New to McGinley Square, nestled at 673 Bergen Avenue is Krewe, a New Orleans-style restaurant. The new restaurant was brought to life by a husband-wife duo who are Jersey City residents. Read on to learn more about what to expect at Krewe in Jersey City.
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The owners, actress, and filmmaker Hank Morris and Chef Anthony Tamburro named the restaurant after “a term New Orleans natives use to denote a social organization that puts on a parade or ball during the Carnival season, particularly those centered around Mardi Gras,” according to Jersey Digs.
Located in the former Honey Bakery, Krewe will specialize in New Orleans classics like shrimp etouffee, po’ boys, and jambalaya. The duo also plans to offer vegan menu items as well as other influences such as Vietnamese Bahn Mi in an effort to keep things interesting.
“We will always have traditional New Orleans fare, but also look to experiment with whatever special dishes are interesting to us,” Morris told Jersey Digs.
As for the overall experience at Krewe, the owners plan to set the mood by patrons by playing Bayou-inspired music, artistic decor, as well as offer live music in the future.
Krewe is set to open later this summer and be BYOB, offer dine-in and outside dining options as well as take-out.
Similar to Krewe – The Boil, a Cajun-style seafood restaurant located at 8 Erie Street, opened its doors in February 2020 and also offers a NOLA-style experience to Jersey City residents. The restaurant pays homage to the sea through its maritime-inspired decor. Colorful buoys line the walls, and booths are made to look like a boat’s interior with porthole windows. The Boil serves classic NOLA dishes including crawfish, crab, lobster, and shrimp sourced directly from New Orleans, as well as vegetable-forward options like roasted Brussels sprouts and buttery corn on the cob.
The official opening day for Krewe has not been announced as of yet, but we will keep you updated as more details unfold.