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Round Trip Fare Returns!

Wrapfries_1_1Like a phoenix rising out the ashes, Round Trip Fare is back in business -- at a new location. Montclair's loss is Bloomfield's gain as owner Heather Maione opens in her new space at 116 Broughton Avenue.

This Friday night, drop by for the opening and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. Round Trip Fare's menu, wonderful wait staff and chef remain; the new restaurant will be BYOB. Phone is still 973-783-TRIP.

In other restaurant news, Dolce Bistro is no more. Commenters on the Food page reported that the Walnut street Italian, located in walking distance of two other Italians (Corso 98 and Marzullo's) is now closed. Dolce had been up for sale; now a sign on the door indicates a French restaurant should open in its place this month. We'll keep you posted.

May 3, 2006 in Food and Drink | Permalink


Did they ever pay up for burning down the Upper Montclair train station?

Posted by: hombreenfuego | May 3, 2006 12:45:19 PM

How can it be BYOB and yet offer a free glass of wine? Some loop hole in the law? Confusing...

Posted by: Jen | May 3, 2006 1:07:27 PM

I heard that there was insufficient or no insurance. One would think, but I stand to be corrected, that the taxpayers will foot the bill.

I would imagine, though, that sources of outside funds will be sought, as well as fundraisers.

Posted by: pennypincher | May 3, 2006 1:17:52 PM

I wish them well, but that's a tough location. Several businesses have opened and closed in that area over the years. I'll give them a try.

Posted by: MadBrian | May 3, 2006 1:18:05 PM

They need to change the name. The "new" Round Trip Fare is nowhere near a train station...

Posted by: Jim | May 3, 2006 1:59:24 PM

I think you are allowed to give away alcohol, just not sell it. A long time ago there was a restaurant called Peppercorns (where Joseph's is now, in Glen Ridge) and they used to give you a glass of wine with dinner also.

Posted by: mauigirl52 | May 3, 2006 2:23:23 PM


They are near a bus stop. I think that qualifies.

Posted by: Pat Gilleran | May 3, 2006 2:32:03 PM

Sure it is nice they do fund raising during their society events but I give way more credit to people who give without having to be entertained, buy something conspicuously or be seen giving. It just always seems that these society fund raisers are more about society than fund raising to me.

Posted by: Max | May 3, 2006 2:47:04 PM

I wish them the best, Heather is a great person and very hard working, I will definitely come by and support!!

Posted by: ROONEY | May 3, 2006 3:34:29 PM

Transport stops aside, Round Trip Fare is such a bizarre name for a restaurant. I personally like and expect my food to make a one way trip after I eat it.

Posted by: crank | May 4, 2006 9:28:08 AM

I too always thought it was an odd name for a store. One wonders if after eating at "round trip" you should then shop at "Hit or Miss" or maybe "Dress Barn".

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 9:31:07 AM

Crank: Your post made me chuckle!

Posted by: Miss Martta | May 4, 2006 9:37:21 AM


this makes me hopping mad.

i understand that it's nj transit property leased to the township who then leased it to the restaurant.

njtransit says that they do not carry insurance on it so either montclair must carry insurance or montclair required the restaurant to carry insurance.

who is the person in town who is responsible for leases?

they must know if montclair is responsible or the restaurant.

if the restaurant is responsible the town should have required proof of insurance.

it still comes back to someone at the town who is responsible!!!

how many other township owned or leased properties are uninsured or underinsured?

we shouldn't have to foot the bill for this.

Posted by: cheeze | May 4, 2006 3:54:41 PM

what's your source that it is not insured? Do you have one? Or are you speculating? Is it gossip? Did OX tell you? Is it one of pissant's "I can't reveal my 'sources'" BS type things?

(it's a simple question really)

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 3:57:11 PM


If it is NJT's property, why shouldn't it be their insurance? The *owner* is usually responsible for insurance.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 3:58:25 PM

why are you bringing me into this?

we had a discussion of misuse of township vehicles that is/was condoned by the town and i said that since it was town permitted it was unfair to reveal the person's name.

either there is insurance or not.

yes it's a simple question.

is ed remsen here?

maybe he can answer it or get to the bottom of it.

penny says that he/she heard that there was none or insufficient.

there must be some truth to that or the town would have answered this question that has been circulating for some time.

Posted by: pissant | May 4, 2006 4:08:07 PM

"there must be some truth to that or the town would have answered this question that has been circulating for some time."

Your usual standard of deduction continues to impress!

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 4:09:42 PM

sputter sputter sputter

we'll leave you to do the fundraisers ROC my man.

i still say that there's someone at the township who should have oversight and that's no BS.

Posted by: pissant | May 4, 2006 4:12:49 PM

so you must think that silence is golden.

i guess that's what's going to pay for the rebuilding.

Posted by: pissant | May 4, 2006 4:13:58 PM

"we'll leave you to do the fundraisers ROC my man."


Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 4:15:30 PM

"so you must think that silence is golden."

The one thing worse than cowed silence is misinformation...

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 4:17:15 PM

a palidrome again

penny said
"I would imagine, though, that sources of outside funds will be sought, as well as fundraisers."

since silence is defined as acquiescence
in most forums i figured you were in agreement that fundraising to rebuild the uninsured train station was a good thing.

i would hope that you'd help get the funds to rebuild since you seem to be okay with the lack of insurance and you certainly seem to have the time.

Posted by: pissant | May 4, 2006 4:20:22 PM

If it belongs to NJT, let them rebuild it.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 4:21:30 PM

The one thing worse than silence is a lack of information and response ...especially by elected officials

Posted by: pissant | May 4, 2006 4:22:37 PM

"since silence is defined as acquiescence in most forums"

That you believe this is no surprise.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | May 4, 2006 4:23:20 PM

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