Montclair, NJ – Montclair is having a restaurant moment next week, with three new restaurants opening, all on the same block.
The Maddox, “an American steakhouse offering elevated dishes, curated cocktails, and premium cuts in a chic atmosphere,” will open at 193 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair (the former Crosby space). Check out the Maddox dinner menu and their cocktail menu.
Then there’s Musuko, described as Pan Asian Sushi Lounge, serving cocktails and “vibes,” also at 193 Glenridge Avenue. Both restaurants are part of the Essex Restaurant Group, feature an all black decor, and are opening on Tuesday, April 4.
The third restaurant is Luigino’s Parmigiana at 173 Glenridge Avenue (the former Salute restaurant space), opening on Wednesday, April 5. After a lifetime as a restaurant and corporate chef, Chef Luigi Tripodi is opening his own, authentic Italian.
“My ambition was to put fresh, simple Italian food on the table like we eat in Italy,” says Tripodi, a Queens, New York native, about his restaurant’s concept. “The menu incorporates fresh, locally sourced products as well as the best imported products from the Campania region in Italy which is where my family is from.”
Come for regional Italian dishes like pasta carbonara, cacio e pepe, polenta, and short ribs as well as Roman-style pizza made with roasted lamb, lemon zest, ricotta salata, red onions, olives, and Calabrian chiles. Check out Luigino’s Parmigiana menu.