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Popular Montclair Restaurant Faubourg to Open Second Location in Weehawken

by Danielle Farina
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Weehawken, New Jersey might be the famed dueling grounds of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, but a new restaurant is bringing a taste of France to the historic Hudson County town. Faubourg, a French brasserie in Montclair, is opening a second location in Weehawken on the ground floor of River House 11 at 1100 Avenue at Port Imperial. Under the same name, Faubourg Weehawken will mirror the awarded menu and elevated atmosphere of its Essex County counterpart, serving dinner seven nights a week and weekend brunch. Read on to learn more about Faubourg Weehawken, the newest French restaurant opening in Hudson County this summer. 

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^ Rendering of Faubourg Weehakwen. Photo Credit: Juliet Lucia Fairbrother

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About Faubourg 

Faubourg (pronounced foh-boor) opened in Montclair in 2019 by Dominique Paulin and Chef Olivier Muller. In French, “faubourg” translates to suburb, an apt name for a defunct Montclair theater at 544 Bloomfield Avenue, Essex County’s main drag. 

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The Montclair space is an elegant indoor/outdoor situation — there’s a large outdoor bar in an almost arboretum-like room, and the inside boasts large floor-to-ceiling windows adorned with faux greenery. The restaurant is categorized as a French brasserie, and its dinner menu rotates seasonally to feature eclectic French dishes. Currently on the menu: tarte flambeé, mushroom veloute, snails + chicken oysters fricassée, coq au vin, among other items. There are brunch, lunch, and midday options too, which are served at various times and days of the week. 

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^ Inside Faubourg Montclair

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Since opening, Faubourg has become a destination for Essex County locals — in 2023, it was voted best date night spot and best cocktails by The Montclair Girl readers. A year earlier, those same readers voted Faubourg the best outdoor dining setup, and in 2021, they bestowed the highly-sought honor of best restaurant upon the French eatery. 

The Way to Weehawken 

With so much success in the Essex County area, expansion to Hudson County is a natural next step for the Faubourg team. In a press release sent on March 25th, Dominique and Chef Oliver are set to debut a second Faubourg location in Weehawken by early summer, though an official opening date has yet to be disclosed. 



What’s in a name? For the Faubourg team, it means maintaining the European-inspired atmosphere that Montclair locals have come to expect. The duo teamed up with architect and designer Craig Shillito of Cycle Projects (who they worked with in Montclair) to turn 1100 Avenue of Port Imperial into a “modern brasserie-inspired space” with an “open kitchen, grand bar, cocktail lounge, main dining room, private dining room, and outdoor patio seating with partial views of the Manhattan skyline.” 

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^ Rendering of Faubourg Weehakwen. Photo Credit: Juliet Lucia Fairbrother

The menu at Faubourg Weehawken will closely resemble the Montclair location, too. Hudson County diners can expect a seasonal menu of traditional and modern French eats, craft cocktails, wines, and other drink options. Faubourg Weehawken will serve dinner seven nights a week when it opens, followed by weekday lunch and brunch on weekends, according to the press release. 

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Photo Credit: Juliet Lucia Fairbrother

Faubourg’s second outpost is located on the ground floor of the River House 11 building, near the Weehawken waterfront. For Hoboken + Jersey City residents, the locale is just a quick Light Rail ride away

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We’ll keep you updated with details surrounding Faubourg Weehawken as they unfold. For now, be sure to follow @thehobokengirl on Instagram + TikTok for the latest local happenings. 

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