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New Brunch Menu + Outdoor Patio at Fitzgerald’s 1928

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This article is sponsored by Fitzgerald’s 1928.

If Cheers taught us anything in the 80s and 90s it’s that ‘sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.’ And when you find that place, it’s worth noting. Known as the community public house, Fitzgerald’s 1928, located at 13 Herman Street in Glen Ridge, is a classic American tavern that has been a staple in the community for many years. Since 2008, it has welcomed friendly and new faces into the restaurant for great food and warm hospitality. Keep reading to find out more about Fitzgerald’s 1928 in Northern New Jersey and how it has become a go-to place for locals.

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What’s on the Menu

Fitzgerald’s serves dinner every night of the week and has ‘something for everyone.’ This family-friendly restaurant has an outdoor patio, great food and drinks, and is a great place to spend time with friends and family.

“It’s one of the reasons our regulars keep coming back,” Ryan Brewster shared. “It’s not overly fancy but the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family.”

Popular menu items include burgers, meatloaf, and sandwiches like the 1928 burger and buffalo chicken wrap, which are fan favorites.

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The restaurant recently revamped its brunch menu, adding more robust flavors. The menu features classic brunch dishes like omelets, steak + eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, and the regular Fitzgerald’s fare. The brunch drink menu has $6 cocktails like bloody marys, mimosas, Irish coffee, and more.

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A Community Watering Hole

The restaurant is a staple in the Glen Ridge community. People come from all over to enjoy the food, drinks, and friendly atmosphere. Diners love the cozy, comfort food menu and the ever-changing specials. Around dinner time, the restaurant is bustling with both new and familiar faces. Walking into Fitzgerald’s is like coming home for dinner and seeing all of your favorite people.

“I grew up in Glen Ridge, so being back in the neighborhood and seeing familiar faces, new and old, has been awesome, Brewster told The Montclair Girl. “Running Fitzgerald’s felt like a great homecoming for me.”

Be sure to visit the restaurant for different weekly specials + events like:

  • ½ Priced burgers and bottles on Mondays + Tuesdays
  • Trivia on Thursdays at 8PM
  • Yappy Hour drink specials on the patio on Fridays from 2PM-5PM starting this summer

The team even launched Fitzgerald’s Bottle Shop, featuring a rotating list of wines by the bottle different from those served by the glass. The team carefully curates a seasonal selection of wines so patrons can explore and expand their palates. The spring and summer focus is on natural wines.

The restaurant is also known for hosting showers, birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions. It’s the perfect place to get together after a big game or to meet up with friends. This quintessential neighborhood bar and restaurant has been the backdrop for many special life events for so many people.

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History of Fitzgerald’s

Fitzgerald’s was started by Paul Brewster and Dave Fitzgerald and has been run by Paul Brewster and Ryan Brewster since 2008. The American tavern serves classic tavern food, local craft beer, seasonal cocktails, and a wide range of whiskey and wine. Before serving the community as a restaurant, the building hosted other restaurants, a liquor store, and a supermarket dating back to the 1920s.

Today, Fitzgerald’s is known as a warm and welcoming gathering place for everyone in all walks of life. Whether grabbing dinner with the whole family, going on a first date, or hanging out at the bar with friends, Fitzgerald’s brings people together. This casual dining experience is filled with feel-good food and drinks, friendly service, great company every day of the week, and weekend brunch.

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^ Paul Brewster and Ryan Brewster

And what’s next, for Fitzgerald’s? The team plans to uphold the traditions that everyone knows and loves while continuing to improve each day. Look out for a serious revamp of the bar menu as lead bartender, Maris Divak, has been hard at work refining some classics and putting riffs on some favorite drinks. The plan is to continue to pay more attention to the whiskey selection, focusing on bourbons and American whiskey. The team is also working on expanding the brunch menu as well.

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about fitzgeralds

Fitzgerald’s 1928 is located at 13 Herman Street in Glen Ridge. Call 973-748-4702 to make a reservation or visit the website for more info.

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