Opening Alert: Artisan Kitchen & Bar, Hawthorne, NJ

Artisan Kitchen & Bar, which is serving up “hand-crafted fare & drink”, is now open in Hawthorne. The restaurant has taken over the former Alex Bistro space, offering Mediterranean casual dining in an “unpretentious, yet sophisticated setting”. The kitchen is helmed by chef/partner Howard Stilianessis, who’s spent the last decade and a half in Las Vegas at the Venetian, MGM’s City Center, The Swan and Dolphin at Disney, and most recently at Aria Las Vegas.

The menu (see below) from chef Stilianessis features farm to table ingredients – many of which are organic – with direct sourcing of all produce and a vegan menu for those interested. Pastry chef Tanya Newell is handling desserts, all of which are made in house.

The bar offers hand crafted cocktails – with an emphasis on the “classics”. Spirits are small batch with organic cold pressed juices used in many drinks. There are 12 craft beers and 7 wines – including prosecco – on tap. Large format beer bottle table service is available plus a choice of Estate wines.


Artisan Kitchen & Bar 142 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ

Menu (click to enlarge)



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