The Monroe Township, N.J., facility renamed the casual restaurant Gatenby Grill, to honor the wife of club founder John Forster. The 2,300-sq. ft. venue features a bistro theme with expanded seating, a contemporary bar, new flooring, and refreshed wall decor.
Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., is unveiling a newly renovated grill this spring. Re-named the Gatenby Grill (to honor the wife of club founder John Forster), the 2,300-sq. ft. casual restaurant offers a modern yet classic bistro-style theme with expanded seating, a light and open contemporary bar, new flooring, and fresh wall decor.
“As the social centerpiece of our thriving club, it was important that we conceptualize a restaurant that would appeal to all of our members, from the business owner entertaining a client, to the family with young children,” said General Manager Ryan Dionne. “With updated décor and an appetizing menu highlighted with locally sourced ingredients, we are confident this will be the ‘go to’ dining choice for our members and guests.”
The existing traditional grill featured rich, dark-stained woodwork and cabinetry and was transformed into a space with modern flair and complementary accents. The club installed all new carpeting, tufted and buttoned banquette seating in a rich red color and added transitional style chandeliers and polished nickel wall sconces with crisp white shades.
The most dramatic enhancement is in the bar area where the dark wood floors, bar top and cabinetry were replaced with Victorian-inspired light beige and grey porcelain mosaic tile floors, a gleaming white and grey quartz bar top, new bar stools, and a new back-bar set up.
The Gatenby Grill will be open Monday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., serving lunch and dinner for members and their guests. In addition to the well-known Forsgate favorites that include fresh salads, hearty soups, “club” sandwiches and burgers, the Gatenby Grill will offer seafood entrees, sizzling steaks and heart healthy options.