It's a beautiful weekend in Montclair and a great time to be outdoors. Join the crowd as Montclair Center kicks off the outdoor music season this weekend on Church Street with the music of local groove legend, Cate on Friday, May 5th and reggae masters, Kiwi the Child performing on May 6th. Both groups are not to be missed.
Arrive early, stay late. Park in the Crescent Deck, located betweem South Fullerton and South Park Streets, just behind Church Street.
For more information, call Church Street Cafe, your source for great fun all the time. 973-233-0216.
MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY (January 26, 2006) —It was announced today that Church Street Café has established a PTA Lunch Club and will be donating a portion of their weekday lunch sales over the next four months to local PTA organizations.After dining, restaurant patrons can sign the Lunch Club book and register the receipt for the amount that has been spent in support of their favorite school.In the beginning of June the results will be tallied up and the Café will forward a check to each participating school’s PTA.
The PTA Lunch Club was the brainchild of Church Street Café owner Cheryl Spinelli who stated, “Since opening our restaurant a year and a half ago, I haven’t had the time to do some of the things I was able to do for the school district when I was an at-home mom. Having two boys in the district and being committed to public education, it is difficult to sit back and not help the way I was able to in the past, especially after eleven years of various volunteer activities, including five years as PTA president. After some thought, however, I was able to come up with a way that I could make a contribution through the restaurant.”
Spinelli continued, “The idea actually occurred to me when I was thinking about the Dine Out For Gradsprogram which we are participating in again on February 8. That is a very successful fundraiser for Montclair High and I am hoping that the PTA Lunch Club will be a great way to spread it around to all of the schools in the area. It’s really a no-brainer for the schools, as they don't have to do anything but let their constituents know about the program.”
Church Street Café is open seven days weekly for Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast and Weekend Brunch.The kitchen opens at and never closes before ( Friday & Saturday).Live music is featured Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
Attention Red Hot Lovers!!! (and anyone looking for a good meal).
Don't miss out on tonight's special additions to the menu at Church Street Cafe. Listed below is the Valentine's Day Menu with just the right combination to get that fire burning. Try the entire menu, or combine dishes with our regular menu which can be found at the following site. http://churchstreetcafe.typepad.com/dinner_menu_2006/
Church Street Café
Valentine’s Day Table d’Hote
Blue Point Oysters
On the Halfshell with Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Filled with Mushroom Duxelle & Stilton
Cured Salmon, Goat Cheese, Tomato & Bermuda Onion
Warm Grapefruit Star Anise Emulsion
Chilled Seafood Sampler (for two)
Oysters, Shrimp, Scallops & Mussels with Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce
Blackened Cajun Tuna Steak
Pan Seared Yellowfin with Tropical Chutney & Coconut Rice
First Night 2005 promises to be as spectacular as ever with shows to include Richie havens, The Amazing Kreskin, Dora the Explorer and more. Church Street Cafe will be front and center as the kick off for the festivities begins right in front of our big picture windows, on the corner of Church Street and Bloomfield Avenue. Stop in before, during, or after the events for a great meal. Delicious specials will be added to our regular menu itmes on the first floor, or join us for our gala on the second floor featuring live music, dancing and party favors.
Following the first night celebrations, the restaurant will be open late offering lighter fare until 2 a.m. Menu items will include our yummy brunch items.
FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL 973-233-0216
First Night Ticket Options:
$15 – ADULT
$5– CHILDREN (under 12)
PLEASE NOTE: Children's Tickets must be accompanied by an adult ticket.
Tickets are Available at the Following Locations:
Chase Bank Upper Montclair - 580 Valley Road Watchung - 17 Watchung Plaza Downtown - 475 Bloomfield Ave
For those of you still looking for something to do on Thanksgiving, reservations are still available at Church Street Cafe, 12 Church Street, Montclair, NJ. Traditional favorites, along with less traditional selections, will be offered from 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. These special dishes will be available through the weekend, along with our regular menu. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Church Street Cafe!!
Choice of Soup
Chicken with Rice
Puree of Butternut Squash
Garden Salad Bowl
Choice of Entrée
Roasted Tom Turkey
Grilled Wild Salmon
Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy,
Freshly Sautéed Vegetables, Cranberry Relish
Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake
The long awaited opening of the Crescent Deck, located between South Park and South Fullerton off Bloomfield Ave., has finally happened. At 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2005, the first cars rolled through the gate, while staff handed entry tickets to drivers. The first four hours will be free through the end of the year, which should encourage holiday shoppers and diners to spend as much time as they like visiting the local businesses. The area was hard hit for nearly a year while people avoided coming to the area because of the removal of the Crescent Lot, which accommodated about 170 cars at capacity. The lot is staffed 24 hours a day, is brightly lit and will hold over 400 vehicles. Now, with the best parking facility in the area, the Downtown Business District is looking forward to a booming holiday season. Start your engines!!!!
Artfull Living Debuts in Downtown Business District!
Artfull Living , the downtown walking tour featuring local artists matched with downtown venues, kicked off on Thursday, September 29th.Beginning at the Church Street Café, art lovers were treated to a walking tour, led by Mayor Remsen and Deputy Mayor Michaelson.Receptions took place for the various artists along the tour route, which covered Bloomfield Ave., South Fullerton Ave., Glenridge Ave., South Park Street and Church Street.Art lovers viewed juried works by local artists and were able to meet the featured artist at each receptions site.The gala evening was organized by the Restaurant & Retail Committee of the BID.
Art enthusiasts are encouraged to continue to participate in this ongoing event by taking the free, self-guided tour to each location, which will house each artist’s work for at least two months.When asked about the evening, Cheryl Spinelli said "We thought the event went very well and look forward to the program’s continued growth.The longterm goal is for there to be a continuous supply of rotating art which will remain year-round in various locations in the downtown business district so that we can emphasize our unique Art Industry and create a stronger atmosphere of support for our fine league of talent, while bringing art into our every day lives".
For more information regarding self guided tours, maps are available at Church Street Café, 12 Church Street, near the corner of South Fullerton.