Restaurant News


Want to know what’s going on in restaurant heaven, aka Montclair? On April 7, a restaurateur panel discussion, moderated by restaurant consultant and Montclair Times restaurant/food trends columnist Karen Schloss Diaz, will be held at the Adult School of Montclair; 7 to 9 PM; $15. To register call 973-746-6636 or log on to

Congratulations to Sickles Market, 1 Harrison Avenue, Little Silver, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Family owned since 1908, the market sells quality selections of produce, baked goods, gourmet groceries, imported and domestic artisanal cheeses, prepared foods, and cut flowers, and also has a garden center and gift department. While the business itself is 100 years old, the market sits on land bestowed in the 1670s to the Sickles family under the King’s Land Grant program. Several celebrations are planned for this year. In March, an exhibit at the market will chronicle the history of the store and its contributions to local farming, gardening, home cooking, and entertaining. In late spring and early fall, a series of collaborative events between the market and area food venues, including Thyme Square of Red Bank and David Burke Fromagerie of Rumson, will be held.

Arthur’s Landing, Pershing Circle at Port Imperial, Weehawken, offers a three-course prix-fixe brunch on Saturdays and Sundays; $29.99, including a Bellini, Bloody Mary, or mimosa. The stunning view of the New York City skyline is free. For reservations call 201-867-0777.

Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, offers brunch on Sundays from 9 AM to 2 PM; $14.95; children ages twelve and under $12.95. The menu is extensive, and all pastries and breads are made in the on-site bakery. For reservations call 856-845-8200.

Joe Palombo’s Mirabella Cafe, 210 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, is expanding its dining room and will be accepting reservations for private parties in the new space. For more information call 856-354-1888.

The following restaurants will be open on Easter:

Branches, 123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch, will present breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 22, starting at 8:30 AM with an Easter egg hunt and with breakfast from 9 to 11 AM; $22; children ages three to twelve $13; plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. An Easter-day brunch will be offered from 10 AM to 2 PM; $39.50; children ages three to twelve $19.50; plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. For reservations call 732-542-7790.

Cask 591, 591 Broadway, Long Branch, will offer an Easter brunch menu. 11 AM to 2 PM; $24.95; children $11.95. For reservations call 732-571-8848.

Christopher’s, Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, will serve an Easter brunch. 10 AM to 3 PM; $34.95; children ages twelve and under $14.95; plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 732-729-4670.

Fascino, 331 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, will offer its à la carte and tasting menus for Easter. 2 to 7:30 PM. For reservations call 973-233-0350.

The Frog and the Peach
, 29 Dennis Street, New Brunswick, will offer two special menus for Easter. A three-course prix-fixe brunch menu will be served from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; $37; children’s menu $14.95. An early dinner menu, consisting of selections from the regular seasonal à la carte and bistro menus plus traditional Easter dishes including roasted leg of lamb, will be offered from 3 to 6 PM. For reservations call 732-846-3216.

Nicholas, 160 Route 35 South, Middletown, will offer a three-course, four-course vegetarian, and six-course tasting menu for Easter. 3 to 9 PM. A children’s menu will be available for $28. For reservations call 732-345-9977.

Pierre’s, 995 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, will present a three-course menu for Easter. 12:30 to 4 PM; $48; children ages three to twelve $24; plus 20 percent gratuity. For reservations call 973-425-1212.

Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson, will serve a special menu for Easter. Noon to 7 PM. For reservations call 732-933-9272.

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