Saturday, May 5, 2012

All Aboard! Box Car Bar & Grill

I am very excited.

A place close to my home has opened where I can actually have an interesting cocktail (Bee's Knees!) and a great burger and salad in a beautiful setting, in a real live train station.

Box Car Bar & Grill opened last week inside the Short Hills, NJ train station!

By day, the big room with old oak benches is for commuters on their way to the city. But when the sun goes down, the ticket booth closes and the pillows and lanterns come out.

The once neglected, historic baggage room is now a big sexy bar with flat screen tvs and high top tables.

There is outdoor seating when the weather permits.

Take a bite of one of the many artisanal pizzas and watch the train go by.......

Box Car is a wonderful addition to this otherwise sleepy suburban town.

I love the concept and love the space even more.

My new hangout.

Box Car Bar & Grill
@ the Short Hills Train Station (Eastbound side)
25 Chatham Road
Short Hills, NJ

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Allison @ Type A Kitchen said...

Wow, I love this! What a cool concept. I wish they'd transform every NJ transit train station, my parents in Northern NJ would go nuts for this!

mil said...

Now that makeover is worthy of a tv special on "how to"...Great idea.
Thank goodness for the pillows on the HARD benches.


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Lori from S.H. said...

I have been waiting for this place to open! Finally! Somewhere I can walk to to have a burger! It looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

We stopped in here last week and I recognized you from your blog. I thought it was you. Next time I will introduce myself and say hi.
Loved the space.


CJ - Food Stories said...

I just found your site on so I thought I would stop by and take a peek. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can't wait to see what your next post will be!

Flavors by Four said...

I love the pillows on the benches. It looks so different and fun. I wish they could do that to the Westfield train station.

SarahB said...

This place looks great! So does the burger!