As of today, there’s a new restaurant in town; Upper Montclair, NJ to be specific.
De Novo Restaurant is the dream child of Demetri Malki who is no stranger to the restaurant business having previously owned both Demetri’s and Table 8 both located in Montclair, NJ. This time, he has transformed a restaurant located at the Upper Montclair Train Station into a beautiful European Pub; awash with color, texture, a smooth vibe and a menu filled with creative flavor pairings and lots to choose from. The menu includes both small plates to enjoy with a cocktail or two at the beautiful bar, community tables or banquette seating as well as full menu of bigger plates. Everything is made in house under the expert direction of head chef Marike Villik, including the array of breads, delicious desserts and creamy gelato….mmmm! They also offer a fantastic brunch menu (check out their menu here)
Demetri is well known for his welcoming, vibrant personality and his new “baby” in the heart of Upper Montclair is a mirror of who he is. Check out De Novo Restaurant if you’re looking for a real treat….you’ll thank me!
Here are some scenes from opening weekend….