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Russell Stern

Russell Stern is a restaurateur and self-proclaimed food fanatic creating regional cuisine from some of his favorite travel destinations with seasonal ingredients and expert execution. 

The 155-seat eatery includes three separate bars for raw, pizza and liquor -- each with its own authentic experience.

"I wanted an American eclectic restaurant that showcased regional dishes from the Carolinas, New Orleans, and so on, a restaurant where the theater is as exciting as the food. The type of theater involving watching chefs in action, in a beautiful but relaxed setting."

Stern and Bow has something for everyone including custom-blend burgers, dry-aged steaks, seafood specialties, artisanal pastas, wood-fired pizza and house-made desserts.


Chef Ingrid Wright

Chef Wright, who studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, is the executive chef at Stern & Bow which is located in Closter in New Jersey, Bergen County. She taught at the Institute of Culinary Education and has worked at China Grill Management. There, she met her colleague, Paul Gerard, formerly of Antique Bar & Bakery in Hoboken.

Wright, a mother of two, is originally from Costa Rica. She started her career as a successful runway model and traveled all over the world.


Working and eating great food in Paris and Milan, China and Germany, made her go to culinary school.

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Stern and Bow is a casual, American eatery featuring eclectic, regional dishes, accented with seafood specialties.

For your enjoyment we feature three separate bars - a premium raw bar, wood-fired pizza bar and full service liquor bar - each with its own unique experience. 


We’ve recreated flavorful regional dishes from around the country, using authentic, seasonal ingredients and expert execution. 


Our menus feature everything from custom blend burgers, dry-aged steaks and seafood specialties, to housemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas and decadent desserts.

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