A cool, airy, elegant atmosphere surrounded guests on Sunday, June 9, as they attended a soft-opening cocktail reception for De Novo, a new European-style pub in Edgewater. Owner Demetri Malki and Executive Chef Adolfo Marisi greeted family members, friends, and associates, who enjoyed an afternoon of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and libations against a backdrop of panoramic views of the Hudson River. The restaurant opens to the public on Wednesday, June 12.Read More
At DeNovo in Upper Montclair, enjoy a French appetizer like escargot or a Spanish treat like grilled octopus. Find a few Italian options, including some zuppa di pesce or the broiled branzino. The restaurant also offers several flatbreads and fresh pastas, plus a robust lunch menu.Read More
There's a lot of wonderful food in North Jersey, yet often many of us end up eating uninspired, forgettable grub. We at The Record, Daily Record, and NorthJersey.com, however, frequently go out to eat (some of us readily admit to being food obsessed). And every now and then, we discover knock-your-socks-off dishes. And since we're in the business of reporting, we thought we'd report back to you on our delicious discoveries so that you can go enjoy terrific food too.Read More
Montclair restaurateur Demetri Malki is set to open a second De Novo, this one on River Road in Edgewater, replacing longtime French restaurant Le Jardin.
"We hope to open the last week of May," Malki said. "We already have a party for 130 booked June 8th, so we don't have a choice."
The restaurant sits right on the Hudson, offering spectacular views of the George Washington Bridge and skyscrapers of New York City.Read More
The restaurant we're visiting in New Jersey is in what used to be a train station.
The name of the restaurant, De Novo, means to start again, and the owner is starting again after owning two other successful spots in Montclair.
It was the place "where everybody knows your name," as the theme song asserts. Malki, who closed his previous Montclair establishment, Table 8, when it became more of a special occasion place, was hoping De Novo, would -- like Cheers -- draw regulars several times a week.Read More
“So many of my former customers (who I now refer to as family) followed me here,” shares Mr. Malki. “I’m grateful for their continuous and loyal support. Owning a restaurant that serves as a warm gathering place for the community has been my dream for a long time.”Read More
The word on the street is true. One of Montclair's best loved restaurateurs, Demetri Malki (Table 8, D'metri's), is opening De Novo European Pub at the Upper Montclair Train Station in late August.Read More