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Stern and Bow in Closter Celebrates Second Anniversary with New Dinner Menu

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Closter NJ, Stern and Bow in Closter is excited to announce its second  anniversary, September 23, 2021. The American eatery which serves eclectic, regional dishes, accented with  seafood specialties, is marking its second year on the Bergen County dining scene with a new dinner menu. 

Kale Salad w Feta Apples Sundried Tomatoes Stern and Bow

Photo  Courtesy of DLS Public Relations

Said owner Russell Stern, “I am so thrilled about the tremendous support we’ve received from the community  over the past two years, especially during such difficult times. Our fans continued to come out and dine with  us and the staff were here night after night. I’m really proud and look forward to a great year ahead.” 

Kale Salad with Feta, Green Apples, House Sun-dried Tomatoes,  Apple Cider Vinaigrette. New Menu Stern and Bow. Photo Courtesy  of DLS Public Relations 

Whole Dorade, Puttanesca, Filled with Spinach, Side of  Lemon-Herb Rice. New Menu Stern and Bow. 


Debuting tonight, Stern and Bow’s dinner menu features delicious dishes, many which embrace the flavors of  fall. Highlights include: 


Seared Scallops with Shishito Peppers, Wild Rice  

and Beurre Blanc $23  

Moules Frites: Mussels with White Wine, Herbs and  

French Fries $21  


Kale Salad with Green Apples, Feta, House Sun 

dried Tomatoes, and Apple Cider Vinaigrette $21  

Green Papaya Salad with Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes,  

Pickled Chilis and Balsamic Vinaigrette $17  


Wild Boar Pappardelle with Slow-Cooked Ragu $32  

Whole Dorade, Puttanesca, Filled with Spinach, Side  

of Lemon-Herb Rice. $44  

Blackened Smoked Pork Chop with Sweet Peppers,  

Mashed Potatoes and Smoked Bourbon Sauce $36 

Moules Frites. Mussels, white wine, herbs, French Fries. Stern and Bow  

Whole Dorade Stern and Bow 1

Photo  Courtesy of DLS Public Relations

Stern and Bow’s lunch and brunch menus have also been updated to include many of the new dishes. Lunch  is served weekdays, dinner is offered nightly and brunch is available both Saturday and Sunday.  

Stern and Bow is a casual, American eatery featuring eclectic, regional dishes, accented with seafood specialties. The  155 seat restaurant includes three separate bars – a premiere raw bar, wood-fired pizza bar and full service liquor bar –  each with its own experience. Titled after the restaurateur’s Russell Stern’s last name and parts of a boat, Stern and Bow  offers everything from custom-blend burgers, dry-aged steaks and seafood dishes, to artisanal pastas, wood-fired pizza  and housemade desserts. A standout feature of the restaurant is premier raw bar which includes an icy trove filled with  an array of top-notch shellfish, raw and cooked, including a vast daily selection of east and west coast oysters, clams,  lobster, shrimp, crab legs and more.  

Stern and Bow is located at 171 Schraalenburgh Road in Closter, NJ, The restaurant is open Tuesday – Thursday  12-10pm, Friday and Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 11:30am-9pm. Lunch and Dinner are served Tuesday-Friday, Brunch  and Dinner are available on Saturday and Sunday. Tel. 201.750.3350,, FacebookInstagram.  

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