Elements, which last year closed its Bayard Lane location in Princeton, has reopened at 66 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. The restaurant is on the second floor of the building that houses Mistral. Elements serves globally inspired modernist cuisine under the direction of executive chef/co-owner Scott Anderson and chef de cuisine Mike Ryan. The restaurant has 28 seats and unobstructed views of the kitchen, so that guests can watch their meals being prepared. A cook delivers each dish, as one of the aims of the restaurant is to eliminate the barrier between the chefs and patrons. The following menus are offered:
A four-course $79 menu; wine pairings, $45; reserve wine pairing, $79.
An a la carte version of the four-course menu is available upon request.
Chef’s Tasting menu, $125; with wine pairing, $65; reserve wine pairing, $125.
Grand Tasting menu, $185; one-week advance notice.
Menu items can be found on the website. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 5 to 9:30 PM. Reservations: 609-924-0078.
OTHER NEW JERSEY RESTAURANT OPENINGS
The Bonney Read Seafood Restaurant & Bar, 533 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park (732-455-3352).
Melody’s Café, offering Greek food, has opened at 650 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft (732-933-4800); BYO. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 AM to 10 PM.
Plank Pizza & Beer Parlor, featuring sour dough flatbread pizza, bar food and craft beers, has opened at 383 Market Street, Saddle Brook (201-843-2426).
Shahrazad Mediterranean Restaurant, 485 Crooks Ave, Clifton (973-272-3203); BYO.
Fried-green tomatoes; sweet potato hush puppies; smothered or fried chicken and oxtails are a few of the items on the menu at Simply Southern, 817 Belmar Plaza, Belmar (732-243-9259); BYO.
Tommy’s Tavern & Tap, featuring tavern, pizza and sushi menus, has opened at 1030 Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, serving lunch and dinner daily (732-842-5044).
Wild Wings ‘n Things, a franchise offering wings, sliders, salads and sandwiches, has opened at 725 River Road, Edgewater (201-941-5085).
The Front Porch, Hawthorne will be closing in mid-August. The restaurant/bar has been sold and the new owners plan on reopening after renovations.
Park & Orchard in East Rutherford has closed. New owners are Dave Madison & Andrew Guarino, who will be keeping the name.
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