GREENE HOOK OPENS IN JERSEY CITY
Greene Hook, 70 Greene Street, Jersey City, a full-service bar and restaurant with a focus on affordable modern American food and craft beer, has opened. Menu offerings include a Mangalitsa burger, topped with bacon; Asian meatballs (made with duck and hoisin); homemade arepas; deviled eggs and lobster agnolotti. Look for executive chef David Drake’s signature touches such as homemade curry and Maine lobster.
Greene Hook seats about 100 guests, with additional patio tables that offer a view of Manhattan and the Freedom Tower; 201-360-3276. Owner is Bill Gray, who is also the proprietor of the Light Horse Tavern in Jersey City. A J Capella, formerly of Ryland Inn, Uproot and the Bernard’s Inn is chef de cuisine.
Esquina Latina, offering a fusion of Cuban and Latin cuisines has opened at 25 Liberty Street, New Brunswick (732-543-1630). Along with mojitos, latin cocktails, sangrias and wines menu items include ceviches, salads, empanadas, paella and ropa vieja.
OTHER NJ OPENINGS
10th Avenue Burrito, 26 West Front Street, Red Bank 732-383-5664.
Mortgage Apple Cakes Bakery & Café, 740 Chestnut Avenue, Teaneck (201-371-3121).
Taste of Tuscany, a restaurant and pizzeria with locations in Hackensack and Clifton, has opened at 315 Valley Road, Wayne (973-694-7787); BYO.
Gallop Asian Bistro, Bridgewater
Prime Steakhouse, Washington Township
Tiffany’s, Toms River
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