The A-LIST has long loved The Brick Farm Market in Hopewell, NJ, an incredible one-stop-shop featuring ingredients from nearby Double Brook Farm. And now the doors are open to owners Robin and Jon McConaughy’s latest addition to the mix, the Brick Farm Tavern. Don’t let the name fool you; this elegant, food-lovers restaurant is the fulfillment of their ultimate vision, a truly authentic farm-to-table dining experience in an 1800s Hopewell farmhouse.
Success has come swiftly to this destination hot-spot, and the accolades have started early, including an honored spot in NJ Monthly’s January 2016 “Best New Restaurants” edition. It’s no surprise given the McConaughys’ dream team of Greg Vassos, Executive Chef, formerly of The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL and Mike Lykens, General Manager, hails from the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.
Once inside the award-winning restoration of the converted stone Tavern, head to the cozy bar with exposed walls for local craft beers, artisanal cocktails & wine tastings – guided by their sommelier. The bar menu is top-notch (an A-LIST favorite is the burger with fried egg and the charcuterie platter) or go for the full dining experience and enjoy the constant creativity as the availability of meats, poultry, and produce from Double Brook Farm dictates the menu on any given night.
Daring diners can go for the five or eight course Chef’s Tasting Menu, and enjoy Sunday Suppers, a new concept added for family style meals of fresh, local ingredients. Unique options for private dining include the Wine Room, the Chef’s Table, and the Library – ideal spots for celebrating special occasions.
When the first seed was sowed for Robin and Jon McConaughy’s farming and culinary adventures with Double Brook Farm, they were looking to provide healthy, local food for their family. Their idea blossomed into sharing their bounty with others through the Market we all know and love. And now, they have brought their vision full circle for all of us locals and “traveling foodies” who get to dine on “seasonal, delicious food in an atmosphere reminiscent of the old farming days of Hopewell Township.”