Red Knot Restaurant NOW OPEN

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Red Knot at Galloping Hill Golf Course
Phone: (908) 241-2211

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes you to Red Knot , an exciting new restaurant that offers both upscale and casual dining using the freshest and locally produced ingredients.

Whether you are seeking a place to have a romantic meal, a casual gathering with friends at the pub area, or a business luncheon, we believe Red Knot is perfect for your needs.

Christopher Hudak
Freeholder Chairman

Located inside the brand new Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, Red Knot offers Gastro Pub fare with an upscale flair. Conveniently located right off exit 138 on the Garden State Parkway, Red Knot is open to the public seven days a week.

With floor to ceiling windows, Red Knot captures the fantastic view of the course's rolling landscape. Red Knot features:

  • Indoor & Outdoor Dining
  • Express Lunch Menu
  • Delicious Lunch & Dinner Specials
  • Sunday a la carte Brunch from 11:00AM until 5:00PM
  • Happy Hour Monday thru Friday, 4:30PM to 6:30PM
  • Private Dining in our Wine Room
  • Terrific Wine List
  • Great Selection of Artisanal Cocktails
  • Great Ice Cold Beer Selections

Our chef is New Jersey resident Ralph Romano, who came to Red Knot after a stint opening up the prestigious Barclay Center in Brooklyn NY as Executive Chef.

"I'm thrilled to be back in my home state and associated with such a prestigious public-private partnership," says Chef Romano, whose last high-profile project was the opening of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"Red Knot will be a showcase for the Garden State's bounty of fresh farm produce. We work with local purveyors for Jersey shore day boat catch, specialty meats, fine chocolates, cheeses and beer."

What's on the menu? Accessible, honest dishes that showcase the craft of cooking: house-made pastas, pizza from the wood-burning oven and barbeque from indoor-outdoor grills. Signature dishes include the Red Knot Salad (tamarind honey crusted duck breast; endive, radicchio +wheatberries); Wild Mushroom Empanadas; Garlic Chip Rock Shrimp Pasta Neri; the Red Knot Burger (10 oz. special blend from Gachot and Gachot w/aged gouda, smoked Jersey tomatoes & house-made ketchup); outstanding

Buttermilk Chicken Wings finished in the wood oven; and the Red Knotdog signature frank (beer-boiled and grill-crisped w/Jersey grilled corn salsa on a wheatstone pretzel bun).

Signature cocktails and wine list are developed by Food & Beverage Director Richard Spaulding (formerly of Ursino and 90 Acres). "It's exciting to be building something great that will provide terrific food, hospitality and learning to generations of Union County residents to come," he notes enthusiastically.

Chef Ralph Romano

Executive Chef Ralph Romano

Located on the ground floor of the Clubhouse, Red Knot is named for an endangered shorebird that migrates through NJ between South America and the Arctic.

The restaurant has a modern Crafstman feel and is decorated in "Indian Summer" tones: natural stone, imported tile, bamboo flooring and solid oak and cherry finishings. Curved walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand slate terrace (perfect for dining in season!) highlight panoramic views of Galloping Hill Golf Course, the challenging 271- acre municipal course known as "the home of public golf in New Jersey." Red Knot will seat 50 indoors and another 50 on terraces overlooking the sweeping hills.

"The opening of Red Knot provides high quality restaurant service and new jobs for our residents and region as a whole," says Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. "This is another central development that is making our Galloping Hill golf facility a world-class destination."