Restaurant Passion
Brookside Bistro
26 Hamburg Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ  07457

Tel: 973-616-0606
Fax: 973-616-6606
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Primary Cuisine:
Innovative American

Cuisines available:

  • American
  • Eclectic
  • Family Dining
  • New American
  • Salads
  • Seafood
  • Soups
  • Steaks
  • Steaks and Chops
  • TakeOut
  • Vegetarian


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Brunch Sunday


Liquor Lic: Yes

Atmosphere: Casual

Take Out: Yes

Smoking: No Smoking

Parking: Street Parking

Average Entree Price: $

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Restaurant Description
 Fresh Food, Fresh Paint, Fresh Start at Brookside Bistro
After 23 years as chef/owners of Rosemary and Sage,
Brooks Nicklas and Wendy Farber have decided to change it up.
They‘ve cooked up a new menu, a new dining room design
and a NEW name, Brookside Bistro.

In addition to entrees, a unique selection of small plates will invite diners to mix-and match in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. New menu items will include an appetizer of Goat Cheese Creme Brulee, Nut and Seed-crusted Grouper with a Preserved Lemon Sauce, Beef Medallion Diane, and, for dessert, Chocolate Mousse Cake, and Lime Sunshine Tart all at a family friendly price. Some favorites from their previous menu have landed on the Bistro menu, too. The restaurant will have a cozy bar just inside the main entrance and a few tables outside for outdoor dining on balmy days. Food will be available at the bar. They will also offer a kids menu and a Sunday brunch!

Brooks and Wendy met 37 years ago while attending the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation, they trained in several top restaurants in New York City and Europe. A six-month tour of Southeast Asia added depth to their cooking repertoire. Back in US, Brooks taught at the French Culinary Institute before purchasing a small restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ called Park 111. After a successful run, they got an offer to sell and opened Rosemary and Sage. It’s time to open a new chapter with Brookside Bistro. Join us!

Restaurant Passion, Inc. - P.O. Box 188 - Mountain Lakes, NJ, 07046
Tel: 973-263-5960 - e-mail:

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