The pub formerly known as O'Reilly's

j_r

Any news on when it will open? And what is it called? The new storefront looks great but I can't remember the name. 


sac
j_r said:
Any news on when it will open? And what is it called? The new storefront looks great but I can't remember the name. 

 Pickett's Village Bar

I believe I read that it is doing a soft opening (perhaps private) currently and will open to the public in early May.


ridski

I heard May 3rd, according to the Village Green, but those kind of deadlines have been missed before.


Robert_Casotto

please sweet Jesus tell me this place will be good.  


boomie

When I drove by the other night it looked open but not sure.


ridski
boomie said:
When I drove by the other night it looked open but not sure.

 I think they're doing some friend/family events leading up to the official opening.


truth

I believe one of the owners and the chef is Rich Krug. He has cooked great meals at Orange Lawn Tennis Club and Lorena's. I will certainly be going there.


apple44

Will also have an outdoor patio looking over the golf course and country club. From Village Green:

"The new bar and restaurant, headlined by chef Richard Krug, will be in friends-and-family-only previews in late April, with plans to open May 3. The former O’Reilly’s has been fully renovated, with a state-of-the-art kitchen and of-the-moment-yet-classic decor.

Krug, a CIA graduate, made his reputation at establishments from New York’s Oyster Bar to Lorena’s in Maplewood and Restaurant K at Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange.

Pickett’s was in the works last summer when Jim Pickett suddenly passed away at the age of 53. His wife Heidi and friends have carried on to realize Jim’s dream."

They also have some pics on Instagram.



terp

I hope they have a lot of success. Jim was a great guy. 


mrincredible

I hear they're going to offer their own credit card.








 It will be called Pickett's Charge.


mrincredible

Hopefully they won't have $18 hamburgers and $13 glasses of wine. 


Smedley

Looking forward to trying it. I would think the location is suboptimal with no real foot traffic, but if a place is good, people will come.  


marylago
Smedley said:
Looking forward to trying it. I would think the location is suboptimal with no real foot traffic, but if a place is good, people will come.  

 If it's good, I'll make sure I go often, but I am a little particular.


jeffl
mrincredible said:
Hopefully they won't have $18 hamburgers and $13 glasses of wine. 

 I heard it’s a $16 hamburger. I cannot wait to try it out.  The chef was terrific when he was at Orange Lawn Tennis Club. 


tomcat

We live within 'nearly walking distance'.  Went to O'Reilleys a few times 8-12 years ago, but the food was so mediocre (or worse), that we couldn't stomach it any more.

hope that the new team has a winner.


ml1

I wasn't a regular at O'Reilly's but every time I went in, it looked like they were doing a pretty decent business.  So I don't think the location will be a drawback if it's good.  


mrincredible
ml1 said:
I wasn't a regular at O'Reilly's but every time I went in, it looked like they were doing a pretty decent business.  So I don't think the location will be a drawback if it's good.  

 I would say you should remember that O'Reilly's was there for a long time, and was something of a unique offering in the area. There aren't that many places left where you can go for a casual meal and drink. If it has to establish a new clientele the location may be a drawback.


Jaytee

Most of the people that patronized O'Reilly's didn't go there for the food...it was a pub. 


jeffl
Jaytee said:
Most of the people that patronized O'Reilly's didn't go there for the food...it was a pub. 

 I’d say that’s a fair assessment!   Except for the wings...


The_Soulful_Mr_T

wasn't that the place with the popcorn machine?


DaveSchmidt

Yes. And a Spyro Gyra cover band every Friday.


The_Soulful_Mr_T
DaveSchmidt said:
Yes. And a Spyro Gyra cover band every Friday.

 I was there for MOL F2Fs about 11 years ago. I don't think I've been back since.


ml1
jeffl said:
 I’d say that’s a fair assessment!   Except for the wings...

I have to admit the wings were a reason I found the place off-putting.  Any bar that has a strong smell of buffalo sauce all the time is kind of unpleasant to me.


j_r
Smedley said:
Looking forward to trying it. I would think the location is suboptimal with no real foot traffic, but if a place is good, people will come.  

 On the other hand, there's plenty of parking, and plenty of neighbors like me who live a short walk away.


ridski

I live around the corner, so I'm really looking forward to the new place opening (as long as the burgers aren't $18!  smile ) 

I liked O'Reilly's. It was completely unassuming, but not weird like Liberty Tavern, and I knew most of the staff by name. When they had that trivia game on their screens, I was in there all the time.


Robert_Casotto

O’Reiily’s made a passable Impossible Burger.  Although unintended as such, I imagine.


vermontgolfer

where is the location


ridski
vermontgolfer said:
where is the location

 Millburn Avenue, across from DCH Motors.


yahooyahoo
jeffl said:


Jaytee said:
Most of the people that patronized O'Reilly's didn't go there for the food...it was a pub. 
 I’d say that’s a fair assessment!   Except for the wings...

I think "pub" implies a certain ambiance.  IMHO, O'Reilly's was a standard bar that also served some food.


Train_of_Thought

Well, they did think of themselves as a pub, I guess.



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