Openings and Closings

Changes in the dining scene in Hoboken, Bloomfield, Livingston and more.

Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room is scheduled to open Tuesday, April 17 at 289 Glenwood Avenue in Bloomfield.

The space, which had been home to Satis, is being reimagined as a revival of Braun’s Cocktail Tavern & Lounge, a former Prohibition Era gathering place. The chef-owner, Michael Fiorianti, plans to use locally sourced ingredients in the menu for the new restaurant, which will have a 40-foot bar. Braun’s will serve lunch, weekend brunch and dinner.  973-743-1097;


Another Choc-O-Pain French Bakery & Cafe is marking its grand opening Monday, April 16 at the Hudson Tea Building, 1500 Hudson Street in Hoboken. The official ceremony is at 12:30 pm. 201-683-3300;

Also open:

Mezza Mediterranean, 227 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston. BYO; lunch and dinner. 973-992-9300;

Ai Pho & Vermicelli, 515 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City. Vietnamese. BYO; lunch and dinner. 201-332-5670.

City Cafe & Bakery, 2800 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 201-360-2894.

Cubanelle, 1 Route 46 in Totowa. Cuban, from chef Alex Garcia. Lunch and dinner. 973-837-6769;

Opening soon:

Shaka Bowl, 110 Washington Street in Hoboken. Hawaiian. BYO; lunch and dinner. 201-381-1647;

Tosti, 1024 Washington Street in Hoboken. American; breakfast and lunch.

Liv Breads, 184 Essex Street in Millburn. Breakfast and lunch. 973-218-6922.

Yasou Milos, 327 Route 46 in Denville. Greek. Lunch and dinner.


Plans are in the works to shutter 1 Republik (221 Washington Street in Hoboken) as of May 21. A new owner plans to open another restaurant on the site.

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