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Some Restaurants in Downtown Open Tonight

Can't think of cooking? Despite storm, some restaurants have re-opened.

An around-the-clock cleanup effort after Hurricane Irene hit town, helped opened for business Sunday night.

"I was here all night," worker Agron Kaloshi said, noting the restaurant had four sump pumps on hand to evacuate water from its basement.

Of the restaurants Patch could reach, Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, , Sapporo, Charlie Brown's were also open. Sapporo suffered some damage from the storm, which delayed its opening.

Just a few doors down, major damage and will be cleaning up for days. Several other restaurants also suffered too much damage to open today  -- among them. Some that suffered damage aren't open on Sunday nights, like the and the


"It was a mess, but we cleaned it up," a restaurant worker said.  At 's the host said the steakhouse suffered no damage at all: "We got lucky."

endured some flooding and a worker said that although the restaurant planned to reopen Monday, patrons should call in the morning to double-check.

Some restaurants planned to be closed today.

Several did not answer their phones, while on left a brief message on its answering machine: "Due to inclement weather, will be closed."

And as for water? Since Millburn residents and restaurants will have to boil their tap water for the next 48 hours at least, restaurant employees say they'll be serving bottled water.

yarge August 29, 2011 at 08:29 PM
word is that Starbucks shouldn't be serving drinks made with water since their brewers don't heat to a high enough temp. summit starbucks was open for business a short while before being closed down by corporate for that reason
MainSt07041 August 29, 2011 at 08:48 PM
Hoboken Starbucks always closed when water issues arose and it happens more often than you think...Did Millburn Starbucks/DD open ? Speak up Board of Health!!!!
Phil Hoops August 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM
I know that the Starbucks in the Short Hills Mall is currently open for business BUT they are only serving pre-packaged items and not brewing coffee.
radioactive August 29, 2011 at 11:52 PM
Just had a delicious meal at La Cucina. They said the board of health stopped by yesterday to make sure they were boiling their water. They are serving bottled water (Poland Spring) from 5 gallon bottles to their customers at no additional charge. Walked by Starbucks in town and it's closed. Don't know why they don't buy jugs of water and stay open - they would still make a profit. Relax and enjoy the restaurants that are still open. There are many to choose from.
Laura Griffin August 30, 2011 at 02:11 AM
It's on our list!

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