Father-Son Duo Opens Oyster and Cocktail Bar in Rumson; More Food News

Plus: A global hot-pot concept opens in the American Dream mall, while an organic coffee shop expands to Warren.

Burger, fries and martini at River Pointe Inn in Rumson
At Rumson's River Pointe Inn, pair an elegant martini with a burger and fries. Photo: James J Connolly


River Pointe Inn, Rumson

This chic new dining concept fuses elegance with comforting classics. The menu at River Pointe Inn features seafood, such as oysters, caviar and cod; fine meats, such as steak frites, roast chicken and pork chops; and contemporary classics like Wagyu burgers and fries. An extensive list of wine, martinis and house cocktails can be enjoyed with food or on their own at the bar. River Pointe Inn is the latest endeavor of Jersey restaurateur Victor Rallo—owner of NJM fave Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, and Birravino in Red Bank—and his son, Jake, a recent Cornell grad. (Rallo’s daughter, Eli, is one of our state’s top social-media influencers.)
132 East River Road

Ambee Coffee Co., Warren

Cold brew and kombucha are on tap at this sustainable coffee shop. Ambee Coffee Co. serves specialty coffees, teas and wellness drinks, such as turmeric and beet lattes, plus pastries, sandwiches and soups. All menu items are organic, and many are vegan. This is the shop’s third location, with two others in Somerville and Raritan.
61-C Mountain Blvd, Suite 101

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Little Sheep, East Rutherford

American Dream’s latest dining concept is Little Sheep, an international and renowned Mongolian hot-pot chain. Joining locations across Japan, Cambodia, Singapore and more, this is Little Sheep’s first U.S. venture. Diners can cook their own selection of meats at their table and enjoy it with soups, kebabs and cocktails.
1 American Dream Way, Unit 320

Bacchanal Junction, Bloomfield

While still in its soft-opening phase, this Caribbean-inspired restaurant and bar is serving a limited menu with dishes like red chili wings, jerk chicken and salmon bites, as well as three specialty cocktails (a mule, a martini and a pisco sour).
558 Arlington Avenue

Latinas Mexican Fusion, Glendora

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily at this new spot. Breakfast burritos and tacos, huevos con chorizo (eggs with sausage) and a selection of sandwiches can be enjoyed from 8-11 am. Lunch runs 11 am-3 pm, during which enchiladas, taquitos and taco salad are available. Dinnertime features the biggest menu, with plenty of soups, salads, seafood platters, wok, Mexican classics, pasta dishes, chicken and steak specials, and several desserts, including flan and churros. Margarita mixers are available—just bring your own tequila!
306 East Evesham Road

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