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January 20, 2017 — Murder Mystery " Of Sound Mind & Dead Body"
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February 5, 2017 — Cinders Tex-Mex Super Bowl Party (pdf menu)
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See a photo gallery of six appetizing dishes and cocktails.
"Amazing is an understatement! The foods are different and creative, most times things I would never
think go together, however get adventurous and try EVERYTHING!
There's nothing I've ever tried here that I could say wasn't worth it." — Mike V. / East Hanover
"My wedding was there. John was awsome. All my guests loved the food and the atmosphere.
We had a cocktail party with about 100 guests. So we had the entire upstairs.
It was a great time with great food and had been decorated for fall which was my theme.
I would highly recommend Cinders to anyone !!" — Julie H.M.
"Best tapas in NY or NJ. Great food!" — Roy V.
"Cinders is a very romantic place with delicious food. The upstairs looks excellent and the
downstairs area is nice. We ordered the Avocado sushi roll and it was delicious. I never would
have thought using the avocado itself as the roll and tucking all the sushi and other ingredients
inside then flash frying the entire thing." — Clint M. / Trenton
"Excellent meal! My husband had the bison burger and truffle fries, I had the wood grilled
chicken salad. It was by far the best salad I have ever had. I was impressed that they
had gluten-free and vegetarian selections. Service was impeccable.
This is our new favorite local restaurant."— Bonnie F. / Denville
"Despite having lived in the area for many years this was our first time dining at Cinders!
It was fabulous! Great atmosphere, great service and great food! The coconut Brie appetizer
was so delicious, my husband enjoyed Sushi carpaccio both as appetizers. We then moved onto dessert.
What unusual and creative dessert options! Service was efficient and polished!
Overall highly recommend Cinders... will definitely return!" — Christine D. / Ledgewood
"WOW! Came here for brunch this morning and it was the BEST breakfast I can ever remember having in
NJ. We ordered too much food, but that's never a bad thing :)
The stuffed french toast and lemon ricotta pancakes were AMAZING!
I also ordered a veg frittata that I couldn't even touch because I was so full. Comes with pastry
basket to start and we also ordered bacon egg and cheese sliders. Prices were very good.
I'm mad all these years of going out to breakfast I never knew to come here lol."
— Katie F. / Rockaway
"Had a couple of wonderful meals here while in NJ. Great wine list, burgers, and (amazing)
Belgium shoestring fries. Super, super friendly staff." — Nate / Vermont
"Been here a few times now and will give a solid recommendation. The food is very good,
and very varied. Great tapas apps to share... the rest of the food from their steaks to seafood
is excellent as well. Never a complaint from anyone. Service has always been excellent.
You could tell there is a big push for excellence and training. You have to appreciate that."
— Mark P. / Oak Ridge
John Frade, owner of Cinders Wood Fire Grill in Mine Hill, bought the restaurant on Route 46 about four years ago and rebuilt it into the establishment it is today.
Familiar to the restaurant business, Frade, who also owns Black River Barn and Pizza Pub in Randolph, worked his way up from dishwasher and busboy in the seventies, to creating dishes like crab-stuffed tomato martini (tomato and jumbo lump crabmeat in a martini glass with mango lime dressing, served with jicama and asparagus wedges, $13) and the Mexican top hat (Mexican-spiced filet mignon topped with portabella mushroom in a Fuji apple chipotle BBQ sauce, $9).
Restaurant patrons can sit inside on the main level, in the upstairs dining area or the out-side patio. Although the views are spectacular from all three locations, the main floor holds a class and charm all its own; glass cabinets filled with wine, a stonewall fireplace separat-ing dining areas, warm burgundy walls behind the liquor at the bar, a cathedral ceiling with thick wood beams, and Cinders' signature feature, the wood fire grill, which guests can see when they look past the wine racks into the kitchen. The red cinders on the grill are a color-ful addition to the shining steel shelving and crisp white uniforms of the cooking staff.
One of Frade's favorite dishes is the pork chop, made with a tamarind date sauce. As for his guests, they have a number of favorites.
The Ginger Berry Salmon, made with wood-grilled Alaskan-caught salmon, fresh berries, soy sauce and melted brie on top, ($16) has been a long-time favorite, as well as the Mozzarella & Tomato Blast, ($6) one of the unique items on the menu. Picture an eye dropper filled with aged balsamic and served with buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and roasted yellow peppers. Frade keeps a garden in the back of the restaurant to add freshness to his menu. Although he's been a little busy to have a full garden this year, he still managed to grow a couple of things such as melons and zucchini. His fresh zucchini gave him the inspiration to create his special shrimp-stuffed zucchini flowers, which is shrimp mousse filled inside a zucchini flower, deep fried in champagne-tempura batter and served with black truffle aioli ($11).
The restaurant offers catering for lunches, cocktail parties, sporting and school events, Sweet Sixteen parties and small weddings.
"A lot of catering places won't even talk to you if your guest list is under 150 people," said Frade. "We offer wedding catering for up to 165 guests on premises. We want it to be affordable and elegant for our clients."
"I love the ability to create new dishes and have guests enjoy them," said Frade.
319 US Highway 46, Mine Hill, NJ 07803
Tel. 973.928.7000 Fax. 973.620.9721
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Creative American with Tapas, Sushi,
two stone fireplaces, a seasonal patio,
60 fine wines and 25 craft brews.
A NEIGHBORHOOD + YELP FAVORITE
Complete Contact info below OR call Banquet Manager, John Frade at 973.928.7000