Antique Bar & Bakery is a restaurant in a century old Hoboken institution boasting a 30 ton coal oven built of porcelain brick.
The 400sqft hearth produced the famous “Hoboken Sticks” for generations; bread so prized Sinatra would have suitcases of the stuff sent straight from the Sixth Borough. Chef Paul Gerard, filmmaker Joseph Castelo and nightlife impresario Rocco Ancarola preserved the Hoboken heirloom to keep the fire burning, saving the bakery and adding a flare of fun with a decor designed around their lasting impressions of the super seventies.
Fornasetti credenzas, capodimonte centerpieces, lucite candleholders, culver glassware, wood paneling and seventies swag lights brighten up rows of books and shots of icons that moved us through the mid century marching in the name of equality and art. The menu is even written as a film script, cueing guests to flash back to baked flavors that evoke memories made in the heart of the house. For decades people brought Antique Bakery bread to their tables, now Antique Bar & Bakery is bringing the tables to the bread.