Pulse Café and Event Space Opens in Westwood

This neighborhood café offers fresh, prepared breakfast and lunch items to eat in or take out including pastries, wraps and house-made protein shakes.

Pulse Café & Event Space has opened at 701 Broadway, Westwood (201-497-5900). This neighborhood café offers fresh, prepared breakfast and lunch items to eat in or take out, including pastries, salads, sandwiches, wraps and house-made fresh fruit protein shakes. Dana Cohen, a finalist on Season 10 of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen with chef Gordon Ramsay, is consulting chef. Local businesses or organizations can reserve the Café for meetings or events. Pulse Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday 7 AM to 6 PM.

The Pulse Event Space is available to rent for groups of 12-20 people and Chef Dana can create custom menus with items such as salads, sandwich and wrap platters, appetizer platters (grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil, shrimp skewers), pizza and more.

The former Luce restaurant is now Fresco Market & Catering at 115 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell featuring Italian specialty dishes, deli and catering. There is a dining area that seats 20. (973-403-8500).

Flat-grilled, 3-ounce patties as singles, doubles and triples, made from a Pat LaFrieda blend, are offered at the newly opened Lucky’s Steak Plate, 1218 Main Avenue, Clifton (973-546-1999). Other menu items include Danish baby back ribs, Black Angus steaks, t-bone, rib eye and New York strip, flame-grilled chicken platters, wings, Thumannʼs hot dogs, fresh salads, homemade chili, disco fries  and Philly cheese steaks. Breakfast is served all day long.


B London, offering breakfast and lunch at 307 Orange Road, Montclair (862-333-4406).

Ciao Bello, 200 South Avenue East, Cranford (908-723-3504); BYO.

Wings, fries, sliders, sausage, hot dogs and, of course, burgers are some of the menu items at the newly opened Central Burger, located at 455 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell; 973-228-5640. The restaurant has six seats and is basically set up for take-out and delivery.

Dune Grass Café, offering breakfast and lunch has opened at 58 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head (732-899-9365).

Flatbread Grill, 517 Washington Street, Hoboken (973-509-2700).

The French Market, a café offering specialty foods, housewares, crepes sandwiches, baked goods and more, has opened at 114 East River Road, Rumson (732-530-1692).

Liberty Prime Steak House has announced the opening of a new event space, The Gallery at Liberty Prime, 111 Montgomery Street, Jersey City (201-333-3633). The space can accommodate intimate private events ranging from 25 to 75 guests and for wedding celebrations up to 200 guests. Cocktail-style events of 450 to 500 guests.

Green Pear Café, a coffee shop that offers snacks, juices, pastries, salads, and retail items, has opened at 93 Garden Street, Hoboken (201-659-0940).

Larimar, a restaurant offering modern European cuisine with French and Italian influences, has opened at 1811 3rd Avenue, Spring Lake (732-359-6700); BYO.

Nuovo Cucina Napoletana, an Italian restaurant, has opened at 633 Franklin Avenue, Nutley (973-798-2426); BYO.

Romulus, featuring Roman cuisine, has opened at 21 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood (201-408-2639); BYO. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch; dinner, Tuesday through Sunday; and Sunday brunch. The restaurant was previously known as The Kitchen and is under the same ownership.

Well Being Tofu House, offering tofu and Korean dishes such as bibimbap, has opened at 54 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood (201-670-1266); BYO.


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Ursino, Union

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  1. joseph w

    Very surprised at the Ursino closing. Does anybody have info?