over-powered.

I checked in on 4Square to receive a 20% off on first visit - but no instructions how to redeem.  If they made it easier I might have applied it, but for $3.20, well, my pride is worth a bit more than that.  With tax $17.12, I put in on a debit card and left a fin for the pleasant server who told me, as I explained why I passed on a 2nd pint,  "I love a man who drinks a beer before a workout."  That's how professionals operate.

Overall, good value, great food, nice atmosphere. :2thumbs:

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The JCI has the scoop.



Park & Sixth Continues Transition From Deli to Restuarant with Addition of Liquor License
By Jon Whiten Feb 7th, 2012

The popular Downtown eatery Park & Sixth now has a liquor and package goods license, according to owner Brian Dowling.

Our libation offerings include an eclectic mix of bottled American craft beers and two rotating drafts on tap, an affordable list of wines by the bottle and glass (all about 8 bucks,) and a Concoctions menu featuring two homemade Bloody Marys, one of which called the Wasabi Mary boasts freshly ground ginger, soy sauce and wasabi root infused vodka, Dowling writes on Facebook.

Park & Sixth opened at 364 Grove Street in Jersey City in late 2010 as the second outpost of the popular Hoboken sandwich shop. Since then, Dowling has closed down the Hoboken location and shifted the establishments focus from being what Dowling calls essentially a deli to a full-service restaurant. The liquor license is a crucial ingredient to completing that transition. (Read more)

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« Reply #35 on: 11-14-2011, 06:58pm »
a friend was there Saturday afternoon and I'm happy to report back that they now have beer!  :pint:

When I saw you'd posted here, I assumed there was another bacon shortage.
I hear they even have some decent beer!
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« Reply #34 on: 11-14-2011, 04:51pm »
a friend was there Saturday afternoon and I'm happy to report back that they now have beer!  :pint:
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« Reply #33 on: 07-28-2011, 09:09pm »
Just went there last night.  I had one of the steak sandwiches, which was pretty good.  My ladyfriend's lamb burger, however, was fantastic.  Perfectly cooked, tons of juicy ground lamb, just enough tzatziki, great brioche, and the pita fries were a nice surprise (basically a pita sliced into strips and toasted just until it was crisp, then dusted with a few spices).  Also, the owner very nice, and even offered us a taste of some of the tuna salad they'd just made up.  That was good too: no mayo, just a little oil, pimento, and onion.  Plus, they deliver.
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« Reply #32 on: 07-07-2011, 11:18am »
I got the Powerhouse burger with gruyere the other night and it was really good.  The patty was substantial but not overwhelming and well-cooked (I like it rare).  It was served on a nice, flaky brioche with fries.  Very little grease.  Definitely one of the better burgers I've had recently.

 I think the new counter is a good idea for the lunch crowd.  I'm sad that the menu is no longer on the wall behind the register, but if it eventually gets replaced by a tap list, I won't care.

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« Reply #31 on: 07-06-2011, 06:13pm »
Woo-hoo, Pat LaFrieda beef blends!  :2thumbs:

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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #30 on: 07-06-2011, 05:49pm »
Or... Manila Bay?
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #29 on: 07-06-2011, 05:45pm »
So when do they change their name to Grove and First?
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P6 has reopened and is awaiting a liquor license. :pint:



Park & Sixth, closed in Hoboken, celebrates reopening of Jersey City location with 20 percent discounts
Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 4:24 PM
Adam Robb/For The Jersey Journal

Last week, the original Hoboken location of owner Brian Dowling's Park & Sixth Comfort Food closed its doors, weeks after its Grove Street spin-off shuttered for renovations. Yesterday, the Jersey City location reopened, with expanded seating, later hours and a bar now displacing its deli counter.

For the patience Dowling's loyal patrons have afforded him this last month, Park & Sixth will be holding a customer appreciation day tomorrow, offering 20 percent off all orders and purchases.

And after studying Tuesday's opening-day crowds' reactions, Dowling is confident there's still something for everyone on the new menu, which features a dozen signature sandwiches filled with Park & Sixth staples like the house roast beef and braised brisket, as well as an expanded burger menu featuring custom Pat LaFrieda blends at bargain prices, like a 1/2-pound short rib burger only $9.50.

"You can come in here and have a beer and a burger," Dowling said, of his near future plans for the space, a liquor license in the works, though ultimately he hopes to remain a restaurant and not a bar, staying open six nights a week until 11 p.m.

Once a license comes through, Dowling plans to expand the menu to include dinner entrees, and, in time, a Sunday brunch.

Then he expects to serve dishes like meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes, steakhouse fare -- Dowling dry-aged beef himself in Park & Sixth's previous location -- and more luxe variations on the garlic shallot mac and cheese, the current alternative to the sandwiches and salads on the new menu.

"My mac and cheese is different; I'll do one with saffron and andouille sausage, I'll do one with crab meat," Dowling explained, elaborating on future specials, recognizing Jersey City is as competitive a market for mac and cheese as Hoboken is for fresh-made mozzarella.

"In Hoboken it's on every corner, it's a toughh mutz town, and we held our own," Dowling added, saying his homemade mozzarella, which he now has down to a science will still be readily available for sale even if its not on display. He previously sold 100 pounds a week in his Hoboken store and finds the neighborhood lacking for it.

So why with its high sales did the Hoboken location close shop?

Dowling sold the property at 534 Park Ave. because there was no opportunity to expand and the longevity of the brand took precedence over the address.

"It killed me to close the store, but I had seating here and not there, and I couldn't get seating there. I couldn't get a liquor license there because it was between two schools," Dowling said, adding he is however going to work to continue serving Hoboken, already offering local delivery.

"It may just take an extra 10 minutes."

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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #27 on: 07-01-2011, 05:59pm »
:nana: Go JC!!!!

Jersey City wins! Take that Hoboken!
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #26 on: 07-01-2011, 05:06pm »
Jersey City wins! Take that Hoboken!
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #25 on: 07-01-2011, 01:00pm »
They are reopening on July 5th, according to this Facebook event for "Customer Appreciation Day."

Looking forward to having them back.  I am sorry the owner had to choose one location over the other, but I appreciate his candor.

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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #24 on: 07-01-2011, 10:52am »
So P6 will have outdoor space in the back when they reopen. Via Hobroken411:

Park & Sixth closes Hoboken, NJ location

A beautiful chapter comes to an end in Hoboken as Park & Sixth Comfort Food closed permanently yesterday.

Owner Brian Dowling did this with great sadness I was working 100 hours a week and running two stores by myself. I decided to concentrate on the Jersey City store because it has seating and a back yard court yard. It was just too difficult to juggle both. It is sad to let it go as it was very popular, but it was just one of those tough business decisions one must make. Thanks for all of your support!




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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #23 on: 11-11-2010, 04:43pm »
Eli Manning sucks, they should rename the sandwich after someone Jersey City specific like Bob Hurley. just my 2 cents  ;D
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #22 on: 11-11-2010, 04:30pm »

Note to RB: that menu states that a half-sandwich feeds one and a whole sandwich feeds two, so the $7 to 9.50 price range for a half-sandwich from the Signature menu is OK in my book.


Fair enough. I have to say the sandwiches sound delicious. Mouth-watering.

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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #21 on: 11-11-2010, 02:50pm »
Like gordonh, I couldn't decide which sandwich to get for lunch today so I started at the top with the "Park & 6th" (red wine braised beef brisket, mozz and gravy). It was delicious. Next on the list is the "Eli Manning" (house roast beef, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, creamy horseradish sauce). I also spoke with Brian the owner. Real nice guy.

Note to RB: that menu states that a half-sandwich feeds one and a whole sandwich feeds two, so the $7 to 9.50 price range for a half-sandwich from the Signature menu is OK in my book.

PS: they have WiFi.

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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #20 on: 11-11-2010, 10:59am »
I went here last night about 10 minutes before they were closing.  The guys were super friendly and even let us eat at a table past their closing time.  I asked for a half order chicken sandwich and received what would easily be considered a whole sandwich anywhere else.  Bread was delicious, chicken was well-cooked and satisfying.  My girlfriend got a garden sandwich that she enjoyed quite a bit, although it looked pretty messy.  Got the two sandwiches, two sodas and a giant bag of rosemary chips for less than 20 bucks, which is dang reasonable for what you get.  I can't wait to try the beast sandwich, but I think I need to fast a couple days before hand. 

Very happy this place opened.  We were not disappointed.

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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #19 on: 11-11-2010, 10:06am »
The sign out front since Tuesday has been saying 10% of all sandwiches this week while they "Iron-out-the-kinks".
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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #18 on: 11-11-2010, 09:59am »
Just checked out the menu online and am psyched to see what sounds like really really good vegetarian sandwiches!
Eggplant burger! :yum: Garden sandwich! :yum:

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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #17 on: 11-10-2010, 07:50pm »
I stopped by on my way home from work today.  Their menu and sandwich combos are interesting!  So I started at the top and ordered The Park & Sixth, which is described as 'red wine braised brisket, fresh mozz, and crazy gravy'. I ordered the half order, which is supposed to feed one.  I took it home and opened it up and it was HUGE.  I figured I would eat half and save the rest, but it was pretty darn tasty and a finished the whole thing.  I can't wait to try the other stuff. 

The cheese case looks good.  I bought a 1/4lb of one of the cheddars and it is awesome. 

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« Reply #16 on: 11-09-2010, 11:16am »
 :nerd: walked by on my way to work this morning, big sign saying today is their grand opening, I'll see if I can brave the crowds after work to try them out.  So nice to see another food option in this neighborhood.
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Re: Park & Sixth deli to open new spot in Jersey City
« Reply #15 on: 11-05-2010, 01:21pm »
Park & Sixth deli to open new spot in Jersey City
Published: Friday, November 05, 2010, 10:15 AM
Ashley Strain/The Jersey Journal

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A new menu item that Dowling is particularly proud of is a hamburger called the Beast. The hamburger features half a pound of ground short-rib, American cheese, lettuce, bacon, caramelized onions, chipotle mayo, ketchup and a fried egg on a brioche bun served with a side of fries. "The Beast only comes the way it is. You cannot substitute anything on this burger," he said. (Ed: :drama: )



The Beast?  That's an X-Tudo!

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Park & Sixth deli to open new spot in Jersey City
« Reply #14 on: 11-05-2010, 12:44pm »
Park & Sixth deli to open new spot in Jersey City
Published: Friday, November 05, 2010, 10:15 AM
Ashley Strain/The Jersey Journal

Brian Dowling always wanted to open his own restaurant. He started on the sales side of the restaurant business, so he knows the numbers, but he wanted a place to call his own. "I opened my first restaurant in Bergen County but I had to close it because the business was just too slow," he said.

But he never gave up on his dream and so he kept what worked from his old restaurant and carried it over to his new one, the now popular Park & Sixth in Hoboken. "Park & Sixth was popular from Day One," Dowling said. "In the land of delis we stood as something different."

Park & Sixth is a comfort foods store and restaurant offering menu items such as roast beef, pork loin and braised beef brisket. "Comfort food derived from the peasants so we do a lot of braising. Our braised brisket is the best," Dowling said. The store also offers two types of catering services, comfort foods that include four types of macaroni-and-cheese and meatloaf, and more high-end options.

Now Dowling is opening his second store, this one in Jersey City. "We will have the same menu but now that we have seating we can go beyond just sandwiches," he said.

A new menu item that Dowling is particularly proud of is a hamburger called the Beast. The hamburger features half a pound of ground short-rib, American cheese, lettuce, bacon, caramelized onions, chipotle mayo, ketchup and a fried egg on a brioche bun served with a side of fries. "The Beast only comes the way it is. You cannot substitute anything on this burger," he said. (Ed: :drama: )

Dowling always wanted to start his business in Jersey City, since that's where he's lived for almost eight years. He was driving through town one day and saw a "For Rent" sign in the window of 364 Grove St. "It looked perfect and it was right in the area where Park & Sixth was already delivering lunch to businesses," he said. He didn't hesitate to rent the space.

Park & Sixth in Jersey City will be a little different from the one in Hoboken, and that doesn't just mean the menu. This location has a more vintage feel and will play music around-the-clock. It will also have free wi-fi access so patrons can surf the Internet while eating. "Jersey City is a different customer base because of its diverse demographic and its development towards a more historic and art community like Park Slope in Brooklyn," Dowling said.

When Park & Sixth Jersey City debuts, Dowling will be there as much as he can. Over time he will run back and forth between his Hoboken location and this one. Dan Soriano, Dowling's business partner, will remain at the Jersey City location as acting manager.

The new Park & Sixth will have a soft-opening on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in order to "work through the mistakes that come with any new restaurant," Dowling said. "After that, we'll have the big ribbon-cutting ceremony."

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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #13 on: 11-04-2010, 02:53pm »
They have had many wheels of cheese in their fridge for the past few weeks. Hmmmm

That's no gouda.

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« Reply #12 on: 11-04-2010, 02:11pm »
They have had many wheels of cheese in their fridge for the past few weeks. Hmmmm

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« Reply #11 on: 11-04-2010, 02:09pm »
They have had many wheels of cheese in their fridge for the past few weeks. Hmmmm

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« Reply #10 on: 11-04-2010, 01:39pm »
Sign in window says grand opening is November 9th.

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From the JCI:



Brian Dowling Brings Hobokens Park & Sixth to Grove & First in Jersey City
By Laryssa Wirstiuk Sep 14th, 2010

Grandmas kitchen isnt the only place where a hungry person can find comfort food, according to Brian Dowling.

Comfort food is food that makes you feel good, says the owner and executive chef of Park & Sixth. I love braising. I think of something that falls apart when you eat it. And thats what I incorporate into my sandwiches and catering.

Dowling has been serving comfort food in Hoboken since June 2009, at the original Park & Sixth, and hell be serving it in Jersey City, starting this month, at the restaurants new Grove Street location.

We have the same menu as the Hoboken location, but theres seating here, says Dowling. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Park & Sixth in Jersey City will transform from a specialty food store into a sit-down restaurant with a limited menu. (full article and pics)

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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #8 on: 07-15-2010, 04:52pm »
Ahh, their location in Hoboken used to be Piccininni Salumeria. They used to make really great, affordable sandwiches and other Italian foods.

Their menu looks nice though very expensive. A $16 Italian hero ("The Hoboken")??! Sheeesh.

http://www.parkandsixth.com/store-menu

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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #7 on: 07-15-2010, 04:21pm »
Walked past earlier this afternoon, they seem to have gotten a lot of work done in the space. The paper is off of the windows.
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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #6 on: 07-15-2010, 11:12am »
According to The Boken Online, Park & Sixth is looking to open "sometime in August."

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« Reply #5 on: 01-21-2010, 01:13pm »
Looks like they opened in Hoboken last year. Reviews seem positive.

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« Reply #4 on: 01-21-2010, 10:33am »
The website says coming soon to Park and Sixth in Hoboken. They're opening another on in JC simultaneously? Interesting.

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« Reply #3 on: 01-21-2010, 10:29am »
Yeah, but they both had the power of a national chain behind them. And apparently the no change in decor either.
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Re: Park And Sixth
« Reply #2 on: 01-21-2010, 09:59am »
Am hoping since the place was already a food joint, they won't get hosed. The Fat Burger to Five Guys transition didn't take nearly as long as some of the green field places.

Would be great to have a good ital deli in the area.

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Park & Sixth Comfort Food
« Reply #1 on: 01-20-2010, 09:44pm »
On Grove where Bagua used to be.

Park & Sixth Comfort Food
364 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: 201-360-0076

What's the over-under in years for this opening up?
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