A Quick Visit to The Twisted Elm in Elmwood Park

The Twisted Elm

The Twisted Elm in Elmwood Park opened in the fall of 2011 serving fancier pub fare in the town known long ago as East Paterson. Using local and seasonal ingredients, the former barn is one of the few Bergen gastropub’s (the other being Biddy O’Malley’s in Northvale) to open in the wake of the official renaissance seen in the city over the last half decade. The Record gave Twisted Elm 2 and half stars in their first review back in April of 2012.

Fish and Chips
House Made Fish & Chips (malt vinegar aioli, tartar sauce)

The menu reads like an episode of Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives (duck fat fries, lobster grilled cheese) or Man vs. Food. There might be some salads on the menu, but those dieting should check their scales at the door. The lively bar features a number of rotating craft brews (see the Boozy Burbs 2013 Craft Beer Roundup) and wines. More from their website:


Twisted Elm Tavern is Northern New Jersey’s newest gastro pub.  Using the finest local and seasonal ingredients, our chef prepares familiar dishes with a unique twist.  We hand-toss delicious artisan pizzas that are cooked to perfection in our brick oven. Our rotating craft beer selection consists of award-winning brews from around the country and beyond.  We offer a variety of naturally made wines that are hand-picked to complement our food.  Specialty cocktail menu developed by our own in-house mixologist puts a fresh spin on classic cocktails and will have something for every discerning palate.  With rustic yet elegant atmosphere, the Twisted Elm is the ideal meeting place for friends and family or to host your special event.

Lamb Shepards Pie
Lamb Shepherd’s Pie (cheddar potato crust)

Almond Crusted Fried Brie
Almond Crusted Fried Brie (orange ginger chutney)

Twisted Elm 435 River Drive Elmwood, Park, NJ Website


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