Pluckemin Inn

A Bedminster, NJ Restaurant Review


Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster
Pluckemin Inn
359 Route 202/ 206 South
10 Pluckemin Way
Bedminster NJ 07921


Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Contemporary American

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:


One of the top restaurants in New Jersey


Well prepared new American dishes using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

Attractive decor with a California wine country ambiance

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared new American food in an attractive, upscale setting with a warm & inviting ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simpler food in a less upscale, classic tavern setting.

Recommended dishes:When available; The Niman Ranch Pork w/gala apple, parsnip, savoy cabbage, dried plum, fennel, cider jus; The Lava Lake Lamb w/ fennel, black olive, tomato confit, local spinach, pommes dauphine; and The Loch Fyne Salmon w/bok choy, oyster mushroom, hakurei turnip, sesame, black garlic

Liquor: Full service bar with over 100 selections of wine.

Restaurant Review

The Pluckemin Inn has consistently managed to be rated as one of New Jersey's top restaurants

This 140 seat restaurant gets high marks for well prepared contemporary American food, service, and decor.

It is a destination restaurant and an ideal place to celebrate a special occasion, or for business dining, people watching, or for a quiet dinner conversation. It's popular with 40 + upscale dinners who are willing to pay a high price for good food and good wine.

From the outside, the building resembles a colonial northeast structure, yet once you step foot inside, the ambiance is California wine country with hard wood floors, amber colored walls, French oak accents, brick archways, with seating around the perimeter of a multi-story wine tower surrounded in glass. With two levels of dining, there is also a private dining room and a lively bar & lounge area. In the winter time the fireplace is on adding to it's charm.

The restaurant is owned and run by Gloria LaGrassa who has managed to build a reputation of hiring and grooming some of New Jersey's top chefs. The current Executive Chef Andrew Lattanzio is no exception.

Chef Lattanzio received his formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America. He honed his skills at the Tewksbury Inn and later under the legendary Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Town in New York City where he was Chef de Partie. And prior to coming to the Pluckemin Inn, he returned to New Jersey to open the Artisan Kitchen in Lebanon.

Chef Lattanzio serves up a well prepared seasonally changing menu with a misture of Italian influenced dishes. The menu items are prepared using local farm to table, fresh ingredients from the nearby Three Meadows Farm and the restaurant's own garden.

The service at the Pluckemin Inn is professional, well trained, knowledgeable, and anticipatory, although they are sometimes a bit pretentious with 20+ diners.

Pluckemin is also a great destination for wine enthusiasts, with an impressive selection of wines under the management of sommelier Brian Hider.

For those who prefer to do lunch, or for a more casual setting, you can enjoy your meal in “The Plucky” tavern at The Pluckemin Inn.

They are open for lunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; Dinner: 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. Open on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve

There is valet parking for dinner service on Friday & Saturday evenings.


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