Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Throwback Thursday" Historic Restaurant Chronicles-Vol 17

"Throwback Thursday" Historic Restaurant Chronicles-Vol 17

Knife & Fork Inn- Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is without a doubt one of the most unique places throughout the country. It has so much to offer from the highest quality restaurants, to the beautiful beachfront views, to the historic destinations. There are countless historic places to be discovered up and down the Jersey Shore. One location that stands out amongst the rest is the Knife & Fork Inn located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The location was first established in 1912 and remains to be one of the leaders in the steak and seafood culinary arts. The restaurant was up and running during the era of prohibition and, according to the official website of the Knife & Fork Inn, continued to serve alcohol openly for some time until they were eventually caught and raided by federal officials.

The establishment underwent renovations about 11 years ago but made it a priority to maintain their historic roots within the interior design of the restaurant. Anyone who walks into the Knife & Fork Inn restaurant is sure to have an exclusive, stunning experience. This can be attributed to their impressive wine list, the delicious food menu options, the outstanding service and staff, and the historic, comfy atmosphere. The Knife & Fork Inn is an iconic location at the Jersey Shore and one that every Jersey native or visitor should experience. They are open Monday-Thursday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information on this location please visit their official website at

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bielat Santore & Company Sells Legendary NJ Pub

Landmark New Brunswick Restaurant, Tumulty's Pub has Officially Been Sold

New Brunswick, New Jersey 

Although prematurely being reported by various sources as sold, Richard Santore of Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, confirms that the landmark New Brunswick restaurant, Tumulty’s Pub has been officially sold on August 4, 2016 by his firm.

“There were several earlier reports of this sale and yes I wish it had been sold earlier; but believe me, this deal took an inordinate amount of energy, persistence and perseverance to bring it to a closing table today,” says Santore.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

"Throwback Thursday" Historic Restaurant Chronicles-Vol 16

“Throwback Thursday”
Historic Restaurant Chronicles – Vol 16

The Brick House – Wyckoff, New Jersey

Many New Jersey natives are proud of and often embrace the history behind the state. The Brick House, located in Wyckoff, New Jersey is one of the many historic locations that locals love to visit for a cozy NJ meal. Dating back almost 170 years, The Brick House continues to offer a dramatic and historic dining experience seven days a week. The structure was originally built in 1851 and was given the name Terhune House. According to the restaurant’s official website,, it was built by early settlers and has undergone several drastic expansions yet remains an architectural gem within the Garden State. The building can accommodate any occasion or party with up to 150 people, as it now has a banquet room, main dining room, main bar, wine cellar, cigar bar, and even a private dining room.

The location has been serving spectacular, elegant meals to customers since becoming a restaurant in 1951. The current owner, Aldo Cascio, bought The Brick House in 1997. Additionally, Cascio is the chef at The Brick House, is a naïve of Sicily, and focuses on serving fine steaks, chops, and seafood. He has received rave reviews for his food from Wyckoff Magazine and from Commerce- The Business of New Jersey. Cascio continues to add and modify the menu as The Brick House is committed to delivering a quality, fine-dining experience, which is explained on their official website. They are open Monday- Thursday from 12pm-10pm, Friday from 12pm-11pm, Saturday 5pm-11pm, and Sunday 1pm-9pm. For more information please visit their website at or call 201-848-1211.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

“Throwback Thursday” Historic Restaurant Chronicles – Vol 15

“Throwback Thursday”
Historic Restaurant Chronicles – Vol 15

Cold Spring Grange Restaurant – Cape May, New Jersey

The beautiful shore town of Cape May, NJ has long been a tourist attraction within the state, especially during the summer months. The town is known for its historic atmosphere, amazing restaurants, and welcoming Jersey Shore beaches. Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, located within Cape May, was built back in 1912. The restaurant is a major contributor to the antique feel of the town as it is one of the oldest restaurants in New Jersey. According to, it is a two story building that was originally used as a meeting place for the “Cold Spring Grange #132” which was a political, educational, and social organization. This organization functioned until about 1970.

The restaurant is now open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday from 11-3 and for dinner Thursday-Sunday from 4-close and is sure to give you a unique, memorable dining experience. The building was the first to become part of the in Historic Cold Spring Village and stands as the only building to remain in its original location within the village. It is also listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.  If you are in the area make sure to check out this iconic New Jersey restaurant for a charming Jersey Shore experience and for more information please visit or call 609-884-0114.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Throwback Thursday" - Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol 14

"Throwback Thursday"

Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol 14

The Grenville Hotel & Restaurant - Bay Head, New Jersey  

The Grenville Hotel, located in Bay Head, New Jersey dates back to 1890 when it was build by Wycoff Applegate, builder of the Bay Head Yacht Club. The hotel was sold to Nellie Georgette who changed the name to the Georgette Hotel in 1922 before Grenville Corporation took ownership in 1945 and it became the Grenville Hotel. 

In 1987, owner of Renault Winery (featured in last month's "Throwback Thursday"), Joseph P. Milza purchased the business giving the hotel a complete facelift. Renovations and upgrades continued to be made over the years after frequent guests, Harry and Renee Typaldos, then bought the Grenville. 

The Grenville Hotel & Restaurant celebrated its 125th anniversary. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Throwback Thursday" - Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol 13

"Throwback Thursday"
Historic Restaurant Chronicles - Vol 13

Renault Winery - Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

One of the most popular tourist attractions in New Jersey is a winery, resort and golf course all wrapped in one. The Renault Winery located in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey offers a gourmet restaurant, catering for banquets and weddings, and historic winery tours. According to the winery's website, in 1864, Vintnor Louis Nicholas Renault purchased land in the Egg Harbor area after devastation struck the wine industry in his homeland of France. In 1870, he introduced his New Jersey Champagne later becoming a major success. 

Since coming to New Jersey, Renault Winery built the Tuscany House, a fifty room hotel housing conference facilities and Joseph's Restaurant. In 2004, the Vineyard Golf, an 18-hour championship golf course was added. 

For more information, visit    

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Webinar #3: Securing Financing

Date: TBD

If you attended our last webinar on April 5th, you learned a lot about Developing a Business Plan from leading commercial real estate broker, Richard Santore. To continue our series, Mr. Santore will be hosting our third webinar in May focusing on Securing Financing!

Although we encourage restaurateurs and up and coming restaurant owners to register for our webinars, this one will particularly be extra special because we are expecting to have Senior Managing Director at Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Andy Glatz co-host the webinar! 

As usual, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and those who already own a restaurant will be featured in the company's Annual Restaurant Guide! Email if you're interested! 

Keep checking back with us here or on our other social media sites for updates on the date and time of the webinar. We hope to see you there!